Sathya Sai Baba deceits and breaks of trust

Sathya Sai Baba bragged endlessly about himself and his work

Sathya Sai Baba made constant publicity about himself and inflated the results of ‘his’ social and service projects (really all borne by others), claiming he freely gave the means for these, while always insisting he has no money and no property! But then he signed cheques galore, he admitted.

Sai Baba was a slanderer

Sathya Sai Baba often spoke ill of others and his chosen leaders copied his example and slanders. More documented study on how Sathya Sai Baba practices other than he preaches and manipulates his devotees to blindfold themselves.

Sai Baba Layers of Deceit
Sai Baba said to his chosen ‘official’ biographer Professor N- Kasturi, people would just think that it was all a story got up by two rogues. Since then the amount of evidence of deceit, false information, zealously exaggerated and falsified eulogy plus much more that cast Sai Baba as a rogue indeed have emerged from hundreds of sources.
Sai Guru King?
Sathya Sai Baba told various of his servitors of meetings he claimed he had with famous Indian spiritual figures: Ramana Maharshi, Sri Aurobindo, Jiddu Krishnamurthi and more. He boasted that he instructed them all on the correct way to behave! After all, he said he was the deity of all deities. Who can believe it? Will the world bow down, laugh or just shrug? The answer is clearly ‘no’ to anyone who follows world opinion.
Sai Wheelers & Dealers – More of Sathya Sai Baba’s freaks and frauds
In any crowd sitting at the feet of Sai Baba there were always a wide variety of opinion and behaviour, good, bad and indifferent. Well-known to seasoned visitors were those too richly endowed with egoism and insensitivity to others. Top flight modern Indian intellectuals were virtually never met there, though many flaunted letters after their names and titles, they were the mediocre with very few exceptions. Sai Baba saw the world in black and white terms with frequent ignorance of the colours. Peculiar situations arose due to the spiritual arrogance one found was seldom far below the surface. When it broke out in full, there sometimes was an amusing debacle.

Sathya Sai Baba and his throne: Credibility stretched beyond all possible limits: In 1993 Sai Baba (reportedly) draws a door on a wall and an Australian goes through it and disappears back to old Oz! Can you credit it? Also an entertaining imposter, the ‘teeth-clacking medium’ – too weird for words, but this will have you clacking your teeth – laughing!

Sai Baba Child Abuse
Sai Baba expressed intense rage, as witnessed by his devotee, Smt. Vijayamma Kumari, whose baby boy of only three years of age was beaten relentlessly, long and hard, many times by Sathya Sai Baba. A Swedish psychologist regards this as a consequence of Sai Baba’s intense narcissism.


The BBC documentary ‘The Secret Swami and US State Department’s fingering Sai Baba as sex abuser

See short video clips and transcripts of the BBC documentary ‘The Secret Swami’

U.S. State Department Named Sathya Sai Baba To BBC’s ‘The Secret Swami’ The US Embassy in Delhi told BBC’s Tanya Datta  that the travel warning on their Consular information sheet about sexual abuse reports by a “prominent local religious leader” on November 23, 2000′ referred specifically to Sathya Sai Baba

Credo of a dissident leader in the Sathya Sai Organization

I, Robert C. Priddy, have a bounden duty to other people to reveal what I came to know, despite myself and total commitment for 18 years to his work – because I had promoted him in many articles and an eulogistic book ‘Source of the Dream, Samuel Weiser Inc. 1998). Whatever may be good about him is irrelevant to this task – I have been too kind to him for too long! I do not wish to defame Sai Baba but simply stating the facts about him are more than sufficient to make many (especially Indians) believe that I am defaming him.

It took me a long time to learn anything substantial about the reality of Sai Baba himself – few get the opportunity. However, I had the advantage of a very close friendship with the famous V.K. Narasimhan (former editor of the Indian Express group etc.) who opened my eyes to many matters, and who was extremely well-informed about what went on around Sai Baba. That said, I proceed to your questionnaire with one condition – that I am quoted directly in any article rather than paraphrased (unless very accurately done):-

My involvement with Sathya Sai Baba and his organization
After being a national leader for 18 years leading the Norwegian branch of the Sathya Sai Organization, I left due to facts that it was impossible any longer to avoid.  My wife and I had been experiencing huge difficulties to function within such an authoritarian, top-down, secretive and moralizing set-up, having many autocratic, self-interested and frequently dishonest office-bearers and complete lack of practical or other feedback – let alone criticism of any kind – were no allowed (and often led to removal of membership of office-bearers). It suffers from all secretive ‘total’ organizations (note that no documents – not even its own Charter – are available to any but fully signed-up followers, usually office-bearers). I made an extensive analysis from a sociological viewpoint – based on documents to which I was privy – which is found at  Warning: this alone would take many hours reading to absorb.

Apart from the usual bureaucracy, power struggles of such organizations, I experienced a constant double morale and contradictoriness (with Sai Baba’s better teachings) in the directives and internal letters and at international conferences and regional meetings. Many others experienced this, as I know from the flood of complaints I would get from those in the same boat as ourselves. The above link contains pages which list many of my experiences. The most succinct overview of the Organization’s failing is found in this page, I think. Perhaps one should look mainly at this page on wastefulness and this one on intensive false propaganda.

I also donated considerable funds and found that I had been deceived entirely in respect of a large portion of them (see here)

Unavoidable facts about the Sathya Sai organization and its misappropriation of funds, abuse of power, illegal transactions, false propaganda

In time it became very clear that the key player in the organiation was not Sathya Sai Baba at all, despite all appearances to the contrary (which were kept up as a solid front). During my time there (1983 – 2000) it was firstly the ex-politician Indulal Shah (International Chairman based in Maharastra) who called the shots. Sai Baba tried through a pronouncement to disband the entire organization, but Shah used all his influence gained through much travel and long control of the various sub-groupings, to continue as if nothing had happened!

I also have posted on Narasimhan’s views ( here): “VKN was not enthusiastic about the Sathya Sai Organisation, though he mostly kept this well under his hat. He corrected a falsely positive impression he thought I gave in my book with various damning information about Indulal Shah, Antonio Craxi and others. Through his strong Maharashtra clan throughout the India Diaspora, Indulal Shah literally managed to reverse Sai Baba’s order to put the Central Office above him. (see scans of my notes recorded at the time) VKN expressed shock at hateful and vicious personal slanders he had ever known by Craxi towards his adversaries. Some of the other struggles to wresting control of positions and influence with Sai Baba were very disappointing to learn about. [Antonio Craxi was also known to be involved with the Italian Mafia, but he was one of Sai Baba’s favourites for many years. His brother was the convicted criminal ex-Prime Minister Benito Craxi who fled justice to Tunisia to avoid a 28-year Italian prison sentence and huge fine for corruption until he died in 2002] .”

A brief page on key players in the Org. until around the 1990s is found here After Shah retired from being International Chairman, an American – Dr. Michael Goldstein – took over. He was exposed as a cover-up merchant by the BBC in 2004 (using a hidden camera)

My present on Sathya Sai Baba: and his miracles: I now finally see him as a man (not a divinity!). He has shown great confidence and strong charm (not to be confused – as so many do – with genuine care and love). He has taught people to read only positive things into himself and his behaviour – all negative things are due to the devotee. All who get close (interviews) have been thoroughly vetted by his officials and are already convinced believers – thus he has them in the palm of his hand, ready to believe anything and very suggestible (hypnotizable) from the start.  Anyone who even seems to demur is pushed away, berated, made fun of… in short, typical psychopathical traits to manipulate and control to the extreme. That he has very strong narcissistic traits is clear from his behavious and his many vast pronouncements about his own greatness beyond all others. He has a sharp mind and has developed a very strong intuition about people. He has been able to dominate most people since he was a child – being seen as a divinity (Shiva-Shakthi) probably due too physical hermaphroditism (which is reported from various of his alleging sexual partners). This has given him an unparalleled experience since boyhood of how to do whatever he wants, to manipulate anyone – greatly strengthened by the aura built around him by masses of originally very gullible, religiously dominated villagers. He learned to be an actor and a magician in his intensive family street performing group (as they were very poor). (His own elder brother did not accept his divinity, nor his parents until he managed to override their doubts) He is associated with many phenomena, but those which have been investigated have proven to be bogus. His chief helper (and cover-up agent) for decades was Colonel Joga Rao who is known NOT to have believed in any of the miracles, but though his social ideas were good and wanted to serve!

My colleague Professor Erlendur Haraldsson (author of ‘Miracles are My Visiting Cards’) agree that he has a split personality, much of the time he shows a quite crude (and personally rude) villager mentality, on other occasions he exhibits an afflatus – a seeming holiness – which nevertheless does not seem to be under his control. His teachings are not his own, but a mixed-up collection of different scriptures, theologies and quotations (overwhelmingly from (Indian) scripture which he often interprets literally. This shows him to be the under-educated person his school records are witness to.

Sai Baba totally dominates everyone without exception – he will hear no word of criticism whatever and will often react with extreme anger to such questions. Mostly he ignores whatever suits him, diverts attention from serious questions to other matters or gives inspired guesses as answers (often he knows in advance due to letters devotees send him telling everything (!) or from his large network of informers (which Narasimhan told me about – and which cost lakhs of rupees per week to sustain). He is expert at ‘cold-reading’ – which is a technique that few people know about. It is based on a number of ploys to extract information without actually asking for it, plus what are now called neuro-linguistic techniques (known to many in the Indian guru traditions and learned probably from his uncle).

Foreign devotee number were expanding rapidly, but sharply decreased from 2000 on

Initially, this was due to the exposure of Sai Baba’s sexual proclivities and diverse deceits since David Bailey – a very close devotee (over 100 interviews) – told how he was constantly asked about the seduction of boys and young men, including by a group of student victims. This has a great effect since Bailey was considered a great person by foreign devotees. He had travelled and spoken and played piano for Sai people world-wide and was an associate of the UK Royal family. Add to this the tremendous number of unfulfilled predictions by him, the utterly absurd claims such as his lifting a range of mountains (like Krishna with the Govardhana mountain), having feet that were attracting the earth magnetically so he couldn’t walk properly (but he has a hip join breakdown, it turned out!), that he would fly through the air unaided to see his devotees and much more of that kind. The Internet made it possible to expose these things on an unprecedented scale, and so the controlling and censoring ashrams and Organization were side-stepped. At last all those thousands who had left Sai Baba had a place and a means to communicate their doubts. Add to this the rejection of his educational conference by UNESCO (due to their investigation of sexually abused young men) and the US State Department warning against him as a sexual abuser, and – not least – the extremely revealing BBC documentary ‘The Secret Swami’. Further, foreigners have been discriminated against increasingly at the ashrams and many resident who had no place else to live were rejected or could not tolerate being there any longer. Note that, despite major efforts, the Sathya Sai Organization have never been able to engage any UN organization in their various projects since the advisory appeared!

Once memorable experiences I had became no longer cherishable

Sathya Sai Baba tricked me – gave me a 18-carat gold ring with a ca. 6 carat green stone he says is a rare diamond. This was because I had said I would donate (initially) six thousand pounds to his educational fund.. I see it as a way of trying to ensure I would follow up. The ring, when assayed by the Queen of Denmark’s jeweler in 2002, turned out to be a synthetic sapphire (very cheap in 1986 in India) with greenish tinfoil behind within the setting to enhance the brilliance. This I am certain now is the case with all his so-called ‘diamond’ rings, as not one single person has presented a professional jeweler’s verification of genuineness.

I though I had been help with a back problem I was suffering – much later I realised the improvement (which turned out to be only temporary) was due to the heat in India plus increased walking and physical activity in the ashram.

The ‘unsolved’ murders and executions in 1993 in Prasanti Nilayam

Those who know the full facts of it – if any – are keeping quiet for obvious reasons! Mostly they are those involved and thereby culpable as accomplices to murder or to covering-up crucial facts. The one person who carried out the most intensive set of investigations was the world-famous Indian sceptic, Basava Premanand. I have summarized the matter, which cannot be cut down into a few paragraphs because of the sheer complexity of the issues. However, V.K. Narasimhan told me in a lowered voice, when I asked him: “they did a terrible thing”, using those very words. He referred primarily to Sai Baba’s younger brother, Janakiramiah (now deceased) and other involved ashram officials and Central Trust members. They blackmailed the police into shooting the four intruders and claiming it was in self-defense. As soon as I heard this I knew this was the single worst secret, one I’d rather not have known, and that I would have to carry it thereafter, like it or not. Eventually I found myself alone with it, and knew that I should have to speak out about sooner or later. See my main coverage page on the murders here

Jealously and infighting among close associates of Sahya Sai Baba

The main operative causes of this are surely money, influence, power, and prestige The cover-up of Sai Baba’s activities including the major homosexual culture reported at the colleges are no doubt also an underlying (but implicit) factor in conflicts there . There is also the social struggle to survive (also amid murders, deaths, suicides and disappearances that have been recorded there).
With my extensive knowledge of the cover-up mentality there, I feel able to predict some of the errors and over-rosy reports, and subsequent changes in such reports appear to be partly due to my blogs. I also have informants (once students who were abused) who point out some of the submerged facts involved. However, I cannot know what may being hidden successfully. If he were dead, I think the government doctors would have had to admit it. That he is on life support, without which his crucial organs cannot function, indicates most strongly that he is simply being kept alive quite artificially and would die were he disconnected from the medicines, intravenous feeding, support respirator and dialysis machine. I have long recognized the signs of depression in Sathya Sai Baba and of mental degeneration (persons we know there have reported his speech is often slurred, he says and does strange things and is carefully chaperoned down to his slightest movement. Now, of course, he is almost certainly totally ‘incommunicado’.

 Robert C. Priddy

Recent Sathya Sai Baba postings – September 2010

Beatings, torture and illegal killings by Police in India

Sathya Sai Baba imitators and parasites galore

Vishal Arora – New Delhi Indian Journalist – on Sathya Sai Baba

Vishal Arora Indian journalist exposes Sathya Sai Baba

Sathya Sai Baba’s universal wisdom

Gross fraudulence: Gerald Moreno tries to ridicule Robert Priddy

Gerald Moreno’s distortion of facts in his ego-driven war

Information About Gerald Moreno

Sathya Sai Baba’s wide ‘lunatic fringe’ and Moreno

Behind the 9/11 Twin Towers disaster?

BBC Documentary film transcript: “The Secret Swami”

Sai Baba and the Indian Judiciary

Student of Sai college spoke out – in confidence

Sai Baba amrita (nectar) at Srirangapatna orphanage

Sathya Sai Baba Drinking Water Project

Sathya Sai Baba report on his devotees

Public Petition for Official Investigations of Sathya Sai Baba and his Worldwide Organization
View ex-follower signatures

(Spanish version

See series of postings of report by Indian Police CID official

His book ‘The Godmen of India’ and other books can be ordered here


Senior Ex-CID officer J.V. Ram on Sathya Sai Baba part 1part 2part 3part 4
Revelations by a top investigator of unexplained murders, deaths and disappearances plus corruption, bribery and other forms of corruption connected to Sathya Sai Baba and/or his minions

Senior Ex-CID officer J.V. Ram on Sai sex scandals – part 1
part 2part 3 Very grave allegations of numerous sexual abuses by Sathya Sai Baba are reported by this CID sleuth, as well as cases of rape at his ashram

The ‘Abode of Peace’ ashram- the murder victims Some details of two of those murdered in cold blood in Sai Baba’s bedroom in 1993.

The ‘Abode of Peace’ ashram- the pivotal events Ex-CID police officer’s account of the Puttaparthi murders in 1993

Supreme Court of India cover-up: petition ad Sathya Sai Baba rejected Scan of affidavit-attested document showing the paper illegally removed from the Supreme Court records so as to cover-up the petition against Sathya Sai Baba made in 2001

Public Petition for Official Investigations of Sathya Sai Baba and his Worldwide Organization
View ex-follower signatures

(Spanish version

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):-

Sathya Sai Baba sari miracle
  • 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
  • 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

  • Public Petition for Official Investigations of Sathya Sai Baba and his Worldwide Organization
    View ex-follower signatures

    Read of prominent petitioner, the origin and problems faced by the petition from saboteurs etc


    Sai Baba sex abuse testimony in revealing detail

    The account given on US TV by Ullrich Zimmermann is devastating to the credibility of all denials that Sathya Sai Baba is innocent of sexual abuse. The most revealing part is shown her in transcript. Here below are links to comments on some of the most revealing parts out of his very thorough testimony.

    The ‘spiritual honeymoon’ period
    The unavoidable need to explain Sai Baba’s sexual approaches
    Is reduced sex interest caused by Sai Baba’s ‘genital oiling’ and sexual contacts?
    The question of ‘spiritual energies’ white or black
    ‘Tantric sex’ practices?
    Sai Baba’s dual sexuality?
    Indoctrination, self-programming and ‘projection’
    Sai Baba’s ability to influence his devotees’ perceptions
    Effects of deep yearning, concentration, deprivations, sleep paralysis, drugs etc.
    The ‘well-prepared’ interview rooms
    Oiling with psychoactive substances?
    Sai Baba’s intuition and knowingness
    Why such great secrecy if not to cover-up deception?
    Sai Baba’s frequent lies and fraudulence

    With a complete lack of reasonable comment to show that he has any cogent reason to doubt the entirely independent testimony Ullrich Zimmermann, the Sathya Sai front-line defender on the Internet, Gerald Moreno, claims about this impressive evidence that Zimmerman was “drunk”. This he based on the fact that some wine was taken – and, as stated, only in a ceremonial fashion – during these long discussions. Yet Zimmermann shows no sign whatever of inebriation or imbibing during the interviews… So Moreno is yet again shown to be a fanatic who tries to twist, mislead, decoy, misrepresent  and hope to destroy the credibility and character of anyone who bravekly stands forth to tell the truth about their experiences with Sathya Sai Baba.

    Moreno had his own sexual molestation incident with Sai Baba, which can be seen in the above context as ‘grooming’ for sex. He denies there was anything sexual about being oiled on his “lower stomach” while also admitting being confused and sexually inhibited afterwards by his own explanation. Yet he defended Sai Baba for some years while actually believing him to be a sexual abuser
    Moreno also defends the convicted rapist and murderer
    , Swami Premanand, who is serving a double life sentence for rape and murder! This surely says much about his values and motives.

    The public should be well aware that Gerald Moreno has for many years attacked and libeles allserious  critics of Sai Baba in devious ways regardless of known facts and whatever they have actually stated, while the main critics themselves rather stick to exposing – in the public interest –  documented facts about – and published statements by – a range of Sathya Sai Baba supporters, defenders and officials.

    See Public Petition for Official Investigations of Sathya Sai Baba and his Worldwide Organization

    India, religious gurus, Sathya Sai Baba and co. – blogs

    Is India a Moral Engine and Social Ideal to Emulate?
    Sathya Sai Baba holds that India’s problems – and the world’s decline into immorality (sic) is caused by the lack of
    ‘holy’ sacrificial rituals [‘yagnas’ and ‘yagas’]. These alone can make India great as the motor which will pull all countries into a golden moral age. India’s continued vast problems of poverty and corruption show how absurd this religious talk is.

    Rich and Poor in India
    The wealth gap in India is gigantic! The rich are in clover, millions of the poor are destitute. Sai Baba has received billions for charity, but far too much is used to build self-glorifying ‘spiritual museums’ and wasteful flagship projects, while he charters private passenger jets for himself. Eleven million from Isaac Tigrett’s $39 million donations were embezzled by Sai Baba ‘officials’.

    India – God-driven or God-forsaken?
    Religious supersition masquerading as ‘spirituality’ still suppresses human rights and social equality in India, and Sathya Sai Baba is a spokesperson against both these human values! That is how his self-proclaimed role as universal world teacher and preceptor really is!

    Repeatedly, India’s flood problems hit the poor but not the rich

    Super-Rich Indian Gurus who don’t deliver what they promise
    Many Indiangurus have become super-rich who have promised far more than they can ever deliver. These include Osho/Rajneesh, Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, Sathya Sai Baba, Ravi Shankar and many more. Sai exceeds the others in pretending to be a renunicate. claiming he is selfless, has no property or worldly goods… one of the smartest accounting tricks but most obvious deceits imaginable.He lives in luxury and pomp, sits of his golden chariot and never has to lift a finger for his daily wants.

    India’s World Reputation
    All Sai Baba’s officials, organization and devotees have to suppress many facts about Sai Baba so as to present him only or mainly as a social reformer and moral teacher. Otherwise they are excluded and demonised. Many Indians who tend to support him are doubtless unware of the sheer extent of the deceit, fraud and irrationality involved. Stories about truly unbelievable miracles by Sathya Sai Baba fill hundreds of books. India’s reputation should not be dragged down further than it may already have been by this man.

    Avoidance of the law in India
    India’s has a two-tier and often corrupted system of justice, which explains why murders can pass unpunished and even uninvestigated. Many highly-placed Sathya Sai Baba devotees in thelegal system and successive Indian Governments, have protected him from court proceedings for the sexual abuses and murder involvement of which he stands widely accused.

    Religion and Sex Abuse
    Religious sexual abuse is at last increasingly being tackled and victims are being compensated in developed countries, not least by the Catholic Church and other sects, including the Hare Krishna movement, though the guilty have so far mostly escaped prison. In India 53% of children report sex abuse, but little is being done. So far Indian authorities have protected rich and powerful Sathya Sai Baba, who is most widely accused of long-term sex abuses on young men and boys.

    God Lives In India
    Sathya Sai Baba has announced that, being a full avatar incarnation of God Almighty, he never incarnates anywhere else on earth but in India. This, he says, is a cardinal reason for national prestige and self-confidence!  The title ‘God lives in India’ has been used for a film, a book and a music album, all referring to Sai Baba.

    World AIDS Day, India. Sai Baba is silent on the issue!
    Most victims of HIV/AIDS in India are women. Indian women wishing to emancipate themselves are up against one of the most chauvinistic male societies in the East, and Sathya Sai baba condones and defends the status quo in that he never speaks up or describes about the terrible sufferings women there must endure.

    Sathya Sai Baba and AIDS
    Sai Baba never speaks up on India’s great AIDS problem, avoids all sex-related issues likke prostitution, devadasis, condoms, sex abuse and homosexuality (his Achilles heel).

    Please go to the Public Petition for Official Investigations of Sathya (or Satya) Sai Baba and His Worldwide Organization

    Up-date on blogs exposing Sathya Sai Baba

    Sathya Sai Baba, defender of the caste system The age-old Indian caste system is still the bane of the country, with huge social inequalities and murderous divisions, but Sai Baba supports the basic system as unavoidable.

    Basava Premanand Long Challenged Indian Governments To Come Clean On Sathya Sai Baba `A lifelong campaign to awaken India to the great danger posed by chronic addiction to swamis, gurus and the like, not least the public unaccountability of Sathya Sai Baba.

    A devotee reports on Sathya Sai Baba’s appeal and reputation
    Some devotees are well aware of the facts about Sathya Sai Baba but remain impressed by the alleged numbers of followers… millions of gullible people who need a spiritual crutch despite everything.

    David Wolff blindly defends Sathya Sai Baba Devotees demonstrate how wilfully blind they are, as in this instance.

    Reply to a Sathya Sai Devotee’s Note re: David and Faye Bailey Sai Baba devotees are still trying to blacken the name of David Bailey – a former favourite of SB with over 100 interviews, teaching at his college etc. – because he stood up for the truth when he was told by students of sexual abuses.

    Sathya Sai Baba and Sexual “Grooming” of Boys and Young Men Yet another example of supposed ‘sexual grooming’ by Sai Baba of a Polish man

    ‘Spiritual’ Politicking Sathya Sai Baba Style. An India-UK Nexus How Tony Blair avoided being virtually hi-jacked by Indian hosts into visiting Sathya Sai Baba at Brindavan as part of a concerted effort to bring Sai Baba to world attention, which failed (of course)

    ‘The Guru Papers’: censorship and manipulative control of followers’ minds Alstead and Kramer’s work gives highly accurate and comprehensive information of the masks of authoritarian power used by gurus everywhere.

    The Guru Papers: Masks of Authoritarian Power These incisive analyses of the methods, teachings and failings common to most so-called ‘gurus’ are highly accurate in describing the dynamics of the guru-follower relationship and its exploitation.

    The Guru Papers – and Sathya Sai Baba Though acclaimed as an unique avatar, Sathya Sai Baba can be seen by the independent observer to be typical of Indian gurus in general since his life and ‘teachings’ are entirely in line with the exploitation so faithfully pinpointed in this book.

    More from the Guru Papers – on sexual abuse Quotes from this seminal work which – by all the testimonies and other evidence – are highly applicable to Sathya Sai Baba

    Inner Ignoring of ‘Warning Flags’ Prior To Dissent From A Sect Nowhere has The Sathya Sai Organization has religiously avoided confronting the many facts and arguments advanced by numerous serious writers and ex-followers. This denial is the pattern found among virtually all remaining devotees.

    Reputed Media and Other Agencies Decried By Sathya Sai Baba’s Defenders The few very vocal defenders of SB denigrate all the many respected world media which have reported negatively on Sai Baba… a typical cultist reaction.

    Sai Baba’s astrological superstitions: gulikakala and rahukala Superstitious (non-supportable) belief in there being inauspicious and auspicious times of day, based on ancient Indian astrology

    Sathya Sai Baba’s promises part four The healing power of Sai Baba and his vibuti further examined

    Solicitation of funds by Sathya Sai Baba VIPs How the $10 million plus Chaitanya Jyoti pseudo-museum was financed by pressure on members of the Sathya Sai Organization

    Sai Baba: his life is his Message What is the message of his observable life?

    Sathya Sai Baba on the physical sciences Links to some of the pages showing what a total ignoramus Sathya Sai Baba actually is as regards the natural sciences

    Sathya Sai Baba’s major blunders about Jesus No one else has ever made such absolute roaring howlers about Jesus – for example, that Moses was devoted to him!

    Sathya Sai Baba: opulence, show, extravagance and waste Many devotees do not react any longer against these misuses of donated money – it is one of the great scandals of Indian cult personalities, this opulence and massive waste while millions are below the breadline and suffering beyond comprehension

    Top UK Sathya Sai Organization leaders left Sathya Sai Baba Some new information about how a Central Coordinator was treated by the International Chairman… and what he learned from Alvin Drucker!

    Gerald Moreno: homo-erotic fantasies, latent homosexuality This is one of Moreno’s favourite smears on dissidents who criticise Sathya Sai Baba – they must be latent homosexuals, have perverted fantasies etc. This is usually known as ‘projection’ pure and simple.

    Moreno’s bawdy blogs and few supporters Perhaps there is a correlation… Sai Baba followers in general are not bawdy in their speech or writing… but Mr. Moreno most certainly is very much so.

    Queen Elizabeth ‘manipulated’ by omnipresent Sathya Sai Baba? Claims that Sai Baba’s Divine Hand was at work in falsifying a certificate given to one among thousands of youth who get the D of E award.

    Sai Baba God Incarnate needs Duke of Edinburgh endorsement? Strange how keen the Sai propagandists were to show that “God Incarnate Almighty’ is endorsed by the Duke of Edinburgh – even though it was through a falsification!

    Fighting Facts with Smears – profile of a web aggressor, Gerald Moreno After years of smearing all outspoken dissidents, the great smear merchant gets some comeuppance

    Sathya Sai Baba’s promises part 3 More broken promises Sathya Sai Baba’s promises part 2 Broken promises

    Indian Nuclear Scientist Now Sathya Sai Baba’s Global Radio Chief This is Dr. G. Venkataraman – Sai Baba’s chief propagandist – who has shown himself to be a ‘mad’ ex-physicist indeed, believing that his guru created the entire Universe and all in it!

    Michael Nobel praises Sathya Sai Baba but is badly misrepresented Sathya Sai Baba stated in his ignorance that Michael Nobel was one of those who awarded the Nobel Peace Prize (he expected to get it!). But only the Norwegian governmental Nobel committee can award it!

    THE INTERNATIONAL SATHYA SAI ORGANIZATION This is the clandestine, closed-in, authoritarian top-down and increasingly exclusive cult.

    Basava Premanand Tribute: Indian Exposer of Sathya Sai Baba Dies Staunch rationalist and exposer of all manner of Indian superstition – as well as religious dogmas – left this life after a long and most successful achievement

    Author admits genital oiling by Sathya Sai Baba How the Canadian author P.W. Roberts first said he was oiled ‘on the chest’ and later told devotees it was between the anus and the gonads

    Sathya Sai Baba and Organization condones hate campaign

    Gerald Moreno and his pathological denial Why this relentless web attacker keeps it up – his fury and hate

    Sathya Sai Baba oils genitals (boys/young men) Part 1 Accepted fact by numerous Sai Baba top VIPs and/or officials is that he rubs oil on the genitals of young men in private interviews.

    Concerning Attempts To Contact Former Sathya Baba Followers Devotees occasionally approach dissidents and critics seeking further information about sensitive matters. All that can be made known to others than trusted persons – or lawyers, journalists etc. is available on links given

    Sathya Sai Baba can’t escape the sex abuse testimonies Links to most crucial documents, sworn testimonies and other reports alleging widespread, serious sexual molestation by this “God Incarnate’

    Gerald Moreno – and the Sathya Sai Baba lunatic fringe Physical manifestation of Sathya Sai Baba before Moreno in New Mexico… when he couldn’t even move or scream… how could he know it to be physical?

    International Sai Organization’s clandestine operative On the relations pertaining between the hate campaign designed to scare off all critics of Sai baba and his officials and devotees.

    Sai Baba claims embarrass officials – who cover them up The rewriting of history has long been underway as regards official version of Sai Baba’s life. Now his four once proclaimed ‘key discourses’ have been removed from the web as they are too revealing.

    Sathya Sai Baba and Dr G.Venkataraman: Will They Disavow Their Idi Amin Fondness? Sai Baba’s visit and blessings to Idi Amin – and Dr. G. Venkataraman’s happy reporting of it, is an appalling affront to those who suffered at this monstrous dictator’s hands

    Dr. G. Venkataraman, propagandist in the limelight The retired physicist who worked on India’s bomb and who believes 100% in Sai Baba as the Creator of the Universe… and his sheer denial.

    Minister of Propaganda for Sathya Sai More on the top propagandist, head of Radio Sai, of the Heart-to-Heart web site, Vice-chairman of the Prashanthi Council….

    Sai Baba says he is only what anyone imagines him to be! In short, he claims no one can know anything about him, only their own perceptions of him, which are all necessarily wrong. He pretends that he is literally invisible to human perception, which can only see a mirror image of itself! Absurd philosophy, totally irrational and bogus!

    Gerald Moreno’s wildest attack on Priddy so far? In preposterous tit-for-tat attacks, cyber bully Gerald Moreno demonstrates his deep denial of what happened to him, proving how emotionally out of control he is in his fanatical and vulgar attacks.

    Sathya Sai Baba’s unforgiving talk of forgiveness Janus the two-faced deity is evidently the model for Sai Baba – he speaks of forgiveness, but threatens and lies about the many young men who have borne witness that he is a sexual abuse!

    Most former Sathya Sai devotees respond without hatred to devotees who write – often in vile language – to criticise them. Most who write are clearly totally attached to miracles, Sai Baba’s person and form and those things which betray a primitive spiritual development.

    End of the Sathya Sai Baba Dream How, when and why, after many misgivings and increasingly extensive investigations, I became a dissident and campaigner for the exposure of the truth about Sathya Sai Baba, despite 18 years of selfless service, donations and leadership in his Organization.

    Dr. H. Narasimhaiah + video clip Major Indian physicist, educationalist and revered intellectual figure challenged Sai Baba to let his miracles be objectively investigated.

    Truth in action – David and Faye Bailey’s revelations For a number of years, Bailey was in a unique role – a westerner with extraordinary access to Sathya Sai Baba – but he learned from the students he taught music – and parents of many others around the world – that Sai baba was abusing them sexually.

    Archbishop of Canterbury and Sathya Sai Baba Rowan Williams who “kind of’ knows God compared to Sathya Sai Baba who says he is God and knows everything about everyone

    Reply To Sathya Sai Baba Defender Follower of Sai Baba who was upset at dissenters’ documentation is replied to by Pittard

    Ex-Indian P.M. A.B. Vajpayee’s deceits and cover-ups The ex-Prime Minister has been shown to be a deceiver.

    Sai Baba group claims miracles – seeks donations Another temple scam, this time in Queens, New York, trying to obtain people’s money under false pretenses.

    German Sathya Sai Baba Expose Website Re-gears Old dissenter domain is back on-line.

    ‘BILD’ Story. “Guru Wants Sex” (Sathya Sai Baba) The damning testimony of Jens Sethi, ex-follower who lodged an affidavit on Sai Baba’s sexual molestation with the Public Prosecutor in Hamburg.

    Rewriting events with slant – Sathya Sai Baba officialdom Its all spin, smoke and mirrors when Sai officials report or edit Sai Baba information.

    Sathya Sai sees Hanuman as a real figure He affirms the real existence of a mythical monkey-man who supposedly flew through the air carrying a mountain and similar impossible things.

    Vishnu come to save the world, as Sai Baba? Sai Baba claims he is Vishnu come again, as well as having been the other major Indian avatars!

    The Sathya Sai Baba Cult infiltration of SWARA The manager, staff and clients left Mrs. Moiya O’Brien’s remedial association because of proselytizing and other faults.

    The beguiling half-truth, backbone of deceivers How Sai Baba controls facts about himself through censorship and a suppressive doctrine of ‘inexpressible truth’ and downgrading all worldly information, facts and science.

    Sai Baba censorship of facts, spreading of half-truths and untruth The demands of self-censorship, of surveillance of people and their views and fears of exclusion and worse is felt at Prashanthi Nilayam as soon as one has and divergent views or discovers irregularities

    Wikipedia harassment by pro-activists Ex-followers and dissidents are libeled on the Internet on a truly massive scale by the main defender of the guru cult, the invidious, untruthful Gerald Joe Moreno

    Twin Towers disaster & Sathya Sai Baba Heads of the Sathya Sai Organization claimed that Sai Baba saved his devotees who should have been in the Twin Towers, so they got St Louis to declare 9/11 ‘Sathya Sai Baba Day’. What gross insensitivity!

    Sai Baba and inanimate cloth objects come to life? The gullible Dr. Hislop is told how saris that Sai Baba rejected cried tears. How silly can one get?

    Will the Real Professor Alvin Drucker Be Upstanding? Professor Alvin Drucker has not spoken out yet, will he stand up and be a true man? Reliable sources testify to what Drucker knew about sexual abuses.

    BBC: “The Secret Swami” – some brief transcripts with video clips This documentary is sufficient proof of the fraudulence and unpunished criminality of Sathya Sai Baba.

    Very damaging Sai student testimony This account tells some of the hidden secrets of Sathya Sai Baba’s modus operandi, also as regards sex abuse.

    Gerald Moreno’s empty words and threats A blog which shouts the anger and deceptive self-justification of a disturbed one-track mind

    The Prophet of the Age – Vishnu reborn? It was ever thus in India, Vishnus all over the place all promising pie in the sky… now Sathya Sai Baba is top dog in the pile.

    Ignorance and religious mind control
    Professor Richard Dawkins’ description of the ignorant prejudice against which one must fight a rearguard action applied with considerable force to the task of dissident and ex-followers of Sathya Sai Baba.

    Subtle recruitment to Sai Baba’s cult A succinct and incisive description of subtle aspects of mind control in the cultist Sai movement, written by a woman who left it.

    Donations to Sathya Sai Central Trust misused by/for directors etc.
    Five cars given to fat cat officials by Sai Baba from Sai Central Trust funds, where at least two of them are directors!

    The Gerald Joe Moreno dossier – part 1 The Sai Organization first-line defender who projects 100% acceptance of Sathya Sai Baba while showing that he is an aggressive cultist

    The Gerald Moreno dossier – part 2 On his deep psychological denial about sex abuse and every criticism of Sathya Sai Baba

    Sathya Sai Baba – some key teachings Few, if any, supposed ‘spiritual masters’ can have contradicted themselves so thoroughly and programmatically destroyed their own credibility

    Donors and Would-be Donors Beware (Sathya Sai Central Trust Example) Evidence about the solicitation for funds by Sathya Sai Baba and his financial interests emerges more and more

    How Dave Lyons realised the Sai movement is really a cult Why a former president of the New Orleans Sathya Sai Centre with wide contacts in the US movement became disaffected.

    A searing testimonial about Sathya Sai Baba Few descriptions of sexual abuse by Sathya Sai Baba are so detailed, convincing and honest as those of Hans de Kraker, once a tireless server at the ashram foreigners’ canteen.

    Gerald Moreno’s Attacks On Individuals and Institutions Critical of Sathya Sai Baba How can any half-genuine Sathya Sai Baba devotee stand reading Gerald Joe Moreno’s constant welter of strident, vituperative and demeaning posts on the Internet?

    The caste system of India & Sathya Sai Baba Sathya Sai Baba is basically in favour of the caste system of India – he does very little to counteract it’s worst aspects and defends caste distinctions as unavoidable.

    Truly lunatic Sai Baba fringe + video link This is a not untypical instance of a considerable proportion of foreign followers of Sathya Sai Baba – Stephanie Relfe who believes the most unlikely things

    Brian D. Steel Updates References To Kevin R.D.Shepherd Writings The extensive and balanced analyses by Brian Steel concerning Sai baba and his movement caused him to promote Kevin R.D. Shepherd’s sober and lucid writings

    Shirdi Sai Baba and more by Kevin R.D. Shepherd This British author of many distinguished independently-published books has been widely attacked by Gerald Joe Moreno – he responds in measured and yet devastating explications.

    Sai Baba rubbished, then embraced computers Another example of the self-professed ‘omniscience’ of `Sathya Sai Baba which proved all too mistaken… he swapped horses in midstream

    New exposé of Sai Baba’s front man, Gerald Joe Moreno The Sai Baba movement is a catch-all phrase use by Sathya devotees to try tendentiously to include him along with forerunners like Shirdi Sai, Meher Baba etc.

    New extensive and detailed exposure of Gerald Joe Moreno as a cyber-terrorist Author of many scholarly books, philosopher Kevin R.D. Shepherd, takes issue with his attacker’s hate campaign and harassment of the critics of Sathya Sai Baba and exposes his misleading tactics

    How does Sathya Sai Baba help anyone?
    Many devotees who sought the truth through Sai Baba became dissidents and liberated themselves from his false doctrine to find themselves more fully as autonomous individuated personalities.

    R.D. Shepherd Exposes Sathya Sai Baba Defender Gerald Moreno A wide-ranging author whose civil and scholarly approach to the subject he treats had – among many others – become the target of unprincipled, derogatory and low-minded attacks by Sathya Sai Baba’s chief campaigner on the Internet.

    Notable Former Devotees Who Have Spoken Out Links to a list of prominent dissidents, all of whom have been attacked by the prime defender of Sai Baba and his Organization, Gerald Joe Moreno

    Sathya Sai Baba’s actions constantly belie his words Despite his constant self-praise as an embodiment of Love, Sai Baba calls others “zeroes” for talking and not following up… but he is a prime example of saying one thing, doing another.

    Astonishing Sai Baba miracle reported + video clip Did Sai Baba send a boy through the interview room wall to Mecca… and bring him back. If you believe it, you are one of those born every minute.

    Sai Baba: Glaring Publicity yet Silence on Critical Issues Lots of talk, little follow-up in action and near total silence on the controversy, which muerta nevertheless sticks out like a sore thumb

    V.K. Narasimhan – confidences to Robert Priddy The decisive point for me was when V.K. Narasimhan told me the truth about the 1993 murders – and he should have known as he was on the scene directly and had access to all the top people involved. All this I recorded in my notebook as soon as he had told me.

    The Dilemma in Worshipping a God of Megalomaniac Claims In trying to hang onto one’s belief in the positive nature of Sai Baba, devotees have to swallow very many unpalatable absurdities and so they keep silent about this and most dare not defend any of his grotesque claims.

    New Zealand Lawyer Exposes Official Cover Up of Killings In Sathya Sai Baba Bedroom Warren C. Pyke LLN (Hons.) LLM (VUW), Barrister, New Zealand calls for a thorough and impartial inquiry into the deaths in Sai Baba’s room.

    Sathya Sai Baba – disclosure of damaging facts Some devotees claim that false accusations have been directed by myself and hundreds of others at Sathya Sai Baba, but this is not so – the opposite is the case. We are the victims of false accusations!

    Sathya Sai Baba Man Gerald Moreno and Fact-Changing
    Worst case Internet defamation and stalking of Sai Baba dissidents by Gerald ‘Joe’ Moreno, who cooperates with persons close to Sathya Sai Baba.

    Moreno’s deception re David Bailey Phone Conversation Trying to make something out of nothing, Moreno weaves his usual contrivances and deception just so as to get on Google

    Sathya Sai Baba hospital dental inspection – video A somewhat hilarious small clip showing Sai Baba inspecting giant teeth… at the hospital he actually deems unnecessary if only one would pray, serve and worship God enough.

    More ‘Sai lies’ (sathya asathya) There is an unending stream of untruth, some of which issues forth in almost every Sathya Sai discourse