Date: 09-14-02

By: Robert Priddy

Website: Sathya Sai Baba - Extensive Information and Viewpoints

In the film 'LA HISTORIA DE SAI BABA (Part I)' by the Argentinean broadcasting company, Zona de Investigacion, the leader of the South American Sai Organisation, Leonard Gutter demonstrated his inaccuracy as regards facts about Sai Baba, for he stated:

1. Of Sai Baba "he even took a person out of the morgue of a hospital 12 hours after he had died."
This has been definitively proven not to be the case by the researches of Prof. Erlendur Haraldsson of Iceland, who investigated thoroughly and interviewed all the doctors involved. All denied that the patient, Mr. Walter Cowan, had died or that any death certificate (as claimed( had ever been issued. What Mr. Gutter believes on the basis of hearsay is refuted by the facts and also by the testimony of another devotee, a young man known to me too, as reported on the web by Sharon Purcell, who was there with the Cowans throughout that period.

2. Of Sai Baba: "he says he is going to live to be 96 and that he will reincarnate 8 years later". This is in contradiction to Sai Baba's own statements in two discourses, where he clearly predicts he will die at the age of 94.

3. "The owner of the Hard Rock Café, Isaac Tigrett, sold his corporation and said to Baba that he wanted to give him the money. Sai Baba told him to keep half and if he wanted to, he could donate the other half to build a hospital."
This is incorrect. Isaac Tigrett had reportedly placed money aside in a fund over a long period of time, intending to donate it to Sai Baba. It was from this fund that the hospital and its equipment were financed, not from the sale of the Hard Rock Cafe chain. Tigrett reinvested his money in other projects, such as 'The House of Blues', from which he was eventually forced out, and a failed Internet site for alternative spirituality.