Today is April 1, fools day, enjoy this. This is going to be a little long.
I am not talking about Vedanta here, where we explain the Ignorance making us a fool everyday (and where, even the concept of day etc to be Ignorance).
Around 5/6th supposed to go to the Germany Embassy for biometric scan done, for the Visa and on (10/April/2016) I was supposed to travel in Lufthansa or whatever the Air carrier that carries people from India to Germany 🙂 🙂 🙂
It all started like this, one evening there was an email from this GS Venugopalan (GSV, whatever his name is), who called himself a General Manager – Export Division South Asia, with General Motors, Germany. He said, he was trying to contact me, the number given in the google search page is long dead, and wanted to talk to me, and the email was titled Om Nama Shivaya (Inviting you for Spiritual Discourse @ Germany), this is the mail –
Respected Sri Ramakrishnan Swami Ji
Om Nama Shivaya
My humble parnams to you. It’s my pleasure to join with you for your spiritual discourses in view of Indian community peoples who are staying in Germany .We are planning to organize your spiritual discourses in Germany,in the month of April from 2nd week 2016 for 10 days to propagate & promote guru bhakthi & spirituality to lead peace full life .As i am staunch devotee of your’s meet you twice at Rishikesh to get your blessings,in this regards to give awareness of vedic values & your spirituality,the members of Indian community peoples of Germany requested me to invite you to Germany to give spiritual discourses on Vedanata & Upanishad .In this regards i am very happy to invite you for this great noble cause. If you have free dates means i can give date confirmation to asthikas & members about your presence in this great spiritual cause because you are having great knowledge on vedas & upanishad to give best to the humanity.It is H H Kanchi Maha Periyavaa & great saints s sankalpa that i have been connected with you to serve the humanity through you.
Your spiritual discourses will set the tone perfect in Germany.We expect more audience for over all days to listen your discourses & to get your blessings.With grace of H H Kanch Maha Periyavaa ,the guru sambavana will be given for your noble & spiritual services towards humanity. We are hoping as a means of giving back to the world and mentoring and motivating aspiring youngsters about your
(Vedic & Spiritual )knowledge. I am overwhelmed by the impact you are making in the lives of every one both young old.
On behalf of members of Germany,it is my pleasure to invite you to Germany.The spiritual discourses will be in different cities of Germany( Venue details will be mailed to you shortly). It would be my honor to have you presence on this auspicious occasion. It is also an opportunity to give my parnams to you in this occasion. I do hope that you will be able to confirm your dates to this invitation to proceed.
1. Taking Care Of Entire Travel & Accommodation
2. Giving respectable hospitality
3. Giving separate villa accommodation
4. Giving respect in all means
5. Arranging works & consultation to facilitate
Expected your Valuable Suggestion & Reply to Follow.I am trying to speaking you but i could not able
to connect you ,kindly send you reachable to number to speak.
In The Service Of My Guru’s
General Manager – Export Division
General Motors Ltd
“Great souls who had gained divine power had, with their Jnana Dhrishti, seen wonderful scenes which we cannot see and have described the Divine Murthis they had seen. They heard wonderful sounds which we cannot hear and had given them to us as Mantras .”
-“H H Kanchi Paramacharya”
And so, when I saw this mail in the evening, thought nothing else, and mailed him with the proper cell phone number, as there was suddenly a frequent surge in the website traffic from Germany, which I thought was the reason behind the mail. The MISTAKE, the email came from someone claiming himself as the GM, but the letter is full of grammatical and spelling mistakes. And the mail says, he had taken blessings from me in rishikesh twice, and I am a person who does not generally forget, and to forget a person whom I had seen twice :). But, skeptical mailed my passport details (scanned images) to him.
The next day, I received a call from, WAIT, INDIA and not from Germany, saying this fellow (I am referring to GSV), who said he had come to India for an auction, this is a very big coincidence and the fellow didn’t think to tell me in his early mail about this. MISTAKE, And, coincidence is something which I do not believe in, not just because of the samskara of the spy novels read. But I should give him his due credit, he spoke a very chaste tamil brahminical language, talking about taking care of his parents, who are in Germany along with him, and father at 80+ taking care of himself, doing sandhyavandana and rudra etc, this is the rule, when you are spinning lies we should stay close to the reality, maybe his poor father was all this, I feel sorry for this old man, such a thief for a son. And another MISTAKE he made here was to stress on the GURU DAKSHINA part, when I said (and as I always say) clearly “I am not for Sale”, in no less words.
And in between the call he said there was another call coming in from Germany, and cut me and took 2/3 minutes before calling me again. And this was MISTAKE, as I have never been treated by any of the disciples (and this fellow calling himself my ardent disciple), who do sometimes call me, when they call me it was talking to me that was most important than anything else.
And here comes the main plot, it was like the lion waiting for the prey, it was all in the waiting (as they say ‘the secret is, the waiting’). In the evening he called me and said, he had applied for the car which has come for the auction under my name, just quoting ‘swamiji’ and after the auction, the head Director or whoever he is, asked him about this “swamiji” for which when he described about me, that other person was very happy to transfer the already auctioned car as “spiritual service” to my name. And this car had all the goodies packed. But, I had no use for a car, but he was hell-bend to get it for me, as the deal was very attractive. Now he said, since even the registration is not done, I could do it in rishikesh, or Chennai or anywhere in india. And on a passing note, said he has sent the details of my passport to the travel desk. He has the knack of improvising on his lies. MISTAKE, promising to get me schengen (misspelled by him as shenzen) “spiritual” Visa (whatever that means), for three years, from Germany, who I hear are very strict in distributing Visa, even for a week’s stay (hear, they give Visa for the stipulated duration necessary, even it be a 5/6 days visa). MISTAKE, selling the goods to a person who is not interested in / does not want, and trying to play with / feed on the greed, when one does not feel any, is a bad move. He sent me a mail with the description for the car, which was too organized, and with specifics. The Mail –
Respected Sri Ramakrishnan Swami Ji
My parnams to you. With grace of god & great saints ,to the reference to our telephonic conversation regarding the depreciation book value car details are given below for your reference.The below said car has been used by my R&D,in this regards the said car auctioned internally in deprecation book value today As this car is best in all means ,so i thought this car will be more useful in all means for your spiritual services.
The Chevrolet Sail Hatch Back 1.5 TDCi LS details are given below
1. Chevrolet Sail Hatch Back 1.5 TDCi LS (Diesel) A/C fully loaded ( Self Start)
2. Manufactured Date 2015 Dec T/R ,T/C Reg up to April 4th 2016
3. Factory Edition fully loaded ( Fitted with all accessories includes LCD)
4. Insurance & Life Tax Till Date
5. Extended Warranty applicable up to 2018 Jan Including Oil Services (Only Applicable in Authorized Chevrolet Workshops All Over India)
6. Km Driven 1,200/- Approximate 18 Km Per Ltr Diesel With A/C
7. Metallic Red depreciation book INR 78,878/-Only Inclusive all taxes
8. ABX Both Air Bags,Theft Ala ram,Rear View Cam (Safety) with GPS facility
9 New Number Registration NOC Cleared
10. T/R T/C Registered Validity April 4th 2016.
It is god & great saints sankalapam only about this car to your spiritual services,
Note: T/R ( Temporary Registration Applicable for new number registration)
T/C ( Trade certificate validate with life tax & full insurance coverage
Expecting Your Valuable Suggestion & Advice
In The Service Of My Guru’s
General Manager – Export Division
General Motors Ltd
When I said, during this discussion that I was looking for a place in Tamilnadu, he immediately, even Lord Shiva whom the scriptures call Ashutosha (one who is easily pleased and bestows the boons, but in his case I think I should translate it as one who makes the others happy quickly), will not be that fast, came up with two residential plots, one 7 grounds (1 ground = 2400 sp ft) fully compounded and with coconut trees, in pudukottai and the other 4 grounds in hosur , close to Bangalore, and promised to talk to his brother who is a devotee of Amritananda Mayi and works In the library there in the Ashram.
The next day morning I received the confirmation text message SMS for the plot (7 grounds) in pudukottai, which his brother was ready to donate, and no conditions (SMS as sent – Hari om my anna is very happy to gve land fr ur spiritual services as contribution there is no conditions. With parnams). And, he called me saying that this car is a very good offer, and asked to consider it for my spiritual service. I said I don’t want to waste money in useless purchase. He said if money was the matter, he will discuss the matter with the officer and see whatever could be done. I said it is nothing important for me. When he again said about the money I will get while I will comeback from Germany, I told him clearly, I am not selling Shastra, I print and give the books free of cost, he interjected and said, we should not do this there, though there are some people like him who have devotion, if it falls on the wrong hands it will loose its value, so we should keep a price, for which I told him I am talking about the first case and not the latter case. He immediately said, first, he did not have too many luggage and therefore could carry some books along, I told I do not have a lot of copies left, for this our Ashutosha GSV said, it is easier to print the books there than carrying it. And we can get the copies, if the number not more than 10000, in less than 24 hours.
Again in the evening he persisted with the same offer for the car, and wanted me to part with a down-payment of Rs. 10878 within next morning and the rest can be paid later, once I return from there. And also he offered to help to raise funds for the car. This was it, people who know me, know this, I have not asked for anything from anyone, even when they ask me. And begging for a car is ridiculous. MISTAKE N+1, when one cons somebody, would not leave any footprints, at least on the internet. To think all the Swamis are idiots, is the height of ignorance. I checked his credibility on the net and do you know what our Google Baba came up with
Though I came up with this link a day earlier, since I am not in facebook thought I will not be able to access this page, but when I tried today, PRESTO
A similar letter to the one that was sent to me, with all the same mistakes, but instead of Shiva and others, it was Krishna and others here. And this was the final nail in the coffin. And, I checked his number in Truecaller App, his number points to Andrapradesh Docomo, the number being – 8143288264.
And when the fellow called me the next day, he just asked me if I am interested in the car, when I said NO, he cut the phone line.
I am not going to cyber crime or any other authorities, because they already have handfuls of cases, and these people thrive until there are greedy people around, which is always :). This too is an equation of Demand and Supply. And now you know, the MISTAKE I was referring to was the ones he made.
And finally, GSV or whoever you are, you are very good but you should understand, I grew-up in Rishikesh among many great con-artists – the Babas of all religions, race, creed.. :). Do you even know the father of this scam or what it is called, check for ‘chikli scam’ or ‘CEO scam’. And finally, we are teaching great many things which even google God does not know about.