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The Quiet Weeding Out Of Sathya Sai Baba’s Embarrassing Statements

Posted by Barry Pittard on May 6, 2010

The official Sathya Sai ‘weeders’ have removed the presence on the internet of major Sathya Sai Baba claims. These are of the sort bound to attract prompt dismissal in the minds of many inquirers. An extremely wide cross-section of any public, except those of his own fold, would regard his claims as stemming from megalomania. And it is those inquirers – and the money and skill-sets that successful recruitment can bring – that Sathya Sai Baba’s organization desperately needs as donors if it is to continue to pay its astronomical bills. What to speak of subsidizing his promise to rule the world before he leaves it, circa 2022!   

It should be noted that the huge claims have not, in and of themselves, been withdrawn. But they are being kept as in-house as possible. Secular fronts like his ‘Education in Human Values’ and ‘Educare’ have been developed, which aim to penetrate schools, universities and other mainstream institutions. Sai Baba’s leaders around the world have been instructed to avoid mention of the claims when dealing with the public. But the tall claims are an absolute article of faith among his devotees, and what is preached in all the Sai centers. The propaganda target is the wider public, which is not going to take kindly to Sai Baba’s grandiose claims.  

Sathya Sai Baba’s weeders can weed out some of his embarrassing statements as much as they like, but they can’t weed out any of his palaces.

Palace-Abode of Sathya Sai Baba

Palace-Abode of Sathya Sai Baba

 The scholarly articles of Brian Steel are notable in this area, as in others, in elucidating the official tampering with Sathya Sai history. See the Sai Organization’s attempts at ‘Downgrading Divinity’ by Brian Steel
See also a summary of his most enormous claims about himself and his missions here and The strong toning down is recorded and discussed in Brian Steels’ Downgrading Divinity
and also at

The following is taken from the main body of the official web page – removed from  (but still archived here)    

Four important discourses by Sri Sathya Sai Baba:
Shiva Shakthi
 (6 July 1963). Swami heals himself from an 8-day stroke and announces his third incarnation as Prema Sai eight years after he leaves this body. The revelation (17 May 1968). The last part of Bhagawan Sri Sathya Sai Baba’s discourse at the “World Conference of Bhagawan Sri Sathya Sai Seva Organizations” in Bombay, 17 May 1968. Sai Baba states plainly and directly that he has come as an incarnation of God to restore righteousness (dharma). Forty-Third birthday discourse (23 November 1968). Swami speaks about His being the Avatar and proclaims his mission on earth: the establishment of righteousness. Who is Sai? (9 June 1974). Sai Baba talks about God, the Religion of Love, and His Avatar-hood. He explains why he materializes rings, etc., and gives them to people, and he explains what “Sai Baba” means.    

Since the movement to expose Sathya Sai Baba and his worldwide cult began to flourish, circa the year 2000, the key leaders of the Sathya Sai Organization have had to make extraordinary attempts to arrest his organization’s decline. This has been an onerous task for them, not only in emotional but in vast financial terms. I have elsewhere noted the recruiting drives (although his propaganda managers certainly do not call them this) in plush venues in various countries. In the article ‘Secret Swami’ Cult Recruits At Prime Public Venues , I wrote:    

“What does the cult  need for its survival – given over a decade of unrelenting exposure? It needs to provide for the stupendous upkeep and maintenance of its costly and sumptuous buildings and various programs that glorify Sathya Sai Baba as God of Gods … (A few recruitment centers are):  Cooper’s Union, New York; Town Hall, Melbourne; Copley International Conference Center, San Diego; Super Dome, Sydney; La Mirada Theatre, Hilton Ballroom (both Los Angeles); Sheraton Hotel & Towers, Chicago; etc., …”   

But what the Sathya Sai weeders cannot remove are the patent evidences of vast opulence, the like of which India has seldom seen.   

For Pomp and Sai-cumstance Baba (Puttaparthi Sai)Sathya Sai Baba in pure golden pomp and circumstance

Sai Baba click here for Sai residence today  Sai Kodaihouse  Sai Trayee

   Sai Dharmak.      

See the articles:    

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

Sai Baba’s Birthday. Vast, Costly Pomp and Ceremony

 Sathya Sai Baba 84th Birthday Celebrations. Will 21st Century India Tolerate The Shame That Is Puttaparthi? 

Golden Throne of India’s Sathya Sai Baba. He says he will Rule the world soon

India’s ‘Emperor’ Sai Baba. By His Lavish Spending Ye Shall Know Him

Sathya Sai Baba Says He Dislikes Pomp

Sai Baba Says His Cult Is ‘The’ Divine Organization In History

The Sathya Sai movement is in tortuous self-contradiction. The more its own documents are analysed, the more this fact rams home.  Thus the now chronically ailing would-be Avatar of All Avatars says:

  “I do not like this pomp and show. I do not derive any joy out of it. Pomp, such as this, has become a fashion now, even among ascetics and monks who ought to know better. They profess poverty and simplicity and yet, they allow or encourage their disciples to waste much energy and money on pomp and pageantry which serve only to develop the egotism of themselves and their followers. The emphasis on show makes a thing hollow of all meaning.” (Sathya Sai Speaks Vol 3, p. 228) 


Sathya Sai Baba approves statue to himself

  “I do not like your going about collecting funds or raising donations”. (SSS Vol 6, p. 325)

Dazzling Opulence In Poor India. Sathya Sai Speaks

  “I do not need grand decorations, huge pandals, arches, flags and such paraphernalia … Even a chair is superfluous! …


Sathya Sai Baba Has Many Thrones


Spend sparing to the minimum needs; do not involve yourselves in expensive luxury. I would like you to spend any extra money that you have for the feeding of the poor or for any similar beneficial object.” (SSS Vol 7, p. 100)


Sathya Sai Baba: Is this a chair or a Throne?

 “I do not need any publicity”. (SSS Vol 7, p. 140)

 “Do not imagine that your task is to propagate Baba and speak of Baba and his message”. (Sathya Sai Speaks Vol 9, p. 191) 



 Further Resources  

 Sathya Sai Baba: ‘Considerable Concern’ In Wider Hindu Community   

 Sathya Sai Organization: World Communities Need To Treat This Sect Cautiously   

Will World Accept Sathya Sai Baba? He Says Yes. Very Soon    

Has ‘World Saviour’ Missed His Plane?   

The Decline and Fall of the Showman Empire

Sai Baba Exchequer Worth Billions. Many Countries Donate

Self-documented Folly of India’s Would-be God

The Sathya Sai Organisation’s Deception and Propaganda Exposed.  Article by Robert Priddy (former leader of SS Org., Sweden) and Barry Pittard (former lecturer at Sathya Sai College, Whitefield).  Part One Two Three Four  


 “The foes of the ‘open society’ (Sir Karl Popper’s term) are those who use its very openness to achieve their closed and devious ends. Sai Baba and his highly authoritarian and cultist organisation have such ends, which critics have tried to make known. Its foremost leaders silence all those who question it- and never face substantive criticisms. For the first time – after six years of pained and guilty silence – since hundreds of long-term devotees left it in disgust – the Sathya Sai Organisation has found it necessary to try to defuse the debate about Sathya Sai Baba’s alleged crimes, deceits and fraudulence. Dr. Venkataraman’s tendentious cover-up article expresses untruths which have long circulated within the cult, giving an opportunity to confront him with facts and truth”  


 Some Video Resources    

(154 MB, Broadband)   

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

‘The Secret Swami’ showcased with selected transcripts and brief
video clips

The Public Petition   

Excerpt From Public Petition (and comments)  


12 Responses to “The Quiet Weeding Out Of Sathya Sai Baba’s Embarrassing Statements”

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  5. […] A decided advantage of speaking out, even though one may not be in command of all material evidence, is that individuals who are well-positioned to know – or to ascertain more evidence – are then able to do their own sleuthing. Sometimes, this situation entails attempts, by the institutions, to further cover up trails, such as using threats to silence witnesses, hushing up leaders and rank-and-file members within their own midst, destroying paper trails or simply by letting crises blow over and attending to damage control by other means. See: ‘Secret Swami’ Cult Recruits At Prime Public Venues and The Quiet Weeding Out Of Sathya Sai Baba’s Embarrassing Statements […]

  6. […] The rational reader will pay proper attention to the arguments of yet another careful commentator whose writings critically probe Sathya Sai Baba’s own accounts of himself. Brian Steel has also written instructively on the supposed Wolf Messing-Sathya Sai Baba nexus. Steel has extensively analysed Sathya Sai literature, on which he was an acknowledged expert well before he quit the Sathya Sai Baba fold. He has often focused on Sathya Sai Baba’s statements as they appear in officially-approved publications that issue from his own publication house. When he is not discoursing on ancient subjects relating to the Vedas, Puranas etc., a habit of Sathya Sai Baba, is to weave into his discourses accounts that often come across as re-workings of stories he has read or heard. The purpose of this seems to be, in no matter how many novel ways, to buttress up his claim to be the avatar of avatars, and add to his own mystique. Sometimes his retellings are in conflict.  In more recent times, there has been considerable ‘weeding’ by editors at Puttaparthi of embarrassing Sathya Baba statements.  See my article:  The Quiet Weeding Out Of Sathya Sai Baba’s Embarrassing Statements […]

  7. […] Innumerable are Sathya Sai Baba’s failed predictions (just as are his broken promises of healing, places in his education institutions, that he will travel to this and that country, and so on). One of the tragedies of India is that so many of her leaders rush off, at great expense, to listen to the prognostications of gurus and other fortune tellers. His editors have made a desperate, but eventually hopeless to expunge some of his more damaging statements from the official Sai literature. See:  The Quiet Weeding Out Of Sathya Sai Baba’s Embarrassing Statements. […]

  8. […] It is not that official Sai editors have not tried, since the glaring spotlight thrown on the cult by critical and competent minds, and the exposure in leading worldwide media, to expunge terrible indicting references from the literature emanating from Sai publishing venues. See:   See:  The Quiet Weeding Out Of Sathya Sai Baba’s Embarrassing Statements. […]

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