Date: 06-25-02

By: Robert Priddy

Document date: 04-29-02


Website: http://www.saibaba-x.org.uk/

One’s good works - however great they may or may not be - can prove simply nothing about grave crimes of which one stands accused. It is best to clear one’s name in frank and open investigation, at least - if innocent! SB’s attempts to avoid real scrutiny have long since been built into his teachings. One oft-quoted example of this are his words, "Examine yourself and leave me to myself" and many huge claims of the kind: "My truth is inexplicable, unfathomable. I am beyond the reach of the most intensive inquiry, the most meticulous measurement. There is nothing I do not see... " (J. Hislop in "My Baba and I" (p. 131) pub. San Diego 1985.)

Further to help avert attention from himself, SB holds out rewards to those who have implicit faith in all he says and does, but only in an invisible world of unknown and unknowable future imaginings. In this way, he has long been able to ward off examination by his followers of what he is and does here and now! He claims that his life is his message, and we are able to examine that, at any rate!

The requirement to follow a nation’s laws is on of the 10 points listed in the Sathya Sai Organisation’s Charter to which all members must agree and follow. Why does SB avoid this at all costs? Is not the answer transparently clear?

SB claims that he acts only for his devotees’ sake?  So why can’t he do this in submitting to investigations and clearing up all possible doubts? The most obvious answer is that he wanted to protect himself from what would have come to light. Why did he run off when his two attendants were being stabbed to death? Why did he not intervene when those responsible were executed one by one in cold blood on his younger brother’s intervention? Is all this a way to re-establish eternal values (Santhana dharma)? No, it simply dishonours India's spiritual values. 

The whole construction of a ‘spiritual dispensation’ built on the sands of sexual abuse and involvement in allowing cold-blooded executions rests upon sand and will most certainly topple over like a tower struck by lightning in the glare of any future world opinion.