The innocent and the gullible falling into the trap of the self-styled god man can be understood. They lack the intelligence to comprehend and are easily deceived. But what baffles me is that many intelligent and so called people of the world too fell for his guise.
How does one explain cricketers, movie stars, politicians and business tycoons taking blessings of the phoney baba? Look at the wealth he has amassed. The 'dera' resembles a big fancy fare, in a small town – with replicas of the Taj and the Eiffel Tower etc. The opulence that he lived in, is garish, but it shows how much money he had. His fleet of cars – is unbelievable. He owns five-star properties and what have you. His flashy clothes and his stint with acting were in no way connected to spirituality and piety.
Why was the world blind to all this? How did he have so many followers? Now it has come to light that his alleged adoptive daughter has gone into hiding, because she was the brain behind the mayhem that happened and his escape bid, after the verdict.
"A love affair with knowledge will never end in heartbreak." -Michael Garrett Marino