Sathya Sai Baba’s Former Devotees. A Personal Note
Posted by Barry Pittard on April 6, 2009
A Personal Note
The Savage Attacking of the Vulnerable and Wounded
Former Devotee Working Relationship
List of Some Notable Former Devotees Who Have Honorably Spoken Out - Despite Attacks Upon Them
"Against a formidable instinct in human nature, most former devotees have, for not far short of two decades, refrained from striking back at those who have so massively vilified and defamed them".
"Even without traumatic psychological upheavals that attend sexual molestation, youth is typically (remember it?!) a time full of disruption, confusion and anguish. Internet attackers - e.g.,
Gerald Moreno - on the statements of those such as Alaya Rahm and many others show - have been deemed by complete third parties from law and the healing professions etc., to show acute lack of sensitivity to this framework".
"Renewed opprobrium falls upon it yet more so because of its acquiescence with the state of affairs that closely links Gerald Moreno with saibabaofindia.com. This is a highly active group little short of being official, but whose members include those close to Sathya Sai Baba".
(Moreno's) "are not the words that befit any of the great spiritual or ethical paths, and are directly counter the teachings of his own idol, Sathya Sai Baba and other famous spiritual teachers whom Moreno has referenced - Sri Ramana Maharshi, Mata Amritanandamayi, etc. Brian Steel has written:
With such powerful links to devotees and others through the unofficial promotional SSB network and further boosted by his tireless Search Engine Optimization activities, Moreno has engineered, for the moment, a high Internet profile to project his own “smear campaign” with its egregious deceit and dishonesty – and smokescreens. "
"A quick test case is to Google Gerald Moreno's name, and immediately you will note the countless usages of words that are: defamatory, libelous, disparaging, vituperative, aggressive, strident, malicious, strong-arming, and so on. A more recent addition has been Moreno’s repeated ageism".