Thursday, November 11, 2004

Maharajji's Contradictions about Truth

Maharajji said -

Christ died for truth.

Total truth is necessary. You must live by what you say.

Truth is the most difficult tapasya. Men will hate you for telling the truth. They will call you names. They may even kill you, but must tell the truth. If you live in truth, God will always stand with you.

When asked how the heart could be purified, he said, "always speak the truth."

In contradiction to all of these teachings, however, maharajji frequently lied.

Maharajji would usually agree to any request from a devotee. People frequently invited him to come and bless their homes and to partake of the food prepared by the family. He would inevitably agree to all those requests, yet more often than not he wouldn't go.

When questioned by one of his devotees about his habit of making and breaking promises, Maharajji replied, "I'm just a big liar!"

Maharajji would say something and later, if he contradicted himself and the contradiction was pointed out, he would say, "I didn't say that."

(Excerpts from "Miracle of Love")

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