Those who analyse the so-called 'teachings' of Sai Baba find many inconsistencies, direct self-contradictions and provably false statements. He claimed, for example, that each individual mind is imperishable, exists eternally and is reincarnated in life after life (see quote in box below - centre pane). Yet another main plank of his spiritual advice was to kill the mind, through intense, unrelenting spiritual practices from meditation to worship and devotion. He was known to give gemstones in rings which he (falsely) claimed to be diamonds and occasionally said this represented the teaching 'Die mind'. According to the official propaganda web site, however, "Baba created a stunning diamond and gave it to a devotee, while pronouncing the inspiring message, “Die-mind," (see And again: "Baba says, "If you can make your mind a die-mind, you can also shine like a diamond. He even gives a therapy, how to make your mind a die-mind." (see

So, if the mind can die, it obviously cannot be imperishable. Moreover he repeatedly described the mind as 'a trickster', a 'monkey-mind' and so forth because he believed it gives us an illusory idea of the nature of the world, God and everything else. The great aim of spirituality, he held, was to eliminate this altogether and experience the unity of all existence in God. Despite his characterising the human mind so definitively he held (see same quote below)," It is not possible to say that this mind is like this or that.", even though he did so himself many a time! One example of his description of the mind follows:-
… just don’t forget the nature of the atom. Everything is in the atom. Hence, we should feel that the nature of the atom is within oneself. Our body is (contains) the atom. Mind is atom. Intellect is atom. Chittha is atom. Antahkarana is atom. All are completely atoms. That which is full of atoms is Divinity…” “… there is death for the physical body of man, but the mind has no death. There is no death for the mind at all. Though the man (his body) dies, the feelings that the person felt are imprinted on the mind. The tendencies of so many births and the tendencies from so many actions are printed on this mind.” (from his Discourse 24/7/2002)

So if the mind is beyond matter, how come that it is formed of atoms? So what kind of immaterial, indestructible atoms are 'mind atoms'? Further, to hold that atoms give life is ridiculous, though it would have been correct to say that without atoms there could be nothing, no life either. Yet again Sai Baba is caught out in inescapable self-contradiction.

excerpt from
Guru Purnima 24 July 2002

"... there is death for (the physical body of) man but the mind has no death. There is no death for the mind at all. Though the man dies, the feelings that the person felt are imprinted on it (the mind).
The tendencies of so many births and the tendencies from so many actions are printed on this mind.
It is not possible to say that this mind is like this or that. Therefore, we should not feel that the mind will die along with this life (physical body). No matter how many births there are, the mind is God. This mind contains atoms. We should not feel that the nature of the mind that contains atoms, dies."

Sai Baba mind has no death but one should kill the mind ('Die Mind')!

Human knowledge has progressed to a vast extent since the vague scriptural relics like the vedas and tales of 'sages' like Kannada, Hiranyakashipu etc. who claimed to know everything and to whom Sai Baba always referred as his authority. Modern neurological science has established that the human mind, including memory, is not permanently the same. It develops, changes and can lose many or all its functions due to diseases or brain injuries. No such thing as 'mind atoms' have every been discovered. Instead, the mind is a vastly complex network of neural connections between neurons (which are much larger and more composite than atoms) and interactions within an electro-magnetic field. These connections can either grow and become more secure through reinforcement through memorising and perceiving, or they can weaken and disappear. The mind is therefore no fixed entity but a complex of electro-magnetically induced connections between its neurons, which decompose after death.

"Modern neurobiology supports the view that the mind is a manifestation of brain activity and is inseparable from it. This view is underpinned by extensive new knowledge which has been obtained from MRI and CAT scanning. We know the specific areas where various kinds of mental activity are processed. Whenever we have a damaged brain, thoughts or recognition which are normally found associated with the damaged area, cease to exist. There is no hard evidence anywhere of the existence of conscious mental activity except in relation to the living brain." Dr. Peter T. Chopping.

Chopping regards the human mind is the product of evolution is virtually indisputable (See A.G. Cairns-Smith - "Evolving the Mind.") and it takes a real part in decision-making - it moves the limbs etc. and all that follows. That neural activity which activates begins before the decision to move enters consciousness can be due to an 'editing process' before making the decision final (a process as is shown in the much researched Phi phenomenon). Of the four fields of force (strong and weak nuclear, gravity and electromagnetism. The only possible mover of the power of the mind is the electromagnetic force, which combines the electrostatic with the magnetic (including electromagnetic radiation). No other force is known to physics, and can therefore contribute any better understanding. Chopping also considers at length the problem of the 'gap' between classical physics and quantum theory, which may affect the issue, and he defends the contention that animals have consciousness, their evolutionary chain corresponding to levels of complexity of consciousness.

He discusses the Hebbian properties in neurons and how the neural structure exhibited by the learning process appears to have developed from these properties. The brains of higher organism - especially homo sapiens - have several different orders of consciousness, which experimental evidence confirms and he considers "that the most significant consciousness is dependent on the magnetic fields generated by oscillating neural loops and that there are emergent properties associated with alternating magnetic fields the nature of which we do not yet know. The conscious mind presents a picture of the real world which describes it to some extent in a way which is useful to the animal. Perception of colours varies greatly with different species and humans creatively identify thousands of hues way beyond the seven colours of the spectrum. This picture is not entirely accurate." The mind with its emergent properties has the nature of an almost infinitely complex and intangible 'field' and as such surely involves wave functions and interference phenomena. Understanding these through quantum research leads much further into solving the questions about the mind.

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