Have you ever stopped to wonder what is new in our society today? What is the core reason for the crisis in our civil society?
Does our mindless pursuits of compulsive materialistic and social ambitions essentially give diminishing all round happiness and relationships?
If you look closer, you will notice, a host of individual centric religious groups. Their advocacy of materialistic means to happiness as an end objective is growing and attractive. These movements by filling the emotional void, created by modern societies, position themselves as spiritual guides.
They inculcate cult followings and demand personal loyalty. Emotionally unstable individuals find such teaching personally appealing and develop near personal commitment and belief. Since practically all such movements are regimented and follow exclusive rituals and fellowships, members tend to get isolated from main stream.
True faith and theology stems from the universality and oneness of all humans irrespective of place of birth, colour and race or any other human differences.
In traditionally religious society like India religion and its cause itself is a fully justified because new age gurus present a very attractive and appealing to modern thoughts, and peppered with interpretive principles aligned with compromised beliefs that may seem intellectually justified. They realise that a meaningfully divine pursuit of life shorn of modern liberal rational embellishments, would hardly be attractive to the present generation.
There has been a great disillusionment with these type of controversial religious leaders over the past decade over multiple exposes and associated legal cases. This has led to the revival of a deep interest and hunger in our own traditional ancient religious roots.
Shirdi Sai Baba appeal is universal and timeless through his simplified teachings. It’s well to as ourselves today the same as his quote above.