The clickable film clips, see below, from the BBC’s ‘The Secret Swami’ documentary show a great deal about the soul of a cult’s top organizational leader, Dr Michael Goldstein (USA), in every few seconds. The bombast, anger and authoritarianism seen within the core leadership of the Sathya Sai cult are often hidden, including from the rank-and-file members. But in 2004, the BBC decided it was time to tear away the heavy mask. See also the article:
Sathya Sai Baba Organization International Chairman, Dr. Michael Goldstein, heads one of the most monied cults in the world.
Dr Michael Goldstein. Expert in Sathya Sai Anger (Mis) Management
Have You Met Them Yet?
For by their real fruits they – if after years of effort to expose them – shall be known. These are organization heads of considerable power. That they should not be opened to account is one of the recurring absurdities among Sathya Sai Baba’s proxy defenders on the Internet (who have links to high-ranking luminaries in the organization, which they do not disclose)
The chances are that this cult operates in or not so far from your own house, town or city. It attempts to link up with reputable mainstream civic, religious and governmental instrumentalities. Its members are mandated not to bring to your attention that its founder, Sai Baba, claims that he is God fully incarnate in a manner that has never been seen in history, and that, in his own life, he will draw all the contending religions into harmony and save the world in the direst peril mankind has ever encountered.
See the article, including footage and pictures:
Sathya Sai Baba Video. Too Weak To Cut Birthday Cake. Posted on November 25, 2008. Sathya Sai Baba, in November 2007, is revealed as unable to cut his birthday cakes any longer. For some time, he has had a mask-like face, suggestive of a degenerative disease. These images completely falsify his own statements in recent years that he would not age
The Secret Swami’s Hidden Agendas
Should you point out to many devotees that Sai Baba says he is God, their stock answer is: “But you see, Baba says that we are all God but we have not realized it yet”. A recently documented slight variant of this response can be seen in the video footage of charismatic Sai Baba cult leader Moyia O’Brien’s response to the Australian television interviewer Chris Allen on Channel NineMSN: ‘Infiltrating A Cult’. (A close television source confirms that threats by the Sai Baba cultists to the Channel have been made. Details are available for responsible media or other investigators). To click on the footage, go to the articles:
View BBC Video Clips of Dr Michael Goldstein
The delightful man in the edifying picture above, lives in Covina, southern California, USA, and is chairman of the international Sathya Sai Organization. This footage was caught by hidden camera, an uncommon resort that required BBC management and legal sanction at the highest corporate levels.
Michael Goldstein and the sexual allegations (2,10 Mbs)
Raising ever more serious questions about how spiritual is the head of what Sathya Sai Baba has called THE divine organization in the world,
at the BBC’s perfectly reasonable questions about accountability
Related Excerpt From Transcript of BBC’s ‘The Secret Swami’
Tanya Datta: Why don’t you have thorough investigations, instead of just asking one question to one person?
Michael Goldstein: What do you mean by thorough investigation?
2’nd Interviewer: Objective investigators, not someone asking the perpetrator whether he, he carried out the act. But someone, you know, a proper legal process or a legalistic process should I say.
Tanya Datta: Yes.
Michael Goldstein: Because I don’t believe that’s appropriate with Sai Baba.
2’nd Interviewer: Why not?
Michael Goldstein: Because my heart and my conscience tell me that it’s not possible.
All of these years I’ve seen him interact with his students very, very frequently, in very informal circumstances over many, many years. And because I am a physician I also understand human behaviour. Because of that, if Sai Baba had done anything of this kind with any one of those boys at any time, ever, I would see something in one of those children’s eyes, I would see something in one of the expressions on their faces that would indicate to me fear, apprehension, depression, something unsavoury, something inappropriate, something scary, something ominous, I would know it in my heart because I am what I am a consummate professional. Can you understand that?
The international Sathya Sai Organization leaders have profoundly failed in the most fundamental duties of care. This, in the democratic world, when accountability and proper processes have become de jure.