90 % sb devotees worse than dogs: SB
Document date: Sun Aug 11, 2002 2:01 a.m.
Subject: 90 % sb devotees worse than dogs : SB
>>Almost 90 percent of the so-called devotees are, in fact, deceitful. Earlier, it was quite different; the devotees were few, but they were genuine devotees. Nowadays, there are too many self-seeking cheats masquerading as devotees. First thing in the morning, they adorn their forehead with Vibhuti, wrap a scarf round their neck and roam about freely in the guise of devotees. Even the stray dogs
scrounging around for something to eat are better than such fake devotees! <<<
Thus spoke Sai Baba !!
After 76 years of the "avataric mission", by which time 2/3 of the world was expected to be his devotees according to him, now he has said that 90 % of his devotees are worse than stray dogs !! What an extraordinarily honest admission ! What a failure in world transformation , when Sai Baba has not even transformed a small fraction of his devotees !
I guess that all devotees now know that the "avatar" thinks 9 out of 10 are worse than stray dogs, and deceitful frauds. All I can think of is: as the Master, so the disciple !
Re: 90 % sb devotees worse than dogs: SB
Document date: Sun Aug 11, 2002 8:57 a.m.
Subject: Re: 90 % sb devotees worse than dogs: SB
Thanks for the quotation.
I wonder if the saying ill doers are ill deemers is applicable here?
May be it is just tactics by SSB to make the devotees guilty and to make them feel that their personalities still needs to be improved.
And of course SSB will help them to improve. Hence SSB's statements binds them more to SSB and the org.
Some say that the cult and its members will model itself after its leaders and I think there is some truth in it. But the other side of the story is that the members will model themselves not so much after
the true character of the leader but rather after the image of the leader they have in their minds. I mean generally speaking devotees are no perverts unlike SSB.
Besides SSB is simply wrong that devotees are deceitful. Generally they are honest people. I have never met a person more deceitful than SSB. Logically, of course, I can't be sure of this as I may have been deceived by others without knowing it.