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 and the Internet

Posted by robertpriddy on December 27, 2008

The publicity  Sathya Sai Baba’s authenticated websites and a host of semi-official and outright unofficial Sathya Sai Baba propaganda web pages is massive. However, this has evidently not helped expand the Sathya Sai Organization or movement. Since 2000 the facts about his very many misdemeanours, abuses, untruths and deceptions have been circulated by a considerable number of significant defectors who learned the truth about him.

Sathya Sai Baba tourism for Indians In response to the loss of credibility in the larger world and the loss of income from foreign donations, those Sathya Sai Baba dependents and followers who are affected have evidently set their hopes on the average Indian, promoting the ashrams to national tourists, having go the infrastructure improved with major aid from the Andhra Pradresh authorities. After improving the bus network with a new bus station in Puttaparthi, a railway line was also built to Puttaparthi, increasing the flow of Indian visitors very considerably. The Sathya Sai airport – built at government expense through the manipulations of the responsible Minister (Mr. M.K. Kaw – a long-term Sai devotee) was designed mainly for foreign visitors, but now it is up for sale cheaply – having been a major loss-making enterprise. Latest innovation was an international sports arena, but it has a very inauspicious opening, since an international tennis event was cancelled because Sathya Sai Baba did not turn up to open the event!

Sai propaganda and disinformation on the Internet
In a typical pronouncement which is soon denied by his actions, Sathya Sai Baba said in a discourse on 15th October 1999:-

“Swami has nothing to do with internet. Not only now, even in future also You should not indulge in such wrong activities. This disease’ has its roots in cities and is spreading like wild fire into villages polluting the village environment.” (see here)

Originally, Sathya Sai Baba spoke out firmly against the use of computers (as weakening human minds by taking over our mental tasks) and later he denied his followers to use the Internet (where many young men and others were testifying to male sexual abuses by him). This misjudgement by a self-styled Omniscient Divinity had to be reversed – as is constantly done to his promises and predictions. The end result is that one can find any amount of web pages with discourses, miracle stories and adulatory articles about ‘Bhagavan Sri Sathya Sai Baba’. Following on his attempt to usurp the name and fame of the deceased and very popular saint, Shirdi Sai Baba, one finds his images alongside Shirdi Baba pictures and photos.

Deception in the name of Sathya Sai Baba Recently, however, a new Sai Baba internet phenomenon arose – a blog signed by none less than ‘Sathya Sai Baba’, ostensively owned and managed by Sathya Sai Baba. It is Sathya Sai Baba – Life, Love & Spirituality sathyasaibaba.wordpress. Though it is doubtless made by an ordinary anonymous impostor (who attacks critics of Sai Baba on the blog alongside Sathya Sai Baba verbiage about light, compassion, spirituality, understanding, non criticism of other and all that talk) , the ordinary public have no way of discovering this – not without considerable surfing and research. This is simply another deception which is condoned by the Sathya Sai Organization and the Prashanthi Council, for until recently all known impostors using the name Sathya Sai Baba or pretending to have special ‘astral’ contacts with him, or powers of healing or materialization derived from him have been publicly denounced in no uncertain terms in the monthly Sai journal Sanathana Sarathi. Not so this time. One can see the logic of the Sai authorities… let people attack critics under cover of a pro-Sai blogsite, we can wash our hands of it but keep very quiet about it. This is all a reflection of the mendacity of many devotees when it comes to protecting their bogus claimant to the role of Creator of the Universe!

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Failed Clandestine Political Lobbying by the Prashanthi Council

Posted by robertpriddy on September 13, 2007

Michael Goldstein with Sai Baba

The Argentinian journalist and TV director Alejandro Agostinelli wrote: “Goldstein read a letter in which Sri Athal Bihari Vajpayee, Prime Minister of India, manifested being hurt by “the wild, reckless and concocted accusations made by certain vested interests and people against Bhagavan Sri Sathya Sai Baba … [who] is revered globally as an embodiment of love and selfless service to humanity.” Goldstein refused to give copies of the letter to the press. “We are still waiting for it to be subscribed by dignitaries of the whole world,” he said. They were to get signatures from the President of El Salvador and Guatemala, as well as Al Gore, former vice-president of the United States.” [Translated from: “Gatopardo” Magazine
Feb 2002 No. 21 Yr XX – PP. 44-61 & 120-121,]
The Failure of the Lobbying of Dignitaries: The dignitaries of the whole world” were very prominent by their total absence from the signatories on the Indian PM’s letter! Al Gore was then running for the Presidency of the US, so he was very wise to keep his hands clean. he has continued to do so, even though a former school friend of his – Isaac Tigrett (former Hard Rock Cafe Owner) has tried to convince him of Sai Baba’s alleged Godhood. The Presidents of El Salvador and Guatemala did not sign, not any other foreign dignatory. However, there is no doubt that a major campaign to get such persons to sign was undertaken… but it failed completely.
One notable fact about the letter from Vajpayee – it was not based on any evidence whatsoever. It has been challenged through the Freedom of Information Act by Basava Premanand, and the result is that no evidence of the former Prime Minister having investigated the allegations in any way is forthcoming. Instead the authorities gave Premanand the bureaucratic run-around in a transparent cover-up attempt, a telling, indelible blot on the claim to democratic openness of the Indian Government. (See documentation here).The head of the International Sathya Sai Organization, Dr. M. Goldstein, together with Dr. William Harvey, flew to Argentina to partake in a follow-up TV programme to one where sexual abuse by Sathya Sai Baba was testified by three former devotees (Zona de Investigacion, Azul TV – Read the full account by Alejandro Agostinelli here .

Secret Lobbying of prominent people to gain influence and respectability
Drs. Goldstein and Harvey are both members of the so-called ‘Prashanthi Council’, a body of confirmed total believers chosen by Sai Baba to promote him wherever and whenever they can. This ‘Prashanthi Council’ is a clandestine affair, which contacts professors, politicians and the rich and famous in the attempt to induce them to attend the various propaganda meetings held by the Sathya Sai Organization and – if possible – to get them to visit Sathya Sai Baba. This council does not respond to any mails asking valid questions about Sathya Sai Baba, such as the formal appeal sent by the JuST Group (see here). It maintains a regular ‘muerta’ – a wall of silence. The reason for this is not least that in October 1999, Sai Baba said “Anyone found talking in the Verandah should be sent out immediately, whosoever it may be. …I will never call such people for interview again. Only those who observe silence are good people. Silence fosters purity. Therefore observe silence at all times.”

Many attempts have been made to induce prominent political personages to visit Sathya Sai Baba, former PM of the UK, Tony Blair, was invited to visit Sai Baba [] by the Sathya Sai Organization of UK (see here), but he turned down the offer, as a letter of his proves. A group of UK Conservative politicians visiting India were sidetracked and railroaded to Prashanthi Nilayam without realising what it was all about. Rumours that Hilary Clinton was to visit spread when she travelled from Madras to Bangalore in 19 , but she never did. Former International Chairman of the Sathya Sai Organization, Indulal Shah, managed to arrange a presentation at the White House (weird attempt to induce Bush to support Sai Baba?).

Prime Ministers and some Presidents from states like Nepal, Sri Lanka, Mauritius have visited Sai Baba, as well as the infamous former Italian PM, Craxi, and the Duchess of York known as ‘Fergie’. Even Charles, the Prince of Wales and a chief target of many attempts even since the 1960s to get him to recognise Sai Baba, formerly expressed to Sai officials – including V.K. Narasimhan by letter – his desire to visit, but this never happened. Since the exposure from 2000 onwards, Prince Charles cannot ever afford any kind of public association with such a controversial and suspect figure as Sathya Sai Baba. The list of partly successful and also numerous failed attempts to hi-jack dignitaries could be extended considerably… but enough for now. Sathya Sai Baba has reportedly said he will rule the world for 48 hours, and has in a public discourse announced that the Sathya Sai Organisation will contain the entire world! This is certainly the intention, at least…

See also Public Petition for Official Investigations of Sathya Sai Baba and his Worldwide Organization

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