Sathya Sai Baba Deceptions Exposed

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P. M. Bhargava – one of India’s greatest promoters of the spirit of science is no more

Posted by robertpriddy on August 11, 2017

The eminent scientist and public intellectual Pushpa Mittra Bhargava passed away after a brief illness on August 1, 2017. He was a major figure in promoting the spirits of science and built up organisations to support science. He was a defender of freedom of speech, as well as dissent in every aspect of his work. As such he was particularly opposed to all manner of religious fundamentalism and bigotry, and  was therefore also an adamant critic of Sathya Sai Baba who he knew to be a fraud. See http://www.thehindu.com/opinion/open-page/the-phenomenon-of-satya-sai-baba/article2019362.ece

“As the dust after the death of Satya Sai Baba has largely settled, it is time to evaluate him, his work and its implications, objectively and unemotionally, for there is a good deal to be learnt from his life and death.”

Bhargava goes on to reject all Sai Baba’s claim to be a reincarnation pf God as based entirely on his alleged performance of miracles, which Bharghava rejected as never having been performed by anyone. “the Council for Social Development (CSD”

He wrote: “As regards the miraculous cures he claimed to have performed, we never heard of his failures. A distant cousin of mine had her young son suffering from an incurable disease. Sai Baba who blessed him said he would be cured. When she went back to him after the child’s death, Sai Baba told her that he felt it was best for the child to come to him and that is what he caused to happen; so there was no reason for worry.

The cures that may have been effected were never established to be directly on account of Sai Baba’s ‘divine’ intervention. They were probably natural or psychosomatic, of which numerous examples are known. After all, what do neuropsychologists or psychiatrists do? That is why he never allowed rationalists like Professor Narasimhaiah, former Vice-Chancellor of Bangalore University, or Premanand, to come anywhere near him. It is believed that it were his men who actually once beat up Narasimhaiah.”

“As regards his acts of charity, there are innumerable people in the country who engage in such acts to avoid undue attention focussed on their ill-gotten wealth. Accounting of his enormous wealth has never been transparent.

“Sai Baba’s unusual accomplishment was to recruit such a large number of the rich and the powerful, politicians and bureaucrats, law-makers, law-keepers, and law dispensers, amongst his followers. Perhaps this is more of a reflection on his followers than him!”

“Sai Baba’s death was not a national tragedy. The national tragedy was his being given a state funeral, a state of official mourning being declared, and the country’s political leaders — cutting across parties, including the Prime Minister and the Chairman of the NAC — spending precious time and resources to have his last darshan, relegating to the background the nation’s constitutional commitment to a scientific temper.

P.M.  Bhargava  was a life member of the Council for Social Development, He held posts on the National Knowledge Commission, the National Security Advisory Board and was the founder and Director of the Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology, Hyderabad.

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