Major Downturn of Foreigners Visiting Sai Baba At Puttaparthi
Posted by Barry Pittard on June 26, 2010
Long ago, Sathya Sai Baba told his followers that eventually very few of his devotees would remain. One may posit, of course, less divine explanations for this foretelling, though his devotees think that he speaks from divine all-knowingness. For example, rather, that he saw (rather than omnisciently foresaw) that his unbridled sexual appetite for boys and young men and many other most terrible abuses would finally catch up with him. His game is up, but not his game of relying powerful elements of the Indian power structure to cover up for him.
We receive reports of the enormous decline in the number of foreigners visiting Sathya Sai Baba at the Puttaparthi ashram. It is the western media, such as the BBC, that have investigated and exposed Sathya Sai Baba and his cult. Visitor numbers from within India have been assisted by the pushing of a railhead to Puttaparthi. The airport, however, is now seen by many as a spent force. See Robert Priddy’s: Sathya Sai Airport “white elephant” for sale! See also: Sai Baba’s tennis stadium another white elephant?
I recall being in a group listening in the 70’s to the late Professor P.N. Kasturi, his official biographer, editor of Sai Baba’s magazine Sanathana Sarathi and often Sai Baba’s on-stage translator, saying that: A “big government minister” implored Sathya Sai to allow a railhead all the way up to Puttaparthi, but was refused. It is there now, and enhances Indian crowd numbers, especially among the peasants and the middle class. A powerful reason for his continued patronage in India is that, to its undying shame, most of the Indian media eschews material critical of Sathya Sai Baba. His political clout is too great.
The 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