Global Baba – upcoming film on Indian spiritual gurus
Posted by robertpriddy on September 29, 2015
Another film on Indian gurus which promises to be another advance for the exposure of these false prophets and self-appointed holy men and women. Global Baba is a Bollywood film based on spiritual babas of India. India can arguably be named the land of the babas, with thousands of devotees blindly surrendering themselves to godmen. The idea behind Global Baba is to expose such babas is in the offing. Abhimanyu Singh plays a godman in the movie.
That there is a crying need for publicity against a majority of Hindu gurus, babas, avatars, swamis is evident to anyone who has studied the nature of these cults and penetrated the hidden aspects of some of them in depth. In the blog The Dark Side of very prominent Hindu gurus is a brief summary of some prominent spiritual charlatans and criminal defrauders, sexual abusers and murderers among them.
During most of the last century until 2011, Sathya Sai Baba rose to be the most prominent of all Hindu gurus – self-appointed avatar etc. etc. – with a fairly wide appeal globally. Though the numbers were vastly exaggerated, he did have substantial followings in a large number of countries, while visitors came from all over the world to attend his ashrams, his birthday celebrations, holy days and World Conferences. Since his infamous ‘divine downfall’, followed by an ignominious death, what remains of his following is spreading to the winds as divisions multiply between the residue. Now what was his official organisation based on Prashanthi Nilayam is to hold what they call a ‘World Conference’ (Puttaparthi World Conference = Nov 25 – 27th), and the most successful breakaway grouping has also announced the Muddenahalli World Conference = Nov 19 – 23rd.
Taken together these conferences will not be able to draw as much as an infinitesimal percentage, less than one millionth of the world population! And over 90% of those will surely only be local Indians. So much for the global ambitions of these money-maker cults.