An article in “The Hindu” by Dipankar Gupta describes the relationship god-men have with India. “Armed with nothing more than a prayer & a song to feed the despair of the soul” is how god-men flourish where science has no answers. The article also mentions that gurus for individualized preferences are encouraged by the availability of many well-to-do patrons.
Our’s indeed is a country with god-men in it’s veins. Gupta’s article honestly mentions questions of life & death that science cannot answer but god-men claim to.
Yet, god-men are imperfect. Countless god-men have been convicted of criminal cases. Others who stay clear of crime preach denial to one’s self but seem to be all too glad to live extremely rich lives supported by ardent devotees.
You have to wonder why India has it’s plethora of spiritual gurus and god-men. Is it just because superstition still abounds here? Is it because we are a people who are very gullible? That may not the case- even scientists fight the eternal questions of what lies before life & after death.
Are we unable to connect with gods made of wood & stone, but need a “human” connect with the living God? Do godmen generally do well because we want a mediator with visible skin & hair who can relate to us ?
If this is true- India need not look further than Yeshu Maharaj, or Jesus Christ of the Bible. Jesus Unlike Gupta’s article claims, Jesus is not a spiritual leader who “shored up the strengths of the Bible”- no that is not what Jesus said about himself.
Jesus told him,”I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one can come to the Father except through me. – John 14:6
For there is only one God and one Mediator who can reconcile God and people. He is the man Christ Jesus. – 1 Tim 2:5
What god-man we know, claims exclusive access to God?
What god-man we know, calls the creator of life, Father?
What god-man we know, would be willing to go through the ultimate soul-torment for someone else’s sins?
“There’s not a friend like the lowly Jesus
No, not one! No, not one!
None else could heal all our souls diseases
No, not one!”
What do you think about the god-men “issue” in India?
What do you think about the claims of Yeshu Maharaj?