Monday, August 24, 2015

Appeal to all Sai devotees about taking a stand on Muddenahalli (MDH) claims from a young adult Sai devotee

Given below are the contents of a Facebook post/status of Narender Thangavelu, https://www.facebook.com/NarenderThangavelu/posts/921727887874181, with his approval for sharing it on this blog post (the MDH reference below is to the claim of so called subtle body of Bhagavan Sri Sathya Sai Baba based in Muddenahalli with an associated so called chosen communicator, Madhusudhan Naidu, which I am convinced is a FALSE CLAIM based on public discourses and teachings of Bhagavan on matters related to mediums and communicators):

An appeal to all Sai devotees!

Regardless of where you are in this world, it is high time you took some stance on this issue. Next time someone asks you what goes on at MDH, don't equivocate. Don't tell you are clueless because you should not be. After reading so many statements of Swami on mediums, cash collection, loyalty of the office bearers, you should not have any confusion. Even after reading all of them, if you don't like to speak out, just say what the response of the official Sai organization is. At least that way, there would be solidarity of opinion when it goes out.

Don't say, 'It's all Swami's leela' etc. That leela began before the creation of the universe and will continue after its dissolution as well. Don't pass the buck. It is the present that is important.

You may ask, 'But so many people imitate Swami!' Of course, many people have imitated Swami for years (in fact, for decades) and continue to do so. Then why give a special attention to this drama? Because in those cases the distraction was external. There was no confusion. Here it is plainly internal. Someone throws a stone you can step aside. Can you do the same if you [Ravi rephrased: have an internal body problem]?

No point in being a mute spectator and finally blaming the central trust for everything. Late or not, as of now the central trust is doing some work. But a war is not won by a handful of generals alone. Be a part of something.

Don't have guilt that you are not a perfect devotee to decide on this issue. A seed need not wait to grow into tree before it starts giving shade. It is not a batch process. Do things in proportion to your capacity. Swami will guide you.

Jai Sairam!

--- end Narender Thangavelu's FB post contents ---

Ravi: I added a comment to the above FB post and also shared it on my Facebook pages here: https://www.facebook.com/ravi.s.iyer.7/posts/1653199008230003. I have given below my Facebook share post content/comment:

Excellent post by bro Narender Thangavelu!

Not only does what he say apply to Sai center members, readers may be rather shocked to note that it applies to paid employees of Puttaparthi trust and associated institutions too! Some weeks ago one senior paid staff told me with one hand raised in the air rather theatrically that all is Sai leela, as an explanation to some uncomfortable question I asked him about former VC, Shashidhar Prasad (a Muddenahalli believer & supporter). I felt it was as if his thinking was that he was getting his sixth pay commission salary, so why worry? Just do one's allotted work in the institution. Leave the rest to Sai to do whatever.

When that is the attitude of some, but not all, paid staff of Puttaparthi Sai mission (HQ of Sathya Sai Baba of Puttaparthi mission), one can well imagine the attitude of Sai center members (unpaid volunteer-members).

I think all paid employees of Sri Sathya Sai Central Trust and associated institutions owe it to the institution that is paying them good money (sixth pay commission salary) to at least, borrowing words from bro Narendar's post shared below, "just say what the response of the official Sai organization is".

I also completely second his statement, "No point in being a mute spectator and finally blaming the central trust for everything." Yes, Sri Sathya Sai Central Trust has to become quicker to react to such matters and also share more with Sai devotees instead of keeping everything closely to their chest. That will not work now. They have to regain the trust of Sai devotees who are being attracted to Muddenahalli FALSE BELIEF, by being more transparent, more accountable and more responsive.

I thank bro Narender for taking the initiative in sharing this very important view of his on social media for interested Sai devotees to read and ponder about. Jai Sairam!

--- end my FB shared post content/comment ----

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