Friday, May 22, 2009

Murder, Deception, Debauchery and Deciet - Part 1


 

The reader is urged to read these
two posts (each word a link) first if he has been deceived by the trick-miracles of the wretched thing.

Reports of murder, countless reports of homosexual abuse ( some even earlier than the 70s and the first English book on the issue being pubslished in the early 70s). financial deciet have surrounded Sb. Each time an allegation comes up it is quickly covered under teh carpet by powerplay of Sb's henchmen. There is also a propagandistic coverup on Sb related websites.

I'll just give an example - The American Consualte issued a travel warning to anyone visting Andhra Pradesh that Sb reportedly engages in "inappropriate sexual behavior" with young male devotees.  The embassy stated that "most of the reports indicate that the subjects of these approaches have been young male devotees, including a number of U.S. citizens." THe Sb websites quickly claimed that this warning was issued and was later removed. Sb devotees continue to believe that. While anyone can independently verify the warning was enver removed and continues to exist in the latest consular sheet. This is just one example of disinformation.

( below is largely taken from a well-sourced article in Wikipedia ):

Reports of homosexual abuse have surrounded the controversial Indian godman Sathya Sai Baba for at least 30 years.[1] According to the BBC, "The scale of the abuse has caused alarm around the world... Governments around the world are deeply concerned and are beginning to take action warning their citizens about Sai Baba." [1][2] The website of the American Embassy in Delhi, in what they confirm is a direct reference to Sai Baba, [1] warns Americans visiting Andhra Pradesh of a "local religious leader" who reportedly engages in "inappropriate sexual behaviour" with young male devotees. [1] The embassy states "most of the reports indicate that the subjects of these approaches have been young male devotees, including a number of U.S. citizens." [3]

The scale of the abuse has caused alarm around the world... Governments around the world are deeply concerned and are beginning to take action warning their citizens about Sai Baba.

— The British Broadcasting Corporation

Reports of homosexual abuse of children and young men by Sai Baba have persisted for over 30 years.[1] In 1970 a book titled "Avatar of the Night" published by a former devotee alleged homosexual abuse of young boys by the guru.[4]

[edit]Corroborative Reports

The testimonies of sexual abuse of young men were shown in TV documentaries, including "Seduced by Sai Baba" by Denmark's national television, and documentary film "Secret Swami" by BBC.

In 2004 the BBC aired the documentary titled "Secret Swami" in UK. The documentary covered the allegations and experiences of former devotees. The BBC team states that they discovered that there are a number of former devotees have turned away the from the godman stating he ruined their lives.[5] In the documentary, Alaya Rahm, who was brought up as a devotee by his parents, recounts his experience of being sexually abused by the swami: "I remember him saying, if you don't do what I say, your life will be filled with pain and suffering. And that’s a pretty heavy thing to hear being sixteen and God’s telling you do what I say or your life is going to be full of pain and suffering." In what the BBC states was as "an intimate and powerful" portrait, Alaya's family discusses how they became devotees and how they were betrayed. The documentary also touches upon the experience of Mark Roche. Roche, who first heard of the baba in nineteen sixty-nine and had devoted twenty-five years of his life to the movement, recounts his experience of suffering sexual abuse in the hands of the baba.[1] BBC states that "As the research developed it became clear that the film was about a crisis and ultimately a betrayal of faith. Genuine Sai Baba followers like the Rahm family have had their faith shattered in the most disturbing manner. The man they believed to be God was repeatedly sexually abusing their son. All over the world similar stories are emerging from former devotees. Governments around the world are deeply concerned and are beginning to take action warning their citizens about Sai Baba." According to a BBC reporter, so many western devotees have undergone genital oiling by Sai Baba that they have come to believe it is some religious ritual. Indian Writer Khushwant Singh reacts to this by saying that this genital oiling is not part of any Indian tradition and that there is no basis to the claim whatsoever. [1] [6] The documentary was also broadcast in Australia and by CBC Television, in Canada.[7]

The documentary "Seduced By Sai Baba", produced by Denmark's national television and radio broadcaster Danish radio was aired in DenmarkAustralia and Norway. The documentary carried interview in which former long-term devotees who recount experiencing sexual violations in the hands of the godman. The documentary also carried exposés of how the purported miracles are done by the godman.

Ex-devotees have contacted the FBI, Interpol, the Indian Supreme Court and a host of other agencies, hoping for help in their battle against the guru. A California man named Glen Meloy, who spent 26 years as a Sai devotee, is trying to organize a class-action lawsuit against Sai Organization leaders in America, modeled on the one recently launched against the Hare Krishnas. [2] His faith was shattered when he was shown excerpts from the diary of his close friend's 15-year-old son, detailing several incidents of molestation. The child of devotees, the boy had been raised to worship Sai Baba as God, and obliged when the master reportedly ordered his disciple to suck his penis. "You've got all these kids who are scared to death to do anything that will do disrespect to their parents, in a room with someone they believe to be the creator of the whole universe," said Meloy, his voice choked with fury. "This isn't just any child abuse; this is God himself claiming to do this."[2] According to The Times, a complaint was lodged with India's Central Bureau of Investigation on March 12, 2001 but there has been no apparent result.[7]

Hari Sampath, an Indian software professional now living in Chicago and a former volunteer in the ashram's security service, is petitioning India's Supreme Court to order the central government to investigate Sai Baba. His greatest concern is for Sai Baba's Indian victims, who generally have a much more difficult time speaking out than Westerners do. During his time at Prasanthi Nilayam, he said, many students at the ashram's college told him they were pressured to have sex with the guru. "I've spoken to 20 or 30 boys who have been abused, and that's just the tip of the iceberg. There are 14-year-old kids made to live in his room and made to think it's a blessing. In most cases, their parents have been followers for 20 years and are not going to believe them," Sampath said by phone from Chicago. "Westerners have little to lose by coming forward. The Indians have to go on living among Sai Baba devotees."[2] Sampath also wants the American government to intervene, on the grounds that "American citizens have been knowing about this abuse and taking American boys to Puttaparthi and feeding them to him."[2]

In 2000 UNESCO yanked its cosponsorship of an education conference in Puttaparthi, explaining that it was "deeply concerned about widely reported allegations of sexual abuse involving youths and children that have been leveled at the leader of the movement in question, Sathya Sai Baba."[2]

After Conny Larsson, a Swedish film star who once traveled the world speaking of Sai Baba's miracles, went public about his coerced sexual relations with the guru, the Sai Organization in Sweden was shut down, along with a Sai-affiliated school[1][2]. A cover story in the weekly magazine India Today reports that following a story in England's Daily Telegraph, "Labour MP Tony Colman raised the issue in Parliament. A former home office minister, Tom Sackville, also took up the matter, saying, 'The authorities have done little so far and that is regrettable.' There is a movement now to urge the British Government to issue warnings to people wanting to visit Baba's ashram." [1]

According to Michelle Goldberg, the fact that the Baba has high ranking Indian politicians as his supporters and the purported charity works associated with the baba help to explain why he has not been brought into a court of law in India. The Indian consulate website states that crime victims must file charges with the police. Goldberg notes that Sai Baba's charities have reportedly been plagued though by "rumors of chicanery and worse."[2]

In an article that was published in the India Today magazine in December 2000, it was stated that no complaints had been filed against Sathya Sai Baba by any alleged victim, in India. The magazine stated they are in possession of an affidavit signed by Jens Sethi (an ex-devotee) and reported that he filed a complaint with the police in Munich.[2][8]

According to The Times, "Suicides and suspicious deaths have long marred his [the godman's] reputation. A German man was found hanging from a rafter in Puttaparthi in the early 1980s. A father and daughter took fatal overdoses in Bangalore in 1999 after failing to get an audience with the guru."[7] In August 2001, The Times reported: "Michael Pender, a student, hoped that Sai Baba would be able to cure him of HIV. Like thousands of devotees from around the world, Mr Pender went on a pilgrimage to Sai Baba's ashram in Puttaparthi, southern India, expecting to find magic and divinity. Instead Mr Pender, known as "Mitch," was found dead after taking tablets in the lonely bedroom of a hostel for the homeless in Highbury, North London. He was 23." The article notes Kathleen Ord, who first told him of Sai Baba's teachings, has since destroyed her books and videos on the holy man, stating: "I blame myself in many ways because, if I hadn't introduced them, Mitch would probably be alive now. That's what he went to India for, thinking he'd find a cure...He tried to commit suicide in the ashram. He had overdosed on drugs more than once. He had some strange, very powerful experiences there. There was something sexual that was frightening." Her son, Keith, has given a detailed account of what Mr Pender said in his last weeks about meeting Sai Baba. The guru flattered the British student by describing him as "the reincarnation of St Michael." Mr Ord's evidence, posted on the Internet, states: "He told me that the very first private interview that he had with SB was a sexual encounter.".."After telling me of his experiences, Michael became quite depressed." On January 12, 1990, Mr Pender's body was found by the supervisor of his hostel. Traces of paracetamol and alcohol were found in his blood, but a pathologist found it impossible to determine if they were lethal doses. An open verdict was recorded at an inquest in St Pancras. [9]The Times article goes on to outline two more stories, one of which is about Andrew Richardson, a 33 year old British national. Richardson made a pilgrimage to Sai Baba's ashram, booking in for a week, but mysteriously leaving after only two days. On September 19, 1996, Mr Richardson travelled to Bangalore and hired a taxi at the railway station to one of the city's tallest buildings, the State Bank of Mysore. Mr Richardson flung banknotes and travellers' cheques in the air, ran into the bank and up the stairs to the eighth floor, where he smashed a window and leapt 84ft to the ground, killing himself. A suicide note was found saying he was in a deep depression: "I came to India in search of peace but could not find it." [9]

The Guardian and DNA note that a travel warning was issued by the US State Department about reports of "inappropriate sexual behavior by a prominent local religious leader", which officials confirm is a direct reference to Sai Baba.[10][11] The Guardian further expressed concerns over a contingent of 200 youths travelling to the Baba's ashram in order to gain their Duke of Edinburgh Awards[12]

"Sai Baba was my God -- who dares to refuse God? He was free to do whatever he wanted to do with me; he had my trust, my faith, my love and my friendship; he had me in totality," says Iranian-American former follower Said Khorramshahgol. What Sai Baba chose to do with him, Khorramshahgol says, was to repeatedly call him into private interviews and order him to drop his pants and massage his penis.[2]

The Daily Telegraph reported, in October 2000, of the allegations. The article touched upon the testimony of several ex-devotees and their children who shared their experience of sexual abuse by the baba. [13] Koert van der Velde, a reporter for Dutch newspaper Trouw, noted that Sathya Sai Baba apparently started forbidding his devotees to not look at the internet after the allegations arose.[14]

The Vancouver Sun notes that with "the sex scandal rapidly being unveiled on various Internet sites and in a few newspapers, Sai Baba has told his adherents, whose numbers range from 10 million to 50 million, depending on whom you talk to, not to sign on to the World Wide Web."[15]

The BBC states that "The scale of the abuse has caused alarm around the world. In Sweden a Sai Baba school closed down after disturbing revelations from a young boy."[1]


Reference

  1. a b c d e f g h i j The Secret Swami.
  2. a b c d e f g h i j Goldberg, Michelle Untouchable 25 July 2001
  3. ^ Consular Information Sheet - India, Released by the Bureau of Consular Affairs, on January 19, 2007, US Department of State
  4. ^ Michelle Goldberg,"Untouchable."
  5. ^ Secret Swami. BBC News
  6. ^ New Allegations Of Abuse Against Sai Baba by Payal Nair, Asian Voice, 26 June 2004: Available online
  7. a b c Suicide, sex and the guru, Dominic Kennedy, The Times (England), Aug. 27, 2001
  8. ^ India Today, "A God Accused", 4 December 2000 Available online
  9. a b Three die after putting faith in guru. The Times
  10. ^ Paul Lewis, The GuardianThe Indian living god, the paedophilia claims and the Duke of Edinburgh awards', November 4 2006, page 3, Available online '
  11. ^ Ginnie Mahajan/Brajesh Kumar, DNA World, A holy furore rages in BritainAvailable online
  12. ^ Brown, Mick (2000-10-28). "Divine Downfall". Daily Telegraph. Retrieved on 2007-12-16.
  13. ^ The Divine Downfall, The Telegraph, UK
  14. ^ Velde, Koert van der "The Downfall of a guru, Sai Baba" 6 September 2000 in the Dutch tabloid newspaper Trouw
  15. ^ The Vacouver Sun, 27 February 2001, Holy man? Sex abuser? Both?


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  2. the person your not believing... please dont believe.... but see what help he is doing to poor people what he is doing to socicity ... see below websites how this organisation is doing....

    Free treatment
    Free Education
    Spereading Shanti(peace),sathya(truth),shanti(non-violence)......

    Narayana seva - serving food to Narayana's ( beggers )

    ============================================
    See the URLs:
    http://www.sssmt.org.in/pages/index.asp
    http://www.sssmt.org.in/pages/stats.html
    http://www.sathyasai.org/ashrams/centraltrust.htm
    http://www.sathyasai.org/saiwater/content.htm
    http://us.sathyasai.org/resources/06aug10ServiceGuidelines.pdf
    ==============================================

    What I wanted to tell you is, for a moment take this organisation as positive and you will find what is this !!!!

    You will really wonder....!!!!

    Note: If you don't want to believe don't believe, but don't spread a bad word for such a big-truth-help full organisation.

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  3. see this: this is in my place.....(even no government could do it since years and years....)

    http://www.srisathyasai.org.in/Pages/Service_Projects/orissa.htm

    In my place most of the people are below poverty.... cyclone comes frequently... when it comes it takes houses,trees, food of all poor's... where they will go... how much government can serve them...????

    They needed permanent houses(they were staying mud houses)

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  5. We are in a world where all values and morality are lost, people just want money,money to buy Generic Cialis, they want what they cant have, while other people are dying because there are no food or no money for them.

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  6. have you not been writing anymore?
    this is scary stuff. why has this blog been active for just a year??
    the indian govt is doing nothing to investigate and take action! any new information about what is going on? rather dismal state of affairs.

    even that other dude, swami nityananda is back in action after his last years sex scandal. It isnt the sex thats the problem, i have no issues with sexual swamis, but pedophilia, violence, non consensual sex and faking celibacy are terrible crimes!

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  7. i totally believe in this article.....there could be no personal enmity against sb to malign his image....whatever happened is the true account of people who have suffered....finally "god" is dead, and, he will very soon be a distant memory to his own disciples....but i feel sorry for the people or the children who had to undergo such physical and emotional trauma, and live with it on a day to day basis....india will never learn form these so called godmen.....but i fail to understand how come so many westerners fall prey to their vicious ways

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  8. Finally this man was dead,who is called as a god to the many people. he is a mortal,but god is a immortality.
    india will never learn form these so called godmen.why can't he stand on his word that "i can live for 95 years".....

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  9. This bloody homo baba....he should gang-banged by 12 inches atleast from all possible ways n holes!!!! hahahaaa then we will see where his divine powers come from..hahahaaa SB= Ladyboy

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  10. There is no human being who is a God. This is a fact. We are all finite mortals. If they trusted this fellow claiming to be God then they are equally to be blamed along with this fellow who called himself Asathya Sai Baba. Sorry, no orchids for all those dead in these homosexual episodes, famous like Sai Baba or the anonymous nobodies.

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