Many a babas, and so is a Computer Baba!


There are many a babas at Mahakumbh, Sangam, at Allahabad, and so is a baba called Computer Baba for the simple reason that he keeps a computer with him all the time, besides mobile phone. There are other Sadhus called Mobile Babas, as they invariably keep a mobile phone with them even while giving their darshan to their disciples. Computer Baba, his original name being Swami Namdev Tyagi, has a conviction that like all other developmental agencies in the world, spreading religious messages too needs necessary technological devices, mainly including computer. He keeps his laptop wherever he moves and does so even while delivering his discourses to his devotees. He also owns a helicopter which has been gifted to him by his followers. What about the austerity measures the seers are supposed to observe?. Computer Baba replies to this saying that those are the practices of the oblivious past, and nothing like that has any relevance in the modern context. Is he redefining the modes of religious pursuits?. He evades any direct answer to this but sticks to the point that every thing continues changing and different religions too have to fall in line with it without any exception. Looks some what funny!. True, computer is helpful in communicational areas exchanging different kinds of messages but it has no role in constructing the thoughts behind particular themes and messages. The seers are known as a symbol of austerity for several thousands of years and no religion ever taught luxury as the purpose of life. Any new definition in the name of modernity is just incapable of replacing the very sanctity of a religion. The kind of life Computer Baba is leading, or preaching, is a matter of sheer materialism and lust denounced by the saints who intrinsically had earned the title of seer-hood by their sacrifices for the sake of the humanity as a whole. Austerity, and not the luxury, has to become the quality of life, as the sages in the real sense preached in the past and are doing so presently. Any religion practised for some sheer luxury is no religion but just a business house.

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Author: neelkanth

Certainly not a celebrity but do have inquisitiveness to know things, realise them and live them to the extent possible. My interest in History, Art of Living and behavioural science is an element that inspires me.Am a poet,an author,a consultant, an advisor on computers and behavioural science.Served as Director in Central Board of State Bank of India.Remained associated with trade union activities and industrial relations as President,All India State Bank of India Staff Federation.Led a delegation on computers to several countries abroad number of times as from State Bank of India/ Banking Industry. Was twice accorded with NATIONAL AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE by All India Freelance Journalists Association, Chennai (India). My email address is: neelkanthshahi@gmail.com

13 thoughts on “Many a babas, and so is a Computer Baba!”

  1. If a person truly knows god? Then material wealth, or it’s lack, is of little importance.

    I have heard it before, etc. About how the guru, is not attached? Even so, I’ve seldom seen that detachment. Or of that true giving to others, that brings us closer. I also have much suspicion. Of exactly how, they are going to enter the kingdom of heaven?

    But then that is their problem. I wish them well. For that realm is truly divine. One that we can only begin to comprehend; as we work our way through our karma. Those beliefs and convictions are always going to be challenged. One should expect it so. It is not necessary to remove the mote from another’s eye. Just so long as one can see the mote, in our own.

    Blessings to the sadhus.

    Those swamis who feel so puffed up. Who fear the lack of their important darshan. Will somehow deny devotees, their chance of blessings at the lotus feet? That using a computer, a smartphone, or even a helicopter. Somehow brings them closer to the divine.

    Better to develop the internal iphone, to talk directly to god through meditation and devotions. As it has always been. That way we do not need a hotspot. Then we have a direct line. A direct line that never needs an upgrade.

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  2. Such type of BABA;s use religion as shield ,but basically they are very lusty and fulfill their all luxurious desires through religion.In my view why to blame BABA;s It is only the blind followers -gifting Helicopter etc. Recently Asharam made a filthy remark on Delhi rape case but in spite of condemning the statement ,a large number of his followers came forward to defend Asharam.,

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  3. SIR, SUCH TYPE OF BABAS FALLS UNDER THE CATEGORY OF DHONGI BABAS. IN RECENT TIME, WE HAVE COME ACROSS NUMBER OF SCANDALS INVOLVING BABAS LIKE SWAMY NITYANANDA, NIRMAL BABA, ICHHADHARI BABA AND OTHERS, BUT PEOPLE NEVER LEARN. THESE DHONGI BABAS ARE ACTUALLY EXPLOITING RELIGIOUS MINDED JANTA FOR THEIR OWN COMMERCIAL GAINS. THESE DHONGI BABAS LIVE IN PALATIAL HOUSES WITH ALL MODERN FACILITIES. I THINK IT IS VERY EASY TO BECOME A BABA, SADHU OR HUMAN GOD NOW A DAYS…. BUT YOU SHOULD LEARN SOME MAGIC TRICKS. THEY PLAY WITH THE SENTIMENTS OF INNOCENT AND RELIGIOUS PEOPLE BECAUSE IT IS A SOURCE OF THEIR INCOME. IF YOU ARE STUPID ENOUGH TO BELIEVE IN THEM, THEN LET THEM TAKE THEIR SHARE OF PROFIT FROM YOU. BUT WE CANNOT BLAME THEM (DHONGI BABAS) BECAUSE WE CREATE THEM, WE GIVE THEM THE OPPORTUNITIES AND THE STUPID FOLLOWS THESE BABAS/DECEIVERS. BUT WHY DO PEOPLE FALL FOR THESE PLOYS? IS IT A BLIND FAITH? THESE QUESTIONS STILL REMAIN UNANSWERED.

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  4. Very true annalysis given in the Blog about BABAS but it is not any new thing,if Lord Hanuman may be confused when he met KALNAMI why not a common man who believe in the God completely.Apart from it I think that it is quite natural because good and bad both can survive on the existence of each other.It would have always been on the earth and will continue up to the functioning of universe.

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  5. Sir. These Babas belong to a separate category. They belong to the category of Mama Marichi and Kalnemi of Ramayan period. In modern time Lota Baba, Balti Baba, Mobile Baba and now latest version computer Baba. These all Babas are disguised persons having a nexus with dirty politicians and fools who have amassed uncountable wealth. The gullible public and innocent common man touches the feet of these disguised thugs in the name of religions. After all The God will take care of such Kalnemi and Marichi in due course as usual.

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