Sai Baba's birthday plus: Recent posting from Robert Priddy


Date: 11-24-08

By: Ex Baba admin

Sathya Sai Baba birthday magnificence

The stark contrast between the conspicuous waste on needless pomp y which Sathya Sai Baba congratulates himself and the grinding, debilitating poverty of most of India's population is a powerful comment on his uncompromising misuse of donated monies to enhance his own name and fame.

In a land of dire need, Sathya Sai rides on a golden chariot

Sathya Sai Baba's birthday this year was directly preceded by a 3-day ritual yagna, which offerning to the gods Sai Baba has said is the most important way of stopping the (supposed) decline of humanity! That the gang of fat or decrepid priests will achieve this by their fire offering seems unlikely (!!). They have the look of those who do far less service to the poor than chant and preach.

The vague and unworkable abstract idea of Unity (with God, all beings etc.)

General appeals to the speculative ideas about 'unity with God' as an ideal by moralising religionists – such as Sai Baba -serve only to confuse and mislead. They cannot be used to set up workable goals, other than stimulate to private longings and (inevitable unanswered) prayers to be saved etc. Like many another religious and political abstraction, they mostly serve only authoritarian agendas , social control and manipulative power

The nature of 'love' - as unconditional or limited?

Religions hold up the ideal of eternal, unconditional love, which is a human impossibility – thereby cowing those who are under their sway and giving them a bottomless self-image and feeling of inadequacy and imperfection. This idea is central as a means of control and manipulation – both in mainstream religion, but more particularly in sects and cults (like Sathya Sai Baba's cult)

Sathya Sai Baba’s hunger for international recognition

Among various attempts by Sathya Sai Baba, his organization etc. to get him international recognition and awards, two most embarrassing incidents stand out. This person who claims to be the Omnipotent Creator of the Universe is longing for recognition! These incidents were:-

  1. Sai Baba’ own announcement that the man who awards the Nobel Peace prize was visiting him! (See extensive coverage of this below here)

  1. The failed attempt to sneak a Duke of Edinburgh Award for Sathya Sai Baba - much publicised by his chief propagandist Dr. G. Venkataraman

Sathya Sai Baba worshipped by India’s P.M.s etc.

The Indian Prime Minister, Manmohan Singh, and his Minister for Home Affairs (Shivraj Patil) are known devotees of Sathya Sai Baba of Puttaparthi, who they visit and show the utmost respect. They accept a man who has for decades repeatedly claimed he is God Incarnate (which is illegal in India anyhow) and who – for example – said on the BBC film ‘The Secret Swami’ that he created golden lingam (size and shape of an egg) weighing three tons within his stomach and regurgitated it! This alone is a telling indictment of such top Indian politicians!