Sathya Sai Baba, in order to invite and attract people from all over into his abode of atrocities, said -
Come. Examine. Experience. Have faith.
People came. People Examined. People Experienced but lost even the little faith they had not only in him but in themselves as well!!
Such was the mighty effect of Sai Baba’s bullying!!
Only those who dared to think will ever know his true reality.
Several men and women, who understood his reality, ended their lives most tragically or went insane.
This was due to the stark contrast between the reality they evidenced and the expectations set in their mind, having been introduced to him by other family members or friends as he being the Godhead and the embodiment of Truth and Dharma.
Ending one’s life because of the existence of a rogue and tormentor served no purpose since rogues and scoundrels exist and will continue to do so. Sathya Sai Baba not only survived but also flourished as a free man until his death even after the 1993 murders at his ashram that were preordered by himself.
It is only knowledge of the reality that liberates the masses from the clutches of these parasites of society. Sathya Sai Baba was one such parasite, who lived off of people, preying and feeding on them but pretending to do something for them through his so-called free institutions.
Understanding some of these realities Vis a Vis his claims and contradictions around them becomes important.
Perhaps the most despicable quality of Sathya Sai Baba was his double face in each and every aspect of his interactions and transactions with those who came to him “imagining” that all he said about himself and his intentions were true.
Life is ephemeral, do not run after wealth and success which are material pursuits (I will do that)
The duplicity in this statement is easily understood from his hoarding of USD 9 billion accumulated in one life time by swindling from the people. He died with his inner chambers full of cash, gold and other material possessions symbolizing the opulent life he led
A renunciate for the world, but in reality a megalomaniac, hungry for power and wealth.
Sathya Sai Baba had a deep desire to succeed and shine in the world stage, no matter the method and at all costs.
His megalomaniacal approach in all endeavors was a symbol of this desire – “I have one life to rule the world, let me do it”
The good works were a façade and the Golden Age was a floating hope for those with an altruistic bent.
It is this desire for success that was the motivation for him to rub shoulders with the rich and the famous, while there were the beggars, differently abled and several others lined up outside his own Abode of Peace.
His view was that sufferings and problems exist and will continue to exist for all time to come. None can solve this problem. The window of opportunity is the life one has, and it is best utilized as per the existing context. If at a given point of time, it made sense to rub shoulders with a specific person, he would do so.
He always took the buttered side of the bread and the shortest path to instant success and world fame.
Sathya Sai Baba never accepted failure publicly, although his entire life was essentially a big failure, not having accomplished anything through righteous action. He never spoke about his failed projects, about the people who left him in droves, about the various untoward incidents and atrocities he caused on those who were devoted to him. He covered these up, by saying people lacked faith or had unfulfilled desires and hence turned against him.
Properties are not “proper” ties
Sathya Sai Baba taught philosophy and encouraged people to give up possession. He told them properties were not proper ties. People did not question or realize “to whom” their possessions were being given up for.
If one visits his abode of supreme “proper’ties”, everywhere one can see the notice board “This property belongs to Sri Sathya Sai Central Trust”
Sathya Sai Baba ensured a rape of the land and territory where he grew up as also the people.
His own possessive attitude can also be seen in his statement “Our (Sathya Sai) institutions will keep growing and will continue as long as the Sun and Moon shine in the sky”
It can be seen that he was all along committed to growing his organization at the cost of the lives and possessions of his devotees. If one asked him where from he obtained one thing or another, he responded saying my devotees gave them as a token of their love.
You are not the body (I am also not the body, but my body is more important than other bodies)
While most tormentors put others to tremendous sufferings for the purpose of establishing their dominance over individuals, Sathya Sai Baba did the same and also attached a philosophical reason to in order to prevent the afflicted from running away.
He told his followers to “Bear All and Say Nothing” and problems and sufferings should be welcomed in one’s life since they taught people humility.
He also preached that they were not the body and urged them to rise above body consciousness.
He preached that atrocities were good for them. He caused untold sufferings, raped, mutilated and murdered people for this very reason – that they were not the body but the universal spirit.
In his hypocritical discourses, he invited people to cut his body to pieces and that it would not affect him since he was beyond the body.
However NOT ONCE did he come forward for this “theory” to be turned into action.
Better still, he had security guards around his “I am not the body” all the time he stepped out of his chambers.
He lived in constant fear for his “I am not the body” and mentioned that his mother was worried that someone would poison him or kill his body.
It is also to be noted that he took very good care of his body from time to time and age to age. He stopped walking around the moment he fractured his hip and began seeking helpers to push him around. Again worried about the security for his “I am not the body”, he began moving around in imported cars even for a short distance. Flights, Choppers e.t.c. all at his disposal only for his “I am not the body”
Speak the Truth always (However, I will lie in order to establish myself)
Sathya Sai Baba accomplished several things by lies and untruth. For those who could not understand why he did so, he told them not to comprehend him. Those who did realize left him immediately.
Even when people left him, he lied to others regarding the reasons why people started to leave. He painted them as demons and wicked people or as men of loose character whom he had decided to get rid of anyway.
What’s more? He called even the ones that served him for years as demons he had captured and retained around him, lest they go out into the world and cause trouble!!
He was a liar of the first order and never hesitated even once to act in untruthful ways. His main objective was accomplishment.
Practice Dharma or Righteousness (However, I can do whatever I wish, I am beyond good and bad)
When people realized his double personality and all of the unrighteous action he employed to accomplish tasks, he told them that he was a king and a king was beyond all laws and could do whatever he wished.
Help ever, Hurt Never
This was his message to the people for them to follow.
However, he practiced the dictum Help Never unless it is attributed to me, Hurt Ever and at all costs in order to accomplish
Towards the end of his life, he said “People still think I am a normal human being despite all my achievements”
Little did he realize that greatness and Godhood did not lie in accomplishment or in achieving one thing or another but instead in doing what one says and saying what one does and adhering to principles and values at all costs and without reasoning. People imagined him as the embodiment of all perfection and when they saw through his true nature, their worlds came crashing.
Unconditional love – Love All, Serve All
His unconditional love came with just 1 condition – serve me. Hence his so called love was based on an ulterior motive to get service done for free. People failed to understand this simple ploy since they were clouded by ignorance and their own emotions and imaginations of Sathya Sai Baba as their Lord and master. He had the least concern for real problems that the humanity at large suffered.
When one asked him if the Yagnas and rituals being performed were for famine and the ills of the world, he responded saying “what is this famine? It comes and goes, the rituals are meant for me the Veda Purusha, the one who is permanent”
In “Put Apart the I”, there lay men, women, boys and girls, afflicted with fluorosis and crawling on the streets like vegetables. Now these were the real problems that Lord Sathya Sai Baba could have made a difference through his magic tricks. All such problems he could not solve were categorized as being people’s karma and that the Lord was watching and allowed them to suffer. Such was unconditional love.
Jagath is false/maya
In this foolish teaching of the “pursuit” of permanence, Sathya Sai Baba forgot altogether that people lost their existential self, existence itself being the one that is permanent. One comes into existence to exist and live, not to die and think about an abstract concept of permanence beyond life and death.
This indifferent attitude to life is the curse of a faith based society. In countries where there is an approach to living life and living it well, there is at the very least an effort to solve problems at whatever level possible.
In India, dogs are left on the street to die. These very dogs are trained as helper or assistance dogs to assist the differently abled people in many countries. This is life!! This is the will to live. Not die or leaving one to his own fate.
This cavalier attitude is also reflected in the way one leads his life and the mannerisms associated. The visitors to the ashram, who spat anywhere and everywhere inside the ashram premises, also possessed the highest of philosophies – how did it matter where one spat? Everywhere is one thing – the same earth- Sarvam Mrinmayam. A beggar is also the highest philosopher – how does it matter if one begged or worked, if life itself is ephemeral?
Bodies, lives, famine, disease, human problems, feelings, values, relationships were all meaningless unless of course if he were directly also afflicted by these. The sacrifices of the parents for their children, the concern one individual had for another – all these were mere attachments.
Having positioned himself beyond all these, while at the same time also playing by these very natures of the individuals was what made him a hypocrite.
He only provided lip service as part of his preaching – such as human life is precious e.t.c. Did he really feel and act in a manner in line with this preaching? He put ALL of those who served him through untold suffering and for years until they realized they were being used and left him.
If a couple were to be happy in each other’s company, Sathya Sai Baba was one who had big problems with that – oh, this body loves the other body, forgetting that which is permanent!!
In her books, Phyllis Krystal parrots the same non-sensical philosophy showing even diagrammatically that couples need to be connected to each other through a Hi-C or a higher consciousness which she identified as Sathya Sai Baba himself. In each and every word and action, Sathya Sai Baba targeted the programming of individuals in this manner. “Hello” and “Thank You” were modified as “Sai Ram”
The ashram staff continued their natures (arrogant and haughty) but prefixed or suffixed everything they said with “Sai Ram”
Such was the transformation of the “inner”net that Sathya Sai Baba brought about.
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