All views expressed herein are my own, and do not reflect those of the God, Satan, Harry Potter or Justin Beiber. Just saying.
The above photo is that of a “godly” couple, magnificently named, Divine Light Sri Jimmy Nagputhra (Yogiraj) and Sri Gururani Nagkanya (Yogini). They were born Parsi-Zorastrians, calling themselves Divine Lights in serpent avatars. These are just one of the many “God-People” that entice followers in to their charm (get it, snake charmers? Never mind).
The above pair is only one of the innumerable religious organizations that proliferate in the world. To quote Khuswant Singh, “There are many other self-styled bhagwans (gods), swamis (lords), rishis (sages), maharishis (great sages), acharyas (teachers) and sants (saints) and gurus who have larger followings. It is not possible to make an estimate of the number of their followers because wildly exaggerated claims are made by each holy man. But it can be assumed that most religious Hindus and Sikhs (together making 85 per cent of the population of India) and some Moslems, Christians and Parsis as well, pay homage to one live saint or the other whom they regard as God incarnate.”
Individuals who are able to produce stuff from thin air (disproved by YouTube of course), who claim to have a direct connection with God, something us lesser mortals strive to achieve apparently, and many such more are classified as God-men. This means they are better than you. They can speak to God but you can’t. They have special powers, and you don’t. They can have sexual relations with multiple women, and when you do it, you are scorned upon. Traditionalism and what not. They get freaking tax benefits and you don’t. Let’s face it. They are a helluva lot better than any of us.
This should bring back all those train memories for all my fellow Bombaykars. When somebody says, all you need is faith and everything can be solved in 11 hours or less, it has to be a record of some sort. No? Down with western medicine. Who are these fools aspiring to be doctors and trying to save humanity, when all you need is faith. Apparently, evangelists thrive on faith. They can cure polio with faith. Stomach cancer is a thing of the past. You people working for a cure for cancer. You had your solution all along. Benny Hinn comes to mind. Cancer begone. And lo and behold, the cancer goes away.
In all honesty, I want to completely place the blame on these pseudo-saints. Miracle workers, if I may. But, with a heavy heart, I have to place a part of the blame on the people supporting them, both financially and “spiritually”. If it weren’t for you people, these crimes, there, I said it, wouldn’t happen. You wouldn’t be swindled and such activities would be nipped in the bud. But, no. We need to know the true meaning of life. Nobody can teach you the meaning of life. It’s for you to figure out on your own. Going in the middle of the Himalayas and seeking moksha. Stupidity. Going to the Himalayas to enjoy the serene beauty that nature has to offer. Priceless.
If you want to live life, spend it with someone you love and someone who loves you. Smile a little everyday. Be happy and make everyone around you happy. Enjoy what you do and don’t regret anything you do. Just be ready to face whatever life has to offer you.
Did I just try to explain the meaning of life here? Did I, unknowingly, become a God-Man? If you think so, donations are now accepted. Check and Cash only. Donations can be made in the name of
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Sada Sukhi Raho (Forever be peaceful)