Sai Slurs

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Part Nine


Posted: Sunday, September 21, 2003

Author: Barry Pittard


If it were simply a few nutters here and there who cast slurs upon the standing of thousands of former Sathya Sai Baba devotees, such nastiness could well be overlooked. However, the attacks on the repute of men and women who have spent a whole lifetime in establishing themselves in their professions, trades and wider communities as citizens of integrity come from many Sathya Sai Baba top leaders, such as Indulal Shah, Michael Goldstein, Thorbj÷rn Meyer, Steen Piculell, Ashok Bhagani, T. Ramanathan, Jagadeeshan, Leonardo Gutter, J°rgen Trygved, Al Drucker, and so on. These shameless men know that former devotees are not foolish, easily guiled people. Many leaders  know themselves to have covered up cases of Sathya Sai Baba's victims or their families who have come to them in great distress, when these disgraceful misleaders have refused all duty-of-care and compassion. 

It is high time that we heard about Sai Slurs, because too often have we heard about Sai light, Sai love, Sai brothers, Sai sisters - Sai this, Sai that. Let not Sai Slurs be permitted to go unchallenged. We do not have to force ourselves to dwell in some unreal state of imperviousness to slurs. Forgiveness is an inner process; it is the inner debt that we owe to our own peace of mind; and not to be confused with our outward duty as citizens in our communities to right wrongs, and to speak the truth with neither fear nor favour. To allow bullies and liars to ride roughshod over human beings here or there is to invite the onslaught of bullies and liars everywhere, until whole communities live in fear of them.  We must not stand by and see the good standing of thousands of former devotees, or even of a single person, assailed by these shameless men - yes, it is men who rule the Sathya Sai Organisation. Men of shame and of cowardice. Men who are not men. 

From around the world, I am collecting cases where Sathya Sai Baba's devotees have cast slurs upon the good repute of former devotees. These slurs too will be ExposÚ d wherever desirable - whether in the media, the law courts, on the Internet, in our communities, local and global - wherever the Sathya Sai Organisation, ever more desperate to bring about
the 'Sai revolution' before Sathya Sai Baba dies, tries to influence, to infiltrate, to co-opt, to coerce, to defame ... To slur ...  

Below are are few slurs (some are unprintable!) that have turned up in my mailbox. Others, especially, the most active members of the ExposÚ , have their own collections.  

Barry Pittard


Revenge is your motive - you followed Sai Baba for x years, and feel terribly let down - not by him, but by your limited perception of him. 

I have seen him do beautiful miracles and have experienced beautiful Sai miracles in other countries where I have travelled. 

You are a lot of busybodies. Nothing gives you the right to do all this so-called exposing. Don't you have better to do with your time? 

You don't have a leg to stand on. You'll soon be history. You're hardly more than a one-man band. 

You're homosexuals/suppressed homosexuals yourselves and you are bent on pointing at someone else instead of yourself. 

Whatever Baba may do in private, he has done an immense amount of good in the wider society.

You cause beat-ups in the sensationalist press. 

You ExposÚ people are a group of slanderers, paedophiles, disgruntled because you didn't get an interview, etc. 

ExposÚ people are Christians out to destroy Hinduism.

You are obsessed.

You are confused. Your thinking is cloudy - the Sai Organisation is a
Divine Organisation. 

Why can't you move on?