Genital Oiling. Do Hindu
Religious Leaders Approve?
May 8th, 2007 by Barry Pittard.
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Quote from this article:
"My private enquiries disclose that Hindu and other Indian religious
leaders do not approve such practices as the oiling of genitals.
Ludicrously, Sai Baba’s foremost leaders attempt to exhonerate him
by stating that his genital touching and oiling are part of a
time-honoured Hindu tradition.
In an e-mail to Robert Priddy, retired academic of the University of
Oslo and former head of the Sathya Sai Organization in Norway and
devotee of 18 years, Thorbjørn Meyer, the organization’s Central
Coordinator for Denmark, and a major world Sai Baba leader, has
documented that he considers genital oiling to be “the age old
Indian oil ceremony.” See link.
Thorbjørn Meyer’s close colleague Steen Piculell, Co-coordinator for
Russia, interviewed on BBC Radio 4, Sunday, November 19, 2000, says:
“Gurus have always, as part of their job, put some oil on the er …
upper er . part of their … right hand and g… and gone down in the
chakra be … be … behind the testicles to er adjust the chakra there.
This is a normal thing. And this I suppose Baba has also done
because this is part of his job. That’s all.” (But Steen Piculell
does not normally stutter like this!)
Moreover, on Danish radio and TV news, Sathya Sai Baba’s officials
admitted that he genitally oils young males. Their responses
infuriated a wide Danish public".