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Documented: Sathya Sai Baba’s Harsh Chauvinism Against Women

Posted by Barry Pittard on April 17, 2012

The extent to which devotees endured Sathya Sai Baba’s misogyny is truly appalling. It is yet another of a great many instances which show how, in cases of charismatic leaders, human beings sacrifice their intelligence, commonsense and humanity.  See my last post:  Sathya Sai Baba’s Ignoring of Women. And Especial Focus On Boys and Young Men.   Barry Pittard on April 12, 2012

Just A Few Examples of Sathya Sai Baba’s Chauvinism

“Women have their estimable role in household affairs, but they should be kept out of state politics (Sanathana Sarathi, May 1995, p. 118)

His extremely narrow-minded religious fundamentalism is on display, here:

“Rama told Bharata that he should not permit women to take part in affairs of state. Women have their estimable role in household affairs, but they should be kept out of state politics. Don’t employ women as ministers. The reason is: a nation’s honour is based upon its women. It is only when women maintain their respect and honour that the nation will be respected. It is not proper for women to cheapen themselves by roaming in public places.”  (Sanathana Sarathi, May 1995, p. 118)

He often and foolishly equated young romantic love with later, mature love in relationships. In doing so, he did constant dirt against the kind of marriage my own wonderful parents had, along with so many others in so many cultures.

For decades, in his interviews and discourses, thousands from around the world have heard such marriage-antagonistic pronouncements as the following:

“Marriage is 23 hours of problems, 1 hour happiness” (Sometimes, he would say:  5 minutes happiness)

“Marriage is a sickness; The real marriage is with God”

“One man is alone walks on two feet, when married he walks on 4, then children come and after a while he needs to crawl”

“First man has 2 legs, he gets married and becomes an animal with 4 legs. They get one child, a six-legged scorpion, then another, an 8-legged cockroach. One connection leads to another and you lose your freedom”

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Sathya Sai Baba’s Ignoring of Women. And Especial Focus On Boys and Young Men

Posted by Barry Pittard on April 12, 2012

Today, in tribute to Motherhood, I wrote a lyric. I have long noticed how so many mothers pass themselves off, in self-diminishment, as “just a mother”.

For inspiration, I used an instrumental piece of music by Sir Karl Jenkins, the great contemporary British composer:  ‘Children of Dannu’.

 You may like to sing the words along with the music, HERE:

Just A Mother. 

By Barry Pittard.  12 April 2012

Once, I asked a young girl what …

What would you like to be in life?

She tossed her head, said oh just a Mother

Today you’ll see her passing by

And see her baby pout or smile

She’s everywhere, she’s just – a Mother

Today she shops from shelf to shelf

Cares for her babe much more than herself

A passer’s heart cannot but help go ah…ah

(Chorus)  That’s just a Mother passing by

That’s just a Mother passing by

You hear her babe sigh Ma…ah (Ma)

She’s just attuned to baby’s mood

She’s just a Mother with some food

She is just solicitude  –  hm, mm, mm

(Instrumental)

(Chorus, thrice)

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Sathya Sai Baba’s vulgar harshness – well-known to those who knew him better than those who saw him superficially – is the very antithesis of the profound tenderness Sir Karl Jenkins expresses in ‘Children of Dannu’ (and so very much of his other music)

No matter how much Sathya Sai Baba’s devotee’s may like to deny his many downputs about women, he was severely misogynistic. He held a yearly ‘Ladies Day’, but his discourses and behaviour on this and many other occasions show that he often did not, where it counts, honor them. 

For some documentary examples of his chauvenism, see my my post:  Documented: Sathya Sai Baba’s Harsh Chauvinism Against Women

His international Sathya Sai Organization is to this day extremely chauvinistic and male-dominated. Like many of his beliefs, it is as though, in crucial respects, no sociocultural sea changes had ever happened.

Throughout the decades, he famously ignored the women’s side of the darshan. A welter of evidence from around the world helps to make sense of this. For, in the grip of a powerful attraction to boys and young men, he was forever scanning for victims for his homosexual lust (while, of course, forever preaching against lust).

Many times, he disparaged partners, sometimes forcing them to split. To this day, partners who stay together are deeply struck at how he mistaken he was in the nasty characteristics which, in interviews and sometimes darshan, he attributed to them.

Robert Priddy has written incisively of the deep contradictions in Sai Baba’s words and actions in regard to women. See:

Sathya Sai Baba on marriage and family

Ladies Day – Sathya Sai Baba vs. Women’s Day and true female emancipation

Sathya Sai Organization President of 10 states resignation

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But a few of many revealing candid camera shots of the demeanor of the one who said that he was always smiling: –

SATHYA SAI BABA dour and dismal countenance

At 85th Birthday, Sathya Sai Baba's Prolonged Sobbing Fit

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