Taken and translated from an article: "Le Portrait de Kamlesh Patel se Précise", by Alexis on Élodie's blog in Europe: "Pour Que Vive Le Sahaj Marg"
October 21, 2012
The Portrait of Kamlesh Patel Comes into Focus
Kamlesh Desaibhai Patel, Plenipotentiary Vice President ?
Who is he? What does he do?
Kamlesh Patel DesaiBhai was born in 1956 in Gujarat, a state in western India bordering Pakistan. He emigrated
to the United States in the state of New York more than 20
years ago, and he lived in Staten Island with his wife Pratima K. Patel. They have two children, Akhilesh and Sahat, now aged around thirty.
Having reached 56 years of age, Patel, the pharmacist from Brooklyn is no longer a simple little neighborhood pharmacist. In
fact, he controls in one way or another, many pharmacies, mainly in
Brooklyn: Marg Pharmacy Inc, Pharmacy Inc Carewell, Lindenwood Rx Center
Inc, Woodhull Rx Prescription Center, Slope Drugs & Surgical
Supply, etc.. He is also financially associated with Santosh Khanjee in a chain of hotels.
Patel was 27 years old at the death of Babuji. Has he known him personally? In any case, he was an abhyasi before his 30th birthday. As with his wife, he is a preceptor for almost as long. This
is a "top of the heap" member of Sahaj marg, who has passed through all the positions of
responsibility (area-in-charge region-in-charge, etc..), to positions of
Director of the American Foundation SMSF, grand mediator of the new Global Services Team of SRCM, successor to Chari since July 26, 2011 in replacement of
the "resigned" Ajay Kumar Bhatter, and is now Plenipotentiary Vice President since the Special Bhandara of August 15, 2012.
his appointment in 2011, Patel returned to India to settle at the Garden of
Hearts in Chennai, facing the Babuji Memorial Ashram.
Vice President and Plenipotentiary successor, really?
The SRCM magazine, Echoes of India in September 2012 devotes no less than 4 pages to the Special Bandhara, describing the event in detail, its organization and its
summarizes the statements of Chari:
“Master said that the Vice President shall exercise the powers, duties and responsibilities of the President under Master’s direct guidance and supervision.” [underlined by me]
I do not remember hearing that. Is this how we interpret things in India? So, what exactly did Chari say at the Bandhara?
“(…) [Prepare the documents today]:
“as Vice-President who shall enjoy the powers of the constitution and
shall do everything as if it is done by the President.” Appoint Kamlesh
Patel as Vice-President of Shri Ram Chandra Mission, who will enjoy all the powers of the constitution and by-laws, and all actions done by him will be as done by the President.” [underlined by me]
Chari's illness and the Bandhara have created turbulence within the Mission. History repeats itself: in 1982-84, the Indians refused that Chari succeeds
Babuji and now they struggle to recognize his successor. Confusion reigns and disintegration threatens.
Through his pharmacies, in his family's or in his own name, Patel has made very large
donations to the Mission, thus setting himself up as one of the mission's earliest funders (financiers). Today, he fears for his investments and urgently calls for an emergency gathering so as to preserve Unity. Convinced that he paid dearly for his position, he sees the obstacles pop up one by one on his path. The Indian are reluctant to accept him, not to mention the banderillas launched against the SRCM by Sharad, Babuji's grandson. (see Society for Babuji's Mission and many recent articles on this blog)
Will he be refused his return on investment? Nothing is gained, he will have to do battle to impose himself ...
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