Why We Indians Follow Self-Styled Godmen and Godwomen Blindly?? 4694

Years back when the case of the self-styled Godman Nithyananda came out and all his misdoings were recorded and were dragged to the courts, I was slightly shocked that how can anyone believe a man who calls himself as a Godman, so deeply and completely. Yes! There might have been few good guru’s(Godmen) who preached strong values and truly helped those in need. But in today’s world can we believe or trust anyone at all?

On a recent case of Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh, one of the Godmen being convicted, the details were chilling to the bone of all the crime he had done. It’s not just him, but there are plenty more who call themselves as the slaves of God and all they want to do is God’s work. Who defined what is Gods work?

Yet, knowing all these, seeing so many cases every day one by one these so-called self-styled Godmen and Godwomen come to light about their wrong doings. We Indians still believe blindly either in someone new or as stupid as it sounds we fail to accept the facts and go on following the one who is caught in crime list. A big question, why do we do this?

The main reason is our Indian mind set. Indians believe in many things based on stories they are asked to follow down the generations. Those beliefs are not questioned and when you do, you become an outcast. Here are some of the reasons that make us believe in someone so easily who spins trick as a magic and makes you think it is the power of God.

1.Belief in superstitions

We have got so many superstitions that we lose count. All though we follow every one of them without any questions, without a thought. A lot many of them made sense for the time it was made. But times are changing yet people are not ready to change. The fear that is rooted in the minds that not following certain things can bring a bad luck, destroy your future is one of the main reason for doing things that we very well know is a stupidity. The best example is the forwarded messages in whats app and other chat apps we get, that says “send it to 10 people and you will have good luck within a day”. We very well know such things are lies, yet many still forward it to all groups hoping for some good luck. Few people reason, that it is due to respect to our elders, we follow certain superstitions. But don’t you think, tossing aged parents without love and care is more heinous disrespect than stopping to follow an age old practice which makes no sense in today’s era?

2. Fan and celebrity crazy

Indians are fond of their leaders, politicians, actors, and actresses. People all over the world too, act with a certain level celebrity worshipping but we take it to the next level. If you need any proof with that, just remember how there are temples built in the name of actors and then how celebrities are worshipped. There is a certain level of madness among us that we overdo it just because an actor simply does his or her job. Seriously I wonder how much of their bank account helped the common man for him/her to become worshippable.

3. Majority of Depression

A recent survey showed that India ranks high with depression among its citizens. The reason is people work here continuously without proper breaks and there is no much time spent with family and on vacations. This has resulted in depression among many people and due to which people look for help from any other source. Of course falling in the trap of a promise of enlightenment from con Godmen and Godwomen.

4. Lack of self-confidence

If depression is one reason, lack of confidence and self-belief is another major reason. We Indians easily believe any other person(Godmen) than to do what we think is right. Lack of self-confidence makes us follow blindly another person who is authoritative, and is full of false promises. Looking for an easy way of getting things done is one of the main reason for people getting cheated in the name of God.

It’s high time that we start believing in self and not look for appreciation from someone else. If you believe in God, believe in doing good to the mankind. There is no better satisfaction than helping someone in need without any expectation, without asking anything in return. Follow your inner voice and be a self-dictator.

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I will rise from the ashes, I will rise every time you make me fall! 245

Dear All,

This is my small dedication to all the women who have defeated the orthodox ideologies and hypocrisies and are fighting the battle to emerge as a winner in life. This poem is an expression of our strength, power, and thinking.

I will rise from the ashes, I will rise every time you make me fall.
The blames and allegations are not going to deter me to be what I am and whom I want to become.

Every time the world will knock me down, I will rise from the ashes.
Day and night are no different to me
If I want to become what I want to be.

I have been knocked down many times
Told that I can’t face the struggles of the world
But you forgot that I was born as a female, which in itself is an addition of Fe – iron to the male.
I am iron, I am steel
Maybe I’m not a man but I was born to face every damn deal.
You can’t judge my figure, my nature and my colour
Based on my clothes, ideas or gender.
I was born to be as free as you are,
Live the world as merrily and as I can.

Don’t give us the freedom which is shackled,
Let us be free to fly as high as Mallard.

Freedom of expression is not based on gender,
Then why speaking for myself becomes a matter so troublesome.
Let us talk, walk and laugh,
Without having a second thought.
It’s not much to demand
Just the basic rights that we should have in hand.

Parenting Tips From Tom and Jerry!! 6720

I believe there is no one who is not familiar with the Tom and Jerry cartoon program. Especially the adult generation of today. Most of us grew up enjoying this show on TV. We laughed our heart out every time Tom chased Jerry and of course the remarkable wit and intelligence of Jerry that helped in saving his life. There were no much dialogues and the entire show was probably these two running around the house, yet it is a show I would love to watch even today.

Every time my daughter switches to a cartoon channel while watching TV, all I see is the Doraemon series and there are so less good cartoon’s these days. However, have you ever observed what did the Tom and Jerry show teach us or what message did they give us? Wondering what can a cartoon teach other than just entertaining us? Here are a few tips for parents and life lessons that we can make our kids learn from these both legend cartoon characters.

Do not underestimate anyone based on their size

We all clearly know that, though Jerry being the teeny mouse always won even though Tom was bigger and more powerful than him. In life also, do not ever judge based on their size or power. Just because someone is taller, heavier or powerful does not mean you do not stand a chance in something. It all depends on the skills, knowledge, and intelligence you have to tackle.

Unity is Strength

Of course, both Tom and Jerry fought with each other always in the entire show. But when there was another third entry like a dog or any other common enemy to both, they always became friends shaking hands and fighting their enemy together. Now, that’s some serious life skill to learn that team work gives you the best results, isn’t it?

Dating Lessons

Although this is not a lesson for our dear children, definitely it can work for the adults. Tom had always been the charmer among the lady cats. Better you buy some Tom and Jerry DVD’s and watch the show again as for how to impress the lady on the first date. Warning: Make sure the Jerry of your life is not around to spoil your date.

Trust your loved ones and keep them

Just because a family member or a friend who might have made you feel sad with any misunderstandings, do not let them go. Forgive them and let them back in your life. Just like how Tom and Jerry kiss and make up in the end.

Friends stay through thick and thin

As much as they chase each other to cause bodily harm, both Jerry and Tom do not want each other dead. Every time when any one of them is seriously injured the other goes to help or to save. In other words, they actually cannot live without each other. What they tell us is, keep up those good friends and never lose them. Fighting, misunderstandings are part of a relationship, but in the end, the love what you have is all that matters.

Failures are stepping stone to success

Our tiniest friend Jerry never stops trying to trap Tom back and never gets intimidated by his size or let’s go easy. Every time he fails, he comes with a new plan and new idea. Exactly what we should do in life. Do not stop trying till you are successful in your attempts.

Face your problems with confidence

Noticed how Jerry walked out of its hole knowing that Tom was waiting outside to catch him? His confidence made Tom to be shocked and gave a way to escape route to Jerry. In life too, face your problems with confidence and think in a calm and rational mind. You will surely be able to solve it. You will definitely be able to find solutions.

Isn’t these are some of the best lessons we could learn? Tom and Jerry were sure the best cartoon show I have watched and I thank the entire team who made it. Though the show ended, we still can see some of the episodes on YouTube and other similar online channels. Hope you get inspire your kids and stay strong in life. Parenting today is not that easy nowadays. So, why not use all that we have to instill values into our kids?

Whoa! Writing about them made me watch the show again and am off to YouTube to watch an episode. I believe you like to share the article with your loved ones just so you could inspire them too. After all, Tom and Jerry also thought us that sharing is caring.