There are criticisms about Sri Sathya Saibaba of Puttaparthy.
The comments and allegations fall under two categories.
1.He was a magician and a trickster.
What he used to demonstrate, materialising vibhuthi,ornaments out of thin air and the emergence of Shiva Linga from his mouth are simple and elementary tricks of a magician.
Before proceeding further, let me state that I am not a follower of Saibaba and for that matter any human being however exalted he may be for I follow the Vedas and its interpretation as Advaita.
I have visited Puttaparthy once because I was compelled by my friend who was 86 and I could not turn him down.
I might add that the tranquility I felt when Baba walked into the hall with about 500 people, can not be expressed or rationalised.
The slander of Saibaba is fueled by a BBC documentary Secret of Sai Baba.
Watch the Video.
Secret of Saibaba
As the credibility of BBC is high among people( I do not belong to this category, I go by facts/evidence)
The campaign against Baba has become virulent.
On a careful examination and watching the Video in full, these are my observations.
1.There are self styled Rationalists,who would have you believe that they are the only beings who think and the rest are fools,show in the Video how the materialisatons are done and these are experts performing.
Watch closely how they struggle especially when they try to take Shiva Linga from the mouth.
Notwithstanding the assumption that they are performing to expose the trick of Baba, one can see their struggle in front of an audience numbering less than fifty.
Watch Baba doing these.
However close the camera zooms in, I have not been able to see the slight of hand.You are made to skip the point by the narration.Mute the video and observe what Baba does and how others perform.
What prevents these people from performing these,earn and give away to Society as Baba has done,like making Krishna Water available to Chennai city reeling under water scarcity?
Baba has stated that he was perfoming these only to instil faith among people in God and service to Humanity.
These noble rationalists…
What have they done for the upliftment of people who suffer,at least by consoling them?
What they gained is cheap publicity.
Another point is how and why these people do not say a word about the Saints, most of them promoted by the Vatican by a curious process of conferring Sainthood?
This includes BBC.
WHY NOBODY TALKS OF THERESA’S CONVERSION TACTICS?
Or her treatment of non christians.
OR the Miracles of the Prophet?
Or what is done in Ajmer DARGA?
2.Now to BBC video on the sexual escapades of Baba.
Watch the people who are making these allegations and their facial expressions.
Now if some one had tried to make sexual advances towards you, how do you react or narrate the experiences to a third party that too in video set to be seen by millions?
Would there not be a sense of revulsion ,anger and loathing in your expressions?
In the video all these people, on the contrary, have a serene expression.
And if you have been molested why do you still wear the materialised objects by Baba?
How do they explain the happenings in their life after them coming into contact with Baba?
The video is slickly produced with careful editing and script.