On Leaving A Powerful Global Cult. Sathya Sai Baba Example (Part 2)


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Posted by Barry Pittard on January 26, 2010

On Leaving A Powerful Global Cult. Sathya Sai Baba Example (Part 2)


"I also had contact with those whose names and circumstances must not be discussed except with their written permission (including updated advice on any former undertakings that were positive towards proper court of dealings with best-practice media or government organizations or any other notable institutions). These include those who have taught or studied at Sathya Sai Baba education institutions. The situation of Indian witnesses was particularly acute. The joint family is a profound factor in Indian national life, and many of them had family closely connected with Sathya Sai Baba and his organization over the years. Some family members live in the Puttaparthi ashram and depend on Sathya Sai Baba’s largesse".

"I spoke to many who, in various countries, had been prominent leaders of the Sathya Sai Organization in various countries. As a result of their own investigations, they had resigned on a matter of principle. Many others left the organization quietly, without formal resignation. Many leave-takers do not want their names brought forward".

"Why would those who have been its dedicated and respected members for decades, in some cases prominent leaders, not show the same integrity in investigating the terrible accounts as they have so long shown in their Sathya Sai Organization roles – and, what is more, in their professions and wider communities? See my article Global Sathya Sai Cult White-ants Itself "