Shocking! Know how much Asaram Bapu type godmen earn

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    Youvseem keen to expose Christian fraudsters and defend the Hindu ones. Does it have anything to with your political affiliations?
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    Where did i defended Hindu one ?....What i said is about the Hypocrisy of some people here
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    :what: she is admired for her work for the humanity mainly for children NOT because she was a saint.
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    But thats one side of the coin ,the doubts are about her financial dealings and links with François Duvalier (Haiti dictator) ,Warren Anderson,Charles Keating
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    So much for INdian god-men (please don't use the capital G for these low-lifes).

    Anyways, how many of you have seen how the evangelists in the American midwest rake up a similar "parallel" economy which turns into a multi-billion dollar industry?
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    :) And that's give you to defend asharam babus' criminal acts?

    BTW do people despite that maligning drive against Mother Teresa hate her? The way they hate asharam babus' shameful sides??
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    You seem keen to expose posters that call out christian fraud seers. Does that have anything to do with your religious affiliations ?

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    It's not just the fault of the god-men. It is the followers who want to have gold / diamond studded thrones / shamianas / carpets etc made for their gaad-men ! Stupidity takes over and sanity goes down the toilet bowl !
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    i never defended Ashram Bapu or his type of people ....My comment is against the selective bashing by some people here ....,

    It is because of the way Media portrayed her .....
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    Shivapuri Baba, also known as Swami Govindananda Bharati, was a Hindu saint who reportedly lived from 1826 to 1963, making him 137 years old at the time of his death.

    According to the biography written by John G. Bennett, Long Pilgrimage - The Life and Teaching of the Shivapuri Baba, Shivapuri Baba was born in the Indian State of Kerala as Jayanthan Nambudiripad in 1826 and became a seeker after truth at the age of 18.
    He was one of the first spiritual teachers to travel to the West. His travel was financed by the fortune left to him by his grand father, with whom he promised to embark on a 'around the world pilgrimage'. His journey initiated within India. Having traveled to the four corners of the sub-continent, and after meeting prominent Indian philosophers, he continued his journey towards the west via Pakistan and Afghanistan.

    He walked on foot for the most part, passing through the Holy cities of Mecca and Jerusalem. Upon his arrival in England, he was invited to the Buckingham Palace where he lived for several years serving as the yoga instructor to the Queen. After the Queen's demise, he continued his journey across the Atlantic where he also met U.S president Theodore Roosevelt. In the book by John G. Bennett, Shivapuri Baba is said to have crossed the Andes mountains, through lake Titicaca, before reaching the Patagonian retreat of Argentina from where he sailed to Japan. He returned to India in 1915. The entire 'pilgrimage' spanned over four decades.
    He spent the last decades of his life in Nepal, where Bennett visited him twice in the early 1960s.

    Shivapuri Baba appears to have been the first modern yoga master to transplant the wisdom of India to the West. He had no fewer than 18 audiences with Queen Victoria, who considered this great sage a friend. He was blessed with a very long life, which, after his awakening at the age of 50, he dedicated entirely to the spiritual welfare of others.He was also known for his eloquence, good well being personality because of his spiritual power and divine.

    He is said to have not been harmed by dangerous animals such as tigers or snakes in the forest. Instead, they were his "good friends" and would visit him regularly to eat what he offered to them.
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    I used to read such stories in chandamama :yay:
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    Trailanga Swami (1529 to 1887) i.e lived for 358 years

    He was regarded as an incarnation of god Shiva, and Ramakrishna Pramahansa (Guru of Swami Vivekananda), a contemporary Bengali saint referred to him as the "The walking Shiva of Varanasi".

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    According to one disciple biographer, he was born in 1529, while according to another biographer it was 1607. His pre-monastic name was Shivarama and was born in Holia at Vizianagaram in Andhra Pradesh. His parents were Narashingha Rao and Vidyavati Devi, who were devotees of god Shiva. After the death of his parents, at the age of forty, Shivaram renounced the world and lived the life of a recluse in a cottage near a cremation ground. After practicing sadhana (spiritual practice) for twenty years, he met his preceptor Swami Bhagirathananda Saraswati in 1679 from Punjab. Bhagirathananda initiated Shivaram into sannyasa (monastic vows) and named him Swami Ganapati Saraswati in 1685. Ganapati reportedly led a life of severe austerities and went on a pilgrimage, reaching Prayag in 1733, and finally settling in Varanasi in 1737.

    During his stay in Varanasi, several prominent contemporary Bengali saints met and described him, including Ramakrishna, Swami Vivekananda, Mahendranath Gupta, Lahiri Mahasaya,and Swami Abhedananda.,Swami Bhaskarananda Saraswati, Swami Vishuddhananda Saraswati, and Mahatma Vijaykrishna Goswami. After seeing Trailanga Swami, Ramakrishna said, "I saw that the universal Lord Himself was using his body as a vehicle for manifestation. He was in an exalted state of knowledge. There was no body-consciousness in him. Sand there became so hot in the sun that no one could set foot on it. But he lay comfortably on it." Ramakrishna also stated that Trailanga Swami was a real paramahansa (lit:"Supreme swan", used as an honorific for a spiritual teacher) and that "all Benares was illuminated by his stay there."

    The Swami had taken the vow of ayachaka (non seeking) — remaining satisfied with whatever he received. In the later stage of his life, as his fame spread, pilgrims visited him in multitudes.

    There are many stories told about Telang Swami and his spiritual powers, such that he has become a nearly mythical figure in India. Robert Arnett writes that Telang Swami's miracles are "well documented" and "he displayed miraculous powers that cannot be dismissed as myth" and there were living witnesses to his "amazing feats". He was reputed to have lived to be around 300 years, and was a larger than life figure, reportedly weighing over 300 pounds (140 kg), though he seldom ate. One account said that he could "read people’s minds like books."

    On many occasions, he was seen to drink deadly poisons with no ill effect. In one instance, a skeptic wanted to expose him as a fraud. The monk was accustomed to breaking his long fasts with buckets of clabbered milk, so the skeptic brought him a bucket of calcium-lime mixture used for whitewashing walls instead. The monk drank the entire bucket with no ill effect — instead, the skeptic fell to the ground writhing in pain. The monk broke his usual silence to explain the law of karma, of cause and effect.
    According to another story, he often walked around without any clothes, much like the naga (or "sky-clad") sadhus.

    Trailanga always remained completely nude. The harassed police (British police) of Banaras came to regard him as a baffling problem child. The natural swami, like the early Adam in the Garden of Eden, was unconscious of his nakedness. The police were quite conscious of it, however, and unceremoniously committed him to jail. General embarrassment ensued: the enormous body of Trailanga was soon seen, in its usual entirety, on the prison roof. His cell, still securely locked, offered no clue to his mode of escape !!

    The discouraged officers of the law once more performed their duty. This time a guard was posted before the swami's cell. Might again retired before Right: the great master was soon observed in his nonchalant stroll over the roof.

    The Goddess of Justice wears a blindfold; in the case of Trailanga the outwitted police decided to follow her example.They soon gave up, and let him again walk the streets of Varanasi.

    Thousands of people reportedly saw him levitating in a sitting position on the surface of the river Ganges for days at a time. He would also apparently disappear under the waves for long periods, and reappear unharmed. Swami Sivananda attributed some of his miracles to the siddhi or yogic power Bhutajaya — conquest over the five elements, "Fire will not burn such a Yogi. Water will not drown him.
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    you should have eaten that nihari and then see the crowd back
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    Fake ..With such a fat belly ..He would have died Because of High cholesterol :laughcry: