|Passed on by Hari Sampath from Danish CCG
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Newspaper. Politiken Saturday 2nd February, section on Culture , Page 4
Article entitled: Cheater or God?
Intro translated: "Some call him a living god, others a cheat and still others a
pedophile criminal, who molests young children. The name is Sai Baba, but who is he, and
why has he got millions of followers?"
Article describes Æjvind Kryø's documentary and its content. Thorbjørn Meyer is then
indirectly quoted from Politikens own interview calling the documentary a " tv
trial" with completely unfounded accusations, which he cannot imagine has any truth
Then Peter Pruzan, who appeared on the documentary instead of Meyer who declined is
directly quoted from Politikens own interview:
"I have spoken with many young people, who have passed through his schools since
kindergrarten, and they all praise him as the greatest spiritual teacher. They laugh at
it, and call the accusations pure fiction"
" But it is obvious, that I cannot know with 100% certainty, if it is true or
"But all my experience with Sai Baba tells me that it cannot be true. I experience
Sai Baba as an embodiment of love" say Pruzan, whom himself today is leaving for Sai
Babas ashram in Puttaparthi in India to teach at the university there.
Article then goes on to say that the charges are not new. Reference is made to the
English-Indian paper Deccan Chronicle 1992 about cover story with picture of secret video
showing SB's miracles are fake. (Must be report from the Doordarshan footage?) Article
says that accusations have been circulating on the internet for years but came into focus
when The London Telegraph in the UK published a 6-page article. Conny is mentioned and
excerpt of his open letter to SB is quoted.
Article goes on to Meyer comments, direct quote inserted calling Conny a "highly
non-credible witness" but he wishes not to elaborate further. Direct quote: "I
will not engage myself in pure mud slinging" says Meyer, calling [Conny's] letter
"the peak of hypocrisy"
Article says SB has never been sentenced for pedophilia, but those who thinks that he is,
explain that is because he has so many prominent devotees in the political and judiciary
arena in India. Vajpaayee is mentioned. Article goes on to describe history of SB and what
he does, usual stuff, mentioning that he will be around until he is 96 and come back as
Prema Sai. Charlotte Sparre, the Dansih clothes designer is then quoted about some trivial
things about the peace in the ashram. Then Pruzan is quoted directly again, mentioning
first he has been visiting PN for 12 years.
Pruzan "In our world we have been taught to relate to the real world. And one of the
things I have learned from Sai Baba, is, that reality is much greater than my logic and
senses can convey to me"
Article then says we are left with the accusations against Sai Baba:
The charges still stand against Sai Baba, devotees do not believe in them however, but
Thorbjørn Meyer emphasizes that the importance of Sai Baba's teachings is not dependent
on his personality.
Meyer is then quoted:
"I am a devotee of Sai Baba's teachings, but not necessarily of his person. Sai Baba
warns against too much attachment to his human form. That which counts are his
teachings.There was recently a big case in Ireland, where some monks and nuns were
sentenced a big compensation for sexual exploitation of children, but that does not make
people say that all catholics are scoundrels"