Today I got an email from someone who didn't want me to quote them directly regarding their view of Radha Soami Satsang Beas (RSSB), the Indian religious organization headed up by a guru that I was a member of for 35 years.
But this person was fine with me summarizing their take on RSSB. So here goes. I'll refer to the person as "they" from now on.
Pleasingly, they read everything on this blog, but don't leave any comments. They said I'm doing a very good job, and was asked to continue doing so -- which naturally is my intention.
Like me, they are an initiate of Charan Singh, the guru who preceded the current RSSB leader, Gurinder Singh Dhillon.
Dhillon is embroiled in a financial fraud saga, which they call a "fiasco." Apt term.
They never were as avid a RSSB devotee as many are, choosing not to leave their children alone to attend satsang or follow the guru wherever he went. Nor did they obsess over the RSSB vegetarian diet, which even called for not eating unfertilized eggs for difficult-to-comprehend reasons.
Slowly they came to an understanding of what the world is about that freed them from the guilt that was such a big part of RSSB talks, a.k.a. satsangs. They felt happy, realizing that no one suffers from not following the RSSB teachings.
Being told that this was the only true path back to God was a turnoff. And they never felt an attraction to the current guru, Gurinder Singh Dhillon. They consider Dhillon to be running a "circus."
I've been sharing reports in the Indian financial press about the involvement of the guru and the rest of the Dhillon family in financial fraud, death threats, criminal conspiracy, and other unsavory goings-on. They consider that all of this is true, but it's just a fraction of the whole story.
The RSSB guru thinks he's covered his tracks. However, they believe there's more stones to be turned over, revealing more of the mess that Dhillon is part of in Dubai, Singapore, Malaysia, Gibraltar, China, and maybe other places. India also, of course, I'd add.
Gurinder Singh Dhillon always wanted to be a rich man. Now his dream has come true.
Or perhaps more accurately, was true, since the High Court of Delhi has garnished the assets of the Dhillon family. Dhillon believes no one can touch him, perhaps because he's surrounded by devotees who think he is God in human form.
They like what I'm doing on this blog: putting the truth in "every stupid satsangis face." (Satsangi means a RSSB initiate.) Because those satsangis can't handle the truth, most will continue trying to excuse the inexcusable things Dhillon has done, and is accused of doing.
It's well known to this person that satsangis refuse to talk about the guru's legal and ethical problems. They make up stories about how rumors are being spread by jealous individuals. Of course, that ignores the fact of the many stories written by members of the Indian financial press, who couldn't be viewed as jealous of the guru.
They liked what they remember reading on this blog: that if someone was shopping for a guru, and saw the profile of Gurinder Singh Dhillon, they never would pick him.
Don't bother about all the Radha Soami haters who try to prove my blog posts wrong, they advised. I'm poking their beehive, so they are bound to attack the truth-teller. Somewhere deep down, though, they know the allegations against the RSSB guru are true.
After all, if they had total faith in Dhillon, they wouldn't be visiting this blog. So they're afraid the cover they're hiding under will be taken away, exposing them to the light, which makes them attack me and this blog.
So said this person.