Monday, April 25, 2011

How Godmen Fail: They are not able to change the nature of their devotess, especially that of powerful people

This is from the best analysis of Satya Sai Baba's legacy, where the writer argues and convinces me that Sai Baba’s teachings didn't touch his Trustees. You can take this idea forward and say that all these high and mighty people who go to see Godmen (and women) such as Sai Baba, do not change their. Or else, the world would have been a better place.

If a senior IAs officer stopped taking bribes after becoming a devotee, India gains. But this hasn't seemed to happen.

Samplings of what Satya Sai Baba's trustees have done:
Power-drunk trustee thinks Sai Baba is above the law:  When six boys were shot dead in Sai Baba’s residential area, the statement made by Indulal Shah was, “The matter is purely internal and we do not wish to have any law enforcement agency investigating into it!!!” 
Trustees want to censor information: There is so much distrust among the Trustees that electricity was cut off in Puttaparthi so people would not watch a particular programme on a particular channel relayed only by a particular cable operator as the programme being telecast was particularly critical of the Trustees.
Then the writer asks,
We also ask, why don’t godmen, who claim to have telepathic abilities, communicate or visit their political and bureaucratic devotees in their dreams and tell them that they have to stop being corrupt and sadistic? Is it because all these acts are not miracles but well-executed stage shows?
... However, they will win us over completely only when they can change the character of their devotees, especially the high and mighty ones.

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