Last updated on 27th February 2016
The Muddenahalli group website here, http://saivrinda.org/updates/sri-sathya-sai-sowbhagyam-inaguration/, states (he in the quote below is Hon'ble Prime Minster Narendra Modi, and the context is the recent visit on 21st Feb. 2016 of PM Modi to Naya Raipur hospital of Muddenahalli group):
Between the two functions, he sought the guidance and blessings of Bhagawan Baba in the subtle form, for a few minutes. It was a great occasion for the leader of the Nation and the leader of the Universe to come together, yet again!
--- end quote from Muddenahalli group website ---
[Readers may additionally want to see the blog post, Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurates Sathya Sai Baba statue in Naya Raipur hospital, and praises Sathya Sai, http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2016/02/prime-minister-narendra-modi.html, dated 21st February 2016.]
Now, my view is that we should find out from official quarters like the Prime Minister's Office whether they approve of the above quote on Muddenahalli group website. In my view, Muddenahalli group WILL SURELY USE THIS PM seeking guidance & blessings from subtle form statement BOLDLY PUT UP ON THEIR OFFICIAL WEBSITE, as PROPAGANDA, and thereby TRAP more innocent Sai devotees into their fold.
My view is that I should not be a MUTE WITNESS to such POSSIBLE FALSE PROPAGANDA of Muddenahalli group, as my duty towards my beloved Gurudev Bhagavan Sri Sathya Sai Baba, and as a service to Sathya Sai fraternity at large (as I have benefited significantly from Sathya Sai Baba and the Sathya Sai Baba fraternity; so I am giving back here). But first we need to find out whether PM Modi really met the so called communicator, Madhusudhan Rao Naidu, and sought so called subtle body's guidance & blessings through Madhusudhan Rao Naidu! If PM Modi has actually met Madhusudhan Rao Naidu (at this recent Naya Raipur hospital event or even earlier as the quote above uses the words, "yet again") and accepted his claim of mediumship of Sathya Sai, then Muddenahalli group is simply stating the truth, and we will have to accept it, even if I and some others will find it very deeply disappointing & very deeply disturbing.
If, on the other hand, we find out that PM Modi either did not meet Madhusudhan Rao Naidu at all OR met him for a few minutes as a courtesy to C.Srinivas & co. (as they had offered their facilities to PM Modi's political party led state govt. for their govt. function there) but NOT sought so called subtle form's guidance & blessings through so called communicator Madhusudhan Rao Naidu, then we can inform the Sathya Sai fraternity of it, and thereby help to AUTHORITATIVELY puncture Muddenahalli group's claim.
Dear reader, what do you think of the above? I may be on the wrong track and so, do feel free to disagree with me.
Associated Facebook post: https://www.facebook.com/ravi.s.iyer.7/posts/1708193029397267
Ravi S. Iyer
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Given below are some comments on the afore mentioned Facebook post associated with this blog post:
Ravi S. Iyer wrote:
Thanks [--name-snipped--]. Given the fact that only a few readers have commented in favour of contacting the Prime Minister's Office (PMO), I find that there is very little support for this proposed initiative of mine. Therefore, as of now, I am NOT planning to write to PMO. I mean, it seems to me that as far as the vast majority of my readers go, they are not really bothered about it. So my view is why should I make such a fuss! I have enough personal issues that I urgently need to devote my time & attention to, and I am going to focus on that instead.
What I have understood from my on-going study of political campaigns in India and the USA (the current presidential campaign there), is that in such initiatives related to a community (in this case the Sathya Sai devotee community) OPEN & PUBLIC backing from the community is vital. The candidates who put out a particular analysis of current problems facing the community and their proposed solutions (even if some solutions are more a statement of general intent without specifics of the solutions), get a feel of how the community likes or dislikes their analysis & proposed solutions, from the PUBLIC turnout & PUBLIC support they get in their political campaign meetings & other events.
In a similar way, this Facebook post of mine (and associated email & blog post) is (are) a feeler. And the feeling I have got very clearly and very unmistakably is that my readership community is generally NOT INTERESTED to PUBLICLY INVOLVE themselves in even supporting an effort done by somebody else (me) to confirm the details of this claim of Muddenahalli group, from the Prime Minister's Office! So like Jeb Bush, very decently, in my considered view, stepped down from the USA presidential race by acknowledging the poor vote he got in South Carolina, USA (and similar poor vote in Iowa & New Hampshire), as a statement by the voters that they do not back him in this presidential race, in this much, much smaller scale matter, I would like to follow the WISDOM & DECENCY of Jeb Bush by, at least for now, NOT going ahead with writing to the Prime Minister's Office on this matter. [Here's Jeb Bush's stepping down video, Jeb Bush Suspends Campaign - FULL SPEECH (C-SPAN), https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ckab-n5MHSg, 7 min 8 secs, published on Feb. 20th 2016.]
If others are willing to go ahead with such initiatives of contacting the Prime Minister's Office or the Prime Minister himself, I will surely PUBLICLY support them. Thanks. Jai Sairam!
Ravi S. Iyer wrote:
Dear VijaySai B.S., Thanks for telling us that the duration of the meeting was for 7 to 8 minutes. For me, the key question is did PM seek the guidance and blessings of so called subtle form through so called communicator, Madhusudhan Rao Naidu? That is, did PM ask Mr. C. Srinivas (or other senior persons of Naya Raipur hospital/Muddenahalli group) to meet so called communicator, Madhusudhan Rao Naidu & so called subtle body? OR was it suggested to the PM by Mr. C. Srinivas or others, to have a small chat (less than ten minutes)? If you see the video of the first function (inauguration of Swami statue & unveiling of plaques) you can clearly see that as PM Modi is walking to get off the stage after the inauguration/unveling, Mr. C. Srinivas requests him to greet those who are in the front row of the audience, and PM Modi graciously accepts the request and greets those persons. It was nice of PM Modi to do so and I am happy for Muddenahalli group that PM Modi did greet these leaders of Muddenahalli group.
Now, was PM Modi meeting so called communicator, Madhusudhan Rao Naidu, and so called subtle form, something similar in the sense that the request was made by Mr. C. Srinivas (or other leaders)? That, to me, is the key question. I wonder whether you could provide us that information. Thanks.
Ravi S. Iyer wrote:
VijaySai B.S. Noted that you will not be able to provide the information I seek. I guess I and many others would then presume that it was not as though PM Modi sought the guidance & blessings of so called subtle form through so called communicator, but that it was just a courtesy extended by PM Modi as Naya Raipur hospital people had provided their facilities for the main govt. function that was held there. Thanks.
Ravi S. Iyer wrote:
Well, bro. VijaySai B.S., for me it is more of an issue of how the PM or the PMO views the matter. I sincerely doubt that the PM or PMO will approve of words that PM Modi sought the guidance and blessings of subtle form as has been claimed on Muddenahalli group website. If the PM or PMO Facebook or twitter feed had mentioned that (like it mentioned the unveiling of the statue & plaques with photographs), there would be zero room for any ambiguity or confusion about the matter.
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