Sexual Abuse. Ignoring The Warning ‘Flags’


April 23rd, 2007 by Barry Pittard

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These accounts - which are among some dozen ‘warning flags’ that I ignored during my twenty-five years as a deeply committed follower of Sai Baba - came from: Joseph (U.S.A.) in 1979; from Donna (U.S.A.), perhaps in the same year; from Connie R, a neighbour of mine (Australia), in 1981; and an Australian woman who, troubled by what she had heard around Puttaparthi, came to me in anguish in 1982 at Sai Baba’s ashram there. It is these days very easy for me to understand the psychology of in-denialness which leads an individual to dismiss accounts antithetical to the guru whom one so loves and respects".

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