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Plagiarism and Sai Baba

Dennis J. Hanish

Dear All,

The purpose here is to review my previous postings concerning the plagiarism of SSB and give newly discovered instances of his plagiarism.

In the book, Bliss Divine by Swami Sivanada, (Divine Live Society, 1997, 5th Edition, p. 395), I found the following quote: "The world is yourself, therefore Love All, Serve All, be kind to all, embrace all...."

In the prefatory section called "Four Hundred Sayings of Swami Sivanada" of the book entitled, Swami Sivanada: Twentieth Century Saint by Indrajat Sharma, (Divine Life Society, 1997, p. xxii), is the following quote: "He who is desireless is the richest man of the world."

The quotes "Work is Worship" and "Be Good, Do Good" are mottoes of Sivananda’s that are all over the place in his writings. These go back to at least the 1950s if not 1940s.

From the Fall 2000 issue of Self-realization Magazine, page 13, I found the following quote:

"If there is righteousness in the heart, there will be beauty in the character;

If there is beauty in the character, there will be harmony in the home;

If there is harmony in the home, there will be order in the nation;

If there is order in the nation, there will be peace in the world."


Love, Dennis