The Day Love All – Serve All Left The Living World


sai-tigrett       Isaac Tigrett talking with Sai Baba at darshan in 2009.


I have come to light the lamp of Love in your hearts, to see that it shines day by day with added luster. I have not come on behalf of any exclusive religion. I have not come on a mission of publicity for a sect or creed or cause, nor have I come to collect followers for a doctrine. I have no plan to attract disciples or devotees into my fold or any fold. I have come to tell you of this unitary faith, this spiritual principle, this path of Love, this virtue of Love, this duty of Love, this obligation of Love. ~ Sai Baba


Madhu with Sai Baba

                                             Madhu with Sai Baba during his student days



Easter Sunday 2011 is the saddest day in the memory of millions of Sai Baba devotees world-wide. It was the day He passed away. The day we never thought would come, but come it did and earlier than we had expected. It was the day “Love All – Serve All” died too. I use the term Love All – Serve All, because it is a well known quotation associated with Swami and is the one loved the most and its meaning is associated with everything Sai Baba taught over the years.

So what did Love All – Serve All really stand for during Sai’s life? Well, ‘what didn’t it stand for’ might be the better question to ask. Swami had for decades, come rain and shine, come pain or illness, gave two daily darshans to the huge crowds gathered at one or the other of his ashrams. I only remember Him ever missing darshan one month, that was during his recovery from His hip replacement surgery in June 2003. I was there in Whitefield at the time, on looking back, I keenly remember how miserable and utterly soul-destroyed we all were due to not seeing our Baba, the “One Light” that so filled us with joy and energy.

When the month was finally over, He gave a glorious come-back darshan sitting on a gulf buggy. I swear it was the longest darshan I’d ever had. He also gave a detailed talk about His hip operation on that day, July, 5th, 2003. He said, “I am not this body. Body consciousness leads to untold suffering. One has to get rid of body attachment in order to enjoy peace and happiness. What is this body composed of?

This body is a den of dirt and prone to diseases; it is subject to change from time to time;
it cannot cross the ocean of Samsara. It is nothing but a structure of bones.
O mind, do not be under the delusion that body is permanent. Instead, take refuge at the Divine Lotus Feet. (Telugu Poem)”

He also gave other hints during that talk that his time with us would not be long. And although we thought the buggy was temporary, it wasn’t. Swami no longer walked among us after the operation, he used a variety of vehicles such as the famous golf buggy that, I believe, he first used in the Whitefield Ashram and later on he used a small car, then during the last years a wheelchair.

He moved  among us for another six years, although the last year He appeared extremely ill and with the additional handicap of two strokes. His strength began to fail. Still, even then he came to darshan often, never giving in to the horrible suffering of that little impermanent body, that he told us he had no attachment to.

His message remained the same: My Life is my message. My life is one of giving and sharing with others. I give you what you want, so you will want what I have come to give. Love all, Serve all. Love ever, Hurt never. The message he gave was always the same message, only made different by the quotations and words He chose to pass on this all-important lesson, that we are born to live, love, share, and adhere to the highest values of human life.

Heart-felt grief hit all of us on the day He left his little body. Life would never be the same again. We had lost our “Sai Light” – our “Radiant Sai,” the giver of joyful bliss, often coupled with hard life-lessons too.  We were forced to face the future that would not include a physical Sai Baba. That beautiful form. He would not move among us in the flesh again. We had to do as He’d done, move on. Move on to a higher practise, one that required us to mature and seek the God within.

  • Isaac Tigrett had made the quotation, “Love All – Serve All” famous by using the slogan in his numerous Hard Rock Cafés, dotted all over the world. He’d been instrumental in the building of the now famous hospital in Puttaparthi. Isaac Tigrett had given a  donation towards the building of that beautiful building.

Oddly enough, he’d been living in the ashram at the time of Swami’s passing. He had predicted that Swami would die early in his 2009 Dallas talk, and he told us afterwards, that Sai’s passing had been no surprise to him.

In the whirl-wind of change taking place in that empty space left by the physical Sai Baba, things were changing fast. We had the drama where Mr. Tigrett claimed Baba had instructed him to build a retreat and a school somewhere in Coorg.  He’d called it the 7th Ray. He was given the name, the “Living Will” by the press, however, things did not go to plan.


Meanwhile, in the small  hill-top hamlet of Muddenahalli something else was unfolding, something none of us could have or would have ever imagined! Mr. Murthy, a long time devotee and senior officer there, claimed the spirit of Sai Baba contacted him, whereby instructing him to build schools and hospitals. He also claimed he’d had vivid dreams of Sai Baba.

Even more strange, an unknown student of Sai Baba, Madhusudan, emerged on the scene. This young man had a knack for mimicking Sai Baba. He had actually made quite an art of this during his student days. (How a student could mimic Sai Baba is a puzzle to me and shocking.)

A few years later during 2014, Mr. Murthy and friends, Madhusudan and Isaac Tigrett attended a gathering of  former VIP and studnets in Kodaikanal. It was during that rather impassioned meeting that the “Muddenahalli Baba” aka as “The Light Body” or “Sukshma Baba,” became the invisible source for everything Sai Baba. Apparently, we learned, Sai Baba’s  “subtle body” was using the former student to talk through! This affair had all the hallmarks of being delusional, because Sai Baba had often given speeches during his life-time, condemning those people who claimed he spoke to them. He said, time and again, he needed no one’s help to communicate messages. He had entire control over the universe and on all levels of life both living and dead, astral and causal.

False Baba aka MMM Mullah Making Machine




Another, the former student

Below video on how regurgitator does the trick, this time with a ball

Link To Mr.Tigrett’s Muddenahalli Talk of several years ago :

Yet, all written statements and video clip from Sai Baba, declaring  He was beyond normal needs of communication and, whether in the body or not, He could contact anyone at any-time, or anywhere. Space and time were no barrier. This all fell on deaf ears. People flocked to Muddenhalli! There, they could relive their old darshan days once more, by following Madhusudan who mimicked Sai Baba’s every action.

Now, three years later, we see a bold Madusudan who not only mimics Sai Baba, but also can “produce” rings, create vibuthi and now, on Maha Shivaratri, cough up a lingam!– just like his mentor and teacher, Sai Baba had done all those years ago.

So what do we have today? – We do not have a physical Swami. We do not have unity. We have division and dissent in the Sai world. We have Sai followers who are confused and perplexed, with some even leaving the fold. We have the old ashram in PP, with its beautiful Samadhi, now condemned by Mr. Murthy as a waste of time. We are to be felt- sorry-for. He claims that Madhusudan is now the real source of Sai Baba, there is no other. (Odd that Sai Baba would condemn his own samadhi and abode of the highest peace where he, himself, lived some 85 years.)

Perhaps, too, we still have many grieving and lost former Sai followers who cannot make the transition from dual to non-dual; the very fabric of Sai’s teaching; The core value of his teaching; The highest of his teachings!

Whatever has happened, we now have a sad situation of a “wannabe” Baba, soon-to-be a fully-fledged Baba, all-be-it utterly contentious, acting out on behalf of many gullible people, who cannot bring themselves to accept that the old order has passed away. Not only that but the former Student now has a fly-by-night following world over. There’s to be a new ashram in Ca. USA, probably in the form of a retreat, come ashram, 7th Ray style perhaps? for Madhu devotees to revel in.

Whatever joy and monies may be made out of this new cult, remains to be seen, or even if it can stand the test of time. Our Sai Baba stood the test of time, his presence permeates every stone of the ashram, every tree, every flower, every brick, every cat and dog, every monkey, every insect and every heart and soul there.


There is a group of MDH followers who live and hang out in Parthi because they can’t afford the living expenses at their high end fantasy land. The cheapsters have no shame in living off the generosity of PN because here they enjoy a good comfortable and clean lifestyle at very low prices. But their loyalty is to the dark side. They too sit outside the Sai Kulwant Hall or hang out by our coffee kiosks in the ashram trying to recruit more gullible and innocent people. If they have an iota of self respect they should not set foot in the sacred ashram which they denounce and criticise so vehemently. I guess their downward spiral will land them where these ungratefuls belong. And they even display an attitude of arrogance. Why can’t they follow their faith in the fraud all the way without defiling our slice of heaven with their stinking presence. Disgusting bunch of shameless Judases. ~ Comment on facebook by Kuruna Munchi

Until such time we listen to  our Wisdom teachers, all of whom tell us God is within, we will always have the three GMMM – God Mullah-Making- Machines – only too willing to part the gullible from their money and commonsense.


22 thoughts on “The Day Love All – Serve All Left The Living World

  1. Sad, but too common to be surprised by the turn of events, after the death of a great Spiritual Teacher, a long chain of predictable, and almost foreseeable future events take place.
    In November 2013, I wrote:

    “What this groups intent, it is to offer an alternative to the decadent, but still dominant mainstream religions, some with more luck than others, some falling in to what is no different, than a novelty with the lifetime of a short summer that goes in to an early cold Autumn. Some of this groups start with a charismatic leader, or guru, who is able to inspire people to spiritual action, and religious fervor for a while, just to disappoint them after some scandal, or other. Others if better, as soon as the charismatic leader pass away they fall on the hand of uninspiring leaders, who institutionalize the teaching, and set shrines to the memory to the personality of the individual in question, and soon forget the essence of the message to become death letter, worried with the prosaic practicality of supporting a church, and the memory of the death leader. Many times a struggle for power ensues between the disciples of such leaders, and many followers leave disappointed, usually schism promptly follows, and two, or many other splints of the original group take place, and attack each other from a distance claiming legitimacy over the others.

    It seem Human social interaction with our eternal companion, our egos it is at the base of conflict and lack of ecumenical understanding between nations, societies, groups, religious institutions or not. All this is antithesis to Spiritual pursuits, and here is when we come to the dilemma of involving ourselves with a particular religion, or spiritual fringe group, and get bogged down in our search for true Spirit, since not only we have to deal with our inner struggle, weakness, and temptations as limited, and imperfect individuals, but add to our misery the weight of a spiritually death congregation.”

    Wish you the best, and thank you for your interesting post.

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    1. thanks so much for your compassionate reply. I am so glad someone has something mature to say, and something meaningful. I am having such difficulty having this post shared nowadays due to lack of interest in Sai Baba on wordpress. I am still trying to get the message out there, that people should not follow blindly any guru, yet alone one who is obviously fake.. I am amazed a public figure like Isaac Tigrett, re: Hard Rock fame has been instrumental in this set up. I would like your thoughts on that. Very best Eve. p.s. We have just had a hurricane here, took our trees and the farmer’s trees opp. have fallen over the road and we are blocked in. I have time to write. I cannot get out. It was frightening.. thanks eve.

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      1. Hello again, I do believe this sort of thing happens often when Indian gurus die. Muktananda comes o mind and Gurimayi his successor was rather a fly by night person. She and her brother did not agree on how that org. should be run. The two – sister and brother – parted company. However, there was at the time an awful struggle for power and sinister happenings within the group. It is on-going. re. Also the same happened to a degree with Osho. With him the power struggle occurred while he lived. He was pushed aside by his powerful in-crowd. I believe he lived in a caravan and watched t.v. for the last year of his life, while those closest to him, murdered a number of people in Oregon, USA. where they had set up a retreat come ashram. Osho was allowed back to India to die. I believe his family took over the retreat that now has replaced his old ashram.

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        1. Not only with Indian Gurus, am afraid, this is a common malady, in religious institutions, political, business companies, families, etc. Wherever there it’s some sort of legacy to be followed, the successors, rarely live to the expectations of the founder, and schism, struggle for power between different factions are the norm, with different results accordingly, but rarely satisfactory to those involved in the struggle.
          The examples you cite, are the run of the mill in these cases, after the disappearance of the leader, and sometimes even before this happens, specially when already may exist different factions, within the group, or community, hold in check by the leader during his life, but once gone, it’s a free for all!

          My advice, do not worry, or get involved on the disputes, no point to take sides, keep the memory, and flame alive within your heart, and that’s more than enough, let other fight for the body remains, you keep the Spirit. 🙂

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      2. Live, and you will see, says a proverb. Even if I am not acquainted with Mr. Tigrett , or any of the people involved in what’s going on, people can be swindled for whatever reasons, and fall victims to delusions, and fraud, never underestimate people’s folly, whoever may be.
        Sorry to hear about your problems caused by a hurricane, I know personally what you go through, been in six hurricanes through my life, you can even read it on my January 2017 post.
        Hope, everything soon would go back to normal. 🙂


      1. Thank you, if you wish to do so go ahead, but please correct the misspellings, I am afraid I rushed it, without checking it thoroughly. The original post it’s too long, but you can edit it, and select what you see as convenient.
        You can find the whole article on my blog on the link of November 2013. 🙂

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        1. i will look tomorrow. today two trees have fallen on my garden. and destroyed the front to my driveway. i am upset with that. so this is only a secondary thing.

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    1. they are not in unity – seems to be something the CT was never inspired to do. Mhd. grew because the group had a lot of energy and determination from those in charge behind it. It will take the same togetherness and harmony for Sathya Sai People to stop the scam in Mdh. thanks


  2. I have no idea. He used to be firmly for Sai Baba, lived in the ashram. He had known him since young. He is back in the USA now, building an ashram perhaps? who knows! – The entire Baba era is sort of coming to an end, but then again, one needs to take the message to heart. We are suppose to go within.. Sad though to see the comminity fall apart.


    1. I don’t think so. this affair has been allowed to flourish and take off. all any of us can do is share out thoughts with others, as I am doing here. thanks for caring. We need a whole lot more people to speak up. eve


        1. I have no idea. There is a court case right now against Muddenahalli crowd. Not sure what the out-come will be. I visited there once, it had nothing to offer in the way of vibes. or atmosphere. Sai Baba was an experience, one you could feel deep down in your soul, Muddenahalli, appears to be for entertainment only. It is all on the


    1. yes, this is not my only post on this issue. I have several. Speaking about the light-body was my first. It is still read today. However, there appears to be less interested people than before – I guess due to the on-going-ness of the affair and nothing being done.


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