The current scandal which broke out in the media about Asaram Bapu, sexually assaulting a 16 year old girl has become sensational news all over the country. What is the whole point of being so saint and spiritual on the outside when you are so corrupt and ugly on the inside? That is what the nation is pondering over today. But let me tell you this is not the end of the story. The story goes beyond this assault case charged on him. Several facts which will leave you dumbstruck, revealing truth which have been untold to most of us. So here we have top ten life facts about the so called saintly figure “Asaram Bapu” who has more than two crore followers from across the globe. Yes, you heard it right. More than two crore people follow him and his fake principles of human virtue. But there is a lot more we need to know about his ‘great deeds’ and here it goes.
10. LAND GRAB CHARGES
The very famous Asaram Bapu has several allegations of grabbing land from people. Rajasthan, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh and several other places in the country, he has a series of allegations over him. Recently the Gujarat government found out that one of his ashrams in Ahmedabad had encroached upon 67,099 square metres of land. This is the real picture of what people call “the godman” in our country.
9. KEPT PEOPLE IN A VEIL OF IGNORANCE AND INVOLVED IN SEVERAL MURDER CASES
In the mid of 2012, two young boys went missing from the ashram and this man misguided their parents in all kinds of false practices and also took money from them. When these kids went missing, you know what did he say? He asked their parents to go around the peepal tree for 11 times and ask for the children. Then they should find a cross road and pick up seven stones and put those stones in hot water along with children’s clothes and then hang them inside out to dry. After this utter nonsense, the children would return within four hours. But what happened was worse. Finally their bodies were recovered near the ashram with most of the organs missing.
8. SELF REALIZED SAINT OF INDIA
Well, what makes most of us wonder is how he managed to become such a widely recognized saintly figure in the society? The answer is right here. He ran away from his home at an early age, eight days before his wedding was scheduled. He himself assumed this name Sant Shri Asaramji Maharaj in 1964. Born on April 17, 1941 in the province of Sindh which is presently in Pakistan, he received a preliminary education up to third standard. He became a spiritual guru and a self styled philosopher. At a later stage he made strong political connections and started gaining both fame and money. His list of prominent political followers included Uma Bharti, Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot and also Narendra Modi.
7. HIS SAY ABOUT THE DELHI RAPE CASE
If the “saintly god-like figure” in the society preaches such stuff, what do you expect your society to be like? Well what he had to say about the Delhi rape case was that the victim should have held the hands of the culprits and called them as brothers. This would have moved them and the rape would not have occurred. He says, “You cannot clap with one hand. Can you? Well, I do not think you can.” So next time you are in such a situation just take God’s name and say, “Brothers I am helpless”. Because this is what is being preached all around and practicing this will help avoid such misconduct.
6. INVOLVED IN BLACK MAGIC AND TANTRIC PRACTICES
This was his whole agenda of fooling people and earning more and more money. It is said that while coming back from the Banas river, he once found a dead cow near the Deesa Ashram. All he did was he gave some water to the villagers and left the place. After sprinkling that water on the cow, everybody was amazed to see that the cow came back to life. We don’t know whether something like this actually happened or it was just a false rumour spread by his followers. But what we know for sure is that he had been involved in several kinds of tantric practices for long and this was one of the reasons why people had utter faith in him.
5. PROPERTY OF 5000 CRORES
A massive property of 5000 crores is owned by Asaram Bapu. The possession of such a huge empire by him has been lying unrevealed since a long time. Recently, it has been reported that he has an annual revenue of 400 crores. He has been doing all sorts of wrong things, earning money in the name of ashram and service of people. He preaches spirituality and all kinds of moral values. But what he practices in reality is completely immoral and contrast to his teachings. We have been worshiping such people in our country and what a shame it is.
4. HOW DID HE PICK UP GIRLS?
I am sure most of you don’t know about this. In a public gathering, which is known as ‘satsang’ he uses the laser light technique to pick up girls. His aids would identify the girl he wanted by his indication of three time laser light. Then the girl would be brainwashed and told that she had been chosen to dedicate herself to baba. If noticed carefully, you could see that every time he came on stage he would be surrounded by women and girls. And the surprising part is that people did get influenced with whatever bullshit he spoke.
3. HE PREACHES, “A DEVOTEE SHOULD HAND OVER HIS WIFE TO HIS GURU”
Asaram wrote a book named, “Shri Gurugita”. And what he preaches in his book is something like this, “A real devotee is someone who donates his body, life and even wife to his guru”. Now what do you understand by these metaphorical words. However the sad part is that inspite of living in an era of science, space and technology we continue to blindly follow such things. On the 14th page of his book, the 38th verse says this and has been written in Sanskrit. It has also been translated in Gujrati. This gives a picture of the kind of ‘mahatma’ he is.
2. ALLEGATION OF MIXING GHEE AND SELLING MEDICINES
His ashram and the people working there were all extremely commercialized and business minded. In a country like India you can do all kinds of wrong things in the name of God. True, isn’t it? We are so blindly lost in our faith and devotion that we fail to distinguish between the right and the wrong. The ashrams sold several kinds of medicines which were later found to be mixed rather than using pure ghee for profit maximization.
1. THE REAL STORY OF THE RECENT ASSAULT CASE WHICH HAS BEEN A CUSTOM IN HIS ASHARAM
Now here we come to the biggest story of all. This 16 year old girl had been studying in his gurukul for the past five years and there was never any issue. But all of a sudden they started her treatment and the ‘gurukul’ sevika told that the girl was in a influence of spirits. However on the contrary nothing had happened to her. The gurukul people said that they had to perform a puja for one whole night to heal her and made her recite some mantras after which she had a headache. Next day her parents received a call from the Ashram saying that their daughter was unwell and only Asaram Bapu could heal her. So they went to Manai Ashram of Jodhpur and the parents were asked to rest in the nearby cottage till Asaram Bapu heals their daughter. The parents thought of him as ‘God’ and hence trusted him blindly. After one and a half hour the girl came out and was crying. She had been threatened not to open her mouth or else she would put her family in danger. After her parents insisted a lot, she told he took her to a room from the back door and said that he would heal her in such a way that she would become a great orator. He removed her clothes and raped her. Isn’t this a disgusting portrayal of a society we live in? The bitter truth of our country is this that we are extremely backward in our mindset, no matter how much technologically advanced we claim to be. It is high time we get out of this cobweb of false belief and practices or else the very essence of humanity will soon be lost forever.