Sathya Sai Baba Deceptions Exposed

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Dr. Michael Goldstein of the Sai Org. an irresponsible cover-up agent

Posted by robertpriddy on November 29, 2011

Dr. Michael Goldstein bullies BBC reporter CLICK ON IMAGE TO READ MORE

Dr. Michael Goldstein, International Chairman of the Sathya Sai Organization for about 2 decades, demonstrated his total failure as a medical doctor in refusing point blank to apply duty of care and mandatory reporting of widespread sexual abuse claims against Sathya Sai Baba. This denial surfaced in an aggressive and very nasty attack on the BBC presenter Tanya Datta in the film ‘The Secret Swami’, while being filmed without him knowing. This was found necessary by the BBC producers – and was approved at the highest level in these matters – because it was evident that Goldstein was refusing to answer perfectly reasonable and correct questions on this very important issue. He showed his true face,  See Goldstein’s threatening rant here  Michael Goldstein in total and aggressive denial about the sex allegations(1.50 MB) 

Just as his predecessor as Chairman of the SSO, Dr. John Hislop, is on record that he KNEW all too well about the regular sex abuses by Sathya Sai Baba, so did Dr. M. Goldstein!  That this fact is beyond discussion can be seen from testimonies of several prominent ex-followers (CLICK HERE)

Glen Meloy, who had previously served the Sathya Sai Baba Organisation with heart and soul for decades, became a dissident when persons he knew told him of being sexually abused by SB. He eventually wrote to D. Goldstein after various attempts to speak to him which Goldstein denied! Here is the main body of what he wrote, which we can endorse fully and which the videos from the BBC film bear out remarkably well!

Dear Dr. Goldstein,

As long as I can remember, you have been noted for your rather non-loving and unkind disposition with your so called brothers and sisters.

Your caustic and sometimes arrogant put down attitude was well known to most devotees and your Regional Officers and Coordinators, but the Devotees still tried to respect you because sai baba had somehow decreed that you were in charge. Elsie Cowan and Jack Hislop and many others could not explain your unfriendly disposition and you were often compared to the other jackals and hyenas of baba’s ashram staff in India that are well known for their barking and angry non-loving attitudes, especially to Westerners.

Oh you put on a posture that everything was just sweet smelling roses, but the foul odor of your rotten personal conduct in the presence of your fellow officers and devotees often smelled of impatience and a complete lack of love. You and Indulal Shah were both intensely disliked by Elsie Cowan and there was many a morning in the book center when both of you were the topic of discussion as to how to create peace and harmony especially in the Southern California Region. At Elsie’s request, I tried to discuss it with you but you brushed me aside and told me to stay out of it.

Oh yes, I witnessed the same bad behavior with your brother Indulal Shah when he mercilessly bad-mouthed and lectured an Indian Devotee from Canada who was requesting his help to
release medical supplies from the customs port at Madras that his center had donated for the Super Specialty Hospital. I barely restrained myself from crying out and asking Indulal…”Where is the Love?”

And more recently, you refused to acknowledge or open a letter that had been written to you by the founder of the Eugene, Oregon Center and signed by over a hundred former devotees from all over the world concerning the serious criminal molestation allegations that you and the other so-called leaders have been covering up for many years. When all of us heard about your pious pronouncements to one of your former Regional Officers and a Father, whose son had been molested over 25 times, it just boggles the mind how you, a medical doctor, could be so callous and cruel to suggest to the Father that maybe his son was delusional.

You told him that ssb had told you baba was “pure” and that you were sticking with baba – all that after baba had for the first time publicly in front of thousands in the 1999 Christmas Discourse shot you with his “Golden Ego Arrows” stating what a good man you were and what a great devotee you were. (Do you remember your previous “Golden Arrow” comments at the Regional meeting in Southern California with Bob Bozzani??) And then you flew back to the US and hurled those insults to that devastated family.

Dr. Goldstein, you know very well if those molestations would have occurred here in the USA, you and your fellow conspirator officers would be in jail for failure to report. How you can sleep at nights and defend what most of us now believe to be the worst and most dangerous pedophile molester in the entire world is beyond belief. You once referred to the grief that the entire world felt at the death of Mother Teresa and Princess Diana and said Swami teaches us that there is darkness so that we may appreciate the light and love that they brought into the world.


Why don’t you apply that same thinking to the innocent boys and young men who brought their love to the one person they had been taught to believe from the time they were born was the very highest, only to discover that he is a fraud god who sexually rapes and molests them while claiming to be the God of Gods and Lord of the Universe. Oh Dr. Goldstein, how many lambs have been led to the slaughter because you and your fellow officers have NEVER WARNED THE MEMBERSHIP so that Mothers and Fathers could decide for themselves whether or not they wanted to put their children in harm’s way by going to India and praying for those coveted interviews behind the curtain and door of shame with sai baba. There will be a day of reckoning, Dr. Goldstein…….. and you and your swami will have to account to every devotee and their families and friends who have been physically, mentally, financially and spiritually raped. You once wrote that Love and Goodness Rule the Day…………I would like to add the word Truth to that.

When this fraud god calls all of us former devotees, Judases, in his unloving Christmas Message, your message above states……..As always, in His Divine Caring and Compassion for all of us, He knows what we need and when we need it. Then, when the time is right, with Love of the Divine Mother and Father of mankind, He gives us what we need. The time is right! I trust that all of us will study well this Divine Discourse and reaffirm our commitment to the spiritual path.

Dr. Michael Goldstein’ bought off’ with a Golden Shiva Lingam 2008. 
During the 21 July 2008 – Sri Sathya Sai World Education Conference,  Sathya Sai Baba “materialised” (i.e. prestigitated)  a golden Shiva ‘linga. He announced it would be presented to Prashanthi Council member Dr. Michael Goldstein (Chairman of the Sri Sathya Sai World Foundation). Sai Baba said the lingam would grow in size and the water from it (abhisheka) could be given to sick people. The next day, Sathya Sai Baba”materialized”  vibuthi (supposedly “holy ash”) and poured it over the lingam. This kind of attention is taken by followers as a massive endorsement by God Himself and it is a sure way of flattering the devotee, and so keeping him in line. Sai Baba did this repeatedly with his two most prominent Westerners, Dr. John Hislop and Dr. Goldstein, because both of them had been virtually forced by the many reports of SB’s sex abuse at least to ask him about it. He denied everything, as all sex abusers do! But to make sure they stayed in line he gave them special privileges and public praise. 

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Sathya Sai Baba and Organization condone hate campaign

Posted by robertpriddy on October 5, 2009

Top propagandists for God Incarnate and the cult around him Dr. M. Goldstein stated on the BBC documentary ‘The Secret Swami’ that Sathya Sai Baba had told him not to answer any criticisms. Because Goldstein is bound to follow religiously every hint of this Lord and Master, one way to hit back at critics was clearly either through minions willing to avoid the real issues and distract attention from the many crimes involved. This was done through disinformation and false claims by Dr. G. Venkatarman (Head of Radio Sai). Though Dr. G. Venkarataman is a member of the Prashanthi Council, his mendacious response to the JuST Group was a private reaction – he made that clear – and so claimed it was not made on behalf of the Prashanthi Council itself, not of the Sathya Sai Organization either. A strange duplicity there! The American Sathya Sai Organization claims to support the truth, decency, speaking softly and sweetly and other good values, is remarkably as silent as the grave about Gerald Moreno, as they also are about the massive sexual abuse revelations from 1999 onwards and the exposure of the murders in his bedroom on BBC World TV and the Internet. Meanwhile, not one pro-Sai Baba website dares to make a single link to the extensive Sai Baba critical websites for fear of the facts coming forth to their followers.

Knowing what a clandestine and secretive power clique runs the authoritarian International Sathya Sai Organization, with the devious Dr. Michael Goldstein and G. Venkataraman at its head, they appear satisfied to be defended through ad hominem attacks, character assassination attempts and diverse other underhand methods used by their primary defender. The same deviance applies to Sathya Sai Baba himself – for with a few words to the leaders of his organization or in public he could denounce Moreno, who breaks his directives for spiritual behaviour. Despite challenges to them from the JuST group of formed devotees, the Prashanthi Council and all Sai Baba officials do not denounce these most ‘unspiritual’ activities or his treatment of former respected devotees.

Moreno’s attack sites a millstone around the clandestine Sai Baba cult’s neck Through the prominence on Google achieved by Moreno’s innumerable blogs and web pages across countless Sai-related keywords, his fanatical attacks are now a cultist millstone hung about the neck of Sathya Sai Baba and his Organization. Their gravestone silence and refusal to disown him, his pro-Sai blogs in any way whatever, though challenged to so so, is proof enough that they are a now an isolated, uncommunicative and underhand cult. By this extremist hate campaign, the most controversial issues about Sathya Sai Baba and the views of dissenters are obliquely kept to the fore and given oxygen on the www. Moreno’s depredations have only served to increase the determination of critics to continue to press their case even more widely. All this silence by Sathya Sai Baba and his minions about Moreno has a growing counter-productive effect on the wider public. His shallow and calumnious diatribes are a great liability for the Sathya Sai Organization because they emphasise its strongly cultist nature, bringing this to the forefront of attention and highlight the very widespread criticism of Sathya Sai Baba. Though these Sai authorities have always previously been ready to denounce imposters and deceivers (in circulars or in their public journal Sanathana Sarathi), they observe Moreno defending them in the most unspiritual and libelous manner without a single word of comment.

Gerald Moreno even has a blog under the name of sathyasaibaba, which misleads unsuspecting surfers that this is written or somehow authorised by Sai Baba. Were the officials to dissociate themselves from him in public or denounce his methods even once, they would pull the ground from beneath him, so one cannot but conclude that in the main the leaders have no trouble accepting what many of them know to be his unjustified and untruthful representations of former devotees. Strong circumstantial evidence indicates that he is in close touch with Sathya Sai Organization leaders, especially in the USA.

Many pointed denials of association to mislead the public: Moreno made a point of denying any association with the Sathya Sai Organization from the time of the first attacks on critics and alleging victims of Sathya Sai Baba’s sexual abuse (which he also actually accepted for some years during his all-round defense of Sai Baba). There is considerable circumstantial evidence of central US Sathya Sai officials collaborating with Moreno behind the scenes, especially in providing him with information about the Alaya Rahm court case before the results were known even to most critics and in providing him with deposition documents which were never made public by the court and have proved unobtainable even by a personal visit to the Clerk of Court. Moreno could not prove that he had obtained the documents from the court, as he asserted, for he could produce no receipt. One such US person he named as ‘Robert’, from whom Moreno told on his web site that he had heard many wonderful stories about Sai Baba – and at a time when there were relatively few who had such experiences with Sathya Sai Baba. Of those named Robert who could apply there are really only Robert Baskin, Robert Bozzani, and Robert Bruce – all Sai VIPs and long-standing members of the Sathya Sai Organization. Robert Baskin has acted as the lawyer for the Sai Organization.

There is no publicised official support for Moreno from the Sathya Sai Organization or other Sai institution. However, some semi-official Sai websites with a fairly large remit [which are of course also deeply engaged in a propaganda and disinformation campaign – especially] do link to his web pages, helping his Google rankings. The Sathya Sai Organization could stop these easily, but evidently some among them – such as Prashanthi Council leaders Michael Goldstein and G. Venkataraman – are privately interested in seeing critics of Sai Baba maligned as much as possible. Their conscious choice to avoid mentioning Moreno in public shows that they nevertheless are aware what a yet more huge liability to them it would be to endorse such a person who defies all the advice of Sathya Sai Baba always to speak softly, criticise oneself instead of others. His activity still undermines the credibility of their claim that there is no Sai Baba cult, since the wider world and thinking people can see straight away that his whole aggressive character attack strategy with rhetorical tactics and underhand ‘dirty tricks’ (exceeding even scientology’s antics) are a striking manifestation of a religious personality cult in action.

Starting out claiming to be a ‘neutral’ commentator who insists he is NOT a follower of – but who is the most exhaustive defender (and admitted great admirer) of Sai Baba and Co. – Gerald ‘Joe’ Moreno is aggressively fighting the corner into which he has painted himself tighter and tighter by his adulation of this self-proclaimed Godhead Incarnate. His tremendous efforts to support him nonetheless continued for years while yet believing he truly is a sexual abuser- and having posted this fact on his website’s ‘FAQ’ stymied his progress until he found the first minor opportunity to change this opinion (when US courts could not prosecute Sathya Sai outside India, nor sue the unregistered Sathya Sai Organization in the US because there was nothing but a Sai bookshop society it used as its front). No doubt the conflict of Moreno’s full-time activity defending SB and his organization by attacking every critic relentlessly was so obviously doubly immoral as long as he admitted Baba actually was guilty of sexual abuse!

See also:-
SECOND OPEN LETTER TO THE PRASHANTHI COUNCIL ON THE ORGANIZATION’S SUPPORT OF LIBELS Also ignored, demonstrating their (passive) acceptance of libels and character assassination made on their behalf.

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

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How Dave Lyons realised the Sai movement is really a cult

Posted by robertpriddy on August 31, 2009

By David J. Lyons (Sai Baba follower from 1981 to 2000. Ex-President of the Center of Greater New Orleans). Date: 03-13-05

No one wants to believe that an organization he/she was an integral part of is a cult. I could not have been basking more in the glory of the avatar with such vigor, such pride, such enthusiasm as I was in those last five years, 1995-2000. Not only did I believe all the stories coming out of Puttaparthi, I actually repeated them to my colleagues, friends and relatives. The only thing I did not do was try to recruit new members for the Sathya Sai Organization. I believed that Sathya Sai Baba was calling devotees at his pleasure, at their karmic level, and, most importantly, at his omniscience. I believed that a majority of the world’s population would come to honor him as avatar before his passing in 2022. I was happy that I was one of the early ones. Such was my position and feelings and beliefs–until it all came crashing down.

From April, 2000, until early July, 2000, I was sending emails, and snail mail to those who did not have computers–all pertaining to the sexual crimes and the murders at the ashram on June 6, 1993. All I wanted was for them to take an objective look at the mounting evidence, to talk to some of the victims of Sathya Sai Baba’s sexual molestations. In this time period many were coming forward with their stories. The posting of THE FINDINGS on the Internet was the triggering mechanism for creating courage among many molested ones, and a personal hand-written letter from a teen victim, sent to all the presidents of U.S. Centers, was devastating. When I saw that most of our devotees, the majority who were from India, would not even contemplate taking even so much as a peek at anything negative regarding SSB’s criminal actions, I was astounded. The term “cult” had not entered my mind until much later in the year of 2000.

In July, 2000, Al Rahm and wife Marisa came to New Orleans for a convention. We renewed our friendship, I showed them the town, and we had heart to heart talks. There was another devotee couple here who had defected and we all had dinner together. Al had then introduced me to Glen Meloy, via email, who was forming a support group. I was happy to become part of this group as I felt like the Lone Ranger battling the likes of Michael Goldstein et al. During this time period I was gratified to hear of the resignation of Shirley Pike, who had been the president of the North Central Region of USA. We (myself and a few other devotees from the New Orleans Center) had begun making trips to St. Louis for the Memorial Day retreats when the North and South Central Regions did a combined retreat just outside of St. Louis, Missouri. When the new South Central Region was carved from the states of Texas, Louisiana, Arkansas and Oklahoma (1997), some members of our Center still made the trip to St. Louis, and to Texas for our regular Labor Day retreat. As for as I know, I was the only Center president to resign and defect, and Shirley and Rick Raines were the only Regional presidents to resign and defect–both from the North and South Central Regions.

The impetus for this Revisited and Revised Spiritual Odyssey was the memory of Glen Meloy, who died on New Year’s Day, 2005. I had spoken to Glen for the last time just after Thanksgiving of 2004. He was in terrible pain. Glen’s contact for updates was the other worldwide leader of the Expose`, Barry Pittard. Glen and I had spoke many times since that initial contact in July, 2000. He gave his last ounce of energy and courage in a superlative effort to protect children and teens from being molested by SSB, and he was making great progress in several areas of the Exposé. Barry’s efforts have been marvelous also. It was Barry who carried the sad news to me and many other former devotees–all who had developed a network to bring justice for the crimes of SSB.

Glen Meloy was a devotee of Sathya Sai Baba for 26 years, and during that time he gave freely of his time in many categories, managing the book center for America in Tustin, California, among many other volunteered seva (service). We had long conversations about the ones who remained loyal to Sai Baba, and we were especially shocked at the complicity of Jack Hislop, who had been on the receiving end of so many hand-written letters from Sathya Sai Baba. Jack had known since the 1970s of the molestations. Jack Hislop was the most-liked of the highest-ranking devotees of the planet. I sure liked him a lot, so when I discovered he had known all along (note: he died before the big scandal broke open) I was filled with chagrin. We were incredulous about many other high-ranking office bearers here in USA not willing to look at any evidence, not willing to talk to some of the victims, not willing to admit that these sexual molestations were crimes–all because they believed that the avatar could do what he wanted to, that he was above the laws – and morality. Very soon we realized we were part of a very subtle cult, a cult of personality involving a very charismatic guru who had, at least in part and in the past, powerful paranormal attributes.

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The Gerald Joe Moreno dossier – part 1

Posted by robertpriddy on August 19, 2009

Gerald Joe Moreno runs a massive defamation and arrant disinformation campaign on the Internet, where he acts as the point man for defending Sathya Sai Baba, his largely clandestine and authoritarian Organization and many more or less affiliated devotees and supporters. Strong circumstantial evidence indicates that he is in close touch with Sathya Sai Organization leaders, especially in the USA. Nonetheless, his extreme harassment activities are a great liability for the Sathya Sai Organization because they demonstrate its strongly cultist nature. In not denouncing his constant harassment of former respected devotees, despite challenges to them from the JuST group of former devotees, the Prashanthi Council and all Sai Baba officials will not denounce these most ‘unspiritual’ activities. Through the prominence on Google achieved by Moreno’s innumerable blogs and web pages across countless Sai-related keywords, his fanatical attacks have increasingly become a cultist millstone about the neck of Sai Baba and his movement, whether they condone it or not. In the blazoning of total denial of every criticism of this presumed perfect God, they serve to keep the fact of major dissent to the fore. He claims to be a defender of ‘free speech’ but he does all he can to deny this right to dissidents by harassment, attempts to remove their web pages etc.

Such defenders of Sai Baba willing to write numerous untruths and use a wide range of dirty tricks against critics are evidently condoned by the Sathya Sai Organization, where they are not also directly fed with materials for it. Gerald Moreno’s constant character assassination attempts on all critics of Sathya Sai Baba, parodying them in irrelevant and adolescent ways, and relentlessly web stalking them and any family members, associates, and any of their friends whose names he can discover – is a cultist hate campaign of massive dimensions virtually without parallel on the Internet today. The dossier of all these hate mails and postings is mounting up and will eventually be posted for the world to see.

Joe Moreno is not a devotee but is the main defender of all Sathya Sai matters  The major and unrepentant infringer of copyright - countless photos of critics and texts of mine - rails at length about ONE SINGLE photo which he for some reason is rather desperate to hide away.

Joe Moreno is not a devotee but is the main defender of all Sathya Sai matters The major and unrepentant infringer of copyright – countless photos of critics and texts of mine – rails at length about ONE SINGLE photo which he for some reason is rather desperate to hide away.

The foremost of this last category by far is Sathya Sai Baba’s ‘front man’ on the Internet, Gerald Joe Moreno, the sheer volume of whose inflammatory attacks, libels and denigrations fire the controversy over Sathya Sai Baba and all involved. Moreno’s keyword-packed pages often overshadow – in Google and other page ranking engines – most of the web pages of the many Sathya Sai Organization web sites. The overall impression the public receives is of a cult, officially sticking to nothing but 100% positive propaganda and the unofficially condoning and – through semi-official websites – supporting negative attacks and character assassination attempts on critics of Sathya Sai Baba. Both the unresponsive organization and their aggressive defenders excel in being devoid of any self-criticism, self-reflective attitudes, or evaluation of the facts involved in the burning issue… Sathya Sai Baba’s widely demonstrated fraudulence and deception.

Further details are to follow later….

See also
Open letter to the Prashanthi Council – Michael Goldstein, G. Venkataraman

Formal Appeal to the Prashanthi Council

Sathya Sai Baba Man Gerald Moreno and Fact-Changing

Main overview of Gerald Moreno’s agenda and methods


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