Connie Shaw on the ‘Avatar’s Mission’
Posted by robertpriddy on May 21, 2015
The Muddenahalli upstart ‘Sai Baba impersonator, ‘Sri’ Madhusudhan Naidu’s world tour has been to Tokyo and now also to Croatia (proudly reported to have been held at “Hypo Conference Centre multi-story convention hall) in Zagreb” – presumably proving the importance of this meeting). We received a mail by an elderly Sai Baba follower, Connie Shaw:-
———- Forwarded message ———-
From: ‘VijayaSai B.S.’ email@example.com
Date: 16 May 2015 at 11:03
THE GLORY OF GOD IN CROATIA A NEW CHAPTER IN THE AVATAR’S MISSION
I cull some of the paiste pearls cast to us swine in the very long and hysterically gushing e-mail… some of its cloying hype, denial and raging gullibility. Connie Shaw certainly exercised her inconceivable self-delusion. Having seen all this many times over during 18 years involvement in the Sai Organisation and learned from hard experience what motivates it, I also outline some real causes behind it.
Here is a taste of it: “Like ravenous honey bees, constantly-arriving devotees were preparing their “landing-approaches” to return to the nectarous Heart of the Avatar, Invisible or not!”
But why then had they all left it in the first place, one wonders? Sai Baba was ever reminding that he was not in any one place, but was omnipresent, so if one (was fool enough to have) believed him, then why go to Croatia, of all places, for this? Loneliness, longing for Sai brother and sisterhood again, and even the hope of getting somewhere or other along the ‘trudging road of never-ending setbacks’ towards spiritual mirages?
Connie Shaw informs: “the Croatian audience was comprised of Western adults, primarily from Europe. They have been tried in the fires of war, financial deprivation, hunger, unemployment and climate changes. They have been chastened and softened, prepared for New Work.” Was the Croatian audience Croatian or Western Europeans? It is highly unlikely that many other of the diminishing groups of European devotees would have gone to such an event.
“Of the thousand people in attendance, there were perhaps 950 women and about fifty men and boys, including a handful of children!” An utterly overwhelming percentage of women, which gender is always most susceptible to male-dominated guru cults.
“Sri Ravi Kasturi, Sai’s enormously talented Team Organizer and Envoy, who has the energy of triplets and the charm of Krishna” So Krishna was equalled in charm by this factotum? But how could Connie Shaw judge that (unless she had been a gopi with Krishna in that mythology). Is it just over-heated wishful imagination? Miss Shaw’s enthusiasm for this organiser knew no bounds, embarrassingly praising as some magical Envoy with “the energy of triplets” a combination of a fast-moving sprite, a circus ring-leader, a Master of Ceremonies, a Field Marshall, and the ultimate Body Guard” (who also directed the security guard!).
Miss Shaw lavished absurd epithets on other men prominently involved, for example “slender, fluid Dr. Srinivas, the very appealing and accomplished physician, ambassador-for-Sai… self-effacing, somewhat shy demeanor” and also ” White-haired Sri Narasimha Murthy, the warden of the Sri Sathya Sai School at Muddenahalli, much- maligned (unfairly and unfortunately), due to his formidable task and position in the Next Chapter of Sai’s Mission)… who is tall, strongly-built and imposing, looked resplendent in his long stylish kurta and matching pants. She melted when she observed his tender, motherly interactions with toddlers..”
Miss Shaw avoids reporting, of course that this same Narasimha Murthy (who I met at Muddenahalli in 1998, and his pants did match his kurta even then) was accused by students of being a procurer of boys for Sai Baba’s pleasure, and an abuser himself.
Connie Shaw is already well qualified as a totally uncritical and credulous believer and proselytizer – having, for example, swallowed the impossible when she got Sai Baba to answer a question with ‘no joking’. He assured here definitively that after 2007 there would be no war, only peace! (http://www.saibaba-x.org.uk/7/Sathya_Sai_Baba_Soothsayer.html). How can she rationalise that? Well, not reasonably, but by sheer denial and clinging to her blind faith and all it means to her and the other unfortunates who have had to see their guru-god die (of terrible symptoms which match death from AIDS)long before he predicted. One understands her inability to liberate herself from the worship of such a compromised guru who has done many terrible things when she proclaims: ““He is my life and I live to love and to obey Him. He is the Only Doer”
Since the ignominious death of Sai Baba there have been almost no jolly get-togethers in India and very few elsewhere of any size or note. The uncertain number of Western visitors among the 1000 or so Croatians at the pseudo-darsan were no doubt gasping for ‘spiritual company’ and the old games of blessed VIP and lesser egos chafing against one another that they have missed so desperately while nothing was happening. So again they evidently spend lots of money on air fares and all the rest… demonstrating the futility among followers of Swami’s best teaching of ‘ceiling on desires’. Just as bad, they haven’t taken anything he said about having no mediums as these are impostors.
But those who seek the like-minded society of Muddenahalli illusionists recreate something of the pleasure of being part of an active movement again and no longer feel like tragic doubt-ridden outsiders of a dying cult. One such lonely left-behind was Isaac Tigrett who has been scorned by all right-thinking ‘officially endorsed’ Sai Baba minions and no longer welcome at Prashanthi. A famous donor and intimate of Sai Baba, it seems he presided over the Croatian assembly as some kind of grey eminence. They had probably not seen him on BBC’s ‘The Secret Swami’ (see here) where he said he believed Sai Baba probably was a sexual abuser, and that it would make no difference to him if Sai Baba were to murder anyone! Perhaps he is keen to find donors for his non-starting New Age Coorg project (planned together with the ‘omnipotent’ dying Sai Baba himself), meanwhile scanning the 900 or so ladies present with mystic 7’th ray eyes…
Perhaps the reader will feel I am being unjust to the man of many female friends? Well, just get this excerpt from Connie Shaw’s mail (take care not to fall out of your chair laughing):-
“During the morning session, I saw, to my surprise and delight, Isaac Tigrett’s subtle body get up from his chair to the left of the stage, facing the audience, and move through the rows of women Vedic chanters while his physical body was still sitting in the chair! Like a kindly grand-father, he lovingly bent over and blessed/tapped the top of each woman’s head, in appreciation for their chanting and their high vibrations. Another woman said that she had seen Baba leave His chair and bless/pat every one of the 1,000 attendees on the head! Indeed, it felt to this writer as if He had planted a vibrant blue-white Seed of Renewed-Purpose-and-Resolve in each of us.”
Miss Shaw was definitely ‘seeing things’ as a result of desperation to rediscover some purpose. The cult revolved much around people given to visions and waking dreams, with Tigrett as one of the worst.
“…(God, Creator of the Cosmos) Sri Sathya Sai Baba, also known to His 23 million devotees of all faiths as “Swami,” Master.” How did she figure the descent to 23 million when it used to be anything from 30 million to 60, to 600 million, according to a range of officially released numbers? It is most likely that the number of true believers is now minimal and whoever could be considered genuine followers as less than a few million even including India, where Sai Baba is hardly ever even mentioned in the national news.
This is but the preliminary foreplay to the great ethereal coming-together which is heralded according to this e-mail, to be continued in the next blog…
See the original e-mail here A NEW CHAPTER IN THE AVATAR’S MISSION – REPORT FROM CROATIA
COMMENT BY Siobhan Daniels
Just to let you know, that Isaac Tigrett is still allowed to stay at the Ashram, plus his Car is Parked out side his Building, With the Sign of Illuminati on it!!!, Yet no one questions this which I find so weird!! Also are u aware there are signs in the Ashram saying any one going to muudenali will not be allowed in the Ashram’ Yet Isaak is allowed stay there!! Doesn’t make sense!!!?
REPLY (from Robert): Thanks for the information. I suppose that Ratnakar and Co. are scared to kick him out as there are quite s lot of rich Americans who may stop supporting them (if they still do, who knows?) or others who would feel this would force them to choose – Muddenahalli or Prashanthi but not both.
Chrisdokter said — May 23, 2015 at 1:40 pm e
“Miss Shaw is on a mission again. Judging by her past behaviour, she herself fits neatly in the inner circle of would-be female Western devotees slash mediums of the late guru, a la Phyllis Krystal, who are not only preying on the vulnerable by spreading this new gospel of this Madhu Sudan chap, but earning a pretty penny from her own ‘seva’ too, to the tune of 150 dollars for a ‘personal’ Skype ‘reading’, see her personal website. All love, my foot! A con woman, plain and simple, conning herself and others, trapped in cultish brainwash to her dying day.”