Built In Terminator

Sri Sathya Sai

Sri Sathya Sai


Built In Terminator

Loving Sai Ram and greetings from Prashanti Nilayam. While creating the Universe, God, in His infinite Wisdom, has ensured that nothing is permanent. This applies both to inanimate as well as animate entities. Stars are born, but they also die. Incidentally, you may surprised to know that the atoms in our bodies have all come from a star that had an explosive death before our Sun came into existence. As for animate entities, Shakespeare said beautifully that all that lives must die and go from here to eternity.

It is not only individual living beings that have a birth and a death; species too go through the same sort of cycle. A species comes into existence, exists for several million years and then one day becomes extinct, like the dinosaurs, for example. What we wish to discuss in this “Sunday Special” is that coming under the spell of constant change, socio-economic forces, including those that harm Society, also appear to have a termination, at least to some extent. Unfortunately, however, while one evil phenomenon becomes extinct, others, often more virulent, take their place. Thus, it is rather like what happens in a garden. Weeds appear and through the use of pesticides etc., the weed is exterminated; but other weeds appear, and the cycle goes on.

The question before us is the following: “Placed as we are in a Society that is becoming increasingly crowded, and where money power is slowly appearing to become absolute, how are we to protect ourselves?” Before we try to address this question, we would like to cite some examples of such transient phenomenon. In the business world, for example, success is not eternal. Take, for instance, the automobile industry. Time there was when America literally dominated the scene. In fact, so powerful was General Motors and so important was it to America that it used to be said: “What’s good for General Motors is good for America.” Presently, however, the American auto industry that once held such a powerful position is in the red. A similar eclipse is being forecast in the Television industry. For decades, three TV channels in America ruled the airways. They were true giants. But with the emergence of cable technology, internet streaming, etc., these once powerful institutions are worrying about what they must do to stay alive.

Let us turn next to powerful empires. Barely seventy years ago, it used to be said that the Sun never sets on the British Empire. Where is it now? After the Second World War, the Soviet Empire seemed invincible, the Berlin Wall being its symbol of might and authority. Yet, how quickly the Soviet Empire crumbled, almost overnight as it were! Much before this, there were the Austro-Hungarian Empire, the Czarist Empire, the Ottoman Empire , the Moghul Empire, and so on. Every one of them has vanished into the dustbin of history. What we are trying to drive at is that any social or economic system based on social imbalance and inequity, has a built-in factor that one day leads to the extinction of that system. In that sense, this built-in “Terminator Factor,” in so far as it applies to evil forces, is good news. However, though a particular form of evil might become extinct, if the overall climate for evil to flourish does not change, then evil would always reappear in some other form.

Diseases provide an example of how one problem is often replaced with another. Till about seventy years ago, small pox and plague used to kill in thousands if not hundreds of thousands. They were very much feared but today, they are extinct. Polio, likewise, claimed its victims in millions but today, it has almost disappeared, except in a few countries. But even as these deadly diseases have taken their bow as it were, others have appeared in their place, the most notable and feared of them being AIDS. Believe it or not, till 1980 AIDS simply did not exist, but today, it is killing five thousand people every single day; and for your reference, that number is roughly one and a half times the number of people who were killed in the attack on the Twin Towers in New York, on September 11, 2001.

This brings us to our main point. Yes, specific forms of evils do have a life span, and one day may become extinct. But where humanity as a whole is concerned, it does not quite get off the hook. These “local extinctions” might benefit some people, but suffering and misery continue; while some who suffered earlier might later prosper, others who had it good earlier might now suffer. To make matters worse, the number of people suffering might even increase. So, if one looks at humanity as a whole, the “Gross Misery Index” tends to increase, despite the “Terminator Factor”.

The question arises: “In that case, what’s the big deal about the so-called Terminator Factor in relation to evil? Why talk about it at all, when it really does not matter much where overall suffering is concerned?” There is a reason and we now wish to focus on that. Let us start by asking: “We earlier considered ‘Local Terminator Factors’. Is there any ‘Global Terminator Factor,’ that can take care of the whole bunch of evil?” Our answer is: “Yes, there is one.” Want to know more about it? Read on!

Let us go back to the diseases example. How did humanity get rid of the dreaded smallpox? Essentially by eliminating the virus all over the globe. What this tells us is that if we are looking for some kind of a ‘Global Terminator Factor,’ then the first thing we have to ensure is that evil has no place to hide anywhere. This raises the question: “Where exactly does evil normally hide? What is its home? And where is this home?” The answer is straightforward: “Evil hides in the Minds of humans.” So, if evil has to be eliminated globally, then all Minds must be spiritually disinfected.

You might wonder whether at all this is possible. When we are facing so much difficulty in fighting AIDS and getting rid of it, can we ever “disinfect” Minds everywhere, spiritually that is? We are not suggesting that this is going to be easy but we do believe that humanity must give this a serious try. Swami says if you see a deadly snake, you would do everything to avoid getting bitten by it. We must have the same attitude here.

Let us look at this issue in some greater detail. Today, there are hundreds of thousands if not millions of rich and upper-middle class people who are well off, but there are also billions of people who are suffering in innumerable ways. Even the rich are not happy. They might be loaded with money, but few of them are relaxed. To make money, one has to compete fiercely and that sort of aggressive life brings its own quote of problems. All this is well known and so we shall not go into those details. But we have to mention that the great divide of humanity into the haves and the have-nots is the source of conflict in many societies. As one intellectual put it, the conflicts we often see boil down to a confrontation, sometimes violent, between raw money power and equally raw people power. The distinguished Harvard Professor J. K. Galbraith who died recently – J.K.G was, during the Kennedy administration, America ’s Ambassador to India , a post he adorned with great distinction – once said, “Wealth does not understand.” What he meant was that wealthy people simply do not understand that the under-privileged have serious life and death problems, most of them caused by the huge disparity in income. When those who do not have problems do not understand the suffering of those who are beset with innumerable problems – they may be financial, connected with health, mental retardation, physical disability like blindness, etc., – then there will always be friction, sometimes violent.

You might say, “All that is old hat. What exactly is the point being made?” Our answer is the following:

First and foremost, if evil is to be removed, ALL must make a commitment towards it. For example, small pox got eliminated when everyone got vaccinated.

Next, EVERY ONE must accept that the Mind gets disinfected best by following Swami’s teachings in full faith.

In particular, CEILING ON DESIRES is a must for every one, both the rich and the poor, each in their own way.

Sathya Sai Baba says that there must be LOVE FOR GOD, and also FEAR OF SIN. What exactly is sin? Sin is any act that God would not be pleased with. God would not like acts that pander to the senses; God would not like anything that harms others; God would not like greed, and so on. So, fearing sin really means being afraid to hurt God!

Since we have gone through all this many times earlier, we presume we do not have to elaborate on this topic. But we would like to discuss briefly why all this is important.

You see, the world of today is so interconnected that what happens in one part of the world affects a lot of people even far away. Heavy disturbance to the environment in Mongolia and China , has led to desert sand from China being blown all the way to America . The Chernobyl nuclear accident took place in Ukraine but it affected people all over Europe . Poverty in the less-developed countries has resulted in massive immigration into the rich countries, often illegal immigration. The rich countries that once welcomed immigrants are now not so enthusiastic about it because all kinds of problems have surfaced. Rich people in wealthy countries want good wooden furniture and they encourage people in poor countries to cut their forests. In turn, this causes devastation to the topsoil, leads to flooding when there is heavy rain etc. The list goes on.

In short, man today has too much power, too much technology, too many desires and too little wisdom. May be not every one of the six and odd billion humans on planet home have money, power, etc. But when there is a huge disparity as there is at present, it can create all kinds of problems, all over the place, even if the number of rich is only few millions. The time has come to move away from the money-power versus people-power type of confrontation. We should all regard ourselves as children of One Loving and Compassionate God, and share with as well as care for each other by abandoning selfishness, to which all are addicted, both the rich and the poor.

Is selfishness all that easy to get rid off? Not easy we admit, but it IS possible, if we truly Love Swami, as we invariably claim to.

You know something? True Love is immensely powerful and is the ONLY effective Terminator available to us. Swami loves us so much and gives us so much. Can we not, by way of expressing gratitude, set apart every single day, wherever we are, just two minutes in the morning and two in the evening, when we contemplate quietly and say to Swami:

“Lord, when I see You in Your Cosmic Macro Form, I see that You are suffering through millions of human forms and millions more of other forms like the whale, the baby seal, and so on. Swami, I realise that all this suffering is caused by us humans. And the reason for this is because I have not allowed You who are my Indweller to express Yourself through this body and Mind of mine.

Forgive me please, and let me at least now say with true feelings of Love and Compassion: LOKA SAMASTHAA SUKHINO BHAVANTU. I know that I routinely chant this Mantra at the end of every Bhajan session but this time, I assure You it is truly from the Heart.

They say that prayer is God’s only weakness. I believe in that. So Swami, I earnestly pray that You do not suffer through all those millions and billions of living forms. Please help all of us not to thoughtlessly put You to such suffering.

Trapped as we are in stupid delusion, we cannot end the evils of the world, for which we are really to blame. We plead guilty but please Swami, we do not want to be stuck with it! And there is only one Global Terminator for all the current problems, Your Love!

Baba! Please help us so that that Infinite Love of Yours can arise and swell in our Hearts and sweep away at one stoke like a Huge Divine Tsunami, all the evil on earth!”.

You know something? If each one of us really prays in this manner every single day, then there is sure to be a change. The Heart, which is the seat of God, holds infinite power that can do wonders. Suppose we go one step further and pray in this manner, intensely, at the end of each Bhajan session, the results would be even greater. Suppose all the Bhajan groups in a city decide to do this at a particular time of a particular day, every single week, even greater Moral cleansing can be expected.

A carbon dioxide laser is essentially made up of trillions of very tiny molecules. Yet, when the molecules cohere, the radiation from the laser can drill and cut through five centimetres of steel! This is not any new-fangled technology but has been there for twenty-five years, and is extensively used in many industries. If tiny inanimate molecules can do so much by coming together, how much more humans can do when they come together!

We now ask you to sit back and reflect on all that we have tried to say; after that, reflect on why Swami asks us to do Akhand Bhajans at least once a year.

Jai Sai Ram.

With Love and Regards,
“Heart2Heart” Team

Kevin Shepherd And Robert Priddy

MAJOR UPDATES:
Kevin R. D. Shepherd Wikipedia Page Deleted
A Scathing Response To Kevin R.D. Shepherd
Simon Kidd (sockpuppet “The Communicator” On Wikipedia)
Alex Jamieson (no newbie) On Wikipedia

Anti-Sai Activists have attempted to assert Robert Priddy‘s notability by citing a reference made to him in the following book:

Title: Investigating the Sai Baba Movement: A Clarification of Misrepresented Saints and Opportunism
Author: Kevin R.D. Shepherd
Publisher: Citizen Initiative, Dorchester, Dorset, United Kingdom
Book Release: 2005-10
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 0952508931

Anti-Sai Activists alleged:

“According to Kevin Shepherd, the former national leader of the Sathya Sai movement in Norway Robert Priddy expressed the opinion that Sathya Sai Baba was an accomplice to the 1993 murders, among others based on information given to him by his friend V.K. Narasimhan.”

First of all, V.K. Narasimhan was a staunch Sai Devotee to his death and exclusively referred to Sathya Sai Baba as “Bhagavan” (i.e., “God”) and “Lord”. As a matter of fact, V.K. Narasimhan wrote about Sathya Sai Baba (in Sanathana Sarathi, Special Issue, November 1999) about 3 months before he died and this is how he introduced his article:

“There are certain periods in the history of mankind when the mortal beings of this earth witness epoch-making divine events with their own eyes. By far the most astounding event of this century is the Advent of Bhagavan Sri Sathya Sai Baba.” (Reference)

V.K. Narasimhan wrote the following two books favorable to Sathya Sai Baba and not only referred to him as “Lord”, he also compared him with Mahatma Ghandi:

  • “From Bapu to Baba” V.K. Narasimhan, Kalakshetra Publications, Madras 1985. Republished by Sai Towers Publishing, Puttaparthi, 1990. ISBN-10: 8186822186 – ISBN-13: 978-8186822180
  • “Devoted to the Lord. Beloved of the Lord” V.K. Narasimhan, 1992, 80th birth anniversary offering to VKN, edited by his son, V.N. Narayanan. Contains a letter from the President of India, R. Venkataraman and from the Governor of Maharashtra, C. Subramaniam.

Therefore, Robert Priddy‘s claims about Sri V.K.N. are highly suspect and wholly unbelievable.

Secondly, there are absolutely no online references about Kevin R.D. Shepherd’s qualifications, notability, personal information, credentials or schooling. There are also no media articles or University references to Kevin Shepherd although his books have been published as far back as 1983. The reason for this is probably because all of Kevin R.D. Shepherd’s books are self-published.

Kevin Shepherd’s books were published by the publisher “Citizen Initiative” (Dorchester, Dorset, United Kingdom), which is not listed on booktrust’s UK publishers. The only books published by “Citizen Initiative” (utilizing an advanced search on Google for “citizen initiative” + “publisher(s)” / “publishing” / “publication(s)”) are those belonging to Shepherd, Kevin. No other books have been published by “Citizen Initiative”.

I contacted the University of Sheffield UK (regarding “Citizen Initiative” and Kevin Shepherd) by email and Mrs. Barringer said:

“Sorry – have never heard of them and can find no trace in any lists of publishers.”

I also contacted booktrust.org (regarding “Citizen Initiative” and Kevin Shepherd) by email and Mr. Smith said:

“I have never heard of Citizen Initiative, but their titles – almost exclusively written by Kevin Shepherd – are listed on the Nielsen BookData database of books in print. CI also appears to act as a distributor for titles published by Anthropographia Publications (again, these books are all by Mr Shepherd), Philosophical Press and New Media Books Ltd.”

“Anthropographia” and “Philosophical” publications are other publishers that are in exclusive association with Kevin Shepherd (publishing no other books by no other authors).

Publications By “Citizen Initiative”, all by Kevin Shepherd:

  1. Some Philosophical Critiques and Appraisals
  2. Investigating the Sai Baba Movement
  3. Pointed Observations

Therefore, Kevin Shepherd’s books are self-published and his reference to Robert Priddy‘s Anti-Sai Propaganda is highly suspect, non-credible and obviously poorly researched.

Reference

Ex-Devotee Of Sai Baba Expresses Sympathy For Terrorists And Murderers

Sanjay Kishore Dadlani
Middlesex University Student Residing In The UK

Sanjay wrote an article against me in response to my blogged post entitled “Sanjay Rejoiced When Sai Baba Temples Bombed”.

Sanjay said the following:

“Moreno Rejoices, Makes Death Wish”
Now it looks as if Gerald Moreno has also joined the ranks of the fanatics who wish death on anyone with the remotest connection to former devotees and criticism of Sai Baba in general.Please see: Lisa De Witt: Lisa Bombs A Temple to familiarise yourself with the issues.

After doing that, take a look at Gerald Moreno’s posting where he “exposed” the alleged death wish and ended up making a death wish of his own!

Tough luck to Moreno. He considers it to be very “fortunate” that the instigator of the bombings was gunned down by the police, thus openly rejoicing over Yazdani’s death.

Macabre magoots, driving themselves bonkers over defending Sathya Sai Baba and creating a show of incredible public ridicule for themselves. This is what it means to be a devotee of Sai Baba: You Lose Your Mind.

Moreno is too far gone to benefit from help. I should know, I’m a Psychology student. :-)

Sanjay’s response is very troubling for several reasons.

To begin, I have never wished (nor do I wish) death on anyone belonging to the Anti-Sai group. It is very strange that Sanjay would express the view that a known terrorist had some kind of remote connection with Anti-Sai Activists. Does Sanjay know something we don’t? The terrorist whose death I expressed gratitude about was Gulam Yazdani. This is the same person whose death Sanjay said I wished upon “anyone with the remotest connection to former devotees”. Gee, I didn’t know Yadzani had a “remote connection” with Ex-Devotees.

Let me be perfectly clear about my opinion regarding terrorists who slaughter, rape, torture, persecute and terrorize innocent people without remorse, conscience or regard for human life: In my opinion, anyone (whether they be separatists, rebels, freedom fighters, liberators, revolutionaries, guerrillas, vigilantes, militants, mujaheddins, jihadis or fedayeens) who terrorize innocent people should be stopped by any and all means necessary, including being killed. I am not embarrassed or afraid to voice this opinion and I seriously doubt that there are many people who would disagree with me.

Apparently, Sanjay disagrees with me and actually sympathizes with terrorists and feels that terrorist’s lives are worth saving, even at the cost of jeopardizing many innocent lives to obtain theirs. Sanjay needs to get a grip on reality and awaken from his looney-tune world in which he thinks He-Man will save the day. Sanjay envisions the war against terrorism as an invasion where forces counter terrorist’s guns, bombs and rockets with pepper spray and paddles.

All of this is not surprising to me in the least. In my opinion, Sanjay is a budding terrorist in his own right. Not only did Sanjay Rejoice When A Sai Baba Temple Was Bombed, he also said he was “so happy” that it happened! What kind of person rejoices when terrorists plant bombs that kill and injure innocent people? What kind of person sympathizes with terrorists and criticizes others when they express gratitude that a vicious terrorist was stopped? I’ll tell you what kind of person: A sicko. A sicko who: has Satanic inclinations, fantasizes about cutting himself with razors and licking the barrel of a gun before blowing his brains out, admits he has deeply rooted psychological problems, wages his own Holy War, has a Jesus sex fetish, has a kinky and deviant boot fetish, admits he is full of poison and bitterness and is a chronic pathological liar.

Sanjay also provided a fake screencapture to my blog. His screencapture did not come from my blog. The screencapture does not have the color theme to my blog and it shows a full URL when full URLs are not displayed on my blog. Sanjay is using proxy servers to view my blog because he is afraid that I might trace more of his deviant online behavior, like I did with his former Killuminati Blog and StreetBitches Blog. Sanjay has much to hide and with good reason.

Barry Pittard Attacks Rabbi Zeller

In early August 2005, I was forwarded an email editorial that came from Barry Chamish. Chamish is a well known and controversial Israeli researcher (including UFO researcher), journalist and author. Chamish developed international notoriety with his coverage of the assassination conspiracy of Yitzhak Rabin. Chamish also sends out a number of editorials that deal with Isreali politics. Chamish archives his email editorials and although I expected the August 2005 email editorial to be published in his archives, it wasn’t. This was probably because I emailed Chamish about Barry Pittard’s defamations against Sathya Sai Baba and he was afraid of yet another legal suit. Chamish refused to discuss anything pertaining to Barry Pittard.

Although Chamish chose not to publish his August email editorial in his archives, Rense.com published the editorial in question. Rense.com is a site that celebrates Ernst Zundel (calling him a “modern day Galileo”). Ernst Zundel ran Samisdat Publishers, one of the largest distributors of Nazi and neo-Nazi propaganda and memorabilia in the world. Rense.com and Chamish’s site link to each other. Chamish (like Pittard) associates himself with Nexus and Duncan Roads (who have also been blamed of having Anti-Semitic ties). Click Here to view a site dedicated to exposing the ties between Barry Chamish and neo-Nazi organizations and websites.

Chamish has rightly been criticized for his questionable ties to Holocaust Revisionists. Click Here to view an excellent article, written by Daniel Pipes, that gives disturbing facts about Chamish’s questionable Holocaust Revisionist ties. It is important to point out that Chamish has clarified he is not a “Holocaust denier” (but does not seem to address the word “revisionist”). Chamish is also featured, numerous times, on the Adeliaide Institute’s website (which is considered Anti-Semitic and a hate group by the Israel Ministry of Home Affairs). Click Here to view 50+ articles, about Chamish, published on the Adelaide Institute website. Obviously, the Adelaide Institute feels that Chamish’s opinions are, in some manner, supportive to their cause and beliefs.

Click Here to view a recent email editorial from Barry Chamish that has a section contributed by Barry Pittard (who is referred to as one of Chamish’s “correspondents”). The passage reads:

“Another correspondent exposed the activities of David Zeller, one of ‘rabbi’ Melchior’s cohorts in Meimad: ‘You have referred (see below) to David Zeller. My interest in him is that he has waxed exceeding abundant before a huge audience at in Sathya Sai Baba’s ashram at Puttaparthi in south India. This latter is India’s most famous guru and, with India’s power brokers irrespective of Party affiliation, extremely influential. However, I once lectured for two years in one of his colleges and have since investigated at first hand worldwide allegations against Sai Baba of huge-scale, serial pedophilia, not to mention involvement in other terrible matters and cover-ups on quite the grand scale. I recently consulted to the BBC on its searing expose’ of Sai Baba, ‘The Secret Swami’, and have done so to many other leading media like Times of London, Daily Telegraph, etc., etc., and am an international coordinator in attempts to bring Sai Baba to justice.”

David Zeller is a well-known Rabbi who had spoken at several Sai Interfaith Conferences at Prashanti Nilayam. This article shows Barry Pittard’s deep involvement with Chamish (Mr. Pittard is referred to as a “correspondent” of Chamish). Not only does this further my original concerns about Mr. Pittard’s questional involvement with Holocaust Revisionists and the Adelaide Institute website, it also highlights the low and vidictive spirit of Mr. Pittard, who goes to great lengths to attack not only Sathya Sai Baba but anyone seen as supporting the Sai Movement (in this case, attacking a Jewish Rabbi simply because he had not been swayed by Anti-Sai propaganda).