The arrogance of a cult leader
http://www.sathyasai.org/ we find a 'Message
Dear Brothers and
Recently, several charlatans have appeared in various places claiming or
implying that they have special powers conferred by Bhagavan Baba.
Whenever and wherever it is necessary, we are taking specific measures
to curtail the fraudulent activities of these people including direct
communication with Sai Centers, use of Sanathana Sarathi, and, if and
when it is necessary, legal measures. I have included below several
specific quotes from the Divine Writings of Bhagavan Sri Sathya Sai
Baba. It would helpful for those of you who are having experiences with
these "false gurus" in your areas to send these very, very powerful
Words, written by Bhagavan Baba, Himself, to the Sai Centers that are
experiencing these problems.
Divine Message of Bhagavan Baba follows:
Units should have no contacts with cheats!
Embodiments of Divine Atma! This
Bharath (India) land is the centre of
spiritual progress for ages past and the region where Divine
incarnations re-establish Dharma for the good of humanity. In order to
make known My majesty and My glory as the Divine that has Incarnated,
miraculous happenings of an amazing nature do take place in certain
areas. Taking advantage of the attraction that those happenings draw
upon them, many misuse them for personal propaganda and aggrandizement.
They trade for money the vibhuthi (sacred
ash) that the pictures in their altars shower! They go about pretending
that they are "superior devotees" of a higher order and conferring boons
and blessings on the innocent folk whom they fleece. Others put forth
false claims that vibhuthi is emanating
from the pictures of Baba in their homes, that
amrith (nectar) is dripping from them or that material objects
are falling from them, like written answers to questions.
Samithis and other Units should have no
contact with such cheats and crooks. Any one who is attached to such or
who encourages such can be immediately removed.
There are others who claim that I am speaking through them, and
answering questions put to them. These people must be either insane or
hysteria-affected or they are possessed by some ghost or by the greed
to earn money thereby. I can only tell you that it is not I that speaks
through them. I do not need media; nor do I need substitutes or
subsidiaries or representatives. There are some crooks who are
publicising that I have allotted them some regions for ministration by
them on My behalf, because, they say, My devotees have increased so much
that I am unable to at-tend to all of them, single-handed! On the face
of it, this is an absurd lie. Moreover, consider another aspect.
Evil forces try to draw away aspirants
Even those who cry in pure agonising yearning, Sai Sai Sai, and lead
pure unselfish virtuous lives, even these find it hard to realise Me;
how then can these low scheming vulgar men who know no saadhana,
sincerity, truth and humil-ity, how can these people claim that they
have been blessed by me? They may wear the same style of dress, imitate
gestures and style of speech but these will only bring their falsehood
into greater prominence. That I am supposed to "possess" such people or
speak through them or shower My Grace on them is an assumption of which
one ought to be ashamed! How then can anyone believe it, I wonder.
Sathya Sai Baba. Sathya Sai Speaks 10,
chapter 35. 22 November 1970.
Isn't this a amazing? These are the words of a cult leader who cheats
his devotees with fake materialisations:
but warns against other cheaters?