Saturday, December 10, 2016

VijaySai B.S., Sai university alumnus and former faculty, cannot discriminate between Asathya (Untruth) and Sathya (Truth)

At the outset I would like to say that I hate having to write this post. But given the thousands of Sathya Sai devotees worldwide that have been MISGUIDED, and continue to be MISGUIDED with even more of them perhaps getting MISGUIDED in the future, by so called communicator and Sai university MBA gold-medalist alumnus Madhusudan Rao Naidu, who has been actively endorsed and promoted by former warden of Sai university Shri B.N. Narasimhamurthy and Sai university alumnus and former Sai university faculty Shri VijaySai B.S., I consider it my VERY UNPLEASANT DUTY to my beloved Gurudev, Bhagavan Sri Sathya Sai Baba, and the Sathya Sai fraternity, from whom I have benefited enormously, to write this post.

This post follows up on these two previous posts of mine:
1) Nigerian Police Report on Muddenahalli group states that Madhusudan Rao Naidu said that he DOES NOT receive messages from Sathya Sai Baba, http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2016/12/nigerian-police-report-on-muddenahalli.html, dated Dec. 6th 2016
2) What is the right Dharmic path now for brother VijaySai B.S.?, http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2016/12/what-is-right-dharmic-path-now-for.html, dated Dec. 8th 2016

Essentially, the Nigerian police report, dated Nov. 23rd 2016, states that D. Madhusudan Rao Naidu said to Nigerian police, when they questioned him in end July 2016, that he does not receive any messages from Bhagavan Sri Sathya Sai Baba!

A few months ago, in a Facebook post titled, "Myths Regarding Muddenahalli’s Nigerian Visit Busted! - Sathyameva Jayathe.", https://www.facebook.com/notes/sai-keshav/myths-regarding-muddenahallis-nigerian-visit-busted-sathyameva-jayathe/1220359808007393/, dated Aug. 2nd 2016, brother VijaySai B.S., Sai university alumnus and former faculty, stated that Madhusudan told Nigerian police, "Baba is my Guru and God and I too pray to Him for guidance just as millions do. He guides me also, just as He guides other devotees. He is a divine personality and He is always there. I convey the guidance I receive to the people for whom it is meant and it is up to them to follow it or not".

So the Nigerian Police report of end Nov. this year DIRECTLY CONTRADICTS the early August article of VijaySai B.S. (VSBS) on the key claim of Madhusudan Rao Naidu that he communicates messages of Bhagavan Sri Sathya Sai Baba to others.

I had tagged VSBS on my Facebook posts associated with my above blog posts expecting him to give some response, at least to say that he is busy and will respond in future. But VSBS seems to have gone SILENT. Perhaps he has been advised by so called communicator Madhusudan Rao Naidu (MRN) to do so. In the past, VSBS would respond quickly and so now his lack of response shows us clearly that he is DELIBERATELY STAYING SILENT.

As usual, MRN has also been SILENT publicly on this.

So what should we make of this SILENCE of MRN and VSBS on the Nigerian police report which DIRECTLY CONTRADICTS MRN's statements (given above) as stated by VSBS?

One possibility is that the Nigerian police report is faulty but MRN and VSBS want to challenge the Nigerian police report contents PRIVATELY. But even then I think they at least need to say that much PUBLICLY.

My view is that this SILENCE is a clear indication that MRN and VSBS are in NO POSITION to DISPUTE the Nigerian police report.

VSBS's SILENCE on this matter shows that he has LOST his power to DISCRIMINATE between Asathya (Untruth) and Sathya (Truth). VSBS has been promoting the FALSE CLAIM of MRN being a so called communicator of Bhagavan as if it were the GOSPEL TRUTH. Perhaps at that time, like MRN may be DELUDED, VSBS himself got DELUDED by MRN. But now with the Nigerian police report the DELUDED eyes of VSBS should have opened and recognized the TRUTH that MRN's claim of being a so called communicator is a FALSE CLAIM.

Maybe VSBS is so powerfully caught up in some spell cast by MRN that VSBS simply cannot think for himself and so has to BLINDLY FOLLOW the words of MRN (viewing them FALSELY as Bhagavan's words). If so, that would be a very sad state of affairs indeed.

In conclusion, I repeat that the SILENCE of VSBS shows that he has LOST the power to discriminate between Asathya (Untruth) and Sathya (Truth). Further, as VSBS was a promoter of MRN's FALSE CLAIM of being a so called communicator of Bhagavan Sri Sathya Sai Baba, VSBS was contributing to the MISGUIDANCE of thousands of Sathya Sai devotees worldwide that MRN was doing. I have to say here that VSBS was contributing to GHOR PAAP karma (great sinful actions) of misguidance of thousands of Sathya Sai devotees by MRN whose primary supporter & endorser is Shri B.N. Narasimhamurthy.

I pray earnestly to Bhagavan Sri Sathya Sai Baba of Puttaparthi that he RESCUES VijaySai B.S. from the TRAP that MRN has caught him in, and restores to VijaySai B.S., Bhagavan's own university's alumnus and former faculty, the power to discriminate between Asathya (Untruth) and Sathya (Truth). Sathyam Vada Dharmam Chara [Speak the truth; Live righteously] is the ancient Hindu (Sanathana Dharma/Eternal righteous way of living) maxim that Bhagavan specified as the motto of his university (Sai university, Sri Sathya Sai Institute of Higher Learning, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sri_Sathya_Sai_University)!

I further pray to Bhagavan that VijaySai B.S. COMPLETELY STOPS any further MISGUIDANCE of Sathya Sai devotees worldwide by COMPLETELY STOPPING, from now on, any promotion by him of the FALSE CLAIM of so called communicator & Sai university alumnus, Madhusudan Rao Naidu.

If my words hurt VijaySai B.S. and some readers, I seek their forgiveness for the hurt caused. As mentioned earlier I have written this post as my VERY UNPLEASANT DUTY to Bhagavan Sri Sathya Sai Baba and the Sathya Sai fraternity.

Jai Sairam!

Friday, December 9, 2016

Haji Ali Dargah of Mumbai; Qawwali: Piya Haji Ali


Last updated on 10th Dec. 2016

Above pic is of Haji Ali Dargah in Mumbai. Above pic courtesy: Haji Ali Dargah Trust. Note that this blog post is freely readable by anybody on the Internet and has no commercial angle whatsoever. That is why I have presumed that Haji Ali Dargah will not mind my putting up their photograph on this website. I mean, I would like to popularise it and also express my gratitude for all the Darshans (sights) and happiness I have had of/from Haji Ali Dargah.

Piya Haji Ali, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d3KqaNzOxYI, 5 min 21 secs.

Great song about a very dear Muslim shrine in South Mumbai that Muslims as well as many people from other religions, revere. I cherish my memories of so many sights of Haji Ali, typically from one of Mumbai's BEST buses, but sometimes from a taxi, as the bus/taxi would drive along the Chowpatty road next to the sea (Marine Drive). The video clip has a passing glimpse of a red BEST bus and a yellow topped (& black body) Mumbai taxi. I also recall one visit of mine to Haji Ali when I saw & heard a proper Qawwali performance by devout Muslim singers which held me spellbound.

[Prior to that the Qawwalis that I was exposed to was romantic love affair between male-female type songs in Hindi films. Here's a famous one of them in the 1980s I guess, Parda hai Parda - Amar Akbar Anthony - Mohammad Rafi, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bBEUOZ1-_gE, 8 min 17 secs. The romantic ones were decent time-pass (as we would say in Mumbai). But nowhere close, IMHO, to the soulful and spellbinding power of the real Qawwalis sung about God/Allah.

The earlier video link is also from a Hindi film, I guess. But the song seems to be a proper Qawwali dedicated to God and Haji Ali.]

Lyrics and English translation of the (Piya Haji Ali) song is available here:
http://www.ardhamy.com/song/piya-haji-ali. [I have also given my attempt at capturing the Urdu lyrics and English translation of them, later on in this post.]

Some extracts from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Haji_Ali_Dargah:

The Haji Ali Dargah is a mosque and dargah (tomb) located on an islet off the coast of Worli in the southern part of Mumbai. Near the heart of the city proper, the dargah is one of the most recognisable landmarks of Mumbai.

An exquisite example of Indo-Islamic Architecture, associated with legends about doomed lovers, the dargah contains the tomb of Sayed Peer Haji Ali Shah Bukhari.
...
The Haji Ali Dargah was constructed in 1431 in memory of a wealthy Muslim merchant, Sayyed Peer Haji Ali Shah Bukhari, who gave up all his worldly possessions before making a pilgrimage to Mecca. Hailing from Bukhara, in present-day Uzbekistan, Bukhari travelled around the world in the early to mid 15th century, and eventually settled in present-day Mumbai.
...
On Thursdays and Fridays, the shrine is visited by an enormous number of pilgrims. Irrespective of faith and religion, people visit the dargah to get the blessings of the legendary saint. Sometimes, especially on Fridays, various Sufi musicians perform a form of devotional music called Qawwali at the dargah.
--- end extracts from wiki ---

This seems to be the official website of the management of Haji Ali, http://www.hajialidargah.in/.


Lyrics & English translation - My attempt

My capture of Urdu lyrics and rough English Translation of the song Piya Haji Ali is given below in format Urdu : English.

Khuda apne valiyon se hota hai raazi  : God associates with/accepts his saints

Milegi yeh dar se hame sarfaraazi : From this door we well get progress/advancement

Yahan dil se maango yeh Haaji Ali hai : Ask here from the heart, this is Haaji Ali [Haaji Ali is both the name of this Islamic place of worship as well as the name of the person/saint whose tomb is in it - Haji Ali Shah Bukhari]

Khuda ke vali hai : (He) is a saint of God

Shah-e-samandar ibn-e-haidar : King of the Sea, son of a lion

Shah-e-samandar ek nazar : King of the Sea, [give us] one look/glance

Piya Haaji Ali, Piya Haaji Ali, Piya Haaji Ali, Piya Ho : Beloved Haaji Ali, Beloved Haaji Ali, Beloved Haaji Ali, O Beloved! (2)

Tum samandar ke dhani : You are the wealth (or Lord) of the sea

Baba Haaji Ali : Father Haaji Ali! (3)

Tum samandar ke dhani : You are the wealth (or Lord) of the sea

Baba Haaji Ali : Father Haaji Ali! (2)

Hai tumhara dar dar mustafa dar murtaza (marhaba) : Your door is the chosen and holy (and welcome) door,  [mustafa and murtaza both seem to have meanings of chosen, acceptable; Very importantly, they are names/qualities/epithets of the Prophet Mohammad; marhaba is the word with which Prophet Mohammad was welcomed when he returned to Mecca/Makkah from Medina/Madina]

Piya Haaji Ali, Piya Haaji Ali, Piya Haaji Ali, Piya Ho : Beloved Haaji Ali, Beloved Haaji Ali, Beloved Haaji Ali, O Beloved! (2)

Piya Haaji Ali, Piya Haaji Ali : Beloved Haaji Ali, Beloved Haaji Ali (2)

Yahaan Hindu Muslim Sikh Isaahi faiz paate hain : Here Hindus, Muslims, Sikhs and Christians find/get Grace (2)

Yeh samandar roz dar pe deta hai pehra : This sea gives guard everday at (your) door

Hai sarapa nuurwala aapka chehara : Your face is full of light

Piya Haaji Ali, Piya Haaji Ali, Piya Haaji Ali, Piya Ho : Beloved Haaji Ali, Beloved Haaji Ali, Beloved Haaji Ali, O Beloved! (2)

Do Mohammad mustafa ke naam ka sadka, de do naam ka sadka : Give benevolence in the name of Muhammad the chosen, give benevolence in the name (2)

Koi bhi mayuus is dar se nahi lauta : Nobody has returned disappointed from this door

Baba koi nahin lauta : Father, nobody has returned (disappointed)

Kiske dil me kya chupa hain sab tumhe maalom hain : What is hidden in which/any person's heart, all is known to you (2)

Aapke faiz o karam ki arsh par bhi dhuum hain : Your grace and benevolence are glorified in the throne (of heaven) too

Baba Haaji Ali : Father Haaji Ali! (2)

Suno ham gareebon ki iltija ham par karam keeje : Listen to the pleas of us poor, shower your grace on us

Piya Haaji Ali, Piya Haaji Ali, Piya Haaji Ali, Piya Ho : Beloved Haaji Ali, Beloved Haaji Ali, Beloved Haaji Ali, O Beloved! (2)

Aap par saari khudaai naaz karti hai, Baba naaz karti hai : All of the world (creation) is proud of you, Father, is proud of you

Bigdi kismat aapke dar par sanvarti hai, are kismat sanvarti hai : Bad destiny gets transformed (into good destiny) at your door, O! Destiny gets transformed (for the better)

Jab talak ummeed meri bhar na aayegi : Till my hopes are not fulfilled (2)

Zindagi dehleez par aansu bahaayegi : (My) life will shed tears at (your) doorstep

Baba Haaji Ali : Father Haaji Ali! (2)

Baba jo bhi aapka ho chuka uska (khuda) hoga : Father, whoever has become yours, (God) will become his

Piya Haaji Ali, Piya Haaji Ali, Piya Haaji Ali, Piya Ho : Beloved Haaji Ali, Beloved Haaji Ali, Beloved Haaji Ali, O Beloved! (2)

[I thank Haji Ali Dargah and wikipedia, and have presumed that they will not have any objections to me sharing the above extracts from their websites on this post which is freely viewable by all, and does not have any financial profit motive whatsoever.]

Thursday, December 8, 2016

What is the right Dharmic path now for brother VijaySai B.S.?

Given below is my comment on a Facebook post of mine, https://www.facebook.com/ravi.s.iyer.7/posts/1829165983966637, which I felt appropriate to put up as a separate post.

Dear Sai brother Gangadhara Hosdrug

Thanks for your comment. [BTW your profile says you are a Mumbaikar. I was born & bred in Mumbai and so am a former Mumbaikar (& former Dombivlikar).]

I congratulate Muddenahalli group for their efforts to provide free medical service to needy Nigerians. I wish them all the best in such efforts.

Brother VijaySai B.S., Sai university alumnus and former Sai university faculty, put out an article titled, 'Sathyameva Jayate' which goes against what the Nigerian Police report states. So let us first establish what the truth is. Did VijaySai B.S. get wrong information from his sources and therefore present Asathyam (untruth) as Sathyam (truth) in his article, 'Sathyameva Jayate'?

It seems to me that that is the case. But I want to give brother VijaySai B.S. a chance to respond. So far, he seems to have chosen not to respond - I mean, he has not even put in a comment that he is busy and that he will respond later. Anyway, I would like to wait a day or two more for his response.

I have always been appreciative of the service to humanity work of Muddenahalli group. You can see that in my public posts and comments.

What I am bothered about is the MISGUIDANCE that Madhusudan Rao Naidu is giving/doing using the HOLY NAME of Kali Yuga Avatar, Shiva-Shakti Swarupa Bhagavan Sri Sathya Sai Baba.

I get no pleasure whatsoever in any discomfort or unhappiness caused to leading members of Muddenahalli group by this Nigerian police report which I decided to put up on my Facebook post (and blog post). How I wish I did not have to do such things!

But Muddenahalli group refuses to listen to reason and requests from well meaning elders of Prasanthi Nilayam and from the Sathya Sai fraternity. And how brother VijaySai B.S., a Sai university alumnus and former Sai university faculty, trashed the Sai organization in Africa in his article 'Sathyameva Jayate'! Let me share some relevant sentences from his article:

And finally irresponsibly printing the 'untruth' and 'promoting falsehood' on the sacred letter head of the 'Sri Sathya Sai International organisations' is belittling the very name of the Master.

One is free to verify the facts of the matter for oneself and use one's better judgment to form an opinion, instead of listening to a one-sided story.

Sathyameva Jayate!!! Dharmo Rakshatih Rakshithaah!!! (Truth alone triumphs and righteousness protects those who protect it)

--- end extract from VijaySai B.S. article ---

Ravi: So VijaySai B.S. essentially said that SSIO Africa was saying untruth and that it was belittling the name of the Master. At that time we did not have any letter from the Nigerian police and so we could not counter VijaySai's words. Now we have it. I don't want to get into unpleasant details but it is clear that the Nigerian police letter shows that there is an ongoing investigation, and that Madhusudan Rao Naidu denied receiving messages from Bhagavan Sri Sathya Sai Baba.

What is the right Dharmic path now for brother VijaySai B.S.? Let me tell you what I would do if I were in brother VijaySai B.S.'s place. Firstly I would publicly apologize to SSIO Africa head, Shri Ramesh Hathiramani sir, for saying that they were saying untruth and belittling the name of the master.

Then I would ask Madhusudan Rao Naidu, who is a former student of VijaySai B.S., to give a signed statement about whether he contradicts Nigerian police report that he denied receiving messages from Bhagavan. And if Madhusudan Rao Naidu refuses to give such a statement then (if I were VijaySai B.S.) I would publicly condemn Madhusudan Rao Naidu, and revoke any statements of support that I had made for him in the past. We are not dealing with some Sai Kulwant Hall DRAMA here. This is real life (within the plane of Maya, of course) with Madhusudan Rao Naidu making some ****WILD**** claims which has trapped thousands of Sathya Sai devotees worldwide into believing them.

Brother Gangadhara Hosdrug, I have faced the ***FURY*** of PHYSICAL FORM Bhagavan Sri Sathya Sai Baba for some foolishness that I indulged in when I was a teacher in the Sai university. Bhagavan was ***FIRE***. If one committed serious acts of Asathya and Adharma then Bhagavan, even when in wheelchair and seemingly physically invalid, could show his Narasimha Avatar kind of fury. I ***KNOW*** as I have experienced something like that from PHYSICAL FORM Bhagavan in 2010. That is why to me Bhagavan is Shiva-Shakti Swarupa and Kali Yuga Avatar. I don't use such words lightly.

I know that Muddenahalli group has good intentions and wants to do good on a grand scale. As I wrote before I have publicly appreciated the service to humanity work that Muddenahalli group has done (and I have been criticized by some persons & friends in Puttaparthi for that).

But good work being done to humanity has to follow good means!!! You cannot follow Asathya & Adharma and justify that Asathya & Adharma simply because you are doing good work! In particular, you cannot MASQUERADE as a so called communicator of Kali Yuga Avatar, Shiva-Shakti Swarupa Bhagavan Sri Sathya Sai Baba, just because free hospitals and free schools are being built. The MISGUIDANCE done to Sathya Sai devotees due to such a MASQUERADE is GHOR PAAP (great sin), in my considered view!!!

That is why some of us are so upset with Madhusudan Rao Naidu and his key supporter, Shri B.N. Narasimhamurthy. Not only are they misguided themselves, using the HOLY NAME of Bhagavan they are misguiding thousands of Sathya Sai devotees!!! What a BIG SIN they are committing!!! I pray earnestly to Bhagavan Sri Sathya Sai Baba that this Nigerian police report brings Madhusudan Rao Naidu and Narasimhamurthy, and their promoters like brother VijaySai B.S. to their senses, and they STOP doing this IMPERSONATION of our beloved Lord, and promotion of the same.

If my words are hurtful, I seek forgiveness from those I have hurt, including brother VijaySai B.S.. But I had to write them as my duty towards Bhagavan Sri Sathya Sai Baba and the Sathya Sai fraternity. Jai Sairam!

I will continue to share my views on important events like PM Modi's visits to Muddenahalli group functions

Here's a clarification to my earlier blog post, Stepping back from Whistle-blower role; Plan to focus more on spirituality & religion, http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2016/12/stepping-back-from-whistle-blower-role.html, dated Dec. 4th 2016.

By whistle-blowing I meant REVELATIONS about Prasanthi Nilayam system with respect to Muddenahalli group, that I knew of or come to know of. For example, I knew a lot about what happened in the Sai university in the crucial period of a year or so after Mahasamadhi (May 2011 to around June/July 2012) during which the two TRAITORS, then vice-chancellor Sashidhara Prasad and former warden Narasimhamurthy, consolidated their HIJACK of the Sai university, along with some QUISLINGS (supporters/collaborators of these two traitors) in top Sai university administration then like Registrar Naren Ramji and then Director of Prasanthi Nilayam campus, Sudhir Bhaskar [I suspect that DMACS HOD Chandrasekaran also was a QUISLING who collaborated with these traitors but I am not sure.] These traitors and quislings forced out anybody who opposed their dictatorial hold on the Sai university (e.g. Prof. Anilkumar Kamaraju, and to a much lesser extent, myself (I was only a Visiting Faculty then and not really an integral part of the Sai university)).

So the above is what I meant by whistle-blowing. I think I have done enough of it and shared/chronicled whatever key stuff, from my perspective, that needed to be shared/chronicled.

But that does not mean that I will not say anything about Muddenahalli group in future. I will continue to express my views on important events like Hon'ble Prime Minister's visits to Muddenahalli group functions and what he says in those visits. Such posts and comments are not whistle-blowing in my view as they would be just my views on the matter and NOT revelations of inner stuff which had been kept hidden from the public's view.

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Nigerian Police Report on Muddenahalli group states that Madhusudan Rao Naidu said that he DOES NOT receive messages from Sathya Sai Baba

I was forwarded the content of a recent email by Shri Ramesh Hathiramani, Chair, Zone 9A (Africa), Sathya Sai International Organization (SSIO) which had the two images given below of Nigerian police report dated Nov. 23rd 2016 on interrogation of Muddenahalli group in July 2016.




I would like to reproduce in text here, the first sentence of point 4 of the Nigerian police report. "During interrogation, the 4th suspect (D. Madhusudan Rao Naidu) said he is not "light body" and does not receive any message from the late founder, Sri Sathya Sai Baba".

Now I made some inquiry about whether the documents above are genuine and a reliable source confirmed to me that it is genuine (and that is why I decided to put up this post). Presuming the above documents are genuine, what that tells us is STUNNING! The so called communicator, Sai university (SSSIHL) alumnus, Madhusudan Rao Naidu, DENIED to Nigerian police that he receives any messages from Bhagavan Sri Sathya Sai Baba!!!!

I would like to draw readers' attention to a Facebook post titled, "Myths Regarding Muddenahalli’s Nigerian Visit Busted! - Sathyameva Jayathe.", https://www.facebook.com/notes/sai-keshav/myths-regarding-muddenahallis-nigerian-visit-busted-sathyameva-jayathe/1220359808007393/, dated Aug. 2nd 2016. The Facebook userid for the post is that of brother Sai Keshav. But the author of the post, right at the top of the post, is mentioned as "B.S.VijayaSai former alumnus and lecturer at SSSIHL". Note that SSSIHL stands for Sai university.

This post gave a very different version of what happened in Nigerian police interaction with Muddenahalli group from what was shared with Sai devotees by Shri Ramesh Hathiramani, Zone chair (Africa), SSIO. [Details of the latter can be viewed in my blog post, SSIO Nigeria document on detention/arrest of Muddenahalli group leaders signed by Africa chair Ramesh Hathiramani, http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2016/08/ssio-nigeria-document-on.html, dated August 1st 2016.]

Brother VijaySai B.S. claimed that he had investigated the matter and that this post was the TRUTH based on his investigations. In this post, VijaySai B.S. writes the following about Madhusudan's supposed words to Nigerian police:

Regarding receiving messages from "the Late Baba" [sic] and behaving as if Baba was still around, Madhusudan responded, "Baba is my Guru and God and I too pray to Him for guidance just as millions do. He guides me also, just as He guides other devotees. He is a divine personality and He is always there. I convey the guidance I receive to the people for whom it is meant and it is up to them to follow it or not".
--- end extract of VijaySai B.S. post ---

Ravi: Now there seems to be DIRECT CONTRADICTION between VijaySai's account and the Nigerian police report given above!!! The Nigerian police are saying that Madhusudan Rao Naidu said that he DOES NOT receive any message from Bhagavan Sri Sathya Sai Baba! But VijaySai says that Madhusudan told the Nigerian police that he "convey(s) the guidance" he receives to "the people for whom it is meant".

As brother VijaySai is a former alumnus and former faculty of the Sai university and has received a lot of physical proximity and guidance grace from PHYSICAL FORM Bhagavan Sri Sathya Sai Baba, I think it is brother VijaySai's bounden duty now to both Bhagavan Sri Sathya Sai Baba and to the Sathya Sai fraterntity to check with Madhusudan Rao Naidu about what the Nigerian police report says, and convey to the Sathya Sai fraternity the response of Madhusudan Rao Naidu (say by a suitable Facebook post).

If Madhusudan Rao Naidu DISPUTES the Nigerian police report that he denied receiving messages from Sathya Sai Baba, let Madhusudan Rao Naidu say so in an official signed document. This is not a small matter. Recently the Prime Minister of India, Shri Narendra Modi, participated via video-link in an inauguration function of a Muddenahalli group free hospital in Haryana, where Madhusudan Rao Naidu was present and where he gave a "discourse" which he claimed, I believe, are the words of so called subtle body of Bhagavan Sri Sathya Sai Baba.

Now Madhusudan Rao Naidu may genuinely believe that he is getting messages from Bhagavan (my view is that he may be delusional). But Nigerian police say that he denied that to them! Did Madhusudan Rao Naidu lie to Nigerian police authorities about his so called communicator of so called subtle body claim???? If so, that is a very serious matter.

Madhusudan Rao Naidu should not dodge this matter now. He MUST RESPOND to the Nigerian police report claiming that he denied receiving messages from Bhagavan Sri Sathya Sai Baba.

If Madhusudan Rao Naidu stays silent on this matter then I think we Sathya Sai devotees should try to contact Honourable Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi and request him to look into this matter where the Nigerian police report says that Madhusudan Rao Naidu has denied that he gets messages from Bhagavan Sri Sathya Sai Baba, but that the same Madhusudan Rao Naidu even gave what he claims to be a discourse of Bhagavan Sri Sathya Sai Baba in the same function where Shri Narendra Modi inaugurated a free hospital in Haryana recently. I mean, let Sathya Sai devotees as well as top political leaders of the country like PM Modi with whom Muddenahalli group are in touch, know the truth in this matter. Sathyameva Jayate! [Truth alone wins!]

I thank Nigerian police authorities and SSIO Zone chair for Africa, Shri Ramesh Hathiramani for the work they have done in uncovering the truth of the extraordinary, and in my view, FALSE CLAIM, of Madhusudan Rao Naidu of being a so called communicator of a so called subtle body of Bhagavan Sri Sathya Sai Baba.

P.S. I feel it is appropriate to inform readers that I sought permission from my elder sister (currently in the USA) to put up this post as it deals with a police report on Muddenahalli group. I requested that this be treated as an exception to my general promise to her of staying away from writing posts on legal and police matters related to Muddenahalli group. She kindly provided me that permission.

Monday, December 5, 2016

Shirdi Sai Baba's awesome non-identification with his body, and identification with pure Ananda Nirakara (formless joy/bliss)

The extracts below, numbered 105 to 107 are from the book, Sri Sai Baba's Charters and Sayings (download link for various formats: https://archive.org/details/SriSaiBabasChartersAndSayings), by B.V.Narasimhaswami. I have inserted some edits within [Ravi: ...] below to improve readability.

105. I am the Progenitor of God. Mediate on me as pure Ananada [Ravi: Ananda] Nirakara : but if you cannot do so, meditate on this Sai Body eaxtly [Ravi: exactly] as it is.

106. I am not the body or the senses. I am the sakshi, witness of all these.
I do nothing. I receive nothing.

107. Devotee. Baba burn on your hand [Ravi: is] to be treated. It must pain you so much.

Baba : What fun will it be (for me) to stand by and see the whole of this (Sai Baba) body burning on a funeral pyre of cow dung cake fuel ?
--- end extracts from Charters & Sayings ---

Ravi: In literature related to Hindu saints, seers (rishis) and spiritual masters, viewing of the body as a useful instrument/vesture but nothing more than that, for the spirit/mind+Atma/soul associated with the body, and being ever-willing to discard/give up the body, are hallmarks of an evolved saint/seer/spiritual master. Sometimes this hallmark takes the form of ghrina i.e. contempt towards the body (due to its various defects and also perhaps, its various needs), especially in comparison to the joy/bliss of the spirit. [Ananda Nirakara means formless joy/bliss.]

The above words of Shirdi Sai Baba show his non-identification with the body and identification instead with Ananda/joyous spirit which is formless. They also show his contempt for his body (what fun it will be to watch this body burn!!!). That's classic Hindu saint/seer/spiritual master stuff!

Note that Shirdi Sai Baba used to have a lit sacred fire called Dhuni in the masjid, Dwarkamai, where he used to sit, give Darshan and have interactions with his devotees/visitors. He would give ash from the sacred fire/Dhuni, as Udi (vibhuti) prasad to his devotees.

I also love how he told devotees to meditate on him as pure Ananda Nirakara (pure formless bliss/joy). God as formless joy (and formless peace and formless love) is the highest truth, as per my understanding of Hindu scripture. Even the name and form of Shirdi Sai Baba (or Sathya Sai Baba) is not the highest truth. However, many devotees seem to find it difficult to meditate on Shirdi Sai Baba (or Sathya Sai Baba for that matter) as formless joy (and formless peace and formless love) and so Shirdi Sai Baba says that such devotees can worship his 'Sai body exactly as it is' (Shirdi Sai form).

P.S. I don't know what to make of the progenitor of God part. Perhaps there is an issue here of translation. Languages associated with Hinduism would use the word Deva for a divine being (with paranormal powers). And there are many, many such divine beings/Devas in Hindu tradition & faith. The question is whether the word God is used in the sense of one of many divine beings or in the sense of the ONE GOD i.e. the one and only formless divine power (absolute Brahman/ absolute Parabrahman) behind/projecting all of creation including lesser divine beings/devas, in the Hindu tradition.

[I thank Shri B.V. Narasimhaswami (and his heirs) and have presumed that they will not have any objections to me sharing the above short extract from his book on this post which is freely viewable by all, and does not have any financial profit motive whatsoever.]

Shirdi Sai Baba said in 1918 that some want wealth, some women, some sons but nobody wants what he has and so he was quite disgusted

The extract below is from the book, Sri Sai Baba's Charters and Sayings, by B.V. Narasimhaswami. The extract below is numbered as 97 in the book. Mrs. T refers to Mrs. Tarkhad and Master T. to Master Tarkhad. S.B. refers to Shirdi Sai Baba (also referred to as Baba). Note that 1918, the year of the conversation given below, was the year in which Shirdi Sai Baba took Mahasamadhi (gave up the body).

When (in 1918) Mrs. T. and her son Master T. visited S.B.

S.B.: Mother, now a days I have been much pestered. Some want wealth, some women, some sons, Hallo! what I have, none wants. I wait and wait; and one day I will suddenly disappear. I am quite disgusted.

Mrs. T'. Baba, why do you say so? Then, what is to become of us?

Baba: Why are you anxious? Is not God taking thought for your welfare? I am very much pleased when my children come to me, and then I take my two morsels of food with gusto and put on more flesh.

Master T. : We come to you to ask just what you have got. You know that?

Baba: Yes. You will get it.

M.T.: Yes, we are quite sure of it. But when?

S.B. : Very soon.

M.T.: Baba, I must have an assurance from you how many more births I will have to take before getting it.

S.B.: Three more lives will be sufficient.

M.T.: But Baba, will you not be always with us?

Baba : Hallo! During how many births have I already been with you! We shall meet again and again. I have to take care of my children night and day, and give an account of every pie to God.

--- end no. 97 of Charters & Sayings ---

Ravi: I guess the truth is that only a few devotees among those who enjoyed physical proximity of Shirdi Sai Baba really wanted spiritual progress and blessedness. Most devotees were caught up in material desires of some sort or the other which they wanted Shirdi Sai Baba to fulfill. Perhaps the same is the case with Sathya Sai Baba. I find that to be quite perplexing.

[I thank Shri B.V. Narasimhaswami (and his heirs) and have presumed that they will not have any objections to me sharing the above short extract from his book on this post which is freely viewable by all, and does not have any financial profit motive whatsoever.]