"My reply to Ms Drucker's first email to me
Barry Pittard Replies To Sathya Sai Center Rape Survivor’s
Note To Him
Barry Pittard on February 8, 2010
I wrote back to her, with no reply, so I posted the above
article. Having now seen the latter, she emailed just
yesterday to say: 'I did
not see your e-mail to me, so it must have gotten into my
spam folder'. Her reply is scarcely a reply at all.
Although her website states that she “has truth, will
travel” and that she is happy to discuss and debate issues,
she avoids responding to the issues I raised.
Why will she not properly discuss or debate?"
"Jaani Drucker extends such a notion in
public discourse and across her website. It appears plain
that Jaani Drucker is deliberately side-stepping points I
put to her. Like so many well-informed Sai devotes, she
entirely skirts issues but
does not deny
that he has long engaged in the actions that the rest of the
world calls sexual abuse".
"This is not what responsible parents will want their
young to hear. It is not what mental health professionals
think, aware as they are of how belief systems can be
hazardously used to put survivors of abuse into states of
"Moreover, it strikes me that Jaani Drucker herself makes a
very big assumption. Namely, that she has reached that high
plateau of non-dualistic self-realization (in ancient Indian
reckoning, that of
advaita), which classic eastern spiritual
texts say very few beings achieve (e.g., the Bhagavad Gita)".