Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Shri Narasimhamurthy of Muddenahalli supposedly said Kali Yuga will end (and Sathya Yuga will begin) on 23rd October 2015!

I came across this recent post by an ardent Muddenahalli devotee/supporter/promoter, https://www.facebook.com/preethamsai/posts/10153893881616677, dated October 13th 2015:

"Swami recently declared, when the Purnahuthi of Athi Rudra Maha Yagnam takes place on 23rd October 2015, Kali Yuga ends and Sathya Yuga begins."
-- Sri B N Narasimha Murthy LIVE from Athi Rudra Maha Yagnam, Sathya Sai Grama, Muddenahalli

--- end MDH supporter/promoter post contents ---

Ravi: Nowadays I tend to simply ignore claims from Muddenahalli (MDH) group that I come across on Facebook (on my wall). But this one was just too much to keep quiet. Actually, I had seen it earlier and managed somehow to ignore it, but when I came across it again I felt that I must say something about it.

Well, if that truly happens, I will be OVERJOYED. Never mind if my current view that so called subtle body of Sathya Sai Baba in Muddenhalli is a FALSE CLAIM, is proved wrong. I mean, end of Kali Yuga and dawn of Sathya Yuga sounds real GREAT!!!

BUT one has to look at the ground reality. First, I don't recall hearing (or reading) Bhagavan Sri Sathya Sai Baba (physical form) say that in His discourses. He referred to Kali Yuga many times but I have not come across him saying that the Kali Yuga is going to end in 2015 and that Sath (Sathya) Yuga is going to start! If anybody does have any such reference(s) I would be glad to know of it.

I searched sssbpt.info for 'end of kali yuga' (without quotes) and went through the first fifteen odd result links to Bhagavan's discourses and writings. None of these mentioned Kali Yuga ending in 2015 and Sath Yuga starting.

Instead in this discourse, http://www.sssbpt.info/ssspeaks/volume15/sss15-30.pdf, made in Muddenahalli, 6-11-1981 (which would be 6th November 1981), this is what Bhagavan has said:

Of the four yugas, the present Kali yuga is far more congenial than the previous three (Kritha, Thretha and Dwapara yugas) for the acquisition of wisdom and the cultivation of discrimination (viveka) for, we now have many simple paths available for liberating ourselves. The scriptures say, "No, no, dear sirs, no age is equal to the Kali age! Through just smarana and chinthana, we can reach the Goal. Smarana is the process of keeping the Lord ever in the memory and chinthana is the process of thinking of His glory all the time. Many people are scared because they believe that the Kali yuga in which we live will witness the ultimate Deluge. Others call it the Kalaha yuga, the Age of Conflict, for it is now well-nigh omnipresent No, no. This age is the Golden Age for the seekers of God, for earning and learning viveka.

--- end extract from Bhagavan discourse ---

Ravi: Note there is no reference whatsoever to Kali Yuga ending in 21st century. Instead Bhagavan is saying that this Kali Age is the Golden Age for the seekers of God, as "we now have many simple paths available for liberating ourselves". [Ravi: May not be Golden Age for others who are not interested in seeking God but are interested in seeking yellow coloured and glittering gold, and money :-).] Note that Kritha yuga is another name for Sath/Sathya Yuga, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Satya_Yuga.

But now the Muddenahalli group claim that the same Bhagavan in Sukshma form (subtle form/body), in the same place, Muddenahalli, around thirty five years later, is saying something very different. End of Kali Yuga!!! My God! That is a such a mind-blowing (HUGE) kind of statement from a Hindu scriptural point of view, that it takes my breath away.

I am afraid I have to conclude that if Shri B.N. Narasimhamurthy did really make that statement, then they are NOT the words of Bhagavan Sri Sathya Sai Baba of Puttaparthi, but of somebody else. I think I should also warn Sathya Sai devotees who happen to read this post or related mail that they SHOULD NOT BELIEVE THAT Bhagavan Sri Sathya Sai Baba is saying that Kali Yuga will end on 23rd October 2015 (and that Sathya Yuga will start after that). From whatever I have read of Swami's discourses (and heard in many discourses sitting in Kulwant Hall from Swami's physical form), the clear implication is that Kali Yuga will continue for years and decades and centuries in the future. And that the Sai triple Avatar is the Kali Yuga Avatar who has taught mankind, and will teach as Prema Sai, how to lead lives following Sathya, Dharma, Shanti & Prema, and how to achieve liberation through simple paths that He taught, and will teach as Prema Sai.

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