On chakranews.com, David Wolff, one of the American 'true believers' who had contact with Leela Press, Jack Scher (deceased) and Judy Warner has attacked me as a person (NOT my documented arguments and evidence, of course). I have been attacked by David Wolff before, and I have responded too (see here). Clearly my reply to him has had a long-lasting smarting effect in that all David Wolff can produce now is invective which has no substance whatever. I have made no misstatements about Sai baba, and Wolff couldn't point to a single one. I am extremely wary of the semantics of my every sentence and have found very few errors - all of which I have corrected immediately when discovered. No one can prove that I have told a single untruth in any of my writings criticizing Sathya Sai Baba - and I challenge anyone to take legal action if they dare! I have a for more complete idea of Sathya Sai Baba than Wolff can realise, because he has long been programatically disallowed from thinking anything critical - anything that would reflect badly on 'Swami'. He is a bad follower of Sai Baba's teaching ("Always speak sweetly and softly" and "Never criticize others. Only criticize yourself" which is all rubbish teaching anyhow). Here one can sample his soul.
Accusing me of obsessive-compulsive disorder and underlying paranoia is laughable to all those who know me. I have since student days had many and varied psychologist and psychiatrist friends as I have been involved in the debate about schizophrenia and other disorders in the early 1960s and thereafter. David Wolff shows his mental incompetance by making this scurrilous claim, which he could never support in the face of my medical factsheet. Wolff tells me I am an atheist for he thinks he knows myself better that I or my many friends. I am not exactly atheist in the full sense, I am a non-theist and a philosopher, so I never draw final conclusions on main metaphysical matters, however unlikely a proposition (like God is) may be.
Wolff would so like to take the high moral ground, but he remains grovelling in spite and attempts at character assassination. He give no documentation of any of his statements, which I do in very many case when I criticize Sathya Sai Baba. I am simply showing the hidden side - the bad side - of Sathya Sai baba - often from his own words, confusions proven lies and widely reported negative actions (which no devote is allowed to think about, let alone mention!). As to Wolff's blather about me "having no idea" who Sai Baba is... read my pro-Sai book, 'Source of the Dream'. After 18 years devoted service, having come there, experienced and gotten deeply immersed, I emerged from the delusions as he proved to be sadly wanting in more and more ways… and a suspected criminal to boot!
I receive a great deal of support because I am defending the weak and defenseless... also from those who are unable to get any kind of justice in India for the sexual abuses they have, I am convinced, suffered at the hands of Sai Baba. None of these would ever speak to a person like David Wolff... he comes across as intent on being nasty (as if his opinions could affect my happiness in the least - no chance). I present his vicious desires that I should die soon and his other brainless comments so that people may know what kind of people we are dealing with in the Sathya Sai Organization nowadays.
It is not I who was 'attention-seeking' but Sathya Sai Baba, not I who am malevolent but Sai Baba (and those of his followers who attack me without sense or reason). I would have liked NOT to have felt the burden of having to tell what I, one of the very few, learned despite all I hoped and believed before. Many write to me for advice, succour, information, and other forms of help. Many more applaud what I and others are doing to bring out the truth no one wants to know! I receive a great deal of support for defending the weak and defenseless... also from those who are unable to get any kind of justice in India for the sexual abuses they have, I am convinced, suffered at the hands of Sai Baba. None of these would ever speak to a person like David Wolff... he comes across as intent on being nasty, as if his opinions could affect my happiness in the least. I present his vicious desires that I should die soon and his other brainless comments so that people may know what kind of people we are dealing with in the Sathya Sai Organization nowadays.
I have determination to not let Sai Baba get away unremarked, and I have succeeded beyond what I thought possible. (Churchill said (when you are defendingwhat is right and true), "Never, never, never give up! - and my supporters agree and hope I shall continue until I am 100 years old, whether calendar or lunar! Nearly all respected news media have taken notice of our work - (that excludes most in India which are bought out by Sai Baba and hius gang of politicians). Newspapers like The Daily Telegraph, The Guardian, The New Statesman and other such prestigious outlets (not forgetting the BBC on all fronts) have pointed out the likelihood of the sex allegations being true and the murder involvement of Sai Baba too, for they remark that Sai Baba had powerful political backers who could protect him from any legal proceeding (as they did in 2002 when Hari Sampath put his petition with many affidavits before the Supreme Court! http://saibaba-invigilator.blogspot.com/2006/12/sai-baba-protected-by-supreme-court-of.html)
One can see how popular my blog is from the statistics around Sai Baba's death - topping with visitors in one single day alone, and over 800,000 visitors so far. As to 'plenty of negative feedback' that Wolff says I get, he is referring to the anonymous attackers on ChackraNews,com Of course, plenty of Sai devotees are very keen on giving anonymous negative feedback in general... they do not even practise what their Sai Baba preached!
After posting the above, David Wolff went yet more beserk on chakranews.com (he has posted scores of times on one comment page) and further demonstrated his emotional instability by troll-type slurs repeated endlessly (and he misspelled my name as well!):-
He is hailed by many as a philanthropist – but he never actually worked or earned a penny of what was expended, it was all given by well-meaning people mostly wanting to improve the lot of the poor, suffering and undereducated. These are the actual philanthopists. (I can even count my wife and I among their number - over 16,000 pounds sterling + worth much more back in the 80s and 90s.). Sathya Sai Baba said he had no property, no monies - so how could he really have been a philanthropist? He did accept gifts on a large scale and squirreles them away in his various luxury apartments, as all the world now knows... these goods - like 5,000 watches, huge amounts of dried fruit and biscuits - both long past the sell-by date, was stored up in his 5 by 5 meter bed and were never given to anyone. The amount of money expended and dozens of top doctors from near and far by plane and helicopter – and the massive security employed for weeks – wasted on this controversial and fallacious ‘godman’ was disgusting when one considers how most of the poor have hardly any health care or even the vital necessities of a proper living (other than the beneﬁt of the sun’s warmth).