Just select almost any paragraph from the latest Guru
Purnima discourse, as edited down in Sanathana Sarathi
(August 2003, p. 229). For example:-
are heroes in speech but zeroes in action. Today the world is being
duped by such people. Those who have true love in their heart will
not indulge in tall talk. They demonstrate their love in action.
Today people speak a lot without translating their speech into
action. Such people verily are thieves".
are heroes in speech but zeroes in action."
SSB makes himself the ultimate hero in speech after speech. His
own personal actions are observable, walking about, smiling,",
putting his hand on things and people. He does nothing one could
really call hard work, he rather goes around accepting adulation.
the world is being duped by such people" Like
claiming he is giving away "diamonds", faking "materialisations"
of cheap synthetic gems and imported watches etc. etc. Like telling
many documented untruths and making self-contradictory statements
who have true love in their heart will not indulge in tall talk."
Is not his having boasted that no one anywhere is doing
even one thousandth of the work he does (Xmas 2000) tall
talk ? If not it must be low talk! His repeated self-praise is
spread on thick in virtually all he says and does. Moreover, there
are many forms of love, and many forms of action... many of SSB's
"loving actions' have been described by many young men on the
Internet and in TV interviews.
people speak a lot without translating their speech into action."
How many hundreds of millions of
words has SSB poured forth... shelves buckle under books containing
only a fraction of his discourses, and even they are but excerpts...
while his followers do over 99% of all the actions he claims to his
people verily are thieves"
Those who collect donations under
false pretences, using sleight of hand and many other deceits are
In the same discourse we get the
following surgical howlers from SSB, which have the character either
of sheer medical ignorance or direct lies:
"You may not believe it but the doctors
have seen the extent of injury to My hip. For anybody else, it would
have taken at least two to three years to walk normally. The ball in
the hip joint got separated. There were no muscles for support. My
bones are as strong as diamonds. It was not possible to join them
together. Hence, they performed surgery and put a rod. After
undergoing such a complicated surgery, it takes a number of years to
walk normally. Without caring for all this, I started walking."
But people are
having hip replacements all the time these days and are walking in
very short periods of time! Does SSB think we are all ignorant and
poor Indian peasants? 'Bones as strong as diamonds' would be a
massive hindrance to anyone... and diamonds are brittle, one sharp
blow can split them! (Or are his bones really like cheap synthetic
Finally, what happened to the absent divine muscles? Is this some
dematerialisation leela or a new degenerative illness? Who
can say? There is something more than fishy about all this...
The rest of this
largely mendacious and confused discourse has just been analysed
brilliantly here by Sanjay Dadlani. How SSB can pack so much
untruth into one talk and still dupe his audience is almost ‘mind
boggling’ (but not quite so, really).