Sai Baba, the Indian spiritual leader, mystic, philanthropist and educator, died on April 24 this year.

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Sai Baba was an embodiment of simplicity and did not even have a bank account of his own. He never kept anything for himself. Read more:

Today I read a report about Sai Baba.

Previous webpages about Sai Baba were
2011 Apr 06 –Get well, Sai Baba
2011 Apr 26 –Sai Baba died
2011 Apr 28 – Farewell to Sai Baba

I had been interested in Sai Baba for spiritual reasons. He always seemed to be spiritually quite advanced. One way to assess him spiritually was to look at the financial side of his life and that always made a good impression. Now this article gives some insights into his financial dealings and they seem to be Okay. What happens with these finances and properties after his death, what others then do, might be another matter.

Here are some excerpts of what I read today:

 

Baba’s billions probed

Police quiz trustees and the guru’s nephew

The Sathya Sai Trust worldwide was thrown into turmoil this week following disclosures that Indian police were probing alleged financial irregularities in the multi-billion rand institution, purported to be worth more than 6 billion euros.

And now it seems the government of Andhra Pradesh is considering taking over the trust which has been mired in one controversy after another since the death of Sai Baba.

The trust was started by the Indian spiritual leader, mystic, philanthropist and educator who died on April 24 this year in hospital after a short illness. He has a massive following around the world. Shortly after the death of the 85-year-old, reports from Sai Baba’s home town in Puttaparthi, Andhra Pradesh, suggested that there was in-fighting among the trustees.

The trust is responsible for the running of the ashrams and at the time of Sai Baba’s death it was believed to be worth about 6 billion euros.

Recently trustees found 98 kg of gold, 307 kg of silver and 115 million rupees (about 0.75 million euros) in cash in his private quarters. The treasure was recorded in the presence of two retired judges.

The rooms had been kept shut from March 28 when Sai Baba, who has ashrams in 126 countries, was hospitalized and were reopened on June 16.

The Sathya Sai Trust, which manages his vast empire spanning hospitals and spiritual retreats, said it had not previously been aware of the undisclosed riches and has deposited them with a bank.

“We had no knowledge about the money… it was given to him (and) Bhagwan Sai Baba kept it for public use.”

“He was an embodiment of simplicity and did not even have a bank account of his own. He never kept anything for himself.”

 

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