Hipocrisy when translated in Hindi means ‘pakhand’ or पाखंड।
It means posing as someone who is not. Its earliest example is in Ramayan wherein Ravan posed as a sanyasi and abducted Sita. Politicians often do not practice what they preach.
If looked around, I find that Navjot Singh Siddhu is at the top. He has replaced Manmohan Singh in hypocrisy. Navjot was a cricketer who had played for India few decades back. After retirement he tried cricket commentary, perhaps with reasonable success. Then he became a “Laughter Host” a new position in a comedy show where he has to play a dummy host and laugh hilariously, sometimes to throw one liners. Then he joined BJP on side lines and became it’s member of Parliament, several times. In 2014 he was dropped but later he was compensated by nomination to upper house. After few months he flipped and joined Congress Party. See this video:
After saying all these jokes about Congress, he joined Congress Party and is now uniting Muslim votes for it. Siddhu started shouting Allah Ho Akbar, a slogan resisting which his religion Sikh-Khalsa was founded. All this to seek vote?
Nothing in this world is static. Everything is changing, every moment. So are we. I am not the same person as I was ten years ago or ten days ago or yesterday. Like seasons or fashions things change while resembling similar but never exactly remain same. Similarly our language is also changing. Within the same language the meaning of the words change. What was the meaning of ‘sexy’ in 1912, is not the same meaning in 2012. What was the meaning of ‘stink’ in 1812, is not the same as in 2012.
Similarly the meaning of the words like religion & Karma etc. have also undergone a change.
Religion, Organized Religion, spirituality, Superconsciousness, Karma and myths!
What is Religion?
Religion is something more than mere scruples or ethics. There is one core principle of ethics: ‘Do no such thing to others as we do not want others to do to us.’ All known scruples, morals and ethics are derivatives of this principle. Ethics governs our dealings with others. But religion is something more than that. It governs how we live, think, act or even die.
Religion has three more components: Self conduct, Rituals & Belief, with, without or on vague reasons.Continue reading →
Gurdjieff newer disowned the religion. He always proclaimed that he was Christian, though he never visited any church nor followed any religious ritual or pursuit. Why? Because he knew that religion has trappings of politics and unless he did not anchor on to something, people will make his strange talk into new religion.
Gurdjieff asserted that people cannot perceive reality in their current state because they do not possess consciousness but rather live in a state of a hypnotic “waking sleep”. All his life he was trying to ‘wake-up’ people.
Following is an interesting summing up of the criticism of Radhasoami cult:
“It always bothered me that satsangis [RSSB initiates] often tended to sum up morality as basically:
–don’t have sex with anybody but your spouse
–karma is simply “whatever is done to you, you did to others”
–ahimsa is just about being a vegetarian and not killing spiders
There’s no interest in studying what ahimsa truly is, or any of the other yamas or niyamas. But then satsangis don’t need to study the subtle aspects of eastern (or western) philosophy, ethics, and morality because we are above all that. Just do your meditation and all the virtues will appear.
If you are a vegetarian, you won’t incur bad karma; bad things won’t happen to you. Never mind that you destroy people mentally, emotionally, physically, or financially. Never mind that you are deeply disturbed, because if you’re a vegetarian and won’t even kill a bug, you’re swell!. The rest is just karmic adjustment ‘till you’re outtahere.
I wish I could invent a Crapometer. Or how about a Dogmameter? You know, something that goes ding, ding, ding, flashes bright lights, and has a dial that indicates how much crap or dogma is being dispensed. However, sigh, I suppose it would probably ding incessantly for everyone and we would all have to remain in silence forever.” via More criticism of Radha Soami Satsang Beas – Church of the Churchless.
If I have to criticize I would only say Radhsoami or for that matter all religious groups/cults do not practice what they preach in terms of money. Some of the habits they preach for others, they do not follow themselves. One instance of hypocrisy about smoking is here. What they rob from peter they share a small sum with poor people with freebies like Lungar (food) etc. and attract crowds.
If purpose of this life is pursuit of God and emancipation then why the Guru himself is in accumulation of money? See here.
In the present era of Internet and mass communication why we need to build Satsang Ghar (read Properties) in every city town or village? Why not school or hospital or just a dispensary?
It is just “my temple/church is better than yours” syndrome, everywhere. But who actually bothers for people beyond symbolic way. Therefore it is just another cult existing to exploit people.
Any how these immoral cults can not shake my faith in God.
If Guru needs to accumulate wealth, to secure him or his family in this world, how he can guarantee security to other people in the next world? Faith in money and faith in God do not go together. While they inspire others to part their money for sewa (service for the cause) their personal conduct is different. A usual religious hypocrisy.
The above passages taken from the web site claiming Radha Soami Satsang info, are linked to their respective page. Now if Guru himself is clinging to money or he can not decide where to stop accumulating, can he ask others to part with their money? Did Guru Nanak built an empire of Religion? Did Dadu Sahib, Paltu Sahib, Kabir Sahib or all those people who are relied in Satsangs, accumulate wealth? They were Masters. These are dream merchants. Read more on personal conduct:
Now forget about above. Where are the accounts of Sewa? Who maintains it and who audits it? Where are these displayed? No link to it available on Internet. It is public money but appropriated by a private society which is not a public trust! Why public has no right to know?
I have no answer. If somebody has any answer, please let me know.