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Sathya & Shirdi Sai Baba Imbroglio: Part 1

Anti-Sai Activists (including Sanjay Dadlani) love to create controversy about Shirdi and Sathya Sai Baba and cite dates, events and personal testimonies taken from books and publications by Sai Devotees. Here is “my take” regarding all these “controversial” issues:

Anti-Sai Activists (including Sanjay Dadlani) ceaselessly and unremittingly accuse Sai devotees of being:
cult members, brainwashed, unreliable, idiotic, dishonest, deceitful, subjective, inaccurate, biased, minions, ignorant, repressed, prejudiced, projectors, exaggerators, escapists, weak in intellect, easily influenced, highly impressionable, in self-denial, irrational, illogical, embellishers, in turmoil, misguided, cultish, one’s who lack common sense, one’s having personality problems, one’s who hallucinate, one’s who possess neuroses and psychoses, one’s who lack self-confidence, etc. (the list or slurs and aspersions goes on and on).

After making all these accusations against the integrity and credibility of Sai devotees, Anti-Sai Activists then attempt to build their case against Sathya Sai Baba by citing the words of and comments and books written by SAI DEVOTEES!

Anti-Sai Activists are a bunch of flip-floppers who are incapable of making a consistent and sober argument against Bhagavan Sri Sathya Sai Baba. This is also evidenced in the article I wrote about Brian Steel in which he loquaciously prattled against the integrity and accuracy of English discourse translations, yet then flip-flopped and cited these same inaccurate English discourse translations as accurate and factual references against Sri Sathya Sai Baba!

Fully exposed perverts, deviants and pathological liars (like Sanjay Kishore Dadlani) fail to understand that they fully compromise their own arguments and positions against Shree Satya Sai Baba. If we are to believe Anti-Sai Activists, then we must believe that Sai Devotees are honest, truthful, accurate, factual and objective. Why cite devotee’s books, words or publications otherwise?

Needless to say, Anti-Sai Activists refuse to accept these things about Sai devotees. Therefore, Anti-Sai Activist’s arguments and defenses are all based on “lies” and speculations (by their own admission). They do not have any conclusive evidence (from any neutral source) to support their conspiracy theories because there are no non-devotee biographies written about Baba. They must depend on the words of Sai devotees. But alas, Sai devotees are not “reliable” according to Anti-Sai Activists. Hence the irony.

Sanjay recently wrote no less than 5 blogged articles about Shirdi Sai Baba and Sathya Sai Baba and poorly attempted to make the argument against the latter being an alleged reincarnation of the former. In my next blogged article, I will discuss the Love Is My Form (LIMF) book, which is the primary source that Sanjay referenced regarding the Sathya/Shirdi Sai Baba controversy.

Shirdi & Sathya Sai Baba Imbroglio - Part 1
- (Sai Baba Imbroglio: Part 1)
- Sai Baba Imbroglio: Part 2
- Sai Baba Imbroglio: Part 3
Category: Shirdi Sai Baba
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Sathya & Shirdi Sai Baba Imbroglio: Part 2

The primary source that Sanjay Dadlani used (admittedly) to advance the argument that Sathya Sai Baba was aware of Shirdi Sai Baba in his early childhood (before claiming to be his reincarnation) is the Love Is My Form book, Volume 1, by Dr. R. S. Padmanabhan, ISBN: 8186822771.

For starters, Dr. Ranganathan Padmanabhan (also spelled “Padmanaban”) is a long-time and ardent devotee of Sathya Sai Baba (SSB). Padmanabhan considers SSB to be God Incarnate and has openly declared this in person, in writing and in LIMF. He also published the book “Sri Sathya Sai Baba Life Story for Children”. Padmanabhan’s introductory note in LIMF can be viewed here. A miraculous experience that Padmanabhan attributed to Sathya Sai Baba can be viewed here.

LIMF is a hagiography that documents the incredible and amazing miraculous events that dominated the landscape in the first 25 years of the Sathya Sai Avatar. In LIMF, numerous accounts of early followers and relatives are related that all share the common themes of miracles, manifestations, on-the-spot requested materializations, visions, dreams, experiences, cures, healings, operations, levitations, bilocations and other astounding paranormal phenomena.

LIMF is the same book that Sanjay used as an authority to support his argument that the young Sathyanaranaya was aware of Shirdi Sai Baba in his early childhood (before making the proclaimation that he was a reincarnation of the famous Maharashtran saint, Sai Baba). If all the quotes (taken from LIMF) about the Shirdi Sai Baba controversy were to be compiled together, it would not amount to more than one page. That’s it. However, since Sanjay thinks that LIMF is a reputable and reliable source to formulate his arguments with, he is thereby directly advocating for the integrity, honesty, objectivity and reliability of the contents in the book!

Read the article that appeared in The Hindu about the Love Is My Form (LIMF) book. Keep in mind that this is the same book that Sanjay extensively cited from and considered to be an reputable and reliable source on the Sathya/Shirdi Sai Baba imbroglio:
A Living Phenomenon: July 31st 2001

LOVE IS MY FORM Volume I (The Advent) - Documented Biography of Sri Sathya Sai Baba: R. Padmanaban - Editor; Sai Towers Publishing, 23/1142, Vijayalakshmi Colony, Kadugodi, Bangalore- 560067. Rs. 2,500.

THIS, THE first volume of a uniquely definitive biography of Sri Sathya Sai Baba, covers the first 25 years (1926-1950) of his life. The plan is said to be to follow the story with five more volumes (already in preparation) stretching the account to the year 2000 A.D. Each of these volumes would cover only a decade of his life. In this well- documented edition, the authenticity of each event reported is testified to by actual witness, whom the editor has chased to wherever they may be living at present. This extreme degree of authentication would, even if not required by devotees or general readers, satisfy the suspecting skepticists, regarding their credibility. Such a highly objective and fully attested biography is indeed necessary to convince posterity that once such a transcendent figure walked on earth in this period of history, that he defied a definition except perhaps as an incarnation of God. This is a Hindu concept, of course.

The book opens with an introduction by Dr. R. S. Padmanabhan, who has since become a long-time devotee of Baba. He had an occasion, as a fresh dental graduate, to sit in a Bhajan session of Baba in Bangalore in 1944; Baba, 18 years old at that time, materialised Vibhooti, blessed the youth and said he would get married in February 1945. To the demurring dentist, Baba said that it would surely occur and he would come and bless him. He had, in the same period, told the prospective bride elsewhere in a similar vein; she was just 15 years old. The partners had not known each other and the marriage did occur in February 1945.

Such mysterious phenomena abound in page after page throughout. There have, of course, been quite a few books on Baba, some having been noticed in these columns by the present reviewer. There are also masterly biographies by Ra. Ganapathy and by N. Kasthuri, which are frequently cited in this book. But this present edition is the first systematic chronology, recording events almost as a day-to-day diary.

As a very young boy Raju (as Baba was then known) told the neighbour, Karnam Kamalamma, an astounding truth: “You think I am a human being? No, I am God. I am Easwara himself. You will see my glory in the coming years. Believe me!” From then on, all events that unfolded every day, have only confirmed the veracity of that self-assessment. While at school, he used to materialise Vibhooti, Lingams, photographs of Shirdi Sai Baba and other items. On October 21, 1943, he made a declaration that has since become history: “I am Shirdi Sai Baba in a new life.” Almost the next day, an old lady, a daughter of a district collector in the then Nizam Domain, came in. Raju greeted her with an astounding remark: “My child, you have arrived at last!” She had been a regular visitor to Shirdi; having lost all her four sons, she had once prayed to Shirdi Sai Baba to grant her relief from the pains of worldly life, to which he had replied (before his samadhi that occurred in 1917): “I will be born in Andhra and you will stay with me forever!” This he had told the lady on her oath that she would not divulge it till the time came.

Even when he was at school, he had once dumbfounded an angry teacher who was to give a cane-lash at his palm, because the teacher saw Shirdi Sai Baba’s picture on it. A classmate who had offended him by throwing stones was denied food in the hostel. In the next Thursday Bhajan session, Raju called for Abdul Khader standing somewhere unseen in the rear-end of the queue. He asked him: “You came to plead for Hanumanth Rao! It was I who made the headmaster punish the wrong-doer. Now you can tell the headmaster to resume feeding him!” To this classmate’s query (in 1944) as to when India was likely to achieve independence, Baba had answered “The 15th of August, 1947”. We should remember that neither leaders nor the foreign rulers had any notion not to speak of an agreement about this date.

In January 1948, when Baba was supervising the Mandir construction at Puttaparthi, on one evening, he became uneasy, went into a room and shut himself. When he came out at 7-30 p.m. he announced to the people around: “A great soul has passed away!” The village people in those days could know the news, only a day later, from TheHindu that Mahatma Gandhi had been shot dead. So also he had a peculiar vision and experience on 14th April, 1950 when Ramana Maharshi attained Samadhi.

The events narrated belong to class of “Leelas” of Lord Krishna, especially as Balakrishna. A few are worth mentioning: when the car of the I.G. of Police, in which Baba was travelling got exhausted of petrol, he made it run on water. While at Karur, he forbade a cameraman to take a snap; when it was not heeded, the film roll coolly slipped into Baba’s hands over a long distance. He once brought Ganga floods into the Mandir for all to see and worship. He could often arrange to feed any number of unexpected guests when there were only empty utensils (reminiscent of the Akshaya-Patra episode of the Mahabharata). Reports of his performing surgery on patients (R., T. and others, names omitted herein) without an operation theatre and anaesthesia are vividly presented, convincingly to the non- believer too. An atheist driver was reminded of his accident in the kitchen when he was eight years old; he was told where the boiling oil had caused an injury and left a permanent scar. The stupefied driver fell on all fours, when he was handed over a driving licence of that date with Baba’s photo affixed!

Even at school, he has once given a full-time dance performance without any formal training at that, when the lady artiste fixed had failed to arrive. He enjoyed singing, in tandem, with a famous Chennai vocal duo, many compositions of Thyagaraja. He could invariably read anybody’s thoughts as God alone can. Once he performed a transcorporeal journey (22- 10-1946); his body was in Mysore; but as a cobra, he witnessed the Deepavali celebration in Puttaparthi. Nevertheless he would not grant everybody every wish of his. For example, he once declined to help a badly handicapped child recover normalcy, saying; “It is by past Karmas; if cured, he will suffer in the next life”.

Some 17 rulers of princely states met him on the 29th September, 1947 to seek his godly intervention for retaining rulership against Sardar Patel’s edict. He merely said: “It will all happen as time goes by!” But hours later when a grand feast was to be had in their honour, the princes were asked to serve the commonality, the devotees and the like. As it was going on, Baba said with a winsome, even mischievous, smile, “Times have changed!”

The successive volumes will speak of his welfare projects, but his “Leelas” (that is perhaps the correct description) will continue to enliven, educate and elevate the devotees. The volume is printed in superior art paper; it is heavy, materially and spiritually; over 950 photographs and 10 pages of index are provided. There is practically no typographical error. One would, however, suggest that a usage such as “the devotees performed Padanamaskar to Baba” would be a happier form than the one used at present (that is, “the devotee took Padanamaskar”). Also, the Thyagaraja composition in the list on p. 429 should spell as “Broche- varevare”. It is in Sriranjani raga.A book that would prove a treat and treasure to every Sai Bhakta, it is also useful to historians, parapsychologists, spiritual seekers and the layman.

V. N. VEDANTA DESIKAN (Reference)

Therefore, the primary souce that Sanjay cited against Sathya Sai Baba is taken from a hagiography written by a Sai Devotee. Since Sanjay thinks that LIMF is objective, reliable and honest enough to cite against Sathya Sai Baba, then LIMF must also be objective, reliable and honest enough to cite in favor of Sathya Sai Baba’s astounding paranormal and psychic abilities. Needless to say, Sanjay believes that Sathya Sai Baba is a fraud and that Sai Devotees are liars. Consequently, Sanjay’s reference to LIMF actually contradicts his position.

As a matter of fact, on the QuickTopic forum, Sanjay explicitly called SSB’s sister, Venkamma, a “liar”. Sanjay said (original emphasis used):
I can do anything I want since I am dealing with a bunch of confirmed liars. :-) Raju is a lair and Venkamma is a liar too.

Since Sanjay just conceded that Venkamma is a “liar”, then one is left to wonder why Sanjay cited her as an authority (using LIMF) on what really happened to Sathya Sai Baba? If Sai devotees and relatives are liars, then where is Sanjay getting his accurate & truthful information from? According to Sanjay, none of these devotees and relatives are trustworthy. Therefore, all these citations from LIMF are useless in revealing objective truth because there are no non-devotee biographies written about Sathya Sai Baba. Sanjay’s citations from LIMF are thereby wholly and irreparably compromised. Sanjay must rely exclusively on the words, books and testimonies of Sai Devotees he ceaselessly bashes and trashes on the internet.

Furthermore, LIMF heavily depends on and frequently cites the biographical works of Ra. Ganapathy and Narayana Kasturi. Strangely enough, Sanjay flatly rejects the works and commentaries of Ganapathy and Kasturi, thereby rejecting a majority of LIMF! As a matter of fact, Sanjay repeatedly claimed that Kasturi “couldn’t even get one fact right”, had “poor research skills” and indulged in “poorly-researched fairy stories that are self-contradictory”. Needless to say, Sanjay cannot tell us who got the facts right about SSB. The only people Sanjay cited against Kasturi were other Sai devotees who he claims are untruthworthy and “liars” as well. As a matter of fact, Sanjay attempted to refute Kasturi and said (emphasis added by me):
The real truth is very different. Raju’s elder sister, Venkamma, left behind her unpublished diaries where she had described all of these incidents and which were consulted during the research phase for LIMF.

Yes, this “Venkamma” is the same Venkamma discussed earlier that Sanjay called a “liar”. According to Sanjay, the “real truth” comes from a “liar”.

Sanjay (the hypocrite extraordinaire) even had the audacity to say:
Sensible and rational people who are logical and down-to-earth do not believe in things like reincarnation, spirit possession, miraculous materialisations and the like.

Needless to say, Sanjay is a Hare Krishna Congregational Member who fully believes in the divine authority of the Srimad Bhagavatam that promotes belief in: A geocentric universe, reincarnation, demons, black magic, ghosts, hobgoblins, miracles, manifestatations, shape-shifters, the Sun being closer to the Earth than the Moon, a demon’s head floating in outer space as the cause of eclipses, the Sun being the only star in the universe and all other twinkling stars are similar to the Moon, the Himalayas are 80,000 miles high (they are actually 4.92 miles high), the diameter of the Earth is 807,780 miles (it is actually 7,800 miles), the entire universe ends just prior to Pluto, Lord Krishna literally manifested 16,000 human forms, married 16,000 women and procreated with each one of them and many other simply unbelievable stories (Refs: 01 - 02)!

According to Sanjay, he, his Hare Krishna Gurus (Srila Prahbupada & Srila Gour Govinda Swami) and billions of Christians, Hindus, Gaudiya Vaishanvas and Buddhists are not “sensible”, “rational”, “logical” or “down-to-earth” people because they believe in either miracles, manifestations, reincarnation, possessions and the like!

According to Sanjay, scriptures like the Bible, Koran, Vedas, Puranas, Mahabharata, Bhagavad Gita, Srimad Bhagavatam, Upanishads, Ramayana, Dhammapada, Tanakh, Talmud, Kabbalah and others cannot be believed by “sensible”, “rational”, “logical” or “down-to-earth” people because these scriptures discuss and promote belief in either miracles, manifestations, reincarnation, possessions and the like!

It is also amusing to point out that Sanjay cited passages from LIMF (which promotes belief in and documents testimonies about miracles, manifestations and reincarnation) as a reputable and reliable source against Sathya Sai Baba! Sanjay contradicts himself so often, it is of little wonder that no one takes him seriously.

In Conclusion:
Sanjay said:
...any amount of self-serving reasoning by Ganapati or other authors favourable to Sathya Sai needs to be taken with a pinch of salt...

Since LIMF was authored by Sai Devotees who advanced their wholly favorable views on Sathya Sai Baba, Sanjay needs to practice what he preaches and take the comments in LIMF “with a grain of salt”.

Sanjay also had the following to say about LIMF:
LIMF’s ‘reason’ is bullshit, and they have made many more bullshit explanations, all of which have been discussed and dismissed in my exposť series. I personally do not care, it is a problem for devotees not for me. LOL.

Therefore, Sanjay just refuted, out of his own mouth, the primary reference for his “Sai Baba Shirdi Lies” articles as being “bullshit”. Need I say more?

Shirdi & Sathya Sai Baba Imbroglio - Part 2
- Sai Baba Imbroglio: Part 1
- (Sai Baba Imbroglio: Part 2)
- Sai Baba Imbroglio: Part 3
Category: Shirdi Sai Baba
Posted by: sathyasaibaba
Sathya & Shirdi Sai Baba Imbroglio - Part 3

I would like to preface this article with two quotes from Sanjay Dadlani. The importance and relevance of these quotes cannot be underestimated and wholly compromise Sanjay’s lamentable, wishy-washy and contradictory arguments:
...any amount of self-serving reasoning by Ganapati or other authors favourable to Sathya Sai needs to be taken with a pinch of salt...

Sensible and rational people who are logical and down-to-earth do not believe in things like reincarnation, spirit possession, miraculous materialisations and the like.

Sanjay poorly supported his arguments in his “Sai Baba Shirdi Lies” series by citing the following references:

REFERENCE ONE:
Citations From: Narayana Kasturi
Source(s): Sathyam Shivam Sundaram; Easwaramma - The Chosen Mother
Sanjay’s Position: REJECTED: On the QuickTopic Forum, Sanjay repeatedly claimed that Kasturi “couldn’t even get one fact right”, had “poor research skills” and indulged in “poorly-researched fairy stories that are self-contradictory”.

REFERENCE TWO:
Citations From: Ra. Ganapathi
Source(s): Baba: Sathya Sai
Sanjay’s Position: REJECTED: Sanjay said, about Ganapathi’s commentaries, “this is a very obtuse, tangled and unsatisfactory explanation for why it is possible for the powerful spirit of Shirdi Sai Baba to take possession of the young Raju and continue his works through him”, “any amount of self-serving reasoning by Ganapati or other authors favourable to Sathya Sai needs to be taken with a pinch of salt” and “there is very little evidence that Ganapati performed any independent research except for that which serves the cause of propagating the name of Sathya Sai”.

REFERENCE THREE:
Citations From: Various Sai Devotees and Sai Relatives
Source(s): LIMF (Love Is My Form) Volume 1
Sanjay’s Position: ACCEPTED: Read My Article About Sanjay’s Amusing Acceptance Of LIMF despite the fact that LIMF heavily relied on (and frequently cited) the works of Ganapathi and Kasturi, both of whom Sanjay rejected as unreliable (what does that make LIMF?). Sanjay also accepted LIMF despite claiming “...any amount of self-serving reasoning by Ganapati or other authors favourable to Sathya Sai needs to be taken with a pinch of salt...Sensible and rational people who are logical and down-to-earth do not believe in things like reincarnation, spirit possession, miraculous materialisations and the like.” LIMF was authored by Sai Devotees who held/hold wholly favorable views on Sathya Sai Baba. Then why did Sanjay cite a “self serving” book written by authors “favorable to Sathya Sai”? Why would Sanjay cite LIMF when it cannot be believed by “sensible”, “rational”, “logical” or “down-to-earth” people because it talks about reincarnation, spirit possession, miraculous materializations and the like? Sanjay cherry picks his criticisms and cites entirely self-serving quotes as reliable, while dismissing everything else as unreliable.

REFERENCE FOUR:
Citations From: Dr. Satya Pal Ruhela
Source(s): Sai Baba And His Message
Sanjay’s Position: ACCEPTED: This is an amusing reference that Sanjay accepted about a man from Hyderabad named “Naranayana Baba” who is a trance medium who claimed that the disembodied soul of Shirdi Sai Baba not only talks to him, but that Sai Baba also puts items into his closed hand that instantly materialize when he opens his fist! Because this trance medium is allegedly in contact with Sai Baba’s “disembodied soul”, Sanjay used this reference to support his argument that Shirdi Sai Baba did not reincarnate as Sathya Sai Baba! Sanjay said, “...any amount of self-serving reasoning by Ganapati or other authors favourable to Sathya Sai needs to be taken with a pinch of salt...Sensible and rational people who are logical and down-to-earth do not believe in things like reincarnation, spirit possession, miraculous materialisations and the like.” Then why did Sanjay cite a “self serving” book written by an author “favorable to Sathya Sai”? Why would Sanjay cite a book that cannot be believed by “sensible”, “rational”, “logical” or “down-to-earth” people because it talks about reincarnation, spirit possession, miraculous materializations and the like (including trance mediumship)? What gullible and naive audience is Sanjay attempting to address?

REFERENCE FIVE:
Citations From: His Holiness B.V. Narasimha Swamiji
Source(s): Life Of Sai Baba; Sri Sai Baba’s Charters & Sayings
Sanjay’s Position: ACCEPTED: His Holiness B.V. Narasimha Swamiji (henceforth referred to as “Narasimha”) is an ardent devotee of Shirdi Sai Baba who considers him to be God (literally). Narasimha Swami said:
My hunger for spiritual food was not satisfied, till I came to Shirdi. At Shirdi, I was given more than I could lake. I had at last discovered my Sadguru. He is Samartha Sadguru and I live in constant communion with him...

But these have occasionally been mentioned in the columns of the ‘Sai Sudha’ or other papers and invariably on investigation, it has been noted that any person, claiming to be Sai Baba, does not show even a very small fraction of Baba’s nature. Mere power to read thought, mere clairvoyance, mere production of articles from empty box and hands and mere devotion to Sai or God, will not constitute one into an Avatar of Sai. So, we might conclude this chapter by saying that Sai left no successor to his seat, that there was no seat to succeed to, (as God’s seat can never be vacant) and that there is no person living who can be recognised by all as having the entire Sai spirit or Soul in his body, that is, who can be regarded as the Avatar of Sai...

Therefore the question of our finding any person now who is the Avatar of Baba need not be further discussed. It is sufficient to say that those who are anxious to benefit by Sai Baba will be very wise if they confine themselves to the well known history of Sai Baba; and if they adopt the usual and well known methods for contacting Sai Baba of Shirdi, who is now no other than God himself, they would succeed, and they need not be panting to discover if there is any Avatar of Sai Baba or anyone who is entitled to call himself the successor of Sai Baba for the Shirdi Gadi. God’s seat we repeat is never vacant. Sai Baba was and is God always immersed in the God idea, and carrying out God’s lilas when he was in the flesh. His Ritambhara Prajna or Antarjnana, as it was called, his control over men’s minds and material objects at any distance, his power to appear and do anything anywhere, can only be called divine. These powers we read of in his lilas before 1918, and we read of the same also after 1918...

Because Narasimha voiced the opinion that there are no successors to Shirdi Sai Baba, Sanjay immediately cited Narasimha as an authority and stated, “We couldn’t have put it better.” Nevertheless, one is left to wonder why Sanjay would cite and agree with Narasimha when Sanjay does not believe anything (except self-serving quotes) that Narasimha has to say? For starters, Sanjay is a Hare Krishna Congregational Member who does not accept or believe that Shirdi Sai Baba is God. Since Narasimha’s comments and arguments are derived soley from his perception of Sai Baba’s Godhood, why would Sanjay cite and agree with Narasimha? As a matter of fact, Sanjay said, on Google Groups (using the name “SANJAY DADLANI” and “Dark Knight”):
Shirdi Sai Baba can go to hell (View Thread or View Single Post)

If you knew the amount of damage that this “religious teacher” has caused to so many lives, you may understand the curse. DK (View Thread or View Single Post)

Sanjay’s reference to Narasimha is deflated. Sanjay does not believe or accept anything that Narasimha has to say except his comments about Shirdi Sai Baba having no successor. That’s it. It is exactly this type of self-serving hypocrisy that thoroughly compromises all of Sanjay’s arguments and critiques.

Furthermore, why would Sanjay cite Narasimha’s books when they cannot be believed by “sensible”, “rational”, “logical” or “down-to-earth” people because they talk about reincarnation, spirit possession, miraculous materializations and the like (including Sai Baba’s alleged ability to control other’s minds, create objects at any distance and his power to appear and do anything anywhere)?

REFERENCE SIX:
Citations From: V. & Shakuntala Balu
Source(s): Divine Glory
Sanjay’s Position: ACCEPTED: Once again, why did Sanjay cite a “self serving” book written by authors “favorable to Sathya Sai”? Why would Sanjay cite a book that cannot be believed by “sensible”, “rational”, “logical” or “down-to-earth” people because it talks about reincarnation, spirit possession, miraculous materializations and the like (including bilocation, psychic phenomena and healings)?

IN CONCLUSION:
All (without exception) of Sanjay’s references are wholly compromised by his contradictory statements and personal beliefs. Sanjay’s arguments against Sathya Sai Baba are one huge farce.

Sanjay cannot cite any reputable, reliable or neutral sources to formulate his flimsy contentions against Sathya Sai Baba. Sanjay exclusively relies on the books & publications of both Shirdi and Sathya Sai Devotees. Sanjay argued that one must take the “self serving reasoning” of “authors favorable to Sathya Sai” with a “pinch of salt”. Strange enough, ALL of Sanjay’s references (except one reference from a Shirdi Sai Devotee who believes Sai Baba is God) is taken from “authors favorable to Sathya Sai” whose “self serving reasoning” must be taken with a “pinch of salt”. Sanjay refuted his own references from his own mouth.

Not only did Sanjay cite “authors favorable to Sathya Sai” whose “self serving reasoning” must be taken with a “pinch of salt”, he also claimed:
Sensible and rational people who are logical and down-to-earth do not believe in things like reincarnation, spirit possession, miraculous materialisations and the like.

As stated before, Sanjay is a Hare Krishna Congregational Member who fully believes in the divine authority of the Srimad Bhagavatam that promotes belief in: A geocentric universe, reincarnation, demons, black magic, ghosts, hobgoblins, miracles, manifestatations, shape-shifters, the Sun being closer to the Earth than the Moon, a demon’s head floating in outer space as the cause of eclipses, the Sun being the only star in the universe and all other twinkling stars are similar to the Moon, the Himalayas are 80,000 miles high (they are actually 4.92 miles high), the diameter of the Earth is 807,780 miles (it is actually 7,800 miles), the entire universe ends just prior to Pluto, Lord Krishna literally manifested 16,000 human forms, married 16,000 women and procreated with each one of them and many other simply unbelievable stories (Refs: 01 - 02)!

According to Sanjay, he, his Hare Krishna Gurus (Srila Prahbupada & Srila Gour Govinda Swami) and billions of Christians, Hindus, Gaudiya Vaishanvas and Buddhists are not “sensible”, “rational”, “logical” or “down-to-earth” people because they believe in either miracles, manifestations, reincarnation, possessions and the like!

According to Sanjay, scriptures like the Bible, Koran, Vedas, Puranas, Mahabharata, Bhagavad Gita, Srimad Bhagavatam, Upanishads, Ramayana, Dhammapada, Tanakh, Talmud, Kabbalah and others cannot be believed by “sensible”, “rational”, “logical” or “down-to-earth” people because these scriptures discuss and promote belief in either miracles, manifestations, reincarnation, possessions and the like!

Sanjay has effectively disgraced himself, his belief system, his Gurus and his God concept. The hypocrite extraordinaire has succeeded only in revealing his duplicity, self-serving agenda and hypocrisy.

Shirdi & Sathya Sai Baba Imbroglio - Part 3
- Sai Baba Imbroglio: Part 1
- Sai Baba Imbroglio: Part 2
- (Sai Baba Imbroglio: Part 3)
Category: Shirdi Sai Baba
Posted by: sathyasaibaba
Famous Quotes From Sai Baba - SaiBaba Of Shirdi:

“Be wherever you like, do whatever you choose, remember this well that all what you do is known to Me. I am the Inner Ruler of all and seated in their hearts. I envelope all the creatures, the movable and immovable world. I am the Controller - the wire-puller of the show of this Universe. I am the mother - origin of all beings - the Harmony of three Gunas, the propeller of all senses, the Creator, Preserver and Destroyer. Nothing will harm him, who turns his attention towards Me, but Maya will lash or whip him who forgets Me. All the insects, ants, the visible, movable and immovable world, is My Body or Form...” ~Sai Baba

“If a man utters My name with love, I shall fulfill all his wishes, increase his devotion. And if he sings earnestly My life and My deeds, him I shall beset in front and back and on all sides. Those devotees, who are attached to Me, heart and soul, will naturally feel happiness, when they hear these stories. Believe Me that if anybody sings My Leelas, I will give him infinite joy and everlasting contentment. It is My special characteristic to free any person, who surrenders completely to Me, and who does worship Me faithfully, and who remembers Me, and meditates on Me constantly. How can they be conscious of worldly objects and sensations, who utter My name, who worship Me, who think of My stories and My life and who thus always remember Me? I shall draw out My devotees from the jaws of Death. If My stories are listened to, all the diseases will be got rid of. So, hear My stories with respect; and think and meditate on them, assimilate them. This is the way of happiness and contentment. The pride and egoism of My devotees will vanish, the mind of the hearers will be set at rest; and if it has wholehearted and complete faith, it will be one with Supreme Consciousness. The simple remembrance of My name as ‘Sai, Sai’ will do away with sins of speech and hearing...” ~Sai Baba

“Whoever puts his feet on Shirdi soil, his sufferings will come to an end. The wretched and miserable will rise into plenty of joy and happiness, as soon as they climb the steps of my Mosque. I shall be ever active and vigorous even after leaving this earthly body. My tomb shall bless and speak to the needs of my devotees. I shall be active and vigorous even from my tomb. I am Ever living to help and guide all, who come to me, who surrender to me and who seek refuge in me. If you look at me I look at you. If you cast your burden on me, I shall surely bear it. If you seek my advice and help, it shall be given to you at once. There shall be no want in the house of my devotees....” ~Sai Baba
Category: Shirdi Sai Baba
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Directions To Shirdi - The Temple Of Sai Baba

Nearest airports to Shirdi are in Mumbai (260 km), Pune (185 km), and Aurangabad (125 km). Flights for all the major cities in India and abroad can be taken from Mumbai (aka Bombay).

The nearest railway station to Shirdi is Manmad (60 km) on the Central Railway, which is connected to many parts of the country with express trains. Most of the trains touching Nasik Road railway station also touch Manmad. Shirdi has railway reservation office for trains from Manmad. Taxis and buses are easily available at Manmad railway station for transfer to Shirdi. Regular taxi service also operates between Manmad railway station and bus stand. State Transport Corporation and private operators run coaches to Shirdi from Mumbai.

The easiest way to get to Shirdi is by bus. If you fly into the Mumbai airport, hire a taxi (the ones that are in lines at the very front of the airport) to take you to the Dadar Bus Stand. The cost is about Rs.-150 to Rs.-175 (make sure they turn the meter on). There are also people who will try to redirect you to their own “private” taxis. These “private” taxis charge between Rs. 400 to Rs. 600 to take you to the Dadar Bus Stand. At the Dadar Bus Stand, there are long lines of small ticket counters that sell bus tickets to Shirdi. Preferably, try to get an A/C direct bus (Rs.-300). If you are not able to get an A/C direct bus, get a non-A/C direct bus (Rs.-150). Buses leave almost every 3 hours from Mumbai to Shirdi. So your wait will not be long. The buses make about 2 stops for food. The restaurants are non-vegetarian. So make sure you pack some snacks and bottled water for the trip. Keep an eye on your luggage. Try to get a bus that departs before 11am so you will not arrive too late at Shirdi.

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