Sathya Sai Baba Deceptions Exposed

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

Posts Tagged ‘Sanathana Sarathi’

Warnings against Sathya Sai Baba impostors

Posted by robertpriddy on October 8, 2011

Both in India and around the world there are many who try to claim association with Sathya Sai Baba or his institutions for their own ends, not least  to obtain donations or to gain popularity, status etc.   Interestingly, his warnings that all these claims are bogus were repeated at intervals against ever new claimants in the monthly journal Sanathana Sarathi (see scans of some of these warnings below – click on the thumbnail images).  Sai Baba and his officials were very active trying to ensure that all the money flowed to them alone, which was fair enough where his name was being used to attract funds.

Sai Krishna
  General K.A. Taylor


Sathya Sai Baba always claimed that he never conveyed any kind of spiritual illumination, ‘shaktipat‘ or kundalini awakening teaching. It is admitted by his officials that he did oiling of the genitals of boys and young men (and many claim he did a lot more besides,  none of whom report having benefited from this by way of any illumination! On the contrary. many of those who are free to inform the public because they live outside India have provided evidence on oath and affidavits of being sexually abused.

Seekers of boons, powers, endorsements…  While many of those who want to be healers have good motives and even the wish to help others selflessly, quite a few claimed that Sai Baba has confirmed their having received powers to heal others from him in interviews. There is some evidence that he says this too, but then again a lot also seems to be wishful thinking. To cap it all, Sai Baba (at least outwardly) denied that he gave any powers to anyone,  and he NEVER confirmed that he has blessed anyone with healing powers. nor did he endorse anyone as a healer! Despite this, he frequently ‘produced’ so-called lingams of various shapes, colours and sizes which he gave to devotees and told them that they contained healing powers and were to be used to help heal other people.

Many others say that Sai Baba spoke (or speaks) through them. To ‘channel’ Sai Baba is a favourite among clairvoyants, New Age mini-gurus and even ordinary followers who have some feeling of his presence have claimed this. Sai Baba repeatedly warned:-  “Take it from Me, I am not given to such absurdities! I do not use others as My media”  (Sathya Sai Speaks new ed. Vol. 2, p. 167). In 1997, after putting the matter of the misuse of Sai Baba’s name to him in person, Dr. Michael Goldstein, the current head of  the Sathya Sai Organisation in the Western hemisphere, appealed and warned  everyone that Sai Baba “has not conferred upon anyone special powers to lead us, to heal us or to solve our problems. Swami has not given anyone special authority to intervene in our lives. Swami has not appointed anyone to be an intermediary in our heart-to-heart relationship with Him. Let us not be gullible in accepting such false claims.”

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Taking one’s own advice – Sathya Sai Baba

Posted by robertpriddy on March 16, 2009

“Actually, one should never seek pardon for the mistake committed. One should be prepared to undergo the punishment. Only then can one be free from defects. When a person commits a serious offence, he is put in jail. He is released only after he undergoes punishment for the required period. Likewise, if you want redemption, you should atone for your sins and be prepared to face punishment for your mistakes. You should exercise control over the senses and see that you do not repeat your mistakes.” (Sathya Sai Baba, discourse on 5/7/2001 –  see Sanathana Sarathi, August 2001, p. 230)


Comment: Will Sathya Sai Baba follow his own advice? Does he think that being a passive accomplice to the cold-blooded execution of young men is a mistake, as in his own case? Since he claimed to know in advance all the murders that would happen, why did he not act, at least to be away from the scene of the crimes when his servitors were killed? Would he think not exercising control of the senses and repeating lifelong sexual molestation to be ‘a mistake’?

The history of sex abuse reports and allegations against Sathya Sai Baba

Murders in Sathya Sai Baba’s bedroom – reports, analyses, testimony



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Sathya Sai Baba’s editor V.K. Narasimhan – 1

Posted by robertpriddy on October 11, 2008

Had it not been for my many long conversations with the once-famous Indian journalist V.K. Narasimhan over a decade, and the many matters he told me about in confidence, I may not have come to realise the sheer extent and depth of Sai Baba’s deceptions… not least his undoubted involvement as an accomplice – along with his brother Janakiramiah – to the cold-blooded murder of four of his devotees who invaded his apartment in the Puttaparthi ashram. V.K. Narasimhan disillusioned me constantly, despite my faith at the time and told me now and again how odd that he was such “a doubting Thomas” yet also still the editor of Sai Baba’s ‘personality cult’ journal Sanathana Sarathi (not always a comfortable job!)

V. K. Narasimhan became a kind of captive at Sai Baba ashrams after his wife died and his health and ability of self-care deteriorated a lot so that he had to be looked after by others. He was also hooked on the attention and privileges he received, not only from Sathya Sai Baba but all the many visitors to the ashrams, including many of his former contacts but also royalty and heads of state for whom he often translated at interviews.

I reported our confidential discussion only after his decease, not least because of the dire consequences this would have had for him while still alive. However, so that the public should have some documentation of the facts I report, I have scanned numerous selected pages of my notebooks made at the time on a daily basis through 15 years. One can test their authenticity by checking on many of the reported details about what occurred on the dates of the diary pages, and in other ways.
See articles on V.K. Narasimhan, including scanned notes recorded at the time of conversations with him

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