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Does Obama Carry Sathya Sai Baba Photo In Wallet?

Posted by Barry Pittard on March 29, 2009

Whenever an incident such as a contact by Sai Baba personnel with this or that powerful figure (Barack Obama in this instance), there is a rejoicing. For O look ye and be of glad heart!  see how our Swami is influencing the world’s leaders …

From the end of last year, the saibababaofindia conglomerate and followers elsewhere have hailed this sort of situation. Anita Sharma, an organizer on a host committe, Pittsburgh USA, for Barack Obama in November 2008 managed to hand a photo of Sathya Sai Baba to Obama, telling him:

“HE is my spiritual guru and am Giving you for your guidance, good luck and protection”

At the end of her rhapsody, Mrs Sharma, triumpantly proclaims:

“Swami is with Obama and guiding him every step of the way. It augurs well for the whole mankind”

Little doubt many other humble souls have handed Barack Obama and other leaders some photo or other talismanic artifact  reflecting their image of the deity.  Leaders, whether out of politeness and charm – either natural or calculated or a mix of both – will of course, if there is not a security constriction, accept. This woman and her group were, after all, on an Obama committee.

Sai Saint Barack Obama?

Sai Saint Barack Obama?

Obama – charming? Polite? Has one not noticed? But a real McCoy Sai Saint – such as his now Secretary of State Mrs Hilary Clinton is said to have aspired to be? Indeed, at least he is a popular politician who likes to make symbolic gestures of outreach to many cultural groups in the community. It would have taken a hard heart to have resisted the bountiful heart of the enthusiastic Srimati Sharma …

But, in a matter of seconds, amid so many other duties, is he quite likely to fall in love with a photo of Sai Baba? The photo immediately below is from the saibabaofindia group – whose prime movers are very close to the ‘Lord’s Throne’ – so we may take it to be a genuine likeness of their rapidly ageing and increasingly non compos mentis guru. See: 

Sathya Sai Baba Video. Too Weak To Cut Birthday Cake
Sathya Sai Baba Continues To Ail
Sathya Sai Baba’s Tips To Keep Ageing Away
When Disasters Overtake S. Sai Baba’s Promises
Sai Baba Fails To Grant Great Moon Vision. Endangers Crowds
Has ‘World Saviour’ Missed His Plane?
Has Obama Got Sai Baba In His Pocket?

Has Obama Got Sai Baba In His Pocket?

Infantile Fixation On Charismatic Figures

Anita Sharma hands Sathya Sai Baba Photo To Obama

Anita Sharma hands Sathya Sai Baba Photo To Obama

A glance at Anita Sharma’s email (see below) is enough for anyone not a blind follower to get a glimpse of a particular phenomenon. It is one that occurs when the idolized guru figure is believed to have made an impact on this or that celebrated power figure. It is widely seen among worshippers of Sai Baba:  immediately mobiles, landlines and email systems run hot.  Ooo and ahhh – Look at the untold Grace our Guru is bestowing right round the world! Hilary Clinton wants to see Swami! Ohhh and hallelujah! and Jai Sai Ram! Did you know that I sat next to  Raisa Gorbachev in the Puttaparthi darshan and she told me that Michael Gorbachev keeps a book of Swami’s discourses by his bedside! Ooo ooo ahhh ahhh, I was at Puttaparthi when Swami sat Steven Seagal on a sort of throne next to Him. O what a Leela Swami plays! Ohooo, how wonderful it  was to see Goldie Hawn And Fergie (the) Duchess of York looking so adoringly at Swami – what a lovely role model she is! 

See:

Dare Songstress Nora Jones Touch Sai Baba?

Anita Sharma’s Email(as copied to a major Sathya Sai Baba Group)

—– Mensaje reenviado —-
De: saibabanews <saibaba_n@yahoo.com>
Para: saibaban@yahoogroups.com
CC: saibabal@yahoogroups.com
Enviado: jueves, 20 de noviembre, 2008 22:44:29
Asunto: [saibabanews] Sathya Sai Baba’s picture was given to Senator Barak Obama – Sept. 25, 2008
Sai Ram All,
I just want to share the good news that Swami is with Obama. When Obama
Came to Pittsburgh in Sept unannounced for a private meeting with host
Committee in Pittsburgh, we were invited as a part of the host committee
Team. We had an opportunity to speak to him personally for few minutes.
I gave him Sai Baba’s picture, he took it and looked at it intensely and
Asked ‘who is this’? I told him HE is my spiritual guru and am
Giving you for your guidance, good luck and protection. He put the
Picture in the pocket of his coat and told me he will always keep it.
Few hours later, my husband got a call from Obama’s campaign manager
And security people as to what was that picture about because Obama kept
That picture in his wallet. My husband explained to them that the
Picture is our spiritual master and we gave him for his good luck,
Guidance and safety. They were ok with that response.
Few days ago, my husband was invited for Obama Victory celebration and the Same campaign manager said Dr. Sharma your guru’s picture has worked.
Enjoy these four pictures.
Swami is with Obama and guiding him every step of the way. It augurs
Well for the whole mankind.
Anita Sharma
 
Source: http://www.lankanewspapers.com/ news/2008/ 11/35379_ 3_space.html? CH11227154250015 EN1

and:

http://groups.google.com/group/sai_baba_avatar/browse_thread/thread/c71b4250b3704872/5cb07a1644dc6541?show_docid=5cb07a1644dc6541

SEE ALSO

No endorsement of US President by Sathya Sai Baba
Posted by robertpriddy on January 21, 2009

 

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Tony McNulty Expenses Outcry. Select List of Major UK News Articles

Posted by Barry Pittard on March 28, 2009

Via the news organization Silobreaker, Friday, March 27, 2009 8:23 PM, below are some links to major British media articles on the Tony McNulty expenses uproar.

McNulty has close ties with the wealthy and powerful Sathya Sai Baba sect, and with its UK leader  Ashok Bhagani and other key members. The aim to set up a powerful transmitter in the UK for Sai Baba’s international radio satellite broadcasts has been a part of this relationship.

The Harrowing of Harrow East MP Tony McNulty

The Harrowing of Harrow East MP Tony McNulty

The Tangled Web

McNulty first said that he would not hand back the more than 60.000 pounds sterling that he had claimed for a house in which his parents live. Under closer scrutiny, he then said that he would. He also first said that he had done no wrong. But subsequently said that the “arrangement is indefensible”.

John Lyon, the parliamentary commissioner for standards, is to launch a formal investigation.

McNulty has been widely tipped to be the next Home Minister and also Lord Mayor of London for 2012.  However, he is now under a cloud of approximately the size of the roof of his parents’ house for which he claimed expenses.

See also my related blogs:

Tony McNulty MP Expenses Furore. His Sathya Sai Baba Sect Ties Also Need To Be Probed

Posted by Barry Pittard on March 26, 2009
Tony McNulty Brit MP. Expenses Scandal Erupts. His Sai Baba Cult Nexus Yet To Be Probed
Posted by Barry Pittard on March 23, 2009

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Silobreaker List To Date

View Video Clips From BBC and Other Sources:  Tony McNulty’s favoured Indian guru is exposed for his magician’s tricks. Also Sai Baba’s world head Dr Michael Goldstein and close colleague of Ashok Bhagani is exposed by BBC hidden camera in a fit of anger and denial of accountability, transparency and duty-of-care.

  • Sleight Of Hand. The Sleightness of Sathya Sai Baba (Exposing film clips)
  • Right Hand. Sleight Hand. Watch Sai Baba Cheat With Sacred Ash  (Film clip)
  • Censored Indian National Television Film of Sai Baba Cheating
  • BBC Cameras Catch Sai Baba Cheating With Gold Sivalingam. (Film Clip)
  • Sathya Sai Baba Chief, Dr Goldstein, Explodes. “I am the consummate professional” (See Film Clips)
  • The BBC’s ‘The Secret Swami’ (Sai Baba). Revealing Footage
  • Further Articles on Ashok Bhagani:

    By Robert Priddy

    (Former longtime head of the Sathya Sai Organization, Norway. Retired academic, University of Oslo).

    (The latter article is valuable because of references and links concerning Ashok Bhagani’s ties with The Eastern Eye).

    BBC Acted “Totally Irresponsibly” Says Ashok Bhagani

    Ashok Bhagani, Sathya Sai Baba cult promoter in UK

    By  Barry Pittard:

    Tony McNulty Sathya Sai Baba Cult Supporter Tipped As UK  Home Minister

    –  Ashok Bhagani – Footsying With Top Blair Minister?

    –  Ashok Bhagani – Blotting Out Conscience and Memory?

    –  Ashok Bhagani and The Secret Swami

    –  Ashok Bhagani Uses Race Card

    –  UK Sai Baba Head, Ashok Bhagani Exposes Himself

    Tool For Media and Other Investigators

    Exposure of Sathya Sai Baba. Media Source List

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    Tony McNulty MP Expenses Furore. His Sathya Sai Baba Sect Ties Also Need To Be Probed

    Posted by Barry Pittard on March 26, 2009

    Those wishing for hotlinks to my blog of yesterday on the Tony McNulty MP expenses furore in the UK, and some questions which it prompts in relation to the Sathya Sai sect can go here as well: 

    Tony McNulty Brit MP. Expenses Scandal Erupts. His Sai Baba Cult Nexus Yet To Be Probed

    Posted by Barry Pittard on March 23, 2009

    God may save the Queen, but will she save her Minister, McNulty? 

     Sai Baba-related Minister Tony McNulty Faces Expenses Enquiry

    Sai Baba-related Minister Tony McNulty Faces Expenses Enquiry

    Great Britain’s State Minister for Employment and Welfare Reform, Tony McNulty, is yet again under fire. Recently, he was in trouble for falsely talking up the economy. McNulty’s previous portfolios  as Immigration Minister and Minister for Security and Counter-terrorism at the Home Office also gave him some rocky rides.

    Britons Angered Over McNulty’s Expenses Claims

     Last weekend, the Daily Mail broke a story about his taking large tax-free expenses for a house in which his parents live.  But McNulty himself lives in Hammersmith, a few miles from his Harrow constituency.

    With hundreds of thousands of Britons unemployed, such revelations have angered many.

    At first, but subsequently doing a volte face, McNulty was adamant that he was not going to hand back the at least 60.000 pounds sterling that he had claimed for a home where his parents live. This tax-free claim the Daily Mail and other newspapers (which quickly took up the story) have suggested cannot be justified by his parliamentary duties.  See:

    McNulty faces probe over parents home claim

    ITNMonday, March 23 01:36 pm

    Probe Needed Into McNulty-Sathya Sai Baba Sect Nexus

    A probe into irregularities should enquire about any payments that Sathya Sai sect officials or other members may have paid to Tony McNulty.

    The powerful and extraordinarily wealthy worldwide Sathya Sai Organization broadcasts in the name of  Sai Global Harmony, transmitted internationally by satellite 24/7 via WorldSpace Radio Corporation. The head of this, Dr Michael Nobel, has shown high partiality to Sathya Sai Baba but has been exposed by the Royal Swedish Nobel Foundation and in the New York Times. See my article of yesterday.

    The Sai Baba sect leaders would include the UK head of the sect, Ashok Bhagani, with whom McNultyis said to be good friends.  Bhagani’ s daughter has a lengthy employment history with McNulty, who has made many visits to Sathya Sai Baba gatherings.  See:

    Tony McNulty Sathya Sai Baba Cult Supporter Tipped As UK Home Minister.

     Ashok Bhagani – Footsying With Top Blair Minister?

     

    British PM Brown Says: Investigate paid job’ Outside Parliamentary Duties 

    Although Gordon Brown’s response seems made to get the spotlight off McNulty, it contains a solid suggestion:  investigate paid jobsthat MP’s might be taking beyond their parliamentary remit. 

    An enquiry needs to ask McNulty to disclose his entire dealings with this cult which has been strongly exposed by the BBC in 2004 and other major investigative media in the UK and and other countries. 

    Further Reading 

    The Daily Mail, which  initiated the story, now reports – last updated at 8:53 PM on 25th March 2009:

    Tony McNulty’s political career in doubt as he faces inquiry in    ‘second home’ expenses row
    Tony McNulty’s political career was in peril last night after Westminster’s sleaze watchdog launched an investigation over claims that he abused his expenses … 
    The probe will look at his decision to designate the house in his Harrow East constituency as a ‘second home’ even although he rarely stays there.
    The investigation, which could drag on for months, is deeply damaging for Mr McNulty.
    Until the scandal broke, he was being tipped for a future Cabinet position.
    MP perks targeted by standards committee
    The Guardian Wednesday 25 March
    Payments for second London homes, jobs for family members and interest-free mortgages in the firing line
    The Guardian Tuesday 24 March 2009

                 PM steps into expenses row with inquiry call

    The prime minister also tried to wrongfoot the Tories by saying that Sir Christopher Kelly, the standards committee chairman, should at the same time examine the issue of MPs’ outside interests, including paid jobs outside parliament.

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    View Video  Clips that reveal the risk to the British Labour Government for tolerating Tony McNulty’s long flirtation with a cult leader so resoundingly exposed in the British media, and far beyond

    NOTE: Dr G. Venkataraman, Sai Baba’s radio chief and world deputy chairman, has said on Sai Global Harmony’s official website that the aim is to transmit Sai Baba’s message into every home. What he conceals is that the agenda of the sect is to see Sathya Sai Baba ruling the world.

    Has, then, Tony McNulty been taking consultancy fees or any other kind of payment in regard to the Sathya Sai Baba cult’s plans? These are to ensure that Sai Baba’s message is heard via powerful satellite transmission of Sai Global Harmony through WorldSpace Corporation across the UK, just as it broadcasts to other countries.

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    Tony McNulty Brit MP. Expenses Scandal Erupts. His Sai Baba Cult Nexus Yet To Be Probed

    Posted by Barry Pittard on March 23, 2009

    A big scandal has erupted in the UK surrounding  British Labour Member of Parliament, Tony McNulty.

    Will Sai Baba Take Heat off Brit Minister Tony McNulty MP

    Will Sai Baba Take Heat off Brit Minister Tony McNulty MP

    Some of my readers will recall that McNulty is connected with the head of the Sathya Sai Organization in the UK, Ashok Bhagani. Evidence suggests the two men are friends.

    It is also known that Bhagani’s daughter has long been working, with varying hours of service, for Bhagani in his Westminster office.

    Tony McNulty has represented the Harrow Constituency since 1997, and been a government Minister since 2002. He is currently Minister of State for Employment and Welfare Reform, although widely tipped to become Home Minister. His wife is Christine Gilbert, the chief inspector of schools, with whose Ministry questions about Sai Baba’s secular fronts in Education in Human Values have been raised. The Times of London writer Dominic Kennedy raised on page 3. this issue of unacknowledged sect influence in UK, referring to June Auton, a familiar figure in Sai Baba’s UK organization. See:

    ‘Suicide, sex and the guru. The reputation of Sai Baba, a holy man to the rich and famous, has been tarnished by mysterious deaths and allegations of sexual abuse’The Times – August 27, 2001

    The international Sathya Sai Organization has been going all out to penetrate the world’s satellite radio waves.  It is known that McNulty has been involved in efforts to bring these plans to fruition.

    As declared by the director of Radio Sai Global Harmony, Dr G. Venkataraman, the aim is to get Sathya Sai Baba and his message into every corner of the globe. See:

    Sathya Sai Baba’s ‘Minister of Propaganda’ – Dr G. Venkataraman

    Note: Launched in November 23, 2001, Radio Sai Global Harmony in conjunction with Sri Satya Sai Books and Publications Trust, all part of the International Sathya Organization, delivers 24/7 satellite broadcasts via WorldSpace Corporation in many regions of the world. The latter’s supremo, Dr Michael Nobel, has extensively sung Sai Baba’s praises. See comments about Nobel in Robert Priddy’s articles:

    Sathya Sai Baba’s hunger for international recognition

    Dr Michael Nobel, Sai Baba man. Warned by Nobel Foundation, Sweden

    Dr Michael Nobel, Sai Baba man. Warned by Nobel Foundation, Sweden

    Nobel has been effectively disposed of in reports by e.g., The New York Times and by the Royal Swedish Nobel Foundation itself (see links in the Robert Priddy article). Sai Baba’s statement in a discourse (November 18, 2001), very far from omniscient, is also exposed for all eyes except those of his smitten followers:

    “They are giving the Nobel Prize to many people. The man who gives the Nobel Prize (Chairman of the Nobel Prize Committee) is coming here on the 22nd November. The ones who will show this to the whole world, TV people, are all coming here on the 22nd.

    Major British Newspaper Called Investigative Journalist off McNulty-Bhagani story

    In 2008, a leading journalist from one of Britain’s top newspapers, The Guardian, attempted to investigate this McNulty-Bhagani nexus.  As soon as he made headway, he got called off the story.  However, on Saturday November 4, 2007, The Guardian had run Paul Lewis’s story The Indian living god, The paedophilia claims and the Duke of Edinburgh awards.  See my article:

    UK Guardian On Sathya Sai Baba and Duke’s Awards

    There have been instances where sudden spikings of Sai Baba related stories, much to the upset of journalists who have put in a lot of investigative slog – such as senior journalists on CanWest (where wealthy Canadian Sai Baba cult members threatened the withdrawal of considerable business advertisements). At the 11th hour, the editor of The West Australian pulled a story by award-winning journalist Torrance Mendez that was to be front paged. However, it is known that The Times, BBC, CBC (Canada), SBS (Australia) and India Today have all withstood considerable pressures by Sai Baba’s extremely wealthy and well-connected emissaries.

    The Sathya Sai Organization is noted, whenever it gets wind of an upcoming media story, for attempting to keep critical stories OUT of the news. As perfectly fits its authoritarian, cultic status, it does not stand for openness, transparency and accountability. See the BBC film footage from its 2004 documentary:

    Sathya Sai Baba Chief, Dr Goldstein, Explodes. “I am the consummate professional” (See Film Clips)

    BBC Cameras Catch Sai Baba Cheating With Gold Sivalingam. (Film Clip)

    The BBC’s ‘The Secret Swami’ (Sai Baba). Revealing Footage

    See footage from India’s equivalent of the BBC, Doordashan:

    Censored Indian National Television Film of Sai Baba Cheating

    The McNulty-Bhagani Nexus

    There are questions to be asked about what kind of contributions may have been made by Bhagani to McNulty. Also, whether McNulty’s links with the Sathya Sai Baba sect are more than would be required of an MP on behalf of constituents.

    Why has McNulty had such close association with the Sathya Sai Baba cult? This – when the Times of London, the BBC, CBC, SBS, ABC, The Telegraph, The Guardian, and serious media in other parts of the world, including India Today, all stood by the integrity of their investigations. Why, in short, Tony McNulty’s persistent linkage with the Sai sect?

    Tony McNulty British MP. Sathya Sai Baba Behind Him

    In background: Sathya Sai Baba’s photo. Is Sai Baba behind Tony McNulty MP in more ways than have been made known? Will McNulty declare moneys that he has received from any strongly Sathya Sai Baba-connected source? Will he disclose why he has made many visits to Sathya Sai Baba venues? Will he say what his interests are in Sai Global Harmony and in the setting up of a powerful transmitter in Great Britain?

    The Daily Mail Story: Tony McNulty Expenses Disclosures

    Yesterday, Sunday, Mar 22 2009, The Daily Mail ran a lengthy story that suggests McNulty has been, if not outrightly corrupt, then taking expenses of a kind bound to anger millions of Britons who are facing dangerously rising unemployment rates. See:

    Minister’s £60,000 expenses for parents’ home: ‘Rumbled’ Tony McNulty drops claim… then calls for it to be curtailed

    Among other newspapers reacting to the Daily Mail reports, the BBC has responded:

    McNulty defends expenses claims

    It will be interesting to watch the development of this story. In the meantime, my articles on Tony McNulty are:

    Tony McNulty Sathya Sai Baba Cult Supporter Tipped As UK Home Minister

    Posted on February 18, 2009

    Ashok Bhagani – Footsying With Top Blair Minister?

    Posted on February 22, 2007

    Articles on Ashok Bhagani

    By Robert Priddy

    (Former longtime head of the Sathya Sai Organization, Norway. Retired academic, University of Oslo).

    (The latter article is valuable because of references and links concerning Ashok Bhagani’s ties with The Eastern Eye).

    BBC Acted “Totally Irresponsibly” Says Ashok Bhagani

    Ashok Bhagani, Sathya Sai Baba cult promoter in UK

    By  Barry Pittard

    Ashok Bhagani – Blotting Out Conscience and Memory?

    Ashok Bhagani and The Secret Swami

    Ashok Bhagani Uses Race Card

    UK Sai Baba Head, Ashok Bhagani Exposes Himself

    For Media and Other Investigators

    Exposure of Sathya Sai Baba. Media Source List

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    Sathya Sai Baba Organization’s Betrayal of Love and Compassion

    Posted by Barry Pittard on March 20, 2009

    Many Sathya Sai Baba devotees have betrayed their memories and allowed to be constantly set upon, vilified, demeaned, defamed and libeled those whom they had so long loved, honored and worked side-by-side with.

    Factors which prevent a wider former devotee visibility on the Internet or in the law courts include the following:

    • Wanting to “move on”
    • Preservation of business, family or professional relationships.  A prominent example of this is the case of the former head of the Australian Sathya Sai Organization, Terry Gallagher, an agriculturalist and businessman of News South Wales, Australia.  At length by telephone, he told me that, against extraordinary unwillingness of devotees to look at the allegations,  he had done what he could to investigate and surface the terrible facts about Sai Baba’s serial sexual abuse of young males. He told me that he had extensively shown documentation to Valmai Worthington, a Brisbane leader of the Sathya Sai Organization, who has led many groups to from Australia to see Sai Baba, but this had not led to meaningful action. Other leaders were likewise impervious and went into the utmost psychological denial. Groups, including those with young males in them, continued to go to the ashram. (See below excerpts from the Terry Gallagher testimony and the link to the full document).These explorations – including direct contact with a number of deeply concerned students from Sai Baba’s education establishment – culminated in Terry Gallager’s resignation on the most serious moral principle from his headship of the Australian Sathya Sai Organization. However, he said, his relations with his brother-in-law, Neville Fredericks, now the head of the Sathya Sai Organization in Australia, had slowly been repaired in both the family and business sense, and he (Gallagher) didn’t want to raise his voice further. NOTE:  For those with limited time, I have excerpted, for the sake of a focus, some points from Terry Gallagher’s testimony, which was first published by David and Faye Bailey (very prominent leaders who also resigned) in The Quarterly, UK. Later it appeared in the September-October 1999 edition of the Australian magazine ‘Nexus’ when the editor, Duncan Roads, became, as he has accounted, disillusioned with Sathya Sai Baba, having heard from a number of other alternate and firm sources with similar accounts.
    • Fear of being publicly attacked and ridiculed. See also:  Cultic Depersonalization or Demonization of Dissenters
    • Fear of being harassed and shunned in their own communities
    • Because advised by those at the sharp end, even when they were willing to testify, unless they were very well prepared psychologically not to submit themselves to the fanatical depradations of those Sai Baba people who make threats of law (see HERE and HERE and HERE) against former devotees and the media;  use Sai Baba devotees to spy and report on former devotees; direct and serious sabotage against former devotees in business, work and place of study; etc.; manipulation of Internet technicalities in an attempt to silence critics; and so on …

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    Terry Gallagher’s Testimony

    (Excerpts)

    Upon leaving the interview, I was told by Sai Baba that I should sit on the verandah of the mandir in the future, with students from the colleges and other devotees. As it turned out, this gave me the opportunity to meet people and observe events very closely that I otherwise might not have had the opportunity to do …

    … We returned to the ashram again in 1985 for one month; and then in 1986 we stayed for seven months, at which time our daughters attended Sai Baba’s school …

    … I will never forget the look of anguish on Sai Baba’s face when he came onto the verandah of the mandir early one morning and dropped two vibhuti pellets in front of me as he attempted to accept a rose from a college student. There was no vibhuti materialisation during darshan that morning!

    I observed how he transferred these vibhuti pellets from one hand to the other, using the letters he collects from devotees to disguise his movements. In the many interviews that followed, I also observed more than thirty instances of rings, “diamonds”, japamalas, vibhuti containers, etc., all being produced by sleight of hand and deception …

    … Sai Baba made no comment on our accusations and was only anxious to know who had told us these details, requesting us to tell him several times! Having had dozens of interviews over the years, this was the most stressful and uncomfortable interview our family had ever experienced.

    Sai Baba was tense and agitated, and his body language told us all that what we had found out him was the truth! We left the interview and returned to Australia.

    The following years were very difficult spiritually; we concentrated on all the positive aspects we had experienced over the past ten years and found this comforting.

    When we attempted to tell others about our experiences and the truth about SaiBaba, no one would believe us, except those who had also had similar experiences- and mostly fear prevents them from telling others.

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    Confirmation of Terry Gallagher’s Observations of Long Ago. Selection from a larger database of film clips.

    Terry Gallagher’s growing cognition – between 1986 and 1993 (the years of the grisly police executions in Sai Baba’s bedroom) that something was seriously amiss is suggestive of three points that are not appreciated by all minds: 

    The first is that, under sway of powerful belief, rational or conscientious promptings are ignored.

    The second, that the time taken for the psychological masking rationalisations can persist for years. The ‘something’ unsettled, the nagging doubts are replaced by focusing on all the non-conflictive preoccupations. There have been Sathya Sai Baba apologists and attackers who wish to bypass such considerations. They drive questions such as: why didn’t the person act on their observations earlier? They scorn individuals who undergo conditions that we are all too humanly prey to. Still more, they embody the very psychological principle of being in-denial that I have just referred to!

    The third point is that film clips whose links are below, will allow the viewer a sort of Gallagher’s-eye-view which that early whistle-blower experienced in those years before, and indeed took on a lot of pain for himself when he investigated and shared with others.

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    Sathya Sai Organization Libels Those Who Have Left It

    Posted by Barry Pittard on March 17, 2009

     

    It pleases Sai Baba’s Internet defenders – not to mention those elsewhere – grossly to misrepresent those former devotees active in bringing many allegations about Sai Baba and his cult to international light. It portrays former devotees as but “a small handful of disgruntled” individuals.

    This “disgruntled” label is familiarly used by Sai center leaders when they inform their congregations to pay no heed to the allegations. They, under strict instructions, say that it is “Swami’s wish” that devotees do not read the Internet writings against him.

    But, as Sai Baba’s apologists would have it, those such as Robert Priddy, Brian Steel, myself and many others who have left Sai Baba are in some kind of unholy conspiracy. Among those who pronounce such unustainable defamations is the deputy chairman of the Sathya Sai Baba Organization, Dr G. Venkataraman. See:

    Sathya Sai Baba’s ‘Minister’of Propaganda – Dr G. Venkataraman

    Indian Nuclear Scientist Now Sai Baba’s Global Radio Chief

    Sathya Sai Baba’s Deputy Head, Dr G. Venkataraman, Speaks of “Mr Idi Amin”

    The Declaring of Non Persons and Annihilation of Personal History

    However, there are many in the Sathya Sai Organization who suppress a palpable  fact:  namely, that many of those who have left it, having investigated the allegations – particularly in their own Sai centers – were held in high esteem for decades.

    These continuing Sai Baba center members have allowed themselves, year after year, to be party to defamation of many former devotees by the core leaders, which has been echoed all the way down the leadership heirarchy. Some top leaders who have so shamefully hidden vital facts from many rank-and-file devotees include:  Michael Goldstein, Indulal Shah, William Harvey, Bob Bozzani, Jagadeesan, Ashok Bhagani, T.Sri Ramanathan, Thorbjørn Meyer, Steen Piculell, Leonardo Gutter …  (Note the incredible top-heaviness of males in the Sathya Sai heirarchy!).

    As the siftings and sortings of both documentary and psychological history portray themselves, it will be to their lasting shame that so many Sai devotees have stifled their consciences and commonsense.

    As the Sathya Sai Organization has now only too potently seen, ever wider political, civic, religious, academic institutions now shy away from them when the sect attempts to gain outreach in communities around the world.

    There has been a huge effort by former devotees to bring to international attention the facts relating to:

    Further Reading

    Dissent From Guru Cults Draws Slander and Harassment

    Sai Baba. Some Dissenting Themes and Resources

    Cultic Depersonalization or Demonization of Dissenters

    Some Key Cultic Responses To Critics

    Sathya Sai Baba Cult. Blind Eye To Massive Slander

    Terribly Revealing Film Clips


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    Sathya Sai Baba and his Organization Permit Attacks On Ex-followers

    Posted by Barry Pittard on March 14, 2009

    An article at the blogsite of Robert Priddy, former longtime leader of the Sathya Sai Organization in Norway, notes that those who have more recently quit report no cases where Sai Baba or his organization have attempted to stop the libels in which members are implicated.

    Sai Cultists Stultify Their Hearts

    Many members of the Sathya Sai Organization have for years known, loved and respected those who subsequently have investigated the allegations and anomalies. That they can turn such a blind eye, and so stultify their hearts, and yet still claim to be loving and truthful shows them to be of a group that communities and institutions throughout the world need to be most wary of.

    As previously chronicled, Sai Baba’s and his organization’s hidden agenda is that he is to take over the world and rule it before circa CE 2022:

    ‘Secret Swami’ Cult Recruits At Prime Public Venues

    The Secrecy The ‘Secret Swami’ Demands of Devotees

    Devotees are told not to mention this projected so-called Sai revolution in the whole world in any of their public interfaces. A very recent example of a major Sai cult leader lying about the religious nature is that of Moyia O’Brien, wealthy director of a Sathya Sai Organization front called SWARA (Sunshine Welfare Remedial Association), when interviewed by a senior investigative journalist Chris Allen in a top Australian television program ‘A Current Affair’. The sacked staff, to whom tribute had hitherto been paid, along with many clients have felt a terrible betrayal by Moyia O’Brien of her late sister Dorothy O’Brien, whom they loved and trusted for her professionalism, quite beside her pronounced qualities of compassion and understanding. Moyia O’Brien promptly summoned violent security personal and the dissenting staff and disable clients were badly shaken by the hideous response that millions of television viewers in Australia were able to see and judge for themselves. Was this the ‘Sathya’, ‘Right Conduct’, ‘Peace’, ‘Love’ and ‘Non-violence’ that Sai Baba and his devotees are forever proclaiming …?

    Resemblance of The Sai Autocracy To Common Bullies

    How did the cult go about subsequent damage mitigation? As it usually does – by threats against Ninemsn, which succumbed to them, we have been informed by a reliable, well-placed media insider. Other leading media in Australia – SBS, The Age, The Advertiser, (perhaps the West Australian but the journalist is keeping ‘Mum’) and other parts of the world, including the BBC, CBC (Canada), Times of London, Telegraph, Guardian, CanWest (Canada), India Today and others have stood up to Sai Baba’s extremely wealthy and powerful emissaries with their threats. I myself am among those who have been strongly threatened – in my case by Sri T. Ramanathan, recent very pompous and autocratic former head of the Sathya Sai Baba Organization in Australia. One must not so much as eye-blink in the face of these inconscienable figures, who bully like common thugs.

    Moyia O’Brien’s mendacious and outright denial of the religious or cultic status of the Sathya Sai Organization is plain to anyone who watches the video segment, which my reader can do by clicking this photo:

    Australian Current Affair Exposes Sathy Sai Baba Cult

    Australian Current Affair Exposes Sathy Sai Baba Cult

    Further References

    Sathya Sai Cult Under Media Scrutiny In Australia

    Sathya Sai Baba Cult Exposure By Major TV Channel In Australia

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    Revealing Materials

    Sathya Sai Baba Chief, Dr Goldstein, Explodes. “I am the consummate professional” (See Film Clips)

    See Photos

    … of the incredible pomp and lavishness that is funded by vast revenues from around the world that accrue to the Sathya Sai Central Trust in India:

    Sai Baba, Kubla Khan, Citizen Kane, Bill Gates et alia

    See Video Clips

    that show two forms of magic – that of delight and wonder;  and that of the utmost cheating for which succeeding generations of Indians will necessarily sheet home blame to Sathya Sai Baba and his fauning underlings for tainting their country which has for so long abounded in wonderful examples of genuine saintliness:

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    Sleight Of Hand. The Sleightness of Sathya Sai Baba (Exposing film clips)

    Posted by Barry Pittard on March 10, 2009

    Quite often, among our friends or acquaintances, there is someone who has astonished – or appalled! – us with a few magic tricks.

    The Ease of Learning and Performing Basic Magic Tricks

    Most children and adult libraries have a selection of books on the how-to of a wide range of magic tricks. These show that, without much ingenuity or skill, most people can pick up a few, with a fundament being, of course, sleight-of-hand, not to mention the use of confederates (But can you always trust them?)

    For the clear use of a confederate, you can see Doordarshan’s – Indian national radio and television broadcaster –  video footage showing Sathya Sai Baba’s palming of a necklace from beneath a trophy handed to him by his flunky. This film the then Indian Prime Minister P.V. Narasimha Rao, a Sathya Sai Baba devotee, quickly moved to censor:

    Censored Indian National Television Film of Sai Baba Cheating

    Simple Man-about-town’s Magic Impromptu

    A few months ago, I was sitting in a cafe and a local character of little education wandered in. He began entertaining the rest of us with a charming and adept suite of parlour tricks. I chatted with him afterwards. Clearly, he had never heard of Sathya Sai Baba. After my briefly describing Sai Baba’s so-called miraculous manifestation of objects, he immediately sprang into action, and indeed the quickness of the hand deceived the eye – until he slowed things down and also stopped diverting the observer’s attention from e.g., palming and transference of objects. Although he felt honor-bound not to reveal a number of the other tricks that he (the young man) had earlier performed, he showed exactly how Sai Baba produces necklances, pendents and sacred ash, etc.

    His displays were akin to those of Nils Krøjgaard, the professional Danish conjuror, who is seen in ‘Seduced’, a television documentary (2002) by Denmark’s national broadcaster DR, which exposes Sai Baba. You can see the 53-minute documentary, for Broadband (80 megabytes) HERE. For Dialup (21 mb) HERE. and the transcript HERE.

    Goldie Hawn, the famous Hollywood film star is seen sitting, right hand side of the film clip, near to Sai Baba as he performs his trick.

    Famous Indian Skeptics Educate Masses About Fraudsters’ Tricks

    Courageous Indian rationalists, such as B. Premanand and Professor Narendra Nayak attempt to educate India-wide audiences in demonstrations – ‘Miracle-exposures’ – of the conjuring techniques by which so-called ‘holy men’ like Sai Baba deceive the masses.

    Fortunately these days, one is now able to see slowed-down images of Sai Baba as he produces sacred ash (vibhuthi) or other objects. See my blogs of the last few days of March, 2009, which contain relevant links:

    Right Hand. Sleight Hand. Watch Sai Baba Cheat With Sacred Ash (Film clip)

    Censored Indian National Television Film of Sai Baba Cheating

    BBC Cameras Catch Sai Baba Cheating With Gold Sivalingam. (Film Clip)

    Master Magicians or Illusionists

    On the other hand, there are master magicians or illusionists who are disciplined in the sense that, for example, a ballet dancer or virtuoso instrumentalist, becomes a consummate practitioner, requiring hours of daily practice. Some magicians risk their lives in pursuit of their craft. A number of them gain, such as the fabled Harry Houdini (see footage at end of this article), almost superhuman personal psycho-physical control. For a contemporary example, see: David Blaine breaks world record on Oprah Winfrey Show for holding his breath

    The magic tricks Sathya Sai Baba employs are a pale shadow of these. But they are comparable to what a adroit enough amateur can learn and perform. Do take care, though, as a kid, I once accidently swallowed a coin while trying to master a trick – ah, will the days of half pennies never return?!.

    Behold Their Holinesses – the Company of Great Magicians

    Imagine how successfully any of the outstanding magicians I refer to below could have set themselves up as ‘holy’ men in India!  Or imagine how, in a socio-economically developing country like India, where there is still a great deal of mystification especially of non-educated and semi-educated, how easy it is for an arch-deceiver such as Sathya Sai Baba – and a great many frauds without his more greatly famed and curious talents – to mislead the public.

    Many Indians Disdain So-Called ‘Godmen’ Who Detract From India Greatness

    Many Indians of my acquaintance (and I lived in that great country for several years), whether religious, humanist or atheist feel terribly badly about the superstition and corruption to which the socio-economic condition gives rise.

    Below, here are a few master magicians. Some of them are teachers by nature and ready to show how some of the tricks are done. The English magician Derren Brown, like the immortal Houdini, is committed to exposing fraudulence.

    Note: a) Alphabetical order of surnames is followed. b) Clicking on the name of the magician/illusionist brings up their website

    Note: In a forthcoming article:  Formost female magicians! Including:

    Dorothy Dietrich
    Angela Funovits
    Kate Medvedeva
    Tina Lenert
    Sue-Anne
    (My own country Australia’s magic star, named (2007) in the book ‘Historias de Magas Antiguas y Modernas’ which surveys the greatest female magicians in history). And, rivalling her for her place –

    Cath Jamison, also of Australia

    But – for now  –

    David Blaine

    The New York Times wrote, “He’s taken a craft that’s been around for hundreds of years and done something unique and fresh with it”.

    Wikipedia article

    Videos

    David BlaineVideo

    David Blaine teaches the simple fan
    David Blaine Videos – Many Metacafe clips

    ………..

    Lance Burton

    “Burton is a magic purist whose show is a loving homage to his craft”.

    Kathleen Foley. Los Angeles Times. December 3, 2001.

    Wikipedia article

    Videos

    Lance Burton Sleight Of Hand Magic

    Lance Burton and The Dove

    Magic Secrets Revealed: Lance Burton unveils some mysteries of magic. New secrets featured each month

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    Derren Brown

    “… a stage act that stretches back 100 years and a future that might be as lengthy”

    January 14, 2009.

    YouTube – Derren Brown shows how mediums work

    Mind Control with Derren Brown

    Several videos, both shorter and longer, are at Britain’s Channel 4 website:

    http://www.channel4.com/entertainment/tv/microsites/D/derrenbrown/index.html

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    David Copperfield

    YouTube – David CopperfieldThirteen

    Doug Henning (The late)

    For the magician:

    “The hard must become habit
    The habit must become easy
    The easy must become
    Beautiful”

    “I consider Jim the most brilliant mind in magic.” Jim Steinmeyer, whom, in turn, the New York Times described as the “celebrated invisible man—inventor, designer and creative brain behind many of the great stage magicians of the last quarter-century.”

    Doug Henning’s The Magic Show review, Vimeo.

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    Right Hand. Sleight Hand. Watch Sai Baba Cheat With Sacred Ash (Film clip)

    Posted by Barry Pittard on March 8, 2009

    Repeatedly, on footage of Sathya Sai Baba’s apparent miracles of the materialization type, an observer – other than one stricken with blind faith – can see the same technique that magicians use, the world over.

    Sathya Sai Baba's Sleight Hand

    Sathya Sai Baba’s Sleight Hand.

    The One Hand That Knows What The Other Is Doing (more than just slightly)

    Watch Sai Baba’s right hand. It goes beneath the pile of letters (taken from the seated crowds) he holds in his left hand.  Note the swift movement as, with his right hand, he extricates the solidified material from his left. This material has yet to be crushed by the fingers of his right hand.

    Quite literally, he is ‘pulling a swifty’.  Had he carried a hat instead of the letters he might have pulled a rabbit out by the ears.

    If he were naturally, and without trickery, manifesting the vibhuthi (sacred ash), there would be no need for this frequent characteristic of reaching under the letters.

    In short, the solid (pellet) material that is waiting to be crushed into the powder is already in his left hand.

    Video Footage of Sai Baba’s Baba’s Fake Vibhuthi Materialization

    Right Hand. Sleight Hand. Watch Sai Baba Cheat With Sacred Ash

    (1.84 MB)

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    For Sleight (or slight) Of Mind, See:

    Revealing footage from the BBC’s ‘The Secret Swami’ which reveals the extraordinary anger and lack of Dr Michael Goldstein. He is the world head of the organization which Sathya Sai Baba says is THE divine organization via which he will save the entire world. This statement – among his many prophecies which have already been falsified – does not exactly look as though it is at all likely to be fulfilled. If we could laugh it all off, all might be well. However, it is well-known that Sai Baba has highly committed, highly organized devotees and well-wishers throughout the world, and that they operate locally as well as in many of the highest echelons of world power.

    View BBC Video Clips of Dr Michael Goldstein

    Dr Goldstein of Covina, southern California, USA, 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 (See: BBC Hidden Camera in ‘Secret Swami’. Ethical?)

    Michael Goldstein and the sexual allegations (2,10 Mbs)

    Michael Goldstein admits his view is merely a belief (456kbs)

    Michael Goldstein explodes with anger (710kbs)

    Dr. Goldstein again reveals his higher self (1.500Kb)

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    SEE my article with links to some of the world’s most famous magicians (or illusionists) using sleight-of-hand far more sophisticatedly than does Sathya Sai Baba. He gets caught out; many devotees who see this react rather like the people in Hans Christian Anderson’s celebrated tale -‘The Emperor’s New Clothes’. I have included the story at this link:

    When ‘Divine’ Magnetism Becomes A Dead Weight

    Learn how sleight-of-hand is done:

    Sleight Of Hand. The Sleightness of Sathya Sai Baba (Exposing film clips)

    Note: Quite apart from Sai Baba photos and videos, including those unwittingly taken by Sai devotees themselves over the years, there has been the occurrence where devotees who have seen Sai Baba cheating – i.e., using sleight of hand, etc., – have come away terribly confused and upset, and some have lost faith. Others have gone into denial, and said that it was a mere test of their faith by “the Lord”, etc., …..

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    Select Reading

    Sai Baba – A Fake Avatar’s Fake Materialization

    Quote from this article:

    Former head of the Norwegian Sathya Sai Baba Organization Robert Priddy (Blogsite:  http://robertpriddy.wordpress.com) 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.

    For detailed accounts, see:

    Sathya Sai Baba Green “Diamond” Proved A Fake – ‘Materialised’ For Robert Priddy, Exposed By Top Danish Diamond Expert

    Sai Baba Fake Diamonds

    Film Clip of Sathya Sai Baba's magic trick

    Film Clip of Sathya Sai Baba's magic

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    Further Reading

    The BBC’s ‘The Secret Swami’ – A Revision

    BBC Hidden Camera in ‘Secret Swami’. Ethical?

    Guru Sex Abuse Testimony To BBC – After Years of Silence

    Indian Minister Shields Sai Baba on BBC television

    Probed On Male Sex Abuse, Sai Baba Evicts BBC TV Team

    V.P.B. Nair. B.Premanand. R.Priddy: Sai Baba Bedroom Killings

    Exposure of Sathya Sai Baba. Media Source List

    Video Resources

    The Secret Swami (BBC Television):
    (154 MB, Broadband)

    Seduced (DR, Danish Broadcasting, Denmark’s national television and radio broadcaster):
    (80 MB, Broadband)

    http://home.hetnet.nl/~seduced/seduced.wmv
    (21 MB, Modem)

    Right Hand. Sleight Hand. Watch Sai Baba Cheat With Sacred Ash (Film clip)

    BBC and Other Film Footage Shows India’s Top Guru Sathya Sai Baba Faking Miracles

    BBC Footage Exposes Fake Sathya Sai Baba Miracle « Call For Media and Government Investigation

    Sathya Sai Baba Chief, Dr Goldstein, Explodes. “I am the consummate professional” (See Film Clips)

    Raising ever more serious questions about how spiritual is the head of what Sathya Sai Baba has called THE divine organization in the world,

    Michael Goldstein explodes with anger (710kbs)

    at the BBC’s perfectly reasonable questions about accountability

    Dr. Goldstein again reveals his higher self (1.500Kb)

    Michael Goldstein and the sexual allegations (2,10 Mbs)

    Michael Goldstein admits his view is merely a belief (456kbs)

    Sathya Sai Baba Cult Exposure By Major TV Channel In Australia « Call For Media and Government Investigation

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    General
    Excerpt From Public Petition

    (Note: You may prefer to proceed straight to the Petition):

    Public Petition For Official Investigations of Sathya Sai Baba and His Worldwide Organization

    There is a Spanish version available:

    PETICIÓN PÚBLICA PARA INVESTIGACIONES OFICIALES DE SATHYA SAI BABA Y SU ORGANIZACIÓN A NIVEL MUNDIAL)

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    Censored Indian National Television Film of Sai Baba Cheating

    Posted by Barry Pittard on March 5, 2009

    Watch Sathya Sai Baba as he is caught out cheating in the supposed  materialization of a necklace. This is the August 1992 footage taken in Hyderabad by Doordarshan, India’s national television and radio broadcaster.  The Prime Minister of the time, P.V. Narasimha Rao,

    Late P.V.Narasimha Rao. Sathya Sai Baba mana Sai Baba devotee, stepped in and forbade the showing of the film.

    Click on this link to watch the clip:

    Baba cheating with necklace (1.7 MB)

    Keep an eye on:

    – the assistant’s hand

    – the exchange of the object to be (ostensibly) miraculously materialized

    – Sai Baba’s right hand taking hold of the object and then appearing to materialize it.

    This was but one case in a great many cases where, all along, heavy government and media censorship have obtained in India in matters detrimental to Sai Baba. His Sathya Sai Organization is extremely widespread and powerful in that country.  The constantly corrupt leaders, irrespective of which party or coalition is in office, have no desire to see cut off the vast wealth in donations that flow to India from abroad from Sai Baba followers and other well-wishers.

    Being Wary With One’s Donations

    Especially, if you have ever donated, or have been thinking about donating to the Sathya Sai Organization, you might consider looking at the following articles. The photographs may well be enough to put you off forever. See:

    Sai Baba Exchequer Worth Billions. Many Countries Donate

    For a photographic glimpse of the incredible lavish material ’spendour of Puttaparthi’, see:

    India’s ‘Emperor’ Sai Baba. By His Lavish Spending Ye Shall Know Him
    Sai Baba, Kubla Khan, Citizen Kane, Bill Gates et alia.
    Sathya Sai Baba Chariots.

    SEE article with links to some of the world’s most famous magicians using sleight-of-hand far more sophisticatedly than does Sathya Sai Baba. Learn how it is done.

    Sleight Of Hand. The Sleightness of Sathya Sai Baba (Exposing film clips)


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    Sai Baba Cultists’ Gull Wider Communities

    Posted by Barry Pittard on March 3, 2009

    Anguished families and individuals have many times gone to Sai Baba’s world chief Dr Michael Goldstein of Covina California, USA, and other leaders of the Sathya Sai Organization, about harrowing accounts of Sathya Sai Baba serial sexual molestation of boys and young men from many countries, and also other greatly disturbing abuses. For the BBC’s glaring exposure of Dr Goldstein, see:

    Sathya Sai Baba Chief, Dr Goldstein, Explodes. “I am the consummate professional” (See Film Clips)

    The Heartlessness of Sai

    Michael Goldstein and Sai Baba’s officials have turned their backs on large numbers to whom was owed, with no shadow of doubt, clear duty of care. He and these servitors have been derelict. They, like their founder, have betrayed those who had served Sai Baba devotedly down many years, and had made great sacrifices in terms of service and other forms of contribution, including in cases of their life and health.

    Many leaders, including top ranking ones, have stood by devoid of conscience and decency, knowing full well that their co-workers actively defame, libel, harass and attack former devotees. In some cases, they have privately ensured that certain materials be made available.  See:

    Sathya Sai Baba World Cult Leaders Fail To Meet Concerns on Libel

    Sathya Sai Baba Organization and Libel and Disinformation

    Sathya Sai Baba Cult. Blind Eye To Massive Slander

    Dissent From Guru Cults Draws Slander and Harassment

    Sai Baba and his Organization Permit Attacks On Those Who Have Left

    Just as has been the case down the years, those who have left more recently report no cases where Sai Baba or his organization have attempted to stop this.That members can turn such a blind eye, and so stultify their hearts, and yet still claim to be loving, truthful and righteous in their conduct shows them to be a group that communities and institutions throughout the world need to be most wary of.

    It is important to civil health for communities everywhere to learn not to take members of the Sathya Sai Organization, who in so many respects are decent, caring and law-abiding individuals, at face value. Indeed, society has failed to educate itself in cult awareness.

    It needs to be understood that it can be difficult for individuals within the civil community in general to distinguish conservative types of cult member just as it is for the cult members themselves to perceive that they are caught up in something that is, profoundly, not what it purports to be.

    Further Reading

    Cult Exposure. By Their Documents Ye Shall Know Them

    Sai Baba Top Leaders Antidemocratic

    9/11 Memories Discredit Sai Baba and His Global Cult

    Note: Dr Goldstein has made statements about  Sathya Sai Baba saving devotees on 9/11 that almost defy belief.

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    BBC Cameras Catch Sai Baba Cheating With Gold Sivalingam. (Film Clip)

    Posted by Barry Pittard on March 2, 2009

    Behold the ‘Shiva Lingam’ (so-called) miracle. The BBC shot this devastating exposure of Sathya Sai Baba fakery for its documentary ‘The Secret Swami’ at the Maha Shivarathri Festival at Puttaparthi (2004).  The carelessness with which Sathya Sai Baba botched his trick may be explicable by reference to other serious mistakes, in the context of his declining mental and physical health. See: Sai Baba To Be Seen In Moon? But Where Was Moon? and Sathya Sai Baba’s Amazing Predictions and When Disasters Overtake S. Sai Baba’s Promises and Sathya Sai Baba’s Tips To Keep Ageing Away and Ageing and collapse in Sai Baba’s health

    See related article by Barry Pittard

    Sai Baba No Shiva. Gold From His Gut Is Regurgitator’s Trick

    See Also

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    CONTRADICTIONS AND CONFUSIONS CONCERNING JESUS CHRIST AND CHRISTIANITY

    by Serguei Badaev, former President of the Moscow Sathya Sai Baba Centre

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    The Public Petition

    Information on the Public Petition for Official Investigations of Sathya Sai Baba and His Worldwide Organization

    About the Petition For Official Investigation Into Sathya Sai Baba Cult

    (Note: You may prefer to proceed straight to the Petition):

    Public Petition For Official Investigations of Sathya Sai Baba and His Worldwide Organization  

    There is a Spanish version available:  

    PETICIÓN PÚBLICA PARA INVESTIGACIONES OFICIALES DE SATHYA SAI BABA Y SU ORGANIZACIÓN A NIVEL MUNDIAL)

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