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Many Notable Sathya Sai Baba Cult Leaders Resign

Posted by Barry Pittard on February 18, 2011

One of the potent, indirect damages to the Sathya Sai Organization comes via the concerned activities of very large numbers of those who are non-devotee family members, friends, neighbors, co-workers in profession, business, and trade, fellow college and students,  etc.

These concerned well-wishers of devotees actively confront the followers in a way those critical writers and apostates could often not directly achieve.

Sathya Sai Baba and his leaders tell followers that they must not look at the critical writing – especially on the internet – about their leader and organization.

Is he the ‘divine’ Luddite?  Or, rather, did he think – at an early of the internet’s development about which he has several times shown crass ignorance – that telling his followers not to look at the internet would succeed in keeping them ignorant of the widespread reports of his crimes?  Reacting to the first surges of internet exposure of him, and in a cranky attempt to hold back the ever-mounting and crashing waves of the internet,  he – King Canute-like – said (Discourse of 15 October 1999:

“Swami has nothing to do with internet. Not only now, even in future also You should not indulge in such wrong activities”. 

Naughty Waves Fail To Obey King Canute

Fortunately, this constraint does not apply to those non-devotees who keenly wish for the well-being of those they know who are Sai Baba followers.

Concerned Sai devotee well-wishers DO examine the critical material which we bring to a very wide public. It is a very large group indeed, and we receive feedback from both individuals and institutions. They are no fools, and come from many socio-cultural, educational backgrounds. They are able to form their own independent view about whether prominent critics write with acceptable tones of public discourse. They see whether we argue well or badly.

The above quote shows but one of Sathya Sai Baba’s Anachronisms (historical mix-ups).
For information and further links  devastating to Sai Baba’s claims of all-knowingness, see:
Brian Steel Demythologizes Early  Foreign-led Sathya Sai Baba Myths

They note that we very often show, via close analysis, indicting documentation from within the Sathya Sai Organization, such as evidence in official publications of Sai Baba’s discourses, which show whole tangled trails of contradiction, hypocrisy and absurdity.

They also see our exposures of the untold lavish pomp and ceremony with which Sai Baba surrounds himself.

Sathya Sai Baba Aloft On Golden Chariot

Sai Baba Quotation In Strange Photographic Juxtaposition

For many third party enquirers, all the pseudo-imperial panoply – the untold, unaccountable spurge of expense in a country so poor as India, and in a world in which even the materialistic West is having to watch its pennies – is alone decisive in forming an extremely poor opinion of Sathya Sai Baba and those who keep him propped up on his gold throne, gold processional float, opulent buildings like his twin palace, and other grossly inappropriate accessories of self-presumptive, almighty office.

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One Of Sathya Sai Baba's Palatial Residences

Still further, they look at the prominent defenders of Sai Baba and his sect and observe levels of vituperation, name-calling, ploys of character assassination, defamation and so on which are remote from Sai Baba’s teachings, such as to speak sweetly, including to those with whom they disagree.

Very commonly, members of the Sathya Sai fold, and Sai Baba himself, demonize those who have raised questions. A great difficulty for the morale of the Sathya Sai Organization is that many devotees with deep misgivings, but who do not dare to speak up, continue to pay lip service. This one fact alone has caused many deep divisions within families of Sai Baba devotees.

Shamefully devotees traduce many around the world who, before they left it, have given decades of honorable service to the Sathya Sai Organization, and to their own wider communities. In the eyes of devotees, these fine individuals were regarded as angels when on-board but demons when they left the ship. So much for blind faith and and an Orwellian collective and selective memory which can quell discernment and conscience ……

Here are two articles featuring the type of conscience-led Sai Baba leaders who were shamefully treated at the highest levels of the Sathya Sai Organization:

Sathya Sai Organization National President – disaffected

The Late Leo Boogaard: A Dutch Voice of Conscience On Sathya Sai Baba

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Further Reading

Sathya Sai Baba Critic Serguei Badaev: An Incisive Voice of Conscience From Russia (Serguei Badaev was ex-President of the Sathya Sai Organization’s Moscow centre, ex-deputy National Coordinator, and National Sathya Sai Education in Human Values (SSEHV) Coordinator for Russia. He is a biology graduate from Moscow University and an educator)

Searing true testimony about Sathya Sai Baba abuse (the case of Hans de Kraker, Australia, who was for a number of years in charge of the Western Canteen at Puttaparthi. Article by Robert Priddy)

A Sathya Sai Saga. Barry Pittard Recollects. Part 3 (More on Hans de Kraker)

Sathya Sai Baba Organization’s Betrayal of Love and Compassion (including Terry Gallagher case –  Gallagher investigated extensively, and, in consequence, resigned as leader of the Sathya Sai Organization, Australia)

David Bailey and Thomas Wiehe. Transcript Of Phone Link: Sathya Sai Abuses

Truth In Action: David and Faye Bailey Vs Sathya Sai Baba (Formerly, David Bailey was a lecturer at Sathya Sai Baba’s university at Puttaparthi, and Sathya Sai Baba’s preeminent foreign follower. A classical pianist, who attended over a hundred interviews with Sathya Sai Baba, and had a rare role as Sai Baba’s world-roving emissary. For years, Sai devotees round the world welcomed him with excitement and adulation, virtually seeing him as a demi-god. He sometimes performed for the British Royal family, and taught one of the princes at a private school)

Key Apostates, David and Faye Bailey. With Sathya Sai Baba

David Bailey’s ‘The Findings’ its consequences

Al Rahm’s Explanatory Letter To Sathya Sai Baba Internet Proxy Gerald Moreno

Glen Meloy (“Standing up for truth and goodness”) – In Memoriam. (Of outstanding note among conscience-raised United States voices was the late Glen Meloy, a retired Californian businesman)

Stephen Carthew, A Voice of Testimony From Australia, On The Dangers of Cults

Joseph. Early Sathya Sai Baba Whistleblower

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Sick and Ailing Sathya Sai Baba 85. His Promises to Look Young Have Failed

Posted by Barry Pittard on November 24, 2010

That age has its physical and mental ravages is not the point here.  Who is not privy to these? …. To which Shakespeare’s Hamlet refers in his famous soliloquy – … “The heart-ache and the thousand natural shocks that flesh is heir to.”  The only point here is that Sathya Sai Baba has made demonstrably unreal and false statements in regard to prophecies about his own physical state.

At his 60th birthday, Sathya Sai Baba foretold that he would not physically age. But now look! And compare the various older photos with those only of the last days.

The newspaper Eenadu is the largest circulated Telugu newspaper in Andhra Pradesh (the State where Sathya Sai Baba lives), and claims a daily readership of over 10 million. (See my article: Sathya Sai Baba’s Slurred Speech Due To Old Age. ‘Eenadu’ News Report). Eenadu reported at the time of the last birthday:

“Lacking in Clarity: There was a lack of clarity in Satya Sai’s speech because of his old age. The interpreter struggled much to translate his speech into English. Satya Sai was seated in a special wheel chair which was brought very close to the car, so he could very slowly get into it. At the time of the speech, he stood up with great difficulty with the help of his assistants”.

Though, with what absurd self-deception, he has said:

“The attributes of the Avatars are beyond human comprehension…. Rama and Krishna were ever youthful. Have you ever seen a picture of Rama or Krishna with grey hair?….. Usually old people have wrinkles on their faces … I do not have any signs of old age. (loud applause). There is not a single wrinkle on My face”. Sanathana Sarathi October, 2002

“I do not suffer from any kind of disease because there is no trace of greed in Me. That is why I am always healthy…” Sanathana Sarathi September 2001, page 257f, 186

“Many people wonder that I look so young even at the age of 73. The reason is that I have the three P’s in Me. One is Purity, the second is Patience and the third is Perseverance. It is because of these three that I shall remain like this for any number of years to come. (cheers)” p. 302 Sanathana Sarathi, 11-1998

Sai Baba recently claimed he always smiles - but nowadays only this!
“Purity, patience and perseverance. With these three you are bound to acquire good health and bliss. You may believe it or not. But the truth is that these three are responsible for my health (Arogya) and bliss (Ananda)” (Sanathana Sarathi July 1995, p. 173)

60th Birthday Promise Of Not Physically Ageing – Falsified!

Our reports from Puttaparthi from reliable sources include that he has bouts that disclose mental difficulties.

In his public discourse March 13, 2002, he told thousands that his divine magnetism holds him to the ground, impeding his feet and hand movements:

“So when I put My foot down, the whole foot stuck to the ground. It is a little hard to lift a foot that is stuck. Wherever I walk, it sticks there. Whatever is held, it sticks to My (sic) hand. This magnet is not in everyone like this. This magnet is so powerful only in Divinity.”

Former co-founder and leader of the Norwegian Sathya Sai Organization, Robert Priddy has written:

“In 1998 V.K. Narasimhan (editor of Sanathana Sarathi) told me that Sathya Sai Baba had told him definitively that he had not had his hair cut for 20 years! However, photos taken of Sathya Sai Baba through that period show clearly that (around 1993/4?) his hair was suddenly seen to be about 1/3 or less of the volume it normally had. Then it slowly grew out again. I was present at the ashram at that time and observed this closer crop of his hair. So Sathya Sai Baba can tell his followers anything he likes, whether true or not, accurate or not, and get away with it! There have been any number of photos showing Sathya Sai Baba before and after a haircut (though this fact is never mentioned by devotees, of course. The condition of his thinning hair in 2010 is shown here. Even from these photos, all taken within a few years after 2004, one can see that his hair has been trimmed, fashioned etc. It is claimed too by Indian skeptics that he dyes his hair to keep it black, as he once predicted it would always be, and that he suffers from a bad skin condition as a result”.

Sathya Sai Baba’s Deceptive Hair Management

 

In Februry 2007, I made a note:  “the Australian scholar Brian Steel’s remark of February 2002 seems almost prescient:

‘Since the ‘discrepancies’ appear to be increasing nowadays, is there any possibility that Sai Baba is suffering from a degenerative ageing disease which might have an effect on his thinking and speaking?’

Likewise, in October 2002, a Swedish psychologist and former devotee, Åsa Samsioe, noting physical signs of Sai Baba’s ageing like his development of a ’turkey throat’ and also the “low intellectual level” of his discourses, remarked:

‘He must have one heck of a job, Sathya Sai Baba… it can’t be easy to age in his situation, besides being under so much criticism as he has recently been… not surprising that it leaves its marks. Occasionally I think ‘poor man’… feel some pity for him. A whole life built on lies… captured by the myth about himself… to be the object of the projections of millions… and to be forced , at least outwardly, to live up to all the expectations put to him… to always have to have all those people around him’. http://home.no.net/anir/Sai/enigma/Swede4.htm

It is just under a decade since Sai Baba informed devotees all round the world that his aircraft is about to take off to bring his mission to the whole world. But the runway, like his own imagination, would seem to have run away on him. He turned 81 last November (though evidence indicates that he has falsified his actual birthdate by three years). Here, in his own words, in almost in full flight, is yet another of his myriad failed predictions:

‘Swami’s mission has made this turn to face the runway. The 70th birthday was the signal from the tower to accelerate. In the 75th birthday, the airplane will leave the ground’.

Further Reading

Call for media and government investigation of Sathya Sai Baba

Amid a great deal of ostentatious and wasteful pomp in a country wracked by poverty, squalor and corruption, Sathya Sai Baba celebrates his 85th birthday.  See:

Sathya Sai Baba – the Indian Government’s God Incarnate

Posted by robertpriddy on November 23, 2010 (NEW!)

Sathya Sai Baba 85th Birthday: state of India (NEW!)

Posted by robertpriddy on November 21, 2010

Puttaparthi Sai Baba Celebrates 85th Birthday (NEW!)

Posted by Barry Pittard on November 22, 2010

Sathya Sai Baba’s Slurred Speech Due To Old Age. ‘Eenadu’ News Report

Sathya Sai Baba Tells Untruths About His Health

When Disasters Overtake S. Sai Baba’s Promises

Sathya Sai Baba Is Fast-ailing

Sai Baba Fails to Grant Great Moon Darshan

Sai Baba Fails To Appear In The Moon, IANS Reports

Is Indian ‘Godman’ Sai Baba’s Moon Waning Still Further

Sai Baba Sparks Political Furore

The Golden Age of Sai Baba

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

The Ageless 'Avatar' Ageless – Old ‘Avatars’ never die, but merely fade away

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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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Puttaparthi Sai Baba Celebrates 85th Birthday

Posted by Barry Pittard on November 22, 2010

Sathya Sai Baba: Incredible Pomp In Poverty-Stricken IndiaGolden Glitter For Sai Baba's 83rd Birthday

 

On 23 November, 2010, devotees from around the world celebrate Sathya Sai Baba’s 85th birthday. Their consciences need to be challenged. They can be asked:  How can they lend themselves to such wasteful displays of pomp and ceremony? How can those of them who have so cruelly rejected their once dearly beloved fellow devotees, whom they knew over decades to be good and decent human beings, proclaim that they are, as Sai worshipers, devotees of Truth, Love and Right Action? How can those Indian government and other dignitaries, whom we know to have been apprised in detail of the many worldwide allegations against Sai Baba, look at themselves and their families with any honesty? Below is a minute list of powerful political figures and celebrities who have used their name and fame to buttress up Sathya Sai Baba, irrespective of probing investigations by e.g., the BBC.  See: 

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 For those prepared to look at a number of alternative views of how Sathya Sai Baba continues to bring India, in an aura of shame, to the notice of the world, the following is but the briefest selection of resources.

First Published : 19 Nov 2010 03:32:24 AM IST
Last Updated : 19 Nov 2010 11:11:31 AM IST

“President Pratibha Patil will attend  the birthday celebrations on Friday. Prime Minister Manmohan Singh be present at the Satya Sai University’s convocation on November 22. However, his tour was not yet finalised. The President will arrive in Puttaparti by 11.30 am in a special flight on November 19. Later she will address a women’s meet to be organised by the Eswaramma Mahila Samkshema Trust at Sai Kulawanth hall. After lunch, the President will leave for Delhi at 2.30 p.m. Prasanthi Nilayam is geared up for the visit of the VVIPs and the roads are teeming with devotees. Elaborate arrangements have been madefor the one lakh devotees expected on November 23. Around 120 free Annadanam counters would be opened at Puttaparti and Dharmavaram railway stations”.

 

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Sai Baba 85th Birthday: state of India (Just posted!)

Posted by robertpriddy on November 21, 2010

The Golden Age of Sai Baba  (Just posted!)

Posted by robertpriddy on November 21, 2010 

85th Birthday: Golden Age, Prema Sai Baba

Posted by robertpriddy on November 20, 2010

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

Posted by Barry Pittard on November 22, 2009

Sathya Sai Baba Birthday. Brian Steel Examines Birthdate Issue

Posted by Barry Pittard on November 22, 2009

Sathya Sai Baba Topic On CNN-IBN – on his 81st birthday

Posted by Barry Pittard on November 24, 2009

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

Sai Baba’s Imperial 83rd Birthday Celebrations Photo, Puttaparthi, India

See photos of some of the luxurious venues where the International Sathya Sai Organization – at times hard-pressed for funds in the face of constant public exposure in the media and on the Internet etc., – conducts its recruiting.

Sai Baba Exchequer Worth Billions. Many Countries Donate

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

Sai Baba, Citizen Kane, Bill Gates, Et Alia

Sathya Sai Baba Video. Too Weak To Cut Birthday Cake

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

When Disasters Overtake S. Sai Baba’s Promises

‘World Avatar’ Sathya Sai Baba’s Troubled Trail

World Hindu’ by 2030. VHP’s Singhal Reports Sathya Sai Baba Told Him

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

See how the BBC cameras catch out the Shiva pretendu. 

Sathya Sai Baba’s Gross Exaggerations of Puttaparthi Crowd Numbers

‘Secret Swami’ Cult Recruits At Prime Public Venues

Major Downturn of Foreigners Visiting Sai Baba At Puttaparthi

QUOTES

The Golden Age of The World Sai Kingdom Is At Hand.  That gold is now flashing more than Disneyland-like at Puttaparthi, as thousands swarm around the golden honey-pot that he has created for the occasion of his 83rd birthday.

“The success of the task for which I have come will very soon reverberate throughout the world!”
Sathya Sai Speaks, Vol XIV, p. 278. 1979

“I do not need grand decorations, huge pandals, arches, flags and such paraphernalia … Even a chair is superfluous! … 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.” Sathya Sai Speaks, Vol VII, p. 100

Sanghvi, Vir, ‘The Truth about Sathya Sai Baba’, The Hindustan Times (Counterpoint), 25 November 2006.
A highly critical article on the occasion of Sathya Sai Baba’s 80th birthday.

 In his ‘An Annotated Bibliography for Research on Sathya Sai Baba
(in Three Parts)’ http://bdsteel.tripod.com/More/SSB/sbresearchbib2_Copy_1.htm , Brian Steel notes:

Shailaja, M. Seetha
1. ‘Is the Sai Baba’s empire beginning to disintegrate?’, 29 November 2000, www.saiguru.net/english/media/001129tehelka.htm
The preamble to the article inspired by Sathya Sai Baba’s lavish 75 th Birthday celebrations states: “There is no doubt that the low turnout at his birthday celebrations were an indication of the Sai Baba’s falling clout as a result of charges of child sexual abuse and the inexorable flaking away of his worldwide empire.” Other instances of journalistic hype include a reference to 37 million followers and “It is common knowledge that … mafia dons alike are given immediate audience with the Sai Baba and move around freely within the ashram even when the police are around.”
Note: This and another two articles by the same author have been archived on Steven Hassan’s website:
1. http://www.freedomofmind.com/resourcecenter/groups/s/sathya/, under the Link ‘Sathya Sai Baba: The Avatar Impostor’.
2. ‘Sathya Sai Central Trust: Grab as grab can’. [Recovered from: http://web.archive.org/web/20050910004228/http://www.saiguru.net/english/media/001129grab.htm%5D This short article alleges that “The principal architects of the trust are now reportedly worried about the plummeting devotee numbers and even more desultory recruitment rate (see Is the Sai Baba’s empire beginning to disintegrate? ). They have suggested to the Sai Baba that he should travel abroad and hold sessions with devotees to kill rumours and counter increasingly murky publicity. (The Sai Baba has been abroad only once, to Uganda).” 
 

Robert Priddy – former long time head of Sathya Sai Organization, Norway – at his blogsite Sathya Sai Baba Deceptions Exposed

Ageing and collapse in Sai Baba’s health

Sai Baba’s health – miracle or self-sacrifice?

Sai Baba says his close servants live for 100 years

Sathya Sai miracle of transformation of India?

Sai Baba’s failing health

Sathya Sai Baba’s claims of financial poverty, non-ownership and self-sacrifice

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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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  • BBC Footage Exposes Fake Sathya Sai Baba Miracle
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    Sathya Sai Baba 84th Birthday Celebrations. Will 21st Century India Tolerate The Shame That Is Puttaparthi?

    Posted by Barry Pittard on November 22, 2009

    Unimaginable splurgings of pomp, ceremony and conspicuous waste attend, year after year, Sathya Sai Baba’s imperial-like birthday celebrations. The global financial meltdown will not have melted down his vast reserves of gold.

    Many politicians from right across India’s political spectrum fall at Sathya Sai Baba’s feet. Likewise industrialists, judges, many of the top brass from the armed services and police, and so forth. We know, too, via strong former devotee contacts with those who have roles at high levels, that, though there are those in foreign service who genuinely regret it, diplomats have been told by their political masters “not to rock the boat” on the Sathya Sai Baba issue.

    This is actually a great disservice to India, because Sathya Sai Baba is NOT India!

    Most certainly not. In marked contrast, a great many Indians do not in substantive ways – even though they acknowledge that his devotees often do good social works – respect Sathya Sai Baba and his extremely undemocratic and unaccountable cult. By way of confirmation, let any traveller to India keep his or her ears open or even politely pose the question to many of her citizens. That simple test is almost enough in itself. Many well-informed Indians do not appreciate that, at a time when vast efforts  are being made on many fronts to bring India into the best of 21st century practice, that, buffoon-like, Sathya Sai Baba flourishes unbounded aspirations to create a Ram-Rajarate, as it were, in their country – far more opulent the ‘Glory that was Rome’ or the ‘Splendour that was Greece’.Golden Glitter For Sai Baba's 83rd Birthday Mind you, it is more than India he has said that he will rule – it is the whole world. In regard to India, see, for example, the south Indian scholar-Sai Baba devotee Ra. Ganapati  in his semi-official biography, “Baba: Sathya Sai” (Vol II – page 85):

    “His college students had the privilege to see another unique creation in the Ootacamund Summer Course in June 1976. Svami, who declared that He would live to see ninety six years in this body, mentioned that eighteen important institutions would be established by Him all over India in the remaining forty six years, and circled His hand.
    Immediately there appeared in His hand a big medal with the map of India engraved. There were inscribed therein the eighteen institutions that are to appear in the next near-half-century. Not only that, the medal also carried the important ‘achievements-to-be’ of Svami in the future, in microscopic Devanagiri characters in the Samskrit language.”

    Many have heard and read where he says that the whole world will be under his rulership, and that he will return in the name of Prema Sai Baba to finalize this work. In a 1961 Discourse, he said: “I shall be in this body for 58 years more; I have assured you of this already.” (Sathya Sai Speaks, II, 18:92.) A year previously, he said: “I will be in this mortal human form for 59 years more and I shall certainly achieve the purpose of this avathaar, do not doubt it. I will take My own time and carry out My Plan as far as you are concerned.” (I, 31:198; Prashanthi Nilayam 29-9-1960 – second discourse) Both these statements indicate a death date 2019 (although he would not use the ‘word’ death) of 2019. Other statements in official publications confuse the issue by stating 2022. 

    He had best get a wriggle on, for he is now terribly ailing. See:   Sai Baba – A Degenerative Disease? and Sai Baba’s Tip To Keep Ageing Away and Sathya Sai Baba Is Fast-ailing and Sathya Sai Baba’s Slurred Speech Due To Old Age. ‘Eenadu’ News Report

    The would-be King of Kings, Lord of Lords

    Mace of gold. Mace of a Master? Or Club for use on the heads of those who question him?

    He says he will rule the world

    He says he will rule the world before leaving it, circa AD 2022

    A modest dwellingplace of the would-be Most High

    Puttaparthi Prashanthi Nilayam. Modest dwellingplace of the Most High – or aspiring Disneyland?

    Sai gold statue

    Mahatma Gandhi    

    Mahatma Gandhi in 1931 during a visit to London. What a very different person to Sathya Sai Baba …. Below, too, are some other qualitatively different persons …

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

       Sai Dharmak.      

     Sathya Sai Anger Mismanagement Sathya Sai Anger Mismanagement as demonstrated by Sathya Sai Baba’s international chairman Dr Michael Goldstein of Corvina, California, USA. He was caught by BBC hidden camera in ‘The Secret Swami’ (2004), using appallingly bad arguments, and getting angry at the most politely-ask questions of Tanya Datta and her colleague. So serious was the compelling mass of evidence from around the world of Sai Baba’s commission of many instances of serious forms of abuse (including that of boys and young men), and the extreme lack of transparency and accountability of the Sathya Sai Organization, that the BBC producers gained a very sparingly-used sanction from the highest echelons of BBC Management. See: 

    BBC Hidden Camera in ‘Secret Swami’. Ethical?

    Would my reader wish to be ruled by Satya Sai Baba’s henchmen, much less by Sai Baba himself?

    Or, indeed, anger might be put to better purpose! :-

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    Sai Baba on his Golden Chariot

     

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    Sathya Sai Baba "dislikes pomp" Sathya Sai Baba says he dislikes pomp. “I am prepared” he said, “even to give up Prashanthi Nilayam to meet the needs of my people.” (Sanathana Sarathi October 1998, page 265)

     Indian God’s Birthday. Says Will Rule World. Photo

    Pomp at Puttaparthi is scarcely equalled anywhere

    Puttaparthi Pomp. The Emperor That Never Was

     SPITZ SPACE THEATRE      BANGALORE SAI HOSPITAL   WHITEFIELD SAI COLLEGE

    Sai Baba’s Imperial 83rd Birthday Celebrations Photo, Puttaparthi, India

    Indian PM, Manmohan Dresses Up For Sathya Sai Baba

    Indian PM, Manmohan Dresses Up For Sathya Sai Baba

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

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

    MADRAS SAIBUILDING PUTTAPARTHI SPIRITUAL MUSEUM PRASHANTHI MANDIR INSIDE SAI HOSPITAL BRINDAVAN MANTAP CHAITANYA JYOTI MUSEUM

    Sathya Sai Baba upcoming birthday

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    Indisputable facts about Sathya Sai Baba by BBC

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

    BBC’s ‘The Secret Swami’ and British Press Praise

    For Online Viewing and/or Dowloading

    The Secret Swami (BBC Television) Broadband 154 MB

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

    SaiBaba on thrones    sathya sai throne   Sai on thrones             

    saibabathrone    Baba on 3 thrones   

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    Barry Pittard’s comments in regard to the Public Petition) -:

    Petition For Official Investigation Into Sathya Sai Baba Cult

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

    Posted by Barry Pittard on November 20, 2007

    Sathya Sai Baba celebrates his birthday on November 23, 2007 when he turns 82. You may be be sure that it will be celebrated with vast and costly pomp and ceremony that would have done any maharaja proud.

    For decades, Sathya Sai Baba has not had to go to the maharajas. The maharajas – or, to be more exact, their republican equivalents – go to see him.

    (For revealing photo of Sathya Sai Baba’s twin palaces at Puttaparthi, Andhra Pradesh, South India, click HERE)

    Sai Baba’s Dead Body Can (Almost) Go Marching On

    Tune: Brothers, will you meet me
    John Brown’s body lies a-mouldering in the grave;
    John Brown’s body lies a-mouldering in the grave;
    John Brown’s body lies a-mouldering in the grave;
    His soul’s marching on!
    (Chorus)
    Glory, halle—hallelujah! Glory, halle—hallelujah!
    Glory, halle—hallelujah! his soul’s marching on!

    Is this vast opulence amidst incredible poverty and squalor quite the image that contemporary India, as she thrusts towards superpower status, wishes the rest of the world to have of her?

    One may think – but Sathya Sai Baba will fade away. But no. A powerful component of India is simply not like that at all. This aspect does not admit of gurus dying. For they, as it were, live on in their pictures. In their garments. In replicas of their feet (padukas – often cast in precious metal). In the places they frequented. In the buildings they caused to be erected. They march with stronger stride than poor John Brown ever did! They march millennially. Only reason and good sense would ever stop them in their tracks. And one is reminded, to take but one example of how corruption profits from sainthood, of how, scarcely had Saint Francis of Assisi died than his successor Brother Elias set up lavish memorials. Disciplic squabbles over saintly remains is an old, old story. Yet this was to a life whose only true memorials were the poor whom Saint Francis raised up, and his inspiration to a great many down the centuries in the sacrifice of materiality.

    Sathya Sai Baba’s Imperial Decay

    Pride is said to come before a fall. In the case of Sathya Sai Baba puffery and proudery now come during a fall, since we are now in a better position to see the imperial decay suggested in my article The Decline and Fall of The Showman Empire. (For the busy reader, there is a condensed version, Sai Baba’s Undivine Downfall).

    Pictures of Sathya Sai Baba’s Opulence and Self-glorification

    For a photographic glimpse of the incredible lavish material ‘spendour of Puttaparthi’, see Sai Baba, Kubla Khan, Citizen Kane, Bill Gates et alia. Or my reader may like to view some Sathya Sai Baba Chariots.

    In the selfsame India, there is, with what deepest irony, a profoundly genuine splendour, down thousands of years, of saints and sages living in the utmost simplicity.

    Where Do Sathya Sai Baba’s Riches Come From?

    Where do the – no, not millions – billions of dollars (and many another currency) come from that support Sathya Sai Baba’s overweening self-glorification? The answer is, often – from your country and mine.  See, Sai Baba Exchequer Worth Billions. Many Countries Donate

    Fortunately, a television documentary such as the BBC’s The Secret Swami was one of the means by which networked former Sai Baba devotees from several countries have found to communicate our testimony worldwide. A piece from the BBC’s publicity department gives a small idea of the sheer impact caused by coverage of dissenting views of Sai Baba and his cult, the Sathya Sai Organization. More millions have see DR’s Seduced, Azul TV’s Divine Sin, and read articles in major news media in India, UK, Europe, Canada, Australia, and so on. See, Exposure of Sathya Sai Baba. Media Source List. For a video version of Seduced (DR, Danish Broadcasting, Denmark’s national television and radio broadcaster, the Australian version of which – against threats by the Sathya Sai Organization in Australia – was entitled Seduced By Sai Baba), click on:
    (80 MB, Broadband). Seduced (21 MB, Modem)

    Further Reading (with links to highly exposing BBC and other film footage)

    The Secret Swami. BBC Docu. Review. Condensed

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

    Muslim Leaders Initiative Bold. Sai Baba’s Efforts Fail

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    BBC WORLD SERIES ‘The World Uncovered’
    ‘The Secret Swami’

    Sai Baba is one of India’s most renowned gurus. To his millions of followers around the world he is the embodiment of God on Earth. Reporter Tanya Datta investigates a disturbing story with allegations of magic, murder and sexual abuse.Some of the 200-plus countries where this documentary will be screened are listed below. Other countries can find by searching the more complete schedules at http://www.bbcworld.com/ for Saturday 25th September & Sunday 26th September, 2004INDIA
    Saturday 25th September – screened at 13.40 & 17.40 — & 26th Sept. at 00.40
    NEPAL
    Saturday 25th September – screened at 13.55, 17.55 — & 26th Sept. at 00.55
    SRI LANKA
    Saturday 25th September – screened 14.10, 18.10 — & 26th Sept. at 01.10
    MALAYSIA
    Saturday 25th September – screened at 16.10 & 20.10 — & 26th Sept..at 03.10
    THAILAND
    Saturday 25th September – screened at 15.10, 19.10 — & 26th Sept..at 02.10
    SINGAPORE
    Saturday 25th September – screened at 10.10, 16.10 & 20.10 — (NOT ON Sunday 26th)
    HONG KONG, CHINA
    Saturday 25th September – screened 16.10, 20/10 – & 26th September at 03.10
    JAPAN, SOUTH KOREA
    Saturday 25th – screened at 17.10 & 21.10 — & 26th Sept..at 04.10
    NEW ZEALAND
    Saturday 25th September – screened at 20.10 — & 26th Sept..at 00.10 & 07.10
    AUSTRALIA
    New South Wales (Sydney), Australian Capital Territory (Canberra), Queensland, Whitsunday Islands, Tasmania – Saturday 25th – screened at 18.10 and 22.10 — & 26th September at 05.10
    South Australia (Adelaide) & Northern Territories – Saturday 25th – screened at 17.40 & 21.40
    — & 26TH Sept. 04.40
    Perth – Saturday 25th – screened at 16.10 & 20.10 — & 26th Sept..at 03.10
    Lord Howe Islands – Saturday 25th – screened at 18.40 & 22.40 — & 26th September at 05.4)
    FIJI
    Saturday 25th September – screened at 20.10 & 26th September at 00.10, 07.10
    MAURITIUS
    12.10, 16.10 & 23.10
    ESTONIA, LATVIA, LITHUANIA
    Saturday 25th September – screened at 11.10, 15.10 & 22.10 — (NOT ON Sunday 26th)
    RUSSIA (see BBC schedules for other regions)
    Russian Federation (Moscow, St. Petersburg, Astrakhan, Naryan.Ma
    Saturday 25th September – screened at 12.10, 16.10 & 23.10 — (NOT ON Sunday 26th)
    ROMANIA, TURKEY, BELARUS, UKRAINE, KALININGRAD
    Saturday 25th September – screened at 11.10, 15.10 & 22.10 — (NOT ON Sunday 26th)
    SWEDEN, DENMARK, NORWAY, BELGIUM, NETHERLANDS, GERMANY & POLAND
    Saturday 25th September – screened at 10.10, 14.10 & 21.10 — (NOT ON Sunday 26th)
    GREENLAND (general)
    Saturday 25th September – screened at 06.10, 10.10 17.00 — (NOT ON Sunday 26th)
    ICELAND
    Saturday 25th September – screened at 08.10, 12.10 19.00 — (NOT ON Sunday 26th)
    FRANCE & SPAIN
    Saturday 25th September – screened at 10.10, 14.10 & 21.10 — (NOT ON Sunday 26th)
    PORTUGAL
    Saturday 25th September – screened at 09.10, 13.10 & 20.10 — (NOT ON Sunday 26th)

    SWITZERLAND: No screening scheduled. Some coverage from adjacent countries

    AUSTRIA, SLOVENIA, SLOVAKIA, CROATIA, SERBIA, MONTENEGRO, BOSNIA-HERZEGOVINA, HUNGARY
    Saturday 25th September – screened at 10.10, 14.10 & 21.10 — (NOT ON Sunday 26th)

    ITALY
    Saturday 25th September – screened at 10.10, 14.10 & 21.10 — (NOT ON Sunday 26th)

    GREECE
    Saturday 25th September – screened at 11.10, 15.10 & 22.10 — (NOT ON Sunday 26th)

    ISRAEL
    Saturday 25th September – screened at 10.10, 14.10 & 21.10 — (NOT ON Sunday 26th)

    IRAN
    Saturday 25th September – screened at 11.40, 15.40 & 22.40 — (NOT ON Sunday 26th)

    CANADA
    Atlantic – Saturday 25th September – screened at 05.10, 09.10 & 16.10
    Central , Western Ontario – Saturday 25th – screened at 03.10., 07.10 & 14.10
    Eastern Quebec, Toronto, Montreal, Ottawa, Ontario – Saturday 25th – screened at 04.10, 08.10 & 15.10
    Saskatchewan – Saturday 25th – screened at 02.10, 06.10 & 13.10 — NOT ON Sunday 26th)

    U.S.A: No screening scheduled. Some coverage from adjacent countries.

    MEXICO
    Baja California Norte & Sonora – Saturday 25th September – screened 01.10, 05.10, & 12.10
    Baja California Sur, Sinalca, Chichuahua – Saturday 25th – screened at 02.10, 06.10 & 13.10
    General incl. Mexico City – Saturday 25th – screened at 03.10., 07.10 & 14.10

    SOUTH AFRICA
    Saturday 25th September – screened at 10.10, 14.10 & 21.10 — (NOT ON Sunday 26th)

    ARGENTINA
    Saturday 25th September – screened at 05.10, 09.10 & 16.10 — (NOT ON Sunday 26th)

    BRAZIL
    S.E. Coast (Rio, Sao Paulo, Brazilia) Saturday 25th September – screened at 05.10, 09.10 & 16.10
    — (NOT ON Sunday 26th)

    VENEZUELA , TRINIDAD & TOBAGO
    Saturday 25th September – screened at 04.10, 08.10 & 15.10 — (NOT ON Sunday 26th)

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