|I just called that number I have for Maharaji, 310-457-5561. Now, before any of you lurking PAMs out there get any fancy ideas about invasion of privacy, think a bit. Here's my former Guru, who took all my money, who implored me to surrender the reigns of my life to him, who commanded me to never doubt him, who at various times assured me that 'his door was always open' (don't worry, we've got the quotes around here somewhere), who has become, by his own gloating account, a 'successful private investor' WITH my money, who bought himself a magnificent mansion -- or two -- WITH my money, who promotes himself via the worldwide web as a Master, etc. etc.|
And what? I can't call him once every twenty-five years or so?
Give me a break, eh? Give me a break.
So I called him.
A woman's voice answers:
You have reached the Rawat residence. For Mr. Rawat press two, for Mrs. Rawat press one, for Barney the plant [joke!]..... I pressed two.
Ring, ring, ring, ring (What am I going to say if he answers? Oh well, I guess I'll just play it by ear...)
Anyway, he doesn't answer. Instead I get that woman's voice again. (I could swear she's the same BBC voice that narrated Satguru Has Come -- '...but the true light never dies...'). Would I like to leave a message for Mr. Rawat? You betcha!
I talked for about a minute. Typical Jim shit. 'Hi, it's Jim Heller, your former follower, you mgith know me from the ex-premie web site. I'm pretty frustrated, Maharaji. I've sent you registered mail, emailed you lots, tried to get messages through some of your closer minions. But you never replied. Not once.
And to think of all the time I gave you, the trust you extracted, the money you drew from my humble existence.
So now things are changing a bit, aren't they? Isn't it clear, Maharaji, that you can't hide from your former followers forever? Like take this Jagdeo thing. I know you're aware of it. It appears that you were advised at least twice in the seventies that Jagdeo was molesting premie kids. Yet you never took him out of commission. Do you really think it sits well with anyone that you don't even comment on this? Come on, Maharaji, think about it!
Anyway, here's my number. I think you have a strong, strong obligation to get back to us somehow. There are a lot of serious, unanswered questions hanging in the air. If you have any respect whatsoever for the people who once trusted you with all their hearts, it's time to begin some real communication.'
Something like that.