Last edited on 18th Nov. 2016
Given below are some comment exchanges in which I was involved in Facebook post, https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=695701403921934&id=100004462429073.
Mr V.R. Ganti wrote (slightly edited):
See when some direct questions are raised, lot of people abstain from offering thier comments.. This is KALIYUGA, time when there is no place for TRUTH & DHARMA
Shubha Ramesh Kumar responded (set of comments joined together):
Sir, Tell me about Mr. Voleti, so his ego is so fragile that the moment someone yells at him, he runs away to the opposite camp and aligns himself to a fraudster without no trouble and in no time? So that is RJR's fault and not the weak mindset of Mr. Voleti? Not the weak faith of Mr. Voleti?
Tell me about the spiritual strength of Mr BNNM, he asks to become trustee, these guys said no according to you, so he goes and makes plans big enough to destroy Swami itself, doing tactics to divert funds from PN and by raising and fostering a fraudster who claims he is Swami? Why make that the Trustees fault? Someone with stronger character, firmer faith would have dealt with the problem without damaging Swami's mission.
Same applies to Mr. Tigrett, he was all over the televisions after Mahasamadhi saying he had Baba's will, but no one gave him a ear and off he went to Mdh.
Same with CS. Swami threw him out for something, he got so enraged he quietly planned his exit and did the damage by coming up with his own plans?
Now tell me when we are dealing with bruised egos, that are doing everything in blind hatred to destroy their opponents without even realizing that they are destroying Swami's mission, is it not the job to stop them first?
[Shubha then tagged me (Ravi S. Iyer) and some others in a comment immediately after the above comments.]
Ravi S. Iyer wrote (in response to above; slightly edited):
Shubha Ramesh Kumar, Very well said! Excellent analysis! It was a succession war, pure and simple. Those who could not get their way to top positions in Parthi, decided to break away and form another trust and run their own mission. And also wreak revenge on SSSCT trustees and some others who they felt had opposed them. But this revenge is wreaked via their supporters, so the top guys of Muddenahalli group can claim to be above such impulses. I think Narasimhamurthy and company's dream would have been to have SSSCT trustees come to them and plead with them!!! Horrific ego and power vendetta that one reads about in Mahabaharata but that is happening now in Sathya Sai mission. Fortunately, it is without any bloodshed so far. [Succession wars in other Indian ashram systems in the past few decades, after the bodily passing away of the founder, has seen bloodshed and even murder, if I recall correctly.]
It is just horrific levels of emotional attacks including private and vicious propaganda made by MDH promoters in the past against SSSCT trustees and some close servitors of Swami. In particular they targeted Shri R.J. Rathnakar and Satyajit Salian initially. After some time their targeting of Satyajit stopped, and they focused their attacks on Shri R.J. Rathnakar and painted him out in a very nasty and malicious way.
And, along the way, Narasimhamurthy and company, including top administrators of Prasanthi Nilayam institutions like ex vice-chancellor of Sai university Sashidhara Prasad (supported by some QUISLINGS in the Sai university) and ex Director of Super hospital, Puttaparthi, Dr. Voleti Chowdhary (though to lesser extent than Sashidhara Prasad), supported this FREAK-SHOW Madhusudan Rao Naidu's claim to be a communicator of Bhagavan Sri Sathya Sai Baba. These people perhaps do not realize that by going against the DIRECT TEACHINGS of Swami not to believe in such mediums and communicators, and misguiding thousands of Sathya Sai devotees across the globe, they have engaged in actions whose INESCAPABLE KARMIC CONSEQUENCES will surely not be good. I have no pleasure in writing the sentence I wrote earlier. It is with great sadness that I wrote it as I felt I had to express my spiritual view of this matter. Jai Sairam!
Terry Reis Kennedy wrote:
Ravi S. Iyer This is brilliantly expressed. I would like to share the essay on my timeline. Please private message me with your response. Jai Sai Ram......
I (Ravi) responded:
Please go ahead Terry Reis Kennedy. I was thinking of sharing it on my timeline too. Shubha Ramesh Kumar, may I share your messages to which I made the above response on blog and separate Facebook post?
Shubha Ramesh Kumar responded:
Go ahead please..Ravi S. Iyer
In response to comment about Muddenahalli group progressing much faster to dizzying heights as compared to Puttaparthi group, and to a comment about legal matters, I (Ravi) wrote:
I have no objections whatsoever to, and, in fact, I appreciate the service to humanity/society work that Muddenahalli group does. From a financial and NGO management perspective, it is a set of competitor Sathya Sai trusts to Sri Sathya Sai Central Trust, Puttaparthi. The startup competitor (MDH group) is making more waves than the established trust (SSSCT). OK. That happens. Let us not be jealous of MDH group for the good work that they are doing. And let us not be critical of SSSCT simply because the startup (MDH group) is doing new projects and perhaps is more in the limelight in certain parts of the country like North India (Raipur hospital in Chhattisgarh and the Delhi hospital, which I believe is to be inaugurated some time soon).
The only and very strong objection that I have with Muddenahalli group is that they are MISGUIDING thousands of Sathya Sai devotees by promoting and propagating the FALSE CLAIM that Madhusudan Rao Naidu is a so called communicator of a so called subtle body of Swami. Once they stop doing that, I think I will not have any objection/issues to what they do.
If former USA Secretary of State, Ms. Hillary Clinton, and former USA president Bill Clinton, are supportive of any efforts by Muddenahalli group towards establishing a free hospital in some part of the USA (Mississippi state), I think that is an excellent initiative from Muddenahalli group, and I wish them all the best for it. But, if Muddenahalli group tries to convince the Clintons that Madhusudan Rao Naidu is the so called communicator of so called subtle body of Sathya Sai, then we Sathya Sai devotees should make a co-ordinated and sustained effort to reach out to the Clintons in any way we can, and give them our view of the matter that Madhusudan Rao Naidu may have some paranormal powers but his communicator claim is a FALSE CLAIM.
Arun Srinivas, I do not know about lawyers who provided support to SSSCT. If there were other lawyers besides Shri S.S. Naganand doing SSSCT work when Swami was in phyiscal form, I think that is not such a big issue. Maybe Shri Naganand was not aware of such lawyers. In any case, I think that is a real minor point and not worth discussing about. It is not going to have any impact on the Muddenahalli group matter.
I prefer to stay away from legal case matters about individuals. I got interested in the SSSCT vs Loka Seva Trust case only because of the Muddenahalli group issue there.
Ravi S. Iyer wrote:
Clive Raj Valydon, I think PM Modi and CM Raman Singh were (& perhaps are) supportive of the free hospitals work of Shri C.S. Srinivas of Muddenahalli group because of the free service to humanity work. Neither Modi nor Raman Singh, as far as I know, have publicly acknowledged or supported the FALSE CLAIM of Madhusudan Rao Naidu. Perhaps, as you said, it is the same with the alleged support/interest the Clintons may have in the free hospital in the USA that some people of Muddenhalli group are talking about.