More than BABAs’ and MAAs’


Disclaimer – Whatever you are going to read below is not meant to harm any one individual. It is not against anyone and it is my personal view. Don’t kill me for my views!!

It is that phase of life when you are busy with balancing professional and personal life. When you leave early for office and reach home late. Personal life is restricted to weekends, sometimes that too is questionable. Finding peace is difficult than finding fanny. And Alice! who the f**k is Alice becomes Life! What the F**K is life?

During this phase, and on a particular day, I sat on my Enfield by the road side and thought about how we are finding spirituality and peace through self-proclaimed BABAs and MAAs.
Someone is in Jail, someone is making movies, someone is in the process of going to Jail but is releasing videos of dancing around and others! Well others are either dead or on still around.

The real question I want to ask here is, what have we learnt from them? Are we more spiritual? Are we more tolerant? Are we more compassionate towards other humans.
If going to Guruji’s ashram or putting Guruji sticker on the car or getting the name tattooed doesn’t make you “Human”, what the hell are you doing in your life? This is an insult to the person whom you are following and to yourself. When was the last time you helped some stranger? Or did something for the society you live in?

I meet a lot of people in my daily life and observe a lot of people, I do not see any change. The followers seem to forget that real respect for your gurus is not in putting stickers or their photos in your rooms. It is about implementing those ideas in your life and be more passionate and tolerant. If you are not growing spiritually, what is the point of following someone. You are just a flaw.
A lot has changed during these years in India, what we wear, how we party, how we show off, our personalities, how we live, how much money we have and how we use it, the only thing that has not changed is, we refuse to grow our brains. We refuse to accept that everyone is equal. A guy who has a Jaguar may not show respect to a Pulsar guy. They will keep honking at each other on the road trying to literally kill each other on the road yet it’s amusing to see both having Guruji stickers on their vehicles.

Then we have art of living people, Osho people, Asaram followers, MSG followers, Radhe Maa followers, etc.. (I am sorry if I missed your name here, but get the pun).

We have so many Gurus around and the count of followers is in millions, yet we cannot live a simple life. Yet we are not satisfied with what we have and yet we try to choose the evil’s path to achieved all our desires. We are just not satisfied.

Every religion teaches us to love every human and treat everyone equally. If you can’t do that, you are a shame on that religion.

I personally respect all religions and sects but I refuse to follow anyone. Just because, I know I am not perfect but atleast I have a conscience on how to grow spiritually. Yes, I get frustrated! Yes, I abuse when I am frustrated but I know my limits and when to stop.

Get the hell out of that shell or bubble you live in! If you are a follower, follow the teachings and ideas, not the individual or a trend. Have some conscience and don’t harm anyone intentionally.

In the end, everyone dies.

Think about it!!

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Spirituality is a fashion!


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Remember those days when temples were the places to get some peace and attain some level of spiritualism. Once upon a time!… 

It happens still? Are you kidding me? 

Temples are a fashion now. They are like exhibitions and expos’ where people go to look around, picnic, Facebook check-in and what not!. Sure, some old guys and gals (Above 40) do go to seek peace in their lives. My post is based and targeting the generation, I belong to. It’s been 5 minutes in writing this post and already 5 friends on FB have checked in at Guruji Bade Madir, Akshardham and some babaji’s temple in Rishikesh. 

And then it is about putting Guruji stickers on the cars, huge crowds, deafening noise in the temples and recently the most shocking thing ever – Guruji Tattoos. I hope whoever this guy was, did not want his followers to do such thing. 

My encounter with Guruji and respective items began when my mom started visiting this temple with my aunt who is a follower. They say he was the incarnation of Lord Shiva. Ok! I will believe you only if you tell me which evil was destroyed by him. I hope you know what Trinity stands for? Brahma, Vishnu and Mahesh. 

I do not believe in idols, so for me Brahma – Parents (who give us life), Vishnu – our Righteousness and Shiva – our Conscience. If you can control and listen to all three, you have achieved spirituality.

But in the end, materialism takes over. See, I am not judging you but everyone needs to understand that fashion and showing off should have some limit. There are two types of youth I see today; one is rebellious, questioning who is God and the other are those who just go and pray. Those who pray are then divided into sub categories of those who follow the hype by others and it’s the majority. Only a handful pray for growing spiritually. Choose which one you want to be. Nothing is right or wrong. It’s about making a choice.

So coming back to the topic of Guruji. See, I have been to the temple but technically speaking, like all other temples, here also things are commercialized. I sat and observed. Keeping those handful aside who came looking for real answers. Others were busy clicking selfies, doing a check-in, discussing relatives, relationships and the rest had just come because I guessed they followed the hype.

While I was noting down (these points), a couple came and sat beside me. They were talking about who has checked-in on Facebook. I tired asking them why they come to this temple only to find that they had come because their friends had come here. And on Guruji, they said, he was an incarnation of Lord Shiva. While the talk was on, enters a girl who has a tattoo – Guruji (with his signature). When I asked them why they follow Guruji and not directly Shiva, they were all confused. Clearly, they had not seen what Guruji had done, it was all about word of mouth from one person to another. 

Pls note, here, I am not trying to tell you that he didn’t do anything, I am just trying to put through a thought that maybe he wanted you to live a simple life, attain spiritualism and be good to others. Clearly, he didn’t want you to commercialize his or Shiva’s name.

Wearing a fashion accessory is easy, but when brain becomes a fashion accessory, it is not a way to live life. Rather than going to such temples just for fun, pls go to some NGO, Pet care centers, Kids care centers or any such place and check-in there so that others get to know about such places and get a push to visit such places and do some good work for those who need your time and money.

Think about it….. 

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