Official position of the Sathya Sai International Organisation on “Mediums” and “Subtle Forms” claiming to represent Sri Sathya Sai Baba.
The Sathya Sai International Organisation (SSIO), the Sri Sathya Sai Central Trust (SSSCT), and the Sri Sathya Sai Seva Organisation (SSSSO) were founded, nurtured and guided by Sathya Sai Baba Himself and hold the copyright for the use of its name.
The SSIO, the SSSCT, and the SSSSO do not have any relation or connection with the activities in Muddenahalli or with the Sri Sathya Sai Saraswathi Trust, which is operating in disregard to, and contrary to, the teachings of Sri Sathya Sai Baba.
1. Sathya Sai Baba clearly stated in several public speeches that he does not speak through any person or medium.
2. Sathya Sai Baba has expressly forbidden the solicitation of funds from his followers or the general public for any project.
Every project under Sathya Sai’s guidance was completed without any solicitation of funds.
The SSIO, the SSSCT, and the SSSSO uphold this instruction.
3. All discourses published by SSIO are public speeches given directlly by Sathya Sai Baba and are covered by copyright.
Circulating discourses received through a medium and pretending to be by Sathya Sai Baba, are in contradiction with his teachings and should be disregarded.
We urge all SSIO members and followers to focus on the work initiated by Sathya Sai Baba, without diverting their attention to Trusts and activities based on mediums and “subtle forms”.
“Talking of faith, I must issue a warning. Many people are collecting money in various places using My Name for various purposes like arranging receptions, building temples, doing Puja, etc. That is unauthorised and against My wish and command. Do not yield to such requests and encourage this practice, which I condemn.”
“There is another set of people who trade on your faith. They advertise that I am 'talking' through a medium or some other thing. Treat all such people and their agents or brokers as you treat cheats; if you do not treat them so, then you are also accomplices in the cheating process.”
“There are others who gather groups of followers and admirers and collect money. They even declare, ‘Baba sent me to you to take from you some money’ or ‘Baba has given me this’ or ‘Baba blessed me specially thus and thus’ and then ask for your help or your praise or your purse! I ask you to chastise all these types of men and turn them away, whoever they are.”
Excerpts from Discourse on 25th November 1962 at Prasanthi Nilayam
“There are some who extol others for the absurd reason that Sai Baba speaks through them! How silly? It is all drama which cheats sick minds. Do not fall a prey to these. That is why I say, keep your devotion within yourself, under control, and not be led away by crooks and self-seekers. These lead you astray by giving you a wrong idea of the Lord's manifestation. They befoul the faith that their brothers and sisters repose in God.”
Excerpts from Discourse on 15th October 1964 at Prasanthi Nilayam
“People say, 'Baba appeared to me in a dream and commanded me to do this and that, to you, to collect so much from you etc.’, do not give heed to such cheats; punish them in the way they deserve. That is the advice I have to give you.” "Do not believe if any one comes to you and declares, ‘Sathya Sai Baba came to me in my dream and commissioned me to do publicity for him. Please help me as far as you can’. I do not commission any one for such work, either in dream or while he is awake. Such men are cheats; treat them as such, without mercy”
Excerpts from Discourse on 26 March 1965 at Kakinada
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