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Tuesday, November 14, 2017

052 Replies to comments of Shri P Rao, Part 2


Shri P. Rao has left a new comment on the post "We need a dozen Sherlock Holmes":

Please permit me to say the following.

The "Sai Baba" concept is of muslim origin in the sufi saint category.

Whatever the religious and spiritual implications of Sri Satya Sai Baba (SSSB), he did achieve the glory of a Moghal king that ruled India and lived the life of a Paadusha (Badshah). Imagine stashing 11 crores of loose cash in the office room, along with 100 kg gold. By some accounts his personal conduct over the years was no less indulgent. In a way he did restore the glory of moghal kings or close to home their once representative Nizam.

Placed in a bank the 15 crores of wealth could be earning about one crore rupees in interest per year. This disclosed wealth seems to be only the tip of the iceberg. It is interesting to note that there is very little public outrage at these findings.

Could some one address the issue if people really donate this kind of money voluntarily to a Baba? Are there any deals involved in such transactions? How does his income compare with Tirumala temple earnings? How many gurus in India today could claim this kind of wealthy operations?

PS: You chose to call the materializations as black-magic. It can be considered simply as magic or trickery. My understanding was the word black-magic is used to denote "chetabadi" involving demon possessions. You can correct me if I am wrong.

Posted by P. Rao to SATHYA SAI BABA yb (satya sai baba) at July 4, 2011 12:58 PM


Reply. Replied on 14th Nov. 2017. ybrao-a-donkey's personal views not intended to be imposed on others:


Ans: I agree with your views about Shri Satya Sai Baba's glory resembling that of a Mughal Emperor, and I also like you appreciate his establishing Charitable Hospitals, Universities,and his donations to Governments for Water Supply Schemes of Anantapur, Chennai etc.
About his source of funds, I have some hunches and wild guesses, which I cannot substantiate from admissible Evidences. And these guesses and hunches apply to most other INdian Babas and some other Monks also.
Hunch NO. 1: Foreign Devotees, and Indian Celebrity Devotees, may be because of their own superstitions, and undue dominating influences of others, may be believing that all their successes and wealth(s) are the result of their Gods' / Goddesses' graces, which might have been facilitated by Shri Sathya Sai Baba himself, or through his intermediation with the Gods / Goddesses. They may be cultivating a belief that these Gods' Goddesses' graces and their consequent fame and prosperity would not have been possible without the intervention of Sathya Sai Baba. This belief in Visible and Invisible help is omnipresent both in India and also globally. Otherwise, what will make Late Prime Minister P.V. Narasimha Rao and Late President Abdul Kalam, to consult Late Shri Satya Sai Baba?

Hunch No. 2: There may be money laundering side. Indian Black money going abroad through techniques such as Under-invoicing of Exports, Over-invoicing of imports, Inflated Outward Remittances, etc. etc. may be coming back to India, through the medium of God Persons.

Hunch NO. 3: God-persons may also be helping Celebrities, Bureaucrats, politicians to get their Business work done, get some awards and titles such as Padma Bhushan, get some plush-plum appointments and postings such as Governorships, Cabinet Posts.

Monday, May 28, 2012

051 Vultures on the prowl. Baba's everywhere, in India!


After the death of Sathya Sai Baba, kALESwar bAbA, I thought that the people of Anantapur District, the people of Andhra Pradesh, the people of India, and the Euro and Dollar world would have some respite.TV9 Channel had reported sometime back that bAlaSAi bAba of kurnool had lost the craze people had for him. I believe, it is the same TV9 which has reported a few months back, that aghOri bAbA was building a large premises for his activities of 'tantra' and 'mantra' and that some VIPs were patronising him.

I heard that some 200 white Nationals have started falling at his feat.

Death of Sathya Sai Baba seems to have left a vacuum in Anantapur District, which the winds from all the four sides are trying to fill and make a fast buck from it.

I wanted to write something about aghori, but I could not take it up because I was busy searching for rAvaNa's lanka in jhArkhand, West Orissa, and the sAtnA District of madhya pradEsh. If you are interested in rAvaNA's lanka (not SrI lanka), you can have a look at my blog ramayanayb.blogspot.com.

Apart from the report made by TV9 on aghOri bAbA of puttaparti / gorantla, anantapur District, there are no additions.

But the internet is full of advertisements made by persons claiming as 'aghOri bAbA' tantriks specialising in black magic to solve every problem of humans on this Earth, of course for a fee. aghOris all over India claim that they practice all the rituals required as per the aghOri tradition, such as 'sitting on corpses', eating from skulls, eating human flesh, etc. These claims, they cannot avoid because, people will not believe them to possess the required powers to fulfil desires or solve the problems, unless they practice every ritual on corpses in graveyards.

Every State and every district in India seems to have dozens of aghOri bAbAs.

As our aghOri bAba of gOranTla / puTTaparti seems to enjoy political and bureaucratic patronage, he may not have any need to advertise on the internet, giving his phone No. etc.

Saturday, March 17, 2012

049 We now need 24 Sherlock Holmes


Readers may please recollect that at my blogpost No. #038 here, I wrote that we need a dozen Sherlock Holmes to investigate into the affairs at Puttaparthi. Now, some snakes have come out of the molehills at penugonDa, the seat of Late kALESwar's dwelling (I cannot call it hermitage, because hermitages are supposed to be in thatched huts and not in mansions and palaces). While the brother's wife of Late kALEshwar said that there were suspicious circumstances in his death, kALEshwar's father said that he didn't find any suspicious circumstances in his son's death. The Officials of the Government of Andhra Pradesh claimed that they were acting as per the instructions of their superiors. We do not know what the instructions of their superiors were. Since top politicians and officials have attended the funeral of Late kALEShwar, we can presume that the Trust Officials of kALEShwar's Ashram might, definitely have approached them for help.

ybrao-a-donkey's personal views not intended to be imposed on others


Readers may please recollect that at my blogpost No. #038 here, I wrote that we need a dozen Sherlock Holmes to investigate into the affairs at Puttaparthi.

Now, some snakes have come out of the molehills at penugonDa, the seat of Late kALESwar's dwelling (I cannot call it hermitage, because hermitages are supposed to be in thatched huts and not in mansions and palaces).

While the brother's wife of Late kALEshwar said that there were suspicious circumstances in his death, kALEshwar's father said that he didn't find any suspicious circumstances in his son's death.

The Officials of the Government of Andhra Pradesh claimed that they were acting as per the instructions of their superiors. We do not know what the instructions of their superiors were.

Since top politicians and officials have attended the funeral of Late kALEShwar, we can presume that the Trust Officials of kALEShwar's Ashram might, definitely have approached them for help.

The Chairman of the Trust, reported to be one Shri nAgi Reddy, had promised to explain everything after 10 days.

Won't we need another dozen Sherlock Holmes to investigate this scam, as: if Scotland Yard in England can fail in London, how can the police of Andhra Pradesh lag behind?

Maha News, a TELUGU TV channel broadcast a panel discussion on why 'guruvAra ganDam for gurus' (Why do Godmen die on Thursdays?). There are some predictions that more Gurus are going to die on Thursdays.

Actually, the concept of a seven day week itself is an abstract concept. There can even be six days or eight days in a week, because the term "week" has no astronomical significance. The number of days in a solar year approx. 365 1/4 has some astronomical link with the time taken for earth to revolve around Sun. No such astronomical value for the unit-- week. The European astronomy recognising a seven day week and the Indian astronomy recognising the same seven day week, linking the name of each day to the name of a planet, seems to be an import from Assyrian/Babylonian/Mesopotamian/Sumerian civilisation of Iraq. The names of week-days cannot, therefore, have any influence on the birth, existence and death of individuals whether they are ordinary humans or self-proclaimed Gods. We should not, therefore, read much into the coincidence of death of Sathya Sai Baba and kALEShwar on Thursdays. A lady panel speaker on the TV discussion even went to say that Indian Gurus have something to do with the planet Guru (brihaspati or Jupiter).


The foreigner (western) devotees at kALEShwar's Ashram might have been in a state of bewilderment if not in panic, because their guru who was supposed to be a person omni-potent to ward off evil forces, himself had fallen flat at an young age of 39.