From: Joe (Thur, 11 Aug 2005)
Subject: About Sathya Sai Baba
To: Sam Dalal
Dear Mr. Sam Dalal,
I have a question regarding the page located at:
In this article, it claims that you got a serial number from a seiko watch executive and traced it to a distributor near Puttaparthi.
I was wondering if this article is correct?
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From: Sam Dalal
Subject: Re: About Sathya Sai Baba
I read the article you mention a couple of years ago, and several others of a similar nature German translations etc.) on the net, and am as surprised as the next guy at the way myths propagate on the Internet. It’s amusing to hear stories about yourself you never knew, but what can you do?
The fact is that I was an active rationalist years ago, (I still am, but don’t believe in exposures, because I think they give unnecessary publicity, and for those that believe, no proof is enough). Some 25 years ago, I had written a letter to a magic magazine, and also a few rants about god men in a magazine I ran. The letter was published in a book by James Randi, - an expose of Uri Geller.
Somewhere- someone picked up the name, and added the myth, and it floats around. Its easier to build them around an unknown name in a far off land.
You can’t kill myths, any more than you can blind belief. You seem like a guy who likes to check his facts, so you deserve the truth :-)
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