Nirmal Baba is in news these days. Not only in news he is sort of first of rising stars in world of web as well as world of controversies. Nirmal Baba , the spiritual guru claimed to have healing powers is business man turned spiritual guru.
Before we move further let us see who NIRMAL BABA IS ?
Nirmal Baba’s real name is Nirmaljeet Singh Narula. His ancestors belong to Pakistan and his family came to India after partition. Nirmal Bab’s brother in law says that nirmal baba’s father was murdered and he on request of nirmal baba’s mother tried to settle nirmal baba as business man. Nirmal Baba started business as brick kiln owner.
Later in 1988-89 he got minning contract and during this period he turned from business man to spiritual guru. He claims to be blessed by god and he resolves people’s dukh and his followers claim that he even heals them.
What is controversy?
Annual turnover of nirmal baba is Rs 235 crores as stated by nirmal baba himself. He is allege to be demanding 10% of salary of his devotees for helping them out of their problems using his special spiritual powers. Nirmal baba though declines any such thing.
Nirmal Baba also charges Rs 2000 per participants for participation is SAMAGAM. Surprisingly Nirmal Baba charges even for kids who are above two years of age!!!!!!!!!!
In his website charges are mentioned , so we can say Nirmal Baba is open as far as such charges goes. Nirmal Baba claims that what ever money he charges is for expenses on halls, advertisement etc.
Nirmal Baba also says that he pays income tax in full and does not claim exemption under 80 c as other baba does.
Our Take :
In one of vivekanand books , vivekanand said that he was approach by some religious promoter in western country with intention of converting vivekanand in his sect. Vivekanand declined but asked the promoter to try it out in India. When promoter questioned as to why when vivekanand didnt get converted himself , he should advise him (promoter) to go to India.
Vivekanand replied that in India , we are open in field of spirituality. It is like restaurant where people can order menu as per their liking and appetite.. Personally I dont believe in getting healed or getting my problem solved through some god man. I dont believe in ability of god mans to create miracles but at same time I cant blame babas when adults who can think for themselves are ready to part from their hard earned money.
As long as people would want short cuts out of their problem or hope for some miracle healing , babas would stay. Be it be nirmal baba or other babas , they would remain in news , making more followers as long as people are ready to entertain this kind of thoughts…