(I got this idea after reading one of the pending spoilers. I have no idea if its fake or not at this point)
If its true that were Naruto's Clones to turn into frogs (failed sage state), so also would the original, why wouldn't the compliment be true also?
In other words now that Naruto has mastered Sage mode, if some of the clones were sitting still in a safe area gathering natural energy in True Sage mode, why wouldn't the original experience the True Sage mode state too, regardless if he were moving or sitting still?
I seem to recall a similar question regarding the Kyuubi, but Sage Mode is different, the source of energy for Sage Mode is external to Naruto, and the propagation of its effects has been confirmed by the Pa Toad. It would be unfortunate if only the negative effects propagate back to the original Naruto.
Well now that it's been confirmed that Naruto's Clones can deliver sage chakra to him, even while he is moving, I'd like to consider this matter closed. Well almost closed.
The Manner in which clones return sage energy to Naruto right now is rather clumsy, and is not suitable for use in a battle. Fortunately Naruto has powerful allies (the frogs) to help him.
In the future, perhaps hell have his clones closer by, so that he wouldn't need to summon and dispel.
In the future perhaps he'd create hundreds of clones all gathering sage energy, initially stated by using Kyuubi chkra to balance out Sage chakra. (Is this KIshi's true intent?)
In the future perhaps he'd be able to directly suction off sage energy from his clones, or as we have all hoped, create clones that don't go poof easily, and have them fight.
Anyway, congratulatons to everyone who correctly guessed that Naruto would be able to gather Sage Chakra from the Clones.
Would you kindly post an opinion on what the next step should be for Naruto's use of clones to gather sage chakra?