an interesting document for you all, I am sure. Received from a more progressive BK supporter ... the 1st November 1938 Om Mandli Report authored by the Bhaibund Committee. There is another report from 1940, and response to "Is this Justice?", we have not seen yet. If anyone can find it, I would very much appreciate reading it.
Many interesting insights arise from this. Yes, for once and for all Lekhraj Kirpalani age is confirmed as definitely not being 60 but more interestingly for PBKs are revelations of Lekhraj Kirpalani business and spiritual background. It mentions his partner of 20 to 25 years and states Lekhraj Kirpalani paid 10,000 rupees, the equivalent of about £250 Pounds Sterling in 1938 (about £10,000 at today's rate), to learn spiritualism/hypnotism from a Sadhu in Benares. It also documents the life of luxuries and the physical indulgences, and closeness, that Lekhraj Kirpalani and the girls enjoyed.
The BKs have also released their latest 'work in progress' revised history of the their movement, including mention of Piyu Vanis, dated October 2011 below. Your comments are welcome.
There can be no doubt that these changes have only been provoked by the work of members of this forum and others.
The BKWSU in India appears to be sticking to the Adi Dev story as the "official" history although in Australia, and perhaps elsewhere, it has been withdrawn from the general public.
Bhaibund Committee wrote:
His partner who was with him for 20-25 years informs us that at the time of closing his business he spent Rs 10,000/- in Benares to receive training under a Sadhu in spiritualism for a few weeks which in truth is hypnotism. A person who has spent all his life in business, who has neither made any study of Shastras nor has associated with Sadhus and Mahatmas, who has never shown any leanings towards being spiritual, nor has undergone any spiritual exercises - how can he boast of giving salvation to others? His only method of approach is hypnotism, with the aid of which he easily subjugates weak minds and moulds them to his will.