Presently we come across many self-made God men, who use to mislead public in the name of God and religion, lure innocent disciples through their long and loud sermons. Besides looting general masses they even indulge in sexual assault of our mothers and sisters for their lust.
Unfortunately, several groups and self-styled gurus claim we are the messengers? of God and sell their own brand and many innocent people fall an easy prey to their commercial ventures and Ashrams under the faith of Religion.
In our country, Saints or Sadhus are worshiped as verily as even Gods as they impose greatness and power among the masses. People give lot of money, cash, kind and even jewelry by way of donation; and these god men enjoy a tax-free life. If they are Gods then why they require all this wealth.
They accumulate wealth by selling their own products through a parallel market of their own brand. Religion is a personnel matter for everybody having faith and belief in God.
Fake God men take the advantage of these ignorant and innocent people and exploit their sentiments. Under the veil, they claim to be psychic, astrologers and faith healers; in other word, they are simply misusing the religion and sentiments of the people.
No doubt, there were Spiritual Personalities in the past like, Swami Vivekananda, Swami Chitmayananda, and Swami Mahesharmahesh yogi, Bhagwan Gopi Nath ji (Kashmir) etc. They were spiritually very high and bestow great help to humanity.
We were basking in the glory of the past but unfortunately the present set of these self-styled God men are purely materialistic, monster and evil personalities, who are selling Religion in the name of God. This practice is devastating and disastrous to the society and the religion too.
Most of the Religious places including Ashrams have become center for generating political Power and wealth, with the coordination between politicians, trustees and God men. Big industrialists, film stars, politicians make use of these pious places as their platforms.
They have converted these sacred places as political centers, from where they earn name and fame. They are generating huge wealth in the shape of donation, money laundering, looting public money without paying any taxes. They are selling the product of politics and lure innocent people through their sermons in the name of Religion.
There are many evidences that such places are major threat, they instigate communal Violence among the followers of all faith, and rock with Sex Scandals. This is obvious and evident that a large public gathering with huge money can never be free from scandals and criminal behavior.
Whenever they are embroiled in controversies, political power comes to their rescue. To eliminate witnesses of their wrong doings they dictate threat to their disciples like ?if you speak anything against your master or leave these religious places or Ashrams, you will go to hell, or meet accident and all your past Bhakti towards God is waste.?
On our part, most of us, the general faith members and inmates are ignorant of what is happening around. When you treat someone as God you are blind in faith as is treated by lot of inmates. They have the tricks to fool innocent religious faith people, selling God in the name of Guru Bhakti and the devotee cults follow the same principle.
When they deliver religious sermons at any public or religious place, the prominent politician?s try grab the public attention for their votes through these fake Gurus.
The religious leaders and God men are great pretenders, hypnotize people and surprisingly people follow them blindly, as they are highly influential having strong support of Politician?s at higher level. The Politician?s generally visit the religious places to mobilize the masses with the help of these self styled God men or religious leaders.
They are misusing the religion in the name God, there by keep top bureaucrats, business men and top level politicians in their grip and use their influence when they get trapped in heinous crimes like money related scandals, rape, molestation etc.
The proliferation of self-styled God men in our country are on supply and demand, most of the followers are from illiterate class or women folk and they look for salvation through these god-men. These type of god men are insulting their own disciples by faking God.
Some of them may be dirty liars and anti-social elements in the society. These so called spiritual leaders' main strength is the money that pours in from innocent public out of their blind faith. They are more a successful businessperson than being a holy man.
Such type of God men seem friendly and harmless initially, but when the power dynamics that grows around them, that ecology of power, money, sex, repression, domination can be very confusing to some one not grown up in such an atmosphere.
There are many priests and sadhus from every set of religion in our country who practice unholy rituals and misguide people, disciples. However, this is high time to wake up from our slumber and we need to have some rational thinking in order to throw light on our blind faith without impinging any religious sentiments.
However, it should be possible for the society to nip in the bud, if people closely follow these so called spiritual leaders for their ingenuity, their activities and pin them at a right moment if they are found guilty of anti-social acts.
This is like a Cancer in our society and should be eliminated. Let the society wake up to start recognizing the devils in the disguise of God men. They are selling God, making religion, which was created to moderate the Human behavior with an unshaken faith in God, irrelevant.
To tap into our divine Source, the wisdom is the last source of the spiritual qualities. Wisdom is not only the Knowledge to be learned from books, it is also intuitive understanding that arises from close observation of experience, it is insight into reality.
God is great, he is sovereign and Powerful. All blessings of Almighty come from within, there is no need for mediation through these fake Godmen. Those who change will get spiritual wisdom, conversely those who have wisdom will decide to change. Change is the first law of nature.