Sathya Sai Baba's trust on Wednesday (June 22) rubbished close devotee Isaac Tigrett's claims of knowing a secret told by the spiritual leader himself. The trustees have said that Sathya Sai Baba didn't keep any secrets from them. Isaac Tigrett, one of Baba's famous devotees claimed that the spiritual guru had personally given him directions on how to run the trust and that only he had been let in Sathya Sai Baba's big secret.
Considering Sathya Sai Baba has left behind a considerable fortune, there is almost a scramble among his successors to know what the secret is all about.
Nagananda, Trustee, Sathya Sai Central Trust Board said, "Bhagwan had a one to one interaction with lot of people & it was an interaction between guru & devotee. So really it is one's own personal experience. Swami's administration was different from personal relationships built between devotee & guru. Those personal relationships had nothing to do with the administration of the ashram."
"Whenever some instructions were given & Bhagwan wanted action to be taken on that instruction, he would inform the administration like the secretary. If somebody got some instructions from Bhagwan it is their bonded duty to pass it on. They cant expect us to go an ask that have you got instructions, what that is & why don't you tell us?," added the trustee.
He added, "If Bhagwan has given his instructions in sacred talks it is his business to come & tell us. If he doesn't he cant expect us to go & ask. I don't think those discussion or instruction they had from Bhagwan have any value today as they were all personal instructions."
Earlier, Isaac Tigrett, a key devotee of Sri Sathya Sai Baba who is also the founder of Hard Rock & House of Blues and lives in Sai Baba's ashram Prasanthi Nilayam, had claimed, "I have an announcement to make. In 2007 Sai Baba started giving me a series of interviews and in those series of interviews he told me exactly how he wanted Prasanthi Nilayam to run. He also had a witness who is so important, who is there, as I asked him over 170 questions about how he wanted me to do this. He said this is our secret. You tell no one. Now I simply have this to say. I will with his approval give this approval to the Sai organisation if they wish to approach me."