Date: 08-28-03

By: Robert Priddy 

This is a follow up on Sanjay Dadlani's excellent contribution:


Just select almost any paragraph from the latest Guru Purnima discourse, as edited down in Sanathana Sarathi (August 2003, p. 229). For example:- 

"People 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".

"People 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.

"Today 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 galore.

"Those 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.

"Today 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 sole credit.

"Such people verily are thieves" Those who collect donations under false pretences, using sleight of hand and many other deceits are the thieves. 

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 diamonds?)

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).