Muddenahalli Exposed By Trustees of Sri Sathya Sai Central Trust

Sathya Sai Baba in the early days. Under the old Banyan Tree in Whitefield.

Hoping this will be the last post warning folks against the nefarious Muddenahalli influence. Readers who may not have interest in Sathya Sai Baba living or dead, will not find fault in many of his famous quotations. Here’s several that I simply cannot forget. I publish them once again as a reminder of what Sai Baba always said time and time again.   “There’s nothing between you and me and the Divine, for the Light Source dwells in your heart.”

There are saints and sages born from time to time, each one will have his own characteristics and ways of  passing on knowledge. Some are sombre and say little. Others are more out-going and easier to understand. Others are just  not that easy to follow.  Sathya Sai Baba was never easy to understand nor follow but that does not mean his words were not simple, clear  and sincere. Eve

Do not be misled by what you see around you, or be influenced by what you see. You live in a world which is a playground of illusion, full of false paths, false values and false ideals. But you are not part of that world.”   ~ Sathya Sai Baba

When a person asserts that he is low and mean and that he knows but little, he becomes low and mean and his knowledge shrinks.We become what we believe we are. We are children of Almighty God, endowed with Supreme, Power, Glory and Wisdom.We are children of Immortality.When we dwell in this thought, how can we ever be low and ignorant?

– Sathya Sai Baba

MUDDENAHALLI FRAUDS EXPOSED BY TRUSTEES OF OF SRI SATHYA SAI CENTRAL TRUST

Taken from Sanathana Sarathi publication May 2017

Bhagavan has made it clear any number of times in unambiguous and unequivocal terms that His relationship with devotees is not at a physical level but is at the Atmic level, i.e., Heart-to-heart and Love-to-love. How can there be any agents, media or intermediaries between Him and His devotees when He resides in our hearts?

While delivering His Divine Discourse on 25th May 1975, during the Seva Dal Conference, Bhagavan emphasised this truth. “When someone does a few funny tricks saying he is possessed by Swami or is receiving instructions from Him, our own Seva Dal members are going to such individuals and encouraging them. When you have got a direct access to Bhagavan Himself, where is the need for you to go to these ‘duplicate’ swamis?” He questioned.

He also said on 25th March 1965: “Many persons have also started using My name for the purpose of collecting money for various purposes or material. If such men come to you, send them back with the admonition that they are doing wrong. I ask for Bhakti, Sraddha, Sadhana (devotion, faith and spiritual discipline) – purification of hearts – that is all. Only beggars ask for money; I will never associate Myself with the temporary, the tarnished, the tawdry and the mean. Then, there are some who proclaim that I am “coming upon someone” and speaking through him! They pretend to be My mouthpieces and communicate to others My advice and My suggestions, as if I have ‘authorised’ them or as if I am Myself telling so through them. Now hear this. I never speak through another; I never possess another or use another as a vehicle of expression. I come direct, I come straight, I come as I am, to confer peace and joy”.

Showing utter disregard to Bhagavan’s message in this regard, some selfish individuals are committing the most heinous sacrilege of betraying Bhagavan Himself. They have made Muddenahalli as the centre of their nefarious activities and are going to various parts of the country as also to several overseas countries with the ulterior motive of luring innocent devotees with their cheap tricks and collecting funds. In the process, they are making a mockery of spirituality itself by declaring that Swami speaks through so and so while misinterpreting and distorting His message to suit their own selfish ends. How foolish is it to say that so and so is possessed by our Swami, who is the Antaryami (indweller) of all! Instead of making efforts to follow His teachings and ideals, they are even indulging in the most atrocious and deplorable act of imitating His movements and gestures. What is even more appalling is that those committing this sacrilege are causing untold confusion in the minds of innocent devotees all over the world. These are some of the so-called close devotees who enjoyed Swami’s Divine Love in abundance while He was in His physical form. Needless to say, getting carried away by their fraudulent activities amounts to belittling the All-Pervasive and All-Pervading principle of Bhagavan’s Cosmic Reality.

The Samadhi of Baba, Puttaparthi

Bhagavan established Sri Sathya Sai Central Trust in the year 1972, keeping the welfare of society in view and with the sole objective of offering loving and selfless service to humanity at large. Devotees are well aware of the promise Bhagavan made to Divine Mother Easwaramma that He would always remain in Puttaparthi and make this sacred land the centre of His Avataric Mission forever. Accordingly, He Himself established a number of Educational Institutions and Hospitals apart from undertaking various social welfare projects, under the auspices of Central Trust, providing relief and succour to millions.

However, after Bhagavan’s Maha Samadhi, some individuals, due to their limitless thirst for money and power, have stooped so low as to say that Bhagavan is roaming in Muddenahalli in His subtle form and is asking them to build schools, colleges and hospitals. By enacting a cleverly orchestrated ‘drama’, they are taking innocent and gullible devotees for a ride, collecting money from them in the name of Swami, and in the process, flouting the principles and dicta Bhagavan exemplified.

We, on behalf of Sri Sathya Sai Central Trust, hereby declare that the Central Trust has nothing to do with those individuals and the institutions run by them. Devotees are hereby informed to follow this cautionary note as a guideline from the Trust and refrain from associating themselves with such individuals and institutions.

– Trustees, Sri Sathya Sai Central Trust

The Stange Case of Madhusudan of Muddenahalli – Faith – Video

 

looking out over the darshan area, from the Mandir
looking out over the darshan area.

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Recent video of the Muddenahalli group enjoying holidays. Interesting footage.

 

 

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Madhusudan taking letters from people gathered in Muddenahalli 

exactly in the manner of the original Sai Baba

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“Oh, what a tangled web we weave When first we practise to deceive!”

A follow up on the Muddenahalli Team – two years on.

Curiouser and curiouser is the case study of Madhusudan Rao Naidu, the former student of Sathya Sai Baba and later colleague and friend to Mr. N. Murthy. Several years ago I wrote about the beginnings of the “Light-Body” phenomena, when it first became known to the public at large. I have never been able to quite understand how, at first, we were told stories that Mr. N. Murthy,  through dreams, was able to communicate with Sai Baba and to carry on the mission of Sathya Sai in a way most extraordinaire and beyond our ken! The whole idea that Sai Baba would be interested in carrying on a worldly sojourn from the astral planes just did not make sense to me. However, Mr. N. Murthy, decided he was the chosen one to take the Sai Baba mission forward and he explained why in detail, through a Souljourns video talk posted on line.  He spoke at length to Ted Henry about his amazing mission – for those of you  interested,  I have reposted it here.

Later the former student, Madhusudan came on the scene and proclaimed he was actually the one and only person to hear and see the “Light-body.”  (The astral Sai Baba)   and proclaimed himself to be the medium or “instrument” for the deceased Avatar! This caused many devotees to gather round him and pay homage at his feet,  or rather to the unseen Sai Baba who was readily available to Madhu – at least in his own mind!   The chosen venue for the darshans being Muddenahalli, the fourth branch of the Sri Sathya Sai University way up in the Nandi Hills.  I am not sure that  Madhusudan can actually cope with so many former devotees of the living Sai Baba now gathering  at his  feet, or to grant copious blessings and give Godly advice together with the odd trinket or two that he can now manifest – just like magic!

After the group’s Kodaikanal visit during May 2014, the show and Madhu, the impish raconteur,  was up and going and in full swing. The senior group with  Madhu, were off on travels to far flung places, while picking up handsome donations from some of the richest followers of the original Sai Baba. I have to think how must life  be for this youngish man upon whom, everything depends?  He is responsible for a host of grief-stricken Sai Baba “hangers on” and is also responsible for the building/s of a new Sai Ashram in Muddenahalli as well as  grandiose building projects for the future – among them,  no less, a casino and a hospital in Miss. USA!  Can he still be sane with so much depending on his dubious connection to the “unseen and unheard deceased Sai Baba?” Or has he, in his own mind, morphed into a self-styled God man while using the original Sai Baba name also mimicking his mannerisms? I cannot say. I only know that Madhu is carrying the world on his shoulders and I wonder if he can stay the course without some mishap or two.

Probably by now, he has convinced himself that he is indeed a very special personage, the chosen one to carry on Sai Baba’s mission here on earth. I am beginning to feel “sad” for Madhusudan, the  “Sukshema Baba”  who has so much depending on his continuing performances to convince people that he is indeed in deep communication with Sai Baba, who has afterall, now been gone five years. Notwithstanding that the Sai world at large is scrutinising his every move and just waiting to jump on his case, when the vibuthi runs low and the luck turns thin.

Just recently Madhu and his group visited Nigeria as guests of a wealthy follower of their cult.  By all accounts posted on the internet, they were detained and questioned  by the police about their activities and were then promptly deported. I am not sure they actually were deported, although that is the story one reads from the Sai Org. letter posted on line and the newspaper article that appeared shortly after. ( Both can be found on line.)  I am not going into the full details of the offical letter or the constant flow of claims and counter-claims on both sides of the Sai movement, whether this is true or not. I  would rather not be part of that. I actually don’t want to be part of anything or any movement other than be by myself nowadays.  Still, I do have to wonder how long Sadu Madhu will be able to stand the pressure of being a self-styled Godman  – to be the  provider of solace, substance and miraculous boons  to all who need a surrogate guru  for the now dead Sathya Sai Baba.

My original post from May 2014 – “Speaking of Sathya Sai Baba’s Light Body”

 

https://saibabathepurnaavatarandi.wordpress.com/2016/08/20/muddenahalli-fraud-and-scam-talk-by-leonardo-pablo-gutter/

https://sathyasaimemories.wordpress.com/2014/06/20/speaking-of-sathya-sai-babas-light-body-more-sathya-sai-memories/

 

http://www.news18.com/news/india/ahead-of-sathya-sai-babas-90th-birthday-karnataka-man-claims-he-is-babas-reincarnation-1167669.html

 

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Speaking of the  Astral World –

The  Rudolf Steiner link I meant to provide is very hard to understand and long to read. I have instead, re-written the one paragraph that stands out.

The  astral being or the  soul of the deceased – on reaching the higher realms does not interfere or mingle with souls on Earth, unless in the case of possession or are earth bound.  There are cases where a medium might contact a spirit, often one not on the highest levels, to give messages to their relations of survival of death. However, these links are not ever strong and can only be sustained for a very short time. The energy of the medium  or instrument and that of the astral soul, would not vibrate for long on the same frequency. That is just not possible. There are laws that govern the universe and for those who are complicit to using them for occult reasons, they are unable to do so at will. The boundaries between the Earthly  realm and other higher realms are overseen by the universal laws. (The angels of Light.) Thus, the many types of  energies, (the earthly souls and the astral souls,)  cannot co-exist for long, due to the energy and vibrations of those on the light realms being very different from ours on Earth. thank you.

 

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“I call those ready to see me; of course, there are different levels of readiness!!” ~ Sathya Sai Baba of Puttaparthi

 

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The Transfiguration of Christ And Baba’s Light Body – Cont.

Christ - The Transfiguration. pic. thanks to "Teilhard de chardin" Blog.
Christ – The Transfiguration. pic. thanks to “Teilhard de chardin” Blog.

 

Sai Baba’s “Light Body” cont.

 

For All Sai Baba devotees and followers interested in the Kodaikanal occurrences of  earlier this year, here’s more about  Sathya Sai Baba’s Light Body. I received this sweet story “Swami and his Mission,” today by email. Sadly the person who actually posted the article is unnamed. The story has a ring of truth about it, because many of us have heard similar stories over the years, when Sai Baba was alive. Many of us saw his aura, a beautiful radiant light that seemed to envelope us all in its embrace. One of my first posts on this blog was about Swami’s Aura – my experience from 1994, Whitefield, Sai Ramesh Hall. 

All great masters can reveal their true radiance when they choose to. The most famous story of this happening, is of course, that of Christ – The Transfiguration. Thanks to a friend on Facebook,  here’s a very eloquent description or interpretation of the Transfiguration from JG Bennett. (Underneath the next para.)

 

Swami to an elderly devotee about His Mission:

He said, “I am showing you My Light Body. This is who I really am. You think that this little, orange-robed Body is who I am. Not at all.” And then He explained that He could project Himself from this Light Body into this orange One and go to London, Singapore or Timbuktu or wherever, as that is His ability. He said, “You also have this Light Body, but you don’t know that this is your Self. This is My real Self. As you will be willing to visualise this, and meditate on this, you will be making more contact with your own Light Body.” […].

Later on,  when  I was giving a seminar in a big centre, not too far from Frankfurt in Germany, (they were all Baba devotees.) There was a boutique; they were selling Japa Mala [prayer beads], pictures of Baba and books. I saw at the end of the room a stand with greeting cards. I went to it and to my utter, utter surprise, I saw a card with exactly the same Light Body, not with Baba but with Jesus! It was painted by a Theosophist. This was how He gave me a verification of what I had been receiving.

Sai Ram  – posted today on Thy Kingdom Come by Anon.
https://sathyasaimemories.wordpress.com/2012/04/13/the-halo-sathya-sai-memories-cont/


 

The Transfiguration

(Thanks to Maria L. for reminding me that today is its commemoration.)

Detail of The Transfiguration by Theophan the Greek

Detail of The Transfiguration by Theophan the Greek

 


JG Bennett’s understanding of The Transfiguration of Christ

‘The key to understanding the Transfiguration is the transmission of Divine Love. If we recognise that this, and not the redemption of mankind from sin as St. Paul supposed, was the mission undertaken by Jesus we see the event in its true perspective. The obstacle to this vision is our false conception of love as a polar force of attraction, similar to the attraction between two bodies carrying opposite electric charges, or between the poles of a magnet. Attraction implies repulsion. As unlike charges attract, like charges repel. If the love between man and God were of such a character, it would imply that man and God stood – at opposite poles and could never be united without losing their love for one another. Divine Love does not derive its power from separation but from union. It is not fullness but emptiness, not Being but the Void.

The Transfiguration was an action that embraced all worlds. The three disciples belonged to the natural world, but they had already been initiated, with the rest of the twelve, into the spirit world. Moses and Elias unite the world of spirit and the world of creativity. Moses represents the covenant made by the giving of the Law, and especially the covenant of Love between Jahweh and his people (Deuteromony 27-30) and brought up-to-date in the covenant of the Essenes. Elias stands for the creative power that works miracles. Jesus goes beyond all the limitations of time and space and is in direct communication with the Father, represented by the Voice from the Cloud. I believe that there was a seventh person present, but as no such suggestion appears anywhere in the scriptures, I shall not mention his name at this stage.

…The Transfiguration was the making of the New Covenant of Love and the Revelation was that this covenant requires from man humiliation or abasement, which alone can liberate him from the egoism which keeps him prisoner of the worlds of time and death. We must remember that according to the Books of Exodus and Kings, both Moses and Elijah spoke with God and were transformed, so that they were no longer men like the rest of mankind. A similar transformation was wrought in the disciples with Jesus on the mountain. They were made aware of the presence of God and this burned up their egoism and left them completely empty. This was the very core of the mission of Jesus. Once it was accomplished what subsequently happened was the process of opening the channel of Divine Love to the other disciples and eventually to all who were capable of receiving it.

Abasement and humiliation are spontaneous when finite man finds himself in the immediate presence of the Unfathomable Truth. But it is also necessary to live through humiliation here in this world in order to be established in Love. The gospel story, from the Transfiguration on, is concerned with humiliation.’

JG Bennett ‘The Masters of Wisdom’ (Turnstone Books)   http://www.gurdjieffdominican.com/time_of_christ_Bennett.htm

 

Seeing The Invisible – Spirituality

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St. Therese of Avila – The Peter’s Roma

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INNERVIEWS


WHAT ARE ‘innerviews’ or religious experiences? From what I gather there are as many different types of innerviews as there are people. Religious experiences are as old as mankind. The bible tells us of visions, revelations, dreams and other divine experiences, in which they have happened to the prophets. Moses for example, was looking after a flock of sheep when be noticed a bush on fire, but not burning.   Suddenly a voice spoke to Moses, telling him to take off his shoes because he was standing on Holy ground. Then God revealed himself to Moses as “I am who I am”. The Buddha, after much searching came to enlightenment during three nights of contemplation. He saw his previous lives pass before him and had revealed to him the holy truths; the knowledge of suffering and the removal of suffering was also revealed to him. Jesus Christ was baptised in the river Jordan when suddenly a voice from above proclaimed, “This is my Son, the Beloved; with whom I am well pleased”.

 

More than a few Christian Saints have written down their religious experiences. Julian of Norwich, wrote with insight and vision of her religious experiences. This makes her a favourite today. Her expression “All shall be well, and all manner of things shall be well”  is now a beloved phrase. In Lourdes, Bernadette Soubirous had an experience in which the Virgin Mary, revealed herself as ‘The Immaculate Conception,’ and promised Bernadette happiness in ‘the next world’. Bernadette, was to receive more messages from the apparition; one led to the miraculous discovery of water, and another, for a chapel to be built in the Grotto. Bernadette’s experiences were recorded and people from all over the world came to the small grotto in Lourdes, for healing. Today, it is a pilgrimage centre for Christians.

 

However, spiritual experiences are not exclusive to the prophets, saints, mystics or even the good. Religious experiences happen in all cultures and in all religions. Prophets, tell us time and again, to treasure our inner voice. ‘ Our insights are a spontaneous gifts of grace from the divine to his beloved children. I’ve have chosen a few recorded insights or if you like, spiritual experiences to share with you today. I  hope they will inspire and delight the reader. I would be interested in readers comments on this topic. Perhaps you too have experiences insights that you might like to share. Oh! please do!


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A MOMENT IN TIME
 
“A few years ago, I was feeling rather low and depressed. My life seemed to be falling to pieces around me. I was laying on my bed trying to make sense of it all, when suddenly I felt a light all around me. The next thing I was aware of, was being taken upward towards something of intense brightness. From the brightness, there appeared a figure and a voice said, “Go in peace and everything will be shown unto you.”
 
From that day forward, I have not worried over difficulties. I know I am guided and protected. I believe I always will be.”
 
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NECTAR OF THE GODS -Sathya Sai Baba’s Ashram – 1991
 
 
“During a lengthy stay in Sai Baba’s ashram in 1991, I devoted extensive time to meditation. I rose  at dawn to attend morning chants  in the Mandir. (Temple).  Afterwards, I would join the lines for darshan and remain in the Mandir compound until after bhajans. My morning austerities would end with a steep climb up the hill leading to the meditation tree. There, I would sit for around 15 minutes enjoying the peace and the gentle cooling breeze. This routine lasted for weeks. I never felt tired or hungry. On the contrary I felt elated. The elation increased as the weeks passed by, my often nervous nature disappeared and for the rest of my trip, I became utterly at peace with myself and others.
 
Towards the end of my visit, I  sat for some time under the meditation tree. On one particular morning,  I heard an inner voice say:  “Stay always sweet – remember sweetness is the nectar of the Gods.”I am sure it was not my imagination playing tricks, because the phrase ‘nectar of the Gods,’ was unknown to me.”
 
– family member

 

ALL WILL BE WELL Heidelberg, Germany, 1973
 
 
“At birth, my daughter was two months premature. The doctors had only let me see her for a few seconds before she was rushed off to intensive care and placed in an incubator. The doctors told me that her chances for survival were not good. I was given a room by myself to recover from the shock of her birth. The little room was dark, dingy and cold. I remember feeling incredibly lonely and afraid. Suddenly, the room became filled with a presence. It was not a single presence but many. I don’t know how to describe accurately what actually happened – but the presence seemed to be  sending me waves of love and peace. I fell asleep within seconds. I knew I was being looked after and everything would be well. It was!”
 
 
– eve

 

ONE WITH THE UNIVERSE
 
 
“For many years I kept African Violets. They were my favourite house plants. One day, I was admiring one that had made a remarkable recovery from over watering.
 
Mentally, I began to talk to it. Suddenly, I became aware of a tremendous feeling of love flowing from the plant to me! In fact, I felt that I became the plant, and it became me and that we both were one with the universe! It was a beautiful feeling. I suppose I can only describe it as a deep peace. The feeling only lasted for a few seconds, but was like nothing else I have ever experienced.”
 
-Meg Maxwell and Verena Tschudin from “Seeing The Invisible” *
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The 50th Birthday Present  – an Out of Body Experience!
Perhaps the most odd insight that’s happened to me, came on my 50th Birthday. Not sure if it was not a divine joke on this writer. Why would the universe have to pick my half century marker to show me in a most precise way, I was definitely ‘not the body’ ?
The 8th November eve, we had been out for the evening visiting Canterbury, Kent, ( U.k. ) This particular evening we had spent at a yoga meditation chant meeting. I remember even today, the chants were powerful. One lady in particular, chanted AUM over and over in a strong clear voice. For me, at least, if was a tad overwhelming.
We left around 10 p.m. and drove home. Turning down our street, there was an odd-looking truck outside our house. At that time, we lived in a cul-de-sac, where large trucks were a rare sight. Now here was one parked outside our house. (It was extremely odd.) I remember seeing it for only a short time on our arrival, for when I looked out of the window some ten minutes later, the truck had gone.
Nothing more unusual happened that evening and I went to bed. The dream preceding the OOBE, I will never forget. I was in a house somewhere, where there were bedrooms. I knew that one of the bedrooms in this dream belonged to my daughter, and on her bed was a  bright pink duvet. At the moment of seeing the pink duvet, everything went blank, and the next thing I remember was floating on the ceiling above my own bed. I knew instinctvely that if I went through the ceiling to the beyond, I would not be able to return back to my body that was sleeping on the bed. Instantly, I felt an urge to return to that sleeping form below me. I willed myself to turn from my horizontal position, (I was horizontal and parallel to the ceiling) to a vertical position, and then willed myself down, down, down, back into my body. The moment I thought to return brought about an instant change in my body position to vertical, and instantly I was back in my body. The entry was through my throat area.
I awoke with a shudder. My whole body shook with the impact of re-entry. I still remember how bewildered I was.  I guess the experience was the most unusual birthday present I’ve ever had. Not sure I want another quite like that! – But it was a valuable lesson…
I would really appreciate feedback  from readers…  thank you.
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Meg Maxwell and Verena Tscgydin have written an excellent book on the subject of religious experiences. The book title is ‘Seeing The Invisible’ and is available in the New Age section of any large book sellers. The sale proceeds of the book go to the Alister Hardy Research Centre, which has in it’s archives, more than 5,000 personal letters, collected over 20 years.

EXPERIENCES, TRANSITIONS AND HEALING

Re: Speaking Of Sathya Sai Baba’s Light Body, (let’s use the proper term The Subtle Body)   In Kodaikanal 2014 – (and at the “property” in Muddenhalli)
Speaking Of Sathya Sai Baba’s Light Body In Kodaikanal 2014 – More Sathya Sai Memories
I’d forgotten all about Muddenhalli until by chance the name came back to me over this weekend. I remember a friend of mine a Dr. Gulshan buying a house there some 5/6 years ago. A mutual friend of Dr. Gulshan and myself, had visited Muddenhalli and had given me a detailed description of the Sai activities there. I remember that Sai Baba had asked that a college be built. We all thought that Sai Baba would  up sticks from Puttparthi and go live there for his remaining years. I mean the very name Muddenahalli, reminds me of “Away from the Muddening crowd” – sorry about the pun.. Here’s a little about Muddenahalli from a devotee who has kindly written his experiences down in this post.. I don’t know why he has not continued with the blog.. His writing is delightful. The blog title is Sri Ananda Sai Blog..

Whilst laying the Foundation Stone at Muddenahalli on 14 February 2009, the Revered Founder Chancellor stated that, along with secular education, the Muddenahalli Campus would train students to spread the sublime message of Ramayana, Bhagavatham and the Bhagavad Gita. I have listened carefully to the vimeo interview with Sri. N. Murthy, posted at the bottom of this page. During this interview, while  discussing his personal experiences during those final years with Sai Baba, he tells us that Swami visited Muddenahalli on 14th Feb. 2009! That on that day, Swami gave him a gift of a ring.  I don’t know how that was possible without some miraculous intervention, for  I remember 14th of February well, because we were in enjoying Sai’s darshan in the Kuwant Hall.  I remember the day well, being Valentine’s day, we decided to spent the evening dining out in the little Italian Restaurant on the main street in Puttaparthi..

 

Also the story from Muddenhalli.. thank you.

http://vimeo.com/97850716

SRI ANANDA SAI BLOG

 EXPERIENCES, TRANSITIONS AND HEALING

The Way Forward

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THE BACKDROP

This last year has been one of tremendous change in my life… and as I get ready to go back to sacred Muddenahalli after a sojourn of nearly five months at Puttaparthi and Prashanti Nilayam, I thought it would be interesting to share the happenings with all of you who have been observers of the transitions of this life…

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In January 2011, I was almost a recluse at my home in Bangalore.. the various religious ceremonies relating to dear Nirmala’s passing had got completed, and both my daughters were back home to their families and their usual routines. Just before they went back, they had queried me,

 “What are your plans? Would you like to come and stay with one or both of us?”

My reply was immediate,’ I…

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Speaking Of Sathya Sai Baba’s Light Body In Kodaikanal 2015 Newly Updated – Sathya Sai Memories


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“I need only one ‘Mandir’ – Your Hearts!

Preserve the purity of your hearts, so that SAI may reside therein

 

 


The Original Report May 2014

During the past week I’ve received numerous forwarded emails from people interested in the resurrection of Sai Baba into an incarnate body. From what I have learned from people visiting kodaikanal this year, Sai Baba has not yet resurrected into a physical form but has chosen a “light body.” Some people claim to have seen Sathya Sai Baba’s shimmering in light, though the majority of people who visited kodaikanal say they only felt Sai’s presence. There are photos of the Kodaikanal gatherings, and of Sai Baba’s empty chair. There are discourses readily available that suggest Sathya Sai Baba spoke to those gathered. There is also a video. I am not going to post those discourses, because they are easy to obtain from other sources. Instead, I’ve posted the Kodaikanal 2014 video for readers’ interest. Here’s an excerpt from an email I received several days ago. What to make of these occurrences, I do not know. I was not there to say one way or another. Only time will tell. I guess it is a wait-and-see scenario.


From a forwarded email May 2014

“Baba appeared in a “light body” which only a few could see, though everyone felt his presence. Baba spoke in Telegu to a person from Muddenahalli who translated this into english. These documents are from notes taken by students. Many photos were taken. None of them show the physical form. We’ve attached a few earlier photos so you can get the flavour of what was happening. Many photos are of the people who were invited to the “property” and of Kodaikanal. The photographs, with what looks like empty chairs, actually had Sai sitting in them. In one photo, an unseen Baba was getting out of his car.”

From my own experiences in Prashanthi Nilayam Mandir in both 2012 and 2013, Sai Baba’s darshan (vibrations) was readily available to all who gathered there. There were many visitors who regularly, and without fail, attended the Chanting of the Vedas and stayed for the  bhajan programme, enjoying the peace that pervaded the area, both within the darshan area, and beyond. For most visitors,  after the physical passing of Sai Baba, darshan experiences are no different from those experienced when he was in his physical body. In other words, The vibrations can still be felt. One might say that Sai has not gone anywhere. Long ago, I remember reading a particularly beautiful story about Sri Ramana Maharshi. Ramana told one distraught devotee not to worry about his imminent demise, for he (Ramana) was not going anywhere. He had no place to go to that He was not already there! Ramana would remain available to all who sought darshan and solace in his ashram. So it is, I now believe, the same with Sathya Sai Baba.

.. When speaking of an evolved soul’s Light body, we could easily think of the transfiguration of Christ. Let me refresh your memory.

The Transfiguration of Christ is written in four gospels. According to the gospels, Christ made himself visible to a few disciples. He did so to strengthen their faith. But that experience was only a temporary one. The event of the Transfiguration is recorded in three of the four Gospels: Matthew 17:1-9, Mark 9:2-8, and Luke 9:28-36. Jesus took the apostles Peter, James, and John with Him upon a mountain, and while on the mountain, Jesus was transfigured. His face shone like the sun, and his garments became glistening white. Jesus became light – as the sun is light, to strengthen the faith of his disciples. He did not remain long in his subtle body, for he had no need to. In the case of Jesus, he had already established at a “soul level” an eternal connection that shone within the souls of those gathered.


There is no need for a great guru or spiritual master to resurrect, as we have already established within us a soul connection to that eternal source. We all have within us the potential to evolve whether we have been guided by a guru/master/teacher or not. It makes no difference. The guru-as-guide is a pointer only, for only we can redeem ourselves.

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The key is in understanding that the physical body is only an instrument of the divine. It is not forever. What was it that Sathya Sai Baba said so well ? “You are not the body.” “Drop all attachments to the body and its desires.”  I feel that includes all physical attachment to Sai Baba’s form also. ~  Now ain’t that the hardest thing for people to do!!! More importantly He said and I quote:  “At first, name and form are essential, that is the reason why Avatars come, so that God can be loved, adored, worshiped, listened to and followed, and finally realized as nameless and formless.” – 

Here is a you tube of photos from the 2014 Kodaikanal meetings:  I would like to point out that in this short video, Swami’s subtle body is arriving??? by car. Oddly enough, Sai Baba as of now, Sept. 2015, is being manifested in the mind of “Madhu the Medium,” real name, Madhusudhan Naidu, (the only person on the planet who can both see and hear the Astral Sai Baba, according to Naidu. ) He tells us Sai Baba can travel by car,  like the top end  “Jaguar” he prefers to use or by “astral plane” – depending on travel circumstances. On world travels, Sai Baba goes by astral plane, so there’s no need to buy an airplane ticket for him. (Astral plane, that infinite place beyond our ken, does not cost a dime, does it? To travel first class would cost a huge amount, given the motley crew travel most of the time.)

Anyway, enjoy the video. ~  Make of it what you will.. Sai Ram

Swami talks through me! Since the advent of the Ted (Henry) Talk from Muddenahalli, there are now various claims from folks who say they are in touch with Swami. I am sure Mr. Murthy, when he gave his interview to Ted H. had no idea others would jump on the band-wagon! The problem with channeling or seances is that nothing can be proven. It’s subjective and leaves the whole issue, post Sai Baba as something akin to dimly lit seance rooms, or  of a  ghostly figure who appears to ‘chosen’ people. This is not the Sai Baba I knew. He always said, and I quote,  “he never speaks/talks through anyone”. There are many quotes from Him about this topic. To think that Sai Baba would channel messages through someone is bringing him down to the level of a deceased soul, now living in the astral, who is still attached in some way to earth. These sort of spirits are likely to want to contact family and friends, if only to give proof of their survival. Great Saints don’t have to rely on a medium, for they are able to appear in dreams, or give evidence in so many ways, to each and every one, without any effort at all. They can also appear for a short time in a flesh and blood body. St. Padre Pio, Catholic – died in 1968, even healed someone after his death. Again his intervention with a soul living on Earth was one to one. I posit right here, there’s much to be  cautious of with those who say they are Swami’s medium. I don’t think we have heard the end of the seances, I am sure many more people will claim the same as time goes by.

Another claim:

valeriebarrow.com- google it if you like. “John (my husband) and I sat together and called upon Cosmic Sai Baba – we had previously “booked a time in the morning to speak with him.”” – booked a time? –  There’s something odd about booking a time with a Great Master –


sriyogananda   I refer you all to the link here for further details on the brief resurrection of Sri Yukteswar:  It is a most insightful read and will be of help to anyone interested in the passing and resurrection of an evolved  Master. The Link to the Resurrection of Sri Yukteswar http://www.crystalclarity.com/yogananda/chap43.php


Update: Just a note to say the experiences in Muddenahalli continue on. The reports I hear from those that visited are varied. Some insist the “happenings” are true, others say it is all a hoax. Truth is, with only one boy claiming to see and hear Sai Baba, it is very hard for people to make a judgement.There are now parades, dances and people flowing in, also a baby elephant! to make the picture complete. Also,to my utmost surprise, I hear that Sai Baba is  giving interviews and materializing rings or other pieces of jewelry. How these “objects” are materialized I have no idea, but I do know astral forms can “apport” small items on to a table or drop them on to the floor, but if this is not the case, and these objects are appearing in the hand of the person doing the “materialization” -then I would be suspicious.  But hey!  let’s wait a minute and think this through – can this whole affair be a case of  mass hysteria or mass hypnosis on the part of  those who just want something to hold on to? I do not know because I have not visited myself, I only draw here from what I am told by others. I remember way back in the 1980’s when I first became interested in Sai Baba, I wanted personal proof. I would not settle for other people’s stories, no matter how good they were. I along with so many others would settle for nothing less than my very own experience. Most of us were given abundant proof. We had either dreams, or some little experience that meant something profound. Without such personal experiences, most of us would not have been happy to accept others’ tales,   interesting as they might have been. The same goes for Muddenahalli Sai Baba, people need some sort of personal proof to really believe. To accept anything less is rather like short-changing ourselves. Anyway, I will leave you with these thoughts, hoping they will be a small guidance  for you to draw on. 🙂    yellowstarshiningbright So far during 2015, The Muddenahalli crew with the all knowing, purer than pure, 36 year old Medium, Madhu, have visited Australia, Singapore, Japan, Malaysia, Rome, Croatia, Kodaikanal again. During June, they visited CA. To the up-market seaside town of Encinitas, Ca. for a public viewing, all other venues being invitation only. They also visited Canada and again to Singapore. 

I find it hard to believe that Sai Baba would want to travel abroad, and yet not to his beloved home and central Mandir in Prashanthi- Niyalam. Afterall, this was the abode of his mission, and where his devotees discovered him and where they received his darshan over the decades.  It is after all, only down the road from Muddenhalli.

Update Sept. 2015

Latest tour included Sri Lanka, Nigeria to meet Father Charles, not sure he was so interested, then to Australia again. Back to London to visit families ” those especially chosen ones” of course. Although Phyllis Krystal, backed out at the last moment. She made a declaration that she did not wish to see Madhu, nor his crew, now or anytime in the future. This statement has been posted on her website. The crew then travelled on  to Dubai, Australia yet again, Fiji , Philippines to meet one family, then on to Singapore via Australia yet again. Now if I have listed the countries out of order, or missed some out altogether, forgive me, I have trouble keeping track! My mind boggles at the thought of endless travelling on planes to far-flung places by “Astral Sai Baba,” who is obviously, in the mind of the “Medium Madhu,” making up for past omissions in the travel dept. Oh there’s one place I must make mention of, the infamous visit to the Island of  Macau – and what do we know about Macau? Let me refresh your memory. lol (Macau has surpassed Las Vegas as the world leader in gambling revenue. Visitors just love the flash, the money, the drugs. And the occasional winning night at the tables.)

Tours 2016 – Without Isaac T.

Japan, Bali, Singapore again. This month they are travelling back to Italy and U.K and other regions of Europe. I noticed from the reports the gatherings are leaner and looking less joyful. Perhaps people are not as fooled as before. Images from their Singapore meeting last month (March.)  The other image with red sun umbrellas held over Madhu and the invisible Baba is from their visit to  Bali. – neither drew large crowds, not even though The Supreme Avatar was in their midst, according to Officials, Mr. Murthy and Madhu. (click on images to enlarge.) thanks

 

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This short but detailed you tube was posted on F.B. I have added here for your interest. Although, myself, I have no further interest in this matter.

This is about it folks on seances and medium ship from me. I just don’t want to be involved in the topic here on my blog. Might add, I am in no way connected to the Sai Org. or people involved with that movement.  Since the demise of Sai Baba,  I have moved on in life, although my memories of  Baba, are something I cherish.

A Brief History of Muddenahalli Group, link below. (ignore the links title. I had to use an old link on word press to post the page here.) 🙂

https://sathyasaimemories.wordpress.com/2010/12/10/sathya-sai-speak-about-love-photos-with-quotations/

Thank you for visiting my blog. Sorry the post is long and a bit rambling due to the subject matter being complicated.      

The Divine Light Body – Inspirational Quotatations And Poems

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Gregory, The Teacher

His unquenched thirst for God’s sweetness experienced in prayer moved the righteous Gregory to live as a hermit in a cell outside the monastery. In the year 1326, the threat of Turkish invasions forced him, along with his Athonite brothers, to retreat to Thessalonika. There he was ordained to the holy priesthood.

As a priest, Gregory did not abandon his spiritual labor and hesychasm. He spent most of the week alone in prayer. On the weekends, he celebrated divine services and preached sermons. He cared for the youth, calling them to discuss religious issues with him. Father Gregory was not concerned about abstract problems of philosophy, but about Christian faith experienced in prayer. He wanted to preach solely about problems of Christian existence, which are more attractive and meaningful to the young.

Soon, many of his spiritual sons expressed their desire to live in a monastic setting. So in the serene area of Vereia, near Thessalonika, he established a small community of monks, which he guided for five years. In 1331 the saint withdrew to Mt. Athos and lived in solitude at the Skete of St. Sabbas. In 1333 he was appointed abbot of the Esphigmenou Monastery in the northern part of the Holy Mountain. In 1336 he returned to the Skete of St. Sabbas, where he devoted himself to theological writing, continuing with this work until the end of his life.

But amidst all this, in the 1330s events took place in the life of the Eastern Church that placed St. Gregory among the most prominent teachers of Orthodox spirituality.


This is Palamas’s talking about his biggest theme: the need for the incarnate body both of men and women and Christ for the work of ‘Theosis’ (Divinization) to happen. Unlike the Roman and Protestant Churches, the Greek Church doesn’t have such an anti-body view. Palamas was defending the mystical practise of the Hesychast monks who claimed to be able to sense the Divine Light of God. They were attacked by a Catholic Monk called Barlaam for saying so. Palamas came to their defence. The result was the Triads, which was the ultimate summarisation of Hesychast and thus Greek Orthodox spirituality.

The idea is that by becoming united with Christ through the Incarnation we take on the Christ-nature; we are transfigured, like him. It’s an idea which exists in some Catholic doctrine and a few Protestant mystics… Here is the quotation..

 

Here is the quotation

 

“In his incomparable love for men, the Son of God did not merely unite his divine Hypostasis to our nature, clothing himself with a living body and an intelligent soul ‘to appear on earth and live with men’, but – O incomparable and magnificent miracle! – he unites himself to human hypostases, joining himself to each of the faithful by communion in his holy Body. For he becomes one body with us making us a temple of the whole Godhead – for in the very Body of Christ ‘the whole fulness of the Godhead dwells corporeally’.

How then would he not illuminate those who share worthily in the divine radiance of his Body within us, shining upon their soul as he once shone on the bodies of the apostles on Tabor? For as this Body, the source of the light of grace, was at that time not yet united to our body, it shone exteriorly on those who came near it worthily, transmitting light to the soul through the eyes of sense. But today, since it is united to us and dwells within us, it illumines the soul interiorly.”

– St Gregory of Palamas, ‘The Triads’

 

In the Orthodox Church he is a giant; in the Western Churches he is virtually unknown. This is probably because he gave the Roman Church a bloody nose after the Hesychast dispute. Plus the Western Churches don’t have any equivalent to Hesychasm.

Hesychasm means ‘Stillness’ by the way.  ~ Just saying.

 

quotation thanks to Jake Murray.

This first paragraph of this article originally appeared in AGAIN Vol. 27 No. 1.

The Rise Of Muddenhalli – A Brief History

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During the summer months, there have been several accounts posted on FaceBook about the main characters involved in the Muddenhalli Group. I don’t want to bore you with endless details about the history of those involved. After some research, I’ve decided to post the following notes for your interest. It’s a brief history but may help to understand how the Muddenhalli group has evolved.

From an email posted on FaceBook months ago and remains posted to this day, here is a short excerpt:

“Mr Murthy, a bachelor, has been part of the Sai world for a long time. His involvement with Sai Baba goes back, at least, to the early 1980’s. Swami gave him a position as warden for the Prashanthi Nilayam campus, where he expressed a deep desire to follow Swami’s ideals. He played cricket but he gave it up to concentrate on the job Swami had assigned him. Later, he was part of the Brindavan Campus. There he began to have ideas of his own. He told his friends that Sai Baba had directed him to start a high school in every district of Karnataka. Whether that is true or not, no one can say.”

Madhusudhan is a former Sai student who attended Brindavan college. He had a knack for impersonating people. He often would mimic Sai Baba and often, we understand, took money from other students. For these acts, he was given a warning. Madhusudhan was not the only student to mimic Sai Baba, there were at least 3 others during that time.

From what I have learned from the articles that have been posted on the Saibliss Page, Facebook, it seems the entire scheme was hatched long before the demise of Sai Baba with the help of other key players.

Recently, other ex-VIP’s from America and elsewhere have also joined the group. The Muddenahalli Seniors, over the past year, have made great strides in their endeavour to do their “own thing,” regardless of the sensitivities of others in the Sai World. Whether they will continue to attract new people and/or attract other people away from the Ashram in Puttaparthi, we don’t know. Only time will tell.

There is a video posted on Saibliss just this week, with a damning statement from Sathyajit, the former student who used to look after Sai Baba. He claims that Madhu approached him some eleven days after the demise of Sai Baba, saying that Sai Baba speaks through he, Madhu. For more on that video, please visit Saibliss on Face Book.  Why Sathyajit has waited so long to make this declaration, remains unclear. I do not wish to speculate more on that.

I don’t see this Muddenahalli adventure as anything Sai Baba would have wanted, yet alone encourage via the astral realms. This sad episode is certainly something that has been crafted by those in a senior position in Muddenahalli to, allegedly, gain power and position for themselves.

I don’t think these people care much about the ordinary thousands of people who followed Sai Baba and now wish to maintain a treasure of his memory. Of course, there’s little hope those leading figures in the muddenahalli group, could bury their personal desires for the sake of all involved. Human nature and the very nature of human desires, do not allow for such a generous outcome sadly.

photoMahdu Sudan without his usual leather jacket and expensive shades!


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From “Suk sham Baba” report from Sept. 29th 2015:

” Dressed in a white robe, Swami was beaming with joy when He saw His commanders and soldiers! After a brief talk by Sri BN Narisimha Murthy and Sri C Sreenivas, Swami expressed His gratitude and said that” if Swami had a body now, many will rush to serve Him just as they did earlier, but only a few chosen ones are blessed to feel Him through their hearts, and will be remembered forever for being a part of this uniques mission. Eventually the whole world will know and rush to Swami, but blessed are they who have believed in Swami first, and served Him when no one else would”..Singapore 29 Sept 2015

Hah! love this:

“Dressed in a white robe, Swami was beaming with joy when He…….

He expressed his gratitude and said that “if Swami had a body now, – 

What’s this? – He is dressed in a White robe and beaming with joy, then saying if Swami had a body now..