Jaldhar H. Vyas
jaldhar at BRAINCELLS.COM
Mon Jan 19 03:32:59 CST 1998
On Sat, 10 Jan 1998, Chelluri wrote:
> Brahmaiva Satyam
> My friend Sada says " You mentioned about some Swamis come here only for
> money. Remember Nagy many of them are involved in selfless work which you and
> I can not do"
> I disagree!
> We can not do. We have responsibilities. Work and Family.
> If it is selfless why the medical collge has to be named after them.
> It is not selfless they are after the FAME and money. So did Bhagwan Rajneesh!
> I am not against Swamis or Swaminis. I can give only $1 but if you give $1000
> you get special treatment. You are in the front row. When I say "YOU" not
> you many people who have lots of money. They can have the "Darshan" early
> and go do whatever their interest is whether it is the frendly bar or some
> other thing. We ordinary people like me eventhough we have to attend to
> important duties we have to wait for darshan.
> My friends this world is " Dhanam moolam idam Jagat". That is Sri
> Shankaracharyas words. If you have the money you make it in this world and
> talk about advaita or dwaita.
> Whether you have the money or not you can not run away from the
> Do not worry about me I have the money to be in front row. I dont want to
> be because of money. I want it beacuse you, swamis and me are the same.
> If I am wrong please feel free to say it.
There is a tendancy amongst the modern sects in particular to treat
sannyasis like they were supposed to be social workers. (They're just
copying the Christian nuns and missionaries I suspect.) But then there
are many of all stripes who do live simple lives and do not play favorites
so you shouldn't condemn the whole bunch.
Jaldhar H. Vyas <jaldhar at braincells.com>
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