Refuting Deceptive 'News' About Bhagavan Sri Sathya Sai Baba Released On Anti-Sai Websites
A Visual Guide:
- The Article Is True Or Mostly True And Seems Sincere.
- The Article Has Truths And Untruths And Seems Insincere.
- The Article Is False And Has No Proof To Support It.
- The Article Is Fluff, Filler Stuff, Not Relevant.
SATHYA SAI BABA NEWS (With Updates And Comments):
Charles and Diana rubbished by SB
Comment: Robert Priddy claimed (with no proof or credible source) that Sathya Sai Baba said about Prince Charles and Princess Diana, "They are a disgrace to their country". Priddy erroneously alleged that Sathya Sai Baba made this comment at the time when the secret affair between Prince Charles and Lady Parker-Bowles was made public and the divorce with Princess Diana was pending. Of course, don't expect Robert Priddy to take issue with his Anti-Sai buddy, Afshin Khorramshahgol who rubbished (with proof) the much beloved Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother by calling her a "moron". Click Here to view some interesting views held by Robert Priddy's friend, Afshin Khorramshahgol.
The Cult of the Personality
Comment: As I have said before: Anti-Sai Activists, in my opinion, have formed their own cult, replete with cult characteristics. Cults members have an "us versus them mentality" (as is commonly seen among Anti-Sai Activists). Cult members feel they are not bound to the laws of the wider community (which explains why Anti-Sai Activists fail to take their "abundant evidence" to a court of law). Cult members often herd together and employ "group thuggery" tactics to obtain a desired benefit. This is evidenced in the all too common Anti-Sai Activist ploy where a collective attack is made against a single person who holds a contrarian view. Anti-Sai Activists do this by ganging up on a single person via email (look at ExBaba.com's "Letters Section") or by divulging personal contact information so that the group can attack that person collectively. Some Anti-Sai Activists (like Reinier Van Der Sandt, Tony O'Clery and Sanjay Dadlani) feel they are entitled to lie, while demanding truthfulness from others. This is a typical cult characteristic where they feel that the "ends justify the means". Questioning and doubts, toward Anti-Sai propaganda, are seen as unfavorable and character assassination is the preferred method of reply. The predominance of several vocal top leaders with numerous, less vocal followers believing and doing what they are told (sheep mentality) and refusing to even consider an alternative viewpoint is clearly seen on the ExBaba website. Enough said.
Early Stories about SB. Variations on Themes.
Comment: As I said before: The proposed "Love Is My Form (LIMF)" volume series is not approved by the Sri Sathya Sai Organization or Book & Publications Trust. LIMF is a private venture, by R. Padmanaban and a group of "researchers" from Sai Towers (a lodging facility outside the ashram). LIMF (Vol. 1; published in 2000) documents the first 25 years on the life, miracles and teachings of Sri Sathya Sai Baba. When it comes to alleged discrepancies, LIMF is cited by Anti-Sai Activists as an accurate reference. When it comes to first-hand testimonies of astounding miracles attributed to Sathya Sai Baba, LIMF is disregarded as inaccurate reference. As a matter of fact, Sanjay Dadlani has often cited LIMF to support his arguments against Baba. After citing LIMF Sanjay turns 180-degrees and bashes LIMF as "bullshit" and being written by Sai devotees who are all "liars", etc. Anti-Sai Activists are such a confused group, it is difficult to take any of their criticisms seriously.
Sai Baba as an example
Comment: Robert Priddy said:
"A person is judged by both his words and his actions… he who always pretended that he was so even-minded and beyond praise and blame that he never reacted… He has set up himself as the only perfect example for all to follow, but he could not refrain from angry lies and scandal-mongering!"
It is nothing short of hypocrisy for Robert Priddy to be making these types of judgments when he has been judged by both his words and actions as a fully exposed liar and scandal-monger.
Extravagance and wasteful showpieces for publicising Sai Baba
Comment: Robert Priddy already stated the main points in this article in his Multi Million Dollar Question 9-part-series (95% of Robert Priddy's writings are basically the same arguments re-packaged and re-told over and over again ad nauseam). Devotees understand that their donations may be used for construction and expansion of the Ashram. I have not heard any devotees (besides Robert Priddy) complaining about the misuse of their donations. As a matter of fact, it seems that many devotees deeply appreciate the museums and enjoy them. Puttaparthi is a very remote village and there is really nothing to do there. Sathya Sai Baba created spiritual museums to foster spiritual thoughts. The fact of the matter is that Sathya Sai Baba receives millions of dollars in contributions and out of these millions of dollars, Sathya Sai Baba utilizes a very small percentage for the expansion of his ashram. The overwhelming majority of contributions go to his charitable causes.
The Elusiveness of International Fame
Comment: At international functions, Sathya Sai Baba has been represented by a little over 100 international countries. Despite this fact, Brian Steel says that Sathya Sai Baba's fame is elusive. Yeah, right.
Free will and fatalism in Sai Baba's world-view
Comment: Click Here to read my articles about Robert Priddy that address the points he made in this very long article (including the topic of free will).
Good Guru Guide
Comment: An article copied from The Economist.
The Immaculate Conception
Comment: Brian Steel took issue with Sathya Sai Baba's reference to his "immaculate" conception. Although this claim is questionable, it was primarily based on the first-hand account of Sathya Sai Baba's mother who said she saw a large blue ball of light roll towards her and that she fainted after it glid into her womb. Sathya Sai Baba said the blue light was his entrance into her womb and that he was not conceived in the same way as ordinary human beings. Brian Steel said that this story was made relatively recently. However, Kasturi was present when Sathya Sai Baba's mother related the experience. So this story is as old as Easwaramma's recollection of it.
The Sathya Sai Organisation and the interfaith movement
Comment: Serguei Badaev stated what he believed should happen when there is a large, global, interfaith movement. To date, there has yet to be any global, interfaith movement that has not functioned in some sort of autonomous fashion. Since the Sathya Sai Baba movement is focused on Sathya Sai Baba and his teachings, it is only logical that the Sathya Sai Baba movement would be a unique organization that does not meld or merge with other interfaith movements.
Not a lady's man, but a man's man!
Comment: Robert Priddy implied that Sathya Sai Baba does not favor women, but only young and feminine looking men (what then is his excuse for Baba favoring him when he was a devotee for 18 years?). Of course, this is a blatant lie. There are many stories of miracles (on the internet and in books) about women reporting incredible experiences with Sathya Sai Baba (in my experience, in greater numbers than men). Again, Robert Priddy trying to feed the general public his negative, sexually focused and one-sided viewpoints.
Paranormal References. Wolf Messing and 'Kiril'
Comment: I have my own reservations regarding the stories about Wolf Messing. As I have discussed elsewhere, the alleged meeting of Sathya Sai Baba with Messing is entirely dependent on Messings psychic powers. If the stories are true about Messing, he could have very well entered and exited the USSR at will. Funny enough, Alexandra Nagel believes that Wolf Messing had genuine psychic abilities.
How much can one swallow and regurgitate?
Comment: After reading the hundreds of Robert Priddy's Anti-Sai articles, it is obvious he can swallow and regurgitate a lot. The only topic I agree with Robert Priddy on (in this article) is the bogus "Sai in the Sky" miracle picture. Click Here to read my article about this alleged "miracle picture".
Treatise on freedom and fate, cause and choice
Comment: This is one of the longest, single articles written by Robert Priddy. He simply repeated many of his main arguments from other articles (especially in regard to free will and freedom). I have already discussed these points throughout my website and on my articles about Robert Priddy.
More evidence learned from one of Sai Baba's closest favourites.
Comment: This is not "evidence". It is hearsay from Robert Priddy about V.K. Narasimhan (a Sathya Sai Baba devotee to his death).
Last letter from Glen Meloy
Comment: This link is duplicated from the Letters Section.
New Videos of Sathya Sai Baba
http://home.hetnet.nl/~ex-baba/engels/movies.html#New Videos of Sathya Sai Baba
Comment: This link is duplicated from the Movies Section.
Sai Baba's Language and its Perception by Devotees.
Comment: A link to Brian Steel's site.
Thorn pierced in Baba's feet
Comment: An anonymous posting on a message board that claimed Baba's foot was pierced by a thorn. I guess this same unnamed person would deny Jesus' divinity because his hands and feet were pierced with nails? Or deny Krsna's divinity because his foot was pierced with an arrow?