My Spiritual Aspirations

Sunday, September 1, 2013

Narayan, Narayan, Narayan... Hari Om, Hari Om... Indian police have arrested Sant Shri Asaram Bapuji merely on the basis of accusations of sexual assault made against him by a 16-year-old girl! Unbelievable! This sheer calumny is unquestionably the most conspicuous symptom of the degeneration of Indian culture and civilization. The only good thing that has come to the fore during this controversy is to what great extent the two main political parties and the police force fear and protect godmen like Bapuji. This intimation has been highly inspiring as I myself have been contemplating of becoming a Guru Ma. Spirituality is a highly lucrative business as opposed to blogging, which is all hard work sans pecuniary benefits.

I have an atheist friend who says all godmen and godwomen who believe that they are God or His emissaries are psychopaths. This feels like a stab in my kidney because many times I have confided in him my desire of becoming a spiritual guru.


Just like the anti-Hindu media, my friend also gets hyper at the mention of Asaram Bapuji. "Should parents be allowed to take their underage children to the dens of psychopathic megalomaniacs?" he asks. "Right now we can't blame the parents of the 16-year-old as there is no law against putting one’s child in harm’s way in this manner."

This scared me for it seemed possible that just as the death of a Delhi girl compelled the lawmakers to make tougher laws against sex crimesagainst Indian tradition of fearing and respecting men and their masculinityand the murder of Narendra Dabholkar got the anti-black magic and anti-superstition ordinance clearedagainst the Indian traditions of respecting superstitionsthis mental girl from Shajahanapur might propel the government to make laws criminalizing the acts of exposing children to godmen. And this fear was corroborated by my friend:

"It is a common practice among discerning parents all over the world not to allow their underage kids to consume tobacco, drugs, alcohol, or watch violent and sexual content. Similarly, children should also be protected from the harmful effects of insane godmen."

"What is harmful?" I asked.

"Harmful means adverse, bad, baleful, baneful, calamitous, cataclysmic, catastrophic, consumptive, corroding, corrupting, crippling, damaging, deleterious, destructive, detrimental, dire, disadvantageous, disastrous, evil, harassing, hurtful, incendiary, injurious, inimical, internecine, malefic, malicious, malignant, menacing, mischievous, murderous, nocuous, noxious, painful, pernicious, pestiferous, pestilential, risky, ruinous, sinful, sinister, subversive, toxic, undermining, unhealthy, unsafe, unwholesome, and virulent." Gosh! It looked like he had memorized a thesaurus, and he didn't stop at that.

"If it is proved that Asaram Bapu had touched the minor girl inappropriately, even if to rid her of evil spirits, the best way his lawyers could save him would be by insanity plea. They could defend him claiming that he was suffering from mental health problem known as megalomania, so he should not be held responsible for his actions." How absurd.

"Scientific study of megalomania is still in its nascent stage. Megalomaniacs are usually charming, charismatic, narcissistic, power-hungry, vain, and no doubt also intelligent. They exude self-confidence and have illusions of grandiosity." Hmm...sounds like me.

"According to the neurologists, some people have dysfunctional amygdala. Amygdala, which is situated behind our eyebrows, deep in the neocortex in the temporal and frontal lobes, is responsible for psychopathic tendencies. From the two percent of the world's population that suffer from this ailment, the most cunning and intelligent ones become godmen. More research is needed to understand their minds. It would be of great service to humanity if these godmen posthumously donated their bodies, with brains intact, for scientific research.

"Once someone is above 18 years of age, he or she, being responsible for his or her own life, should be free to follow any godman. They should be as free to believe the flagrant lies of any of the godmen, godwomen, gurus, gurumas, babas, swamis, pandits, priests, or maulavis, as to enjoy tobacco, alcohol, and marijuana, but it would be better if we protected our under-age children from the harmful effects."

Harmful? I didn't ask aloud this time. Narayan, Narayan, Narayan... Hari Om, Hari Om... What an obnoxious bunch of people these atheists are. Another famous atheist Richard Dawkins says that forcing a religion on one's children is as bad as child abuse.

Meanwhile, I have been memorizing quotable quotes from the texts of the major religions to get started in the business of spirituality. I feel frustrated doing ordinary things in life because I know I have a higher calling. After becoming a Guru Ma, my first job would be to rid the devilish spirits residing in the body of my atheist friend.

Related:
Source of the scientific facts attributed to the atheist friend - Psychology Today: Engineering the Brain
DNA: Asaram Bapu: A guru of controversies
OPEN MAGAZINE: The dark side of Asaram Bapu
THE WASHINGTON POST: India's Godmen face questions about wealth

24 comments:

  1. Guru Ma Giribala, you are awesome.
    It is very difficult to prove molestation charges. We may never know what actually happened . I only hope it will deter other sexual predators.

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    1. Thanks Alka! These Godmen seem to be happy to court controversies!

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  2. I wouldn't go near these crazy gurus even if my life depended on it. I've never understood the charm of these godmen. And this guy looks positively looney. Giribala ma, I must say it is a very profitable profession though. You are on the right path to money :).

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    1. Looney and arrogant! He is getting his dues though :-)

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  3. We are blind ,deaf and dumb.
    Why are so idiotic in not understanding of a facade having been created?
    Each one of has an opinion on issues relating to the God men.
    But,does it not worry any one of the reason and tricks Assaram has employed to be out of policy's reach?
    Was he being protected by politicians?By police?Where did he get billions worth of property?
    We never will get answers,more and more Babas will emerge regularly.
    You know,in Punjab,there is joke...ONLY TWO BUSINESSES ARE FLOURISHING..BABAS and DHABAS

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    1. The Dhabas satisfy our hunger and the Babas serve food for mind. Both can cause adverse effects if their quality is substandard.

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  4. There are two things i marvel at---our countrymen's gullibility(stupidity) and these scoundrels' maneuverability.So many followers--HOW???????????

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    1. Induji, even if we pulled all our hair out we would not get all the answers! We are complex organisms! You have studied psychology, so I won't dare to propound my half-baked ideas in front of you :-/

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    2. It is better not to try-- right?

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    3. In fact, scientists keep on trying and they have found explanations for many types of human feelings and emotions....

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  5. I see your got the picture from Satyanarayan Katha :D

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    1. Yes, I photoshopped it from a picture from your camera. I was waiting for you to find out :-)

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  6. We all love miracles and magic. Not only Indians but even foreigners. The truth about the divine cannot be given by such methods. Sages like Ramakrishna Paramhamsa, Saibaba of Shirdi, Ramanna Maharishi, Meerabai, Kabir, etc never propagated any kind of hatha yoga, meditation, magic, ashram building, fund collection, etc. No magic or miracles at all. Yes, we attribute miracles to sages. Just the way canonization is done for Christian saints.But that is something we cannot understand at all. Few people spoil the name of such great nation and spirituality. It is shameful to read such stuff where the so called babajis use their influence to destroy the essence of true spirituality. God bless you, Giribala!Keep on writing.

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    1. Well said, Krishna Rao! Instead of enlightenment, these Babas and Gurus spread ignorance and confusion.

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  7. Devi Giribala ji,
    I myself am contemplating becoming a guru. Let me know if you are interested in a joint venture.

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    1. Sure Amit ji! There are enough sheep for all wannabe shepherds :-|

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  8. Jai Giribala Ma ki :) perfect profession as these gurus enjoy protection, loyal fan following, money and lots of sex :)

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    1. That was succinct! What more would a simple person like me want in life!

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  9. Internet represents a new frontier for the fraud..er..Spiritual Leaders. To get a headstart change your name to Blogeshwari Mata then setup each click on Jai Mata Blogeswari to sync with a Paypal money transfer. Maybe advertise a 'Google Suraksha Kawach' to save people from getting the dreaded 'no result' found. Ah the opportunities........

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    1. Thanks! Very helpful advice. I will try to follow it :-)

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  10. Jai Mata Giri Bala Ji ki. After you take up this 'profession',you can start an orientation programme for all your blogger friends.

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    1. Usha ji, on the other hand, I will need your expert advice to expand the business :-|

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  11. My, you are beautiful; all those rays and halo :) -pustervik

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    1. Yeah, that's my inner beauty radiating. Only pure souls can see it :-|

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