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Posted: Mon Oct 06, 2008 5:29 pm Post subject: Charging for spiritual powers
I just switched on a religious channel in India. A programme was running on Third Eye of Nirmal Baba , a New Delhi-based mystic who is credited with mystic and healing powers.
I opened his web site. There was nothing about him except for the TV episodes and payment schedules for appointment with him. I searched Google and accessed a weird where many people criticized the Baba for charging hefty fees (Rs.10,000) for a five minute appointment.
I feel that mystics and those having spiritual powers must charge reasonable fees which are affordable by the common man.
I appreciate this site as it is playing a crucial role in putting out easily accessible psychic powers through various channels at nominal charges ($ 20 per month for Psychic Influence Group) or free.
Today, I watched one of the Baba's discourses on TV wherein he said that one must not criticize things which one does not understand.
I now agree with his assertion and maybe the charging of Rs.5000 to 10000 might be justifiable.
I don't have the right to comment on what anyone does.
Posted: Fri Oct 24, 2008 4:28 am Post subject: I don't know
There are a lot of things I don't understand but will still criticize. I don't understand why people molest children. I don't understand how husbands can beat their wives. I don't understand murder in most cases. But I will still criticize them. I know they are wrong.
Just because I don't understand craziness doesn't mean I can't call it crazy.
True, just because you don't understand something don't mean you can't call it crazy. Still doesn't mean it is crazy though.
My first qigong teacher said that his teacher made him carry buckets of water up a mountain for 1 year before he started with the actual qigong training. I remember him saying that a lot of people have this romantic notion that "traditional" teachers who lived in caves didn't ask money from their students but did it for free. My teacher would laugh about this as he said that perhaps traditional teachers didn't ask for money but that nothing was free. He always believed that the price he paid for his training was far more severe than any monetary price would have been.
My kung fu teacher would not accept money for his teaching. He said that his "price" was much higher than money. He told me that 95 percent of the people that came to him for lessons would drop out after the first 2 weeks. They couldn't handle the "fee." He used to say that anyone could save up the money and then expect him to dole out teachings, but that only the right people would be able to pay the fees of the excruciating training he put them through.