Why Have Ex-Devotees Not Landed Sathya Sai Baba In Jail?


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Why Have Ex-Devotees Not Landed Sathya Sai Baba In Jail?

Posted by Barry Pittard on July 31, 2010


This article responds to an articulate questioner who, enquiry establishes, is distinctly partial to Sathya Sai Baba.


(Barry Pittard writes to the enquirer) "You speak of “the perception”, and, as you say, perceptions can be misleading. To name but one perception extant among many Sathya Sai devotees (the one you choose to mention), the notion about “disgruntled ex-devotees” etc.,  embodies an assumption that does acute injustice to many of those who have left Sathya Sai Baba. There is a strikingly pluralistic character to the ranks of those who have left. The apostates come from many socio-economic and cultural backgrounds".

.... "we have not, often after decades of deep, committed and sustained devotion, and considerable amounts of service and close collegiality, become “demons”, “Judases”, “disgruntled”, and so forth, in some perverse, overnight 'miracle'".

"Is it, by the way, possible that you, or those whose perceptions you cite, have a notion that prosecuting and litigating in regard of many kinds of grave injustice have a clear trajectory even in advanced democracies?"