Sunday, August 24, 2014

Of babas and gurujis

It Is inevitable that you know somebody that believes in a baba or a guruji if you are of Indian origin. The tradition of gurujis is many thousand years old and has a rich tradition in India. 

However, the gurujis you hear of in modem times peddle ancient Indian braathing and yoga techniques and make money while blabbering about the soul and other such stuff that they probably have no clue about. The funny thing is that not only do Indjans in the homeland buy such shit, but people from the western world seem to come in droves to meetings where such pot is doled out. It is hilarious to watch people sit and listen intently to babas and gurujis talk about spirituality, god and self-actualization. Most, if not all, are two bit scamsters who have no clue about what they are talking about.

I cannot for the life of me figure out how one could accept another human being's advice in such things. In prefer Sartre. You live your one life, in a world that you can feel, touch and experience and it ends there. There is but one life, the one that you have and live for that. Trying to lead another person's life or leading a path that someone else illuminates is just plain dull, and banal. 

Conjuring up a divine god, hoping for enlightenment, dreaming about an after life should be considered moral evils because they make us less human and force us to act against our every nature - of belonging to a physical world that has no place for any such fantasy.


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