Robert Priddy wrote an article entitled “How can so many Indians be fooled so much of the time?”, in which he mentioned various stories in the Ramayana and Srimad Bhagavatam and bashed them as being believed by people who are naive, gullible, “backward intellectually” and “ignorant peasants”. Not only did Robert Priddy bash Hindus, Hinduism and their scriptures, he is currently making many slurs (although Barry Pittard boasted ex-devotees do not slur: Ref) against his former Guru whose feet he kissed and worshipped as God Incarnate for 17-26 years.
Even in his Pro-Sai book (“Source Of The Dream”) Priddy published several pictures of his altar upon which he displayed at least two pictures of Sathya Sai Baba’s lotus feet, a large and small picture of Sathya Sai Baba, an image of Sri Ganesha and a picture of Shirdi Sai Baba all surrounded with flowers, peacock feathers, sea shells, flowery containers and a power quartz crystal! See the following images for proof:
Robert Priddy found Sathya Sai Baba’s teachings to be so inspirational, he compiled an online index of 18,000 separately detailed entries named “Back To The Source”. As a matter of fact, Robert Priddy had the following to say about Sathya Sai Baba’s teachings:
“It is truly impressive how, wherever Sathya Sai Baba has spoken and whatever his audience, his vision has always had a one-pointed focus…Unlike other major educators or spiritual masters whose lives are known from youth, Sai Baba has never had to modify any tenets of his public teachings or to develop them through time. Such confident consistency is truly striking.…Baba’s way of teaching is unique and uncommonly attractive, in its dealings with everything from everyday problems to the deeply mysterious, from the most serious questions of life to the humorous. No one to my knowledge gives such directly simple, yet deceptively deep and subtle, answers to the most enigmatic of questions, nor does so in more straightforward and powerfully-convincing ways than does Baba…No spiritually-interested person who reads Sai discourses or writings can fail to be impressed by the clarity and simplicity of these teachings, which bear comparison with any known higher spiritual teaching…Some insights surpass those to be found in any scripture or comparable work known, at least, to the present writer…”
In Source of the Dream, Robert Priddy even hailed Baba as the Universal Teacher whose advent was prophesized in the Bible, the Mahabharata and the Ocean Of Light. That’s right, Robert Priddy cited the Mahabharata as a source to support his belief that Sathya Sai Baba’s advent was prophesized thousands of years ago. Consequently, Robert Priddy continually bashes himself as having been a naive, gullible and “backwardly intellectually” “ignorant peasant” when he was a Sai Devotee (although he devoted an entire chapter in his book claiming he was not brainwashed, was still skeptical and did not follow blindly).
Strange enough, Robert Priddy loves to bash and trash Sanjay Dadlani‘s beliefs in the Ramayana and the Srimad Bhagavatam (thereby conceding that fellow Anti-Sai Activsts are naive, gullible, “backward intellectually” and “ignorant peasants”: Ref). It is also amusing that many critics and ex-devotees of Sathya Sai Baba possess the very same type of beliefs that Robert Priddy loves to ridicule in Sai Devotees. See my article: ‘Lunatic Fringe’ In Cults, Ashrams And Religious Movements.
The more Robert Priddy says, the further he sticks his foot into his mouth. While attempting to mock Sathya Sai Baba, Sai Devotees and Sai Baba’s teachings for their oh-so-obvious fraudulence, naievete and outrageous claims, Robert Priddy fails to realize that he is thoroughly compromising the integrity, intelligence and rationality of himself and other ex-devotees who belonged to (for many years) the very same group he now condemns as naive, gullible, “backward intellectually” “ignorant peasants”. Now that’s funny!