ALL THAT GLITTERS IS NOT GOLD
By: Robert Priddy
The August issue of Sanathana Sarathi has a photo of a statue of SB, after being unveiled by him - looking very smug i.e. (what devotees should call 'blissful') in the Kulwant Hall during Guru Purnima. What glitter and pomp! Also, Sanathana writes:"Bhagavan Baba unveiled this breathtakingly beautiful statue at 6.55 a.m. amidst a thunderous applause of a mammoth gathering of devotees." How typically vulgar, unveiling a statue of oneself! But admittedly less vulgar than what is reported by victims his 'unveilings' of a hidden nature and 'breathtaking' homosexual interferences, advances or abuse in the private interview room.This statue has previously been reported to be 'golden' by ever-exaggerating devotees! (The exclusive brothers and sisters should know not to fall for the golden calf, one would think!) Sanathana Sarathi reported it as a "bronze statue weighing 160 kgs.and a "life-sized statue" - but the photo completely belies this, the statue is visibly taller than SB, who stands near it, by about half his height again! Why the attempt at minimization this time?
What statement does all this self-enhancement and advertisment make other than "SB is the biggest and best!"? I have been informed too that there is already a huge statue of Baba in the Hillview Stadium, (bigger than that of Jesus), erected for the 75th birthday? Why is he so keen to set himself (up) in concrete, at such great expense, in a country where people starve etc. etc.?
Besides the endless bla, bla, bla about his same worn-out, over-cooked and simplistically-stated themes that do not even deserve comment (sacred atoms, divine will upholding the planets, Hirnayakashipu, prayers of devotees etc.), SB continues to brazen it out with the same talk as follows:
"Some people blame me for their own defects. It is a great mistake. There are no defects in Me whatsoever. I am the embodiment of sacredness and purity. There is no scope for even a trace of impurity in Me. You see the reflection of your own feelings in Me as you see your reflection in a clean mirror."
This is a deceptively clever and successful ploy with his followers. Nothing he does can be questioned, or even attributed to him, because it is not him... it is always you! Does he not even exist, then? Well, with such despicable falsity he tries even to beguile those who have enough self-confidence and self-respect left to know that they see (eg. that his statue is taller than he is), and that what he says and does is not all merely in their own minds! Well, if it were so, then one must also accept that everything else - not least the apparently good that seems to come from SB, would also inevitably come exclusively from one's own mind, NOT from him. There is a simple truth that says, 'you can't have your cake AND eat it'. But SB wants to! All that glitters is not gold, so he tries to blind people through brazen lies!
Apropos the more and more well-substantiated allegations and evidence of massive sexual interference and abuse of minors by SB received by those who are still investigating, a friend just wrote the following to me: "I'm still not into blaming. Maybe it's a learning lesson for how people how they blind themselves when believing a guru for 100% and following his rules and guidelines, ignoring their own wisdom from within, ignoring signals that some things seem illogical or unpleasant to follow."