Recent postings concerning Sai Baba and his movement

The servitude of Mrs. Ratan Lal in Prashanthi Nilayam – directly recorded notes October 1988 [by Robert Priddy]. Her travails under the aegis of Sathya Sai Baba’s constant demand and wrath when she did not do everything perfectly, and even when she did so!

Prashanthi Nilayam notes – diverse reports Notes from my scanned diary for 1998, which cover: 1) the stinking cesspool scam 2) V.K. Narasimhan’s problems in editing with his one remaining eye 3) Return of banned Alvin Drucker with beard to Prashanti4) the rogue Convener N. Suri of the Sathya Sai Books and Publications gets his comeuppance from Sai Baba 5) Sai devotee and former judge Damodar Rao on how he’d like to punish child sexual abuse

Sathya Sai Baba’s aircraft and world tour A decade ago, Sathya Sai Baba informed his devotees that his aircraft is about to take off to bring his mission to the whole world… he told key leaders that he would visit Rome, the UK., Malaysia, Southern California… and last year he proclaimed in a discourse that “I am minded to make a world tour”

Getting at the Truth – Sathya Sai Baba There can be a big difference between telling facts truthfully and knowing what is factually true. Witnesses who are unknowingly misled – or who eagerly trust and believe – may relate their experiences honestly, but still misrepresent actual states of affairs for a number of perceptional, psychological and social reasons.

An experience of Sathya Sai Baba in the 1980s as now reinterpreted in the process of ‘getting to the truth’.

Sathya Sai Baba’s cognitively-challenged psychiatrist, Dr. Samuel Sandweiss On a typical error Sathya Sai Baba made in reporting what he had just heard from Dr. Samuel Sandweiss – his tame psychiatrist – and how he angrily gave him the bum’s rush when Sandweiss corrected his mistake (told by V.K. Narasimhan – all mention avoided by Sandweiss himself)

Tigrett’s donation to Sathya Sai Baba Super-speciality hospital And how the hospital was swindled of many millions of dollars by corrupt Sai officialdom.

Murder and other crimes at Sathya Sai Baba’s ‘Abode of Supreme Peace’ The supreme peace was rudely broken by the screams of victims as dozens of gunshots rang out – and by murders kept secret, and by many an untoward incident as is common to most religious sites and guru cults in India

Directly recorded diary notes – October 1990 on the donation for the Puttaparthi Super-Speciality hospital, Museum accident victim Michael Oliver, Sai student Sanjay Chibber, and diverse darsan details etc.

Sathya Sai Baba bedroom boys and a ghost story Sathya Sai Baba tells stories showing his belief in ghosts…  in one of his June 1998 discourses. He also recounts how 3 boys were sleeping in his bedroom when the ghost of Easwaramma, the mother of Sai, appeared in a worried state.


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