Treasure Island

Rm.Shanmugam Chettiar.

(June 15,1942 / Aravayal, karaikudi, Tamil Nadu, South India)


Marketing determines success.
Maneuvering promotes success.
Swamis are not an exception.
Intelligent swamis amass wealth.

People being insecure seek faith.
Progressive in knowledge though they’re,
Regressive they are in action
And run to swamis for faith healing.

Luminaries and millionaires
Prostrated in front of Baba,
Whose philanthropic arm reached out
Beyond the scope of Andhra State.

He projected himself as selfless,
Transparent and minimalistic
With a magic power to redress
Miseries of multitudes across.

He died before he timed his death.
He died in the intensive care.
He died without naming an heir.
He exposed himself in his death.

Gossips were there in early days
That with some women devotees
He had had secrecy and with some
Men devotees he had privacy.

Gold, silver, cash worth millions
Uncovered from his private cells
Are enough to put him behind bar.
He knew he’d not be there to see.

As long as I live in the world
I should live as much in comfort
And have as much sway on people
By any means, each swami’s whim is.


Submitted: Wednesday, August 31, 2011
Edited: Wednesday, August 31, 2011
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