God-man Sathya Sai Baba dies ahead of his death prediction

Sathya Sai Baba (1926 - 2011)

KOLKATA (C.M. Paul) – Sathya Sai Baba, who had millions of followers across the world, died 24 April 2011, Easter Sunday (7.28) morning. Though he predicted to die at the age of 96, he died at 84. The last rites will be performed on Wednesday (27 April) with full state honours announced Andhra Pradesh chief minister N Kiran Kumar Reddy, who air-dashed to Puttaparthi (in Anantapur district of Andhra PradeshSouth India) after news of the death. Satya Sai Baba death predictions exposed.  http://robertpriddy.wordpress.com/2008/05/11/sai-baba-prediction-of-his-death/

Sai Baba had been on ventilator support for many days with his vital organs failing. He was being treated at the super specialty hospital that he created for the masses. Doctors confirmed that Sai Baba died of cardio-respiratory failure.
Sathya sai Empire is now spread across 186 countries, operating 1,200 organizations and some 13,000 institutions run on the financial steam of a collective membership of about 50 million and assets worth INR 50,000 crore (UKP 5.5 billion).
Born as Sathyanarayana Raju in November 23, 1926 in Puttaparthi, his devotees claimed he started singing Sanskrit verses, of which he had no knowledge, one day in March 1940 after being apparently stung by a scorpion.
Within two months, the teenager claimed to be a reincarnation of the more famous Shirdi Sai Baba, who had reportedly stated before his death in 1918 that he would reappear in the then Madras Presidency eight years later.
In no time, the boy gathered a following as he stepped into the world of spirituality. Word spread that Raju could make objects such as food and sweets materialise out of thin air.
Sai Baba remained single. Not much is known about his personal life.
The killing of four alleged intruders into Sai Baba’s bedroom by police in 1993 still remains a mystery.
Sathya Sai Baba – From Thirst For Name And Fame To Notoriety And Infamy.  Link to 58 minute BBC documentary.  http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-3767740320034777862#
The most popular of all Indian God-men, Sai Baba has always been the Teflon God, the untouchable, charismatic man worshipped by Indian prime ministers, presidents and peasants. His power over both the influential and the downtrodden goes to the heart of Indian society and raises serious questions about the social health of the world’s fastest-emerging economy. Sai Baba claims to be a living God and, to millions, his word is truth; his ability to bring clean water and healthcare to thousands, proof of divinity.
In a programme that explores the nature of belief, This World travels fromIndiatoCalifornia, where the generation whose devotion and donations helped Sai Baba to power is unravelling at the seams. Hard Rock Café owner Isaac Tigrett sent Sai Baba’s message around the world by making the Godman’s Love All Serve All mantra the corporate slogan of his multimillion-dollar empire. He now has to confront the fact that his God may have been a sexual abuser.
This World features the story of a family who gave their entire lives to a man they believed was God, only to discover he was exacting a terrible price: the sexual innocence of their son. In an intimat and powerful portrait a family talk openly about their betrayal and the man who controlled their lives. This site claims to be the only site of complaint against Sathya Sai Babawritten in Italian!  http://www.exbaba.it/texts/sai_baba_mi_ha_molestato.htm
“The being which I called Sai Baba, the living God that I had taken into my heart, had been truly abusing my son, for so long. I felt completely betrayed,” says Marissa, a former devotee. Another, Alaya, says: “I remember him saying, ‘If you don’t do what I say, your life will be filled with pain and suffering’.”
This programme is the first to film inside Sai Baba’s Ashram for a number of years and aims to come closer to the true “face of God” than ever before. 12-18 June 2004 Week 24 TV. For reviews on BBC documentary “This World – Secret Swamy” 2004.  http://www.saibaba-x.org.uk/15/UKPress_Secret_Swami.html

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7 responses to “God-man Sathya Sai Baba dies ahead of his death prediction

  1. Das Gupta

    Actions speak louder than words. He had a role to play in Spiritual History.He did it in his own way.You can fool some for some time but not everyone eternally.So let us wait and see.If he was really what he claimed to be ………we will know it sooner than late.
    Now that he is gone…………..let us leave his soul in peace.
    May all what he has done while he was alive speak for himself.

  2. Das Gupta

    I wonder why he did not say that he would come back to life?
    There would have been yet one more FILM to coincide Easter 2012.
    HA….. hA……….. HA……….

  3. Ambrose Pinto

    EVANGELIZATION WITHOUT FRILLS
    “I have come to light the lamp of love in your hearts, to see that it shines day by day with added luster. I have not come on any mission or publicity for any sect or creed or cause nor have I come to collect followers for any doctrine.
    I have no plans to attract disciples or devotees into my fold or any fold. I have come to tell you of the universal, unitary of faith, this path of love, this duty of love, this obligation to love.”
    ~Satya Sai Baba~

  4. C. Shyam Sunther Rao

    Sathya Sai Baba indeed died at the age of 96 years, not according to the western gregorian solar calendar but according to the lunar calendar which has been used in the East for millennia. Sai Baba Himself had been referring to the lunar calendar on various other occasions like for instance when a devotee died when he was 93 years old (as per the gregorian calendar) Sai Baba had stated that he had reached a 100 years (according to the lunar calendar this is correct).

    • What we may call the ‘lunar delusion’ was soon invented to try to explain away (only one of) Sai Baba’s several entirely different false predictions of his age at death. The Sathya Sai Organization – both centrally and in various countries – claim that he calculated his life span in lunar years, not solar (calendar) years. They juggle with various figures and lunar month lengths and try to get his age up to over 90, but none of the calculations agree with their assumption of lunar years. That he gave various conflicting predictions of his death from around 92 to over 96 is, of course, ignored by them. At http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hinducalendar we read:-
      ”When a new moon occurs before sunrise on a day, that day is said to be the first day of the lunar month. So it is evident that the end of the lunar month will coincide with a new moon.” A lunar month has 29 or 30 days (according to the movement of the moon).

      By definition, a year is the time it takes for the earth to circumambulate the sun, not for the moon to do likewise (it simply follows the earth around). A ‘lunar year’ is a mere contrivance, firstly because ‘a year’ means the solar cycle of 365 days, which is greater than the number of days it takes for the moon to encircle the earth in on calendar year. So it makes no sense whatever to divide by 12 the total number of ‘lunar’ months in a life time, (as the shastris do) so as to try to ‘prove’ a different number of ‘years’. The hard fact that Sathya Sai Baba lived for only solar/calendar 84 years, and that he always reckoned in calendar years in every documented word (despite desperate posthumous claims that he told other things in private).

      The ‘lunar year’ is a most uncommon measure never used in any Sai literature at all… not until after his death. The concept a non-starter The calculations the Hindu shastris presented do not agree with the actual dates anyhow with their own obscure calculations based on their ancient calendars and outdated astrological ideas. See a more detailed analysis at http://robertpriddy.wordpress.com/2011/04/27/sathya-sai-baba-96-years-old-at-death-lunar-year-confusions.

  5. Your blog is very good. One point I would like to raise, the numbers of centres and adherents you state, which is simply the result of a long campaign of massive misinformation run by all Sai Baba-related institutions and organizations. Since I was the National leader in Norway for 18 years, I know that the great majority of so-called ‘registered’ centres and groups are merely ‘on paper’. The reason for this was that all the higher office-bearers (with few exceptions) who were eager to prove their allegd effectiveness and so get privileges from the ashrm and Central Office etc. pressurized members in every way possible to state that they had 9 members (and so could be called a Sathya Sai Baba Centre). As to the total number of adherents, the figures given by the Sai officials (not by any independent bodies) range from 30 million to 500 million. Both figures cannot be correct. The only independent monitoring website one can find dealing with Sai Baba gave, in 2006, a total estimate of 10,000,000 adherents. However, what ‘adherent’, devotee or follower various means is very vague. Some who have simply visited are listed as such, though they may never have become convinced that Sai baba was anything special. (See http://www.saibaba-x.org.uk/15/Adherents_com.htm). Sathya Sai Baba himself stated to Hislop in the 1960s that he had 60 million followers, and this was taken up by believers that he could never tell a lie! Since then the number have been added to or multiplies, according to the level of zeal of those who propagate these imaginary numbers. Sai Baba said that3 million persons visitd his 70th birthday. I was there and the ashram engineer, Mr. Ashok, stated firmly that no more than a maximum of 300,000 could be held by the Hillview Stadium , where ALL the visitors were on the day, and there was even empty space there. When questioned about his excessive numbers, Sai Baba once said that most of those who came were ‘immaterial souls’!

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