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Sathya Sai Baba – A Fake Avatar’s Fake Materializations

Posted by Barry Pittard on February 27, 2007

Increasingly, the Sathya Sai Organization leaders struggle to promote their guru. Their impossible task is to keep from the public – or, at desperate best, from their own members – the embarrassing history of his demonstrably untrue statements. For example, he has said that no one is required to promote himself or his work. On his forty-third birthday he proclaimed, “Avatars need no advertisement.

In their recruiting efforts, Sai Baba’s officials show costly Sai Baba propaganda films. No doubt they wish to attract a high-paying class of new clientele. The billions (this is no exaggeration) that are sent from around the world to the Sathya Sai Central Trust in India need to be kept flowing!  They hire very expensive venues such as the Copley International Conference Center, a Hilton Ballroom, the Cooper Union, La Mirada Theatre, Sydney Superdome, Melbourne Town Hall, etc …., mounting tightly-controlled presentations, as would befit any cult. They withhold from the public the fact that they regard Sathya Sai Baba as God fully incarnate – the ‘Avatar’ of all the ages, as he claims, who has come to save the entire world before his self-prophesied death in AD 2022.

Nor do the leaders of the Sathya Sai Organization reveal that some of his flashy ‘miracles’ have been exposed as fakes – Click here to see BBC video footage

Neither do they acknowledge that some of his supposedly miraculously manifested jewellery have been assayed and shown to be clever fakes.  See HERE

Former head of the Norwegian Sathya Sai Baba Organization Robert Priddy writes:

On 31/10/2002, my wife Reidun and I returned from three days in Copenhagen, Denmark, where the ‘green diamond’ Sathya Sai Baba gave me in 1986 (shown above) was examined by Mr. Peter Hertz, the Danish Queen Margarethe’s jeweller, a top Scandinavian expert on precious stones and diamonds. All was filmed in detail by Øjvind Kyrø’s team for Danish TV. The result of the investigation, which took two days, is that the stone is a synthetic green sapphire.Value only about $40 today in super-expensive Denmark. Its value in India today could therefore probably be around $10.

Characteristically, Sai Baba’s devotees scorn the slightest testimony delivered against him. They shun and defame those who have spoken out who for years they have known to be truthful and caring individuals, some of whom were high-ranking leaders in the Sathya Sai Organization. An honest thing to do would be to have their own supposedly Sai Baba materialized rings and pendants assayed by a third party expert. If they are not prepared to submit to this form of testing, then by what right do they disparage and ridicule those who have done so?

Except in the case of those productions which have – shrewdly – been given as genuinely costly gifts by Sai Baba (although still ‘manifested’ by sleight-of-hand), the recipients would be bound to be shocked at the all too objective result. But then real truth (Sanskrit, ‘sathya’) requires a conscience brighter than any diamond, real or fake, and a courage that does not fall into bits of tinsel and trash when opened up.


Further Reading

Dissent From Guru Cults Draws Slander and Harassment
Demonization of Dissenters
Evidence of an Internet Activist in Action
See On Disinformation and Internet Vandalism
Bias against Sai critics – article by author Kevin R.D. Shepherd



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