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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Sai Baba failed mega-claims – a selection

Posted by robertpriddy on October 8, 2014

Self-proclaimed Avatar and ‘Saviour of mankind’ claims defeated by events

The quotes of Sathya Sai Baba’s words below demonstrate his immoderately exorbitant claims about himself, his ‘divine glory’ and power, his prophesies of what he would certainly achieve and the utter transformation of the world he would bring about, often even ‘in a few days’. These claims are only a part of his all-encompassing self-praise and unprecedented assertions about his avataric qualities and mission. The obvious fact that they were never fulfilled as claimed or predicted speaks volumes about the abuse of faith and fraudulence upon which he and his collusive cronies lived.

(Click here to see the collected scans from original publications of the material presented below)


In the days ahead, the whole world will be obliged to come to Prashanthi Nilayam” (Sanathana Sarathi December 1991)

“The whole world will be transformed into Sathya Sai Organisation and Sathya Sai will be installed in the hearts of one and all.” (Sanathana Sarathi, January 1999 – page 16)

You are going to witness the divine glory of Swami unfolding in the days to come. He will attract the whole world. There won’t be place for people to stand even. You can see it for yourself, what a great change has occurred during the last one month! All are getting attracted to Swami.” Discourse 16 March 2003 in Sanathana Sarathi, April 2003, p. 125.”

“In a few days the entire world will come here” His presence will be felt all over the world” – Sanathana Sarathi (Aug. 95) p. 203 & Sathya Sai Speaks Vol. 28 p. 213

“My Name and Form will soon be found getting established everywhere. They will occupy every inch of the world.” Sathyam, Sivam, Sundaram (Kasturi’s biography) – Vol 3 p. 112 (p. 152 in USA edition)

“Sanathan Dharma… let Me assure you, will be re-established in all its glory throughout the world, so that the world might have peace and prosperity. That is the mission upon which I have come.” Sathyam, Sivam, Sundaram (Kasturi’s biography) – Vol 3 p. 80 (U.S. edition)

“This is a human form in which every Divine entity every Divine Principle…. are manifest” – Sathya Sai Speaks Vol. 8 p.99

“I am the embodiment of all Shaktis (powers) ” – Sathya Sai Speaks Vol. 2 p.114

Sai embodies all 4 values of Rama/Krishna etc. – Sathya Sai Speaks Vol. 2 p.113

“God can do anything. He has all power in the palm of His hand. My body, like all other bodies, is a temporary habitation but My power is eternal, all-pervasive, ever-dominant.” – Sathyam, Sivam, Sundaram (Kasturi’s biography) – Vol 3 p. 136 (US edition)

“I had to come in this human form but with more than the human power and wisdom” – Sathyam, Sivam, Sundaram (Kasturi’s biography) – Vol 3 p. 309 (U.S. edition)

“I have resolved to enfold the people of the world in the fostering care of Universal Love as laid down in the Vedas. For the world is My mansion and the Continents are the halls therein. I have come to inscribe a golden chapter in the history of humanity, wherein falsehood will fail, truth will triumph, and virtue will reign. Character will confer power then, not knowledge or inventive skill or wealth. Wisdom will be enthroned in the Councils of Nations.” Sathyam, Sivam, Sundaram (Kasturi’s biography) – Vol 3 p.22 (US edition)

“Trust in My wisdom: I do not make mistakes. Love my uncertainty! For it is not a mistake. It is My Intent and Will. Remember, nothing happens without My Will. Be still. Do not want to understand; do not ask to understand. Relinquish understanding. Relinquish the imperative that demands understanding.” Sathyam, Sivam, Sundaram (Kasturi’s biography) – Vol 3 p. 47 (US edition)

“Tune in to My mighty Power which, compared to the power of the sun which I have placed in the heavens, is what a baby’s breathing is to a typhoon.” Sathyam, Sivam, Sundaram (Kasturi’s biography) – Vol 3 p. 122 (US edition)

“I am the inner spring in all that moves and exists. I am the energy, the power that propels and impels. I am the knower, the known and the knowledge. But, I do not display capriciously or confound you. I am an example, and inspiration, an instruction. My Life is a commentary on this message-” Day after Vijayadasami. 1970 Sathyam, Sivam, Sundaram (Kasturi’s biography) – Vol 3 p. 122 (U.S. edition)

“Very soon, the entire world will be united. In fact, after 28 years, the world itself will become “Bharat”. Everyone will call themself a Bharatiya (one imbued with godliness — Bhagavat rathas). No one will refer to themself as belonging to this state or that state, this region or that region.” (Divine Discourse, Nov 23, 1978)

VHP’s leader Singhal Reported The VHP leader, while disclosing his discussion with Satya Sai Baba, said that Sai Baba had informed him that between 2020 and 2030 the whole India would be of Hindus and after 2030 the whole world would be of Hindus” (if unavailable see scan here or here)

“Today is Krishna Janmashtami, the birthday of Lord Krishna. I am making a promise today that the people of all the countries, viz. Pakistan, China, Germany, Russia will be united. That should be our goal. The goodness of Bharat will lead to this unity.” Sanathana Sarathi journal, 11 August 2001

“In fact, there is no trace of hatred or enmity in Me at any time. I love all. That is why everyone loves Me.” (Sathya Sai Speaks Vol. 36, p- 86 & 06/05/2003 “… nobody is against me. Everyone loves and none hates me.” (p. 262)

“There is no trace of anger or hatred in Me and hence everyone loves Me” (Sathya Sai Baba Sanathana Sarathi 11th August 2001 in Sai Kulwant Hall, Prasanthi Nilayam). (Also translated alternatively as “No one hates Me. I love everyone. All love Me.” )

“…all people love Me.” Sathya Sai Discourse, Convocation 22 November, 2008
“My construction will cover the entire Universe.” Sathya Sai Baba Discourse, October 1961 p. 120, ‘Sathya Sai Speaks’ Vol 2.

“In a matter of days, you will see that the Divine glory will increase, imparting joy and bliss to all. All the unrest will soon be eradicated from the face of the earth.Sanathana Sarathi April 3003, p. 125

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Re Sathya Sai Baba sex abuse accomplices and cover-up persons – important announcement

Posted by robertpriddy on July 16, 2011

Together with Barry Pittard and an Australian Jay Narain, I am urgently requesting all those who have been, or are, connected with Sathya Sai education sectors – e.g., parents, students, teachers, ancilliary staff and all others who may have salient information they are willing to provide to contact my close and trusted colleague Barry Pittard or myself with a view to the preparation of legal action(s) against sexual abusers among the teachers and wardens of Sathya Sai schools and colleges etc.. The main contact person for the action is Jay Narain, a person who has a very strong family reasons for pursuing this course of justice, employing a top legal team in India with all necessary financial resources. All three of us undertake that such communications will be conducted UNDER CONDITIONS OF THE STRICTEST CONFIDENTIALITY.

Barry Pittard and I can guarantee that Jay Narain can be approached most safely by anyone who wishes to provide information about sexual abuses in Sai Baba institutions (whether by him or others).  All information can be helpful, especially that which may lead to an increased number of relevant affidavits (many exist already). Nothing confided to us will be made public in any way without your full agreement and proper arrangements for you security where necessary. We will explain preparations already underway by lawyers and the possible options (justice, compensation) that can be offered gratis according to the information they may then be willing to confide in the team.

You can contact us even most briefly by email so that – if felt necessary – a totally secure contact can agreed using by direct messaging, Skype, or telephone or any other method that secures optimal privacy.  

Contact details:-
Jay Narain
Barry Pittard

For further information about this enterprise, see the article:

For Those Connected With Sathya Sai Education Institutions: A Reckoning Time – posted July 16

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The Sathya Sai Organisation’s unaccountability

Posted by robertpriddy on March 24, 2011

The relative unavailability of information is itself a feature of the Sai Organization, which minimizes internal discussions on controversial questions and releases few facts about its decision-making. It makes no overview public on the specific activities of Sai Organization centres around the world and works largely clandestinely to effect it’s decisions and policies. Study and analysis of the Sathya Sai Organization is made is based on available source materials, documents, various reports and participant observations. I can confirm that the conclusions by the academic, Donald Taylor, are completely in accordance with my own experience and knowledge of it. He published his finding in his book “Authority in the Sathya Sai Baba Movement”, Hinduism In Great Britain, Tavistock, London, 1987 p. 130. Donald Taylor wrote:-

“Although the Sai Council is in legal-rational terms an autonomous body, Council members believe themselves to be influenced by Sai Baba’s miraculous powers of omniscience. All decisions of the Council are believed to be known by Sai Baba at the moment of their being taken, and thereby making a pure formality f the administrative procedure of sending reports back to the World Council of Sai Organization in India . Members believe too that Sai Baba visits them in dreams and advises them how to vote or act, so that ‘right’ decisions are taken by the Council. Once again charismatic authority supplants the emerging legal-rational authority of the movement.
There is evidence however, that this charismatic authority is in the process of being routinized. For example, in June 1985 at an audience given to a group of devotees from Great Britain, Sai Baba materialized a crystal lingam which he gave to the leader of the group (Editor’s Note: it was Victor Kanu, formerly of Senegal) . He instructed him to pour water over the lingam and to give the water to the sic, as this would do them good. Every week at a certain Centre in London where the leader of the group is the president, the ritual is carried out by him. He is the only person allowed to touch the lingam. The water is distributed to the many sick people who come to the meeting, and gathered into containers to be distributed to those who cannot be present. Here the powers of Sathya Sai Baba are tacitly being routinized in ritual, and the person who performs the ritual is gradually being given the status of a ritual functionary. This is one case that I know about from first hand; there are others that I have been told about.
In sum, the primacy of Sathya Sai Baba’s charisma is assumed by almost everyone in the movement. He is regarded as the founder of each trust that is formed, as well as the governor of the whole movement. His divinity transcends the legal-rational organization of the movement. Yet his charismatic authority is open to routinization and this, in turn, suggest the eventual ascendancy of legal rational authority.

Challenge to Authority

Muted challenges from within the movement sometimes result in the withdrawal of membership. Dr Bhagavantham, formerly on the Council of Management of the Central Trust (also formerly scientific adviser to the Government of India), has recently left the movement; and another, Dr Gokak, formerly in charge of the education programme, has tried to demolish the myths that surround Sai Baba. Other Indian academics have also left; and it is claimed that ‘many more devotees including most foreigners have already deserted the flock’ (Rajghatta, 1985: 48).
The legal rational structure of the movement is still, however, secondary to the charisma of its founder Sathya Sai Baba. The case of the presidency of the Sai Council of Great Britain is an example. Mr Sitaram had been made first president of the Sai Council, set op by Indulal Shah in 1975. However, for personal reasons, Mr Sitaram stepped down from office in 1976. Sathya Sai Baba was displeased, and refused the appointment of a new president. This state of affairs continued until 1982 at which time he called for the names of candidates; and in that year a new president was appointed and Council constituted. Throughout the entire six-year period of administrative vacuum the devotees continued to meet in Sai Centres and, indeed, some were the recipients of the miraculous powers of Sai Baba in their own homes. Because of the devotees’ compliance with Sai Baba’s charismatic authority, the movement was perpetuated in Britain .

Other challenges within the movement are more subtle, and also result in some devotees exhibiting miraculous powers, such as producing holy ash and bringing about miraculous cures. So far these powers are claimed to be derived from Sathya Sai Baba. But it is not difficult to see that such activities are challenges to Sai Baba’s authority. Unless they are met, the movement could disintegrate into numerous thaumaturgical sects centered upon charismatic individuals. One of the ways to meet this sort of challenge is to routinize charisma, thus transforming the structure of the movement to a legal-rational type.
Another way in which Sathya Sai Baba has met these challenges has been to secure his position at the Centre, by claiming to be the incarnation of the universal godhead, such that devotion to Christ, Allah, or whoever automatically comes to him. This sort of claim is not altogether unusual in Hinduism. It is interesting to note, however, that the Sai Baba advanced this claim in 1968, at a time when the movement was expanding into foreign countries, such as the United States, Australia and Britain , and recruiting membership among emigrant ethnic Indians as much as western people.

A further way in which Sai Baba has met a potential challenge to his authority is to thwart any discussion about his succession… In 1963 he announced that he was the second incarnation in a series of three. The first had occurred in the human form of the Shirdi Sai Baba who was the incarnation of Sakthi. The second, himself, was the incarnation of Siva-Sakthi; and the third would be the incarnation of Siva as someone called Prema Sai to be born in Mysore State eight years after his own death. By defusing the problem of succession, he also defused the problem of authority. All authority remains firmly in his hands as long as he lives. Anyone else who claims this authority in Sai Baba’s lifetime will be recognized as a usurper or impostor.” (Excerpt from ‘Charismatic authority in the Sathya Sai Baba movement’ by Donald Taylor in Hinduism in Great Britain, Richard Burghart (ed.), 1987,  London/New York: Tavistock Publications, pp. 119-133.)

My own study of the Sathya Sai Organization, after trying to function within it for 18 years, came about after my last hopes that Sathya Sai Baba was innocent of the many charges laid against him were destroyed finally. I had accumulated more than enough experience and also had preserved a considerable amount of documentary evidence, including the Charter of that Organization (which, incidentally, it is strictly forbidden to give to non-members!). The full overview of the Sathya Sai Organisation is available here. Some points extracted from that extensive material show the validity of Donald Taylor’s much earlier analysis:-

The illusion of democratic decisions:
1) A small example illustrates how ‘democratic decisions’ are made locally, but are easily circumvented: one meeting I attended discussed a request from a Jewish member to allow the Jewish Star of David symbol to be used in the Scandinavian Sai Organization’s logo, as it is officially used in the USA. The entire meeting agreed that it should be allowed, apart from the Chairman (T. Meyer), who at least promised to put the matter before Baba. This was not done, but the minutes of the meeting later informed us that devotees should not concern themselves with such matters, but rather spend their energies in self-examination, good work etc.

2) The coordinator of Scandinavian and some European countries in the 80s & 90s, T. Meyer – widely known for never answering even important letters before it is too late, if at all – roundly criticised the Oslo membership before the collected representatives of other European national organisations without having any current information about us or our activities where we had been unable to send any representative. Our members naturally voiced their disappointment with this by letter, if in all too mild and friendly terms than were justified. We were answered in a most hypocritical way, that Baba told him to tell everyone that there are three types of leader, those who explain themselves, those who complain and those who inspire! This message through a man – unsuccessfully explaining his faulty criticisms of us away – who was so uninspiring and difficult to communicate with that he had been rejected as Scandinavian coordinator by the three countries in the early 1990s with the aid of the upright Central Coordinator, B. Gruber. (Unfortunately from the viewpoint of the functioning of Sai work in Scandinavia), T. M. was later reinstated in the same role by his patron and collaborator, Mr. Indulal Shah, who clearly had no adequate conception of Scandinavia or the cultural differences within it. Since then there has been a virtual dilution of the working membership in Sweden, Norway and Finland. (In Norway it has collapsed and the remaining stragglers in the Oslo group have left the Organisation. Only a few semi-active volunteers remain in the entire country.)  All this is typical of how the organisation is run in many countries, which I know from personal contact with five national leaders who were subsequently sacked by Shah for not fully toeing his line or else resigned… and from any number of other office-bearers. Not surprising that the Sai Organisation is far smaller than the well-cooked statistics claim!

Chain of command & ‘leadership culture’
One example by a close devotee of Sai Baba who resides in Prashanthi Nilayam is given by the ex-Indian army officer, M.I. Chibber, in his book Sai Baba’s Mahavakya on Leadership, Education in Human Values (M&M International Publishers, New Delhi, 1994). This book was much blessed by Baba, not least with a foreword and an afterword, followed up by a world tour of workshops by Chibber, also blessed by Sai Baba. He projected a quasi-military mentality of the sort known to be operative in Sai Baba colleges, ashrams and the Sai Organization. The workshops were based on the much-flawed book, which is full of parroted and superficially discussed ideas, numerous glaring factual errors and unsubstantiated statements, a largely ambiguous and amateurish questionnaire on leadership qualities (pps.74-9), many misspelled names of famous men etc. There Chibber quotes how determination and persistence are wholly superior to any talent or skill, and character is 90% of leadership, while knowledge rates only 10% (p.79)! Chibber praises the supposed selfless excellence of the generals of the German General Staff during WWII, apparently blind to the fact that the same High Command simply carried out the orders of the violent murderer and meglomaniac, Adolf Hitler and itself also committed war crimes on a huge scale, quite independently of the SS. For the considerable percentage of the Indian populace who are still evidently badly misinformed about the 2nd WW and fascism see War Crimes and the Wehrmacht

Sai Organization’s chauvinist and vertical structure: Alejandro Agostinelli was a TV producer (America TV) and editing secretary for Descubrir magazine. Presently he is in the Multimedia Area of Editorial Perfil in Buenos Aires, Argentina. He said in 2001 on a TV programme entitled ‘Divine Sin’ that investigated Sai Baba:

“I have Monica Socolowicz, the woman who introduced the Sathya Sai Organization to Argentina, in front of me. I am at her Foundation for Practical Spirituality. Monica’s first visit to India was in 1979, when Sai Baba greeted her in a way that made a deep impression on her: “You came at last!” he said to her. The teacher asked her to start the first Sai Center in Argentina and so she did. For a period of ten years she took more than 400 groups of Argentineans to Puttaparthi, the village in the south of India where Baba’s ashram is located. In 1992 she left the Organization because she didn’t agree with its “chauvinist and vertical” structure.”


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Sathya Sai Baba oils genitals (boys/young men) Part 1

Posted by robertpriddy on October 4, 2009

It is now a wholly undisputed fact, even among many leading devotees (for example, the European Central Coordinator of the Sathya Sai Organisation, Thorbjørn Meyer) that Sathya Sai Baba takes down the trousers of many young men and boys and handles their genitals intimately, rubbing on oil and sometimes also so-called ‘holy ash’. Many report that he also rubs vigorously so as to (try to) cause an erection, also sometimes kissing them voluptuously on the mouth. That any such things took place at all was long covered up by a number of top leaders in the Satya Sai Organisation! In civilised countries, the touching of genitals under such circumstances is an illegal, punishable action unless carried out by a doctor on prior consent of the patient. A number of Indian devotees have actually said that they see no wrong in this or any other sexual abuse of young males, because God Himself can do no wrong! Some have fanciful theories about it awakening spiritual powers, one even condones all forms of sexual abuse as needful karma (see here)

The Danish Sathya Sai Organization Central Co-ordinator, Thorbjørn Meyer admits it takes place, called this act by Satya Sai Baba an “age old Indian oiling ceremony”, without being able to produce even a fragment of documentation for this from Indian scripture or reliable historical sources. A close family member has written to me that even Meyer’s own younger son was oiled on the genitals by Sai Baba, also while under the age  of consent at 14 years!  He was also instructed not to tell his father! Thorbjørn Meyer has not deigned to explain why a number of victims of these strictly unlawful interventions have been subjected to the molestation “ceremony” several  times, and have never been asked if they wish for it or what it may or may not signify.
Another Danish ‘Sai-VIP’,  Jørgen Trygved admitted on National Danish TV News that these oilings take place. Other Danish leaders have also admitted, one way and another, that genital oiling is done by Sathya Sai Baba. Trygved stated that the  is intended to reduce the sexual energies of young men. These “spiritual leaders” have not explained how this oil works, how they know anything about it or why has ever reduced a testosterone level.  Nor can they say why women have been wholly excluded from these supposedly stupendous blessings from the ‘living Avatar’.

See the definitive summary of documentation covering the sexual allegations against Sathya Sai Baba

Here is what an authority on Hindu mysticism has to say about the matter:

Regarding this “kundalini raising” matter, there is NOTHING in the literature I’ve ever seen from the Hindu, Buddhist or Taoist tantric traditions or Hindu shaktipat guru traditions – and I have read widely and extensively in this literature – about “raising the kundalini” by sexually molesting male youth. It is a bald lie that Sri Ramakrishna initiated Narendranath (Swami Vivekananda) or anyone else in this manner. The accounts all state quite clearly that he would touch the disciples on the chest or head. He wasn’t taking
them off in private to massage or suck the penis or have male youth do the same to him. I have an extensive library of many rare Buddhist, Taoist and Hindu works (in addition to a huge collection of works from western mystical traditions) and I’ve NEVER read anything that would suggest that what SSathya Sai Baba is doing to male youth has been done by ANY other spiritual master in any tradition. Again, I wrote my M.A. thesis on the cross-cultural phenomenon of shaktipat or “energy empowerment” and I’ve never seen any document that alleged that the “kundalini” or vital force or subtle energy could or should be awakened in this manner.
The question exposing the faulty logic here is that, if the kundalini could be raised in this manner, why isn’t SSathya Sai Baba providing the same service for less attractive young men, or older men, or any females? Barry, please feel free to send this posting to anyone on your list who is either sympathetic or critical of SSathya Sai Baba. It’s time for the truth to be told about this matter of the kundalini and Sathya Sai Baba.
Best wishes to all, Dr. Timothy Conway. Santa Barbara, CA USA.

More on genital oiling admissions to follow later!

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

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