Monday, March 16, 2015

Subtle Swami (Sathya Sai Baba) controversy blog post search ranks and stats; Let us resolve this confusion NOW

Last updated on 17th March 2015

As of today (16th March 2015), these are the Google search rankings for my main blog post on claimed subtle body/form of Swami (Bhagavan Sri Sathya Sai Baba) in Muddenahalli, "Radio Sai article on recent Swami (Sathya Sai Baba) subtle form appearance controversy", http://ravisiyer.blogspot.com/2014/07/radio-sai-article-on-recent-swami.html, for the search terms given below (this ranking changes over time like 1st becoming 3rd or something like that but not a drastic change like 1st becoming 11th):

1st rank - Sathya Sai baba Muddenahalli subtle body
1st rank - Sathya Sai baba Muddenahalli subtle form
3rd rank - Sathya Sai Baba Muddenahalli light body
4th rank - Sathya Sai Baba subtle body
5th rank - Sathya Sai Baba subtle form
4th rank - Sathya Sai Baba light body
5th rank - Sathya Sai Baba light form

[Please note that Google search giving the above rankings was done in an incognito Chrome browser window to avoid any personalized search results/rankings.]

So my above post has become an important source of information for people searching on Google for this matter. That has brought me the rather unexpected, difficult and, frankly, quite unpleasant, burden of ensuring that I do my duty to Bhagavan and the Sathya Sai devotee fraternity/samajam as well as I can by conveying information on this currently very controversial matter in a truthful (as far as I know), sensitive and unbiased manner.

The above mentioned post has the anguished and rather aggressive plea of the veteran and very respected Sai fraternity/community leader Prof. Anilkumar Kamaraju to the leaders of the Muddenahalli group (which includes the veteran and very respected Sai fraternity/community leader Shri B.N. Narasimha Murthy sir) to re-unite with the official Sai organization. It also has a set of comments exchanged between an Australia-based Muddenahalli group supporter and me, with Prof. Anilkumar Kamaraju endorsing my views in this comment exchange.

The view count for this post since it was first published on July 11 2014 (slightly over 8 months ago) is 2852 (Stats. picture)

Last week saw a burst of viewing activity for this post. It had 1217 views from 9th March 2015 to today, 16th March 2015 (Stats. picture). The viewers are from various countries of the world. The top-ten audience countries for this week's visitors to my blog (top post is the above mentioned post) are (Stats, picture): India, United States, Singapore, United Kingdom, Australia, Malaysia, Canada, Germany, South Africa and Switzerland.

Two important recent posts about this matter, which I have provided links to, in the above post are:
* How did the current divisive challenge to Sathya Sai fraternity come about? How to counter it?, http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2015/03/how-did-current-divisive-challenge-to.html, dated March 5th 2015. Total views so far: 518 , Views this week: 470
* Medium(s) who tell you about some private incident/interaction between you and Sathya Sai Baba - What will you do?, http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2015/03/mediums-who-tell-you-some-private.html, dated March 13th 2015. Views this week: 78

Prof. Anilkumar Kamaraju has endorsed the contents of both the above posts.

Why am I doing all this? Am I being over-enthusiastic? Do I have an ulterior motive in putting up such posts, including this one?

The over-enthusiastic charge is something I have faced earlier in Puttaparthi. Perhaps my international software industry experience of nearly two decades has made me a person who raises questions and who decides to take the initiative at times. That may be viewed as being over-enthusiastic in some Puttaparthi circles. So be it.

My motive in putting up these posts is to just freely express my opinion to interested people on matters that may be of interest to them. I do not want to earn money by this effort (this blog is not monetised) nor am I interested in acquiring any position in any organization by this effort. Further, I am not against the Muddenahalli group in general.

What I am really bothered about is that some people of the Sai fraternity who are known to me, including past students of mine at the Sai university, are confused big-time about the supposed subtle body of Swami in Muddenahalli which interacts with a particular medium (and that medium only). I feel it is my duty to my friends in the Sai fraternity, as well as to Swami, to try to dispel this confusion. [It seems that the term used for this medium in Muddenahalli is "communicator". However, essentially the "communicator" seems to be playing the role of an intermediary/medium between devotees/people and the claimed subtle body of Swami at Muddenahalli. So whatever I have said in this post about the Muddenahalli medium applies to the Muddenahalli "communicator".] If the Muddenahalli medium is really interacting with subtle body of Swami in Muddenahalli then why does he not meet the leaders of the Sai organization in Puttaparthi and convince them of this by demonstrating subtle body Swami's omniscience/paranormal knowledge to them? If Puttaparthi Sai organization leaders are convinced then all or most of the Sai fraternity will follow suit. We will all be overjoyed that Swami is available for our leaders and devotees to interact with through the medium. The confusion will get resolved and there will be unity in the Sai fraternity.

But if the medium is not able to convince Sai organization leaders of subtle body Swami's omniscience/paranormal knowledge then the medium should stop this medium business. What a sorry figure the Sai fraternity is cutting when TV media channels are hinting at the unheard of in Hindu scriptural history of the Avatars (including Rama and Krishna) or in the history of Shirdi Sai Baba, subtle body/light body darshan, sparshan and sambhashan claims being made at Muddenahalli! And I don't think this was something that pleased official Sai organization people. I definitely felt very bad at the vicious attack that the TV media channel made on our brothers (and sisters) in the Muddenahalli group without mentioning any of their wonderful service activities.

As Prof. Anilkumar Kamaraju asked in his recent talk (part-transcript provided in my main blog post mentioned above), "What is expected of us right now? To be witness to all this? To be silent (in) this situation?" After listening to these questions posed by Anilkumar sir, I felt that I should not be silent in this situation. We need to resolve this matter of supposed subtle body of Swami in Muddenahalli which communicates with a medium (and that medium only), one way or the other. That is MY ONLY MOTIVE in putting up these posts. NOTHING ELSE. I repeat I am NOT AGAINST Muddenahalli group or their wonderful service activities. Let us Sai devotees resolve this confusion NOW. It is really high time. If we don't do it now, God knows what further embarrassment we may face in future.

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