Sathya Sai Baba Deceptions Exposed

Exposing major deceits by guru Sathya Sai Baba in India, incl. murders cover-up & widely alleged sexual abuse

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Sathya Sai Baba books and publications

Posted by robertpriddy on January 16, 2009

Books and writings endorsed by Sathya Sai Baba There are hundreds of books about Sai Baba in English alone. Sathya Sai Baba has stated to his servitors like V.K. Narasimhan that he loves to read books by authors who praise him. He is lauded by most writers, not only to the skies, but to above the highest heaven. He showers his supposed ‘grace’ only upon writers of  rose-coloured and totally uncritical accounts of himself.

Unbelievable eulogies came from such writers as his biographer N. Kasturi, the Balu family, John Hislop, Howard Murphet, Samuel Sandweiss, Peggy Mason, J. Jegathesan, Phyllis Krystal, Joy Thomas, Rita Bruce, Birgitte Rodriguez and many more.  I admit that I was deceived at the time I wrote my positive book about him – though it as one of the most restrained of all of them (excepting Prof. Erlendur Haraldssons occasionally critical book). Only when I learned so much that I was forced – against my inclination –  to re-evaluate nearly everything about him and to think critically and investigate thoroughly, did I begin to do so.

Meanwhile, most of the other authors have invested too much of their prestige and lives in their writings and engagement with this supposed ‘avatar’ of Vishnu, Rama and Krishna etc. to be able to be honest enough to investigate the evidence and realise many of their mistakes about him.  This is reprehensible, of course, but the world will judge them when all the evidence is in, and it will certainly be to consider them major dupes, even though well-intentioned ones. Knowing a good deal about the tribulations at the hands of Sai Baba and his minions of several of  the authors, their books are now mostly noteworthy to me for what they do not tell or consciously suppress!
Authors who lavish praise on Sai Baba whose books he has in general said he enjoys reading include:-

Howard Murphet – earliest promoter of Sathya Sai Baba as the ‘Man of Miracles

Smt Vijayamma ‘Refuge other thn you I have none’

Rita Bruce – hagiographer

Birgitte Rodriguez – Glimpses of the Divine

Sathya Sai Baba’s ‘pet’ psychiatrist, Dr. Samuel Sandweiss
Robert Priddy

See here for selections from the text of ‘Source of the Dream’ with my present comments

See a comprehensive, fully sourced bibliography of all extant books by or about Sathya Sai Baba and his movement in English:
“An Annotated Working Bibliography for Research on Sathya Sai Baba. Part 1” by Brian Steel (WORD doc.)
To Part 2 of the Bibliography

To Part 3 To ‘New Factors for Researchers’

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The suicide of Sathya Sai devotee Jegathesans’ son – part 2

Posted by robertpriddy on October 1, 2008

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One of my several contacts among former Malaysian Sathya Sai followers, a man who personally knew the Jegathesan family, provided the newspaper clip (left) and a translation for the Sai Baba exposé, along with other information which will be released soon.   According to this front page article of the Malaysian Tamil newspaper, Nanban (28/2/04), a 25-year old man wearing a white t-shirt and blue jeans had jumped from the 7th storey of a building in Bangsar, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (near to Jegathesan’s house). A further report holds: Jeyakanthan had been in Malaysia a week for his grandmother’s antiyeshti ceremony. Before he had jumped (presumably in the 40-minute plus interval between leaving home and dying) he had gone to several of the shops near the building where he had jumped to wish goodbye to many of his friends there. They, thinking that Jeyakanthan was about to depart for England, wished him well on his way. They did not know that it was their last goodbye to him.

Jegathesan’s declaration was sent out internally in the Sathya Sai Organization (see text here). It is legitimate to think about and question the scenario sketched after Jega’s own account. The evidence can always be regarded in various ways, remembering that there have already been a number of detailed reports of suicides by young male followers for various reasons connected with Sathya Sai Baba. More on the questions raised here will be posted later on.

It is sad but not unexpected that, despite all of Sai’s statements about protecting his devotees and arranging every detail for them etc., they rationalise away even the most awful fates that befall them. What is the value of ‘Why fear when I am here’ after this? Who can have faith in Sathya Sai Baba’s boasted protection of his devotees if such a devoted follower and server as J. Jegathesan wife Shanti and son Jeyakanthan were not spared their fates?

Latest up-date on the Jegathesan issue here: Sathya Sai’s Dato Jegathesan and smear campaigns

See more on Jegathesan
Malaysian newspaper report on suicide of Jega’s son with related issues
Full text of e-mail circulated widely by Jegathesan
Dato J. Jegathesan, a ‘Secret Swami’ cult top leader-roving ambassador
Sathya Sai Baba reported as shedding tears daily!

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Sai promoter, Malaysian cover-up man, J. Jegathesan

Posted by robertpriddy on September 30, 2008

Jega Jegathesan of Malaysia - books on Sathya Sai BabaAn overview of the books by Jega Jegathesan has been posted as
Journey to God?

Here are some quotes which show Datuk J. Jegathesan’s core belief mentality

“Let us remember nothing happens or moves without His wish. Everything that happens is for good, provided we are conscious of our Duty and personal efforts that should follow.”

Comment: This shows how totally blindly believing Jegathesan is – and all his interpretations and misinterpretations of events are connected with it.

“Devotees who have had so many “interviews”, those who have received Baba’s divine manifestations (rings, pendants, etc) have dropped out and so our jaws drop in amazement!”

Comment: Yet numerous film clips show how Sai Baba is using sleight-of-hand and many have come to see that Sai Baba is only pretending to materialize – such as Jegathesan’s former friend, the former UK Central Coordinator Aime Levy did in the last dozen or so of his interviews! Many others have reported that they have seen this, including Conny Larsson, former head of the Swedish Sathya Sai Organization, Terry Gallagher, former head of the Australian Sathya Sai Organization, Gary Purcell, even devotee Bon Giovanni…

“Only a little intelligence is required to ascertain the TRUTH.”

Comment: I would say that this illustrates well what a naïve, credulous person Jegathesan really is.

“In the Greek legend, Ulysses had to plug his ears and that of his fellow shipmates, so that the false and tempting voices of the “sirens” would not lead them to disaster, as they searched for the golden fleece! Now in our voyage for the “golden age”, the voices of modern sirens are tempting devotees away from Faith, Belief, Goodness and Love, to hate and negativity!”

Comment: Not so, the temptation is to examine the testimonies and the countless other facts proving deceptions by Sathya Sai Baba so as to uphold truth! Little can better demonstrate how these people are unconscionable and fanatical believers who dare not examine anything but what they want to believe in!

Jegathesan – key leaders of the Sathya Sai Organization –  knows that many former devotees have integrity and are not ‘vicious’ and do not spread ‘calumny’, as he claims, but are principled and honest. He publicised a letter in which he most crassly (and heartlessly) referred  to the testimonies of young men who claim in credible detail (to those who know the circumstances in the ashram well) as making “faeces on the ground”!

Quotes from letter by Jegathesan above found at

Sathya Sai official Jegathesan’s son’s suicide – part 1 with full text of e-mail circulated widely by Jegathesan
One of the sons of long-term Sathya Sai official and devotee J. Jegathesan jumped from a 5-storey building to his death, though he was a ‘favourite’ of Sathya Sai Baba. Read the pathetic account circulated by Jegadeeshan.

The suicide of Sathya Sai devotee Jegathesans’ son – part 2

Dato J. Jegathesan, a ‘Secret Swami’ cult top leader-roving ambassador

Sathya Sai Baba reported as shedding tears daily!

See also:- Sathya Sai’s Dato Jegathesan and smear campaigns

J. Jegathesan – deluded believer in Sathya Sai Baba

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