Letter from Barry
Pittard to David and Ann Jevons
Topic: To David and Ann Jevons, Ramala
Barry Pittard, Australia, March 11, 2003
Sent to: www.exbaba.com
David and Ann,
heard about the work of your Ramala Centre, and that it is a very important and
influential place for a great many.
think we never met when I lived in the UK for a year and a half. This was in 1976-1978,
although I feel sure that your Centre was not on the map way back then. No doubt we
will have had good friends in common. I say had, advisedly, because issues I speak of have
driven people apart most appallingly.
some stage, I heard that you, David, were a man of truth.
brushed aside, I shall be frank to say that I think I recall that Ann may, on the
allegation issue, have been sharp with a very dear, courageous and
immensely dharmic former devotee friend of mine. (Any way, we all have our moments!).
Perhaps my recollection has got mixed up, because the issue arose over two years ago. I
can't check the email I have in mind, because it was lost in a computer crash, and also my
friend is getting on with other aspects of his life and I shan't bother him.
trust, however, that you will realise that it is a place of very great love that many
former devotees come out of. These include those who have had the very greatest
experiences which would seem to posit the divine at work within the Sai
position is that even if God were to come and I had utterly compelling evidence from right
round the world that He had committed the most terrible crimes, whatever the immensity of
other good that He had done, then I would have, in absolute conscience, and in utter
compassion for the victims, to do my duty as a self-respecting, law-respecting citizen.
I have set myself the task of presenting the facts as I see them to the wider world. Many
other former devotees, from many educational and cultural backgrounds, have done the same
thing. Do not think, in the least, that we are nits.
below my Open Letter to A.B. Vajpayee. Although it makes some leading points, it comes
nowhere near relating the sheer overwhelming evidence that I possess of a very dark side
to Sathya Sai Baba - no matter the extraordinary and contradictory other side. (Indeed, in
supraphenomena that manifests in both the Puttaparthi form and in
what occurs far beyond his form but related to the form's presence on the
planet). I trust that you will read it, and do what no person I know of who continues as a
Sai devotee has yet done - this is, to fearlessly face the truthfulness of what the Open
Letter says. It is no use going on about 'abhaya,' etc., when we do not practice it with
every shred of our being, as indeed needs to be the case with those 'pillars'
referred to on the lotus petals of Sarva Dharma chakra, and forever being uttered every
Sai devotee, who is meant to uphold these precepts.
trust that, even if we are on different sides of the devotee/former devotee 'divide,' you
will be prepared to look at this issue fearlessly, and not be lost - as so many devotees
are - in defensiveness and in psychological denial. Somewhere, some of you who
remain devotees, will have to consult your sense of responsibility for an awesome
fact: these young males and their families are not lying or hallucinating. These
other shocking allegations beside the ones of homo-pedophilia are not frivolous, either.
These former devotees are not slanderers.
trust that you, David and Ann, will express the vaunted Sai qualities so absent
in this matter in so many Sai devotees, who in other respects are such fine people.
respect and love,