Look…how Sai Baba performs like a bad magician

We thank Eagle & Eagle www.eagletv.co.uk/home/contact.htm for the videos used in this article. Watch these online movies (click on them): 01. Baba cheating with vibhuti(1.84 MB):

You can clearly see how Baba gets something from his left hand, in which he is holding the letters, and then a bit later is performing vibhuti with his right hand.

02. Baba cheating with lingam(1,91 MB, with sound):

This movie shows how Baba acts as if he is coughing and because of this he has to use a handkerchief, but in fact he has already got the lingam in his handkerchief and puts the lingam with his left hand into his mouth; immediately afterwards he vomits the lingam.

03. Baba cheating with vibhuti (1.90 MB):

Look, from the beginning, at Baba's right hand! You can see that he is grabbing something (probably vibhuti) from under the letters which he is holding in his left hand, after that he performs vibhuti and distributes it four times.

04. Baba cheating with necklace (1.8 MB, quality of movie not very ok)

Right from the beginning you must watch his hands in the purple circle, the left hand is taking over something from the right hand, in which he holds a letter too. Then he is going to walk, and at the end he stops, and the right hand performs the 'materialization' of a necklace.

05. Baba cheating with vibhuti (0.9 MB) Watch Sai Baba's right hand a moment after he takes a letter from the person he is talking to: just before the second person to the left raises his head. You can see Sai Baba deposit the letter he had taken on top of the pile in his left hand. Then you can clearly see him reach in under the letters in his left hand, which is a totally unnecessary move and pull out something. In fact you can see him make two distinct moves when his right hand is under the letter pile. First move seems to be pulling out something, and the second move is catching or collecting something. Then he pulls out his right hand and the thumb now is close to the inner palm, clearly holding something. Now he steps back, and waving his hand, "crushes" something, and passes around vibhuti. 06. Baba cheating with necklace (1.7 MB)This is the footage shot by Indian TV in Hyderabad, in August 1992. This footage created a storm in the Indian press, and later was "withdrawn" by PM Narasimha Rao's influence. Sai Baba's assistant brings the memento to Sai Baba , which Sai Baba holds with both hands, the assistant is still holding the memento with both hands too. Now the devotee does namaskar to Sai Baba, and comes forward to receive the memento. From this point watch Sai Baba's right hand closely. After the devotee accepts the memento, as Sai Baba instead of releasing his right hand, moves it further towards the assistant's hand under the memento, we can clearly see Sai Baba's right hand and the right hand of Sai Baba's assistant making contact as if in a "handshake" at the moment the devotee has got the memento in both hands. Particularly note the way the assistant's right hand moves away after contacting Sai Baba's right hand... it is released in the typical manner after "putting something" with a cupped hand. This clip is actually better when seen in the normal speed. 07. Baba cheating with vibhuti (3.78 MB ) This is one of the best ever video clips I had seen, where you can physically see the vibuthi tablet transferred, and you can see it in Sai Baba's right hand between the fingers and also see it being crushed by the thumb. Note that in all vibuthi "materializations", the left hand and the right hand would have always come in contact with a cupping motion moments before the "miracle", and after this contact the right thumb will always be held close to or under the fingers. A professional conjurer, Nils Krøjgaard, explains how the trick is performed. The ash is tightly compressed in small tablets. Occasionally, when Sathya Sai Baba thinks no one is watching his hands, he transfers the tablets from one hand to another. In this clip, a close up shows the tablet very clearly. Note: Do not be distracted by the beautiful face of Goldie Hawn that is circled in this clip during this "miracle"… keep watching Sai Baba's right hand… We shouldn't let "maya" turn us away from Truth "Swami says"… so let us all follow this advice and see "Truth". (We can always see Goldie anytime later, of course.) 08. Baba grabs something from behind his cushion (0.5 MB) Yet another rare and excellent video clip shot during a group interview. Watch the cushion behind Sathya Sai Baba's back. It hides a number of items. In this clip, you can see him get up and reach for something behind the cushion with his right hand, to "produce" it and give to someone in the room. Watch the right hand as he is half standing, and in fact the movement of the right shoulder, clearly will indicate he is digging in and reaching for something.

09. Baba cheating with vibhuti (0.7 MB )

Yet another vibhuti trick. Need we say more? Have a look.

10. Baba cheating with lingam (4 MB)

See how Baba brings the lingam into his mouth at the first time he brings a white handkerchief to his mouth with his left hand. Notice the bent third, fourth and fifth fingers from his left hand in which he holds the lingam, and watch how these fingers stretch flat, just at the moment the lingam has arrived in his mouth.

Baba's technique is exactly the same as in the first lingam trick on this page, this movie shows how Baba acts as if he is coughing and because of this he has to use a handkerchief, but in fact he has already got the lingam in his handkerchief and puts the lingam with his left hand into his mouth; immediately afterwards he vomits the lingam.

11. Baba cheating with necklace (1 MB, with sound):

One must look very carefully right from the beginning after Baba has lifted his hand to greet, you can clearly see that he is grasping the necklace from under the statue, and when he has done it, he looks around to see whether anybody has seen him.

The movie as we found it, was manipulated, some frames were cut out, but the trick performed by Baba, is very clear to see.

12. Baba cheating with lingam (2.65 MB, with sound):

This time, the lingam didn't come out of his mouth, but from his left hand. Please watch only the hands from the start of the movie, the left arm is left calm but the small lingam is doubtless already lying in it and the right hand is waving and still empty. After a few moments Baba passes the lingam to his right hand, which happens behind the microphone standard, but we can clearly see the masking of the trick with a white handkerchief. From that moment on, you can see that the 3rd, 4th and 5th fingers of the right hands are bent, the lingam is already in it, before he 'materialises' it a few seconds later.

13. Baba cheating with lingam (5 MB, with sound):

Sai Baba allowed an unprecedented live broadcast in the Indian subcontinent of his so-called 'lingodbhava' (bringing the egg-like ellipsoidal object out of his mouth after what looks like a painful process of 'regurgitation'). However, one can most clearly see that NO lingam actually emerged at all - view the most important fragment of the clip in slow motion - this year. Instead there was a small spurt of yellowish vomit, which was later claimed to be the lingam in liquid golden form!

A film clip of the 'actual emergence' has been posted on the internet by devotees. One can pause the video and examine each frame separately to analyse the movements. (View the film clip on kingdomofsai.org, Baba vomitted spurt two times, only the last time with the handkerchief was filmed.). From before the alleged 'emergence', SSB is clearly seen to be holding something just about the size of the lingam inside the towel between the thumb and forefinger of his right hand! Now what on earth could that be, one wonders? After the vomit, he lets go of what he was holding in secret and fumbles to extract it with his right hand, taking the lingam from under the towel just where it was being held earlier, and we see a rather confused look of resignation cross his features.

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