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‘Modern Miracles’ by Haraldsson and peer reviews

Sathya Sai Baba and the truth about God

Who was Sathya Sai Baba – really?

Sai Baba did not real work and was totally provided for

A well-informed, savvy, and honourable ‘Sai Baba blogger’

Divine Blessings by Sathya Sai Baba

Professor Anil Kumar (His philandering, as certainly known and condoned by Sai Baba)

Sai Baba’s claimed to have been born without physical conception

Close servitor, V.K. Narasimhan, did not believe at all that Sai Baba was omniscient or omnipotent
(V.K. Narasimhan, doubted Sai Baba on major claims and lifted the lid privately to the Priddy’s on numerous issues otherwise kept secret)

Self-proclaimed Avatar’s claims defeated by events

In 1971, U.S. journo Arnold Schulman investigates Sai Baba claims

Sai Baba kingdom not come, but gone

Testimony on Sai Baba’s male chauvinism and blindness

Sai Baba’s death super scandal: his cousin’s campaign for justice!

Sathya Sai Baba anniversary of death April 24, 2011

Sai Baba venues almost deserted for Hindu festivals

Sai Baba set a standard for honesty in exams?

Sai Baba hoarded riches!

Fear of Sathya Sai Baba

Forgive and Forget – Sai Baba

Robert Priddy – defender of cult victims

Sai Baba gave the OK to kill intruders

Ex-devotee writes of problems after leaving Sai Baba

Fads, glaring fallacies and falsities of Sai Baba’s pseudo-science he called ‘Saience’

Criticism and abuse against others

The Sathya Sai Organisation – an evaluative overview

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Sai Baba Resurrection in Kodaikanal? Plus blogs since March 2014

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Some recent blogs on Sathya Sai Baba and Co.

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9/11 Twin Towers attack and Sathya Sai Baba’s claimed intervention!  Sathya Sai Organization affront to the 9/11 victims’ memory by claiming that Sathya Sai Baba intervened to save his members’ lives (not others’) and using that terrortist attack tragedy to promote their guru in a major meeting in St. Louis on September 11 (celebrating there Sathya sai baba’s birthday, which was not until 23 November!!)

Tulasi Srinivas and her research into Sathya Sai Baba issues A review of (Winged Faith: Rethinking Globalization and Religious Pluralism through the Sathya Sai Movement (Columbia University Press, 2010)

Sai Baba’s Distance and Unapproachability – a reminder How Sai Baba was largely unapproachable unless the person was vetted beforehand etc.

Kevin R.D. Shepherd on biased research by academic Tulasi Srinivas  On Kevin R.D. Shepherd’s balanced and correct review of  the academic publication by an ethnic Indian professor, Tulasi Srinivas. He points out substantial omissions in her research and factual errors.

Another inside account of Sai Baba’s gross deception and abuses  An insider account by a former Sai student of the practices at the Sathya Sai Colleges and more

Shirdi Sai much more popular than Sathya Sai – statistics The Google and Yandex data for a comparison between those searching for Shirdi Sai Baba and, alternatively, Sathya Sai Baba clearly show their divergence in popularity.

Sathya Sai Organization no longer fit for purpose
 
The topdown hierarchy, with its many authoritarian rules and regulations, was ruled over by Sai Baba himself, whose decisions could never be changed or criticized, while he formally selected the top leaders. Since his death, this function has ceased, leading – no doubt – to  ever more manipulatory struggles for influence and power within it.

 

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September 10, 2011 at 1:20 pm

Sonya Ki Tomlinson – arrogant commercial spiritual artist

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The following message was posted on the comments board on wordpress by someone signing herself ‘sonya ki’. The e-mail address given did not exist, but a search on Google showed who this sonya ki is. Here is the submission to this site’s comment board, directed at Robert Priddy, who provides much of the material which this site promotes by links:-

Sai Love
Devakki3@hotmail.com
70.119.195.34
Submitted on 2011/08/29 at 9:23 pm

Mr. Priddy 
I pity you. All your venomous remarks and concocted delusions can never diminish the Glory and Love that is Sai Avatar. I am so happy that I can with full faith and conviction declare that I have personally experienced the healing and miracles of God Incarnate – BHAGAVAN SRI SATHYA SAI BABA!
There is nothing that your maya-ridden mind and personality can say or do that can infect those who have personally witnessed and experienced the tremendous Love, Service, Sacrifice and Omnipotence, Omniscience and Omnipresence of Bhagavan Baba.
I just pray that the Light of Divine Love will pierce the dreadful, all-consuming darkness that plagues you now. And that Bhagavan Baba in His infinite mercy will grant you the overwhelming experience of His Love and rescue you from yourself.
Lots of Prema 
sonya ki

To this I – Robert Priddy – would reply:- Why do Sai devotees almost always use false e-mail addresses when attacking dissidents? Or omit their surnames? I take it to be a kind of cowardice combined with a spiteful desire to throw dirt but protect oneself from any reply. Those devotees who are unable to smash the mirror hall in which they have ensconced themselves thereby show they have no conscience as regards all the sexually abused victims of Sai Baba, nor his students who were murdered under his very nose on his brother’s demand to the police. He never lived his teachings: He never lifted a range of mountains, nor flew through the air unaided, nor cleaned up India, nor any of the other huge boasts he made… a pitiful self-heralded “World Saviour” indeed! Despite his prophesies of living to over 90 years – he died a decade earlier – probably from AIDS – and ignominiously for a self-proclaimed Divine Avatar.  He cried out ‘Please help me’ to devotees while he was being taken to hospital (Minister Nagi Reddy’s testimony). His trusted servitors on the Sai Trust discussed burying him alive… until they realized this would not be taken very well even by many followers! All the evidence of pre-planning for the funeral, casket, security, visits by luminaries etc. indicates most strongly that they decided among themselves well in advance that he should expire on Easter Sunday (i.e. disconnect him from life support)  to try to support the illusion many had that he was Christ come again… or, if not that,  that he was the Father who sent Jesus to earth (as her openly pronounced in a famous discourse!). Sonya Ki Tomlinson is unaware, it seems, that I knew Sathya Sai Baba through 18 years and had much of the same faith as she professes, wrote a popular pro-Sai book describing my unusual experiences (which he blessed)  until I learned the truth despite myself. Since then there is no excuse for not re-examining everything… but it takes some self-insight and a lot of self-sacrifice too! For starters, one small thing, one would have to stoptrying to make money selling art about Sathya Sai Baba and his ‘stories’.

Since the above was written Sonya Ki has tried desperately (in vain) to post her reply on robertpriddy.wordpress.com – entering the same comment on all of 21 different pages, and signed anonymously (‘Sai seva’) in each case and with yet another e-mail address… but the IP signature 70.119.200… gives her away again. One wonders why she tries to hide her identity, and so ineffectively… perhaps she has not the courage of her convictions. See:-

saiinfinity
saibreath@mail.com
70.119.200.150
Submitted on 2011/09/13 at 6:29 am

RP
Just as Lucifer who was once very close to the Great and Wondrous Light of Father Sai. And who like you suffered an abysmal fall and lost the light once entrusted to him. So poor priddy lies in the pathetic paranoid darkness howling up at the moon, foaming at the mouth; rabidly and jealously attacking those Lightbearers who have kept Truth, Faith, Love,Peace, Dharma and Nonviolence close to their hearts, minds and bodies.
Pray for poor priddy. Send him Love. Sai is in him too.
Saiseva

This is a typical kind of laughably sin-fundamentalist response from head-in-sand Sathya Sai Baba devotees who cannot understand that anyone can have the strength of conviction strong enough to leave a guru who has turned out to be one of the greatest deceivers and criminals in modern Indian history. Putting on a show of prayer and pity towards me, Priddy, Sonya Ki Tomlinson is actually attacking me… not untypical of the hypocrisy of many Sai followers. She imagines “Sai is in him too” – but this is another delusion all believers have to embrace. I often heard very similar things said of others when I was a leader in the Sathya Sai Organization, always with a disparaging attitude. This is a clear sign of the antipathetic mindset that Sathya Sai Baba called a deep sin, telling all devotees never to criticise or disparage others in thought, word or deed, only examine oneself instead. I followed that advice myself for a long, long time myself… but since I saw the light again, I feel free to make critical comments in the interests of truth. Tomlinson should look to herself, and she should stop trying to profit from selling Sathya Sai Baba’s form (according to the guru’s own instructions) as she does in her paintings… IF she thinks of herself as a devotee (more’s the shame since the facts emerged) and imagines she is ‘Saiseva’ – i.e. a selfless server in the name of Sai. ) She uses a capital letter for her own signature, but writes my name only in lower case… what a revealing detail of what is in her heart, and how immature!
A similar point was made in another comment from an ex-follower in the Netherlands, which I copy here:-

chrisdokter.wordpress.com x
Submitted on 2011/09/10 at 10:27 pm
Hear, hear, Robert.
Ecce homo.
I think you’re right: cowardice is rampant in attacks like mrs. Tomlinson’s. Her paintings of Sai Baba are, as far as I’m concerned, as fanciful and lacking in skill and critical self-scrutiny as her ostensibly loving but in fact quite vicious attacks both on you as a fellow human being and on your well-documented arguments against blind faith in the now deceased guru. The prices of her ‘paintings’ are as outrageous as her vilifications. It’s the same old story it would seem: a sorry state of unfounded imagination and feeling infinitely superior, being endowed with ‘special’, unquestionable knowledge and experience, which you, me and other mere mortals are sorely lacking.

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September 8, 2011 at 11:28 am

Postings about Sathya Sai Baba up to August 20 – 2011

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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 rumours – links

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Rumours are a mainstay of Sai Baba’s fame Remarkably, however, his ashrams and movement are certainly far more subject to rumours and unconfirmable stories… and Sathya Sai Baba is in fact the chief rumour monger himself

Sathya_Sai_Baba Rumours, failed predictions and false promises Distant healing, rumoured predictions by Sai Baba of world catastrophe circulated and reported widely, not quashed by SB (attracts many fearful devotees to his supposedly invulnerable ashrams)

Deceptions, rumours and lies by Sathya Sai Baba He is known actively to spread rumours enhancing his ‘mystery’

Use of rumours to gain Sai Baba followers The rumour mill is a key instrument … Sai Baba and his inner coterie Rumour and delusion spread by Sai Baba

Disaster stories told by Sai Baba to impress visitors
 Many of the unconfirmable and uncontrollable rumours are an important part of his attraction, not least to those who fear disasters and move to his ashrams

World catastrophe predictions from Sai Baba Up until the late ’80s, a set of predictions of a coming world catastrophy were circulated most openly among followers, allegedly told to 18 students by SB at his former college in Ottacamund

Catastrophe predictions reported – Shivarathri discourse in 1991 where Sai Baba massively berated the ‘rumour-mongers’ by almost never takes any steps to refute the rumours himnself.

Sathya Sai Baba prophesies and rumors on Islam – More on the Imam Mahdi Prophecy as described by an Iranian devotee ‘Irani Ma’. The “Mehdi Moud” Prophecy Revisited (BrianSteel)

Idi Amin [The Last King of Scotland] and Sathya Sai Baba – That Sai Baba influence Idi Amin to delay expulsion of Indian residents Uganda is a myth

Sai as Soothsayer predicts world peace – Sai Baba promotes and thrives on 70 years of spreading uncontrollable rumours.

Sai Baba bogus story of holy ancient cave and yogis in the Himalayas – Unconfirmable stories are spread in the shape of rumours to suggest that … Patal Bhuvaneshwar cave rumours came later

Failed Prediction of earth axis shift by Sri Satya Sai Baba – Sai Baba must have come to realise that he had gone too far with his rumour mill and … a very persistent rumour attributed to by … of such different rumours – arising afresh in

Typical Sai apologist – Rita Bruce Sai-VIP a rumour monger – Baba and propagates cranky rumours both about major … were spreading highly unlikely rumours in their role as … Baba’s many ‘private’ rumours and predictions are evidently

Dr. Naresh Bhatia and Sai Baba – Rumours were set going in Puttaparti to discredit Dr. Naresh Bhatia as a seducer, after he had accused Sathya Sai Baba of violent anal sex with an underage boy

Eternal Heritage Museum accident – three US devotees died – Typical rumours have been put about by officials on the ‘disaster in which three US devotees died

Prince Charles, Princess Diana and Sathya Sai Baba visit
 Rumours were spread that Prince Charles had secretly visited Sai Baba in the late 1980s

Sathya Sai and claim of ‘virgin’ birth – The rumour on how Sai Baba was born without physical conception: his own account is at ods with that of his mother, Easwaramma

The infamous rumour-spreading Christmas Discourse by SSB in 2000 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 – but without a shred of evidence!

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July 18, 2011 at 11:13 pm

Gerald Joe Moreno sexually abused by Sathya Sai Baba?

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March 16, 2011 at 1:20 pm