The parallel trust and ashram in Karnataka which has taken rise in popularity and devotees and at the same time started to lead to division, faction groups and confusion.
It is said that former members of the Sathya Sai Central Trust of Puttaparthi along with a number of staunch devotees of the late Sathya Sai Baba are reportedly supporting the new ashram at Muddenahalli in Karnataka.
In 2015, a 23 year old who was a student at the Sathya Sai Baba campus has claimed to be a ‘light body’ manifestation of the late spiritual leader.
The Prasanthi Council, which leads the Sathya Sai organization worldwide, has rejected the claims of the new godman who claims to channel the spirit of late Sathya Sai Baba. But the rejection of this claim has not stopped devotees who find solace and spiritual guidance from Madhu Sudhan Naidu who defines himself as the subtle form of Sathya Sai Baba.
He is receiving letters like the late Sathya Sai Baba did from devotees who are thronging to the new ashram for special pujas on Thursdays and Sundays. With the new godman, Madhu Sudan Naidu claiming to be a manifestation of the Sathya Sai Baba the several traditions of spiritual practise from Prasanthi Nilayam have been replicated at the Muddenahalli ashram.
The new ashram resembles Prasanthi Nilayam and was built at great expense. After speaking to South African Sathya Sai devotees, 70% of them have admitted to visiting the new ashram after going to Prasanthi Nilayam ashram.
Sharon Wojno an author and a devotee of Sathya Sai Baba believes that Baba is manifesting himself in a ‘light body form’ and asks devotees to not dismiss the Muddenahalli ashram.
In a letter to IndianSpice she writes, “Madhusudan from Muddenahalli DOES NOT claim to be an Avatar. He is just able to see Sathya Sai Baba on the astral and hear him. Madhusudan says other people can do this too.
I have seen Swami on the astral several times two decades BEFORE Swami left the physical form. All human beings when they loose the physical body go to the subtle world and they get a subtle body. It is just that Sathya Sai Baba decided to stay close to the Earth plane so He can still communicate with His devotees and lead them into higher states of consciousness
Madhusudan is just a model of what everyone is suppose to do. To hear God, to see God and realize later through experience that they are a part of God. Sai Baba had a body, but that was just a body for the omnipresence, omniscient, Omni powerful force of the Universe. Prashanti Nilayam trust people just don’t understand mysticism; that is the problem.
I have written a book about my experiences with Sathya Sai Baba before and after the form was dropped. It also contains experiences that I have had concerning Swami using Madhusudan body as a tool to show love to His devotees.
When you get rid of the ego the one love force can come through. Anyone can be an instrument for Love Force. The Rishi of old had many experiences of that. The saints like Padra Pio of the Catholic Church had this experience, but He called it Jesus or Christ.
The realm where Jesus, Buddha Sathya Sai exist is a oneness one. They live in LIGHT and see no difference between each other. It is only a set of clothes that makes them different. They have gone beyond the clothes. But human beings who live in the body see form and just don’t know who they really are.”
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