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Advaita Teachings of Sri Sathya Sai Baba

Video crosses 10,000 views - Sathya Sai Baba's Advaita Teachings By John Hislop Ph.D., Aug. 17th 2016, http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2016/08/sathya-sai-babas-advaita-teachings-by.html

Sathya Sai Baba on Advaita Darshanam Jnaanam (experience of non-dualism is wisdom/knowledge), June 21st 2015, http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2015/06/sathya-sai-baba-on-advaita-darshanam.html

Sathya Sai Baba's Advaita Teachings By John Hislop Ph.D. - youtube video crosses 5000 views over 105 countries in around 19 months, June 14th 2015, http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2015/06/sathya-sai-babas-advaita-teachings-by.html

Path of Prema (Love) even without any Advaita Self-inquiry takes one to Sai/God, June 13th 2015, http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2015/06/path-of-prema-love-even-without-any.html

Sathya Sai Baba's Advaita Teachings By John Hislop Ph.D. - Edited Transcript of Video, November 13th, 2013, http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2013/11/sathya-sai-babas-advaita-teachings-by.html

Universal Consciousness - Advaita - Teachings Backed by Practical Experiences, November 15th, 2013, http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2013/11/universal-consciousness-advaita.html

Sathya Sai Baba's Advaita Teachings By John Hislop Ph.D. - youtube video crosses 1000 views over 63 countries in around 8 months, June 23rd 2014, http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2014/06/sathya-sai-babas-advaita-teachings-by.html


Other Teachings/Utterances of Sathya Sai Baba

Sathya Sai: I do not involve Myself in money matters. But people today consider money as God. How can such people be called devotees?, Feb. 16th 2017, http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2017/02/sathya-sai-i-do-not-involve-myself-in.html

Sathya Sai: Contemplation of death is foundation of spiritual discipline; without it, man will identify with false sense-pleasure world, July 20th 2016, http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2016/07/sathya-sai-contemplation-of-death-is.html

Sathya Sai: Brahman outside is not giving any punishment to you; fruits you get correspond to seeds you plant, May 27th 2016, http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2016/05/sathya-sai-brahman-outside-is-not.html

Sathya Sai on duplicates, 25th May 1979 discourse, May 2nd 2016, http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2016/05/sathya-sai-on-duplicates-25th-may-1979.html

Sathya Sai discourse to Indian Merchants Chamber, Bombay in 1984 about right (Dharmic) ways to do business, April 26th 2016, http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2016/04/sathya-sai-discourse-to-indian.html

Sathya Sai: Insatiable thirst for wealth and power is converting world into a madhouse, April 24th 2016, http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2016/04/sathya-sai-insatiable-thirst-for-wealth.html

Sathya Sai in 1998 interview to Mumbai Media; My devotees will lead Sathya Sai movement after me; God will continue to guide them, March 31st 2016, http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2016/03/sathya-sai-in-1998-interview-to-mumbai.html

Sathya Sai in 2000 interview: Swami lives inside our hearts; no need to go anywhere, even Parthi, March 2nd 2016, http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2016/03/sathya-sai-in-2000-interview-swami.html

Sathya Sai: Love everyone but don't trust them; increase faith in your Self (Atma); Having big cars is not greatness; we should demonstrate sacrifice; sacrifice leads to liberation;, Feb 18th 2016, http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2016/02/love-all-but-trust-none-especially.html

Sathya Sai exhorting listeners to serve the poor with love as that will give protection and bliss, Jan. 31st 2016, http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2016/01/sathya-sai-exhorting-listeners-to-serve.html

Will Bhagavan Sri Sathya Sai Baba approve of a man of nearly mid 60s marrying a woman in her twenties?, Jan. 12th 2016, http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2016/01/will-bhagavan-sri-sathya-sai-baba.html

[Addl. category, so repeat entry:] In Hislop book, Sathya Sai says in 1968 that Kali Yuga has 5,320 years before ending, Nov. 2nd 2015, http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2015/11/in-hislop-book-sathya-sai-says-in-1968.html

Sathya Sai Baba: Chinna Katha on who is bigger, sannyasi (renunciant) or samsari (family person), Oct. 22nd 2015, http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2015/10/sathya-sai-baba-chinna-katha-on-who-is.html

Sathya Sai Baba: Evil spirits have power to masquerade themselves as Gods (Do not get cheated by these spirits. Beware!), Oct. 22nd 2015, http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2015/10/sathya-sai-baba-evil-spirits-have-power.html

Sathya Sai: Mind does not die on suicide but gets carried over to next birth; Never entertain low idea of suicide, Oct. 22nd 2015, http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2015/10/sathya-sai-mind-does-not-die-on-suicide.html

[Addl. category, so repeat entry:] Sathya Sai Baba to students & devotees: Direct connection between you and me; No one can break that intimate relationship, written on Oct. 1st 2015, last updated on 19th Oct. 2015, http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2015/10/sathya-sai-baba-to-students-devotees.html

Sathya Sai letter: All of us will eventually know universe to be a dream. So wait and be calm, Sept. 7th 2015, http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2015/09/sathya-sai-letter-all-of-us-will-know.html

Sathya Sai: Not possible to develop detachment by force; Developing more and more love for God increases detachment, Sept. 16th 2015, http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2015/09/sathya-sai-not-possible-to-develop.html

Sathya Sai to students about a famous Indian tantrik, Aug. 25th 2015, http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2015/08/sathya-sai-to-students-about-famous.html

Young (boy) Sathya Sai on Craving of ascetics for disciples, and on the power of Faith in God, Aug. 17th 2015, http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2015/08/young-boy-sathya-sai-on-craving-of.html

Divine Wisdom Message of Sri Sathya Sai Baba appropriate for Gurupoornima day, July 31st 2015, http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2015/07/divine-wisdom-message-of-sri-sathya-sai.html

How race relations were in USA South around the 1850s; Treatment of Hindu Dalits around same time; Sai Baba: There is only one caste; the caste of humanity, June 27th 2015, http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2015/06/what-race-relations-were-in-usa-south.html

Sathya Sai Baba: My Glory lies not in millions who flock to me but in stopping ..., May 4th 2015, http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2015/05/sathya-sai-baba-my-glory-lies-not-in.html

Sathya Sai Baba on examining the Guru before accepting him (or her), April 10th 2015, http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2015/04/sathya-sai-baba-on-examining-guru.html

Sathya Sai Baba on how to experience and attain oneness with God, March 3rd 2015, http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2015/03/sathya-sai-baba-on-how-to-experience.html

Sathya Sai Baba on differences between Rama and Krishna Avatars, Jan. 16th 2015,
http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2015/01/sathya-sai-baba-on-differences-between.html

Sathya Sai Baba on historicity of Rama and Krishna, Jan 9th 2015,
http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2015/01/sathya-sai-on-historicity-of-rama-and.html

Sathya Sai on ways to overcome religious (and other) differences/conflicts, Dec. 26th 2014,
http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2014/12/sathya-sai-on-ways-to-overcome.html

Simple but very insightful words from Sathya Sai about human instincts and techniques for sense control, Dec 19th 2014, http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2014/12/simple-but-very-insightful-words-from.html

A few short quotes from Bhagavan Sathya Sai Baba on Himself, Dec. 11th 2014,
http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2014/12/a-few-short-quotes-from-bhagavan-sathya.html

The power of Namasmarna (remembering name of the Lord) to keep the mind under control in today's busy world, Dec. 9th 2014, http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2014/12/the-power-of-namasmarna-remembering.html

Sathya Sai Baba on ages-old conflict between atheists (& agnostics) and theists, Dec. 5th 2014,
http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2014/12/sathya-sai-baba-on-ages-old-conflict.html

Sathya Sai Baba on Truth from 1958 discourse, Nov. 27th 2014,
http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2014/11/sathya-sai-baba-on-truth-from-1958.html

Human nature and different paths/ways for motivation and happiness/joy in life, Oct. 25th 2014,
http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2014/10/human-nature-and-different-pathsways.html

An Avatar has both Divine Consciousness and Individual Consciousness - Bhagavan Sri Sathya Sai Baba, 15th Jan. 2014, http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2014/01/an-avatar-has-both-divine-consciousness.html

Sathya Sai Baba said atheists can also get self-realization; Sai Baba's words about Sai-Baba-speaking-through-somebody-else claims, March 31st 2014,
http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2014/03/sathya-sai-baba-said-atheists-can-also.html

Swami's love for Bharath, August 19th 2013, http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2013/08/swamis-love-for-bharath.html


Shirdi Sai Baba & Sathya Sai Baba; Shirdi Baba teachings; Shirdi temple/masjid and Shirdi trust

Shirdi Sai Baba's awesome non-identification with his body, and identification with pure Ananda Nirakara (formless joy/bliss), Dec. 5th 2016, http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2016/12/shirdi-sai-babas-awesome-non.html

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, Dec. 5th 2016, http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2016/12/shirdi-sai-baba-said-in-1918-that-some.html

Shirdi Sai Baba's life and sayings on Sufi Maqaams (stations) of faqr (poverty), sabr (patience) and tawakkul (trust/surrender), Sept. 18th 2016, http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2016/09/shirdi-sai-babas-life-and-sayings-on.html

Shirdi Sai Baba on attitude towards Guru, Sept. 16th 2016, http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2016/09/shirdi-sai-baba-on-attitude-towards-guru.html

Shirdi Sai Baba Trust panel appointments challenged in Bombay High Court, Aug. 4th 2016, http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2016/08/shirdi-sai-baba-trust-panel.html

Shirdi Sai Baba too had imitators!, April 22nd 2016, http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2016/04/shirdi-sai-baba-too-had-imitators.html

Sathya Sai Baba discourse giving short account of life of Shirdi Sai Baba, Oct. 18th 2015, http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2015/10/sathya-sai-baba-discourse-giving-short.html

Shirdi Sai Baba gave up the body by giving up food for around two weeks, Oct. 15th 2015, http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2015/10/shirdi-sai-baba-gave-up-body-by-giving.html

Some people felt more connected to Shirdi Sai than Sathya Sai; Impact on followers is a big legacy of a spiritual master, July 29th 2015, http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2015/07/some-people-felt-more-connected-to.html

Many Statements of Shirdi Sai Devotee in 1936 Appropriate for Sathya Sai Devotees Today, Jan. 16th 2014, http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2014/01/many-statements-of-shirdi-sai-devotee.html

A Cultured Lady Devotee's Experiences of Shirdi Sai and Its Similarity to Sathya Sai Devotee Experiences, Jan. 19th 2014, http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2014/01/a-cultured-lady-devotees-experiences-of.html


Sathya Sai Baba and Sathya Sai orgn./devotees as viewed by Govt. & People at large

Shri Gangadhar Bhat joins SSSCT trustees for SAI CHARAN paduka ceremony at Dharwad Women's college, Jan. 22nd 2017, http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2017/01/shri-gangadhar-bhat-joins-sssct.html

[Addl category, so repeat entry:] Shri Gangadhar Bhat of Alike school asked to leave premises; I appeal to Karnataka Sai orgn. and Central Trust to welcome and accommodate him (and any others), Jan. 25th 2017, http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2017/01/shri-gangadhar-bhat-of-alike-school.html

Opening and running Sathya Sai schools is not easy; Swami preferred that St. Andrews Scotland school be shut down (around 2009) when it faced money problems, Dec. 20th 2016, http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2016/12/opening-and-running-sathya-sai-schools.html

[Addl category, so repeat entry:] Sathya Sai Central Trust trustee S.S. Naganand talks about Loka Seva Trust issues, Oct. 31st 2016, http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2016/10/sathya-sai-central-trust-trustee-ss.html

Divine Glory of Prasanthi Nilayam, Sathya Sai Avatar's abode, just as powerful as before, Sept. 26th 2016, http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2016/09/divine-glory-of-prasanthi-nilayam.html

Sathya Sai advent is a worldly blessing to Puttaparthi low wage village workers too, Aug. 9th 2016, http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2016/08/sathya-sai-advent-is-worldly-blessing.html

AP CM Naidu presented Sathya Sai framed photo at Puttaparthi airport by AP minister Dr. Reddy, Aug. 8th 2016, http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2016/08/ap-cm-n-chandrababu-naidu-felicitated.html

Union Minister Piyush Goyal gives inaugural address at Sathya Sai World Youth Festival at Puttaparthi, July 13th 2016, http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2016/07/union-minister-piyush-goyal-gives.html

Narendra Modi with Sathya Sai in 2003; Modi message about Prasanthi Nilayam (Puttaparthi ashram), June 19th 2016, http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2016/06/narendra-modi-with-sathya-sai-in-2003.html

Wonderful pic of Sathya Sai with Muslim student showing Holy Book of Islam to him, May 6th 2016, http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2016/05/wonderful-pic-of-sathya-sai-with-muslim.html

Recent Gold Sarva Dharma symbol and ornamental engravings on Sathya Sai samadhi, April 28th 2016, http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2016/04/recent-gold-sarvadharma-symbol-and.html

Union minister Venkaiah Naidu's tweets on Sathya Sai Aradhana function (Mahasamadhi day) 24-Apr-2016, post written on April 25th 2016, http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2016/04/honble-union-minister-venkaiah-naidus.html

Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurates Sathya Sai Baba statue in Naya Raipur hospital, and praises Sathya Sai, written on Feb. 21st 2016, last updated on 27th Feb. 2016, http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2016/02/prime-minister-narendra-modi.html

A shaayari on enmity and friendship that I had shared with Mr. Ganti around two weeks ago, Feb. 5th 2016, http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2016/02/a-shaayari-that-i-had-shared-with-mr.html

Not much impact of Mr. Ganti's recent posts attacking SSSCT and one trustee in particular (RJR), Feb. 5th 2016, http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2016/02/mr-ganti-has-not-had-any-significant.html

Glad to note that former PM Dr. Manmohan Singh is to visit Puttaparthi on Feb 2nd; Update on Visit, written on Feb. 1st 2016, last updated on 4th Feb. 2016, http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2016/02/glad-to-note-that-former-pm-dr-manmohan.html

The Hindu article on planned Sai hospital in Kasaragod, Kerala, India, Feb. 1st 2016, http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2016/01/the-hindu-article-on-planned-sai.html

Sathya Sai Baba mystically became aware of the passing away of Mahatma Gandhi, Jan. 30th 2016, http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2016/01/sathya-sai-baba-mystically-became-aware.html

Sri Indulal Shah and Sri S.V.Giri vacate office of trustee, SSSCT; Who will take up the vacant positions?, Jan. 4th 2016, http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2016/01/sri-indulal-shah-and-sri-svgiri-vacate.html

Lok Nayak (people's leader) Jayaprakash Narayan seeking blessings of Sathya Sai, Dec. 11th 2015, http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2015/12/lok-nayak-peoples-leader-jayaprakash.html

Good exposure given to essence of Sathya Sai life & teachings on DD Bharati (Indian national TV channel) in Global Sai Symphony program, Nov. 29th 2015, http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2015/11/good-exposure-given-to-essence-of.html

President of India being invited for Bhagavan 90th birthday; Expressed inability to attend, Nov. 8th 2015, http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2015/11/today-8th-nov.html

Sai Devotee World is WATCHING Puttaparthi mission leaders' forthcoming public engagements with Sai devotee congregations in East Asia, Sept. 18th 2015, http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2015/09/sai-devotee-world-is-watching.html

A Doctor's response to sceptics about medical miracles involving faith in Bhagavan Sri Sathya Sai Baba, Sept. 16th 2015, http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2015/09/a-doctors-response-to-sceptics-about.html

PM Narendra Modi conveys thanks for book sent by differently-abled & spiritually-abled Puttaparthi Sai devotee author, March 30th 2015, http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2015/03/pm-narendra-modi-conveys-thanks-for.html

Tributes pour in for Late Supreme Court Justice V.R. Krishna Iyer; Justice Iyer about Sathya Sai Baba, Dec. 8th 2014, http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2014/12/tributes-pour-in-for-late-supreme-court.html

Songs of the Hindi film Satya Sai Baba with Anup Jalota playing role of Swami, Nov. 16th 2014,
http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2014/11/songs-of-hindi-film-satya-sai-baba-with.html

India Today July 2014 article praises Sri Sathya Sai Central Trust for smooth running of 'Eternal Empire of the Living God', Sept. 3rd 2014, http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2014/09/india-today-july-2014-article-praises.html

Why Sathya Sai Baba following will be acceptable to people at large including atheists; Few additional thoughts on religious followings and society, Aug. 14th 2014,
http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2014/08/why-sathya-sai-baba-following-will-be.html

Sathya Sai Super (Tertiary Care) Free Hospitals - Lighthouses of hope and goodness, Aug. 6th 2014,
http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2014/08/sathya-sai-super-tertiary-care.html

Media article praises Sri Sathya Sai Central Trust for flourishing Sai institutions, Aug. 4th 2014,
http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2014/08/media-article-praises-sri-sathya-sai.html

Commemorative Postage Stamp on Sathya Sai Baba released by Minister of State for C&IT, Dr. Kruparani, November 25th 2013, http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2013/11/commemorative-postage-stamp-on-sathya.html

Some Key Figures from Sathya Sai Trust Annual Report for 2012-13, Nov. 26th 2013,
http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2013/11/some-key-figures-from-sathya-sai-trust.html


My experiences of & views on Sathya Sai Baba & Shirdi Sai Baba and Sathya Sai fraternity (as individual Sai devotees as against orgn. member/office bearer roles some additionally had/have)

Sathya Sai did not come mainly for saints; He came mainly for those who are in the material world but are also into spirituality & religion, Dec. 26th 2016, http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2016/12/sathya-sai-did-not-come-mainly-for.html

Lists of my blog posts dealing with my experiences with Sathya Sai, and my spiritual journey in general, Dec. 20th 2016, http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2016/12/lists-of-my-blog-posts-dealing-with-my.html

If what Baba says is different from what our heart/conscience says, what should we do?, Dec. 16th 2016, http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2016/12/if-what-baba-says-is-different-from.html

Yad Bhaavam Tad Bhavathi; As are the feelings, so are the results, Oct. 14th 2016, http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2016/10/yad-bhaavam-tad-bhavathi-as-are.html

Sai devotees truthfully and lovingly sharing their experiences with Bhagavan is vital service to Sai mission, Oct. 7th 2016, http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2016/10/sai-devotees-truthfully-and-lovingly.html

A Five Year Inner Journey (Puttaparthi, November 2007). post written on July 16th 2016, http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2016/07/a-five-year-inner-journey-puttaparthi.html

[Addl category, so repeat entry:] List of posts of this Spiritual blog with autobiographical content, written on July 11th 2016, last updated on 18th July 2016, http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2016/07/list-of-posts-of-this-blog-with.html

[Addl category, so repeat entry:] About my writing; Intellectual and emotional rewards of public writing, July 8th 2016, http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2016/07/about-my-writing-intellectual-and.html

[Addl. category, so repeat entry:] An Indian Software Techie's (My) Material and Spiritual Journey So Far, written on June 20th 2016, last modified on 20th July 2016, http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2016/06/an-indian-software-techies-my-material.html

My personal experiences & views about Sathya Sai preparing devotees for post-Mahasamadhi phase, June 6th 2016, http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2016/06/my-personal-experiences-views-about.html

Considering oneself accountable to Bhagavan Sri Sathya Sai Baba at formless level, and to future physical form Prema Sai Baba, March 31st 2016, http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2016/03/considering-oneself-accountable-to.html

Does Swami (Bhagavan Sri Sathya Sai Baba) speak through each and everyone of us or just some people?, March 16th 2016, http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2016/03/does-swami-bhagavan-sri-sathya-sai-baba.html

Our subtle essence is God/Sathya Sai Avatar but Sai devotees are not Sathya Sai Avatar, Feb. 24th 2016, http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2016/02/our-subtle-essence-is-godsathya-sai.html

Sathya Sai's exact response to prayers, Jan. 27th 2016, http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2016/01/sathya-sais-exact-response-to-prayers.html

I and My Father are One, banner in Prasanthi Nilayam ashram, Christmas 2015 celebrations, Dec. 24th 2015, http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2015/12/i-and-my-father-are-one-poster-in.html

The first notable/remembered exposure I had to Shirdi Sai Baba via Amar Akbar Anthony film song, Dec. 8th 2015, http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2015/12/the-first-notableremembered-exposure-i.html

Challenges involved in helping mentally ill elderly patient in Puttaparthi, Nov. 4th 2015, http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2015/11/challenges-involved-in-helping-mentally.html

New Age spirituality; Golden Age predictions; My belief system being anchored in Hindu scripture endorsed by Sathya Sai, and Sai literature, Nov. 3rd 2015, http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2015/11/new-age-spirituality-golden-age.html

Plea for altruism may not work; reinforcement of belief in God's reward/punishment for good/bad acts may work, Oct. 29th 2015, http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2015/10/plea-for-altruism-may-not-work.html

About creation, or more specifically, the idea of being created (identification with ego) and (idea of) being separate from God, Oct. 28th 2015, http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2015/10/about-creation-or-more-specifically.html

Volunteer (free) service builds character; Religion is three-fourths character, Oct. 28th 2015, http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2015/10/volunteer-free-service-builds-character.html

I am I; Moksha, written on Oct. 27th 2015, last updated on 20th December 2016, http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2015/10/i-am-i-moksha.html

My comments on miraculous events related to Sathya Sai Baba in devotee's home, Oct. 18th 2015, http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2015/10/my-comments-on-miraculous-events.html

Sathya Sai: no concessions on discipline; no reduction of rigour to suit your level, Oct. 15th 2015, http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2015/10/sathya-sai-no-concessions-on-discipline.html

Simple living in Prasanthi Nilayam (Puttaparthi) Ashram Sheds/Halls; Seva Dal experience, Oct. 15th 2015, http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2015/10/simple-living-in-prasanthi-nilayam.html

My bookish views on Enlightenment/Self-realization/Moksha/liberation; Related Quotes of Sathya Sai Baba, written on Oct. 10th 2015, last updated on 11th July 2016, http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2015/10/my-bookish-views-on-enlightenmentself.html

My view about many-interviews, many-spoken-interactions "VIP" devotees and "form boys" in last eight years of Sathya Sai physical presence, Oct. 6th 2015, http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2015/10/my-view-about-many-interviews-many.html

Satyameva Jayate; Sathya Sai Baba on Truth; White Lies in India, Sept. 13th 2015, http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2015/09/some-thoughts-on-satyameva-jayate.html

Sharing experiences of Sathya Sai Avatar may be of great benefit to future generations of Sai devotees, Sept. 8th 2015, http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2015/09/sharing-experiences-of-sathya-sai.html

Physically close missionary staff of Sathya Sai and non-missionary sadhaka-devotees/sincere devotees of Sathya Sai, Sept. 8th 2015, http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2015/09/physically-close-missionary-staff-of.html

Can an uncanny and unmistakable sign in outer world confirming a thought in one's mind, be viewed as Swami's approval of the thought?, Sept. 4th 2015, http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2015/09/can-uncanny-and-unmistakable-sign-in.html

Dombivli (E) Hanuman Mandir: Fond memories of it as Sathya Sai samithi would have Thursday bhajans there, Aug. 10th 2015, http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2015/08/dombivli-e-ram-mandir-fond-memories-of.html

A frank exchange on idol/image worship in Sai fraternity, and on arrogance, pomp & show in Sai fraternity, written on May 26th 2015, last updated on 3rd Aug. 2015,
http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2015/05/a-frank-exchange-on-idolimage-worship.html

Why were some unpleasant/unethical people present around Sri Sathya Sai Avatar?, July 7th 2015,
http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2015/07/why-were-some-unpleasantunethical.html

Should we follow spiritual path that Swami told somebody else to follow?, July 6th 2015,
http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2015/07/should-we-follow-spiritual-path-that.html

Sathya Sai Baba: "Why Fear When I am Here" - My interpretation of it, June 23rd 2015,  http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2015/06/sathya-sai-baba-why-fear-when-i-am-here.html

The importance of feelings in spiritual endeavour, June 5th 2015,  http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2015/06/the-importance-of-feelings-in-spiritual.html

NEVER become a Guru Drohi (Traitor) to Bhagavan Sri Sathya Sai Baba, June 2nd 2015,  http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2015/06/never-become-guru-drohi-traitor-to.html

Need to move from physical form Sathya Sai to mental-form Sathya Sai or formless God Within, May 26th 2015, http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2015/05/need-to-move-from-physical-form-sathya.html

Sathya Sai Baba wanted people to be happy and not show/have 'castor oil' (sad/downcast) faces, May 5th 2015, http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2015/05/sathya-sai-baba-wanted-people-to-be.html

My frank mail exchanges about Sathya Sai Baba Mahasamadhi (April 24th 2011) at that time, April 25th 2015, http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2015/04/my-frank-mail-exchanges-about-sathya.html

Expression of Thanks to Bhagavan Sri Sathya Sai Baba, April 23rd 2015,
http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2015/04/expression-of-thanks-to-bhagavan-sri.html

Krishna/Sai Baba on silent witnesses to injustice, and on Yadavas claiming Krishna as theirs; My interpretation in after Sai Mahasamadhi context, April 16th 2015,  http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2015/04/krishna-viewed-those-who-having.html

I am just a beggar at your door, Swami (Sathya Sai Baba), April 5th 2015,  http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2015/04/i-am-just-beggar-at-your-door-swami.html

Swami (Sathya Sai Baba) made Jesus, Rama and Krishna real for me, Feb. 12th 2015,  http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2015/02/swami-sathya-sai-baba-made-jesus-rama.html

Why Sathya Sai Baba insisted on service (seva) in Prashanti Nilayam, Puttaparthi?, Feb. 8th 2015,  http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2015/02/why-sathya-sai-baba-insisted-on-service.html

One cannot hide anything from Swami; Sathya Sai Baba, the Dharmaadhikaari i.e. Great teacher/giver/authority of Dharma (Ethical living), Nov. 30th 2014, http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2014/11/one-cannot-hide-anything-from-swami.html

Does Swami recommend using "harmless" lies for the common good, at appropriate times?, Nov. 18th 2014, http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2014/11/does-swami-recommend-using-harmless.html


My experiences of & views on Sathya Sai (Indian) orgn., Trusts, and other ashram system institutions

Competent persons can become threats to incompetent ones in ashram; Competent young men with kids, and well paid jobs should NOT rush to join, Feb. 18th 2017, http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2017/02/very-competent-persons-can-became.html

[Addl category, so repeat entry:] I condemn the racist slur against Nepali and Nepali origin Indians made by Muddenahalli group troll Fake Id Venkatesh Babu/Parthi Resident, Feb 17th 2017, http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2017/02/i-condemn-racist-slur-against-nepali.html

[Addl category, so repeat entry:] Sri Narasimhamurthy is plain wrong in reported criticism of Prasanthi Nilayam devotees as doing pradakshina of samadhi thinking Swami is not in Muddenahalli, Feb. 15th 2017, http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2017/02/sri-narasimhamurthy-is-plain-wrong-in.html

Post-Mahasamadhi Sathya Sai movement infighting reminds me regularly of Nobel Prize-winning author William Golding's 1954 novel, "Lord of the Flies", Feb. 14th 2017, http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2017/02/post-mahasamadhi-sathya-sai-movement.html

Misrepresentation and fabrication by Parthi Resident/Venkatesh Babu against me; Beware of Arun Srinivas, alumnus of Muddenahalli school - Part 2, written on Feb. 13th 2017, last updated on 21st Feb. 2017, http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2017/02/misrepresentation-and-fabrication-by.html

How to respond to and reverse Facebook cyberstalking followed by non-violent bullying using false allegations (conspiracies), Feb. 9th 2017, http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2017/02/how-to-respond-and-reverse-facebook.html

An overview of my interactions with Mr. V.R. Ganti whom I have now blocked (sadly), Feb. 5th 2017, http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2017/02/an-overview-of-my-interactions-with-mr.html

I have a message for Muddenahalli group trolls, Feb. 4th 2017, http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2017/02/i-have-message-for-muddenahalli-group.html

Misrepresentation and fabrication by Parthi Resident/Venkatesh Babu against me; Beware of Arun Srinivas, alumnus of Muddenahalli school - Part 1, written on Feb. 1st 2017, last updated on 21st Feb. 2017, http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2017/02/my-facebook-posts-related-to.html

Jan 2017 Misc Facebook comments, Jan. 24th 2017, http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2017/01/jan-2017-misc-facebook-comments.html

USA military whistle blower convicted of treason, Chelsea Manning, is given clemency by USA president Obama! Seems to be very controversial decision, Jan 18th 2017, http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2017/01/usa-whistle-blower-but-convicted-of.html

I DO NOT QUIT a debate when it becomes inconvenient for me; I only avoid some gruesome topics and some sensitive topics, Jan. 17th 2017, http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2017/01/i-do-not-quit-debate-when-it-becomes.html

[Addl category, so repeat entry:] Why I cannot accept Madhusudan Rao Naidu's communicator claim, Jan. 17th 2017, http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2017/01/why-i-cannot-accept-madhusudan-rao.html

[Addl category, so repeat entry:] When they betray God, will they spare ordinary people? Haunting oldie Hindi film song apt for sometimes tragic days in Sathya Sai movement, Jan. 9th 2017, http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2017/01/when-they-betray-god-then-will-they.html

[Addl category, so repeat entry:] Being a FAKE God's pauper is being a hypocrite, one of the worst fates for a spiritual aspirant, Jan. 4th 2017, http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2017/01/being-fake-gods-pauper-is-being.html

[Addl category, so repeat entry:] Sathya Sai knows everything about us and communicates directly to us; No need for any Sai university mediums in between, Jan. 1st 2017, http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2017/01/sathya-sai-knows-everything-about-us.html

How to interpret Sathya Sai statement that for good work (required) money will come on its own, Dec. 22nd 2016, http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2016/12/how-to-interpret-sathya-sai-statement.html

Stepping back from Whistle-blower role; Plan to focus more on spirituality & religion, Dec. 4th 2016, http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2016/12/stepping-back-from-whistle-blower-role.html

[Addl category, so repeat entry:] How Prof. Anilkumar Kamaraju was harassed and forced out of SSSIHL (Sai university) in 2011 & 2012, Dec. 2nd 2016, http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2016/12/how-prof-anilkumar-kamaraju-was.html

[Addl category, so repeat entry:] PM Narendra Modi using words 'sukshma roop' (subtle body) is fine so long as he does not say Madhusudan Rao Naidu in that context, Dec. 1st 2016, http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2016/12/pm-narendra-modi-using-words-sukshma.html

[Addl category, so repeat entry:] Request to Hon'ble PM Narendra Modi NOT to share stage with FAKE communicator Madhusudan Rao Naidu, Nov. 27th 2016, http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2016/11/request-to-honble-pm-narendra-modi-to.html

Three new trustees inducted into Sathya Sai Central Trust; one trustee retires, Nov. 24th 2016, http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2016/11/three-new-trustees-inducted-into-sathya.html

Need to inspire trust in Prasanthi Nilayam trustees' stand against Muddenahalli group; Two or three Sai students becoming trustees may worsen the problem!, written on Nov. 20th 2016, last updated on 2nd Dec. 2016, http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2016/11/need-to-inspire-trust-in-prasanthi.html

As of now, I am against any request/move to have govt. take over SSSCT, Nov. 6th 2016, http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2016/11/as-of-now-i-am-against-any-requestmove.html

[Addl category, so repeat entry:] My 2011 Dharma Sankat (Ethical Dilemma) about HOD opposition to my Sri Sathya Sai Vidya Vahini and other IT work in the Sai university, Oct. 27th 2016, http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2016/10/my-2011-dharma-sankat-ethical-dilemma.html

One should not tar everybody as ungrateful and treacherous due to actions of a few, Oct. 27th 2016, http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2016/10/one-should-not-tar-everybody-as.html

[Addl category, so repeat entry:] Bhagavan Sri Sathya Sai Baba typically did not approve of grown women dancing in front of him, Oct. 16th 2016, http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2016/10/bhagavan-sri-sathya-sai-baba-typically.html

[Addl category, so repeat entry:] Divine Glory of Prasanthi Nilayam, Sathya Sai Avatar's abode, just as powerful as before, Sept. 26th 2016, http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2016/09/divine-glory-of-prasanthi-nilayam.html

My response to Mr. Ganti's statements about Puttaparthi Vaasi (residents) living in fear, Sept. 26th 2016, http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2016/09/response-to-mr-gantis-statements-about.html

[Addl category, so repeat entry:] I hold Swami's family members including Smt. Chetana Raju, in high respect, Sept. 25th 2016, http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2016/09/i-hold-swamis-family-members-including.html

[Addl category, so repeat entry:] Mail exchange about my current writing stand on Muddenahalli group belief, Sept. 22nd 2016, http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2016/09/some-more-thoughts-and-responses-about.html

[Addl category, so repeat entry:] Open Letter to PM Modi & HRD minister Javadekar on Madhusudan Rao Naidu false claim of communicator of Sathya Sai Baba, Sept. 14th 2016, http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2016/09/open-letter-to-pm-modi-hrd-minister.html

[Addl category, so repeat entry:] Some thoughts and responses about my current writing stand on Muddenahalli group belief, Sept. 13th 2016, http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2016/09/some-thoughts-and-responses-about-my.html

[Addl category, so repeat entry:] Q&A about why I am NOT completely stopping my writings on Muddenahalli group false belief, Sept. 3rd 2016, http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2016/09/q-about-why-i-am-not-completely.html

[Addl category, so repeat entry:] I have only TONED DOWN my criticism of Muddenahalli (MDH) false belief not stopped such criticism, Aug. 30th 2016, http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2016/08/i-have-only-toned-down-my-criticism-of.html

[Addl category, so repeat entry:] Yet another request to continue my posts against Muddenahalli group FALSE BELIEF, Aug. 27th 2016, http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2016/08/yet-another-request-to-continue-my.html

[Addl category, so repeat entry:] Another request to continue the (verbal) fight against Muddenahalli group FALSE BELIEF but ..., Aug. 24th 2016, http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2016/08/another-facebook-friend-requests-me-to.html

[Addl category, so repeat entry:] Perhaps others will come forward to take my place wrt my writings about FALSE BELIEF of Muddenahalli group, Aug. 23rd 2016, http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2016/08/perhaps-others-will-come-forward-to.html

[Addl category, so repeat entry:] Will be toning down my criticism of Muddenahalli group FALSE BELIEF, Aug. 22nd 2016, http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2016/08/will-be-toning-down-my-criticism-of.html

[Addl category, so repeat entry:] I am NOT scared of Mervyn Hughes' threat of legal and police action; Used it to see who will support me, Aug. 18th 2016, http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2016/08/i-am-not-scared-of-mervyn-hughes-threat.html

[Addl category, so repeat entry:] Thanks to Mr. Ganti for strong support on Mervyn Hughes' police & legal action threat; Mr. Ganti and I are Facebook friends now, Aug. 17th 2016, http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2016/08/thanks-to-mr-ganti-for-support-about.html

[Addl category, so repeat entry:] Filing Cyber Crime complaints (including cyber stalking/harassment) in Andhra Pradesh may be done online it seems, Aug. 17th 2016, http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2016/08/filing-cyber-crime-complaints-including.html

[Addl category, so repeat entry:] Mervyn Hughes (USA citizen perhaps) plans police and legal action against me for my writings critical of Muddenahalli group, Aug. 17th 2016, http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2016/08/mervyn-hughes-usa-citizen-perhaps-plans.html

Indian President's daughter files cyber police complaint against Facebook user who harassed her!, Aug. 14th 2016, http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2016/08/indian-presidents-daughter-files-cyber.html

V.R. Ganti's latest post reproduces Jan 2016 post of his using my words in a twisted way, Aug. 11th 2016, http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2016/08/vr-gantis-latest-post-reproduces-jan.html

[Addl category, so repeat entry:] NO. I was NOT FIRED from the Sai university (SSSIHL)!, Aug. 4th 2016, last updated on 15th Aug. 2016, http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2016/08/no-i-was-not-fired-from-sai-university.html

[2nd addl category, so 2nd repeat entry:] How and why I became a whistleblower and publicly named and exposed few persons in Sai university, July 18th 2016, http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2016/07/how-and-why-i-became-whistleblower-and.html

April 2012: My appreciation for Prof. Anantharaman's wonderful Sai service as Media Co-ordinator, post written on May 28th 2016, last updated on 2nd June 2016, http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2016/05/april-2012-my-appreciation-for-prof.html

Miscellaneous Facebook posts & comments of mine in May 2016, blog post written on May 6th 2016, http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2016/05/miscellaneous-facebook-comments-of-mine.html

Should people who are fed up with Muddenahalli group confusion in Prasanthi Nilayam consider moving out of Puttaparthi?, written on April 27th 2016, last updated on 3rd May 2016, http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2016/04/should-people-who-are-fed-up-with.html

Saying everything is Sai's will is an easy way to escape from doing one's bit to resist Asathya and Adharma; Allegations with evidence, April 17th 2016, http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2016/04/saying-everything-is-sais-will-is-easy.html

My view about Dr. Voleti's letter about humiliation faced during Swami birthday celebrations, written on Jan. 21st 2016, last updated on 28th Feb. 2016, http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2016/01/my-view-about-dr-voletis-letter-about.html

Naren Ramji being considered for trustee position in SSSCT? My strong objections about it, Dec. 30th 2015, http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2015/12/naren-ramji-being-considered-for.html

The Five HUMAN Challenges to Overcome in Spiritual Missions: Jealousy, Inbreeding, Groupism, Personal Agenda & Politics (JIGPP) - Part 2, Dec. 14th 2015, http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2015/12/the-five-human-challenges-to-overcome_13.html

The Five HUMAN Challenges to Overcome in Spiritual Missions: Jealousy, Inbreeding, Groupism, Personal Agenda & Politics (JIGPP) - Part 1, Dec. 9th 2015, http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2015/12/the-five-human-challenges-to-overcome.html

[Addl. category, so repeat entry:] My response to Mr. Ganti's post against SSSCT, written on Nov. 28th 2015, last updated on 11th July 2016, http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2015/11/my-response-to-mr-gantis-post-against.html

[Addl. category, so repeat entry:] My May 2012 service record & record tampering related correspondence with Sai university (SSSIHL) administrators, written on Nov. 13th 2015, last updated on 2nd Nov. 2016, http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2015/11/my-may-2012-service-record-record.html

[Addl. category, so repeat entry:] A query on three aspects of the Avatar's divinity: message, mission and mysticism; My response, Nov. 4th 2015, http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2015/11/a-query-on-three-aspects-of-avatars.html

What is Swami's (Sathya Sai Avatara) mission? Why do you say Swami's mission isn't over yet?, Nov. 4th 2015, http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2015/11/what-is-swamis-sathya-sai-avatara.html

How money can corrupt spiritual radiance in spiritual institutions, Oct. 26th 2015, http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2015/10/how-money-can-corrupt-spiritual-fire-in.html

[Addl. category, so repeat entry:] NOTHING WRONG in referencing PUBLIC WRITINGS using SAI name without informing the author(s), Oct. 8th 2015, http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2015/10/nothing-wrong-or-unethical-in.html

Shouldn't Sri Sathya Sai Central Trust have one or two well recognized Sai literature experts/teachers on its board?, Sept. 26th 2015, http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2015/09/shouldnt-sri-sathya-sai-central-trust.html

Adaptation of Pope Francis Tweet; Sai organizations should enable interested persons to have personal encounter with Sai Baba, July 17th 2014, http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2014/07/adaptation-of-pope-francis-tweet-sai.html


Sathya Sai Baba - Miscellaneous

Ramesh Sawant speaks on his journey with Sathya Sai in Alibag, Maharashtra in April 2016; His Samarpan March 2014 talk in Brindavan, written on Jan. 1st 2017, last updated on 22nd Jan. 2017, http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2017/01/ramesh-sawant-talks-on-his-journey-with.html

How Sathya Sai demonstrated that he knew all about Clive Raj Valydon in his first interview in Dec. 2000 and then guided him, Dec. 27th 2016, http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2016/12/how-sathya-sai-demonstrated-that-he.html

Phyllis Krystal's former Guru, Nyaya Sharma in Bombay, died around 1973, due to black magic attack on him!, Dec. 17th 2016, http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2016/12/phyllis-krystals-former-guru-nyaya.html

Transcript of Phyllis Krystal's Nov. 2011 Ladies Day speech in Prasanthi Nilayam, Sai Kulwanth Hall, written on Dec. 11th 2016, last updated on 22nd Dec. 2016, http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2016/12/transcript-of-phyllis-krystals-nov-2011.html

Clive Raj Valydon's direct interaction with Swami in Feb 2002 on how to handle controversy, Oct. 27th 2016, http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2016/10/clive-raj-valydons-direct-interaction.html

Let us always be reverential towards Bhagavan Sri Sathya Sai Baba's Samadhi, and towards flower decoration work on it, Oct. 5th 2016, http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2016/10/let-us-always-be-reverential-towards.html

Swami ni maravaku ra - Don't forget Swami (Sai Baba) dear - Song advice to Sai devotees, Sept. 11th 2016, http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2016/09/swami-ni-maravku-ra-never-forget-sai.html

Pilgrimage walk from Puttaparthi to Sathya Sai classroom of Bukkapatnam school, Aug. 7th 2016, http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2016/08/pilgrimage-walk-from-puttaparthi-to.html

Sathya Sai fulfils grandfather Kondama Raju's dying wish, Feb. 28th 2016, http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2016/02/sathya-sai-fulfils-grandfather-kondama.html

Al Drucker's last days; How he benefited from hearing about N. Kasturi's last days, Feb. 25th 2016, http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2016/02/great-soul-al-druckers-last-days-n.html

Al Drucker, long-time Sai devotee, has passed away; My gratitude to him for sharing his writings and videos, written on Feb. 21st 2016, last updated on 27th Feb. 2016, http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2016/02/al-drucker-long-time-sai-devotee-has.html

An Interview (in 1999 perhaps) with Al Drucker (of atmapress.com), written on Feb. 20th 2016, last updated on 27th Feb. 2016, http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2016/02/an-interview-with-al-drucker.html

sssbpt.info: Free and searchable Sathya Sai discourses and writings; Prof. David Gries' major contribution to it, written on Feb. 15th 2016, last updated on 16th June 2016, http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2016/02/sssbptinfo-free-and-searchable-sathya.html

Photos of Prasanthi Nilayam ashram in early days, Feb. 11th 2016, http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2016/02/photos-of-prasanthi-nilayam-ashram-in.html

1965-85 pics of Prasanthi Nilayam Gopuram Entrance/Gopuram Road, Jan. 11th 2016, http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2016/01/1965-85-pics-of-prasanthi-nilayam.html

Sathya Sai teaches lesson to Kasturi on not interfering with karma of others in Prasanthi Nilayam, Nov. 20th 2015, http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2015/11/sathya-sai-teaches-lesson-to-kasturi-on.html

Great Photo of Sathya Sai delight & wonder at his own miraculous creation of Krishna idol, Oct. 27th 2015, http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2015/10/great-photo-of-sathya-sai-delight.html

USA based (white) Sai devotee lady's Gayatri mantra spiritual journey; Taught to her by Prof. Kasturi in 1982, Sept. 21st 2015, http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2015/09/usa-based-white-sai-devotee-ladys.html

The Ashram Becomes the Body of The Guru – After He Gives Up His Body, Sept. 5th 2015, http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2015/09/the-ashram-becomes-body-of-guru-after.html

Sathya Sai Baba: Salute Photo, Aug. 13th 2015, http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2015/08/sathya-sai-baba-salute-photo.html

Shashi Tharoor's article about his 2002 darshan and interview with Sathya Sai Baba, July 23rd 2015, http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2015/07/shashi-tharoors-article-about-his-2002.html

Swami refusing a new car and talking about need to DEMONSTRATE SACRIFICE to achieve Moksha (liberation), July 17th 2015, http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2015/07/swami-refusing-new-car-and-talking.html

Noblest corporate icon of India, Ratan Tata, offering pranam (obeisance) to Sathya Sai Baba, July 13th 2015, http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2015/07/noblest-corporate-icon-of-india-ratan.html

Nelson Mandela statement on receiving Truth & Reconciliation Commission report; Can Sathya Sai movement learn from it?, July 8th 2015, http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2015/07/nelson-mandela-statement-on-receiving.html

Swami's lesson to Ravi Kumar about 'Sai bin Rahan na jaye' song; Lead singers can be conduits for thousands to connect to Swami, July 4th 2015, http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2015/07/swamis-lesson-to-ravi-kumar-about-sai.html

Deeply touching divine saga of elephant daughter Sai Geetha and Sathya Sai Baba, June 30th 2015, http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2015/06/deeply-touching-divine-saga-of-elephant.html

Fun & Frolic aspect of young Sathya Sai Baba, June 30th 2015, http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2015/06/fun-frolic-aspect-of-young-sathya-sai.html

Authoritative & comprehensive archive of MESSAGE of Bhagavan Sri Sathya Sai Baba, May 31st 2015, http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2015/05/authoritative-comprehensiv-archive-of.html

A recent Deccan Herald article - (Sathya) Sai Baba on wrath of God, Oct. 14th 2014,
http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2014/10/a-recent-deccan-herald-article-sathya.html

Sathya Sai Baba Lingodhbhavam and his views on Shiva Linga worship, Oct. 4th 2014,
http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2014/10/sathya-sai-baba-lingodhbhavam-and-his.html

Swami referred to Shri Narendra Modi as future Prime Minister in 2004 itself!, May 24th 2014,
http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2014/05/swami-referred-to-shri-narendra-modi-as.html


Prof. Erlendur Haraldsson on Sri Sathya Sai Baba

Review of Modern Miracles: The Story of Sathya Sai Baba: A Modern Day Prophet by Erlendur Haraldsson Ph. D., September 21st 2013, http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2013/09/review-of-modern-miracles-story-of.html

Notes on Prof. Haraldsson's, Modern Miracles, July 2013, book on Sathya Sai Baba, August 26th 2013, http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2013/08/notes-on-prof-haraldssons-modern.html

Google search results for Sathya Sai Baba miracles, Aug. 6th 2014,
http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2014/08/google-search-results-for-sathya-sai.html

Prof. Haraldsson's book, "Modern Miracles: The Story of Sathya Sai Baba: A Modern Day Prophet", Released, August 19th 2013, http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2013/08/prof-haraldssons-book-modern-miracles.html

Prof. Haraldsson Politely Asserts Genuineness of Sai Baba miracles in UK Radio Talk Show in 2012, August 19th 2013, http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2013/08/prof-haraldsson-politely-asserts.html

Scientific Paper that Debunks Deccan Chronicle 1992 Claim of Materialization Miracle Exposure, August 24th 2013, http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2013/08/scientific-paper-that-debunks-deccan.html


Sai University/Sri Sathya Sai Institute of Higher Learning (SSSIHL)

[Addl category, so repeat entry:] Competent persons can become threats to incompetent ones in ashram; Competent young men with kids, and well paid jobs should NOT rush to join, Feb. 18th 2017, http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2017/02/very-competent-persons-can-became.html

Silent witness approach to Asathya & Adharma actions of Madhusudan Naidu by Sai schools & university, & its alumni, is their failure, Jan. 22nd 2017, http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2017/01/silent-witness-approach-to-asathya.html

[Addl category, so repeat entry:] V.R. Ganti's open letter to authorities of Sri Sathya Sai Institute of Higher Learning, Jan. 12th 2017, http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2017/01/vr-gantis-open-letter-to-authorities-of.html

How knowledgeable about Sathya Sai, the 1st vice-chancellor of Sai university, Prof. V.K. Gokak, was!, Jan. 11th 2017, http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2017/01/how-knowledgeable-about-sathya-sai-1st.html

[Addl category, so repeat entry:] Prof. K.B.R. Varma, vice-chancellor of Sai university, MUST PUBLICLY RESPOND to Sai fraternity demand to condemn Madhusudan Rao Naidu and revoke his MBA gold medal, Jan. 10th 2017, http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2017/01/prof-kbr-varma-vice-chancellor-of-sai.html

[Addl category, so repeat entry:] Will revocation of gold medal & public condemnation of Madhusudan Rao Naidu by Sai university, stop people from associating with Muddenahalli group?, Jan. 8th 2017, http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2017/01/will-revocation-of-gold-medal-public.html

[Addl category, so repeat entry:] Can Sai university revoke gold medal given to MBA alumnus, Madhusudan Rao Naidu?, Jan 7th 2017, http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2017/01/can-sai-university-revoke-gold-medal.html

[Addl category, so repeat entry:] Stepping back from Whistle-blower role; Plan to focus more on spirituality & religion, Dec. 4th 2016, http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2016/12/stepping-back-from-whistle-blower-role.html

How Prof. Anilkumar Kamaraju was harassed and forced out of SSSIHL (Sai university) in 2011 & 2012, Dec. 2nd 2016, http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2016/12/how-prof-anilkumar-kamaraju-was.html

Background to pic of Sai student (Vennel), peacock and Swami; Vennel is now vice-principal of a Telangana school, Nov. 25th 2016, http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2016/11/background-to-pic-of-sai-student-vennel.html

Sai university culture of blindly following instructions from senior administrators led to Muddenahalli group HIJACK of Sai university from Jul 2011 to Nov 2014, written on Nov. 4th 2016, http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2016/11/sai-university-culture-of-blindly.html

My 2011 Dharma Sankat (Ethical Dilemma) about HOD opposition to my Sri Sathya Sai Vidya Vahini and other IT work in the Sai university, Oct. 27th 2016, http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2016/10/my-2011-dharma-sankat-ethical-dilemma.html

[Addl category, so repeat entry:] One should not tar everybody as ungrateful and treacherous due to actions of a few, Oct. 27th 2016, http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2016/10/one-should-not-tar-everybody-as.html

[Addl category, so repeat entry:] Let us always be reverential towards Bhagavan Sri Sathya Sai Baba's Samadhi, and towards flower decoration work on it, Oct. 5th 2016, http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2016/10/let-us-always-be-reverential-towards.html

[Addl category, so repeat entry:] Sai university and Sai university alumni organization MUST CONDEMN Madhusudan Rao Naidu's communicator actions ****NOW****, Sept. 5th 2016, http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2016/09/sai-university-and-sai-university.html

About me not being Ph.D. and yet teaching lab. courses and being tech. consultant in the Sai university in the past, written on Aug. 20th 2016, last updated on 2nd Sept. 2016, http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2016/08/about-me-not-being-phd-and-yet-teaching.html

NO. I was NOT FIRED from the Sai university (SSSIHL)!, Aug. 4th 2016, last updated on 15th Aug. 2016, http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2016/08/no-i-was-not-fired-from-sai-university.html

How and why I became a whistleblower and publicly named and exposed few persons in Sai university, July 18th 2016, http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2016/07/how-and-why-i-became-whistleblower-and.html

Nihar Babu: A Puttaparthi mandal (local) boy, Sai university student, who I was able to help by teaching software development, June 19th 2016, http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2016/06/nihar-babu-puttaparthi-mandal-local-boy.html

[Addl. category, so repeat entry:] Appreciate and support FIRM STAND taken by SSSCT in regard to PN staff visiting Muddenahalli Group, June 2nd 2016, http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2016/06/appreciate-and-support-firm-stand-taken.html

[Addl. category, so repeat entry:] Prof. Anantharaman gives explanation of his Muddenahalli group Arathi; Will he continue to go to Muddenahalli group events in future?, May 28th 2016, http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2016/05/prof-anantharaman-gives-explanation-of.html

[Addl. category, so repeat entry:] April 2012: My appreciation for Prof. Anantharaman's wonderful Sai service as Media Co-ordinator, post written on May 28th 2016, last updated on 2nd June 2016, http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2016/05/april-2012-my-appreciation-for-prof.html

[Addl. category, so repeat entry:] Very inappropriate for Prasanthi Nilayam educational institution staff/teachers to visit Muddenahalli group in Kodaikanal, May 24th 2016, http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2016/05/very-inappropriate-for-prasanthi.html

[Addl. category, so repeat entry:] Wonderful pic of Sathya Sai with Muslim student showing Holy Book of Islam to him, May 6th 2016, http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2016/05/wonderful-pic-of-sathya-sai-with-muslim.html

[Addl. category, so repeat entry:] Aravind Balasubramanya, Sai student & Radio Sai writer, publicly refutes being SILENT Muddenahalli supporter, May 4th 2016, http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2016/05/aravind-balasubramanya-sai-student.html

[Addl. category, so repeat entry:] Sai university alumnus-faculty & 3rd gen Sai devotee on casino opening advice/instruction of Muddenahalli subtle body, April 7th 2016, http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2016/04/a-sai-university-alumnus-faculty-and.html

[Addl. category, so repeat entry:] Senior Sai university faculty says that Sathya Sai would NEVER ask anybody to open a casino, April 4th 2016, http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2016/04/senior-sai-university-faculty-says-that.html

Sai university alumni official declaration NOT official declaration! Murky state of affairs in PN system due to Muddenahalli false belief, Jan. 10th 2016, http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2016/01/sai-university-alumni-official.html

How many Sai university alumni serving in Prasanthi Nilayam managed institutions have put up official Alumni group declaration against Muddenahalli group, on their FB pages?, Dec. 8th 2015, http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2015/12/how-many-sai-university-alumni-serving.html

Official Alumni Group of Sathya Sai Educational Institutions managed by Prasanthi Nilayam/Puttaparthi condemns Muddenahalli FALSE CLAIMS, post written on Dec. 6th 2015, last updated on 10th January 2016, http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2015/12/official-alumni-group-of-sathya-sai.html

[Addl. category, so repeat entry:] Naren Ramji being considered for trustee position in SSSCT? My strong objections about it, Dec. 30th 2015, http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2015/12/naren-ramji-being-considered-for.html

My comments on my May 2012 service record & record tampering SSSIHL (Sai university) matter, Dec. 8th 2015, http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2015/12/my-comments-on-my-may-2012-service.html

My May 2012 service record & record tampering related correspondence with Sai university (SSSIHL) administrators, written on Nov. 13th 2015, last updated on 2nd Nov. 2016, http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2015/11/my-may-2012-service-record-record.html

[Addl. category, so repeat entry:] How money can corrupt spiritual radiance in spiritual institutions, Oct. 26th 2015, http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2015/10/how-money-can-corrupt-spiritual-fire-in.html

Reversing damage done to spiritual thrust of Sai university due to Muddenahalli FALSE BELIEF; Should Prof. Anilkumar Kamaraju be made SSSIHL Pro VC?, Aug. 25th 2015, http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2015/08/reversing-damage-done-to-spiritual.html

Sai university academics need to publish articles on Sathya Sai teachings/philosophy in fields of religion and Indian philosophy, in academic literature as well as mainstream media, July 25th 2015, http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2015/07/sai-university-academics-need-to.html

SSSIHL (Sai university) urgently needs to have a Pro Vice-chancellor who is an expert on Sathya Sai teachings/writings, July 24th 2015, http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2015/07/sssihl-sai-university-urgently-needs-to.html


Muddenahalli group; False claims of medium/communicator and subtle body of Sathya Sai (after Mahasamadhi)

The contents of this category are available on this Table of Contents Overflow page:
http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/p/table-of-contents-overflow.html.


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Ramana Maharishi

Ramana Maharishi Looking At You!, Feb. 26th 2016, http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2016/02/ramana-maharishi-looking-at-you.html

An example of the AWESOME reverence for life that Ramana Maharishi had, Feb. 13th 2016, http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2016/02/an-example-of-awesome-reverence-for.html

Avane kattindu azhattum - Let him get tied up and cry: Ramana advise to scholar about ashram manager position tussle, Feb. 9th 2016, http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2016/02/avane-kattindu-azhattum-let-him-get.html

Similarity in Awareness teachings of Ramana and Sathya Sai; Muslim devotee Masthan Swami of Ramana Maharishi, Feb. 8th 2016, http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2016/02/similarity-in-awareness-teachings-of.html

Major Chadwick's I AM experience which was CONFIRMED by Bhagavan Ramana, Jan. 18th 2016, http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2016/01/major-chadwicks-i-am-experience-which.html

Ramana Maharishi: Do not cling to the form of the Guru; True Bhagavan resides in your Heart, June 2nd 2015, http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2015/06/ramana-maharishi-do-not-cling-to-form.html

Transcript of short and wonderful Ramana Maharshi Youtube video about his saintly life and self-inquiry teaching, July 25th 2014, http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2014/07/transcript-of-short-and-wonderful.html


Other spiritual and religious leaders

Nisargadatta on Jnana path not being suitable for all; Sathya Sai on Jnana, Bhakti and Karma paths, Dec. 27th 2016, http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2016/12/nisargadatta-on-jnana-path-not-being.html

Nisargadatta Maharaj was a Guru of the Inchagiri Sampradaya related to Navnath Sampradaya and Lingayat Shaivism, May 23rd 2016, http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2016/05/nisargadatta-maharaj-was-guru-of.html

Theologians may quarrel, but the mystics of the world speak the same language - Meister Eckhart, May 7th 2016, http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2016/05/theologians-may-quarrel-but-mystics-of.html

Advaita experience bestowed on Narendra (Vivekananda) by one touch from Sri Ramakrishna, Feb. 11th 2016, http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2016/02/advaita-experience-bestowed-on-narendra.html

Nisargadatta: Imagine consciousness as having bodies; consciousness survives its vehicles (bodies), Nov. 10th 2015, http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2015/11/nisargadatta-imagine-consciousness-as.html

Hazrat Inayat Khan & Khwaja Hafez: Universal prayer; God being Love, Sept. 11th 2015, http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2015/09/hazrat-inayat-khan-khwaja-hafez.html

How fortunate one is to find a spiritual teacher who teaches the eternal and changeless (permanent) truth, Sept. 9th 2015, http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2015/09/how-rare-it-is-to-find-spiritual.html

Mata Amritanadamayi address at UN academic impact, technology for sustainable development conference, July 11th 2015, http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2015/07/mata-amritanadamayi-address-at-un.html

Paramahamsa Yogananda quotes on understanding death, July 2nd 2015,
http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2015/07/paramahamsa-yogananda-quotes-on.html


My experiences and views on religion and spirituality, and spiritual movements in general (not specific to Sai)

In some exceptional situations, anger may be good, Dec. 31st 2016, http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2016/12/in-some-exceptional-situations-anger.html

Abortion: Polarising issue in USA politics; Seems to be complex from spiritual view, Sept. 23rd 2016, http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2016/09/abortion-polarising-issue-in-usa.html

My family history and how we moved from traditional South Indian Brahmin occupations to others over generations, July 11th 2016, http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2016/07/some-info-and-speculation-about-my.html

List of posts of this Spiritual blog with autobiographical content, written on July 11th 2016, last updated on 18th July 2016, http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2016/07/list-of-posts-of-this-blog-with.html

About my writing; Intellectual and emotional rewards of public writing, July 8th 2016, http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2016/07/about-my-writing-intellectual-and.html

An Indian Software Techie's (My) Material and Spiritual Journey So Far, written on June 20th 2016, last modified on 20th July 2016, http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2016/06/an-indian-software-techies-my-material.html

Holy scripture verses about harming (evil) opponents; Curses, black magic and tantriks in India today, June 13th 2016, http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2016/06/holy-scripture-verses-about-harming.html

This is not about revenge; (they should) tell the truth; there has to be justice - Holocaust survivor about ongoing trial of accused Nazis in Germany, March 31st 2016, http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2016/03/this-is-not-about-revenge-they-should.html

Why am I politically neutral in my public social media posts & comments?, March 26th 2016, http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2016/03/why-am-i-politically-neutral-in-my.html

Andy Grove, big tech leader, passes away; Unease with his "Only the Paranoid Survive" mantra, March 24th 2016, http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2016/03/andy-grove-one-of-big-tech-leaders.html

The shock & trauma of watching a loved one battle the dreaded disease, Cancer, Feb. 12th 2016, http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2016/02/the-shock-trauma-of-watching-loved-one.html

An exchange on need for proof/evidence for belief in God/mystical powers, Nov. 22nd 2015, http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2015/11/an-exchange-on-need-for-proofevidence.html

Good spirituality & good religion may work wonders for existential despair problem, Nov. 9th 2015, http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2015/11/good-spirituality-good-religion-may.html

Fond memories of ISKCON, Juhu, Mumbai; Great Bhajan by Loknath Swami; ISKCON, Chowpatty, Mumbai; Radhanath Swami, Sept. 26th 2015, http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2015/09/fond-memories-of-iskcon-juhu-mumbai.html

[Addl. category, so repeated entry:] Now I am more into deep Faith rather than Vedanta/Sufism/Mysticism; Pastor Norman Vincent Peale was a strong influence on Mr. Donald Trump, July 29th 2015,
http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2015/07/now-i-am-more-into-deep-faith-rather.html

Isn't ethics by itself, religion?, June 28th 2015, http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2015/06/isnt-ethics-by-itself-religion.html

Is religion when only a consolation, a hindrance to true faith? Issues with reading scripture with an atheist lens, June 27th 2015, http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2015/06/is-religion-when-only-consolation.html

Forgiveness has nothing to do with the other person, June 27th 2015,
http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2015/06/forgiveness-has-nothing-to-do-with.html

One is Lucky if one's mind is fed up of worldly objects; Sannyaasa Yogam (good fortune to be a renunciant), June 25th 2015, http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2015/06/one-is-lucky-if-ones-mind-is-fed-up-of.html

About ONE God/Spirit formless/with-form, and interventionist God, and Loving God unconditionally, June 1st 2015, http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2015/05/about-one-godspirit-formlesswith-form.html

Prema & Vairaagya (Love & Detachment): Two important signs of realized person, June 9th 2015,
http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2015/06/prema-vairaagya-love-detachment-two.html

Do some leaders of spiritual movements get into Narcissistic Personality Disorder (NPD)?, May 24th 2015, http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2015/05/do-some-leaders-of-spiritual-movements.html

Are passionate activists, including spiritual org. activists, inherently undemocratic?, April 22nd 2015, http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2015/04/are-passionate-activists-including.html

Some Shlokas from Chandogya Upanishad VI chapter including Tat tvam asi (You are That) Mahavakya, and comments on it, March 8th 2015, http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2015/03/some-shlokas-from-chandogya-upanishad.html

Not a loving hug but an eyeful of pure love preferred by some spiritual recluses, Jan. 15th 2015,
http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2015/01/not-loving-hug-but-eyeful-of-pure-love.html

Where do we locate subjective truth: as fact or fiction? Jan. 15th 2015,
http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2015/01/where-do-we-locate-subjective-truth-as.html

Need for haves to do some direct service of the have-nots, for social harmony, Nov. 27th 2014,
http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2014/11/need-for-haves-to-do-some-direct.html

Worshiping/viewing music as God, Aug. 21st 2014,
http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2014/08/worshipingviewing-music-as-god.html

Some (idle) thoughts on a game of life computer program based on Sanathana Dharma!, May 5th 2014, http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2014/05/some-idle-thoughts-on-game-of-life.html


Hinduism

Firing guns at Hindu marriages can turn out to be deadly! Religious groups flaunting guns is terrifying, Nov. 16th 2016, http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2016/11/firing-guns-at-hindu-marriages-can-turn.html

[Addl. category, so repeat entry:] Holy scripture verses about harming (evil) opponents; Curses, black magic and tantriks in India today, June 13th 2016, http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2016/06/holy-scripture-verses-about-harming.html

Interesting Indian Supreme Court case about (menstruation age) women NOT being permitted access to Sabarimala (Ayyappa), Kerala deity, April 21st 2016, http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2016/04/interesting-indian-supreme-court-case.html

To be a Hindu, doesn't one have to be born a Hindu?, written on March 28th 2016, last updated on 7th April 2016, http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2016/03/to-be-hindu-doesnt-one-have-to-be-born.html

Life is a tangled web of virtue and sin; No one in the world who has not done both good and bad (evil) - Mahabharata, March 21st 2016, http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2016/03/life-is-tangled-web-of-virtue-and-sin.html

C. Rajagopalachari's elegant and eloquent preface to his concise version of the Mahabharata, March 8th 2016, http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2016/03/c-rajagopalacharis-elegant-and-eloquent.html

Mahabharata epic scripture download links; Plan to browse-read Mahabharata, March 7th 2016, http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2016/03/mahabharata-epic-scripture-download.html

Deep faith of USA shopkeeper lady makes her brave and leads her to fight off armed robber, March 4th 2016, http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2016/03/deep-faith-of-usa-shopkeeper-lady-makes.html

Ganesh Chaturthi the really big Hindu community festival in Maharashtra; Ganesh Chaturthi in outside-ashram Puttaparthi, Sept. 18th 2015, http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2015/09/ganesh-chaturthi-really-big-hindu.html

A lovely and insightful account of Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanam Setup from The Hindu, November 21st 2013, http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2013/11/a-lovely-and-insightful-account-of.html


History & Religion Academic Scholars' view of Hinduism and Hindu scripture

Disrespectful behaviour of Columbia University Sanskrit scholar Sheldon Pollock towards Goddess Saraswathi, March 17th 2016, http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2016/03/disrespectful-behaviour-of-columbia.html

Michel Danino rebuts Prof. Irfan Habib's scathing article on search for Saraswati river, April 21st 2015, http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2015/04/michel-danino-rebuts-prof-irfan-habibs.html

Two paragraphs about atheists in Early North India from historian Romila Thapar's book, April 20th 2015, http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2015/04/two-paragraphs-about-atheists-in-early.html

Criticism of (non) Historicity of Rama content in Harvard Religion Prof. Diana Eck's 2012 book, India: A Sacred Geography, Jan. 10th 2015, http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2015/01/criticism-of-harvard-religion-prof.html

Comments on Prof S.N. Balagangadhara's paper, 'What do Indians Need, A History or the Past?', Dec. 22nd 2014, http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2014/12/my-comments-on-prof-sn-balagangadharas.html

Harvard Prof. Diana Eck on land of Krishna and relationship of love (bhakti) between young Krishna and devotee-villagers, Dec. 16th 2014, http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2014/12/harvard-prof-diana-eck-on-land-of.html

Notes of selected parts of 1995 Romila Thapar lecture: The Theory of Aryan Race and India: History and Politics, Oct. 9th 2014, http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2014/10/notes-of-selected-parts-of-1995-romila.html

Comments on New York Times article: False Teachings for India's Students, Oct. 9th 2014,
http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2014/10/comments-on-new-york-times-article.html

Harvard Prof. Diana Eck on Shiva Linga worship, Oct. 4th 2014,
http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2014/10/harvard-prof-diana-eck-on-shiva-linga.html

Book having Baseless Criticism of Hindu Divine Figures Blocked from being Distributed in India, Feb. 12th 2014, http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2014/02/book-having-baseless-criticism-of-hindu.html

Rajiv Malhotra on Gross Misrepresentation of Hindu Religion by Some US Academic Scholars of Hinduism, Feb. 18th 2014, http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2014/02/rajiv-malhotra-on-gross-mis.html

Seemingly Balanced Article on Academic Scholarship in Hinduism by Univ. of San Francisco Prof. of Media Studies, Feb. 19th 2014, http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2014/02/seemingly-balanced-article-on-academic.html

India: A sacred geography - by Harvard Prof. of Comparative Religion and Indian Studies, Diana L. Eck, March 1st 2014, http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2014/03/india-sacred-geography-by-harvard-prof.html


Christianity

Pope Francis' aide says safeguarding the poor is the church's mission; Stephen Bannon 2014 skype-remarks in conference held in Vatican, Feb. 7th 2017, http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2017/02/pope-francis-aide-says-safeguarding.html

Wishing all who adore, love & worship Jesus Christ, a holy and spiritually uplifting Christmas Eve, Dec. 24th 2016, http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2016/12/wishing-all-who-adore-love-worship.html

My response to some criticism of Mother Teresa/Saint Teresa, Sept. 6th 2016, http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2016/09/my-responses-to-some-criticism-of.html

Mother Teresa become Saint Teresa of Calcutta (Kolkata)! Great happiness and joy!, Sept. 5th 2016, http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2016/09/mother-teresa-become-saint-teresa-of.html

[2nd addl. category, so 2nd repeat entry:] Holy scripture verses about harming (evil) opponents; Curses, black magic and tantriks in India today, June 13th 2016, http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2016/06/holy-scripture-verses-about-harming.html

Mother Teresa: Prayer changes us and we change things, May 1st 2016, http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2016/05/mother-teresa-prayer-changes-us-and-we.html

Admire the way Archbishop of Canterbury and his mother have handled shocking DNA revelation about his father, April 9th 2016, http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2016/04/admire-way-archbishop-of-canterbury-and.html

What an inspiring Love in Action spiritual & religious leader Pope Francis is! Love in a time of fear & terror in Europe, March 25th 2016, http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2016/03/what-inspiring-love-in-action-spiritual.html

[Addl. category, so repeat entry:] Christian Prof. of USA evangelical Christian college pulled up for saying Christians and Muslims worship the same God, Dec. 18th 2015, http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2015/12/christian-prof-of-evangelical-christian.html

[Addl. category, so repeat entry:] Prof. Miroslav Volf and his views on impressive overlaps between Christianity and Islam, Dec. 21st 2015, http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2015/12/prof-miroslav-volf-and-his-views-on.html

Longtime conman Fred Brito was a fake Catholic priest for a few months in 2002 in USA, Sept. 30th 2015, http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2015/09/longtime-conman-fred-brito-being-fake.html

Pope Francis did say that Lord Jesus Christ has redeemed even the atheists but some Facebook posts exaggerate, Sept. 7th 2015, http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2015/09/pope-francis-did-say-that-lord-jesus.html

John Oliver roasts some (USA) Televangelists who exploit faith for monetary gain; Seed (money) faith, Aug. 19th 2015, http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2015/08/john-oliver-roasts-some-usa-tele.html

Pope Francis unhesitatingly apologizes for sins of church and crimes against natives of South America, July 11th 2015, http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2015/07/pope-francis-unhesitatingly-apologizes.html

USA President Obama in Charleston eulogy: God has visited Grace upon us, June 27th 2015, http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2015/06/usa-president-obama-in-charleston.html

The awesome Christian act of forgiveness by the families of the Charleston, USA shooting victims, June 20th 2015, http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2015/06/the-awesome-christian-act-of.html

Twelve paragraphs from Pope Francis' encyclical on urgent need to address pollution and climate change, June 19th 2015, http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2015/06/twelve-paragraphs-from-pope-francis.html

Understanding Mark 6:5 - Jesus could do no miracle at Nazareth except few healings, April 17th 2015, http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2015/04/understanding-mark-65-jesus-could-do-no.html

BBC article on Jesus in Hinduism by Shaunaka Rishi Das, April 14th 2015, http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2015/04/bbc-article-on-jesus-in-hinduism-by.html

2010 Govt. of India documentary on Jesus in Kashmir!, April 10th 2015, http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2015/04/2010-govt-of-india-documentary-on-jesus.html

My comment on today's The Hindu article, "The Christian Ethic...", April 8th 2015, http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2015/04/my-comment-on-todays-hindu-article.html

Bhagavan Sri Sathya Sai Baba on Jesus Christ and His teachings, Dec. 25th 2014,
http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2014/12/bhagavan-sri-sathya-sai-baba-on-jesus.html

Very compassionate, Christian brotherhood message of Pope Francis to brutally persecuted Iraqi Christians, Dec. 7th 2014, http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2014/12/very-compassionate-christian.html

The very different careers of Peter and Paul, the two great apostles of Jesus, Nov. 1st 2014,
http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2014/11/the-very-different-careers-of-peter-and.html

Pope Francis on imagining God creating the world with a magic wand - it is not so, Oct. 30th 2014,
http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2014/10/pope-francis-on-imagining-god-creating.html

Somewhat short account of history of early Christianity based on Wikipedia, Sept. 27th 2014, http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2014/09/somewhat-short-account-of-history-of.html

Awesome and Very Inspiring Christian Songs - Not by power, God is Able, and more by Ron Kenoly, July 30th 2014, http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2014/07/awesome-and-very-inspiring-christian.html

Pope Francis: Poverty is at the center of the Gospel; Communists ‘stole’ the flag of Christianity, June 29th 2014, http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2014/06/pope-francis-poverty-is-at-center-of.html

Two great Christian church leaders are declared to be Saints! Congratulations to the Catholics & Christians, April 30th 2014, http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2014/04/two-great-christian-church-leaders-are.html

Views on some sections of the gospel of John, April 18th 2014,
http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2014/04/views-on-some-sections-of-gospel-of-john.html

Video on the gospel of John - some thoughts, April 16th 2014,
http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2014/04/video-on-gospel-of-john-some-thoughts.html

Pope Francis' Apostolic Exhortation - The Joy of the Gospel, Dec. 14th 2013,
http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2013/12/pope-francis-apostolic-exhortation-joy.html

The "Historical Jesus" and the Gospel of Mark, March 1st 2014,
http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2014/03/the-historical-jesus-and-gospel-of-mark.html


Islam, Sufism etc.

Educational institutions suspected to be associated with Gulen closed by Turkish govt, July 25th 2016, http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2016/07/educational-institutions-suspected-to.html

Muslim preacher Zakir Naik clarifies that he does not promote terror, July 6th 2016, http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2016/07/muslim-preacher-zakir-naik-clarifies.html

Fathers of Bangladeshi terrorist killers seek pardon from victims' families; Vital need for moderate & tolerant preachers of Islam, July 6th 2016, http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2016/07/fathers-of-bangladeshi-terrorist.html

Delhi based Islamic scholar argues for plans to rebut & root out terror ideologies, Nov. 19th 2015, http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2015/11/delhi-based-islamic-scholar-argues-for.html

Fascinating 1953 Hajj photographs of Holy Mecca and Kaaba (Link) and more related links, Aug. 31st 2015, http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2015/08/fascinating-1953-photographs-of-mecca.html

Lovely video about Islam in America from a (true) Christian perspective, Jan. 15th 2014,
http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2014/01/lovely-video-about-islam-in-america.html

Sama - Muslim Mystic Music of India Documentary, Nov. 25th 2013,
http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2013/11/sama-muslim-mystic-music-of-india.html


Religious pluralism, secularism and freedom of religious belief in India

Inspiring inter-religious harmony (pluralism) speech from PM Narendra Modi at World Sufi Forum, March 18th 2016, http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2016/03/inspiring-inter-religious-harmony.html

Tipu Sultan was NOT supportive of inter-religious traditions; He destroyed temples & churches, and ..., written on Sept. 27th 2015, last updated on 14th Nov. 2015,
http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2015/09/tipu-sultan-was-not-supportive-of-inter.html

Very interesting anti-terrorism article by young Indian Islamic scholar Ghulam Rasool Dehlavi, Sept. 16th 2015, http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2015/09/very-interesting-anti-terrorism-article.html

Aurangzeb the RUTHLESS tyrant and anti-Hindu Mughal emperor; My disagreement with Audrey Truschke, Stanford University scholar's, views on Aurangzeb, written on Sept. 15th 2015, last updated on 9th Nov. 2015, http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2015/09/aurangzeb-ruthless-tyrant-and-anti.html

The champion of Unity of Being (Unity in Sufism & Vedanta): 17th century Mughal Prince Dara Shikoh, Sept. 14th 2015, http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2015/09/the-champion-of-unity-of-being-unity-in.html

Utterly fascinating legal battle about Jain practice of Santhara/Sallekhana being viewed as suicide and so illegal (punishable by law), written on Aug. 25th 2015, last updated on 7th Sept. 2015, http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2015/08/utterly-fascinating-legal-battle-about.html

Hindu article tarring all spiritual gurus with Radhe Maa kind of brush; Differentiating between good giver-spiritual-guru and bad taker-spiritual-guru, Aug. 18th 2015, http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2015/08/hindu-article-tarring-all-spiritual.html

For great men, religion is a way of making friends; small people make religion a fighting tool - Dr. Abdul Kalam, Indian scientist & former Indian President, Aug. 1st 2015, http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2015/07/for-great-men-religion-is-way-of-making.html

Parallels between Vedanta & Bhakti in Hinduism and Sufism in Islam, June 17th 2015, 
Meet The (Indian) Muslim Girl Who Won The Bhagavad Gita Competition in Mumbai, April 18th 2015, http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2015/04/meet-indian-muslim-girl-who-won.html

My comment in favour of religious education in schools on Hindu article quite critical of it, March 30th 2015, http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2015/03/my-comment-in-favour-of-religious.html

Indian PM, Shri Narendra Modi, appalled at the news of temple being built in his name, Feb. 12th 2015, http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2015/02/indian-pm-shri-narendra-modi-appalled.html

At Christian event, Indian PM Narendra Modi expels all doubts about secular India and freedom of religion in India, Feb. 17th 2015, http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2015/02/at-christian-event-indian-pm-modi.html

[Addl category, so repeat entry:] Conversation on 'secular parenting' & religion between USA scientist & Indian technologist, Jan. 29th 2015, http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2015/01/conversation-on-secular-parenting.html

A question about showcasing religious pluralism to US President Obama and Indian PM Modi, Jan. 25th 2015, http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2015/01/a-question-about-showcasing-religious.html

Comment on The Hindu article "Bring back all converted Hindus, says RSS chief", Dec. 21st 2014,
http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2014/12/comments-on-hindu-article-bring-back.html

Thankful to God & government for freedom of worship; Mosul's Christians face terrible persecution, July 19th 2014, http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2014/07/thankful-to-god-government-for-freedom.html

Differences between Secularism in India and Secularism in the Western world, May 24th 2014,
http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2014/05/differences-between-secularism-in-india.html


Religious pluralism, secularism and freedom of religious belief in other countries of the world (other than India)

Nicholas Kristof-Tim Keller interview; Can one be rational, needing evidence for belief, and still be a Christian in the 21st century?, Dec. 24th 2016, http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2016/12/nicholas-kristof-tim-keller-interview.html

Walter Andersen: Big threat to religion is from a kind of modern secularism that sees all religions as retrograde, March 21st 2016, http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2016/03/walter-andersen-big-threat-to-religion.html

[Addl category, so repeat entry:] Inspiring inter-religious harmony (pluralism) speech from PM Narendra Modi at World Sufi Forum, March 18th 2016, http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2016/03/inspiring-inter-religious-harmony.html

Losing my religion for equality: 2009 article by former USA President Jimmy Carter, Aug. 14th 2015, http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2015/08/losing-my-religion-for-equality-2009.html

Afghan writer's article on Sikhism & Sufism showing the way for peace and harmony, June 16th 2015, http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2015/06/afghan-writers-article-on-sikhism.html

[Addl category, so repeat entry:] Parallels between Vedanta & Bhakti in Hinduism and Sufism in Islam, June 17th 2015, http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2015/06/parallels-between-vedanta-bhakti-in.html

An Indian's view of USA President Obama speech at (USA) National Prayer Breakfast meeting 2015, Feb 7th 2015, http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2015/02/an-indian-view-of-usa-president-obama.html

Conversation on 'secular parenting' & religion between USA scientist & Indian technologist, Jan. 29th 2015, http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2015/01/conversation-on-secular-parenting.html

[Addl category, so repeat entry:] A question about showcasing religious pluralism to US President Obama and Indian PM Modi, Jan. 25th 2015, http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2015/01/a-question-about-showcasing-religious.html

Harvard Pluralism Project: What is (religious) pluralism?, Sept. 23rd 2014,
http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2014/09/harvard-pluralism-project-what-is.html

[Addl category, so repeat entry:] Differences between Secularism in India and Secularism in the Western world, May 24th 2014,
http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2014/05/differences-between-secularism-in-india.html


Comparative Religion: Academic and non-academic fields

Spread of religion(s) in the world from 3000 BCE to 2000 CE (5000 years), Aug. 20th 2016, http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2016/08/spread-of-religions-in-world-from-3000.html

Fascinating Interactive map of religions worldwide based on 2010 data; Wikipedia world religion map, July 1st 2016, http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2016/07/fascinating-interactive-map-of.html

Christian Prof. of USA evangelical Christian college pulled up for saying Christians and Muslims worship the same God, Dec. 18th 2015, http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2015/12/christian-prof-of-evangelical-christian.html

Prof. Miroslav Volf and his views on impressive overlaps between Christianity and Islam, Dec. 21st 2015, http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2015/12/prof-miroslav-volf-and-his-views-on.html

Fascinating Data about Religion populations world over, current and future, from Pew Research Center, April 13th 2015, http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2015/04/fascinating-data-about-religion.html

Importance of Comparative Religion field; Aug. 2013 talks on Faith based community initiatives by USA Secretary of State, John Kerry & others, Sept. 10th 2014,
http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2014/09/aug-2013-talks-on-faith-based-community.html


Religion and Science

Nature article: Religion and science can have a true dialogue, Sept. 23rd 2016, http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2016/09/nature-article-religion-and-science-can.html

Facebook user's argument with atheist(s) leads to Facebook ban for 24 hours; My thoughts on it, Feb. 16th 2016, http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2016/02/fb-users-argument-with-atheists-leads.html

About vital role of Math in Science but not in philosophy, morals and religious/spiritual experiences; philosophy != science, Aug. 21st 2015, http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2015/08/about-vital-role-of-math-in-science-but.html

Why I shy away from comparisons between Physics theories like Higgs field and deep spiritual philosophy like Vedanta?, July 27th 2015, http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2015/07/why-i-shy-away-from-comparisons-between_27.html

Jerry Coyne's faulty criticism of Sarewitz statement about Higgs boson comparison with sea of milk of Hindu scripture (in Nature article), July 24th 2015, http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2015/07/jerry-coynes-faulty-criticism-of.html

Comments related to Jerry Coyne's view that faith may be a gift in religion, but in science it’s poison, July 22nd 2015, http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2015/07/comments-related-to-jerry-coynes-view.html

Science needs objective measurable evidence; Spirituality & religion involve subjective experience, June 8th 2015, http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2015/06/science-needs-objective-measurable.html

Carl Jung on I am experience, belief in God, psyche continuing after death and more, June 7th 2015, http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2015/06/carl-jung-on-i-am-experience-belief-in.html

MIT Alumnus Jeff Lieberman TEDx 2011 talk on Science and Spirituality - somewhat similar to Hindu scriptural view of existential reality, March 22nd 2015, http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2015/03/mit-alumnus-jeff-liebermann-tedx-2011.html

Can the Skeptical Scientist Experience Spiritual Miracles/Divine Grace?, August 31st 2013,
http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2013/08/can-skeptical-scientist-experience.html

Science Fanaticism and Anti-Godmen/Anti-Religion Fanaticism of Some Indian Scientists, September 16th 2013, http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2013/09/science-fanaticism-and-anti-godmenanti.html

Science Fanaticism and Anti-Religion Fanaticism displayed in Post Theistic Society Article, September 25th 2013, http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2013/09/science-fanaticism-and-anti-religion.html

Religion is Like a Secret/Hidden Topic among Scientists in US elite universities! Are Indian universities too headed in same direction?, October 15th 2013,
http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2013/10/religion-is-like-secrethidden-topic-in.html


Claims of paranormal powers

Karna pisachi and Vasheekaran paranormal powers - something to stay away from!, July 28th 2016, http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2016/07/karna-pisachi-and-vasheekaran.html

Claimed paranormal seeing while blindfolded by youngsters trained in that skill - videos, July 25th 2016, http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2016/07/claimed-paranormal-seeing-while.html


Reincarnation and Near-Death-Experiences (NDE)

Prof. Jim Tucker of Univ. of Virginia, medical school, affirms reincarnation possibility, Jan. 17th 2016, http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2016/01/prof-jim-tucker-of-univ-of-virginia.html

Anita Moorjani's overwhelming & unconditional love Near Death Experience: Oct. 2011 mail exchanges, April 3rd 2015, http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2015/04/anita-moorjani-near-death-experience.html

Not YOLO man, YAALA man; And Karma man, Karma!, Feb. 15th 2015, 

Tibetan Book of the Dead - Description of Death, Between Death & Re-birth, and Re-birth, Dec. 14th 2013, http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2013/12/tibetan-book-of-dead-description-of.html


Religious/Human Values beliefs/influences on top world political leaders and other sector (e.g. business) leaders

Theresa May prays at Hindu Temple in Bangalore in Indian attire (Sari); May's Diwali message praises Lord Rama, Nov. 11th 2016, http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2016/11/theresa-may-prays-at-hindu-temple-in.html

Russian president Putin in 2001 on Christian Muslim harmony in Russia, Nov. 7th 2016, http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2016/11/russian-president-putin-in-2001-on.html

USA President Obama's Diwali wishes of peace and happiness, Oct. 31st 2016, http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2016/10/usa-president-obamas-diwali-wishes-of.html

"Firm reliance on the protection of divine Providence" and USA Declaration of Independence, 1776, Sept. 29th 2016, http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2016/09/firm-reliance-on-divine-providence-and.html

Indian PM Modi seeking his mother's blessings on his birthday, Sept. 17th 2016, http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2016/09/indian-pm-modi-seeking-his-mothers.html

Steven Spielberg on making correct moral choices in the defining moments of our lives, June 1st 2016, http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2016/06/steven-spielberg-on-making-correct.html

Obama & Abe make emotionally moving and wise speeches at Hiroshima peace memorial; Aim for nuclear weapon free world, May 30th 2016, http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2016/05/obama-abe-make-emotionally-moving-and.html

Ted Cruz on voter reaction to politician who publicly says that he is running because God asked him to run, March 31st 2016, http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2016/03/ted-cruz-on-appropriate-voter-reaction.html

Responses of Senator Sanders and (former) Secretary Clinton to questions about God and prayer, March 10th 2016, http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2016/03/responses-of-senator-sanders-and-former.html

Excerpts from PM Modi address at Gaudiya mission, Kolkata on 21st Feb. 2016, Feb. 23rd 2016, http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2016/02/excerpts-from-pm-modi-address-at.html

Google Search main guy, Amit Singhal's, farewell letter talks about giving back to others, Feb. 5th 2016, http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2016/02/main-guy-for-google-search-amit-singhal.html

Pope Francis blesses (and prays with) gathering outside US Capitol; US Speaker Boehner gets very emotional, Sept. 29th 2015, http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2015/09/pope-francis-blesses-and-prays-with.html

Mark Zuckerberg about India being "personally very important" to the history of Facebook; Spirituality of Steve Jobs, Sept. 28th 2015, http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2015/09/mark-zuckerberg-about-india-being.html

Pope Francis address to US Congress on 24th Sept. 2015, post written on Sept. 25th 2015, http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2015/09/pope-francis-address-to-us-congress-on.html

Dr. Abdul Kalam's spiritual journey book: Transcendence: My Spiritual Experiences with Pramukh Swamiji, published June 2015, Aug. 2nd 2015, http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2015/08/dr-abdul-kalams-spiritual-journey-book.html

Now I am more into deep Faith rather than Vedanta/Sufism/Mysticism; Pastor Norman Vincent Peale was a strong influence on Mr. Donald Trump, July 29th 2015, http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2015/07/now-i-am-more-into-deep-faith-rather.html

Very interesting trust-building broker role by Pope Francis in restoration of US-Cuba diplomatic ties, Dec. 19th 2014, http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2014/12/very-interesting-trust-building-broker.html

SALT-II 1979, Brezhnev to Carter:'God will never forgive us if we don't succeed'; Russian cosmonauts in 2014 openly show faith in God, Dec. 19th 2014,
http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2014/12/salt-ii-1979-brezhnev-to-cartergod-will.html

Response to Hindu article of Karan Thapar critical of PM Modi's beliefs about Ganesha and Mahabharata, Nov. 3rd 2014, http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2014/11/response-to-hindu-article-of-karan.html


Spiritual and Human Values' songs

Two oldie English 'easy listening' pop songs I loved listening to: Sittin' on the dock of the bay; Buffalo Soldier, Feb. 12th 2017, http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2017/02/two-oldie-english-easy-listening-pop.html

Some Silent Night youtube videos, Dec. 25th 2016, http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2016/12/some-silent-night-youtube-videos.html

Young Anup Jalota singing famous Meera bhajan: Aisi Lagi Lagan, Dec. 11th 2016, http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2016/12/young-anup-jalota-singing-aisi-lagi.html

Haji Ali Dargah of Mumbai; Qawwali: Piya Haji Ali, Dec. 9th 2016, http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2016/12/haji-ali-dargah-of-mumbai-qawwali-piya.html

Lagaa chunri me daag - Oldie Hindi film song of Manna Dey with a spiritual undercurrent, Aug. 12th 2016, http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2016/08/lagaa-chunri-me-daag-oldie-hindi-film.html

Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan Live: Allah Hoo (1993) - video link, Urdu lyrics & English translation, June 24th 2016, http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2016/06/nusrat-fateh-ali-khan-live-allah-hoo.html

Amjad Sabri - Tragic loss; His Bhar Do Jholi Qawwali, June 22nd 2016, http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2016/06/amjad-sabri-tragic-loss-his-bhar-do.html

Jewel Live - 3 Christian/Christmas songs, Dec. 25th 2015, http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2015/12/jewel-live-3-christianchristmas-songs.html

Wintley Phipps on Negro spirituals and his view of the history of Amazing Grace song, Oct. 27th 2015, http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2015/10/wintley-phipps-on-negro-spirituals-and.html

Lean on me, when you're not strong - Great Live rendition by Stephen Hill and others, Oct. 20th 2015, http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2015/10/lean-on-me-when-youre-not-strong-great.html

[Addl category, so repeat entry:] Sama - Muslim Mystic Music of India Documentary, Nov. 25th 2013, http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2013/11/sama-muslim-mystic-music-of-india.html


Indian Culture

Visionary & Inspiring words for the world from Indian PM Modi on 1st International Yoga Day, 21st June 2015, (post written on) June 22nd 2015, http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2015/06/visionary-inspiring-words-for-world.html

BKS Iyengar, Yoga Guru - NDTV Interview - May 2014, May 7th 2014,
http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2014/05/bks-iyengar-yoga-guru-ndtv-interview.html

Differing Views on Indian Culture and Modernity, Jan. 25th 2014,
http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2014/01/differing-views-on-indian-culture-and.html


Puttaparthi town

Fatal elevator mishap in Puttaparthi, April 21st 2016, http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2016/04/fatal-elevator-mishap-in-puttaparthi.html

Sankranti Rangoli on Chitravathi Riverbank road from near Chitravathi riverbank temple onwards, Jan. 13th 2016, http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2016/01/sankranti-rangoli-on-chitravathi.html

2 Lakh (hundred thousand) litres water sump in Puttaparthi by SSSCT, Dec. 11th 2015, http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2015/12/2-lakh-hundred-thousand-litres-water.html

Ganesha festival Chitravathi Road folk dance pics, Dec. 11th 2015, http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2015/12/ganesha-festival-chitravathi-road-folk.html

Water Filter for Puttaparthi Town Locals, Dec. 11th 2015, http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2015/12/water-filter-for-puttaparthi-town-locals.html

Pics of Risen moon over Enumulapalli (near Puttaparthi) pond, Nov. 27th 2015, http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2015/11/pics-of-risen-moon-over-enumulapalli.html

Washermen of Puttaparthi are part of its ecosystem/society; Automation threatens jobs & livelihood, Nov. 20th 2015, http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2015/11/washermen-of-puttaparthi-are-part-of.html

Some Nature photos of Puttaparthi from Nov. 2014 to Jan. 2015, March 27th 2015,
http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2015/03/some-nature-photos-of-puttaparthi-from.html

Before & After pics: Puttaparthi Clean India (Swachh Bharat) activity on Chitravathi riverbed, Nov. 17th 2014, http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2014/11/before-after-pics-puttaparthi-clean.html

Handling Dengue in Puttaparthi, Nov. 11th 2014, http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2014/11/handling-dengue-in-puttaparthi.html

Very sad and scary 'incident' involving 75 year old Australian lady in Puttaparthi, Nov. 9th 2014,
http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2014/11/very-sad-and-scary-incident-involving.html

Bangalore to Puttaparthi road driving directions/route, Sept. 24th 2014,
http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2014/09/bangalore-to-puttaparthi-road-driving.html


Miscellaneous

Has childlessness peaked in Europe?, Jan. 2017 paper in Population & Societies, French publication, post written on Feb. 12th 2017, http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2017/02/has-childlessness-peaked-in-europe-jan.html

My comments on recent Facebook posts about sexual harassment and molestation of women in India, Jan. 5th 2017, http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2017/01/my-comments-on-recent-facebook-posts.html

Top 27 blog posts having 500 views or more as of 23rd Feb 2017, written on May 29th 2016, last updated on 23rd Feb. 2017, http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2016/05/top-30-odd-posts-300-views-or-more-in.html

TED Talk: 75 years long Harvard study on happiness - The good life is built with good relationships, Jan. 1st 2016, http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2016/01/ted-talk-75-years-long-harvard-study-on.html

Words of appreciation from a reader of my articles/posts, Dec. 20th 2015, http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2015/12/words-of-appreciation-from-reader-of-my.html

Foundation Laying Ceremony of Amaravati, The People's Capital, of Andhra Pradesh, Oct. 25th 2015, http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2015/10/foundation-laying-ceremony-of-amaravati.html

An executive editor of a spiritual magazine in Chennai, and his wife give up their lives, Oct. 21st 2015, http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2015/10/an-executive-editor-of-spiritual.html

This blog on Sathya Sai and spirituality & religion crosses 50,000 views, Oct. 11th 2015, http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2015/10/this-blog-on-sathya-sai-and.html

A Solar System Model built to Scale; How tiny humanity is in the scheme of material things!, Sept. 24th 2015, http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2015/09/a-solar-system-model-built-to-scale-how.html

Facebook: 1 billion users on single day! Thanks a ton for being a great Sai sharing platform, Aug. 29th 2015, http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2015/08/facebook-1-billion-users-on-single-day.html

Inhuman! Giving food to homeless illegal in some USA cities, Aug. 12th 2015, http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2015/08/inhuman-giving-food-to-homeless-illegal.html

A discussion about plight of homeless & suffering in Los Angeles, Mumbai/Bangalore and Puttaparthi, July 15th 2015, http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2015/07/a-discussion-about-plight-of-homeless.html

White collar deaths from overwork in China; Spiritual/Religious Basis for Life typically avoids such tragedies, July 10th 2014, http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2014/07/white-collar-deaths-from-overwork-in.html

Hindu, Muslim & Christian views on PM-to-be Modi; Teaching of common core human values of all/most religions in Indian schools & colleges, May 25th 2014,
http://ravisiyer.blogspot.in/2014/05/hindu-muslim-christian-views-on-pm-to.html


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