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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Sai Baba on judging gurus’ genuineness

Posted by robertpriddy on September 29, 2011

“The only test anyone can apply to a guru, of whatever kind, is whether his words are in harmony with his deeds. Gurus are to be judged by how words are put in practice.” (Sathya Sai Baba) Conversations… p. 18 new

Sathya Sai Baba repeatedly gave a ‘guarantee’ of liberation from the wheel of life (i.e. no more rebirths or ‘Moksha’) to all who saw a lingam emerge from his mouth at Shivarathri (most recently at Shivarathri 1999 when the scandals about his sex abuses broke and he had to turn the declining visitor numbers around  (see scans of his discourse excerpts and explanations here). His close US follower, Dr. John Hislop saw the lingam emerge on several occasions. When Hislop suggested it could be a boon to be reborn with Prema Sai, Sai Baba had contradicted him (in his usual definitive manner) to say it is definitely not so! (See (Conversations with Bhagavan Sri Sathya Sai Sathya Sai Baba by Dr. John Hislop. 1996 revised extended edition, p. 227) 
Nonetheless, two other close servitors who also often saw the lingam emerge, Prof. N. Kasturi and his closest attendant Swami Karunyananda (both now deceased), were both told they would be with Prema Sai in their next incarnations (and can you believe that?). But a boon is most certainly not how Baba has often and forcefully described rebirth … which he holds to be the greatest tragedy that can befall anyone, to have to emerge from the womb in painful ignorance of our nature and so to cry ‘Koham? (‘Who am I?)! So much for that guru’s promises.

The above is one of countless false promises and prophesies made by Sathya Sai Baba, which have been documented from his own words and reported actions most thoroughly by dissident ex-followers. To see a fair amount of them, go to PREDICTIONS and PROMISES MADE BY SATHYA SAI BABA .

The following is another example of how Sathya Sai Baba sets the rumour mill grinding without having to stand forth openly himself:- “Wilma Bronkey was the featured presenter at the South Central Regional Conference held in Texas, 1999. One of her talks centered on the fact that Sathya Sai Baba had told a group of them in an interview the following basic story: The WHOLE world would be at peace within two years–a definite noticeable condition on the planet! I personally heard this talk and saw James Redmond tape her talk. It lasted over half an hour in length. This talk was heard by many hundreds of devotees. What a legacy of broken promises!”
Dennis J. Hanisch (this was his message 31953 on – removed along with thousands of early postings by Yahoo apparently for reasons of webspace).
Yet another example: broken promise to young man to make him his airline pilot

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Posted by robertpriddy on June 7, 2007

Ready for the next world (but only ‘on hold’ up until you peg out)?

Well, you could try joining the Sathya Sai Baba movement and live within its spiritual confines in the (hope of) a promised rosy future disembodied existence in one of Sai Baba’s personally-created heavens (or purgatories)? You can safely neglect the past and put all present worries and concerns aside because Sai Baba says this world is unreal anyhow and you must think only of him all the time! IF you want to get what only He, God Incarnate, can give – that is, liberation for the whole shebang!  Are you up to that? I think in fact no one is!  Ghastly thought – now that he is a proven liar and is accused of far worse crimes, like major sexual abuse.

Sathya Sai Baba promised liberation to all who saw the lingodbhava – including his closest US devotee, Dr. John Hislop, who saw it many times. But then he withdrew that for Hislop, who he said would have to be reborn. This is stated in Hislop’s last book see here So Sai Baba breaks his word as it suits him, and how can anyone trust such megalomanic promises of pie in the sky in any case?

Tired of life?
Problem with liberation (moksha – which is not a kind of coffee but is supposed to be freedom from getting reborn in a new body) is that no one has the slightest clue what it actually  involves – Sai Baba certainly never explains it, nor even tries to! It is said to be ultimate knowledge of the Self (which is everything and nothing at once, and is God and not-God either). As Sathya Sai says: “None of you know who you really are.”  And I am inclined to add: ‘and if and when you may find out (i.e. having got this ‘liberation’) then it’s too late anyway.’ But some people evidently have to have something to believe in and live for (at least it’s the end of all living!).

Bringing up the ‘lingam’
Sathya Sai Baba claimed to produce the ultimate symbol of liberation – the Shivalingam – in his own stomach, and on the ‘night of Shiva’ each year he would sick up one or more of them. It is said he once regurgitated 9 of them at once. This strange phenomenon had only been heard of before Sathya Sai Baba when Houdini did the trick of swallowing a large marble ball for a number of hours before bringing it up in a public show. (Houdini began by swallowing objects with a thread attached so he could draw them up, later he could dispense with the thread and – by swallowing water (and/or an emetic) – could then cause spasms to vomit it out. Sathya Sai claims HIS lingams, however, represent the cosmos and must be worshipped – and very confusingly he implies even that they somehow contain the universe!!

The numbers game and need for cash flow
Sai Baba did this ‘lingam creation’ for a dozen years or so until 1968 when the crowds Became too large and pressing at that event. He did not resume this practice the very late 90s. It is fairly evident that he no longer swallows anything for regurgitation, but fakes this through using towels before his mouth a lot, then letting the lingam emerge. (See details about this here ) Seeing it emerge is supposed to guarantee automatically that one achieves liberation
It also guarantees that Sai Baba attracts many believers who hope this may be true… and who help replenish the inflow of donations to his massive funds which evidently diminished after 1999 (when the sex abuse and other scandals of 1999 surfaced via David Bailey
who, after over 100 interviews and learning too much of the truth, blew the whistle on a big scale.

It is constantly repeated in propaganda (and uncritically reproduced in many other media) that Sathya Sai has 60 million, or 100 million – even 600 million – followers. (Ah! What they do tell you!) Of course, no one has actually counted them, for there is no way it can be done [except of course by Sai Baba – claiming to be The Eye in the Sky on High]. Actually Sai Baba is blind in one eye and has been for years – a hair on his pet elephant’s trunk punctured the eyeball back in the 1980s. He has confirmed that he only sees with one eye. He needs no more, for in Prashanthi Nilayam (the ‘country of the blind’ believers) the one-eyed man is King!

Please go to the Public Petition for Official Investigations of Sathya Sai Baba and His Worldwide Organization

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