The Sai Movement – numbers of followers

The number varies according to which number you think of, it seems. Who qualifies as “a follower” is virtually impossible to decide – many who claim to be so disregard much or most of his advice or requirement. He has said that he cannot find a single (true) devotee among the crowds. Nonetheless, his organization and representatives make the most inflated claims for the number of followers, and they exaggerate the number of Sai Baba cCentres and groups in their efforts to gain privileges and other brownie point at the ashrams, who want all possible propaganda materials to publish and broadcast as widely as possible

See some of the various reports on numbers here:-









Comment: The 4000 village programme never materialized, though it was later trumpeted as a programme to help 6000 villages – see here. This also was a one-day wonder – Many invited members of 6000 villages came to a free junket at Prashanthi Nilayam, but when it was over only a handful remained in contact with the Sathya Sai authorities!

See also here on the numbers problem

See also the latest testimony on Sathya Sai Baba and his sexual interferences here

Sathya Sai Baba amazing miracle

If you can stretch your credibility to the utmost lengths, you may just be able to believe this boast of Sathya Sai Baba – one of a countless number – often of an equal level of megalomania and narcissism (see below):-

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  • INCREDIBLE TALES OF ANCIENT CAVES IN THE HIMALAYAS
  • LEGENDS ABOUT SAI BABA’S PAST ‘MIRACLES’ Examples of the type of stories that uphold the ‘legend’ that is spun around Sai Baba… fabulous descriptions that cannot be checked and which defy all reason and common sense
  • STORY OF ALLEGED RESURRECTION OF WALTER COWAN FROM DEATH
  • ALLEGED MIRACLE (PHOTOGRAPHED) OF RESCUE OF AN AIRPLANE IN S. AMERICA Full account and review
  • MATERIALIZED’ CRUCIFIX GIVEN TO DR. J. HISLOP The crucifix given to John Hislop was supposed to have been materialized by the paranormal powers of Sai Baba. The question is raised as to the plausibility of a true materialization, with expert testimony to the contrary.
  • LINGAM ‘EMERGES’ AT SHIVARATHRI -‘THE LINGODBHAVA’ Summary of the supposed significance of the lingodbhava and an examination of evidence, with video clips
  • ‘HOLY ASH’ [VIBUTHI] AS CLAIMED TO BE MATERIALIZED BY SAI BABA
  • SO-CALLED ‘UNIQUE BIBLE’ MANIFESTED FROM THIN AIR FOR CHRISTMAS SHOW
  • SAI CLAIMS RAMAYANA & MAHABHARATA STORIES TRUE- HE WAS RAMA AND KRISHNA
  • SAI AMRITA NOT NECTAR BUT TEA ROSE ESSENCE WITH SUGAR WATER
  • SAI BABA PROMOTES AND THRIVES ON RUMOURS
  • SAI BABA AS MASTER OF DELUSION
  • SAI BABA SOOTHSAYER – FAILED PROPHESIES AND PREDICTIONS
  • SAI BABA MIRACLE STORIES
  • RUMOUR AND DELUSION SPREAD BY SAI VIPS
  • SAI BABA PROPHESIES AND RUMOURS ABOUT ISLAM
  • SAI AMRITA NOT NECTAR BUT TEA ROSE ESSENCE WITH SUGAR WATER
  • SAI BABA DIAMOND RING AND VIBUTHI MATERIALIZATIONS – PHOTOS
  • ABOUT SAI BABA’S BROKEN ARM

  • Public Petition for Official Investigations of Sathya Sai Baba and his Worldwide Organization
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    Read of prominent petitioner, the origin and problems faced by the petition from saboteurs etc

    (Spanish version PETICIÓNPÚBLICA PARA INVESTIGACIONES OFICIALES)

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