In 1938, Lekhraj Kripalani was 54 years old. Therefore, in 1936 he was 52 and 48 when he started holding his satsangs in 1932. By all accounts, his wife Yashoda was pretty simple but, according to Lawrence Babbs, it was through her Vallabhacharya religious sect that Kripalani was first inspired. They had had their children quite late which suggests either a healthy, ongoing or at least Kripalani's own enthusiasm for it.
In the same year, the attractive and alluring Radhi Pokardas Rajwani was 22, and his wife 45
. It is not clear just which year Om Radhe actually joined the Yugya. We are told variously that she was 17, 16, or even 14 when she joined but bear in mind that in India at that time the age difference between spouses was sometimes even greater and child wives were even more common.
Let's also bear in mind that during this period, Lekhraj Kripalani was passing himself off as Prajapati God Brahma, Krisha and the sermoniser of the Gits etc ... there is no mention of God Shiva until after 1950.
So let be honest, how would any tired out but loving wife feel at being rejected as being an current and eternal partner and all her 50 something husband's attentions fall onto a 20 something, far more intelligent and attractive woman? Are you suggesting Yasoda was not human and did not have feelings?
Of course, in India women are worth less than nothing. Perhaps she was grateful to have him off her back, perhaps she was mortified by his claims of godhood, the seances, the community's reaction etc ... to say it "must have been difficult for her" is a massive understatement. She probably hid and was grateful to be away from it all.
I was told, it may even be written somewhere I cannot remember right now, that there was even a marriage ceremony between Lekhraj and Radhi albeit "symbolic". They certainly dressed up as Emperor and Empress and sat together.
Now, I am not suggesting that there was anything physical between Kripalani and Radhi Rajwani. A bond or exchange of energy does not need to be physical to exist. However, on the basis of my own experience in this area, I would Kripalani spiritual or emotional cut off and divorced her and that women, especially, are sensitive to such breaking of bonds. Frankly, unless she was glad to get rid of him, I think it must have killed her.
The saddest thing, as usually, is that seeking the religion of truth is forbidden by the BKWSU. Even the discussion of truth is disallowed.
Just how we are going to build an Age of Truth on lies is beyond me.
I hear Madhuban is in the process of both re-writing the Murlis to remove all the anomalies and re-writing yet another "official" history now that Adi Dev has been proven to be false. Constructing another truth.
Is there any hope on the horizon of it being real and a mature one this time? How are the Saligram team's effort getting on?