Monday, July 11, 2016

List of posts of this Spiritual blog with autobiographical content

Last updated on 18th July 2016

A few weeks ago I had put up a rather hurriedly written partial autobiography kind of document; see the post, An Indian Software Techie's (My) Material and Spiritual Journey So Far (till Sept. 2002),, dated June 20th 2016.

The question that popped up was what about the period from Oct. 2002 to now. I don't know when I will get around to that. However, over the past few years I had written some blog posts with autobiographical content which included the period Oct. 2002 to now. I decided to go through the tedious task of going through the posts of this blog (Ravi S. Iyer's Spiritual Blog) and listing out the ones that have autobiographical content. Those lists are given below. I think I have got most, maybe all, of the posts of this blog with autobiographical content as of today (12th July 2016) in these lists but I cannot rule out the possibility of having missed out some.

List of posts of this blog which have content which is mainly or fully autobiographical or has some rather vital autobiographical content

1) Thankful to God & government for freedom of worship; Mosul's Christians face terrible persecution,, dated July 2014

2) Claimed paranormal connections via mediums to Bhagawan Sri Sathya Sai Baba; Splinter devotee groups,, dated July 2014

3) Need for haves to do some direct service of the have-nots, for social harmony,, Nov. 2014

4) One cannot hide anything from Swami; Sathya Sai Baba, the Dharmaadhikaari i.e. Great teacher/giver/authority of Dharma (Ethical living),, Nov. 2014

5) Swami (Sathya Sai Baba) made Jesus, Rama and Krishna real for me,, Feb. 2015

6) Some Shlokas from Chandogya Upanishad VI chapter including Tat tvam asi (You are That) Mahavakya, and comments on it,, March 2015

7) I am just a beggar at your door, Swami (Sathya Sai Baba),, April 2015

8) My frank mail exchanges about Sathya Sai Baba Mahasamadhi (April 24th 2011) at that time,, April 2015

9) Is religion when only a consolation, a hindrance to true faith? Issues with reading scripture with an atheist lens,, June 2015

10) Some people felt more connected to Shirdi Sai than Sathya Sai; Impact on followers is a big legacy of a spiritual master,, July 2015

11) Debate on Prof. Shashidhar Prasad and Muddenahalli subtle body believers,, Aug 2015

12) Selected Facebook Notes on "Muddenahalli Saga" by Mr. V.R. Ganti,, Aug 2015 [This covers some events in traumatic post Mahasamadhi phase of Sathya Sai mission which impacted me along with so many other Sai devotees in Puttaparthi and elsewhere.]

13) Dombivli (E) Hanuman Mandir: Fond memories of it as Sathya Sai samithi would have Thursday bhajans there,, Aug. 2015

14) My views on Ethics in Whistleblowing activities regarding any Muddenahalli belief dual loyalty office bearers in official Sai orgn./institutions,, Aug. 2015

15) My comment responses to Ms. Yaani Drucker on so called Sukshma Baba (Muddenahalli subtle body),, Sept. 2015

16) Physically close missionary staff of Sathya Sai and non-missionary sadhaka-devotees/sincere devotees of Sathya Sai,, Sept. 2015

17) Sharing experiences of Sathya Sai Avatar may be of great benefit to future generations of Sai devotees,, Sept. 2015

18) Satyameva Jayate; Sathya Sai Baba on Truth; White Lies in India,, Sept. 2015

19) Fond memories of ISKCON, Juhu, Mumbai; Great Bhajan by Loknath Swami; ISKCON, Chowpatty, Mumbai; Radhanath Swami,, Sept. 2015

20) My view about many-interviews, many-spoken-interactions "VIP" devotees and "form boys" in last eight years of Sathya Sai physical presence,, Oct. 2015

21) My bookish views on Enlightenment/Self-realization/Moksha/liberation; Related Quotes of Sathya Sai Baba,, Oct. 2015

22) Simple living in Prasanthi Nilayam (Puttaparthi) Ashram Sheds/Halls; Seva Dal experience,, Oct. 2015

23) My comments on miraculous events related to Sathya Sai Baba in devotee's home,, Oct. 2015

24) How money can corrupt spiritual radiance in spiritual institutions,, Oct. 2015

25) I am I; Moksha,, Oct. 2015

26) Volunteer (free) service builds character; Religion is three-fourths character,, Oct. 2015

27) About creation, or more specifically, the idea of being created (identification with ego) and (idea of) being separate from God,, Oct. 2015

28) New Age spirituality; Golden Age predictions; My belief system being anchored in Hindu scripture endorsed by Sathya Sai, and Sai literature,, Nov. 2015

29) What is Swami's (Sathya Sai Avatara) mission? Why do you say Swami's mission isn't over yet?, Nov. 2015

30) My May 2012 service record & record tampering related correspondence with Sai university (SSSIHL) administrators,, Nov. 2015 (Last updated in May 2016).

31) An exchange on need for proof/evidence for belief in God/mystical powers,, Nov. 2015

32) My response to Mr. Ganti's post against SSSCT,, Nov. 2015

33) Mervyn Hughes is LYING about me; Request VijaySai B.S. and Sai Keshav to help establish the truth about me,, Nov. 2015 [Mervyn Hughes was my first experience of anonymous (verbal) attack on the Internet with all sorts of falsehood. So it was a significant experience for me.]

34) My comments on my May 2012 service record & record tampering SSSIHL (Sai university) matter,, Dec 2015 [Main post content would be a repeat of a previous post content, as mentioned at the beginning of the post.]

35) The first notable/remembered exposure I had to Shirdi Sai Baba via Amar Akbar Anthony film song,, Dec. 2015

36) The Five HUMAN Challenges to Overcome in Spiritual Missions: Jealousy, Inbreeding, Groupism, Personal Agenda & Politics (JIGPP) - Part 1,, Dec. 2015

37) The Five HUMAN Challenges to Overcome in Spiritual Missions: Jealousy, Inbreeding, Groupism, Personal Agenda & Politics (JIGPP) - Part 2,, Dec. 2015

38) Words of appreciation from a reader of my articles/posts,, December 2015

39) Naren Ramji being considered for trustee position in SSSCT? My strong objections about it,, Dec. 2015

40) Sathya Sai's exact response to prayers,, Jan. 2016

41) The shock & trauma of watching a loved one battle the dreaded disease, Cancer,, Feb. 2016

42) Our subtle essence is God/Sathya Sai Avatar but Sai devotees are not Sathya Sai Avatar,, Feb. 2016

43) Why am I politically neutral in my public social media posts & comments?,, Mar. 2016

44) To be a Hindu, doesn't one have to be born a Hindu?, Mar. 2016

45) Considering oneself accountable to Bhagavan Sri Sathya Sai Baba at formless level, and to future physical form Prema Sai Baba,, Mar. 2016

46) Refuting Mervyn Hughes' latest attacks on me,, April 2016

47) Mervyn Hughes says he is attacking me to teach me how it hurts when I criticize others; Clarification on my Systems Manager role,, April 2016

48) Mervyn Hughes writes that he has deleted all posts relating to me, and will not write posts about me,, April 2016

49) Should people who are fed up with Muddenahalli group confusion in Prasanthi Nilayam consider moving out of Puttaparthi?,, April 2016

50) April 2012: My appreciation for Prof. Anantharaman's wonderful Sai service as Media Co-ordinator,, May 2016

51) My personal experiences & views about Sathya Sai preparing devotees for post-Mahasamadhi phase,, June 2016

52) Nihar Babu: A Puttaparthi mandal (local) boy, Sai university student, who I was able to help by teaching software development,, June 2016

53) My family history and how we moved from traditional South Indian Brahmin occupations to others over generations,, July 2016

54) A Five Year Inner Journey (Puttaparthi, November 2007),, July 2016

55) How and why I became a whistleblower and publicly named and exposed few persons in Sai university,, July 2016


List of blog posts which have content which is only partly (and not mainly) autobiographical

1) Conversation on 'secular parenting' & religion between USA scientist & Indian technologist,, Feb. 2015 [Associated blog post:, Jan-Feb. 2015]

2) Sathya Sai Baba on examining the Guru before accepting him (or her),, April 2015

3) Understanding Mark 6:5 - Jesus could do no miracle at Nazareth except few healings,, April 2015 [Shows some evolution in my spiritual views and so have included it in this list]

4) About ONE God/Spirit formless/with-form, and interventionist God, and Loving God unconditionally,, June 2015

5) The importance of feelings in spiritual endeavour,, June 2015

6) Path of Prema (Love) even without any Advaita Self-inquiry takes one to Sai/God,, June 2015

7) One is Lucky if one's mind is fed up of worldly objects; Sannyaasa Yogam (good fortune to be a renunciant),, June 2015

8) Why were some unpleasant/unethical people present around Sri Sathya Sai Avatar?, July 2015

9) Miscellaneous July 2015 Facebook posts of mine related to Muddenahalli so-called chosen communicator & subtle body,, July 2015

10) A discussion about plight of homeless & suffering in Los Angeles, Mumbai/Bangalore and Puttaparthi,, July 2015

11) Why I shy away from comparisons between Physics theories like Higgs field and deep spiritual philosophy like Vedanta?, July 2015

12) Now I am more into deep Faith rather than Vedanta/Sufism/Mysticism; Pastor Norman Vincent Peale was a strong influence on Mr. Donald Trump,, July 2015

13) Truth-sayers about Muddenahalli spiritual fraud are being referred to by Muddenahalli supporters as Puttaparthi Mafia (PPM)!, Aug. 2015 [My involvement in publicly writing about and against some aspects of so called Muddenahalli subtle body is an important part of my life as a writer on social media from March 2015 or so onwards.]

14) Some Facebook comments from "SUKSHMA BABA - DID NOT RESPOND - BECAUSE HE IS NOT REAL", VR Ganti's FB post,, Aug. 2015

15) Can an uncanny and unmistakable sign in outer world confirming a thought in one's mind, be viewed as Swami's approval of the thought?, Sept. 2015

16) The Ashram Becomes the Body of The Guru – After He Gives Up His Body,, Sept. 2015

17) Sathya Sai: Love everyone but don't trust them; increase faith in your Self (Atma); Having big cars is not greatness; we should demonstrate sacrifice; sacrifice leads to liberation;, Feb 2016

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