Tuesday, 26 April 2011

Something to chew over

I can’t explain the feeling when I saw Sachin Tendulkar break down and cry in front of Sathya Sai Baba. I am not a believer of this man. It’s hard to put in words what I feel about the way Sachin broke down. How much strong must be his faith? How much must be the connection or attachment he feels towards Baba? What could have probably instilled this kind of an immense faith in Sachin?
While I think about this, many questions are pounding my head. List of questions
Ø  What draws people to saints (if ‘saint’ is the right word, or GOD men or just whatever) like these?
Ø  How come predominantly only the rich people get drawn to them?
Ø  If these men were indeed GOD, why is there still so much suffering on earth?
Ø  How do people feel like believing these people after seeing the video footages of unimaginable sexual indulgence/political involvements? How strong must their faith be that they call any allegation against their guru a mere hoax play of the media?
Ø  Is spirituality a lucrative career in India?
While I am still thinking, you guys can think too. Catch you soon with something interesting.


  1. I agree. It is indeed surprising and weird for so many powerful and famous to be such blind followers of the so called "Babas". The no of followers is shocking and whats more shocking is the amount of coverage given in the newspapers about the "Baba". Why can't people see how luxurious a life these godmen lead! They have every luxury at their dispense. As my mother aptly put it "No man can be God. There can be men who are godly in nature" and we do not see any such men now. The "real" Saibaba led such a simple life, survived over alms given by people and wore torn, old clothes and refused any kind of luxury and refrained from worldly pleasures. I would call him a man with "godly nature"....still not God...

  2. An article very close to this one...nice read: http://in.news.yahoo.com/blogs/opinions/godman-blessing-sportsman-curse-065427642.html

    I happened to come across this article....gives a very nice explanation of beliefs/non-beliefs...worth reading..http://indiauncut.com/iublog/article/whats-consolation-for-an-atheist/


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