Just noting down the points.
fluffy bunny wrote:The meeting with the saddhu did not happen in Benares. Varanasi is located in Uttar Pradesh. No "probables" (meaning absolute guess work), please.
The record says it was whilst he was over in Calcutta. He saw the guru/saddhu/siddhi, paid the money, took the initiation and was *then* changed. You are trying to retrospectively apply the BKs' fictional version.
He received some kind of initiation. Some kind of siddhi.
But the Bhaibund Committee report against Om mandli of first November 1938
(Pg 9 and 10) says this was in Benares. It says,
Since the last four years he has closed his business and settled down in Hyderabad. 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.
And- In Pg 4 of the same Bhai Bund report, it is said,
A simple logic or open secret:-
The founder of the Mandli, Bhai Lekhraj, is a master hypnotist, and some of his Sakhis have also been trained by him into that nefarious art. With the aid of this black Art, he, with his powerful gaze, thrown from his, and his female disciples' magic laden eyes, hypnotize youthful women, and when they are completely under his sway, he sports with them & plays "KRISHIN LILA", ...
(at least for BKs and PBKs) Note the word- powerful gaze, which actually points to the entrance of ShivBaba in B Baba, as well as some other children during 1937 itself.
* - Now, how long does it take to learn hypnotism? That too, to become master hypnotist!
What is the effort to be done? Has DL gone through all those? Any evidence or records? It is also said, some other sakhis (sisters) also were trained by DL. Have the members of Bhai Bund committee witnessed the training or just simply wrote so?
The affidavit (submitted on 25th Feb 1939) by the partner Shewakram Khubchand Daswani says -
1)I know Lekhraj Khubchand, the founder of Om Mandli, since the last 35 years. His age at present is 54 years.
2)That I was his partner in the concern of Messrs. Lekhraj Shewakram at Calcutta.
3)That some 8 years ago, he and I were passing by a place where a Sadhu was saying that he could initiate anyone into a secret, provided he paid him a handsome sum. That thereafter Lekhraj used to visit this Sadhu and within a few days he withdrew from his account a sum of Rs 10,000/-. That thereafter he gave up his connections with the business.
4)That Lekhraj always lived in a very luxurious life and is a very clever man.
5)That I know it for a fact that he did not live a pure moral life.
Now, there is no surprise
here if the partner says, B Baba did not live a pure moral life, as he was referring to the past
35 years. And, again in India, the expected morality is very high in at least some cases.
Has the above Shewakram mentioned his age in the affidavit?(usually it should be)
But, he clearly says, DL was founder of Om Mandli. So, there was no one above him as principal. How many partners did B Baba have? My present belief is just one.
[Else, the affidavit would have been like- I am one of his partners,...]
In point No. 2) of affidavit, Calcutta is mentioned. Is that why FB soul directly jumped to the conclusion and stated- "the meeting with Sadhu incident had happened in Calcutta"? Or is FB talking about some other records?
From the Bhai Bund report, the meeting with Sadhu incident looks as if 4 years
before,. But in affidavit, it is said as approximately 8 years.
A great difference of up to 50% is visible here.
For me, another guess is- B Baba might have respected the partner well, hence would have asked him about the meaning of the vision as he had asked even some of his Gurus. But, neither the Gurus, nor Sevakram/Shewakram were able to explain.
. That is why in the comic book, his name would have been mentioned by BKWSU.
But, later by seeing the incidents taking place in Om Mandli (which obviously no outsider can understand properly), the partner would have got some sort of disliking or hatredness with B baba and might have had submitted the affidavit in such a way. Even the Bhai Bund Committee members would have persuaded him to do so.
Also, it was said (heard from some BKs) the partner was not happy with B baba leaving the business as that would affect the business.
Moreover just donating money to Sadhu does not prove that DL had intention to learn hypnotism or
something like that. DL was a Bhagat/devotee and had many Gurus and might have donated at several times. And, the partner or the Bhai Bund committee people might have used that just to frame that event fit to their accusations.
Now, another important point is- Are the words mentioned in these records as 8 years, the reason why our FB (or anyone doing research on Om Mandli) had started to believe- Om Mandli had begun by 1930 itself?
Yet to know how drama unfolds.