“It is not possible to identify these human chameleons by their outward appearance, but actually, how dangerous these people are! They are veritable demons in human framework.
Now, according to natural law, no truth is suppressed forever. It must come to light some day — it comes out indirectly from the sinners’ mouths. One of the characteristics of human psychology is this: though one may try to keep a secret, saying, “I will not disclose it. I will not reveal it. No, no, I will not divulge it,” one day in an unguarded moment it will surely come out of one’s mouth.
It is often found that a gentleman has managed to keep a secret to himself; but the same person, after drinking a bottle of wine, reveals everything in his drunken state. I knew a leader of a certain religious community who in his normal mood used to speak little. But in an abnormal mood, that is, after drinking some liquor, he would say openly before me, “I don’t believe in casteism” — the community he belonged to did not support idol worship and casteism* but did believe in ritual sacrifices — “but I will certainly marry my sons and daughters within my own Kayastha caste. I don’t believe in so-called gods and goddesses, but since I cannot find a suitable husband for my daughter, I secretly worship Lord Satyana’ra’yan’a [as an idol].” He revealed everything under the spell of liquor. Thus the truth is always revealed in an unguarded moment; it never remains suppressed.
[* See also p. 53. -Trans.]
So those people whom I have called human chameleons, before the truth finally comes out, will have recourse to some new means of hoodwinking the people. They will switch over to a sentiment different from the one which they were previously using (using to pursue their self-interest at the expense of the people’s interest). Now, in switching over to a new sentiment, one needs a little cunning.
This switch-over is called “metamorphosed sentimental strategy“. ” – Sarkar, Prabhat Ranjan, 28 March 1982, Calcutta, Eledit 6, 2001, The Liberation of Intellect, Discourse 10, An Ideology For A New Generation
“Those who have harmed humanity have various natures, and by now you have already understood those types of people. It is a bit hard to identify those human chameleons who change their sentiments in order to exploit humanity more. Sometimes they shift their ground from one geo-sentiment to another geo-sentiment, sometimes from a geo-sentiment to a socio-sentiment, or from one socio-sentiment to another socio-sentiment. They are adept at everything.” – Sarkar, Prabhat Ranjan, 28 March 1982, Calcutta, Eledit 6, 2001, The Liberation of Intellect, Discourse 10, An Ideology For A New Generation
“The human chameleons who use socio-sentiments or geo-sentiments, can also be easily detected in the light of [practice of] proto-psycho-spirituality.” – Sarkar, Prabhat Ranjan, 28 March 1982, Calcutta, Eledit 6, 2001, The Liberation of Intellect, Discourse 10, An Ideology For A New Generation
“Take, for instance, those for whom religion is the stock-in-trade. They may do many things that may seriously jeopardize the entire spiritual world. Because of their anti-spiritual misdeeds the affected people might become apathetic to spirituality. Thus the disease, though fundamentally psychic, has some direct relevance to the material world and also to the spiritual world. The demoniacal human beings of this type are not only depriving their fellow humans of their physical wealth, or deceiving them in the psychic sphere, they are also depriving them of their precious spiritual treasure.
Just consider for a moment what enormous refuse these people are bearing with them. These people with defective mentality, who are wallowing in geo-sentiment, socio-sentiment, or ordinary humanistic sentiment, have not done any good to society, nor can they do so in future. They do not have any such capacity. A strong determination must be taken to rectify them. And when you take such a determination to rectify them and act accordingly, you will notice that those who refuse to be rectified will be destroyed — they will be completely annihilated.
Such people attempt to cover their harmful or defective sentiments under a veil of hypocrisy. This concealing mentality is one aspect of hypocrisy. Consider, for instance, the case of vocal revolutionaries. They talk glibly of revolution outwardly, but in their heart of hearts, they want to avoid revolution. They say one thing openly, but they do just the opposite in practical life. It is very hard to identify such gilded human chameleons.” – Sarkar, Prabhat Ranjan, 22 March 1982, Calcutta, Eledit 6, 2001, The Liberation of Intellect, Discourse 9, Awakened Consciousness
“[...] it requires some knowledge of human behaviour to identify those people who are difficult to detect. ” – Sarkar, Prabhat Ranjan , 22 March 1982, Calcutta , Eledit 6 , 2001, The Liberation of Intellect , Discourse 9, Awakened Consciousness
“Suppose you collected certain knowledge through study, but the knowledge thus collected is defective. Those people who are motivated by geo-sentiments have been harming society in countless ways. You cannot identify such people through your defective knowledge; you cannot detect those human chameleons. So what is the solution? They will certainly continue to follow the path of vice; they are sure to harm others.
If you alone are personally harmed by those people, if you alone are persecuted, humiliated, or exploited, it does not matter much. But if a whole social group is affected, that cannot be ignored. You will have to identify such reactionary forces in the society, such vocal revolutionaries who claim to be socio-economico-political reformists, but who actually befool the people by adopting such pseudo-reformist, pseudo-humanistic strategies. You will have to recognize them all.
When you fail through study to detect those pseudo-revolutionaries, those who are depriving the masses of the minimum necessities of life, what will you do? You will have to identify them. You will have to analyse each and everything in the proper perspective. Until you come to a clear conclusion after proper analysis, you cannot rescue the people from the tightening noose of exploitation. Here the importance of study is tremendous — you will have to do it. You cannot afford to shut the pages of your books and remain like frogs in the well. You must enlarge your mental horizons and move ahead by shattering all social bondages.” – Sarkar, Prabhat Ranjan, 22 March 1982, Calcutta, Eledit 6, 2001, The Liberation of Intellect, Discourse 9, Awakened Consciousness
“The second type [of the two types of people who create distortions among humanity] of people are knowingly and deliberately working with pseudo-humanistic strategy; I have described them as “human chameleons” — those who know how to change their colours frequently.” – Sarkar, Prabhat Ranjan, 29 March 1982, Calcutta, Eledit 6, 2001, The Liberation of Intellect, Discourse 11, Neohumanism Is The Ultimate Shelter
“The Second Type [of the two types of people who create distortions among humanity. i.e. human chameleons]
But those who knowingly follow the pseudo-humanistic strategy and refuse to be rectified, will become more extreme. When they discover that all their strategies have been detected and nothing is secret anymore, then they will grow desperate. Through the mass media at their disposal they will utilize all their verbiage, all their abilities, all the weapons they possess — because there is no other way out. Perhaps they may have some faint desire to rectify themselves — but if they do they will realize how black was their entire past and that according to the standards of Neohumanism they are no better than false gold. And it is certain that when conscious people recognize their true nature, they will fling them into the dustbin of history without remorse. ” – Sarkar, Prabhat Ranjan, 29 March 1982, Calcutta, Eledit 6, 2001, The Liberation of Intellect, Discourse 11, Neohumanism Is The Ultimate Shelter