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FMSR Members From Jalisco Mexico Are Ex-Devotees is an Anti-Baba website that disperses blatant disinformation, propaganda and defamations against the revered spiritual leader Sathya Sai Baba. The domain is run and operated by the Lomeli Quintanilla family who are members of La Fundación Miguel Sánchez del Río (FMSR), which is a charitable organization in Jalisco, Mexico.

On the main index page to, it dishonestly states:

“ is an independent website to expose the allegations and controversy surrounding the Indian Guru Sathya Sai Baba. It is not part of any particular group or movement.”

The domain exclusively publishes Anti-Sai-Baba articles with no other content. The domain is registered to Juan Roman Lomeli Quintanilla, from Jalisco, Mexico.

Members of FMSR (Ivan Lomeli Quintanilla, Gabriela Quintanilla Trevino, Mariana Lomeli Quintanilla, Natalia Lomeli Quintanilla, Lionel Fernandez Lopez, Margarita Sanchez Van Dyck, Girasol Jimenez Ortega, Diana Ortega de Jimenez, Alfonso Peniche Ballesteros & Guillermo Santos Valle) have all signed the bogus Sai Petition against Sathya Sai Baba. This information conclusively proves that is not an “independent” website. Rather, is an Anti-Baba Site created and maintained by members of La Fundación Miguel Sánchez del Río who were former followers of Sathya Sai Baba.

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FMSR Members Are Ex-Devotees

FMSR Members Are Ex-Devotees

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FMSR – La Fundacion Miguel Sanchez del Rio, A.C.

Spanish: FMSR Miembros – Campaña global de desprestigio contra el líder espiritual de la India. Es FMSR usando su dinero para financiar campaña de desprestigio en contra de Sathya Sai Baba?

English: FMSR Members – Global Campaign To Smear Spiritual Leader From India. Is FMSR using their money to fund their smear campaigns against Sathya Sai Baba?

English: The Miguel Sánchez del Río Foundation (La Fundación Miguel Sánchez del Río, A.C. – FMSR) was created in 1984 as a way to help society in bettering the life style of individuals, families and communities in the rural area of the State of Jalisco, Mexico.

Due to the fact that the initiators of the project obtained 200 acres of farm land as the headquarters of the project in the State of Jalisco, the first experiments were carried out in the neighboring town of Maltaraña, a place that seemed to illustrate all of the main characteristics typical of the communities in rural areas. It was also evident that the inhabitants of these communities were lacking in information of the different government projects with which they could be helped.

The conditions of their living quarters, the lack of potable water and some of the most basic needs for healthy living made Maltaraña an ideal model with which to start. Three or four artisan wells next to a a highly contaminated river were the source of the precious liquid for 100 famlies. Indiference, hopelessness and conflicts among the individuals marked the socio-psychological characteristics of the population.

The work of the Foundation consists in detecting difficulties, being at a personal, family or community level and then taking the necessary steps to provide or obtain help. In addition to providing education, nutrition and professional counseling, the Foundation becomes a liason to help obtain the benefits that are available through government programs of which sometimes the communities are not aware. (Ref)

La Fundación Miguel Sánchez del Río & – Smear Campaign Against Sathya Sai Baba

Kevin R. D. Shepherd’s Comical Citations To Anonymous Scholars

Kevin R. D. Shepherd displayed amazing naiveté and gullibility when he claimed matter-of-factly that an anonymous Wikipedia editor named Jedermann was an editor with “Ph.D status”. Kevin Shepherd cannot back up this claim with any sort of verifiable sources. As a matter of fact, “Jedermann” (who is no longer a Wikipedia editor) never made any comment about himself being of “Ph.D status” on his userpage (Jedermann Reference).

Kevin Shepherd again displayed amazing naiveté and gullibility when he claimed matter-of-factly that an anonymous Wikipedia editor named The Communicator (IP was “An academic assessor in an Australian University”. Once again, Kevin Shepherd cannot back up this claim with any sort of verifiable sources. Even on his userpage, “The Communicator” never claimed he worked at an Australian University. The quote that Kevin Shepherd cited from “The Communicator” stated:

“Shepherd’s case is unusual. He is an atypical writer, a non-academic who has researched in Cambridge University Library and published a number of scholarly books. His Mind and Sociocultures Vol. One is over 1000 pages long, has maps, appendices, notes and an index. There are 461 notes to the main text (with a further 280 notes to the introduction), and the index alone is 43 pages long. His other books are similar with respect to the quality of scholarly apparatus. It is unlikely in the extreme that any publisher would have taken on such a book, especially from a non-academic. Shepherd is realistic about his abilities, and prefers to be regarded as a scholarly amateur. He is scrupulous in his use of (citations of) specialist scholars, though he is occasionally critical of academics (and academic publishers) when they endorse what he regards as dubious persons and practices. By self-publishing, he maintains his authorial independence, although he suffers from the lack of resources provided by commercial and academic publishing houses. His books have high production values (I speak here as a professional bookseller) and are presumably expensive to produce. He does not seem to gain financially from their sale, nor in any other way as far as I can see. He does not promote any organisation or religious persuasion.” (Reference)

It is apparent that Kevin Shepherd is unaware of the Essjay Wikipedia Controversy in which a well-known Wikipedia Administrator blatantly lied about his credentials on Wikipedia. Essjay claimed he was a tenured Professor of religion at a private University with expertise in canon law. As it turned out, Essjay was really a 24-year-old college drop out named Ryan Jordan. So when Kevin Shepherd attempted to cite anonymous Wikipedia editors (“Jedermann” and “The Communicator”) on his behalf, he attempted to con the general public with anonymous and alleged “scholarly” references (whose credentials he exaggerated and embellished) that cannot be verified whatsoever. Anyone can anonymously claim to be a “scholar” under a pseudonym on a website.

It is also important to point out that “The Communicator” has very close ties to Kevin Shepherd. This opinion is supported by the fact that “The Communicator” mostly edited articles (view contributions) that Kevin Shepherd is deeply involved with (i.e., Stanislav Grof, Holotropic Breathwork and the Findhorn Foundation). “The Communicator” added links to Kevin Shepherd’s Citizen Initiative website (Refs: 0102030405) and continually cited Kevin Shepherd, Stephen Castro and Kate Thomas (all affiliated with each other and the Citizen Initiative website) as sources on articles and on talk pages (Refs: 010203040506070809101112131415161718192021). Kevin Shepherd is also intimately aware of “The Communicator’s” activity on Wikipedia and even discussed him on his Citizen Initiative website (Ref). Kevin Shepherd’s references to “The Communicator” (and vice-versa) indicate some sort of collaborated scheming on Wikipedia against Stanislav Grof, Holotropic Breathwork and the Findhorn Foundation. Therefore, The Communicator’s comments about Kevin Shepherd are inherently slanted, subjective and defensive and cannot be considered neutral or unbiased.

Update: October 6th 2007: After publishing this webpage, Kevin Shepherd attempted to do damage control and had “The Communicator” update his Wikipedia page. “The Communicator” now claims (when formerly he did not) he works at an Australian University (Ref). Since “The Communicator” did not divulge this information on Wikipedia prior to October 6th 2007, one is left to wonder how Kevin Shepherd knew this information about him if they are not collaborators. Just because “The Communicator” claimed he works at an Australian University does not make his comment factual. He is still anonymous and his alleged credentials cannot be verified whatsoever.

Kevin Shepherd (who can often been seen advocating against Stanislav Grof, Holotropic Breathwork and the Findhorn Foundation) publishes the writings of Stephen J. Castro and Kate Thomas through Citizen Initiative Publishing. Stephen Castro and his ex-housemate “Kate Thomas” (real name ‘Jean Shepherd’, Kevin Shepherd’s mother) lived down the road from the Findhorn Foundation’s Cluny Hill College and were in constant conflict with the Foundation for many years. This would explain why Kevin Shepherd is involved in these controversial issues and why he constantly cites Stephen J. Castro and his mother Kate Thomas (aka “Jean Shepherd”) in his writings.

Robert Priddy Looks Like The Grinch Who Stole Christmas

Robert Priddy loves to condescendingly poke fun at Sri Sathya Sai Baba’s appearance (even though he worshipped the guru as God Incarnate for 17-26 years).

Robert Priddy As The Grinch 1

Robert Priddy As The Grinch 1

Robert Priddy As The Grinch 2

Robert Priddy As The Grinch 2

As one can see from the images above (linked directly to Barry Pittard and Robert Priddy’s WordPress blogs – hence no issue of infringement), Robert Priddy looks like he is turning into the Grinch Who Stole Christmas. Funny how those who poke fun at other’s appearances look rather pathetic themselves. I say turnabout is fair play.

Also see:
Barry Pittard: “Photo Attacks” & “Diabolizing Photo Alterations”
Robert Priddy’s “Manipulated & Pornographic Images” Blathering
Bald Bird & Bulbous Nose Pittard Attacking Former Guru On Appearance

Gerald Joe Moreno’s Interview With Sathya Sai Baba

I had a dream where I was sitting at Baba’s feet, crying uncontrollably, asking Baba not to leave. Baba ignored me and got up and left. I woke up crying, saying, “Baba’s Leaving!” I realized it was only a dream. It was 4:30a.m. and it was still dark outside. No sooner did I put my head on my pillow, to go back to sleep, when a man came pounding on my door shouting, “Baba’s leaving! Baba’s leaving!” Confused, I threw on some clothes and went running towards the temple. People were already gathered there and just as I got there, Baba’s car drove past me and disappeared into the darkness!

Someone explained to me that Baba was going to his other ashram in Bangalore. In 1988, nobody knew when Baba would leave. Baba would just get up and go as he chose. I decided to stay at Puttaparthi and wait for Baba to return. I was too afraid to do any more traveling in India.

I had a simple room to myself in the ashram. The room was bare, except for a sleeping mat, a mosquito net and a small picture of Baba that someone had pasted on the wall. Everyday, I would pray to that picture of Baba, asking for direction and telling him of the void in my life. Two weeks passed before Baba returned. During this time, I got very sick with a terrible bout of dysentery. I lost quite a bit of weight.

I had heard that Baba called people for personal interviews. It was entirely up to Baba who was called. I hoped and prayed he would call me. I tried joining a group, but they would not let me join. I was on my own. One day, during Bhajan, as I was staring at Baba and asking him to speak to me, I heard the word “tomorrow” resound very loudly in my head. What did it mean? “Tomorrow”? I dismissed it because it seemed like a rather vague word.

The next day, as I was sitting for Darshan, I felt as if Baba would never call me. I didn’t know what to do. As Baba approached me, I thought to myself, “He is going to pass by me again.” Baba came walking close to me and his eyes met mine. Baba said, “What do you want?” I said, “An interview.” Baba said, “Go.” I was completely overwhelmed. I could not stop crying. For the first time in my life, I felt like my prayers had been heard. I am sure everyone thought I was dying because I could not stop crying! ((laughs)) Finally, Baba came and directed about 15 of us into the main interview room. Besides me, there was an Indian man with his sick son and an Indian family. Baba looked at the Indian man and said, “Australia.” The man nodded his head and said that he was, indeed, from Australia. I sure couldn’t tell. He looked Indian to me in dress and appearance. Then, Baba sat down in a chair and started talking to the Indian family. Baba told them that they had been quarreling among themselves. Baba told them every detail of the quarrel, including who said what to whom, etc. The family was surprised and everyone kept nodding their heads. Baba said, “I know. I know.” Baba took the Indian man and his sick son into a private room and talked to them. Baba also talked to some of the members of the Indian family. Then, Baba called me into the private room. Baba told me, “You worry too much!” Baba told me how I had been very sick (which was true) and Baba said, “I know. I know. I even know about you praying to my picture in your room!” I was stunned. Baba told me to observe celibacy and he raised his palm to my face and drew small circles, with his thumb, on his fingers, and a thick, green oil materialized. It was wonderfully fragrant! Even to this day, I can not forget how wonderful that fragrance was! It was a delicate and fine mixture of many fragrances like jasmine, rose and sandlewood. The predominant smell was eucalyptus. Baba applied this to my lower stomach. Baba told me, “Do not worry. It will ensure a long and peaceful life.” Baba told me some other things as well. Then, Baba hugged me and the interview was over! I was so overwhelmed, I could not talk!

After staying with Baba 2 months, my visa was about to expire and it was time to leave. Just before I left Baba, I had a beautiful dream of Baba. In the dream, Baba was wearing a white robe and Baba was holding my hand. I asked Baba, “When will I be back?” Baba said, “Very soon.” (Little did I know that “very soon” turned out to be 14 months!) I returned to Calcutta and related my wonderful experiences to Barin and Pratima. Pratima told me that even though they had amrita manifesting from their pictures, and even though their family had been Baba devotees for 10 years, they never had the opportunity to have an interview with Baba. I was very lucky.

So, back to America I came. Transformed. Alive. And 40lbs lighter!

The following image is a full and original screencap taken from Gerald Joe Moreno’s www0db0www Geocities website. Geocities Closed On October 26th 2009. The screencap has a “bubbled” watermark on it to prevent more fraudulent screencaps from being created and dispersed by Ex-Devotees of Sathya Sai Baba. Contrary to Ex-Devotee’s unsupported claims, Moreno’s Geocities webpages were never duplicated on his domain. On October 21st 2009, Moreno personally contacted and requested a block to his Geocities webpages as an extra measure to prevent abuse:

Gerald Joe Morenos Interview With Sathya Sai Baba

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Gerald Joe Moreno’s Near Death Experience With Sathya Sai Baba

When I was in India in 2001, I was having some severe bouts of pain in my appendix. I have had appendix pains for well over ten years, however, they would come and go. Since the pain was getting worse, and knowing the added complications of a burst appendix, I decided I better have my appendix removed before it became a medical emergency. I was returning to the U.S. and wanted to have the operation before I departed. The operation cost was significantly lower than the U.S. too. It cost me about $1,000.

I went to the Mallaya Hospital in Bangalore and talked to a doctor there. We both felt it was time for the appendix to come out. I was to have a laparoscopic appendectomy. I set up the date for the surgery and was admitted a day prior to the operation to receive intravenous antibiotics and take other medical tests.

Well, I had the surgery. It seemed like everything was fine. I had quite a bit of pain, but that was normal. One thing I was worried about was that one of the incisions was on the wrong side of my abdomen. Instead of making an incision near the appendix, they made an incision on the opposite side of my abdomen. The doctor and the attendant doctors told me that my appendix had been removed and not to worry. Obviously, they had made a mistake.

The day after the surgery, the IV needle was not in my vein and my hand puffed out because the fluid was going into surrounding tissue and not where it was supposed to go. The nurse removed the IV. Not too long after this, after waking up from a nap, when I awoke, I was not seeing properly and I felt like I was going crazy. I realized I was dehydrated. I had a friend with me who brought me water and I drank a lot to hydrate myself. I felt better.

The doctor had prescibed heavy doses of antibiotics and I had diarrhea non-stop. The doctor never stopped in to visit me. I was not impressed with the care I was getting and I finally told them to discharge me.

I stayed in Bangalore for a couple of weeks and had a mild fever that did not go away. I also was sweating so profusely, I would literally soak the bed and my sheets with my perspiration. I almost went crazy twice. I still remember looking in the mirror and wondering who was that person in my room! I felt like screaming and had to fight to keep my sanity. I realized again, that I was dehydrated and starting drinking copious amounts of water with electrolytes. Thankfully, the feelings of insanity left.

My diarrhea had stopped and besides the sweating and mild fever, I was feeling okay. I was to leave India in about a week and a half. I returned to Puttaparthi to get all of my stuff together and to clear out my banking account.

Puttaparthi is very hot. The temperatures easily exceed 95 degrees on any given day, for the majority of the year. When I got to Puttaparthi, I felt very ill. My fever skyrocketed and I was completely saturating my bed and sheets with perspiration. I felt extremely weak and I was having terrible pain over my incision sites. I had some pain medication that the doctor prescribed, that was given to women during labor, and it did absolutely nothing for the pain I had.

I was feeling so awful and perspiring so profusely, I decided I had to return to the hospital. The perspiration was literally pouring off my body and I found that I was too weak to move. I didn’t have the energy to get up or call for help! It was very distressing.

Ever since the operation, for about 3 weeks, I could not sleep due to the pain. I would only get a few naps and several hours each night. The pain was awful.

I could not figure out how I was going to get to the hospital and arrange for a taxi at midnight. I was also going to have to cancel my plane tickets, etc.

Feeling thoroughly exhausted, I closed my eyes and to my astonishment, I heard a beautiful, woman’s voice in my room! She said very clearly, in a sparkling voice, “Here is someone who will cure you!” Startled, I opened my eyes and I saw a long black tunnel. There was a pinpoint of light in the distance. I don’t remember traveling through the tunnel, but the Light became brighter and was finally in front of me. Within that light, I saw Sathya Sai Baba. He was staring at me with his hand held up in blessing. He was very clear. Then, I was back in my room and I pondered what I just saw and felt a deep sense of relief.

Then, for the first time in 3 weeks, I slept for 12 hours straight! When I awoke 90% of my pain vanished and I had enough energy to pack, clear out my accounts and make all the arrangements I needed to make. I even had the energy to go shopping! The perspiring was significantly less. My pain level was so low, I did not feel the need to take any pain medication! Everything went very smoothly and I departed back to my country.

Needless to say, I am all well now. Thanks to a blessing I got from Baba “In the Light”.


The following image is a full and original screencap taken from Gerald Joe Moreno’s www0db0www Geocities website. Geocities Closed On October 26th 2009. The screencap has a “bubbled” watermark on it to prevent more fraudulent screencaps from being created and dispersed by Ex-Devotees of Sathya Sai Baba. Contrary to Ex-Devotee’s unsupported claims, Moreno’s Geocities webpages were never duplicated on his domain. On October 21st 2009, Moreno personally contacted and requested a block to his Geocities webpages as an extra measure to prevent abuse:

Gerald Joe Moreno Near Death Experience With Sathya Sai Baba

www0db0www Formerly Archived And Blocked On October 21st 2009 Due To Screencap Fraud

www0db0www Formerly Archived And Blocked On October 21st 2009 Due To Screencap Fraud

Yahoo Email Notice Regarding GeoCities Closure

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Gerald Joe Moreno’s Journey To Sathya Sai Baba

My experiences with Shirdi Sai and Sathya Sai have been a source of great Joy and Gratitude in my life.

During my teen years, I was searching very intensely for God. Everything seemed “empty” to me and I felt that the only way I would every experience being whole or complete, was if I could find God or Truth.

I studied just about everything I could find on Spirituality. I was raised in the Church and was baptized a Baptist. I never felt any sort of heart-bond with Christianity. The guilt and fear tactics employed by Baptists, in particular, left me all the more disconcerted with organized religion.

On my 18th birthday, as I was walking around a lake near my house, a very crystal-clear sense of direction descended upon me. I felt that I needed to go to India! The thought had never occured up until that time and although I was apprehensive, I felt very deeply that it was something I needed to do.

I took a summer job and saved all of my money so I could afford the trip. My family thought I was crazy. This determination that blossomed inside of me was unshakable. I ignored all of the criticism and endured it silently. I just knew I was going to India. I had no idea what I was going to do once I got there. I was doing what my heart told me I needed to do. There was no reason or logic behind it.

A couple of months before my scheduled trip, I met a man named Robert who had been to India. He told me what to expect in regards to Indian culture and local customs. Robert also told me about incredible experiences he had with an Indian saint named Sathya Sai Baba. I was really impressed until he showed me pictures of Baba. Robert was with Baba 30 years ago, and all of his pictures of Baba were in black and white, except for a few that had been hand colored and really didn’t look like Baba at all. Baba has a distinctive afro and wears a long, orange robe and his appearance did not fit my idea of what a “saint” should look like! ((laughs)) I just dismissed the entire thing and did not feel very drawn to Baba at all.

About a month before I departed on my journey to India, I had an experience that jolted me into the reality of miracles. Little did I know that I would soon be experiencing miracles often, as I had no idea that such things could ever happen to an ordinary person like myself. The experience I had occured in the early morning around 2:30a.m. I awoke and could not go back to sleep. I still remember looking across my dimly lit bedroom to the green glow of my digital clock and thinking to myself how much I disliked insomnia. As I was lying down, looking across the room and mumbling to myself about my sad state of sleeplessness, all of a sudden, I heard a sound that could only be best described as the gentle fluttering of hundreds of birds wings while flying overhead. As soon as I heard the sound, in a swirl, from the ground up, Sathya Sai Baba physically manifested before me! I was SO shocked and scared, I could not move or scream! Baba was in my room! I could discern his afro, flowing robe and he stared at me intensely, without saying a word, for about 20 seconds. Then, I heard the same sound of gentle fluttering of birds wings and Baba disappeared, in a swirl, from his head down to his feet!

When Baba disappeared, I jumped out of bed and turned on the lights and kept telling myself that I did not see what I just saw! I was so startled by the experience, I could not sleep at all that night! It HAD to be a dream. Too afraid to tell anyone about this extraordinary experience, I kept it to myself and dismissed it as a midnight reverie.

So, about a month after this experience, I departed to India. I was surrounded by many hugs and kisses from family members who obviously felt that I would not survive the trip! I prayed to God to guide me and help me find a Spiritual Master, or something, to rid myself of the emptiness in my life. Calcutta was the city I was going to. The year was 1988.

As the plane approached the ((real name)) Dum-Dum Airport, I could smell the pollution and feel the humidity of Calcutta. Calcutta has a population of 10 million people in 20 square miles! The plane landed and I immediately became aware that I was in a third world country. The airport terminal was not really a terminal at all. It was a simple brick and concrete building. That was it! There were poor people living in and around the airport. It was very hot and humid. I gathered my luggage and stood in line to convert some currency into rupees.

As I was standing in line, I realized I had no idea where I was going to go! No idea whatsoever! So, I began praying again to God for guidance. As I was waiting in line to convert my money, I happened to look to my side and noticed an old man staring directly at me. This old man was wearing an old, bluish cloth wound around his head and was wearing an old, robe-like garment of the same color. He was sitting down by himself and had his legs crossed, with his right ankle resting on his left knee. He had a white beard and moustache and his eyes were deep brown and his stare literally permeated my body. The power, clarity and love in this mans stare, completely overwhelmed me and I could feel tears rolling down my cheeks! All of this happening in the middle of the Dum-Dum Airport! Whoever this man is, I thought, must be a Spiritual Master. When I composed myself, I looked back at him and this man was standing up and looking to one side. He had a majestic quality to him. The line moved forward one person, and when I turned my glance from him, for a second to move forward, and I looked back at him again, he was gone. Nowhere to be seen. It seemed like he just disappeared! I felt disappointed, but there was nothing I could do.

I got my money converted and got onto a bus to take me into town. I had no idea what I was going to do or where I was going to go. I got off at a place in Calcutta that looked a little more modern than the other places we had passed. Looking around at all the poverty and feeling unusually lost, I thought to myself, “Welcome to India, Joe!” No sooner did I think this thought, when a big crow pooped on my head! ((laughs)) [I found out later that there is a Indian myth that if a crow poops on you, it is considered good luck!]

Well, to sum up the next 8 grueling hours, I had two poor people who followed me everywhere I went, asking for money. I traversed several miles of the city on foot and ended up where I began! Everything got to me. The heat. The humidity. The smell. The poverty. The two poor people who would not stop following me. I was tired. Irritable. And I finally broke down sobbing in a post office, while trying to get some help on hotels. Everyone stared at me like I was a nut and they kept asking me why I had come to India. Of course, I did not know what to say! Finally, I ended up at a house, where complete strangers took me in for the night. It was almost 11p.m. A very nice, married couple, Barin and Pratima, welcomed me as parents would their child. Their son took me to a room and I noticed that they had a picture of Sathya Sai Baba on their wall! Quite a coincidence.

I cried all night. I felt like I made a huge mistake in coming to India. Everyone was right, I wasted all of my money and time coming to India and it was just a total failure. I could not take it anymore. I decided that the next day, I would get my return flight back to my country. I was terribly distraught and disappointed. I cried and cried and finally got a couple hours of sleep around 4a.m. When I fell asleep, Sathya Sai Baba came to me in dream! There was a large map of India behind Baba and Baba told me to come and see him! He pointed to a place, on the map, in South India, and the dream ended.

I awoke immediately and pondered the dream. When Barin and Pratima came to check on me, I told them that Baba had come to me in a dream, told me to come see him and even pointed to a place on a map of India. Barin and Pratima were very surprised and they told me that nobody dreams of Baba unless he wills it. They brought me a map of India and asked me where Baba had pointed to. I pointed to the place where Baba had shown me, and their mouths dropped open as they explained that the EXACT place where I had pointed to, was Puttaparthi, the very village where Sathya Sai Baba’s Ashram is at!

I decided I had nothing to lose and decided to see Baba. Baba had come to me in another dream and told me that I would be able to see him on September 15th. Baba told me this before I bought my train ticket. I doubted this because the 15th was almost 2 weeks away and I didn’t want to wait so long. When Barin and Pratima’s son helped me to purchase the train ticket, he found out that there was a railroad strike scheduled for the coming week, and since we could not get an earlier ticket, we had to get a later one. The train was to leave near midnight on the 11th and I was to arrive in Bangalore on the morning of the 14th. I thought to myself that it was still amazing that Baba would tell me this, even though he was off by one day.

In the meantime, Barin and Pratima took very good care of me. I had an upset stomach and Pratima gave me some blessed vibuthi (ash) from Baba’s Ashram. She told me to eat it. I had never eaten ash before! I felt quite embarrassed at the thought, but ate some anyway. No sooner did the ash touch my tongue when my stomach pain literally disappeared! An instantaneous healing! I was delighted and shocked at the same time.

Barin and Pratima also told me of vibuthi (ash)and amrita (nectar) manifesting from Baba’s pictures. Pratima took me to their puja room and she had amrita manifesting from one of her pictures of Baba! She said a silent prayer to Baba, and no sooner did she finish her prayer when amrita started flowing from her picture! Pratima told me that she had prayed to Baba to protect me on my journey to see him and that Baba had acknowledged her prayer by making the amrita flow more profusely! I was awed.

Well, the 11th finally came and I was off to see Baba. The train ride was long, but pleasing. We passed through many rural villages, vast green paddy fields, large lakes filled with lotuses, vast sprawling tundra fields and over large, sacred rivers. Finally, on the 14th, I made it to Bangalore. I thought it would be wonderful to see Baba on that day. What I did not know was that I had to wait for the next bus, which didn’t leave until 5p.m. and that the bus ride was going to be 6 hours! I arrived at Puttaparthi at 11p.m. and slept in a hall in Baba’s ashram, Prashanti Nilayam (Abode of Supreme Peace). I would have to wait until the next day, the 15th, to see Baba. Just as he had told me in my dream, almost two weeks earlier! The next morning, I sat in line and took my seat among the beautiful, sandy grounds that surrounded the main temple in which Baba lived. When Baba came out, I was completely overcome by his beauty. He looked exactly as he did in my dreams. He moved like a lion, yet seemed to float over the sand. His walk was majestic, yet fluid. When I first saw him, I felt a deep sense of relief in my heart. I sighed and said in my mind, “Oh Baba!”. No sooner did I say this, in my mind, Baba literally snapped his head and looked directly at me! He held his hand up in the air. I thought he was waving to me, but later found out it was a sign of his blessing. How could he hear my thoughts? I was shocked. Later on the same day, I got to go inside the temple for Bhajan (Devotional Singing). As I entered the temple, I realized that I had seen it before in a dream! Exactly! Not only that, but there was a statue and picture of Shirdi Sai Baba. I did not know his name yet, however, I recognized him immediately as being the man who I had seen at the airport who stared at me with such intensity! He had the same cloth wound around his head, the same type of garments, the same white beard and moustache and even the same sitting style; with his legs crossed and his right ankle resting on his left knee! Then, Baba came into the main hall for Bhajan. As soon as Baba came in, he looked directly at me. Baba sat in his chair and stared at me non-stop for 10 minutes. I did not know why he was staring at me for so long. I felt quite uncomfortable. Bhajan ended and Baba left.

There are two Darshan times. One is in the morning, and the other in the afternoon. In the afternoon, as I was waiting for Baba to come out, a man sitting next to me suddenly said, very loudly and without any shame, “Of all the thousands of people here, Baba has inspired me to give YOU these books.” The man handed me two books and he did not say another word to me. One book was a small book that described some miracles Baba had done. The other book had a picture of Shirdi Sai Baba on one side and a picture of Sathya Sai Baba on the other side. The title was, “Shirdi Sai and Sathya Sai are one and the same.” In that book, it described how Shirdi Sai and Sathya Sai would both appear to people all around the world. I found out then, that Shirdi Sai had left his body in 1918. And I realized the oneness of Shirdi and Sathya in that moment. All along, Baba had a plan that unfolded, unknown to me, exactly as he had willed. A seamless plan that left me and still leaves me in awe.

The following images are full and original screencaps taken from Gerald Joe Moreno’s www0db0www Geocities website. Geocities Closed On October 26th 2009. The screencaps have “bubbled” watermarks on them to prevent more fraudulent screencaps from being created and dispersed by Ex-Devotees of Sathya Sai Baba. Contrary to Ex-Devotee’s unsupported claims, Moreno’s Geocities webpages were never duplicated on his domain. On October 21st 2009, Moreno personally contacted and requested a block to his Geocities webpages as an extra measure to prevent abuse:

Original Screencap 1 - Moreno Journey To Sathya Sai Baba
Original Screencap 2 - Moreno Journey To Sathya Sai Baba

www0db0www Formerly Archived And Blocked On October 21st 2009 Due To Screencap Fraud

www0db0www Formerly Archived And Blocked On October 21st 2009 Due To Screencap Fraud

Yahoo Email Notice Regarding GeoCities Closure

Yahoo Email Notice Regarding GeoCities Closure

Kevin RD Shepherd And The Former US State Department Warning

Regarding the former US State Department warning, Kevin Shepherd said:

Kevin R.D. Shepherd: “The US State Department has been more sober than Indian politicians, issuing a travel warning after reports of ‘inappropriate sexual behaviour by a prominent local religious leader.’ That statement has been confirmed by officials as a reference to Sathya Sai Baba.”

Kevin Shepherd obviously does not care to update his website with current and accurate information. Since July 17th 2007, the US State Department has “soberly” removed all indirect references to Sathya Sai Baba from their official website (Refs: Truth Behind US State Department WarningOfficial US State Consular Sheet).

It is very disturbing that Kevin Shepherd (like ex-devotees) misrepresented the former US State Department warning when he purposely left out the pivotal word “unconfirmed” in his quote. The former US State Department warning explicitly stated unconfirmed reports of inappropriate sexual behavior by a prominent local religious leader”. Kevin Shepherd (wholly unconcerned with giving full and accurate citations) quoted only partial information that significantly changed the entire context to the original statement. Why would a serious researcher cite partial quotes for any other reason than personal bias and deceit?

In his July 2007 update, Kevin Shepherd said (in reference to UNESCO and the US State Department removing all indirect warnings against Sai Baba from their websites):

Kevin R.D. Shepherd: “This grave cessation of public warnings should arouse strong questions about official protocol, which can evidently be manipulated by an organisation whose activities have not been duly investigated.”

Actually, these “grave cessation of public warnings” should arouse strong suspicions that the former warnings were discovered to be based on inadequate or deceptive information. After all, Ex-Devotees boasted how they accomplished the Unesco Withdrawal and the US State Department Warning via an unremitting “e-bombing” campaign.

Kevin Shepherd went from calling the US State Department “sober” to implying that they were manipulated by the Sai Organization. This type of behavior is highly indicative of a conspiracy theorist that operates on the premise of paranoia and deceit when the truth does not argue in his favor.

The reason why Sathya Sai Baba and the Sai Organization have never been “investigated” is because all of the alleged victims have never followed the process of law and refuse (to this day) to file a basic police complaint against the guru in India. Therefore, the perception that Sathya Sai Baba is completely innocent of all wrongdoing is due to the apathy and non-credibility of alleged victims (who refused the offer of free “world-class legal resources” from Ex-Devotees). Don’t expect Kevin Shepherd to provide these facts, which he could have easily obtained had he contacted Gerald Joe Moreno (a Pro-Sai Activist he has written extensively against).

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