Last updated on 1st Dec. 2018
First I would like to state that I have a PUBLICLY POLITICALLY NEUTRAL role in these social media posts that I put up related to Indian political leaders which may include leaders in government currently and those not in government. I am an Indian citizen and resident of India. I do vote in Indian elections but I keep who I vote for as a private matter. I should also say that I am a beneficiary, a lover and an open supporter of democracy in India.
I was born, educated and worked for a living in Mumbai for most of the first four decades of my life. My residence during this period was spread over some areas of Mumbai city and Dombivli city which is on the outskirts of Mumbai, from where I commuted to Mumbai by train. I consider myself to be a grateful son of Mumbai city and its surrounding areas, Maharashtra, my former home state, and of India. I now live in Puttaparthi, Andhra Pradesh state and have lived there for the past 16 years.
I am particularly concerned about top leaders of Maharashtra state govt. and Union govt. of India at Delhi (federal govt. of India) coming under the Asathya-Adharma spell of the imposter and identity thief of Sathya Sai, namely Madhusudan Rao Naidu of Muddenahalli group based in Muddenahalli, Karnataka. I consider it my duty to work as a social media writer to prevent such a tragedy from happening.
Fortunately, so far at least, no top leader of my current state of Andhra Pradesh seems to have come under this bad spell of imposter Madhusudan Rao Naidu. So I do not have any concerns in that regard, as of now.
On 23rd Nov. 2018, imposter Madhusudan Rao Naidu claimed through a Mr. Sumeet Tappoo whom he asked to announce on stage at Muddenahalli, that:
* "Swami has assumed the body of brother Madhusudan. There is no difference."
* "When you see brother Madhu, it will be Bhagawan Sri Sathya Sai Baba."
In other words, Madhusudan Naidu claimed that Bhagavan Sri Sathya Sai Baba has assumed his body - the body of Madhusudan Naidu, and that he (Madhusudan) is Sathya Sai!
What sacrilege! Sathya Sai had said on multiple occasions in public that he will never enter into other people's bodies. Yet, Madhusudan goes against explicit words of Sathya Sai and makes this outrageously false claim. Madhusudan has now fully earned the title of Guru Drohi of Bhagavan Sri Sathya Sai Baba, by making this outrageous claim.
Given this background, will it be Raj Dharma for Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis or country level top leaders, to share the stage with Madhusudan Rao Naidu? By sharing the stage, I mean being seen in a public event as dignitaries on the same stage.
Now the Chief Minister of a state and country level top leaders set examples to follow for other citizens of the state and country. If CM Fadnavis and/or country level top leaders share the stage with Madhusudan Naidu, it will send a strong signal to citizens that they do not find anything objectionable in Madhusudan Naidu's outrageous claim. Muddenahalli group will heavily use photographs and video clips of the event to portray to the world that CM Fadnavis and country level top leaders accept Madhusudan Naidu as Sathya Sai, irrespective of whether CM Fadnavis or country level top leaders view Madhusudan that way. That is the advertising and marketing power of a photograph or video clip with a chief minister or country level top leaders.
Coming now to the main question: Will it be Raj Dharma if CM Fadnavis and/or country level top leaders share the stage with Madhusudan Naidu? My considered view is that it will NOT be Raj Dharma. CM Fadnavis and country level top leaders have to make an assessment of the outrageous claim of Madhusudan Naidu ***before*** they accept any invitation from Muddenahalli group to an event where Madhusudan Naidu will be on stage or present in a prominent position in the audience like the first row.
The Raj Dharma ***duty*** of CM Fadnavis and country level top leaders is that they must ask questions like:
1) Are the claims of Madhusudan Naidu including the claim that Sathya Sai spirit assumes/takes over his body, going against teachings and instructions of Sathya Sai? They will find that the answer is Yes. Madhusudan's claims are going against Sathya Sai teachings and instructions in this regard.
2) Have any famous current spiritual leaders in India like Mata Amritanandamayi stated publicly that Madhusudan Naidu's weird claim is true? Note that this claim has no parallel in the extensive Hindu scriptural accounts of Avatars and saints over millennia. When they make inquiries they will find that no famous current Indian spiritual leader has publicly stated that Madhusudan's claim is true.
3) How will they feel if somebody (personX) like Madhusudan Naidu starts interfering in their own political parties by claiming that some departed (dead) famous political leader of that party has now assumed personX's body and that now people should view that personX's words and actions as that of the departed famous political leader of their party?
Once they ask themselves the above questions and think calmly and reasonably, they will know for themselves that they should NOT share the stage with Madhusudan Naidu or accept invitation of any event where Madhusudan Naidu is seated prominently. They will realize that sharing the stage with Madhusudan Naidu will be going against Raj Dharma.
Indian country level top leaders and Maharashtra CM Fadnavis can provide government support for Muddenahalli group service to society activities like medical service. I think it is their duty to do so as these service activities of Muddenahalli group benefits citizens. But country level top leaders and CM Fadnavis need not tie that support to acknowledging imposter, identity thief and Guru Drohi Madhusudan Rao Naidu. They should separate these two matters.
Perhaps one can provide one concession if these top political leaders have no choice but to share stage with Madhusudan Naidu, say due to pressure from iconic figures like Sachin Tendulkar and Sunil Gavaskar (cricket stars) and the service to society activity involved. In that case, they ***MUST*** make a public statement that their sharing the stage should not be seen in any way as endorsing the outrageous claim of Madhusudan Naidu that he is now Sathya Sai (or that he is Sathya Sai communicator) and that they do not know whether his claim is true or false.
If country level top leaders and CM Fadnavis share the stage with Madhusudan Naidu and do not make any such public disclaimer statements then it is my considered view that they will have failed to do their Raj Dharma in this important matter for the Sathya Sai devotee fraternity in India and across the world.
Whew! It has been very difficult and tense for me to write this post. How I wish there were some respected elders and/or senior office bearers in Sathya Sai organization/fraternity who would have done this. But I think nobody in such positions wants to write such matters and earn enmity. My inner urge/voice said that I should step up and write this. Bhagavan Sri Sathya Sai Baba, my beloved and revered Gurudev, has taught us that the inner voice, the voice of conscience, is the voice of God. So I have followed my inner urge/voice. Such is life for me nowadays! My prayers to Bhagavan to protect me from any harsh reactions to this post. Jai Sai Ram!
My Facebook post, https://www.facebook.com/ravi.s.iyer.7/posts/2352804468269450, associated with this blog post has some comment exchanges which readers may want to have a look at.