Author of “Behind the mask of the clown”
Describes how he embarked on a 31-year long journey in two Indian cults
POLITICS, SECTS, SEX AND TRUTH
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I finally crash landed in 1999 on this strange planet which we call earth and now I am trying to sort out who I am and who the rest of earth’s population are.
I was lured by two world-wide organisations, TM and the Sathya Sai Baba Organisation, attracted by the language used by my masters – the “flower language”, flower power language that Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, the TM organisation’s master used. Those who are my age will remember him: the Indian fellow that came with the Beatles, he was also called “the Beatle’s Guru”.
To begin with, I’ll tell you what happened during my TM period. It seemed to be a very innocent group where we were told that it’s teaching were not religious. We were just going to be so nice and happy, TM just taught us to relax 2 hours a day: that was the message.
joined that organisation in 1967 and in 1969 I became a teacher of the
meditation which we were assured was absolutely not religious. I had to go to
1971, I became the guru’s private secretary and travelled with him everywhere –
day and night. Strangely enough although we were supposedly going on
non-political missions we visited Haile Selassi: the Emperor of Ethiopia, Mr. Nixon, King Olaf of
Maharishi just wanted to change the world by telling it to relax, because in fact he wanted everyone to become TM meditators, regardless of whom and what they were. He made people feel so welcome but his ultimate aim, which I only began to understand after 1975 when I left the organisation, was to create a world government and, until today there is a parallel world government run by Ministers, Maharajas and Kings with plastic crowns and mantles as in the Middle Ages. The fact is that they believe this and they are not just anyone, but well educated people, psychiatrists, doctors, ministers, psychologists, all those people that today appear on famous TV talkshows. A certain amount of sponsoring of the movement on talkshows brings them much success through trumped up support from famous doctors and publications. You can all connect to the Maharishi Satellite Network: there is a very important 24h a day Channel and there it is very easy to see what is going on.
Why did I leave this organisation?
to wake up when he declared that Mother Teresa was the worst kind of human
being on earth. She later won the Nobel Prize. His main problem with her was
that he wanted the Nobel Prize for himself. I was told to manipulate those
responsible for choosing the people to be nominated. We tried to do this and
succeeded, as he had much influence at that time, to get him nominated but this
was blocked by King Olaf of
He then started saying that all his teachers, I was one of them, were soon going to levitate. We were going to fly and we would visit all kinds of planets about which the psychiatrists and other spiritual teachers were always telling us. I realised that this could not be true as I taught these courses. They called it the TM-Sidhi Programme. At these “flying” courses people would be sitting cross-legs on their backsides on their mattresses and they jumped whilst sitting like this. After a while one could become very skilful and could jump up as high as a metre or so only to fall back again. I heard Maharishi tell a French photographer with a slow camera just to cut the “fall back” part and put the photos together when they were “up” which gave a flying image. So he put them together and this was broadcast all over the world.
was too much for me and I told my master “I cannot follow you any longer”. So I
left in 1975. Personally this was catastrophic for me. I had studied at the
The next master that I came across was Sathya Sai Baba. He proclaimed himself to be God. He is not such a lowly person as Jesus, no he is the Father who sent Jesus to earth and he too uses idealistic tempting words such as truth, righteousness, peace, love and non-violence. Mahatma Ghandi, Martin Luther King, Mother Teresa and other famous people, who in fact helped to change the world, used these words. So it is not so exceptional that Sathya Sai Baba uses them but he uses them for his own purpose.
What purpose is that?
I believed that it was to change the world and to bring about the Golden age.
What did that mean?
That anything that he asked us to do we had to do.
As in the TM organisation the Sathya Sai Baba organisation presented itself at first with a very low profile.
Sai Baba does not need to attract the media, he does not need money, all is free just come and sit in the grace of the Lord.
the time, for personal reasons, I had to leave
At one time I had tried to get away from him and brought a woman to whom I had become engaged. We told him we wanted to marry. He said NO, and slapped her face saying “You don’t ever touch that boy because he is mine – he is married to me”. I kissed his feet and left that woman whom I had dearly loved because you do what God tells you to do and I thought he was God.
The information that Sai Baba gives about himself is full of lies you can find a great deal of information about him on the web site http://www.exbaba.com.
In 1993, six inmates of Prashanti Nilayam were murdered in Satya Sai Baba's bedroom. It is alleged that two were killed by the assailants and the police claimed to have shot dead -- in self defence -- four of the assailants, who were armed only with knives. Realizing the danger to his person, Baba himself ran for his life. Interestingly, all the people killed were part of the inner circle of Sai Baba.
I say now that this organisation is a criminal organisation:
– It is a money laundering machine
– From day one it organised a paedophile ring trafficking people back and
forth i.e. young Indian boys are sent to
The Ashram itself today, receives from 10 000 to 1 000 000 people a day. There is continual trafficking in people that arrive by plane. There is a new airport which has been built.
Does all the money come just from the devotees?
Since Mrs. Ghandi was murdered all the Presidents and Prime Ministers of India have held the first, second or third place on the Central Sathya Sai Baba Trust. $55 million each year comes from the devotees all over the world. I have personally brought in $22 million; others have gone as high as 900 million and even a billion each year. This trust also includes a payroll which deals out payment to Ministers, Supreme Court judges, Directors of CBI (Central Bureau of Investigation) all very eminent men in high positions.
I could go on for ever to tell you all that goes on inside this organisation. The Super special hospital that Isaac Tigrett, one of the Founders of the famous Hard Rock Café, donated $108 million to build now it looks like a palace. Inside the palace they all say that poor Indians may have treatment free, but don’t ask them when they come out if they still have two kidneys or two lungs.
That is what is happening today. They are taking organs and selling them. Once we had understood that we contacted UNESCO.
2000 UNESCO and the
I left the movement, I was the Head of a Swedish Government institution for
drug addicts and criminals and had settled back in
security reasons I am now living in
 BBC Documentary “The Secret Swami” can be consulted on cassette