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Gurus, Godmen and good people

Khushwant Singh

Gurus, Godmen and good people

by Khushwant Singh

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Published by Sangam in London .
Written in English


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Statementedited by Khushwant Singh.
The Physical Object
Pagination134p. :
Number of Pages134
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL20964354M
ISBN 100861250877

  In his book, The evolution of god, the origins of our beliefs, the writer Robert Wright has lucidly explained the whole enchilada of gurus, babas and people's unquestioning faith in them. The alert was issued after a Taiwanese actress promoted a spiritual course offered by a south India-based organisation. Beijing: China has warned its citizens to stay alert about spiritual courses offered by Indian religious schools, warning that some of them are mired in “sexual assault” cases and urged its citizens to stay off “suspected religious cults”.

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  While on one side, these Godmen and gurus preach that people get what they deserve in their life as per their karma, on the other side of the book, they suggest a prayer ceremony at home to please a certain god who is creating trouble in one’s life or chanting a particular god’s name or selling a particular stone in a ring to ward off trouble. Begone Godmen! describes Dr. Kovoor's encounters with assorted fakes attempting to cash on the credulity of their victims. It is a work of detection and exposure, as enjoyable a any thriller, and a warning against the bogus gurus the reader may come across/5(4).


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Gurus, Godmen and good people by Khushwant Singh Download PDF EPUB FB2

Get this from a library. Gurus, godmen, and good people. [Khushwant Singh;] -- On some religious leaders and social workers of INdia; compilation of writings by various disciples. Gurus, Godmen and Good People xi Another miracle-man who has a startling resemblance to Sathya Sai Baba, growing the same bee-hive mop of hair and wearing the same body length saffron robe is the thirty-seven year old Bhagwan (God) Sri Neelakantha Tathaji.

I bought this book in Prayagraj during the Kumbh Mela in January I was delighted to discover this book. I wanted to know more about the world of gurus, baba, Sâdhus who 'sell hope' Kang manages to provide an analytical framework written in simple and direct prose that does not make it sound opinionated.

The structure of the story is a little rigid with each description of the gurus: a /5. Gurus, Godmen and Good People Khushwant Singh This book contains a series of chapters dealing with a dozen of the more well-known "Godmen" of Godmen and good people book India.

The chapter on Balyogeshwar as Prem Rawat or Maharaji is known in India is based upon Singh's story "The Guru Business" in the New York Times of April 8, Get print book. No eBook available. Gurus, godmen, and good people.

Khushwant Singh. Orient Longman, - Religion - pages. 0 Reviews. On some religious leaders and social workers of INdia; compilation of writings by various disciples. From inside the book. What people are saying. Godman is a colloquial term used in India for a type of charismatic guru that is often raised to a demigod-like figure by their cult following.

They usually have a high-profile presence, and are capable of attracting attention and support from large sections of the society. Godmen also sometimes claim to possess paranormal powers, such as the ability to heal, the ability to see or influence. Gurus, Godmen and Good People xi Another miracle-man who has a startling resemblance to Sathya Sai Baba, growing the same bee-hive mop of hair and wearing the same body length saffron robe is the thirty-seven year old Bhagwan (God) Sri Neelakantha Tathaji.

When I went to pay my respects to him he "materialised" sacred ash and a brown. India has had a long history of gurus or spiritual guides – the learned master who helped people attain higher knowledge. In recent times, the tradition seems to have metamorphosed into an industry, with godmen exploiting weaknesses of existing institutions like family, religion and society to their advantage, and offering instantaneous.

Godmen, soothsayers and astrologers are much sought after in India at the time of the coronavirus pandemic. People in India turn to gurus for spiritual and moral sustenance as. In a family of godmen, a clean baba stands out like a white sheep. That, however, does not stop people from stooping to charlatans in robes and matted hair.

People want – and have a right to – a living breathing Guru to guide them, not a dead person who cannot save himself or herself. This innate need shakes the very foundation of Abrahamic (desert) religions’ theology: their master is the last master, the last prophet or the last son of god, and no more godmen are to be allowed which can challenge their supremacy.

God men are here to stay and social consciousness needs to should undergo a quality change to identify and isolate the bad apples among godmen and spiritual gurus. Gurus & Godmen In this third of the series on symbolism, we will cover some aspects of human physiognomy, i.e.

of the human face. By the Principle of Reflection, the human body is a reflection of the soul and the personality that manifest through it. Spirituality and living gurus, godmen and godwomen & reality - This is my 2nd or maybe 3rd blog on this forum, in my last blog I talked about actions one has to take in life, and in my this blog.

Looking for meaning and purpose, people fall prey to the tricks-of-trade employed by wily Godmen and Godwomen. Each time a fake Godman stands exposed, one is. Gurus News and Updates from The   And while the author says "the book neither debunks nor celebrates the subjects", in fact it does that in good measure.

Mostly overtly and sometimes as a subtext it betrays the author's belief that all gurus - except the one non-guru Morari Bapu - are charlatans and out to get the s: Of God, Godmen and Good men: Sid Harth.

Religion: Instant Energy Monday, Jul. 26, "In this country they have Father's Day and Mother's Day, and they might as well have a Guru's Day," said the small, closely cropped Indian dressed in a red wool ski hat, red silk robes and red knee socks. He was himself a notable guru, Muktananda Paramahansa.

Books by Khushwant Singh Writers similar to Khushwant Singh: Chetan Bhagat Robin Sharma Arundhati Roy Amish Tripathi Sidney Sheldon Amish A P J Abdul Kalam, Arun Tiwari A P J Abdul Kalam Aravind Adiga Jawaharlal Nehru. One of the things that she has said is that you give great space for dissent, you like a good argument, that you’re not an you’re not one of those dictatorial gurus (Sadhguru laughs).

Time. A reply from city police, procured under RTI Act, underlined the fact that several godmen or religious gurus have been booked for various types of so-called misdeeds but never punished.Faith, Reason, Gurus, Godmen!

India needs more torch of reason not Gurus and Godmen Democracy is all about the greatest good of the greatest number of people. Threat to democracy or heresy is when people join together as fighting factions based on caste, class, creed, community, country to corner the lion’s share of the common good for.Gurus like Singh virtually run parallel states, providing services to followers.

The year-old Singh, who will be sentenced on Monday, is one of the more controversial ones. In the past, gurus - or "godmen" as they are called in India - have been accused of murder, rape, trafficking, assault, sexual abuse and fraud.