Sathya Sai Organisation:
About The Sathya Sai
Organisation: This is a
spiritual organisation which believes its leader is a
divine incarnation of the Hindu Gods of Rama, Krishna,
etc. As a divine incarnation, its leader believes the
purpose of human life is to worship God - i.e. himself.
There are many books depicting the story of this leader,
which refer to the many supposed miracles of this divine
incarnation of God.
When this organisation
communicates with secular authorities it promotes itself
as a service organisation, and hides by omission the
fact that its followers worship their leader as the
Ultimate God of All. It points to the many charitable
projects it has undertaken. Although the organisation
collects many millions, some say billions, from its
followers no detailed account is given of this
expenditure or investment to the many people who donate.
The organisation claims upwards
of 60 million followers in its groups and centres but
simple mathematics makes clear this is a gross
overstatement of the truth. This overstatement is simply
to make it appear as if the Organisation is vast and
growing daily. After all so many people could not be
This writer holds to the view
that this organisation is a dangerous mind control cult,
purveyors of spiritual deception of the highest order.
Not only this, but this organisation seeks to hide from
public view the severe allegations against its leader
which any sane person would demand be independently
investigated. The following are some of my thoughts on
The Making of a Follower:
While reading books about the
organisation's leader a person may find that certain
signs are given to them substantiating the 'truth' of
the writing. The leader, having occult power will
contact the person within a dream giving blessing, or
confirming godhead, masterhood, or divinity. Or there
might be a thought in the person's head wondering if its
true about these miracles, and if God is indeed walking
the earth. After all if God can create the heavens and
the earth, he can create a little body to walk around
in. While thinking these thoughts a butterfly might land
on the leaders picture on the cover of a book he is
reading, - a confirming sign.So by degrees, by influence
of the Organisation members and their testimony, the
vast literature, and the occult contact through dream,
vision, and synchronistic sign, the follower is drawn
deeper into the cult.
As the person dives deeper into their 'Ocean of light' a
few things become clear Sathya Sai (Or Sai Baba) teaches
that all names, and all forms of God are welcome to be
worshipped on your altars. He (Sai Baba) is but one
representation of the divine on earth. So whatever form
you wish to worship, continue to do so - there is no
need to change your allegiance.
Comment: In practice, almost
without exception in the centres and groups the members
find it almost impossible to maintain this universal
approach to the divine. They think to themselves - why
worship Krishna, or Jesus, or Allah, when we have the
ultimate god walking on earth with us. No let me change
to the form and name of Sai - this is the one i will
worship. The images and statues of the other forms of
god get squeezed aside to be displaced by the many faces
For myself I assumed that the
True God would protect me from any mischievous
intermediary. A serious mistake.
Comment: Although I prayed for
the true god to reveal to me his true nature, and I
prayed that no lesser being may interpose itself between
him and me, I was still deceived. Initial contact was
through dream and vision. The dreams involved friendship
with a numinous being who appeared capable of discerning
my innermost thoughts and feelings. After such contact
which left me feeling joyful for weeks I yearned for
more of the same - and a chance to get closer to my new
We are all trapped in a karmic
cycle of death and rebirth - endlessly, unless we
worship and surrender our wills to God.
Comment: This is one of the
beliefs I adopted without critical analysis. Yes we may
have compelling past life 'experience' which leads us to
the 'karma' conclusion. But my dreams and memories had
been interfered with and my beliefs shaped. So I
recommend caution before accepting this doctrine.
The only way out of this cycle is
attainment of 'God Realisation' which means merging with
God, the 'totality', or some similar notion.
Comment: The method given of
'merging with god' is that of repeating the 'holy name'
which just happens to be Sai Baba's name. A study of the
Patanjali sutras reveals that you will merge with
whatever object you concentrate your awareness on.
However the one who is worshiped becomes the guide, and
henceforth the controller, by virtue of blind adherence
to guidance. (Note further that the universal mantra -
the Gayatri - was substituted by further mantras
extolling Sai Baba as GOD in the 'Sai Gayatris'; a
further distortion of truth, and a strengthening of the
Although it is possible according
to scripture to achieve 'liberation' in a number of ways
- devotion is held forth as the easiest way in this Kali
Yuga, the Age of Ignorance.
Comment: In my view the first
step toward 'liberation' is to abandon blind belief in
favour of critical analysis. Do not trust your feelings
- they can be manipulated. Instead hold to intuition,
and rational thought - the answer to the puzzle is not
within the square - we have to think outside the square
to begin to understand what is happening.
Single pointed devotion using the
leader's name as a mantra is a sure method of merging
Comment: Devotion to a name and a
form leads to possession by that entity. One of the
writings in the Nag Hammadi Library says something to
the effect that - 'There was a war in heaven, and a
third of the host of heaven was cast into the earth, and
mankind worshipped these demons as Gods - even up to the
very elite.' Although there is no substantiation in fact
for this idea it rings a cautionary note in my mind,
especially after my experiences in this cult.
Seeking absolute guidance from
'god' in all matters great and small is necessary to
attain his grace.
Comment: Followers were told to
concentrate on their question intently then wait for a
response from Sai Baba within twenty minutes. If you did
not get your answer you have been a sinful person who
needs to do penance, pray harder, and sing songs of
devotion more fervently until the answer comes, by his
grace. But why twenty minutes? It does not ring true
Those who do not bend their knee
to this 'God' are assured of an uncertain length
of time on the karmic wheel of recompense and
retribution. As 'God' is omniscient with relation to
past present and future it is better to follow his
command for the most beneficial outcome.
Comment: After the honeymoon
period the false god becomes more demanding. In my case
various reminders that only extreme penance will save me
from the torments of hell. Here we have intimidation
forcing adherence to his will.
God is omnipresent - pervading
all things / being all things. No thing moves without
Comment: The deception rests in
accepting this as true when the will of the impostor is
taken as one own will. Do you listen to the little
voices in your head and do what they say? Or do you test
the spirits and tell those voices which offend your
wisdom to take a walk?
Mergence with him is only
attained through surrendering your will to the supreme
will. Your thought becomes his thought. Your actions
become part of his 'divine play'. This is achieved
through songs of devotion extolling his glory:
Words to effect of:
Lord see through my eyes
Lord hear through my ears
Lord let me be an instrument for you
Sai Baba I love you
Love and adore you
Sleeping or waking
rain or sunshine etc. etc.
You are encouraged to sing these
songs or repeat the holy mantra endlessly, and to the
exclusion of all other thought.
Comment: Over time the capacity
for rational and critical thought diminishes - In my
case ity took about three months for me to regain my
rational capacities after abandoning the mantras and the
Once the spirit of the divine
leader has been 'invited in' to the follower's body, to
merge with him, a subtle transformation takes place in
his being. The power of ones belief makes this possible.
The god becomes superimposed over you - you are now part
of its totality
Comment: Being possessed you
become an extension of him. After all, didn't he say:
"Expansion is my life"?
You are asked to see the swami
residing in everyone's heart
Comment: You are being used as a
bridge for him to contact others.
His energy pours forth from you
Comment: Some of those who leave
become aware of the particular 'Baba' energy which
emanates from his followers. It is a low vibration and
swamps all those in its radius. His influence spreads as
other people are affected by your energy and your
visualisation of him in their hearts. And so the cult of
the god man spreads...
Written by an Ex-follower who
wishes to remain anonymous.