I thought I'd let you know, in Feb this year I spent 12
days at the Puttaparthi Ashram, and watched SB closely as I could during
darshan, he produced vibhuti on average 3 or 4 times a darshan, sometimes following
open hand 'upliftment ' gestures, he takes so many letters with his hands also, I
don't I think it is possible to hide vibhuti pellets between his fingers, in fact certain,
only possible to be a fraud if he has co-conspirators in the darshan crowd, then it
would be very difficult to maneuver the pellets around with no one seeing.
One day I was sitting on front row and he stopped
right in front of me, and took letters from people behind, then he started circling his
hand, it was open and flat,palm down, I was sitting underneath and looked to see what I
could see, from a distance of about 1 foot, couldn't be positioned better to see and it
was an empty hand, and suddenly he had vibhuti between his fingers and thumb !
I'm totally convinced this is not a fraud.
The reply from saiguru.net:
Thank you for your openness and sincerity.
As you will be able to see, all of us involved in exposing the situation are coming from
the ranks of years of devotion and total belief in the divinity of Sathya Sai Baba. Some
were close to him, were officers in his organization, taught in his schools, traveled
giving conferences and speaking of his wonders, wrote books, and dedicated years of
service and worship to the one they thought to be a divine incarnation, the Avatar of our
era who literally was here to save the world.
If you read the postings in saiguru.net and
exbaba.com, plus the now voluminous writings of Robert Priddy and Brian Steel in their
respective websites that can be reached through saiguru.net and exbaba.com, you will be
able to appreciate that this is not just an attack on Sai Baba, but a very serious and
well founded exposure of disenchantment. Hearing from children, young men and
adolescents and their parents who went through an unimaginable traumatic experience that
has taken them years to overcome, even through professional assistance, is another factor
that has prompted this endeavor.
All I can personally say to you, and to
anyone who is falling into the same trap others have, is to really do a proper search, not
only through the documents that are posted but deeply inside analyzing through prayer and
contemplation if the God, the One, the Absolute whose abode we can feel internally as well
as externally would manifest Himself in the manner that Sathya Sai Baba does, as
mysterious as His ways may be. You will not be profaning Him in any way if you choose the
image of SB to adore Him, it matters not what object you use if your love and devotion are
real. The danger comes in another manner and that is when you realize the falsity in what
you have been basing your life upon, which could lead to, as it has in many cases, a total
disenchantment with the all permeating living God which could very well impede your
spiritual development and advancement in this lifetime.