Please be advised that the following post is my view on the topic, and I am not pointing a finger at any individual person whom you believe is a true Yogi/Sadhu/God men. I am presenting my personal perspective on this topic.
“Not all people are same, some are real some are just good actors”
Me and you both are in search of our true self, our roots, the real meaning of our life. We have asked this question to our self, to our elder’s, to the priest’s in temple’s or any worship places we have been but still we did not find a clear answer. So finally we gave up and surrendered our self to the new generation con-men of our society who take help of our weakness and make it their own strength. Which resulted in a start of a generation where these Baba’s started Raping girls, making money from poor people’s hard earned money, some started purchasing properties, Cars, and many other things, all under the name of showing you or answering your so called “complex questions about true meaning of our soul” which you have not yet found for yourself. Having millions of dollars worth of cash, properties, investments, These so called ‘BABA’s’ take an important part of your brain which is the Subconscious mind and play tricks on it. By showing fake miracles, speaking godly words and phrases, taking non-sense and made-up meanings of an original context of a literature, and at the end of the day you claim to have seen a ‘God’ in that fake person.
History of this world had some wonderful and enlightened souls such as Buddha, Jesus, Sai Baba, Swami Vivekananda etc. who impacted the world in a beautiful manner, a true eye awakening moment for the people living on this planet. Then there were some prominent saints too, such as Sant Tukaram, Eknath, Namdev who lived in 16th century India who devoted their entire life in search of God and wrote beautiful poems, verses, books and various articles on the real meaning of god and most importantly stressed on an important part of “helping others” as a first duty of a person towards god. Never did these pure souls took a single penny from people attending their “Satsang”(A meeting in which saints share their knowledge with people). But things have changed, and it gave rise to Business minded baba’s making money out of something which is so basic as Yoga or as “complex” as an explanation of your soul. The mere need of getting answers from someone who knows anything about our true duties, present life, afterlife, how to wash away sins etc. gave rise to ‘God Business’. Isn’t the term a bit harsh to read and realize the reality? Also, does it present a hysterical irony that the person who claims to wash away your sins is committing a bigger sin by selling his knowledge, products, books, Ganga’s holy water, photos of god’s, bracelets and necklaces having photos of God? To be frank, I don’t believe in the concept of “Personal God”, those who are hearing this word for the first time, I will present a small explanation.
Personal God is a term which is used when people take their own concept of God and follow them blindly excluding all other types and forms of God. These people don’t believe in 1 common God but in billions of separate forms. Like a person who believes to be a follower of Lord Shiva will not believe or follow other person’s god-like Lord Jesus or Lord Buddha. This is what I refer to as Personal God. The common Psychology behind having a need to follow one particular type of god is because the human mind cannot believe in something which he cannot see, that is why the concept of God being everywhere and in every individual does not get followed by many people and we end up choosing our own form of God. I asked a person who was a follower of Lord Shiva that why did he choose him, Did he like the way he meditates or Did he like the background history of how he was created, the explanation he gave, made me realize how hilarious the world is. He said that my parents said that I should follow him, and once he had gone to a church with his friends and his parents got mad at him and told him not to follow any other religion other than our own.
The reason I am discussing the topic of personal god and different religion is because deep down that is the real reason for racial discrimination, riots in the name of religion, wars, and discrimination of religion.
And these con-men take help of our weakness and turn their small investment of few hundred rupees into crores of Indian rupees.
I guess the search for a true yogi is looking in a mirror, maybe read some good books and question the reality of the world and become more self-aware of our true self by helping people who need us.