Yesterday I wrote down my thoughts about the drama that is going on here. Selling enlightenment is only a part of it. Everything has become very commercial and a lot of bad is coming from that. Some commercial minded persons in India found a good market in the western world because there people think they can buy everything. So they started selling whatever they could sell. The West on its turn imports these 'goods' from India, westernizes the products and sells them here because there are buyers with good prices. However like this the original meaning gets lost.
I would like to give you an example. A lot of people are doing 'deeksha' here today. In Sweden someone who was performing it asked me if I also do deeksha and what it actually means. You see, even those who perform it do not know the meaning. For those grown up in the tradition and culture of deeksha it is a holy word. It has a lot of value and a deep meaning. Deeksha is very highly respected. But here, when I see how the meaning gets lost and what is made out of it I feel disappointed. The divinity and purity of the word is lost. It is being abused. It hurts me and those who grow up with the original culture. In India only a respected, wise person with special abilities can do deeksha and also only to those of whom they think they are qualified and able to receive it. It is not something that is done with hundreds of people. It is a personal special experience for which a disciple sometimes waits for years. It happens only once in life and is like a reincarnation. It is holy.
Please do not do this drama and abuse these holy words. In these days so many groups and individuals are doing this and I know when they read my diary they may not be happy with it. But I have to be honest with what I feel.
Note – This fraud person announces himself God and is called Kalki Bhagavan. His wife is called Amma Bhagavan. See their wikipedia link. They have an organization called 'Oneness movement' and they give Deeksha. I have written about this the previous day
See other links about this fraud