Kamlesh D. Patel a été confirmé comme le nouveau Président de la Shri Ram Chandra Mission et le quatrième Maître spirituel du Sahaj Marg dans un Sahaj Sandesh en date du mardi 23 décembre et le Comité de travail de la Mission a pris acte de cet état de fait.
Il a pris la parole le même jour : premier discours du nouveau maître, à la demande du secrétaire général US Bajpai. Extraits :
"(... ) Harmony. Harmony is sadly lacking in our Mission. We must promise to him now at least, let’s not have any more differences. Differences are good, they are great, but they should not be escalated to the level of dislikes and hatred towards each other. We are brothers and sisters. (...) There’s a greater unity among thieves, but it is unfortunate that spiritual beings who are in search of God don’t remain united. It is unfortunate that they still hanker after name and fame; they want to portray every little credit.
(...) He used to say, “I need no money from anyone,” although all his life he was misunderstood that he invited only the rich people. It is a shameful thing to speak about your Master like that. How many rich people were there, or are here today who spent time with Master in his last days, in the last few years? (...) I gave these examples only to show you that if you at all had these ideas about Master, please remove them. It is a sin even to think like that, but sometimes we think like that because we don’t get to enter the gate. Out of anger we may think like that, and if we as abhyasis continue to have that anger, what sort of abhyasis are we? (...)"
Malgré cela, on sait toujours aussi peu de choses sur le successeur de Chari. En attendant que sa biographie paraisse, on peut relire : Le portrait de Kamlesh Patel se précise.