Call For Media and Government Investigation

of Sathya Sai Baba And his worldwide cult, the Sathya Sai Organization

Caught In One Of History’s Most Powerful Cults (2)

Posted by Barry Pittard on September 14, 2007

Cultic Dealing With Risk-filled Outer and Inner Worlds

As well as the sense of belonging to a unique group – indeed the unique group! – the individual has intense focus on the personal relationship between the devotee and her/his spiritual master – or in the perceived case of Sai Baba, “Lord” or “Bhagawan”. There is the ‘Blessed Assurance’ that guru or Baba is “mine” and “I am His”. What a reassurance in a world ever more uncertain and dangerous!

Added to that considerable dimension is the often terribly unresolved inner world of conflict that made the person turn to such a belief system in the first place.

See, Caught In One Of History’s Most Powerful Cults (1)

Further Reading

Some Key Cultic Responses To Critics

Cultic Depersonalization or Demonization of Dissenters

Wealthy Americans Prepare Mansions For “God’s” Visit

Note:

This famous Christian hymn may convey something of the fixation of disciple to guru:

Blessed Assurance
Text: Fanny J. Crosby, 1820-1915
Music: Phoebe P. Knapp, 1839-1908

Blessed assurance, Jesus is mine!
O what a foretaste of glory divine!
Heir of salvation, purchase of God,
born of his Spirit, washed in his blood.
Refrain:
This is my story, this is my song,
praising my Savior all the day long;
this is my story, this is my song,
praising my Savior all the day long.

Perfect submission, perfect delight,
visions of rapture now burst on my sight;
angels descending bring from above
echoes of mercy, whispers of love.
(Refrain)

Perfect submission, all is at rest;
I in my Savior am happy and blest,
watching and waiting, looking above,
filled with his goodness, lost in his love.
(Refrain)

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