Sathya Sai Baba: Discourse on Christmas Day 2000

Infamous attack on his accusers by Sathya Sai Baba on Christmas Day 2000

Despite his lifelong claims never to condemn anyone, to love all and always to adhere to truth, Sathya Sai Baba demonstrated his hypocrisy by refuting all these claims in his false and accusatory, threatening words.

He branded his critics and anyone who raises doubts about himself or circulates negative facts about him. He labels dissenters as 'Judases' implying that their actions can never be redeemed - that they shall suffer shame throughout any number of future existences. Compare the more literal and full translation made by Sai students so that nothing should get lost with the officially edited and redacted Sanathana Sarathi version which can be downloaded here. If unavailable, it is also found here.
Here is a brief excerpt:-

Bad Publicity Is Shameless

These types of publicity are shameless. Truly they are not human beings at all. The ones who put obstacles in the way of all sacred works are demons, not human beings. The determined vow of Sai will never change, even if demons like this may be all over the world. (Swami bangs his fist decisively on the table to emphasize His point. The audience applauds for long.)

They are trying to reduce the respect for Sai Baba with all this lowly publicity. I do not desire respect at all. If it lessens, what is the loss for Me? Gradually the respect will go on increasing. Even if this publicity goes on, using all the letters of the alphabet, in this whole world and in our country of Bharat, My glory and the respect for Me will NOT BE reduced by even a fraction.

Even many devotees are becoming very weak. They are not true devotees. Even when recognizing the powers of Sai, why should you be afraid of all this crazy, useless talk? The writing that is written on the wall, all the heap that is spoken on the stage and the heap that is written in the paper, they are all rotten heaps. No one needs to pay attention to them.

from Sathgya Sai Baba's discourse on Christmas Day, 2000Sathya Sai Baba refuted that 'The Divine Spark is in everyone' - the main tenet of his 'doctrine of universal love' That there is a spark of Divinity in every living being and even in all matter, was one of his most admired 'revelations': "All beings are sparks of the Eternal Divinity" page 101 from his 'Discourses in Kodaikanal 1998'). Hed refuted this again in 2001 (see right hand scan of excerpt from his discourse). Further, in a later discourse two years after that he confirms his complete reversal by proclaiming that there is not even a spark of divinity in his critics! ["... a hard-hearted person cannot be called a spark of Divinity; he is verily a demon." p. 323, Sanathana Sarathi, November 2002].

Bribes To Betray The Guru

Switzerland, America, Japan, Germany, China, Russia - our children have entered in all directions. Some foreigners are trying to bribe them. They are saying, "See, foolish ones! I will give this much money. I will give so many dollars. I will give this many pounds. You write and give some stories against Sathya Sai Baba."

Ones of certain religions create this bad publicity leading to conversions. They are offering bribes like this. Even one girl staying in Switzerland said that they told, "You write a story and give us." That girl took the boots which she was wearing from her feet and yelled, "Is this the Truth that your religion teaches? Is this the ideal Truth of your religion? Chi, chi, chi, chi! ("Very, very bad!") Go!"

Many of these Judas's get desire for money and they are entering into things like this. Entering into such activities, at last what happened to Judas? He said the name of Jesus, revealing him to the authorities to be captured. After the deed happened, he sat with tears in his eyes. "Cha! Did I do such deceit to my guru? I am Guru Drohi, betrayer of the guru, betrayer of God." Saying this, he hit himself.

Any betrayal may be done. However, just don't anyone start to betray God. Betrayal of God is the worst of all betrayals. It will not be atoned for no matter how many births are experienced. Therefore, you don't take any part in betrayal of God at all. (Excerpt from Sathya Sai Baba's Christmas Discourse, 2000, in the Prashanthi Nilayam temple mandir)

Without a shred of evidence, he stated that ex-devotees were offered bribes to write stories against him. This is patently an outright lie intended to mislead devotees, who dare not go against his claims whatever they are. They always want to believe he is innocent of any wrong doing because they believe his claim to be God Incarnate, so he could well calculate that this ploy would succeed. It is a widely reported that Sai Baba himself uses bribes to silence the victims of his homosexual abuses of them, though he was unable to silence at least 20 of the - his bribes of money, 'jewellry' and 'gold' watches did not work long enough to keep Alaya Rahm from speaking out.

In calling his critics “demons” he made a complete break with all his previous soft talk about love. This discourse helped convince many followers to look much more carefully – and with a critical eye too – at the evidence. His unfounded allegations brought out the sham that his teaching really is. In his Christmas Day discourse he virtually boasted (unlike the one whose day is his namesake): “Today many people are jealous of Sai” and “neither will the undertake any good activities themselves”. All those hundreds of office-bearers who left him, however, had worked harder than most - often for decades - doing many kinds of social service in his Organization - also donating large sums of money - and even giving the real credit for it to him!

Sathya Sai Baba ranted on in his discourse before invited foeign visitors in the 'mandir' (Prashanthi Nilayam temple) against his accusers of sexual abuse
"There are some jealous and petty minds who do false and imaginary propaganda. I take no note of this"- but he noted it right there!
He pretended that his accusers employ 'imaginary propaganda' and so he must have been moved to take note - as he did so in the same sentence!
Angrily beating on his lectern, he showed that even more plainly!

Sathya Sai Baba was under great pressure to limit the loss of foreign donations and the damage to his reputation, and to continue to dominate his own following. In the decade after that attack, foreign visitors fell away increasingly. Many of his foremost, most active and professionally gifted Western followers resigned from his organizations (see here).