Australia Says ‘Sorry’. A Lesson For Sai Baba And Followers


Date: 02-17-08

By: Ex Baba admin

At see Barry Pittard's article:

Australia Says ‘Sorry’. A Lesson For Sai Baba And Followers


A Genuine ‘Sorry’ Begets A Genuine ‘Thank You’, and Preludes Healing
The Sathya Sai Organization Needs to Learn to ‘Say Sorry’
A History Denied Maintains The Wounds Into The Future

Note: Links are given to video footage of Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd's fine speech, and Barry Pittard's article: Truth Commission Model May Assist Sai Baba Devotees


"A great day occurred in Australia on Wednesday 13, 2008, which the global Sathya Sai Organization may do well to note. There is a strong lesson about admitting mistakes of the past, and responding with heart to the sorrow that one’s actions or one’s group’s actions have caused. The rest of the Australian nation via its Federal Parliament said a vastly overdue 'Sorry' to the first Australians, her indigenous people, for the tragic way in which their families were uprooted down many generations".

"The message to the 2004 Sai National Conference conference by Garth Wynne, the Principal of one of Australia’s leading private schools, Christ Church Grammar School Perth (who acted in handling the Sai Baba matter on behalf of the then Anglican Archbishop of Australia, Dr Peter Carnley) was this - as he himself told me: The accusations against your founder have kept on coming year after year. It puts an institution like ours, as well as your own organization, in a difficult position if you do not follow the appropriate procedures of investigation and accountability