Posted, August 24th, 2007.
By: Exbaba Admin
Barry Pittard has posted at his blogsite: http://barrypittard.wordpress.com
a look at some strands in the work of his respected colleague, Robert Priddy, formerly head of the Norwegian Sathya Sai Organization, in the article:
The article notes Robert Priddy's published February 2002 email exchanges with one of Sai Baba’s foremost leaders, Thorbjörn Meyer, and compares Meyer's response with that of former head of the Australian Sathya Sai Organization, T. Sri Ramanathan who - in common with other leaders such as Dr Michael Goldstein, Indulal Shah, Robert Bozzani, William Harvey, Phyllis Kristal, J. Jagadeeshan, Steen Piculell, Peter Pruzan, etc., - has also demonstably failed to apply accountability, transparency and duty-of-care ethics that command the conduct of contemporary corporate and institutional leaders in the more developed democracies.
"This is a note on but a small aspect of the work of a valued colleague in the exposure of Sai Baba and his worldwide cult, Robert Priddy, now a retired lecturer in philosophy and social science from the University of Oslo. He was a long-term follower of Sai Baba and national leader of the Sathya Sai Organization. He makes the big effort, and stays the long haul, no matter the strenous demands, as a duty of conscience"."Comparing notes with Robert Priddy over time has only reinforced my repeated discovery that disaffection from a powerful movement is a slowgoing process, not least for those who are investigative by bent and training". (Quotations and Link given in article)
"To be sure, the Board of Church of Christ Grammar School, Perth, one of the leading private colleges in Australia did not cancel the Sai Baba national conference booked at its prestigious venue. However, the message to the conference of Garth Wynne, the Principal (who acted in handling the Sai Baba matter on behalf of the then Anglican Archbishop of Australia, Dr Peter Carnley) was this - as he himself told me: the accusations against your founder have kept on coming year after year. It puts an institution like ours, as well as your own organization, in a difficult position if you do not follow the appropriate procedures of investigation and accountability".Note: This article follows Robert Priddy (1). Erosion of Trust in Sai Baba Over Time
Posted by Barry Pittard on August 18th, 2007. Page Url: http://barrypittard.wordpress.com/2007/08/18/robert-priddy-1-erosion-of-trust-in-sai-baba-over-time/