Last updated on 27th Sept. 2016
A correspondent from a foreign country (not India) wrote the following to me over email (slightly edited; correspondent was OK with public sharing):
--Name-snipped-- claims that Prashanti Nilayam is losing its glory. What does he base this on? When did he last come to Prashanti Nilayam? What facts did he observe that led him to this conclusion?
I’ve been to Prashanti Nilayam more recently than --name-snipped-- and found the Divine Glory of the Avatar’s abode just as powerful as when Swami was physically present. Not only that, when our youth went for the World Youth Festival they came back filled with stories of Swami’s miracles which they experienced in Prashanti Nilayam, including having His darshan. Yet --name-snipped-- and his ‘friends’ and ‘sources’ in Puttaparthi see only human dramas and politicking. How sad for them. To be in the holiest place on earth and utterly waste that rare and Divinely granted opportunity. Swami said that the world is only reaction, reflection and resound. Whatever is within you, that is what you will see in the world.
Some comments from my Facebook post,
https://www.facebook.com/ravi.s.iyer.7/posts/1795131537370082, having the same content as above, are given below:
Ravi S. Iyer wrote: "Swami said that the world is only reaction, reflection and resound. Whatever is within you, that is what you will see in the world." - Perfect Sathya Sai words of wisdom for this matter, in my considered opinion.
Venkat Reddy wrote: I was in Prashanthi Nilayam in Jan-Feb and was inspired beyond words. i tried to put my experiences and insights into words to share with friends but i still couldn't quite communicate the feeling.
The only way i could was to return there myself with my family. Which i did. Only to have my treasure trove of memories and experiences spill over, yet again.
Prashanthi Nilayam, above and beyond all places on earth, remains my Divine Mother's Home. The reach of Her Love and all enveloping presence at Prashanthi Nilayam has to be experienced, not debated. Like Swami. Om Sai Ram
Ravi S. Iyer wrote: Wonderful words, bro. Venkat Reddy. Thanks for sharing.
Ravi S. Iyer wrote: Sairam Vr Ganti sir. Thank you for liking this post. I appreciate such support from you, sir, for Prasanthi Nilayam, the Holy Abode of Shiva-Shakti Swarupa, Kali Yuga Avatar, Bhagavan Sri Sathya Sai Baba of Puttaparthi.
Vr Ganti wrote (edited): Ravi S. Iyer Do you think I dont love SWAMI? Are you saying that I dont know about SWAMI? Or do you think that I am doing something against SWAMI?
Ravi S. Iyer wrote: Sairam Vr Ganti sir, have I ever questioned your love for Swami? Show me one comment/post of mine where I have done that.
Ravi S. Iyer wrote: Vr Ganti sir, My disagreement with you is about your approach to help Prasanthi Nilayam. What you view as helping Prasanthi Nilayam is being viewed by some as hurting Prasanthi Nilayam. I do not want to debate this point more with you, sir, as it will become an emotional issue. I just wanted you to be aware that this is how some Prasanthi Nilayam and Puttaparthi supporters feel.
Mahabaleshwar Ip wrote: to b frank i see only good things happening in PN, more and more people r coming, more and more activities(sometimes i use to think better than whn Swamy was in physical Form), our elders are doing their best to retain the sanctity and the regular activities in the abode, we should help them in the same mentality.....one very important thing we should never forget that The Lord created this wonderful Land Called Prasanthi Nilayam, sure it wll grant peace and harmony to the Humanity, whn God Himself created this He wll take care of everything let's not doubt in this, let's only follow His teachings atleast 1%, that's enough, whn we think we r doing, we r controlling, we r leading - leads to more problems.....HE is the Doer, controller and everything, let's not fall in the Maya He created, instead let's Hold on to His Divine Feet....pl stop complaining, Parthi is as beautiful and as Peaceful as before, Welcome to your Mother's Home......Sairam
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Mahabaleshwar Ip wrote: Sairam Ravi Bro., pl forgive me if iam Wrong.......... ................. Find the sweetness in your own heart, then you may find the sweetness in every heart.
Ravi S. Iyer wrote: Sairam and thanks for your supportive comments, brother Mahabaleshwar Ip.