Thursday, November 12, 2015

A. Kumar of Singapore calls for action to prevent break up of Sai orgn.

A recent comment of mine on this Facebook post, https://www.facebook.com/notes/vr-ganti/singapore-devotees-opening-up-bro-a-kumar-pens-his-pains/10205455046000226, has been reproduced below (slightly edited).

This message from Sri A. Kumar of Singapore (put up by Mr. Vr Ganti) is very appropriate, in my considered opinion. In particular, I am in full agreement with the following part of his message:

When the very Organisation He has so painstakingly built as one unit is in clear danger of breaking apart, do we as devotees just sit and say " leave it to Swami ? "  

Is that what we have learnt from Him, if at all ?

Do we not owe our beloved Swami at least the basic requirements of keeping his Organisation intact ?  Why cant both sides set aside their egos and sit to talk on way forward ?  

Can not the students whom Swami loved and gave so much of Himself, see through the charade and know that the sides are pitting " Swami against Swami ? "

MHG [Ravi: Muddy Hill Group referring to Muddenahalli group] trying to prove their point of the subtle body being that of Swami, while Truth stays true to the fact that Swami has and will always be direct to devotee. No place for third body or medium in between.

There is then a genuine fear that a greater tragedy is being unleashed in the form of parents and teachers, especially Bal Vikas teachers, who may nurture the young/very young children with their individual thought process depending on which side they support.  Disturbing thought really.

We can only intensify our prayers and hope better sense prevails and that the Central Trust or seniors involved seriously take steps to stem this tragedy from progressing any further.

--- end extract from Sri A. Kumar message ---

Ravi: I agree with Sri Sita Raman: "So this Psychic phenomena should never be allowed to (be) exploited at any cost, for it is damaging the very core of our Sai movement. It is like goat eating away (the) fence itself, ..."

But I do not approve of words like rebel against central trustees. Overall I think the Sri Sathya Sai Central Trust (SSSCT) has done a wonderful job in stabilizing the Prasanthi Nilayam managed institutions and the ashram itself after the GREAT TRAUMA of the Mahasamadhi. I speak from direct experience as I live in Puttaparthi, have lived through the GREAT TEST of immediate post-Mahasamadhi period in Puttaparthi, and was part of the Sai university (SSSIHL) till March 2012. I think nobody including SSSCT expected MDH false claims, especially the invisible to all but Madhusudhan Rao Naidu so called subtle body, to TRAP & DELUDE so many people, including veteran Sai fraternity leader Sri Indulal Shah & his family, and former Vice-chancellor (VC) Prof. Shashidhar Prasad of the Sai university (he stepped down as VC in Nov. 2014). To be honest, even when I first saw the May 2014 Kodaikanal video of this invisible so called subtle body darshan & discourse via Madhusudhan Naidu, I expected it to be a short-term event which would be dismissed by the Sai fraternity. But we were proved wrong!!! Somehow many of Sai fraternity WORLDWIDE got trapped & deluded by that belief. And I think it has to be said that the Sathya Sai university alumni and some former faculty/staff (including former warden and former vice-chancellor) had a vital role to play in so many getting trapped & deluded.

So let us not put all the blame on SSSCT trustees. They are also human beings and not people endowed with supernatural/divine powers. Perhaps they made some mistakes in not confronting the problem head on. Perhaps their biggest mistake was to allow Shashidhar Prasad to continue as vice-chancellor of the Sai university till Nov. 2014, when it was an OPEN SECRET in Prasanthi Nilayam that he believed in Narasimhamurthy's dream instructions (started around July 2011) and was under the spell of Narasimhamurthy. I mean, when the Sai university top man himself believed in Narasimhamurthy, what can you expect others in the Sai university to do? The whole Sai university (SSSIHL) was under Narasimhamurthy's spell till Nov. 2014 when Shashidhar Prasad stepped down. Anybody who opposed Shashidhar Prasad and Narasimhamurthy was THROWN OUT of the Sai university (e.g. Prof. Anilkumar Kamaraju, the UNSUNG HERO of SSSIHL who fought Narasimhamurthy and Shashidhar Prasad's HIJACK of the Sai university, tooth-and-nail).

Now I think SSSCT should become far more pro-active and TRANSPARENT in this matter. SSSCT should share PUBLICLY (and not limit it to SECRETIVE discussions within some small coterie) how they are going to tackle this Muddenahalli SERIOUS DIVISIVE THREAT to post-Mahasamadhi Sathya Sai movement. I repeat my earlier public statement (https://www.facebook.com/ravi.s.iyer.7/posts/1675586875991216) "Actually I think there should be a video message from senior faculty of Sathya Sai University (SSSIHL), (getting good sixth pay commission salaries after Mahasamadhi, from Bhaktula sommu, Devotee contributions), where they CONDEMN the MOCKERY that so called communicator and alumnus of Sai university, Madhusudhan Naidu, of Muddenahalli is making of our beloved Lord, Kali Yuga Avatar, Bhagavan Sri Sathya Sai Baba, which is endorsed by former warden of Sai university, Shri Narasimhamurthy."

I also repeat my public statement (https://www.facebook.com/ravi.s.iyer.7/posts/1675731305976773), "To make things even clearer, I think the esteemed trustees of the Sri Sathya Sai Central Trust (SSSCT), which is the mother organization of all Sai institutions managed from Prasanthi Nilayam, should put out a PUBLIC STATEMENT that they will NOT take action against any staff who CONDEMN the so called communicator of Muddenahalli, Sai university alumnus, Shri Madhusudhan Rao Naidu's claims of speaking the words of Bhagavan Sri Sathya Sai Baba and giving darshan, interviews and discourses in Bhagavan's HOLY NAME."

The failure/betrayal in this Muddenahalli FALSE CLAIM has ORIGINATED from and BEEN SUPPORTED by ALUMNI/STAFF of Sathya Sai university. In my considered view, it is the BOUNDEN DUTY of FACULTY/STAFF/ALUMNI (especially current sixth pay commission well paid staff) of Sathya Sai university to PUBLICLY CONDEMN Muddenahalli FALSE CLAIMS. If they fail to do that, then in my considered opinion, they are FAILING in their duty towards Bhagavan. I am sorry if my words seem harsh, but I have to do my duty towards Kali Yuga Avatar Bhagavan Sri Sathya Sai Baba, to whom I am deeply, deeply grateful for the love and spiritual guidance that He showered on me (FREE OF CHARGE!!!). I mentioned FREE OF CHARGE, as today almost everything and everybody is measured by money. Bhagavan was not like that. His measure of his devotees and workers/instruments in his mission, was NOT the MONEY MEASURE of today.

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