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):
Swedish boy testifies to lewd molestation by Sai Baba
Comment: This is an anonymous allegation made under the fake name (pseudonym) "Gabriel Merrún". This same person stated that Conny Larsson published his account under a "funny pseudonym description". Conny Larsson never referred to this man in his prior writings about his interview experiences in 1999. Click Here to view my article about "Gabriel Merrun". Click Here to view my article about Conny Larsson.
German devotee of Sai baba alleges rape in Puttaparthi (Link doesn't work? Try here !)
Comment: There are people who are "Christians" who rape and attack others. Does this mean that Jesus is to blame for these rapes and attacks? Apparently, Anti-Sai Activists seem to think so.
Standing up for Truth and Goodness
Comment: This is a screen-captured image to the text version of Glen Meloy's "tribute". Consequently, it is a duplicate link.
Standing up for Truth and Goodness
Conny Larsson answers 3 questions in a Swedish national daily newspaper
Comment: Click Here to view my article about Conny Larsson.
Basava Premanand defends his reputation & writings (parts 1 2 3 4 5 )
Comment: Click Here to view my responses to all five articles.
Ex-Sai devotee Sanjay Dadlani has opened a new exposé blog
Comment: Click Here to view my article about Sanjay Dadlani. Considering the absolute failure of his Yahoo Group, Sanjay thinks a blog might have more success.
Basava Premanand refutes unfounded allegations
Comment: Click Here to view my responses to these two articles.
Basava Premanand's update on the Murders in Sai Baba's Bedroom
Comment: Click Here to view my responses to this article.
Santa Barbara USA newspaper article on SSB "Good guru, Bad guru" (Click here for a copy.)
Comment: All that is stated on this page is the following:
"GOOD GURU, BAD GURU: Central Coast devotees of Sri Sathya Sai Baba, a powerful spiritual leader in India, met this weekend at the Marjorie Luke Theatre to honor their guru on his 80th birthday. A film program, His Universal Message, His Humanitarian Works: An Inspiration to Mankind, detailed Sai Baba’s accomplishments, such as building hospitals and water systems. Sai Baba’s critics, however, point to rumors and allegations of child molestation dating back to the 1970s; the BBC recently aired the story of a former Sai Baba follower who charged the holy man had molested him as a young boy. Sai Baba’s followers say they felt no need to defend the man they believe is a god on earth, preferring to focus on his achievements, rather than hearsay."
This article repeats the same lie that Anti-Sai Activists are notorious for spreading, i.e. "child molestation dating back to the 1970's". Sathya Sai Baba has never been accused of molesting children (except by anonymous people). The only people who claimed to have been molested "dating back to the 1970's" was Conny Larsson and Tal Brooke, both who were adults when their alleged sexual encounters took place. This article proves how Anti-Sai Activists resort to lies to spread their Anti-Sai propaganda, because the truth just isn't enough for them.
Formal statement by Dr. Timothy Conway concerning the Hislop letters
Comment: Click Here to view my article regarding the Hislop letters. Dr. Timothy Conway admitted that the scans were "cleaned up". A fact purposely withheld by Anti-Sai Activists. Apparently, they did not have the honesty or integrity to publish the fact that they tampered with the original scans and "cleaned them up". Timothy Conway, for some mysterious reason, does not reveal the name to the President of the SF Sai Center who turned the papers over to him. All of this information does not change my position regarding the alleged Hislop letters. In 20 years, not even one person made mention to them. Only 6 years after Hislop died, did they surface. The only person who can indisputably resolve whether these were actual letters from Hislop, is Hislop himself. Too bad Anti-Sai Activists waited 20 years before making mention to them. At the bottom of this statement, it says "Honest and fair-minded researchers can be put in touch with Dr. Timothy Conway by mailing a request for his e-mail address or message to him to this website." Of course, the way to make a request is by contacting Reinier Van Der Sandt. Click Here to view my article about Reinier. The general public is perfectly entitled to view the original scans prior to being "cleaned up". The fact that Anti-Sai Activists refuse to provide the scans prior to be tampered with, proves that Anti-Sai Activists have something to hide.
Reply by Dr. Timothy Conway to Datuk Jagadeeshan
Comment: A response from Timothy Conway to Jagadeeshan, on March 12, 2001. Better late than never I guess!
Postings by Conny Larsson, Basava Premanand and diverse others at a new set of English pages
Comment: Just an index of links on Conny Larsson's site, saibabaexpose.com.
Healing, cures and the phenomenon of faith - and Sathya Sai Baba
Comment: Robert Priddy once again babbles about Sathya Sai Baba's healings being non-scientific, imagined, the result of mental conditions and being influenced with prayers, etc. Robert Priddy also repeated his unsubstantiated lies about the 4 assailants who were "murdered" in Baba's bedroom (who he somehow considers defenceless despite the fact that they viciously stabbed to death 2 people and seriously wounded two others with knives). Robert Priddy continued to tell outrageous stories that he attributed to V.K. Narasimhan (who ceaselessly referred to Sathya Sai Baba as "Bhagavan", i.e., God). In his book, Source of the Dream, Robert Priddy narrated a personal healing that he attributed to Sathya Sai Baba (which left a doctor thoroughly confounded). Priddy also narrated an incredible healings of his cat and his mother (both who could not have been influenced by mental imaginations, prayers or projections because one was an animal and Priddy's mother was not religious, never knew or believed in Sai Baba and had a severely chronic, degenerative memory condition). The following are the two, first-hand, healing experiences that Robert Priddy related in his book, "Source of the Dream", that he attributed directly to Sathya Sai Baba:
About two days before we were to leave for India at last, our much beloved black tomcat came up to us and began staggering about in an awful way. One-half of his body appeared to be paralyzed, so he could only half-drag himself to us.
In spontaneous sympathy I called out to Sai Baba straight away and after some minutes of watching this truly sorry spectacle, I thought of trying vibuthi on him. Previously he had always avoided any attempt to give him this ash, but I did not recall this and immediately took a pinch of it from the mantelpiece shrine and went up to him. Before I could apply it, a tiny speck of it dropped from my fingers by mistake and landed right on his nose! He leaped up as if an electric current had gone through him and shook his whole body.
Immediately, all signs of paralysis were gone, and he circled around a bit before making off on an excursion through his little door as if nothing had happened. He never did get the rest of the vibuthi applied. The tiniest speck was clearly sufficient. Had our cat not been cured, we would hardly have been able to leave for India two days later, or certainly not without much sadness.
(Talking about his Mother) She had suffered nearly six years of constant back pain by the time she was 81, when I arrived there in January 1983 to find she was now taking no painkillers at all. When I asked her why, she replied: "What pain?" and she couldn't even remember having had the accident that had caused it! Even though her memory was much impaired, I found the absence of pain almost incredible. My uncle confirmed that she had taken no pain killers for months. I later told people, "It's a miracle," not imagining at all how directly miraculous it really was. For ten days or so I observed to my pleasure that my mother evidenced no signs of pain whatever. Yet the inexplicable fact simply wouldn't quite sink in. It was a relief to me, nonetheless.
After that, it was seven months before I was able to fly over to visit her again. By then here memory had deteriorated so much that she could not even remember who I was. She even asked me if she had been married and to whom. Once a very talkative person, she was quite silent and accepting of everything. Although I knew she was still very much herself, in some remarkable way she was very far away too.
One evening, asking me to sit beside her on the sofa to talk, she asked if I knew who the person was who had visited her in the clinic. It soon became clear that someone she felt was very special had come to see her while she was being examined by a team of doctors at the clinic where she was under regular observation for perplexing new symptoms. "He was really so nice -- wonderfully charming!" was what she said, more or less. She thought he was either an African or an Indian. He had smiled very beautifully at her, she said, but the strange thing was that before he departed he uttered the words: "You will have no more pain!" I asked her if her pain had stopped thereafter, and she couldn't even remember having had much pain! But she was most eager to find out who it had been!
I thought only of the swami, who still lived in England, for he had spoken to me of my mother. I also knew that he had once unexpectedly appeared at the bedside of a devotee in hospital to instruct her and her doctors very strictly that to perform a cesarean operation would be wrong, adding that the child would be born the following morning without complications, which did indeed occur as he had predicted.
The swami was over six feet tall, was bald on top, and sometimes wore a saffron orange shirt. In trying to establish if it were him, I asked my mother about all of these points. She insisted he was short, hardly taller than her own shoulder height. Nor was he balding, no, he had lots of hair -- really a lot of it, and she gestured firmly to illustrate what amounted to a full Afro-style hair. Finally, he was wearing the same color as the doctors on either side of him, white. I asked if they had said who he was, or if they had spoken to him, but she said they had not. He had just walked up into a space between them where they stood around her, and he had been so nice, so very nice. This she repeated, still wanting to know who it could have been. I had to say that I did not know!
How it was that I did not consider Sathya Sai Baba, I simply cannot understand! His picture, which of course shows his Afro-style hair and in which he wears a long white robe, had been central on our shrine for about five years. I had also read that Sai Baba is very short in physical stature. The thought that it might have been him had once flashed through my mind, but I had to also rejected this notion in a flash. I felt it was completely improbable in our case, for I had already long since begun to consider him with awe and virtually as an unattainable person for one such as I.
Less than a week later I returned to Oslo and, after entering our house, greeted the picture of Sai on the shrine as usual. Not until that moment did I remember: I had stood at that very spot sometime the previous autumn in great sadness and cried out to Sai Baba to help my mother because of all her suffering! I recalled that my plea had been: "No more pain! No more pain!" Also, I had prayed that she might soon die peacefully, as she had long wished herself. My intense cry of anguish for her sake had come straight out of me and, once uttered, had simply left my thoughts until this very moment, about one year later!
The realization that such a great figure as Sai Baba must actually have appeared to my mother, for all intents and purposes, materializing himself for her, was stunning, and it took time for this to sink in properly. In short, at this one stroke, Sai Baba became the definitive focus of my seeking and the sadguru supreme for me. He gently stepped into the foreground of my life, into the place in which the swami had stood. The subtlety of the miracle in all its intricate ramifications took days, weeks, and even months to become clear to me. For example, it is just as amazing to me even now that my mother should have been able to recall the incident so well, or to think to ask me who it was, considering that she hardly mentioned a thing else during the whole visit. It proves to me what a wonderful impression Baba made on her. I am quite certain that I had never shown her a picture of him because she had been disturbed by my previous connection with the swami in England. The chances that she had seen Baba's form pictured in any other connection were absolutely minimal.
About ten days later I was still wondering how to explain to her who it had been and how to convey to her the huge significance of being visited by an incarnation of God from India. Then I received the news that she had died peacefully in the hospital, on October 2, 1983, without suffering, after a period of unconsciousness. So the other part of that "prayer" had thus also been answered.
Allegations concerning SSB and how his devotees tend to relate to them
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