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

SSB Deceptions Exposed – blogs September 2011

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9/11 Twin Towers attack and Sathya Sai Baba’s claimed intervention!
Sathya Sai Baba’s death – no miracles
Tulasi Srinivas and her research into Sathya Sai Baba issues
Sai Baba’s Distance and Unapproachability – a reminder
Sachin Tendulkar gets some sound advice
Sathya Sai Baba – amazing sun miracle photographed?
Two important articles for Sathya Sai devotees to read
Another inside account of Sai Baba’s gross deception and abuses
Indian press comments on Sathya Sai Baba
Everything you wanted to know…
Sathya Sai College: ex-student tells of awful culture there
Sathya Sai Baba’s death and inscrutability
Sai Trust: irregularities & secrecy on Sai Baba’s death
Sathya Sai Baba news sensation – may have died earlier
Key Exposé Pages
Robert Priddy 
Sathya Sai Baba’s death and inscrutability
Sai officials’ secret collusion over the death of Sathya Sai Baba – updated
Sai Trust: irregularities & secrecy on Sai Baba’s death
Sathya Sai Baba news sensation – may have died earlier
Re Sathya Sai Baba sex abuse accomplices and cover-up persons 
Sai Baba prediction of his death
Professor Anil Kumar, Sathya Sai Baba’s ‘left-hand’ man
Learning from the bizarre case of Sai Baba
Midas hoard revealed was in Sathya Sai Baba’s private possession
Breaking Sai Baba news: new secret hoard found
Kevin R.D. Shepherd on biased research by academic Tulasi Srinivas
India’s Home Minister could not avoid investigation by CBI, but quashed it later
Isaac Tigrett, Sathya Sai Baba and the crystal skull 

More testimony from another ex-Sai Baba student 

Barry Pittard’s recent blogs

Recent blogs by Barry Pittard from his site at http://barrypittard.wordpress.com/

Will Court Decision Topple A Top Sathya Sai Teacher? Male Sexual Abuse Case

Young Male Sex Abuse: International Legal Challenge to Confront Key Sathya Sai Baba Men

When Perfumes Reek: Lavish Scents, Shampoos etc., Among Sai Baba Secret Treasure Hoard

Towards Accountability Of Sathya Sai Baba’s Accomplices: A Call To Legal Action

Oprah Winfrey Show On Male Sexual Abuse: Sathya Sai Baba Cult Survivors Should Watch

Another Sathya Sai Baba Multi Million Haul Found At Puttaparthi

For Those Connected With Sathya Sai Education Institutions: A Reckoning Time

Is Isaac Tigrett Sai Baba’s ‘Walking Will? Guru Purnima Revelation Or A Fall?

Sathya Sai Baba College Teachers Angry At “Illegal” Non Payment And Sacking

Will Andhra Pradesh, India, Only Appear To Address Sathya Sai Baba Scandal?

Sathya Sai Baba Saga: Is There Too Little Indian Media Critical Analysis?

Sathya Sai Trust’s V.Srinivasan: Defending A Religious Empire Fallen. A Torn House Divided

India’s Billionaire Cricket Star Tendulkar Scores Poorly In Sai Baba’s Game

Yet another Sai Yajur Mandir Treasure Haul. This Stash Not In Recent Enforced Sai Central Trust Inventory

Some Little Points That Get Lost Among Big Sathya Sai Trust Reassurances of Transparency

‘Face the Nation’ Audience Poll, India – 87% Hostile to Gurus Like Sathya Sai Baba

Indian Media and Governments Heedless of Decade of Foreign Media and Sai Baba Critics’ Revelations

Sathya Sai Baba Scandal: View RJ Ratnakar’s Body Language In NDTV Interview On Sai Trust ‘Transparency’

Latest postings on Sai Trust and exposé developments

Chronicle on Sai Baba’s demise: illness, death, funeral and aftermath

Sai officials' secret collusion over the death of Sathya Sai Baba

More evidence piles up on male sex abuse by Sathya Sai Baba and teachers etc.

India's corruption fed by Sathya Sai Baba

More testimony from another ex-Sai Baba student

Sathya Sai Baba and AIDS - rampant in Andhra Pradesh

Indian educational authorities still endorse Sathya Sai Baba misinformation

Dr. Michael Goldstein, supporter of the totally indefensible

Kushwant Singh on Sai Baba and devotees

Isaac Tigrett’s announcement of secrets Sai Baba told him – video added

Sathya Sai Baba issues still alive

Why is India not cleaned up?

Indelible scars on the Sathya Sai Baba name worldwide

An account of false Sai Baba miracles in early days

Sai Baba gave false gold watches: video testimony of an intimate

Dramatic new sex testimony from ex-student at Prashanthi Nilayam

Yet more Sai Baba self-promotion - self-defeated

Sai Baba airplane miracle

Sathya Sai Trust still in trouble

Sai Baba claims all power & the universe is in his hand (video clip)

Sai Baba follower numbers - with video

Sathya Sai Baba materialisations of golden & diamond rings 

Sathya Sai Trust expands membership

Sai Baba: Thought for the Day 

Video clip testimony of Sai Baba as a sexual predator

The truth about Sai Baba´s hoarding of goods

Sai Baba: Absolute proof of blind belief’s destructiveness
Appeal to former donors to Sathya Sai Baba 
Sai Baba treasure trove contents so far – overview
Sathya Sai Baba – new haul of hidden valuables found
Four Sai Baba defectors give striking testimony 
Yet more Sai Baba illicit valuables found
Breaking Sai Baba news: new secret hoard found
Sai Baba’s secret rooms: officials rummage further
The obvious illegality of the Sai Central Trust’s appropriation
Sai Organization cold shoulder Isaac Tigrett and Sai Baba’s secret message?
Re Sathya Sai Baba sex abuse accomplices and cover-up persons – important announcement
Sai Guru poornima: attacks on reason, scholarship and secular life continue
Sathya Sai Colleges and Trust troubles not over
Descriptive reports from earlier times at Puttaparthi with Sai Baba
Sathya Sai Trust lost 16 key government exemptions
Sai Trust gets bill for removed government subsidy

Sathya Sai Baba – full story of his illness, death, funeral and all surrounding matters (links)

Chronicle of events based on press reports etc. – 28/3/2011 to 20/7/2011 –
from Sathya Sai Baba’s hospitalization until funeral and its aftermath

Testimony about Sai Baba and his Hostels for Boys More detail about the dreadful  life for the hostel boys under Sathya Sai Baba’s total domination

Sathya Sai Central Trust still shrouds all in secrecy

Puttaparthi becoming a ghost town? Fears among the populace of Puttaparthi and other Sathya Sai venues of loss of livelihood and major economic decline as indicated by total loss of business so far.

Erlendur Haraldsson and Robert Priddy on Sathya Sai Baba  First part of an analysis of Haraldsson’s investigations of Sathya Sai Baba with criticism of the method and awareness of fraudulence

More defeats for the Sai Baba ‘lunatic core’ Resurrection of Sai Baba seems to be one of the core beliefs of many devotees now.

More defeats for the Sai Baba ‘lunatic core’ SB did not ressurect as expected

Sathya Sai Baba’s promise of world peace & a golden age discredited When challenged he gave 2007 as the definitive date for world peace!

Sathya Sai Baba and ‘Thought for the Day’ A couiple of Sui Baba’s many thoughts that did not make it

Sathya Sai Baba’s prediction about Vivekananda’s rebirth proven false

Sathya Sai Baba’s rumour mill a mainstay of the cult

Dharna and writ threat against Satha Sai Central Trust

The failing International Sai Organization, its dilemmas and unpopularity

Telling comments on Sai Baba by Hans de Kraker on The Telegraph obituary

Sathya Sai Baba physical death prediction on undependable chakranews.com

Prashanthi Nilayam and environs struggle to attract visitors

Sathya Sai Baba reckoned in calendar years, not ‘lunar years’

Former Minister accuses Sri Sathya Sai trust members for the death of Sathya Sai BabaG Nagi Reddy alleged that trust members subjected SB to mental torture and caused his death, though a tearful SB begged devotees to save him.

Sathya Sai Baba’s Death Falsifies His Vivekananda ‘Reincarnation’ Claim (Part 1)Howard Murphet met Nalin Sedera, in 1989, whom Sai Baba told “Vivekananda has come again; he is growing up in Ceylon (Sri Lanka). He will come to Me and join in My task.” ” So far Sedera has not joined Sai Baba in his task! A bit on the late side? Sathya Sai Baba’s Death Falsifies Vivekananda ‘Reincarnation’ Story (Part 2)

Controversy on Sathya Sai Baba’s suspicious death excerpts of comments after the Telegraphy’s hard-hitting obituary article were many and quite interesting

On moving towards grasping the mystery of existence Paranormal phenomena, the meaning of being, personal truth-seeking development

Sathya Sai Baba failed prophesy as the ‘great saviour of mankind’ Prophecies that failed to come about – eg. Sai Baba being ‘king of the whole world’ from AD 2000, Muslims recognizing him 9 years before his passing, and the whole world visiting Prashanthi Nilayam,

David Wolff on ChackraNews.com – groundless blather A US ‘true believer’ vituperates about Robert Priddy and exposes his true character and what is actually in his heart

A timely letter from Glen Meloy to Dr. Michael Goldstein Letter – still valid – from Glen Meloy that exposes the character and actions of Goldstein for all to read

Sathya Sai Baba did have properties, but not ‘proper ties’ One of the biggest (covert) property owners in India claimed he owned no property except the students at his colleges Very revealing im-proper-ties!

The Sathya Sai Trust propagandist, G. Venkataraman Self-important nuclear physicist claims SB created the entire Universe and he now sits at his right hand and the main propaganda man!

Resurrection of Sathya Sai Baba already? Many believe Sai Baba could multiply his body (like Krishna) and there are numerous who claim that he inhabits them. See Sugriv Singh as one gross example.

Sathya Sai Baba succession problem The Sathya Sai Central Trust continue to dodge responsibility, transparency and accountability by making deceased Sathya Sai Baba the permanent Chairman!

Sathya Sai Organization’s creeping sickness within While visitor numbers to the ashrams plummet, signs of internal collapse in Sai Centres all around the world seems unavoidable

The Hindu – only some comments allowed? Despite allowing one critical article, it appears the The Hindu strictly censors comments they do not like… even though they are neither defamatory nor excessive, being backed by massive documentation.

More very damaging Sai student testimony This testimony goes into considerable detail about the secret life of the Secret Swami, Sathya Sai Baba

Sai Baba – ‘The Hindu’ allows criticism The Hindu has at long last allowed publication of an article critical of Sathya Sai Baba, after years of kow-towing to the powers-that-be endorsing him in India

Sathya Sai Baba on record The gruesome record of life at the Sathya Sai baba Hostel for Boys

Sathya Sai Central Trust decisions on its leadership How the Sathya Sai Central Trust juggles with its massive billion-dollar heritage – a revolving vice-chairmanship

Phyllis Krystal: Sathya Sai Baba believer Revealing some of many contradictions in her standooint and amateur New Age-type books of Phyllis Krystal, thinly-disguised versions of Sathya Sai Baba’s ideas.

Jana Vignana Vedika demonstrates Sai Baba ‘miracles’ An Indian illusionist reproduced on TV-video most of the standard Sai Baba sleight-of-hand ‘miracles’

Sathya Sai Baba’s death and inscrutability As usual ‘mystery’ surrounds everything about Sathya Sai Baba – but this is all sordid mystery of cover-up, clandestine doings, secretive officials of all Sai institutions. No deatn certificate, no post mortem… no explanation about the suspicious events from his being drugged down, his life support cut-off to the casket ordered long in advance etc.

Strong Sai Baba sex abuse testimony from ex-‘form boy’ A searing testimony by a former Sai college student and ‘form boy’ about the homosexuality cult that is encouraged in the name of Sai Baba at the Sai colleges.

Sathya Sai Baba’s lunar age 96 Another rebuttal of the latest concocted figure to try to prove Sai baba’s prediction of his death was infallibly right! Sheer denial and blatant disinformation.

Anti-cult organizations should step up warnings on the Sai Baba people The culture of sexual abuse reported here as proliferating in Sathya Sai Baba colleges following his reputed infamous example must be watched closely

Sathya Sai Baba in The Guardian World-class journalism is not fooled by all the absurd claims around Sathya Sai Baba – least of all that he can send people across continents through a door he draws on his wall!

Sathya Sai Baba’s death and ‘mahasamadhi’ Nothing yogic, nothing remotely holy or divine about the death of Sathya Sai Baba from multiple organ failure when disconnected from life support. Nor did he reach the age he predicted, not by any form of reckoning

Sai Baba challenged by Indian legal journal Hindu religious/spiritual endowments are alone interfered with and usurped for various extraneous purposes. It may be appropriate for the government to create a strictly impartial, statutory Board of Endowments and deal with all deviant and suspicious endowments of any religion through its channels for the general welfare and progress of the people at large.

Sathya Sai Baba education in Satyajit’s handsThe so-called ‘Vidya Vahini’ education programme by amateurs which uses computers to instil Sai Baba’s mainly Hindu and anti-scientific doctrines into poor childrend from around the world is to be run by his former boyfriend and roommate Satyajit – a person without educational training, experience of qualifications

Sathya Sai Baba devotees’ fervour and press reactionsDevotees clutching for straws to distort facts now their expectations have been crushed

Sathya Sai Baba – BBC Radio interview on his death Transcript of interview with Sai school teacher radia in Harrow, London and Mick Brown, journalist and author

Sathya Sai Baba was exposed long ago Article by an independent jpournalist

Sai Baba’s Bhagwati shows total disrespect for justice In a most revealing interviews, former Supreme Court judge P. N. Bhagwati declares he never did anything at all other than Sai Baba instructed him! Hence he signed an accusation against sexually abused young men (without any due investigation or duty of care whatever) with Indian’s PM and others on the instructions of the accused ‘Himself’!

Sathya Sai Baba’s outlook in India A very good article by one of the Outlook India Staff on Sathya Sai Baba, with supportive comments.

Sathya Sai Baba Trust “internal battles” Latest news on the on-going struggle between the main protsagonists within the outwardly tight-lipped and po-faced Sathya Sai Central Trust members.

Sathya Sai Baba death date in serious doubt The sequence of events since SB fell ill and the apparent ‘coincidences’ between announcements and suspected hidden facts and plans is emerging.

Sathya Sai Central Trust disinformation More of the same! Unsubstantiated statements denying everything that has been said about them by reporters etc. The press were not impressed by the ban on questions!

Sathya Sai Baba news sensation – may have died earlier The coffin they carried Sai Baba off in was ordered about 18 days in advance. Suspicions flourish naturally as a result.

Sathya Sai Baba 96 years old at death? Lunar year confusions Trying to find a way out of the crisis about the premature death of Sai Baba, the Sai authorities have cooked up a bogus ‘proof’ that he DID live to his 96th year – but it as a lunar year, not calendar. Their ‘proof’ involves trying to make thre resiltant number sort-of fit!

Sathya Sai Baba News – Funeral problems Due to draconian security measures in Puttaparthi, all but the priviliged are bereft of food and drink due to shut-down of almost everything that moves. Of all people, Swami Nityananda – the sex offending sannyasin! – was allowed to parade alone in front of the coffin!

Sathya Sai Baba – succession ploys The money and the works are the bone of contention, while no one can comfortably follow in teh footsteps of a megalomaniac shoes claimed to be omnipotent, omniscient and omnipresent Deity of Deities Incarnate!

Sathya Sai Baba’s death – no miracles Despite all the massive babbling denials from devotees and Indian VIPs about Sai Baba, whose boast he would live into his 90s they firmly believed, he is dead. But no one but his minders really knows the exact circumstances.

Sathya Sai Baba to be ‘resurrected’ on Easter Day?The Central Trust are naturally very nervous about what to do. The can reach no agreement, but the consensus appears to want to disconnect the swami from his life support on Easter Monday

Sai Baba devotees and surreal death-bed scenarios Denial is rife in Puttaparthi and elsewhere in Sai circles, as it has always been the chief feature since the exposé storm broke in 29000. Now they deny he will die before age 96!

Sathya Sai Central Trust untrustworthy! Now the Indian media are beginning to dig into the unaccountable SS Central Trust and the huge lapes in government control.

Sathya Sai Baba 96 years old? The age at which he has predicted he would die varies from 92 to 95 or 96… and he has said he may even prolong his life at will too!

Sai Baba’s failed treatment + undercover probes There are increasing signs that the Sathya Sa Baba estate has been subject to long undercover official investigations for financial crimes.

Sai Baba’s tragedy: bones to be picked Outragepously the Central Trust, backed by various devotees, are discussion whether to BURY SA BABA ALIVE. This is apparently allowed in Indian tradition for ‘realised’ persons… called sanjeeva samadhi!

Sathya Sai Baba’s premature death? As all reports get closer to indicating the immanent death of Sathya Sai Baba, inside reports suggest that the official time of death will be manipulated to make it Good Friday, to concur with the Crucifixion of Jesus!

Sathya Sai Baba buried alive? In his critical condition of ‘living death’, the Sai narrative has taken an outrageous grotesque twist – devotees and the Sathya Sai Central Trust are considering burying the guru alive!

Sathya Sai Baba critical, NOT stable, worries doctors After my warnings that the facts do NOT show SSB to be in ‘a stable condition’ his doctors have dropped this from their reports for the first time, reportedly causing devotees to get more hysterical

Sathya Sai Baba’s condition and his ‘minder’ Condition NOT stable. The facts are gradually emerging – Sathya Sai’s student boy Sathyajit is his most trusted minder, who is now in the firing line of the Puttaparti big shots<

Sai Baba did NOT live until 96 years of age – lunar or solar-calendar years!

The failed predictions of Sathya Sai Baba about his alternative dates of death (93 or 96) and the denial of this in stating he lived until 96 lunar years had passed are spread by various followers on the Internet, and also by the Sathya Sai official website. This disinformation is a crucial part of their agenda to delude devotees and keep them on board, in line and – above all – donating money!


It is highly amusing that the sathyssai.org people wait for a Hindu scholar/astrologer to confirm their calculations! Astrologers are hardly any use compared to astronomers, astrology is known for using defunct ways of reckoning, using the Procrustean bed to make things fit and in general to be unable to predict (for example, the winners of India elections or the death date of anyone with accuracy) - and Hindu scholars cannot improve on the hard astronomical facts, however devoted they are to their beliefs!

HOWEVER! From 9 Sept 1960 (when he was 43 calendar years old) plus 59 years = 2019 AD. He lived until age 84 by normal calendar reckoning, dying in 2011. Eight years short on calendar reckoning (which he always used in public, despite concocted, undocumented rumours that he once or twice did not).

According to sathyasai.org website Sathya Sai Baba lived for 30,833 days. This is a correct calculation (correct IF he was actually born on 23 Nov. 1926, which is disputed- since his registered date in his school record is 3 years LATER!) The lunar month averages 27.21 days (by the very shortest or ‘draconic’ reckoning which the sathyasai.org website chose for obvious reasons).

The number of days per lunar year is 27.21 times 12 = 326.52 (days per annum) So 30,833 days divided by 326 days per year is equal to 91.02 lunar years

This does not reach the minimum requirement of 93 years, which he twice predicted in separate discourses. Nor by far does it reach 96 years, which he also stated was the age he would reach – as all commentators agree. However one twists and turns it, the calculations do not fit the prediction.

List of different ways of calculating the lunar month from Wikipedia

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 http://www.saibaba-x.org.uk/10/International-Sathya-Sai-Organization.htm  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

Posting in Malaysia against Sai Baba

This excellent post was found on a Malaysian wordpress site

Binayak
April 26th, 2011 at 12:00 PM · मुख फर्काउनुस्

There are a lot of guys who say that he may not be a god or an avatar, but he did lots of humanitarian work. He has opened lots of schools, hospitals, water projects, etc.
They may be perfectly right … and they may be wrong. Let me tell you why:
1) No one (even the state government of Andhra Pradesh) knows how much satya sai trust foundations is actually worth. They say it may go more than 1-2 billions of dollars. Their financial transactions have never been audited. What about the millions and millions of donations that they receive? Is it black money or white? What are the sources of income? Until the satya sai trust is willing to be transparent with their financial details, I will never believe they are clean.
2) With an unclear source of income, massive following of people who believe in satya sai with their lives, and virtually all the political powerhouses in their pockets, there are hardly a few guys who can
raise a voice against them. There have been lots of cases reported against him, but all were suppressed. Check these links out:
http://robertpriddy.wordpress.com/
http://www.saibaba-x.org.uk/
They are powerful – and as it happens mostly: power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely.
3) And for those who strictly see him NOT as god, but respect him for his social work, what about this – If he is a fraud (meaning he is not a reincarnation) and has misguided lacs and lacs of people, accepted milllions and millions of donation as a result, will he be deemed good if he opens hospitals and schools? If he is a fraud, he has committed a crime of very big magnitude. If opening schools and hospitals justifies the crime, I have nothing to say. Do all the crimes, and then open hosptials! nice way to purify the sins!
4) If we don’t understand something, we categorize it as god or evil. Same used to happen with diseases like malaria, plagues, and with scores of mental disorders. At that time there was absolute no way to understand them – deeming those phenomena as work of higher spirits looked so easy and tempting. Now we know we were wrong – dead wrong. Are we doing the same mistake again?

मन परे हरियो, नपरे रातो

Sathya Sai Baba may be on his deathbed

Sai Baba’s life on thread – battles over his wealth? As was to be expected, the struggle for ascendancy and control over the ashram, the assets and even the succession of Sathya Sai Baba has begun

Sathya Sai Baba on ventilator (in Super-speciality Hospital) Despite his medical and other minders’ earlier assurances that Sai Baba’s condition was stable and he was improving – with nothing to be anxious about – they were soon ‘fighting to save his life’ SATHYA SAI BABA NOW IN ICU -HEALTH WORSENS

Pacemaker support for Sai Baba’s weak heart Sai Baba resorts to what he has ridiculed as “tricknology” – i.e. scientific technology – because he has had to have a Pacemaker put into his bad heart!

Sathya Sai Baba hospitalised for serious illness A ‘severe infection’ and pneumonia combined with heart failure causing breathing difficulty, water on the lungs, dizziness… more proofs that he ages and suffers illnesses

Sathya Sai Super-speciality Hospital This is perhaps above all else a costly SB flagship to promote himself and his doctrine, as can be seen from the inordianate boasting and self-publicity in his discourses

Leader of International Sathya Sai Organization denied hard testimony John Hislop – leader of the USA Sathya Sai Society for many years, was repeated confronted with evidence about Sathya Sai Baba sexual abuses – in this case personally by Conny Larsson!

The Sathya Sai Organisation’s unaccountability Donald Taylor’s analysis of the Sathya Sai Organization, and similar investigations by Agnostelli and Priddy shows its chauvinist, vertical, authoritarian structure

The nature of cults examined

An Extensive Examination of cult phenomena, especially religious or spiritual, and the methods of indoctrination, entrapment, enforcement of authority and proselytization

Index over web pages on the site for dissidents of Sathya Sai Baba

What a Cult is On the general issue of cultism and a critical discussion of the indicators of charismatic cults – political, social, and religious.

Sathya Sai Organization Cultism

Typical Sai cult supporter

Escaping the cultist spiders web How I came to break out of the subtle and widely woven web of deceptions that kept me and millions deceived, and how difficult such a step can be.

  • THE FUNDAMENTALIST ‘GURU TRAP’ EXPLOITATION Part 1 a many-sided system of control over persons exercised by gurus, swamis, godmen, masters, saints, avatars as exemplified through Sathya Sai Baba
  • THE FUNDAMENTALIST ‘GURU TRAP’ EXPLOITATION Part 2 reference to ‘ The Guru Papers’ by Kramer and Alstad – on gurus’ narcissism, authority and power and control and manipulation (as in Sai Baba)
  • THE ‘GURU TRAP’ AS CATCH 22, THE NO-WIN SITUATION How most traditional Indian gurus and swamis to attract, indoctrinate and entrap. Two Indian Swamis – Ambikananda and Sathya Sai Baba
  • GENERAL QUESTIONS OF BELIEF, MENTAL TRAPS, FAITH AND DOUBT How religious or spiritual faith can mislead, induce bizarre experiences and its severe consequences like suffering, derangement, war, genocide, and debasement of the human spirit
  • ON GETTING TO THE TRUTH – how conditioning by one’s own belief entraps in delusions
  • THE SAI BABA PERSONALITY CULT reasons as to why and how it operates
  • THE TRAP OF ‘DOUBLETHINK’ IN SPIRITUALITY OR RELIGION How one becomes indoctrinated through a ‘doublethink’ system of dual interpretation – worldly vs. otherworldly.
  • THE SPIRITUAL ‘MIRROR TRAP’ as used by Sathya Sai Baba to avert scrutiny of himself and confuse followers into self-programming of his doctrine. This idea is the mechanism of denial used by devotees – that Sai Baba is only what we imagine him to be
  • BELIEVERS’ SYSTEMATIC MISINTERPRETATION OF SATHYA SAI BABA’S SIMPLE WORDS
    how followers learn ‘correct’ interpretations of Sai Baba’s words and actions from others, the standard but often highly mistaken answers to all doubts

  • DISEMPOWERMENT THROUGH WORSHIP OF SATHYA SAI BABA – IN SIX PARTS A series of articles studying in depth effects of mental, emotional and social dependencies:
    1- THE NECTAR THAT TURNS TO OPIUM
    2- ESCAPISM IN A SPIRITUAL GUISE

    3- PROJECTING ONE’S INHERENT POWERS
    4- MISUNDERSTOOD SELF-DENIAL

    5 – SAI ‘GROUPTHINK’

    6- PSYCHOLOGICAL EFFECTS OF FUNDAMENTALIST TENETS

  • ASSOCIATION WITH SATHYA SAI BABA’S CRITICS STRICTLY AVOIDED BY DEVOTEES
  • THE ENTICEMENT OF SINGING AND MUSIC – SAI BHAJANS and how group singing is arranged & run
  • WHAT IS THE POINT OF A ‘TEST OF FAITH’ As Sathya Sai Baba practises
  • A TYPICAL SAI CULT SUPPORTER – RITA BRUCE How deluded a Sai hagiographer came to be
  • THE CULT OF SATHYA SAI BABA How I came to break out of the subtle and widely woven web of deceptions that kept me and millions deceived, and how difficult such a step can be.
  • DEVELOPING PERCEPTIONS AND ‘UNDERSTANDING’ OF SAI BABA Some ways in which one is drawn to and held by charisma and social environment, how perceptions of him are ‘trained’ and ‘purified’ to conform with group expectations.
  • SAI BABA ABUSE OF FAITH That Sathya Sai Baba has seriously beguiled his followers and abused people’s trust and faith in him.
  • SAI BABA JUDGES OTHERS FOR ‘SINS’ HE COMMITS HIMSELF
  • TYPICAL REACTIONS BY DEVOTEES TO ABUSES OF FAITH Three response patterns
  • HOW THE FORM BINDS Comment by a mature UK ex-follower of Sai Baba
  • PAINTING ONESELF IN TO THE BELIEF SYSTEM AND ITS CULT How identity becomes bound to one’s involvement in the Sai movement and its aims
  • WHY NOT CLEAR ALL DOUBTS Sai Baba is secretive and does not answer questions he does not like.