Tulasi Srinivas, author of ‘Winged Faith’ poor research

An ethnic Indian professor at Emerson College in the USA has published a book which tends to promote Sathya Sai Baba and his movement/organization as an example of “winged faith”. In an interview after his death, she virtually promoted him and his works in the following words. Sai Baba “was a figure in India life for more than 70 years whose message of universal love won him followers in India and throughout the world. Sai Baba also helped to mobilize his followers to charitable acts and help the less fortunate”.

While he was almost unknown in India until the 1960s (i.e. thus not for 70 years at all), it was not his message of ‘universal love’ that made him well-known but his supposed miracles. The Beatles were far more famous and known for their message of universal love through their music. He did not incorporate any elements of Islam into his teachings, since he hardly ever referred to Islamic teachings except in the very most elementary form, and he never quoted the Quran (Koran) or any Islamic scriptures. He also promoted a claim totally foreign to Islam, that he was God in human form… in fact this is blasphemy in Islam. Please see the following articles which explain other failings in Tulasi Srinivas’ poor attempt to achieve academic notability.


Tulasi Srinivas and her research into Sathya Sai Baba issues

Kevin R.D. Shepherd on biased research by academic Tulasi Srinivas

Sathya Sai Baba – death, funeral, treasure discoveries & the Sai Trust

Sai Trust: irregularities & secrecy on Sai Baba’s death

The unrest in Puttaparthi – and no doubt throughout the International Sathya Sai Organization – is surely not caused only by the financial irregularities that are under investigation but by the long history of secrecy, unaccountability an…

Andhra Pradesh Intelligence Watch On Sathya Sai Central Trust. AP Gvt Closing In

Well wisher from India emails us: “It looks like the Andra Pradesh govt is putting the squeeze on the Sathya Sai trust. It appears that the Govt has a definite strategy in mind over a period, and hence the politicians and govt officials ha…

Even Bigger Stash, Secret Vaults, False Ceilings and Walls at Sai Baba’s Ashram?

Our regular well-wisher from India has just emailed: “The Andhra Pradesh police have definite intelligence of the existence of secret vaults, and concealed storage in false ceilings and behind false walls in Yajur mandir, Sai Baba’s personal liv…

Picture Forms of Shaken Sathya Sai Baba Devotees Quitting En Masse

Our Indian well-wisher has just reported: “News is constantly trickling in from Puttaparthi that Sai Baba devotees have been shaken by the huge haul of wealth in Yajur Mandir, as well as big cash seizures in the following days. Many SB devotees…

Could Sathya Sai Treasury Scandals Lead to India’s Watergate?

I have listened to many country’s national anthems. But, I must say, for purely musical reasons, the Indian national anthem has long been my favourite. The melody unfailingly tugs at my heartstrings. Even so, when I listen to it these days, there is…

Has Sathya Sai Baba’s Will Been Found? Which Will will Prevail? Divine or Earthly Will?

In a communication just received, a private source of information relates: “Bhagwati is pro Satyajit and hence threatened to quit the trust, but was pacified. Day before yesterday in a trust meeting, several trust members walked out in a huff. S…

Reports of Sathya Sai Central Trust Van Laden With Treasure Seized By Police

FLASH This story seems only broken as yet via the India Today television news channel. Overnight (Australian Eastern Standard Time), a usually reliable source of ours with Andhra Pradesh-related police sources reported that Andhra Pradesh State Pol…

After Decades of Dormancy, Some Indian Media Now Question Sathya Sai Baba

Given that Robert Priddy‘s and my dear friend the late V.K. Narasimhan was once its Editor, I find a touch of irony in seeing that the Express Group is one of those beginning, if timorously, to venture a critical opinion on Sathya Sai Baba. Wit…

Sathya Sai Baba Buried Treasure: Need To Probe Sai Central Trust

The Indian correspondent whom I mentioned in my blogs of the last two days has, in addition, raised a number of questions that may fairly be asked of the Sathya Sai Central Trust. – see:  ‘Secret Swami’ (Late) Sai Baba: Vast Millions In Hoard Fo…

Sathya Sai Baba Foretold He Would ‘Die’ Circa 2022. Archival Evidence

Here is further evidence for the best known of the late Sathya Sai Baba’s predictions for the year of his death – circa 2022. See my blog: Official Sai Baba Documents Show His Death Date Prophecies Failed. Posted by Barry Pittard on June 12, 2011.

Puttaparthi becoming a ghost town?

One cannot be but sorry for all those poor Indians whose livelihoods have been built around the popularity of Sathya Sai Baba, no more than one can be glad that the big money-making property tycoons – including Sathya Sai Baba family members an…

Strong Sai Baba sex abuse testimony from ex-’form boy’

Another communication from the Indian ex-student using the pen-name ‘Raman Sharma’ (whose full identity is known to us with certainty but who is in need of continued protection from aggressive Sai Baba devotees). This testimony makes it e…

Brian Steel Exposes Sathya Sai Baba On Glaring Historical Mistakes

Select writings from Brian Steel’s Extensive Opus. Sathya Sai Baba can be documented by any conscientious reader as having made contradictory statements and egregious historical and scientific blunders. These include his remarks on Jesus Christ an…

Sathya Sai Baba Is Dead. Said He Would Rule the World and Die Aged 96

Sathya Sai Baba died today, Sunday morning. A Puttaparthi hospital official says: “Sai Baba is no more with us physically. He breathed his last at 7:40am and died due to cardio-respiratory failure.” The self-described fullest incarnation of God e…

Sathya Sai Baba to be ‘resurrected’ on Easter Day?

From one of my Indian sources, a well known Indian who knows the inner working of the sb ashram and had been in the forefront of the sb expose for several years and known personally to me for years, I received this today: “As of 4 pm ( April 23…

Critical Spiritual leader Sathya Sai Baba places Puttaparthi under police cordon

Puttaparthi (Andhra Pradesh), April 21 (IANS) With the condition of spiritual leader Sathya Sai Baba turning very critical, this small pilgrim town in Anantapur district, about 150 km from Bangalore, has been placed under police cordon. Hundreds of p…

by The Sikkim Times on Apr 21, 2011

Sathya Sai Trust Officials Say Sai Baba Out of Hospital Soon

A Sathya Sai Central Trust “important press release” just to hand (see notice below) has begun to appear on various prominent Sathya Sai Baba related sites on the web. It notes that “for several days, His (sic) condition was a cause for concern”. In…

Sathya Sai Baba on illness and death

Despite the detailed statement by Dr. Safaya on all the steps taken to treat Sathya Sai Baba’s multiple illness condition, his all too reassuringly diplomatic style does little to dispel the seriousness of the guru’s critical condition. I…

Pacemaker ‘Avatar’ Says ‘I am not this body’. Worried Devotees Pray For His Body

As of 28 March 2011, we have a pacemaker avatar. The Lord of Lords, the Avatar of Avatars. The now hump-backed, immobile faced, golf-cart carried God on earth. He says that all the world loves him. But of course most people in the world at large have…

Sathya Sai Baba Hospitalized, Despite Hailing His Extraordinary ‘Health’

Stop Press! News of Sathya Sai Baba’s hospitalization are breaking in these last hours. Only a sanitized version of health problems afflicting Sathya Sai Baba is possible. Any reader of informed chroniclers – such as Robert Priddy, Brian Steel,

‘Marie Claire’ Magazine: April 2011. Sathya Sai Baba Still Further Exposed

In the article: ‘Holy Man Or Hoax’, the world-famous ‘Marie Claire’ magazine has just furthered the exposure of Sathya Sai Baba and his worldwide cult. Writing for the Australian edition of ‘Marie Claire’ (April 2011), 

Sathya Sai Baba’s Mastery of ‘The Big Lie’

Among the plethora of Puttaparthi untruths, there is the constant repetition, mantra-like and mind-numbing, from Sai Baba and many of his followers about the supposedly vast millions who follow him. He, like many other misleaders of the world, long a…

Professor Erlendur Haraldsson and Robert Priddy

SEE LATEST INFORMATION ON ERLENDUR HARALDSSON’S NEW EDITION OF HIS BOOK ‘MODERN MIRACLES’ IN WHICH HE THROWS ALL CAUTION TO THE WINDS AND DECLARES THAT SATHYA SAI BABA WAS NOT FOUND OUT IN FRAUD OR MASSIVE DECEIT…. A TOTALLY UNTRUE AGENDA.

Miracles Are My Visiting Cards – Haraldsson

See the blog Professor Erlendur Haraldsson – by Robert Priddy: very revealing materials! In this major blog about Erlendur Haraldsson is the revelation by Priddy of several e-mails he received from Haraldsson remarking on Sathya Sai Baba’s homosexuality and on the guru’s psychological traits that mark him a a person under strong delusions about himself – either  This parapsychologist told him over a decade ago how he had learned of Sai Baba’s homosexuality, information he  withheld from the public. 

Robert Priddy also discusses the investigations in the 1970s by his friend Erlendur Haraldsson and puts them in the context of developments since 1999 which Haraldsson has since ignored, despite most of the evidence being contrary to many of the ‘miraculous’ the claims against which Haraldsson could find no evidence. See Erlendur Haraldsson and Robert Priddy on Sathya Sai Baba

Literature about Sathya Sai Baba

Tal Brooke  excerpts from ‘Avatar of Night’ The first published whistle-blower on Sathya Sai Baba sex abuses – showing important scanned pages from his book ‘Avatar of Night’

Tal Brooke: Sathya Sai Baba exposé reviewed A number of reviews of Tal Brooke’s book ‘Avatar of Night’ written by Amazon books’ customers

‘Sai Inner Views and Insights’ by Howard Murphet Review with brief excerpts of the last hagiography on Sathya Sai Baba by Murphet

Howard Murphet  ‘Man of Miracles’ One of the earliest, most productive and most read authors, Howard Murphet, proclaimed Sathya Sai Baba as the “Man of Miracles”. Murphet had speculative otherworldly beliefs and supported other discredited theories and ‘masters’

William ‘Bill’ McKay Aitken’s Sai hagiography A Scottish follower of Sathya Sai Baba who considers himself an expert on comparative religion (though without qualifications) exhibits his bias of faith and weak research

‘Conversations with Bhagavan Sri Sathya Sai Baba’ by Dr. J. Hislop A kind of bible for nearly all Sai devotees, where Sai Baba’s answers to questions not answered elsewhere – many surprising claims made there and numerous directly absurd ones too.

‘My Baba and I’ by Dr. John Hislop presenting diverse Sathya Sai Baba supposed miracles  of an extreme kind. The ever-credulous Dr. John Hislop related impossible miracles and the like

‘Seeking Divinity’ – talks by Dr. John Hislop – a late product of Hislop’s viewpoints based on his talks, not least advancing ‘incredible’ claims of miracles, which have always been the key attraction of Sathya Sai Baba to the ‘spiritual seeker’

Dr. Samuel Sandweiss: ‘The Holy Man and the Psychiatrist’ etc. The psychiatrist turned spiritual-religious preacher was an early hagiographer promoting Sathya Sai Baba a God Incarnate. Later he acted as another cover-up man for the guru and, according to the “teachings” of this psychologically very ignorant ‘divine universal teacher’ he sees rejecting all worldly desires and immersion on ‘divine madness’ as the palliative to all human ills.

Authors who praise Sathya Sai Baba Many are the hagiographers who praise Sathya Sai Baba to the skies, but never blame him for a single thing and hide away all his glaring errors, contradictions, breaks of faith, plus all untoward events in his ashrams, including the many sexual abuse allegations and his being an accessory to the fact of murders

Vishal Arora – New Delhi Indian Journalist – on Sathya Sai Baba The prominent independent author writes about his investigatory visit to Sathya Sai baba’ s main ashram and more Vishal Arora Indian exposes Sathya Sai Baba

Dr. Bhatia’s “Dreams and realities face to face with God” Including first fateful interview with Sai Baba – the detailed account published by Bhatia of his first interview in which together with his male friend Sham he “surrendered totally” to Sai Baba in physical embrace etc. is as explicit an account of sex as was publishable by him at the time.

Important studies on Sai Baba

Those who wish to see some most
important postings by Barry Pittard
click on the following:-

Why is Sai Babas Not  In Jail?

BBC Cameras Catch Cheating

Whole World Hindu’ by 2030?

Sai Baba To Be Seen In Moon?

BBC: ‘Secret Swami’ revised

Treatise on freedom etc.
Study on free will, destiny

The study of cult delusions:-
The Fundamentalist Guru Trap

Sathya Sai Baba has been stripped of all credibility

You just have to search a bit on the internet and you will find plenty of testimony of sex abuse, the infamy of murders he was connected to, and many false and broken promises, brainless absurd errors of fact in what he has said on many subjects, plagiarism, slanderous lies about people. To help people with good hearts to find the truth, here are some links to follow. If you are a devotees, then you will almost certainly not have the inquisitive mind or the courage to follow more than one or two briefly!

Sai quoted on his Divinity, mystery, mission, inscrutable and miraculous nature etc.
The long history of widely reported and testified  sexual abuses by Sathya Sai Baba
V.P.B. Nair. B.Premanand. R.Priddy: Sai Baba Bedroom Killings

Myths, deceptions and lies spread about himself by Sathya Sai Baba

The world media – articles critical and revealing of Sai Baba’s real nature
The BBC documentary ‘The Secret Swami’ is revealing indeed – see summary/video clips

Thoughts about the Sai Baba movement

It is interesting to me to see how many persons – over 1450 – have rejected Sathya Sai Baba in public by signing the Sai Petition (see Public Petition for Official Investigations of Sathya Sai Baba and his Worldwide Organization and that many of these did so up to a decade ago.

Considering how good Sai follower are supposed to be, it is rather surprising that there have been so many attacks – spamming and sabotage against the petition, the JuST group of ex-followers which set it up and many of those who have signed it, because this shows a lot about the moral standards of those Sai Baba followers who do this… quite a rabble. That this is a cult is not in any doubt in my mind now, and the difficulty of leaving it is mostly mental and social. Once you leave, there is no longer any sense of friendship or contact with those who remain… which is interesting when you think that Sai Baba teaches about respecting everyone and expressing love all day long etc. etc. All that is blown into fragments when one sees the actual behaviour of devotees, most particularly when you lose faith in their guru and God Almighty.

No reasonably intelligent person who is willing to open their minds and read the massed evidence on the internet about the crimes, lies and hypocrisy of Sai Baba (and sex is one of the main examples of these three points) would be able to go on supporting and worshipping him. But there are many, many things which make people not want to open their minds – they dare not look into the facts that threaten their beliefs. For example, one reasons they fear to doubt him is that lots of them say they dream of him, believing his claim that he visits them himself in that way.

In India there are very many politicians to the highest level, and persons who are famous there (if not in the world) who have gotten entrapped by Baba long since and cannot afford to admit that they were wrong… it would ruin their reputations. So they have all ganged together to keep Sai Baba on a pedestal and make him free from any kind of legal threat… he even has many judges to the top of the court system who worship him! One can see an example on the BBC film which exploded the Sai Baba myth – ‘The Secret Swami’ – where a Minister is interviewed and is abusive to the young lady interviewer when Sai Baba’s sexuality is questioned. This shows what top level followers of Sai Baba are often like… and not only in India, because Dr. M. Goldstein – the top Sai Baba official in his international organization – shows himself to be more threateningly unpleasant to the same young lady – but only when filmed on a hidden camera!