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Life of an individual on earth is a closed book and beset with any number of uncertainties. The only way to overcome these problems is to seek divine help and intervention. Therefore men started praying to God for redressal of their grievances. But prayer has its serious limitations. The ordinary devotee is frustrated because appealing to God is a one-way affair as God is not making himself available, in flesh and blood, to listen to his woes or provide instant remedies to his problems.

Few ordinary but enterprising mortals saw in this a great business opportunity with hardly any investment. All that was needed was some daring and some skills to effectively exploit the credulity of the common man. If you also happen to know a couple of tricks, seemingly superhuman, then your success in the trade is assured.Today you find a proliferation of self-styled Godmen , one to a town, amassing huge money – apart from some fame and fan following. To become a Godman, you do not need any special qualification – educational or otherwise.

There are a few Godmen who, in a couple of years, have accumulated wealth far in excess of what a highly qualified software engineer or a MBA from a premier institute or an IAS officer can aspire to earn during his entire professional career.

I know of a businessman who was regularly calling on a Godman accompanied by his daughter, a spastic child, in the fond hope, faith and belief that his child will be cured. But nothing of that sort happened. Only the Godman became richer and richer with the successive visits of the businessman. In short, there was not an iota of improvement in the physical condition of the child but an enormous improvement in the economic condition of the Swamiji.

My aunt once excitedly told me that near her house resides a Godman who has established some direct links with a Hindu Goddess. The moment a devotee narrated to this Swamiji his or her problems, he would immediately contact and convey the same to the Goddess through an imaginary cell phone and then relay back to the devotee first hand the reply of the Goddess. Sometimes, even if the response of the Goddess was not favourable, the Swamiji could still intervene on the devotee’s behalf and plead with the Goddess for a better deal.

Most Godmen also offer their devotees some variety programmes. I knew of a Godman – dark, short, hairy and stockily-built – who would every Friday evening, clad in a conjeevaram silk saree, dance to the accompaniment of some deafening noise produced by any umber of percussion instruments. It was generally believed that some Goddess would descend on this person’s mortal frame and stay there for a couple of hours every Friday evening.

I know a person who was an ardent disciple of a prosperous Godman running an ashram up north. This friend of mine was all the time running errands for his master in the fond expectation that he could some day succeed him and become heir to all his accumulated wealth .But this Godman was wily and announced at a mass prayer meeting that he has received a divine command to anoint his son as his successor and quick on heels conducted the coronation. My friend who felt cheated and betrayed, immediately came out and became a Godman himself and I understand his new found organization is doing roaring business.

There was a Godman who was a thorough illiterate and could not bring himself to lecture on anything even remotely Godly. But he was otherwise worldly wise and to overcome this serious limitation, he straightaway started posing as a Mowna Swamigal (Silent godman) He used to successfully answer all his devotees’ queries through body language and hand gestures.

One of the so-called Godmen was being interviewed on a TV channel. The interviewer asked: “Swamiji, why should there be poverty?” The question came like a bolt from the blue. The Swamiji was stunned and his face betrayed his total ignorance. After a few minutes of painful silence, he sheepishly grinned and said “Please ask your nearest politician”

Some of these Godmen also offer their devotees future predictions. By sheer law of averages, one or two predictions are bound to come true. Then the news would catch like wild fire and his following will dramatically swell. Most politicians, businessmen and film personalities lead very uncertain careers and therefore flock in large numbers to these Godmen. Some of these Godmen have enviable client list.

Most Godmen have incredible inflow of money and like any of us want to enjoy them. They obviously cannot do it wearing the saffron robes and the hypocritically austere lifestyle their profession demands. A few Godmen have come out with a bright solution.
They are Godmen only for a few hours everyday when their favoured goddess descends on them and at other times, they claim, they are ordinary mortals like any of us. Thus they have found n easy way out to enjoy their hard earned money. There are other Godmen who flee to foreign lands where they enjoy all sensuous pleasures and then return to their ashrams to resume their noble profession.

There are Godmen who openly acquire real estate, build palatial ashrams, eat nutritious food, sleep in air-conditioned comfort, travel in luxury cars and celebrate their birthdays
lavishly in princely style.

If this trend continues, more and more aspirants may want to enter this profession and become Go0dmen. May be an enterprising educationist can start an institute to impart training in Godmanship and award a one-year diploma or a three-year degree course in Godman technology.

I am sure there will a big scramble for seats and the day may not be far off when we will need a separate university for this purpose.


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