Shri Parthasarathi Rajagopalachari



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Other Names and Nicknames: 
Masterji, Chariji
Function: 
Master
Traditions: 
Sahaj Marg, Shri Ram Chandra Mission, SRCM
Main Countries of Activity: 
India, Europe, USA
Date of Birth: 
24/07/1927
Place of Birth: 
Vayalur (near Chenai), Tamil Nadu, India
In His/Her Body ("alive"): 
Yes
Ancestor Gurus: 

Biography

Shri Parthasarathi Rajagopalachari was born on July 24, 1927, in the village of Vayalur near Chennai (Madras), in the south of India. Known to his family and close friends as Parthasarathi, he is affectionately called Chari, or Chariji, by his associates. His mother died when he was five years old, and his father never remarried, choosing instead to devote himself entirely to his responsibilities as a parent and provider.

Because his father’s work as a railway executive required frequent relocation of the family, Chariji and his two younger brothers spent their early years in many different parts of India. In his autobiography, Chariji remembers his childhood and youth with great nostalgia and writes with love and affection about the extended family that surrounded him during those years. The loss of his mother nonetheless had a profound effect upon the young Parthasarathi, leaving an emptiness that followed him into adulthood.

He earned a bachelor’s degree from Banaras Hindu University, and took his first job with Indian Plastics Limited in chemical engineering. He travelled abroad in this capacity and spent two years in Yugoslavia studying plastics manufacturing techniques. He and his wife, Sulochana, were married in 1955 and two years later had their first and only child, a son, Krishna. It was also in 1955 that Chariji joined the T. T. Krishnamachari group of companies, thereafter rising to the position of Executive Director of the Indian Textile Paper Tube Company. His work required him to travel extensively inside as well as outside of India.

His interest in spirituality was awakened at the age of 18 after hearing a lecture on the Bhagavad Gita. He took up a study of this book as well as other religious and spiritual texts. At the age of 30, he began Vaishnava traditional instruction in the Hindu religion. Seven years later, in 1964, he met his Master (Babuji) and started the practice of Sahaj Marg meditation.

While continuing to fulfil his familial and business responsibilities, Chariji was vigilant in his spiritual practice and dedicated to the work of Shri Ram Chandra Mission. As General Secretary, he contributed greatly to the publication of Sahaj Marg literature and to the strengthening of the organization as a whole. Over the years he became Babuji’s most devoted disciple, accompanying him on travels abroad and assisting him in his spiritual work.

Babuji characterized the ideal human being as a person having “a Western mind and an Eastern heart,” adding that such a person would be needed to guide the Mission successfully into the future. In Chariji he saw this blend of qualities as well as the crucial ability to instil discipline in others. Babuji passed away in 1983, leaving instructions that Chariji should succeed him as spiritual representative and President of the Mission.

Chariji’s labours have resulted in growth and expansion in the Mission’s activities all over the world. In recent years he has travelled extensively, conducting seminars and giving instruction on the Sahaj Marg system of meditation. His book My Master, a personal tribute to Babuji has been published in nearly 20 languages. His other books include diaries of his overseas travels with Babuji, an autobiography, and numerous volumes of his talks in India and abroad, interpreting, amplifying, and representing his Master’s teachings.

Teachings

Sayings of Chariji:

- We should practice first, then try to understand.

- A growing lightness of mind and spirit is the surest test of spiritual progress.

- Where to find a Guru? Where to find a system? There are so many. Well, let your intuition guide you. As Babuji Maharaj has said, it is simple. A sincere prayer will bring the guru to your door. If you have one goal, it is easy to find guidance.

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Pro Opinions

Changed my life for good

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I have been blessed by Chariji for over 10 years now and my life has changed only positively.

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What you say about his abetting suicide for marriages and his en

What you say about his abetting suicide for marriages and his encouragement marriages aganist parent wishes and elopments etc? what u have to say about lavish kingly cottages there are all undoing? when he will undo his black magic on abhyasis in the name of discipline?

RAJAvsraj | Tue, 08/17/2010 - 05:28
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His hair white is it because of witch ful tricks?

Please explain...
Blackmagic=Chariji and Chariji=Blackmagic, no other dictionary word can describe chariji.
Remember death of Damodhar, the one who worked for ages in your ashram of satkhol, whom chariji set the marriage commited or killed by chariji i dont know, forgot it?
should I tell you the date?
How he encourage eloping marriage? call brothers and sisters and conduct marriages?
Please show one master cottage whose value is less than 4 crores?
Please explain, how he could hit his own master daughter inlaw, remember Shri Babuji maharaj used to address who ever visited his house as bahurani and how he could manhandle, is this new spirtuality of shri (a)parthasarthy the blackmagician, the witch.

RAJAvsraj | Sat, 08/28/2010 - 22:02
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dangerous cult

let people be free.. this cult is indulge in brainwashing, they control life of people by slowly getting them into the mission and cutting of the victim from his friends and relatives and making him/her depend only on the members of this cult.

Once member is totally dependent on followers they then manipulate the victim as per their wish... be very very careful before getting involved in this cult

cult_free | Fri, 09/10/2010 - 16:57
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Spirituality and Spiritualism...

Hi Rajavsraj...

I have been reading your posts for a while now ... and I became a member to post this message to you...

SPIRIT or SPIRITUALIY, if it exists, is another (higher) dimension of REALITY. Along with the illusions (according to some "spiritual" adepts) of (what I call) the temporal REALITY: Mind, Energy (light (electromagnetic), sound, kinetic (motion), etc ....), and Matter (crystal, liquid, gas, plasma, etc...), SPIRIT and SPIRITUALITY constitutes what most in our society consider REALITY ...

We know from Einstein's E=mc^2, that Matter and energy can be seen as "similar" and are considered by some "SPIRITUAL" adepts as "illusions" along with TIME, which is simply the measurement of the REALITY that is CHANGE or MOTION.

SPIRITUALISM or SPIRITISM the belief in "spirits", ghosts, angels, demons, etc... and their manifestations in spells, curses, magic, etc... is not part of the SPIRITUAL REALITY but along with matter, energy, TIME, is part of the "illusion". It is not REAl!! It is the game that "scammers" play to gain influence on the unsuspecting, the gullible and those who seek salvation or liberation inside the many (and pleasure-able) illusions that are part of this Life.

See the definitions on Wikipedia:

Spirituality http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spirituality Spiritualism http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spiritualism

Some who use SPIRITUALISM usually use energy (in meditation) such as "light" or Mind (sound...words) to influence the matter or the MINDS of themselves and others. Those targeted will also participate in their being influenced by believing (we all want to believe in magic), fearing (the stick), wanting the power (the carrot), or rejecting and feeling "ANGER", which is what the adepts in magic want to create (fear or anger) and hence create a "reaction" ...

Most spiritualists that I have met, have dabbled in "hypnotism" and "mesmerism" ... Including Babuji ... and now Chari. (see on Institute of Shri Ramchandra Consciousness (ISRC) site:
http://www.sriramchandra.org/master/BabujiMaharajStory.htm

Sahaj Marg is now a "spiritualist" society with "standards of spiritualism" as part of their "constitution". (see it on-line at: http://www.freedom2think.org/documents/fake.pdf

Information will give you the tools to deal with those who use "magic" to influence you... Still, "in-formation" as the word means, is not "knowledge"!

May you surround yourself with the REALITY of SPIRIT to neutralize the influence of those who use "light" (or matter), or "mind" (sound, words), which is vibrating at a lower frequency than SPIRIT.

Bless you and yours ...

4d-Don

4d-don | Wed, 09/15/2010 - 20:56
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Thought provoking

It is very thought provoking.
I also want to bring to every one notice is the costly master cottage of srcm can be compared to Bhoot bangla(Devils bungalow). Because except for chari visit to the so called ashram, may be 1ce in 3 years time, it is never used and no one is allowed inside. the person who goes to extent of saying that dead body should not be burnt as in Indian tradition and buried as it will become food for bacteria, but for his lavish
life style, ofcourse not of his own money but like parasite on abhyasis hard earned money and at the cost of poor Indian people he enjoys a lot. I think it is what is apt when people say that he has western mind. In his view it is in poor villages of India live like western people. That is what blackmagician upto and hence it becomes more appropriate to call it as Bhoot bangla.

RAJAvsraj | Fri, 09/24/2010 - 04:29
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Materialism, Spiritualism and "slaves of desires"

Hi RAJAvsraj

According to Vivekananda, one becomes what one focuses on (using mind). One can't be free from desires by daily confirming that one is a "slave of desires". (see Sahaj Marg(tm) prayer).

Chari and his followers repeat daily (and confirm) their "addiction" to "matter"...then they centralize "light" (matter) as what they focus on, in their meditation, and pretend (suggest) that LIGHT is "ONE" (what they call God ...and a "male" god, not ONE or ONE-ness) ... That is not true....It is a flawed theology!

Chari and his inner circle have spent their lives attached to Matter and the Mind ... What they call "spirituality" so as to sell it to the "masses" is in fact Spiritualism, and Materialism ... and Sahaj Marg(tm) can now be called "idolatry" ... There are now statues of "golden lions", Ganesh, and busts of the Babuji, and photos of Lalaji, Babuji and Chari everywhere... Their "magazines" even show the so-called (and self-appointed) Masters as "larger than life"... all trickery of the Material...

You don't have to fear their "magic" as it is truly only "trickery", and is not the REALITY of LIFE which is truly MAGICAL ... but LIFE is a magic that we can understand and accept because it does not target one person and deny another ... such as the sun, the wind, the forces of Nature, etc ... even the wicked and those with evil in their hearts get to live thanks to the forces of NATURE...

Thank you for expressing your thoughts and exposing what you see as "un-spiritual"... you are living your FREEDOM... Soon we, the people, will vote on the "issues" directly in binding initiatives, and our Freedom will then have DIRECT POWER ...

It is easy to point at the negative as it is made of "THINGS"... SPIRIT can't be pointed at...as it is not made of THINGS (matter/energy/mind)...

Bless you and yours...

4d-Don

4d-don | Fri, 09/24/2010 - 15:05
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Good news

It appears that Chariji is going to say farewell to this world soon? Where ever he is going he is referring to this context.
May be we are all going to be relieved from his next birthday celebration, it is what chariji says.

RAJAvsraj | Sat, 09/25/2010 - 15:45
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Chari on Venus??

Hi RAJAvsraj..

http://4d-don.blogspot.com/2008/01/brighter-world-of-venus-sahaj-marg.ht...

In this article on my blog, I expose Chari's own words where he says that Babuji may send him to Venus when he reaches the "Brighter World" (Heaven??).

Although Venus appears bright in the morning and evening sky, it is actually covered by a thick and un-breathe-able gas... It is not a hospitable "heaven", nor a "brighter" world, but it simple reflects the light of the sun, just like Mercury, Mars, the moon, etc...

Venus is the "Maris Stella" (Latin: "star of the sea") on the Acadian flag (it is not a "star") but the sailors have used it for navigational purposes and it has the illusion of being a star. But it is not a "heaven" or a "brighter world"... It is very "opaque" as any place filled with gas.

So many MYTHS in Religion ... We have a big job to de-mystify all these "illusions" that the charlatans and "magicians" use to impress and frighten the children and the naive or the gullible.

Be Brave... Information will set us all FREE!!

4d-don

4d-don | Sat, 09/25/2010 - 16:59
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It makes all of us happy on the news of chariji death in near

It makes all of us happy on the news of chariji death in near future as per his chariji announcement. Earth is going to be free of blackmagicians.

RAJAvsraj | Sun, 09/26/2010 - 16:10
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He has announced his departure from this world to brighter world

chariji has announced to his followers that
his departure from this world to brighter world is soon and there will be no more chariji birthday celebrations.
Is it not good news for all of us.

RAJAvsraj | Wed, 09/29/2010 - 05:13
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Do you know that he begs in corporate world too for his birthday

Do you know that he begs in corporate world too for his birthday celebrations with the pretext that his celebrations will prevent mayhem and stuff like that.
With my ignorance also I went and begged for celebrations and other stuff. With that money he travels in business class planes and buys himself a golf cart and what not.
I have one doubt, how black magic is performed, it uses same phenomenon as tranmission, why cannot he be booked under law?

RAJAvsraj | Thu, 09/30/2010 - 03:35
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Keep on the Sunny Side of Life!

HI RAJAvsraj

Send me a positive statement about 4d-don ... I want to see what you write when you are in your POSITIVE phase ...

I and ONE and ALL will thank you for your gift, and you will be blessed ... Send me some "love" !!

Thank you ...

4d-don | Thu, 09/30/2010 - 05:35
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The only sunny side is his announcement of his death

The only sunny side is his announcement of his death. One abhyasi told me that Chariji is going to leave this world to brighter world soon and he is doing more than what he could and also telling he might not be able to visit the ashram the next time. Is it not a sunny side, if not what else could be.
Hence when chariji claims then how can it not happen?

RAJAvsraj | Mon, 10/04/2010 - 06:19
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Bless you and yours...

Hi RAJAvsraj...

May you fulfill your purpose and your destiny, and may you find or create peace and contentment for yourself, and build for yourself a heart full of LOVE, to share with others ... those you love!

Physicists recognize four forces: Electromagnetic (EM), weak atomic, strong atomic, and gravity. Although, since Einstein's "theory of relativity" or E=mc^2, gravity is now seen to be a "warping" or a distortion of Space by Matter/energy, and not really a force, we now must explain the expansion or the inflation (like a balloon) of Space or the Universe (dark energy, dark matter, quintessence, etc...) as we have explained the "pulling together of the cosmic gases to form galaxies", the stars, the planets, and the atoms (all matter) by what we have called "gravity".

But Love, LIFE or "consciousness", can also be called a FORCE (repulsive as well as attractive) ... and it can be created by LIFE made of Matter (carbon) ... You and I!

May you find or create some LOVE for yourself and those around you !!

4d-don

4d-don | Mon, 10/04/2010 - 21:12
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July 24 should be called as Black Magicians day

July 24 should be called as Black Magicians day, all black magicians should know who their guru is. then his birthday celebrations should be meaningfull

RAJAvsraj | Sun, 10/10/2010 - 19:48
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what guru is chariji who is parasite also eating away small chil

what guru is chariji who is parasite also eating away small children money for his lavish needs.
i can show numerous instances where he is demanding money of even from sick person a monthly charge of nearly 500 for maintanence.

satya | Thu, 09/15/2011 - 06:22
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Show some "NUMBERS" and some facts or some "testimonial"

Hi Satya...

Gather your thoughts and give us FACTS or your experiences (not what you heard (hearsay))

Show your "instances" and please if you use a number, say what it represents: "rupees, dollars, pounds, Euros, coins, stones, etc...)

Give us something REAL not just stories... If you use "hearsay" then please mention that it is "hearsay" (gossip, rumour, etc...)

Don

4d-don | Thu, 09/15/2011 - 16:09
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I agree with you...the thing

I agree with you...the thing which we learn is LOVE .....people come..try..feel and then believe it ...then at the end they love it ...My inspiration ..positive attitutde ...forgivness..patience..everything is a gift of Sahaj marg...

I will advice all who are interested in spiritual life or balanced life ...pray in your heart to achieve it ...dont go anywhere...ur prayer will take you to the right person...whosoever is for you..

For me it is my master for you it may be other one but all will take you towards the right direction if you really want to feel the taste of spiritualism...

I have never seen AIR...I have never listen gravity...not even atom ...does that mean ...these are not existing...similarly ...spiritualism is a higher science ...which we have not explored yet ...but it does exist...It is alwas a matter of Faith and experience ...so experience ur journey ...and pray to reach at your guru's feet...

prachi | Wed, 02/15/2012 - 14:21
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Where is the LOVE ?

One can only give what one has...

If one is a racist, as in the case of Babuji (with Chari's help) who chose a wife for Babuji's son (Umesh) on: "skin complexion, cut and height", then that Master will have his "obedient" disciples become as him and be racist, even if they preach against racism!! (hypocrisy??) (See "letters of Babuji", published by SRCM (Shahjahanpur-1945).

If one is a homophobe, as in the case of Chari, who thinks that homosexuals are "un-natural" and not the way God made some people, then he will have his obedient disciples become as him and be homophobes... (Even though there are many animal species (over 1500) who practice "homosexuality"... to control POPULATION!! Learn INDIA and stop invading (diaspora??) your neighbours, creating violence and WARS!!)

And although some believe that they are more loving, with these Masters the REALITY is that those societal problems are worse with their method, Sahaj Marg than before Sahaj Marg... The homosexuals are still being bullied and beaten by the so-called "spiritual" and the "lunatic fringe" who obey such self-titled Masters ... Those "samskaras" will not be erased by this system as long as the disciples continue to believe as their Master does, that Homosexuality is not "natural", and is not Nature's way.

The Gay and Lesbian community have asked "community leaders" to speak to their followers about "tolerance" and acceptance because the increase in agression against homosexuals in Canada is from the Indo-Canadian community ... Some responded .... Chari did not respond. What LOVE??

To the racism, and the homophobia in Sahaj Marg, add the bad-mouthing by Chari of other religions and even of the Catholic Pope, calling him "morally degraded" for offering a prayer for those suffering of AIDS.

Chari also called Bill Gates (MICROSOFT), "morally degraded" for helping (with his billions of dollars) those affected by AIDS in Africa... Why?? Where is the LOVE??

The odds are better that one will find heaven or the DIVINE, on one's own than by attaching one's spiritual destiny to a corrupt, "un-loving" and narcissistic self-serving group of materialist and nationalist businessmen who continue their addictive and cancerous material growth with their religions, as the poor suffer and die ...

One more Ashram will not feed the POOR ... Sahaj Marg is a new RELIGION, according to Babuji's Journal and autobiography and we all know the corruption of RELIGIONS ...

At least if you are going to do "business" in our WESTERN countries, sucking dollars from our "non-profit" sector (a society controlled from INDIA) as a tax-exempt "charity", then please respect all our citizens who are all protected by our Constitution (including the Gays and Lesbians) ... or lose your "tax-exempt" status as a CHARITY!!

To proselytize is not to "educate" ... (tell the truth!)

Don ...

4d-don | Wed, 02/15/2012 - 16:20
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YOU LIKE FOLLOW, YOU DISLIKE UN FOLLOW

I have come across various spiritual masters in my life who claimed that they are masters but not true master and the only intention behind their spiritual teachings is earning money. I never spoke bad about them or spread bad about them because I believe in God and know that there is a purpose for everyone's existence.

I met Chariji at the age of 13 and fell in love with him, he never said he is a master, he always mentioned he is a servant of his master. Few have considered him to be the only way for them and only friend of life and few felt he is cheat or the system is a cult.

Whatever our experiences are with any guru why waste our time talking bad about a person. YOU LIKE FOLLOW, YOU DISLIKE UN FOLLOW. It is not worth wasting our time talking about a person whom we don't like.

Many of them posted here that they are happy with Chariji's death. This shows your humanity. I have no others words for your compassion towards him. Me being a person who think he is the only life for me, never felt happy about his death which he longed for many years. Even if a criminal dies we feel bad for his family or for his death and you are happy about Chariji's death. In the name of hatred towards Chariji you all are thinking of him more than us.

I pray for all of your peace and happiness. I dont wish that your hatred towards Chariji turns to love but I only wish that your hatred towards him wont take of your peace of mind. You all should be happy and peaceful.As a spiritual seeker I understand the importance having a guru and I pray for you that you should find a great guru who can lead you and inspire you.

For my level, I think Chariji is more than enough and now I am blessed with Kamleshji.

pavvu | Tue, 07/28/2015 - 05:20

The guru who served his whole life to humanity with selfless love and NO discrimination

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I have followed Sahaj Marg Meditation System under Chariji for more than 15 years and seen him serving everyone who approached him with selfless love and humility for spiritual progress.

Con Opinions

Please take care before choosing him as your guru

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Please go through the warnings obidience at all cost. If you are ok then only choose him, then system and guru will be great. Otherwise it will be only torture and black magic.

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Hi Rajavsraj... I have been

Hi Rajavsraj...

I have been reading your posts for a while now ... and I became a member to post this message to you...

SPIRIT or SPIRITUALIY, if it exists, is another (higher) dimension of REALITY. Along with the illusions (according to some "spiritual" adepts) of (what I call) the temporal REALITY: Mind, Energy (light (electromagnetic), sound, kinetic (motion), etc ....), and Matter (crystal, liquid, gas, plasma, etc...), SPIRIT and SPIRITUALITY constitutes what most in our society consider REALITY ...

We know from Einstein's E=mc^2, that Matter and energy can be seen as "similar" and are considered by some "SPIRITUAL" adepts as "illusions" along with TIME, which is simply the measurement of the REALITY that is CHANGE or MOTION.

SPIRITUALISM or SPIRITISM the belief in "spirits", ghosts, angels, demons, etc... and their manifestations in spells, curses, magic, etc... is not part of the SPIRITUAL REALITY but along with matter, energy, TIME, is part of the "illusion". It is not REAl!! It is the game that "scammers" play to gain influence on the unsuspecting, the gullible and those who seek salvation or liberation inside the many (and pleasure-able) illusions that are part of this Life.

See the definitions on Wikipedia:

Spirituality http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spirituality Spiritualism http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spiritualism

Some who use SPIRITUALISM usually use energy (in meditation) such as "light" or Mind (sound...words) to influence the matter or the MINDS of themselves and others. Those targeted will also participate in their being influenced by believing (we all want to believe in magic), fearing (the stick), wanting the power (the carrot), or rejecting and feeling "ANGER", which is what the adepts in magic want to create (fear or anger) and hence create a "reaction" ...

Most spiritualists that I have met, have dabbled in "hypnotism" and "mesmerism" ... Including Babuji ... and now Chari. (see on Institute of Shri Ramchandra Consciousness (ISRC) site:
http://www.sriramchandra.org/master/BabujiMaharajStory.htm

Sahaj Marg is now a "spiritualist" society with "standards of spiritualism" as part of their "constitution". (see it on-line at: http://www.freedom2think.org/documents/fake.pdf

Information will give you the tools to deal with those who use "magic" to influence you... Still, "in-formation" as the word means, is not "knowledge"!

May you surround yourself with the REALITY of SPIRIT to neutralize the influence of those who use "light" (or matter), or "mind" (sound, words), which is vibrating at a lower frequency than SPIRIT.

Bless you and yours ...

4d-Don

4d-don | Wed, 09/15/2010 - 21:00

Had Satsang With A Follower & Another Follower Blackmailed

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Opinion based on meeting a follower or a disciple may not be enough to come to a conclusion.
The readers are advised to interact with more and more followers to come to a conclusion.