PROFESSOR ANIL KUMAR
SATHYA SAI BABA'S LONGTIME INTERPRETER AND UNQUESTIONING BELIEVER AND COVER-UP OFFICIAL
Professor Anil Kumar Kamaraju (one-time botanist) interpreted Sathya Sai Baba's speeches from Telugu to English for decades and so had close access to him.
The following interview shows informed persons his overwhelming gullibility as a translator and endorser of Sai Baba's impossible claims. One minor example is seen where he translated into English Sai Baba's claim that he regurgitated a three-ton golden lingam from his stomach (1 Mb video clip in wmv)! Kumar's many on-line accounts of Sai Baba personality and 'teachings' were often revealing of Sai Baba's immense sense of self-importance The author Brian Steel Ph.D. has ably demonstrated this here. Kumar's stories were often absurd as to be hilarious (to the non-indoctrinated) and revealed Sai Baba's immense pride, such as when he boasted to Kumar that he had the Prime Minister and the President of India waiting outside his door until he was ready! It was also the same Anil Kumar who made the announcement from the veranda of the temple (mandir) of Prashanthi Nilayam (October 3rd 2007) that Sai Baba would appear on the face of the moon the same evening and asked people to go to the airport to view this. In the event, Sathya Sai Baba was driven there but the entire sky was overclouded!
A privileged official in Sathya Sai Baba's ashram and institutions, he took to himself a Finnish mistress while still married to his Indian wife, which Sai Baba himself obviously knew and did not disapprove (despite all his puritanical ranting about sins of the flesh, and inordinate praise of female celibacy - even in marriage!) (See testimony about Kumar's extra-marital affair here) This fact alone detracts greatly from the entire moral standing claimed for himself by the 'embodiment of purity and love' whose strictly puritanical views on sexuality and morality were again shown to be as a Potchemkin illusion. In Bangkok Kumar was asked about some questions of skeptics and critics by The Nation, re-posted by the propaganda web site saibabaofindia.com. Anil Kumar was creeping and servile around Sai Baba but he always behaved like a big shot in the ashram (and he spoke in a most unpleasant trumpeting voice). Here are some of his rationalizations to try to explain away what otherwise are facts that themselves refute the claims of total selflessness and omniscient omnipotence that Sai Baba always claimed for himself.
The Interview in 2012, Bangkok, Thailand:-
A teaching which denies the validity of human rights and supplants them with human duties and inalienable 'human values' cannot be 'universal' or underpin any kind of universal education system. Even a cursory study of Sai Baba's doctrines show that they are entirely Hindu-based, hence highly culture-specific and not least in conflict with most defining beliefs about divinity and theology of mainstream religions (Christianity, Islam, Buddhism and Judaism, not to mention secular and non-theist communities. His claim that all religions share the same core values does not hold up against the fact of religious differences both in belief, doctrine, culture and social life. Human do, of course, share many values but not equally and seldom across the board. There are opposing values held in many opposing Weltanschauung whether religious, political, social or otherwise). In general, many key values that appeal to many or most humans are shared by secular and atheistic people. Such values include justice (wholly absent from all Sai Baba's doctrines), equality before the law and social equality (denied by Sai Baba), democratic rights, and the exclusion of religion from elections. Sai Baba's human values - which he originally drew up literally on the back of an envelope in the form of five words (love, peace, truth, right action, non-violence). Thus they are vague generalities at best, and are not mutually distinct. Sai Baba himself never defined them clearly but illustrated them mainly by examples (especially from ancient Indian scripture) and anecdotal evidence and stories. They omit most modern social values that have evolved with civilization, not least because he insisted that human values are divine values set once and for all by God (i.e. himself).
Comment: This is quite all simply all rumour based on third-hand and anonymous reports and embellished by zealous imaginings. Aa any experienced visitor to Sai Baba ashrams or centres knows - there is an unceasing rumour mill which inflates every scrap of 'news' in the manner of the game of Chinese whispers! Such rumours were allowed to spawn and grow, despite the very strict and censorious controls on what organized members can state in public meetings etc.
Sai Baba never once predicted "the unification of Germany" (nothing remotely suggesting it can be found in any of his constant discourses, especially not "collapse of the Soviet Union" - mere fantasy). It was reported by some German devotee that she had prayed to Sai Baba to bring down the Berlin Wall just days before it happened! Others claimed to have heard Sai Baba once to mumble on the veranda of his temple 'Communist come-me-next' without further comment whatever. That is all... and the report is unverifiable as no one has written about this, let alone giving the date or context. I can guarantee that he never predicted the dotcom bust in any known discourse or authenticated publication, any more than he did so about the US economy's decline. He has not stated in any discourse from the very beginning that Muslim countries would be affected by turmoil and terror! (I once indexed the entire literature authenticated as being his own statements in 1800 one-liner quotations covering everything of any note).
Talking about clairvoyance, he said more than once that he'd live to 96, but actually passed away at 85. How do you explain that?
"He said Some Hindu scholars believe that, as per the lunar calendar, he did live to 96. According to the lunar calendar, a year has 324 days. Sai Baba never said he'd live to 96 according to the solar calendar.
Two years ago, he pointed to a spot and told me, "This is going to be my Samadhi [resting place]." When I told him "please don't say that", he said "why are you afraid? It's inevitable for anybody. Death is the dress of life".
This is the desparate rationalization of Sathya Sai Baba's failed predictions of his death (of which he made a number of quite different ones - all putting his lifespan at well over 90 years all documented in the literature see here). The failure of his prediction of living into his 90s - touted constantly by Sai authors and believe for decades by all devotees would be a final proof of his prescience - was so damaging to his credibility that some explanation - however far-fetched - had to be put forward. Sai Baba never said that he'd live to 96 according to any lunar calendar either! The fact is, he celebrated all his birthdays according to the solar calendar (his last being his 85th, meaning he entered his 85th year. Actually his age by normal reckoning was 84). Not only that, but the various kinds of Hindu reckoning by lunar months - which makes for apparent 'lunar years' which are shortr than the solar year - do not agree mathematically with his actual date of death All this can be examined here(Moreover, his actual date of death is uncertain to within a few weeks as it was evidently covered up by his minions who eventually disconnected him from a massive life support system to coincide with Easter Sunday! See here).
SAI BABA'S HUMAN VALUES VS. HUMAN RIGHTS The Sai 'human values' teaching excludes international human rights, human justice, democracy, gender and sexual equality etc. and is God-given, not human. SAI BABA'S DIVISIVE TEACHING Why Sai Baba's claim to 'universality' is deeply flawed
CRITICAL FAILINGS IN SATHYA SAI BABA'S TEACHINGS Some of the major flaws an fallacies in many of the moralistic aphorisms and vague 'teachings' devotees are expected to follow, but are confused about because of their imprecision and impracticability.
SATHYA SAI BABA'S RELIGIOUS 'FUNDAMENTALISM' 'UNIVERSAL' TEACHER WHO CAN'T ANSWER MANY QUESTIONS
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