Sai Baba loses his cool and lies blatantly about his critics!
"There are some jealous
and petty minds who do false and imaginary propaganda. I take no note of this" - but he noted that he does notice just there!
He sees the need to combat what he knowing lies is 'imaginary propaganda' and so he must have been moved to notice it to respond like this! All can see that Sai Baba badly wants to limit the damage to his movement and especially to foreign donations.
"In the single family of humankind, where is the room for jealousy or hatred? These are all imaginary." I suppose Baba means among Arabs, terrorists, the most jingoistic Americans perhaps? He is still offering the pseudo-philosophy of 'whatever you imagine, is true for you'. This may be an effective way of influencing those who can't face the staring facts... and so choose to follow that old, old trick of mental enslavement, 'The guru is never wrong, doubt only yourself!'
The present writer was unable, for obvious reasons, to sustain faith in Sai Baba's statements or many of his much-blazoned activities. I have come to know that he is by no means infallible, nor is it remotely possible that he all that he claims to be. He seems to possess so-called paranormal powers, which many others have done (and often people of a non-spiritual nature). Further, he has dark sides of which even some very frequent interviewees have no knowledge. Though I have never myself noticed sexual behaviour on his part, the evidence from many countries through decades has piled up to an extent where abuse cannot seriously be denied.
A frequently repeated complaint by Sathya Sai Baba,
parroted by devotees, is that he has through the years been charged with unfair and undocumented
accusations of many kinds. Both by sceptics and disaffected followers. These latter he fatuously claims were 'dissatisfied' or disappointed
by unfulfilled expectations as to getting his, Sai Baba's attention. Not so at all - not a few of these apostates could never wish to see him, [let along touch him, after what they have learned about him]. Sai devotees call the critics 'disgruntled', when many are righteously disgusted and disillusioned by having found him out for what he is - a major deceiver and an impure person, according to over 30 young mens' testimonies of sexual molestations by him.
His cowed defensiveness towards
all who have left him is seen when he churns out his usual illogical defence against criticisms:
"Stones are thrown only on fruit-bearing trees. Similarly, good people receive brickbats." (Sanathana Sarathi September 2002, p. 267)
But some people who do very bad things receive more brickbats and deserve them! Sai Baba overlooks that the 'bad men' of whom he himself sometimes speaks (mainly in interviews) also sometimes receive brickbats. He is certainly a case in point!
In Sanathana Sarathi (11-92, p. 261) we read, "The minds of the so-called devotees are turned in the wrong direction. If their desires are fulfilled, they praise Me. But, once a desire is not realised they go to the extent of even reviling me. Even while they are
attempting to understand Me, they harbour doubts from head to foot. Some even leave me, when their worldly desires are not fulfilled." He also took the transparent precaution of warning devotees that he will have to separate "the grain from the chaff", as if it were his own plan that devotees who cease to believe or accept him are rejected by him firstly!
He is not so powerful as he claims and maybe thinks.
One cannot but note that such precautionary smokescreens are most convenient for those who know they have something to hide. Much that will not stand the light of day has already come to light and his reputation is fading as the word spreads. No follower has not heard some of the reasons, however much they run away mentally from the facts (and knowing more such facts). This is the very nature of longer term mindless 'surrender' and blind servility and sacrifice to a God-figure whom they hope upon hope may help them out and deliver them from whatever bad may be to come.
Sathya Sai Baba defends himself by saying he predicted
The sexual propensities Sathya Sai Baba has most apparently been unable to overcome, were reportedly told about to various persons by one of his earliest and closest followers who shared his bedroom for several of his post-pubescent years (the pair of them were known locally as 'Radha and Krishna', according to Vijayamma), and it would moreover be hugely naïve to believe that he never had sexual stirrings in the normal way. He has once actually told in a discourse that the sexual instinct is the hardest of all tendencies for humans to overcome. That homosexual relations with minors are evidently quite widespread and tacitly accepted in much of India does not mean that they are openly accepted or practically legalized in the wider society, so guilt and the need to cover up must also be equally widespread.
"When I am defamed, I never get incensed, for it is only the tree full of edible fruits that is attached by sticks and stones." (Sathya Sai Speaks Vol. 4 p. 184). A laughable comparison, people generally don't throw sticks and stones to harvest fruit. But the fruits Sai Baba all have a worm at at the core - his deceits and worse. Sai Baba was visibly very roused and he raised his voice angrily while thumping his lectern in the famous Xmas discourse of 2000. "I never get incensed" is therefore demonstrably wrong. He lashed out at his critics as Judases who take money to defame him, as demons and so forth. Despite this, the sufficiently brain-softened devotee will repeat Sai Baba's very convenient words that, though he may appear to be angry or show human emotions, he is actually wholly unmoved by everything. So he could easily stand by and hear the cold-blooded execution by rifle-fire of four of his long-serving devotees without any emotion! How convenient for him! But no so convenient for everyone! He can rage like a mad lion (as experienced by Prof. Kasturi and described by other devotees), all while pretending he was as cool as a cucumber. He intimidates his students in various ways (and sometimes their teachers too, as I saw him do in public in 1987). See the entire infamous and unforgiving Christmas Day 2000 Discourse here.
Sai Baba ignored his critics as long as
they tended to fade away, but now that the allegations of child
molestation and homosexual intrusions have stuck to him indelibly
at last and on a global scale. Now he rails against his critics
and lies about them at intervals (latest in his 2006 Birthday Discourse!).
Along with the abuse testimonies, powerful evidence still emerges
that awakens the gravest of reasonable suspicions of his involvement
in the 1993 murders incident - not least also its cover-up together
with his devotee, S.B. Chavan. who was Home Minister at the time
and who was able to engineer the quashing of the CBI investigation.
The former Andhra Pradesh Home Minister. V.P.B.
Nair spoke of these cold-blooded murders to the BBC in
the film 'The Secret Swami'.
Lying attack by Sathya Sai Baba on his critics: With his condemnatory Christmas 2000 discourse, Sai Baba virtually destroyed at a stroke what remains of his previous lifelong claims to never to condemn anyone, to love all and always to adhere to truth. Baba's actions no longer fit in with all that he says about himself as regards his total purity, human perfection, freedom from all lust etc. They apply doubtless to Divine Consciousness, but evidently not to the body it (sometimes?) inhabits. Baba always says 'I am not the body', which can also be taken as a denial of any connection with what he as 'his body' does. This is the essence of the dual personality hypothesis concerning such psychically powerful figures. At all events, Sai Baba is the name attached to his material form, the embodied human being, as much as it may also apply to any super-conscious, transcendental entity.
The sheer mental contortions needed to rationalise the many undeniable and very awkward facts that have come to light over the years about Sai Baba's all too human aspects and limitations are achieved only by those possessed by a powerful mental and emotional bond to his person and what he claims to represent - as well as to the various worldly and imaginary other-worldly benefits he claims to confer on them. Not least there is doubtless also considerable fear of his displeasure and that going against him in any way and what it might bring down (from this 'divine Shiva' acting in his role as destroyer). The mind-gymnasts in question have usually been in continuous and increasing training for a decade and often much longer. They have almost always become isolated or alienated in one way or another from the world of other people, apart from like-minded devotees or new recruits whom they spend their time indoctrinating about Sai Baba's perfection and his being the ultimate supreme godhood.
A kind of 'spiritual apartheid' towards non-believers is all too often practised as a result of this belief. I know, because I passed through some considerable part of that training myself, until the facts, my conscience and my reasonable doubts as to much of it became overwhelming. One small example can illustrate the gap between words and deeds that are apparently so impossible for most Sai followers to recognise. Some of the more pure and correct - or should I add 'moralistic' - followers of Sai Baba, think it wrong to comment upon others' bad behaviour when they are not present. They should recall that Baba, who repeats that his life is his message and his acts are all a perfect example, has done no less himself many a time. He spoke in very strong terms to an audience against an easily identifiable person - a yogi who once challenged him to walk on water. He attacked with ridicule a bitter critic and rationalist accuser in the 1970s, (easily recognised to observers as the once much-publicised Mr. Narasimiha).
Not least, Sai Baba made an aggressive attack in ridiculing, during his public discourse well after the event, an identifiable body of journalists who visited the ashram in 1993 to find out about the six killings that took place in the temple and Sai Baba's own quarters. They wrote what little they were able to discover in the face of secrecy and impediments from ashram and Central Trust officials. Having been challenged to answer a number of perfectly reasonable questions on his role in relation to the murders at the temple (mandir) and where he was at the time, why no complaint was lodged with the police from the Prashanti Nilayam organisation etc., Sai Baba later attacked them in a public discourse as publishing "nothing but flights of the imagination" and for being "malicious". He thereby went against his own strict demand and defamed others, namely the journalists who were not present to answer for themselves. This defamation of absent persons without recourse to and questioning or explanation amounts to back-biting and mud-slinging. Baba has since added to the divine blacklist a number of easily identifiable persons who have written about his molestations of them and published this on the Internet. So he has frequently ignored his own words like, "Never speak ill of others" in his own actions.
The remarkable duplicity/duality of Sai
Baba can be seen in his Guru Purnima Discourse of 2002, when Sai
Baba said, "As Sanjay Sahni rightly pointed
out, "I and you are one." You are not different from Me.
This is not My body, it is yours. So, it is your responsibility
to take care of this body. I never think of My body and its well-being.
I never make a Sankalpa (Will) that such and such a thing should
happen, so far as My body is concerned. There is no selfishness
in Me from head to toe. That is why I have got every right to declare
that I and you are one."
If his body is ours, is it not also his? What sheer conflation of words - and contrived ambiguity of ideas - this is! Why should we - and not Sai Baba - have responsibility for his body? Perhaps he wants to be protected from those who would harm him (he has surrounded himself with gunmen and undercover agents and hides in a fortress apartment).
One may hold that verbal attacks often tell more about the attacker's thoughts and motives than about the victim. This certainly applied to Sai Baba's dire threats in this case. He has long preached how negative rumours are like boomerangs, but then he sets going the absurdly false rumour that those who accused him did so for money, like Judases!
"From the feet to the hair on the
head, Sathya Sai Baba is doing service without any selfishness.
Can't even these people with brains understand this? Why are they
doing this propaganda? Even this bad propaganda is for money. All
these bad thoughts are for money only. Even these bad thoughts are
for money only
Switzerland, America, Japan, Germany,
China, Russia - our children have entered in all directions. Some
foreigners are trying to bribe them. They are saying, "See,
foolish ones! I will give this much money. I will give so many dollars.
I will give this many pounds. You write and give some stories against
Sathya Sai Baba." (ibid)
This is nothing short of a direct, massive
lie, but one which many of his cowed and dependent followers believe.
On the contrary, the shortage of Sai Baba's own funds due to fall-off
in donations was surely one of the main causes of his bending to
the wishes of his anxious coterie to hit back at his accusers. He
"These types of publicity are shameless. Truly they are not human beings at all. The ones who put obstacles in the way of all sacred works are demons, not human beings. The determined vow of Sai will never change, even if demons like this may be all over the world. (Swami bangs his fist decisively on the table to emphasize His point. The audience applauds for long.)" (ibid)
A person is judged by both his words and his actions he who always pretended that he was so even-minded and beyond praise and blame that he never reacted He has set up himself as the only perfect example for all to follow, but he could not refrain from angry lies and scandal-mongering! His example has since been followed by top Sai-organisation leaders in the USA and Denmark, who have actually demonstrably known about male sexual interference by Sai Baba for decades, which information they have suppressed. In Denmark, the leaders T. Meyer, S. Piculell, and P. Pruzan have maligned victims shamelessly and have failed to investigate the mass of current allegations against Sai Baba, which they reject out of hand.
Word and deed: Teachings and consequences:
Sai Baba preaches that there must be unity between thought, word,
and deed... also that thoughts must be good and words true. He repeatedly
fails to measure up to this standard himself, as anyone who dares
think a genuinely independent thought can discover. Just take, for
example, his 2003 Guru Purnima discourse, as edited down in Sanathana
Sarathi (August 2003, p. 229):-
"People are heroes in speech but
zeroes in action. Today the world is being duped by such people.
Those who have true love in their heart will not indulge in tall
talk. They demonstrate their love in action. Today people speak
a lot without translating their speech into action. Such people
verily are thieves. They demonstrate their love in action. Today
people speak a lot without translating their speech into action.
Such people verily are thieves."
"People are heroes in speech but zeroes in action."
Sai Baba makes himself the ultimate hero in speech after speech. His own personal actions are observable, walking about, smiling,", putting his hand on things and people. He does nothing one could really call hard work, he rather goes around accepting adulation.
"Today the world is being duped by such people"
Like faking "materialisations" of vibuthi through sleight of hand, and of cheap trinkets (claimed to be valuable) and imported watches etc. etc. Like telling many untruths (documented in these and many other web pages) and making self-contradictory statements galore.
"Those who have true love in their heart will not indulge in tall talk."
Is not his having boasted that no one anywhere is doing even one thousandth of the work he does (Xmas 2000) talk tall? If not it must be low talk! His repeated self-praise is spread on thick in virtually all he says and does. Moreover, there are many forms of love, and many forms of action... many of Sai Baba's "loving actions' have been described by many young men on the Internet and in TV interviews.
"Today people speak a lot without translating their speech into action."
How many hundreds of millions of words has Sai Baba poured forth... shelves buckle under books containing only a fraction of his discourses, and even they are but excerpts... while his followers do over 99% of all the actions he claims to his sole credit.
"Such people verily are thieves"
Those who collect donations under false pretences, using sleight of hand, pretend to create and give away genuine diamonds (when donations will be given in return) and many other such deceits are the thieves.
Then there is the continual 'Me, Me, Me' in all Sai Baba's discourses. Just look and see in any volume... yet he tells us he is selfless, needs no praise and that speaking of one's good deeds makes them as if valueless. He certainly provides a mountain of self-praise and talk about "My" work, achievements etc.! That anyone cannot see this deceit would be incredible, but for the tremendous, subtle brain-washing that people undergo and engaged in themselves without realising it.
Sathya Sai Baba's actions most evidently no longer fit in with all that he says about himself as regards his total purity, human perfection, freedom from all lust etc., if they ever did. His fine words may apply to Divine Consciousness, but evidently not to the body and mind of Sai Baba which it supposedly inhabits. Baba always says 'I am not the body', which can also be taken as a denial of any connection with what he as 'his body' does. This is the nux of the split personality hypothesis, applicable to such psychically powerful figures... a kind of Rasputin syndrome. At all events, Sathya Sai Baba is the name of his physical form, that human being embodiment, as much as any that of super-conscious, transcendental entity.
We note that Sai Baba makes a very confusion
situation in the following too: "Knowingly
or unknowingly you are doing sadhana based on what you think to
be correct. If you desire to know what is dhyana in the real sense,
ask Me. I will explain to you. In fact, you do not need any sadhana.
Do as I say; you will get the result in a moment. Divinity is that
which manifests right in front of you out of His grace." (ibid)
So sadhana can be done 'unknowingly'? And sadhana (spiritual practice) is actually unnecessary, when Sathya Sai Baba does it all for his devotees... Who can really believe this? Evidently this includes those who still go on behaving just as they like, as long as they do what he tells them.
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