The answer from Hans de Kraker


Sent: Monday, March 05, 2001 9:41 AM

Subject: RE: Important 

Dear Student,

I have spent 5 years travelling to Sathya Sai Baba of Puttaparthi and have had many private audiences. In one of the last of those audiences I was personally approached by Sai Baba himself and asked to gratify him orally.

This is not a hear say.These experiences were mine and very real. I understand that accepting this is not convenient and if I would have been in your shoes (not having gone through the experience myself) I could have reacted the same with the difference that I would not have engaged in denigrating other fellow human beings for not subsrcibing to my point of view. Not long ago I went into business with a friend whom I new since long and who continues to be a Sai Baba devotee. I know that Sai Baba is the avatar for him, he knows that Sai Baba for me is a Guru who has lost his crown, fallen from Grace and a pedophile. This however does not interfere with our relationship because we all have our views on the world and life and they should be respected. Not doing so(respecting anothers difference) has been causing wars across the globe for thousands of years

I have no shame you say which is OK, that is your intrinsical opinion. However I could not possibly live myself and die of shame if I were not to make people aware that Sathya Sai Baba of Puttaparthi entertains himself with young men for his own sexual pursuit. Have you ever spoken to a young man of the age of 15 who was sexually abused for 4years in a row? Is it right to keep quiet for the sake of one's own insecurities and so perceived "spiritual pursuit". Do we need to sacrify young men to God so that we may be showered with "so perceived bliss"? I believe that Yagna's are OK to a certain extend but sacrifying human dignity for my "so perceived spirituality"?

I know where you may be, I have kept quiet about what happened to me and others for years, but please for the sake of the humanity, do not engage in spuwing vile and denigrating those that you "once considered fellow devotees".

Remember that there still is the Brotherhood of Man and the Fatherhood of God, that does not come or go with the liking of devotees or ex-devotees nor anonymus students, exemplary guru's or criminals.

Many others including myself, have lodged official complaints with the authorities in your country as well as in their host country.

Dictating and dictatorship will ultimately cause ruin, even in "spirituality".


Your Brother


Hans de Kraker