Tuesday, May 18, 2010

God-men!

Read about all these self-styled Godmen on wiki. None of them have a clean record. Yet I wonder why millions of people from all over the world visit them, spend time and money on them and then do all sort of stupid things with them. Are people so wandered off from their beliefs that they need another "man" to lead them to "God?" I, for one was always warned by my father since my childhood to beware of people who showered their blessings on you only if you donate to their cause. Why should I bribe Godmen to reach God? Is it not enough that I already bribe God directly? How difficult is it for people to see through the scheme's of these people, especially when you have a PhD, a grad degree, etc? I can see poor people reaching out to anyone who will give them a helping hand but rich people with secure families giving up their life for a causeless cause? I do not get it at all.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Swami_Premananda_of_Trichy
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Swami_Nithyananda_(Dhyanapeetam)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kalki_Bhagavan
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mata_Amritanandamayi
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sathya_Sai_Baba

I am just listing out people from my religion but I am very sure that there are black sheep's everywhere.

2 comments:

Megha Bansal said...

I think it has to do with the mind's weakness. Because the mind thinks there is a human who can help them. It can be pretty satisfying to see a human form to God. That's what I think.
I think a good orator can be a "God-Man".

Anu Russell said...

I agree that most of these God Men are good orators because people get captivated by their words and begin to believe them. But then again I wonder, don't these people have friends? If any of my good friends fall into such a trap I would tease the crap out of them!