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 prophecies on his own death date(s)

Posted by robertpriddy on May 8, 2009

Sai to fly + 93 yrsScan of Sai Baba death predictionSathya Narayana Raju (later Sathya Sai Baba) is reported by several devotee writers as having said he will die at the age 95 and/or 96 (in some places in India a person who is 95, yet is in-the 96th year, is said to be 96 years old.) On various occasions Baba has reportedly said in private that his life would last 96 years [eg by S. Balu, ‘Living Divinity’ London: Sawbridge Enterprises, 1981, p. 29] which age he finally confirmed in a discourse in 2000. Yet in two early discourses in 1960 and 1961 respectively, he gave the length of his remaining life as 58 and 59 years (see scan of one instance below). This adds up to a life-span of only either 92 (or 93 years if one reckons SB is at 58, in his 59th year, as commonly done in India).)! However, Mr. Ratan Lal, who was one of the closest associates of Sathya Sai Baba for many years, reported in a lecture at the ashram that  Sai Baba had repeated the prediction of 96 years personally to him, telling this to a friend of ours who edited his books for him (Anne-Irene). Sai Baba later confirmed he would die at 96 in a public discourse. Moreover, Sai Baba had also told Mr. Lal that was no-one’s business when he would leave the body – he could even prolong his life if he deemed necessary! It certainly seems he was covering himself for whenever it actually happens.
Mr. and Mrs. Ratan Lal lived in the Prashanthi Nilayam ashram as very close servitors to Sathya Sai Baba for decades. They knew a great deal about what went on and partook in the cover-up of the sexual abuse facts and all untoward incidents, as all residents must do, or lose their apartments and, in many cases, face destitution (as did the long-devoted resident families of some of the four students who were executed in 1993).

Sathya Sai Baba to die on his own birthday?
If that were not enough, the Norwegian journalist, Thorbjørn Færøvik, who visited Prashanthi Nilayam in 1998, reported the following statement from the organizer of the World Conference on the Future of Humanity:-

“He’s going to die on his 95-year anniversary, ” said Dr. A. Murthi, who sitting in the organizing committee for the World Conference and is a sworn devotee of Sai Baba.
– How can Sai Baba know?
– Because he is the son of God. Son of God knows everything.
– It will say that Sai Baba has a good 20 years left to live?
– Exactly. And during these 20 years we must solve a series of problems.
– What?
– We need to create complete peace and harmony”
(Translation “– Han kommer til å dø på sin 95-årsdag, sier dr. A. Murthi, som sitter i arrangementskomiteen for verdenskonferansen og er en svoren tilhenger av Sai Baba. – Hvordan kan Sai Baba vite det? – Fordi han er Guds sønn. Guds sønn vet alt. – Det vil si at Sai Baba har vel 20 år igjen å leve? – Nettopp. Og i løpet av disse 20 årene må vi løse en rekke problemer. – Hvilke? – Vi må skape fullstendig fred og harmoni på Jorden. Vi må lære menneskene dannet tale og dannet atferd.from ‘India, stevnemøte med skjebnen’ by Thorbjørn Færøvik. J.W. Cappelans Forlag. 1999)

Subsequently proof that Sai Baba did also state he would live until 96 years of age has been located:-

So what about when his prophecies are so self-contradictory? Which age will it be? Ninety-two, Ninety-three, Ninety-five, Ninety-six? Or whenever he sees fit?It is interesting too that no Indian astrologer who has made predictions about Sathya Sai Baba has given the date of his death… though most of them they do this with great confidence for anyone who wants!




Information on the Public Petition for Official Investigations of Sathya Sai Baba and His Worldwide Organization
See also Devotee attacks on the Sai petition and petitioners

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Sai Baba early history with video

Posted by robertpriddy on February 11, 2009

Short VIDEO CLIP (only 420Kb) Basava Premanand tells of Sathya Sai Baba and his family in his early years

The elderly grandfather of Sathya Narayana Raju (who took over the name Sai Baba) was a performer, as Prof. Kasturi stated in his official biography (Volume 1 (Satyam,Sivam, Sundaram). Under his guidance, the family troupe performed in villages around Puttaparthi. Prof. N. Kasturi refers to their activities in village dramas and musical groups, which appears to have been their main employment, since no other employment is ever mentioned. We read-
Because the brothers and the father were all extremely interested in the village operas on the legendary histories of India, and since plays were very often rehearsed at home…” also “He could sing all the songs rehearsed at home for the village operas and mystery plays.”

In his religious and devoted fervour, Prof. N. Kasturi always embellished every fact about Sathya Sai Baba almost beyond recognition. “Village operas” sound nobler than “street performances” while “mystery plays” suggests what is now called ‘stage magic’. They were “open air” performances, as Kasturi also makes clear. Though his emphasis is heavily on the religious nature of all this , mentioning that proceeds were distributed to the poor – no secret is made of money being collected. Further, one notable incident Kasturi records proves that not all Sathya’s performances had any religious content. Kasturi report that Sathya imitated and reportedly improved on the gymnastic feat of…
…a girl dancer whose stage name was Rishyendramani, who performed a series of gymnastic dances with music. Her highlight was a dance in which she kept time to the music while balancing a bottle on her head” “Sathya’s sisters dressed him as Rishyendraman, complete with hair-do and personal decoration…” and so on.

Kasturi began to investigate Sathya’s childhood and youth only some years after he first met him in 1948. By then, Sathya was 22 years old (though the official school records indicate he was 3 years older) Kasturi gathered stories and based his ‘biography’ of those years almost entirely on hearsay. Those who know the extremely rumour-fulled atmosphere around Sathya Sai Baba, the strongly exaggerated talk and superstitious ideas held about him by uneducated villagers (that is, the great majority of Kasturi’s informants) are aware how blind devotion to Sathya Sai Baba causes suppression of all untoward and unsavoury facts about him. One partial exception to this rule is the book by Smt Vijayakumari (‘Vijayamma’) where she recounts her personal experiences of the young Sathya, herself a blind devotee from childhood.

Sathya Sai Baba – an enigma or a myth

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How Sai Baba devotees behave and why

Posted by robertpriddy on December 23, 2008

Foremost in the sphere of excessive claimants to spiritual wisdom and power is Sathya Sai Baba of Puttaparthi (born Sathya Narayana Raju). Having managed to convince ignorant villagers and impressionable townsfolk in Indian most backward region that he has divine powers (something they already believed of many swamis and gurus before him) he gradually set himself up as God Incarnate and avatar, annexing the name and fame of a former very popular saint, Shirdi Sai Baba.

That he is controversial is incontestable. That he has instigated what, for one person, represents a considerable amount of social projects for a large number of people is certain. That he claims to be wholly pure and divine, ever-present everywhere, all-knowing, almighty is a fact, but one against which there is both much reliable negative evidence.

Like countless others through the ages, Sathya Sai Baba – born as Sathya Narayana Raju – has employed the widespread belief in God and divinities – and longing for blessings, spiritual benefits and salvation from all human problems to dupe and dominate everyone who enters his domain. The weakness of people who cannot face life fully but must lean on a mere belief that their have a ‘Father’ of ‘Mother’ somewhere still looking after them ( though invisible and ineffective in helping them) is turned to great advantage by Sathya Sai Baba in the subtlest of ways. Hence, followers have to become as virtual slaves to his agenda to believe that nothing can be done without his “Divine Will”, operating in the ever-unseen, ever-uncontrollable limbo of his inscrutable and unaccountable  person! They are strictly to avoid reading anything negative about him, on pain of banishment from his grace and the ashrams where many have invested heavily in small, simple but expensive apartments (to which, however, they have no right of ownership). He has the tightest protection of a large number of security personnel and that of the past several Indian governments, which provide the visible armed guards at his ashrams.

Sathya Sai Baba has for decades denied interviews to anyone who doesn’t have enough faith in him. Since the infamous murders of young men in his bedroom in 1993 (while he stood by) every visitor has to pass through intensive security checks and metal detectors – with armed guards standing by – to get anywhere near him. They kow-tow, and if they wait endlessly in lines to come and sit for days on end, he may deign to  look at them, which they consider extremely auspicious. The most zealous spend months of waiting all day from the earliest moment it is allowed so as to get to the fore and sit with praying hands until he can hardly ignore them without seeming totally devoid of compassion. If they grovel (as people can be seen doing on countless videos and films issues by the Sai authorities), and/or if they make considerable financial contributions, then then MAY be admitted to the “holy sanctum”, by which time they have humiliated themselves sufficiently to accept almost anything from the hand of God, be it praise or blame!

The Sai Baba movement as a whole has increasingly assumed the features of a closed cult that is protecting a very widely and substantially accused sexual molester and pedophile and an undoubted accomplice to police murders, which he strove to cover up. This collusive complicity is largely possible because of the out-of-hand rejection of any criticism of any kind against their Lord and Master, in accordance with his teaching about himself and outright commands to ignore such. Yet most are now in a position to discover and know many of the facts. That they rationalize away whatever they hear is not least due to their deep involvement (often over decades) at most levels of their lives in following this very personable and socially and psychologically powerful of Indian gurus. Pitiful examples of these blinded acolytes, having resigned themselves to anything and given up the will and ability to distinguish fact and fantasy, are found in the leaders of the international Sathya Sai Organisation.

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