I am at home today because my Sai Friend from Bhubaneswar, Odisha called up last week and said he is coming to Coimbatore on Thursday.I wrote about him in the below article
Though I have been writing to Thousands of Sai devotees, I hardly meet anyone and even if devotee is in Coimbatore, I meet them or wish to speak to them only if it happens naturally. I wondered why this Sai friend elder than me wanted to meet me taking a flight all the way from Bhubaneswar to Coimbatore. I thought may be its Sai’s will and invited him. I will be going to Airport at 1 o clock to take him home and then will go to Nagasai mandhir this evening.
Yesterday morning I got a dream with words Thailand and wondered what Saibaba wanted to tell me. When ever I get dreams I used to search online and try to understand what Sai means.Not advised for everyone as its just for getting some inspiration to write. I came across an Non Profit organization walking few kilometers to raise funding and create awareness about Human Trafficking. – Freedomtowalk.org
What is Human Trafficking?
Human trafficking is the trade in humans, most commonly for the purpose of sexual slavery, forced labor or for the extraction of organs or tissues, including surrogacy and ova removal. Trafficking is a lucrative industry, representing an estimated $32 billion per year in international trade, compared to the estimated annual $650 billion for all illegal international trade circa 2010. – Courtesy – Human Trafficking in Wikipedia
The people thus taken away to another country are forced to do work they don’t like to do – Child Labor, Forced Labor, Bond Labor etc. Some children are forced to ………..
Since Its not clear, I shall write whats on the Poster for you…
HAVE YOU SEEN SOMEONE:
who is being controlled by threats, however subtle?
who fears for their safety or that of loved ones?
who has bruises, or shows other signs of abuse?
who has been tattooed or branded by someone?
who is being deprived of any of life’s necessities
(e.g. medical care, food)?
whose freedom of movement seems to be restricted?
who is working under unreasonable conditions?
If you think someone is a victim of human trafficking,
call your local police.
Trafficking in children
Trafficking of children is the recruitment, transportation, transfer, harboring, or receipt of children for the purpose of exploitation.
Trafficking and commercial s————– exploitation of children can take many forms and include forcing a child into p………….. Child exploitation can also include forced labour or services, slavery or practices similar to slavery, servitude, the removal of organs, illicit international adoption, trafficking for early marriage, recruitment as child soldiers, for use in begging or as athletes (such as child camel jockeys or football players), or for recruitment for cults.
I had to leave some words blank as its spiritual website. I am sorry for this but I can’t stop myself from creating awareness. If you think what’s the use in write about Human Trafficking to Sai devotees, the below is the reason.
Profile of victims
The main motive of a woman (in some cases, an underage girl) to accept an offer from a trafficker is better financial opportunities for herself or her family. A study on the origin countries of trafficking confirms that most trafficking victims are not the poorest in their countries of origin, and …… trafficking victims are likely to be women from countries with some freedom to travel alone and some economic freedom.
I believe there are many people who are cheated in a little or big way in day to day life. Most of the time people, especially women and children are cheated by offering financial opportunities and other such offers to make them believe their life will be good if they go out.
Never accept any offer in an unknown place or country unless be it a Job offer or anything else.
Never go alone for a Business deal to unknown houses or places.
Human trafficking is something happening in a larger scale but there are incidents where women and children are kidnapped for various reasons. So its your responsibility to never believe in any one.
What is Spiritual Trafficking?
As far as I know no one else had said such a term ever before. According to me Spiritual Trafficking is making a person believe in some kind of religious organizations lead by a Guru or group of people who lead the organization especially for sake of making Money.
You are the best Guru to make your life better – Spiritual Trafficking:
How much does some parents struggle to bring up their children. These children suddenly realize they are doing good by leaving their family and settling in an religious or such Fake Guru organizations. The fake Gurus and shisyas there brain wash these youngsters as they can loot away their Money, collect big group to serve them and what Not.
There is no Law in India to bring back such youngsters to their family as they are over 18 and have rights to do what they wish. I am not speaking about any particular organization in this article. I am addressing what is going to be one of the biggest problem in the years to come for youngsters and families who are leading a devoted life. Be careful and make sure your children doesn’t get addicted to such fake Gurus speech.
I also know to speak well about Spirituality. That doesn’t mean your children can leave their responsibilities and serve me or Sai for that matter. Let them focus on their studies, try to find a Job for survival, get married and be responsible.
I have seen many elders watching some spiritual Talks on TV and think here is a Big Guru.
Have any one of you ever had patience to read Shiva Purana, Vishnu Purana or even recite Vishnu Sahasranama regularly?We all don’t have patience. We simply want to believe in some one speaking as if they are God and Big Guru.
Hinduism has so much of divinity in it but its all getting commercial and going in the hands of some false people. Take it for yourself. You alone can be your Spiritual Guru.
Shirdi Saibaba himself says that
” You are your Guru. Its all inside you. Simply believe in yourself, do good deeds and always think good and positive. What you sow. You reap”
In North India, Gita Press Gorakhpur releases so many affordable Books on Hindu Gods and Goddess. In south India, Many publishers are doing a great work. You have to make sure that you get good books where author speaks truly about ancient saints and Gods.
Summa evanaavuthu pesuratha kettutu scena poda koodaadhu.
If you love Hinduism and spirituality, Get Puranas, Mantra Books, listen to good Mantra and learn to grow on your own. Don’t simply praise some Modern Guru. Is that clear?
Don’t hurt your children for listening to Movie songs, partying and going out with friends because I consider these youngsters enjoying their life thousand times better than going behind a fake Guru and spoiling their life.
Some devotees who are depressed write me like this
“Is there a ashram or place where I can stay in Shirdi or any where else?” The answer is clearly NO. Even if its there I don’t encourage you leave your family and run. Sai wants you to live where you are with all the rights you have to lead a life.”
I have realized something very common in Shirdi Saibaba devotees. If they meet someone in a new place, if they say they are Sai devotees, immediately they will show teeth and speak to them. Well, Not all Sai devotees are good. At least ordinary people won’t harm you but be careful with people who say they are serving Saibaba and can help you etc. Even if its “Me”….he he… Honestly, I have never helped any Sai devotees. I just have wrote to few Sai children and its Sai and their own effort which has changed their life. I can’t be a wall between Sai and his sweet devotees which is why when devotees mail me at times I don’t feel like replying because who am I to come inbetween.
Sai always Says this
“Break the wall so that we can see each other”
Wall is actually your ignorance. Your idea that someone else can help you take your prayers to Sai. Its just you and Sai.
StarSai itself means that.
Star represents Crores of Sai devotees around the world and Sai – Saibaba of Shirdi.
The Guru and his devotee much communicate to each other directly. No middle men is required. Sai is antaryami and Saibaba is speaking to you internally if only you know to learn from Sai’s Silence.
I say this because its kaliyug and people are getting cheated in the name of Sai also. In the end what’s the use of blaming Sai? I get irritated when people say they know someone who can speak to shirdi saibaba.
For Gods sake, I honestly believe Sai speaks to you through your parents, through your friends, well wishers and many other people who are dear to you. Take good opinion and advice from everyone. Why should Sai choose some fake guru to speak about your life.
One of my close friend used to get dreams about what I am supposed to do. This could happen but why should I believe in an fake guru?
Live where you are and be safe with your husband/parents/siblings/children and lead your own life.
I used to think what if they mailed a wrong person and they hooked this women saying they will show enlightenment and abuse her and give her various troubles. This is already happening to many youngsters who are thinking they are doing a great deed by joining an spiritual organization, leaving their responsibilities and speaking all Nuts. Believe me, these organizations and Modern so called Guru will do you NO GOOD.
You will become more materialistic, boost your Ego and become a worser person. Please live your life, face the struggles and believe in your parents/husband/wife and children.
So what is the solution to Stop Spiritual Trafficking:
Better follow your heart. You are in to some problems, depression, worries or you are just a spiritual seeker. You see how many people are suffering worse than you? You earn more punya in serving your parents than any one else on Earth. So accept your life as it is and be clear about this.
Modern Guru’s wants Money. They want to loot your freedom and Money. If you don’t have money they call you as one in their crowd to support them. Whats more bigger than People strength. So why go behind someone else. You have all powers to do good for yourself and your family. If you have a bigger vision, You can serve the society and the Nation in a better way.
Human Trafficking awareness websites:
I am not an expert in anything I write in StarSai.com . I just get a dream one fine morning, search for resources about it and start writing. Honestly, when I started writing this article I never knew I will write something like “Spiritual Trafficking” . I maybe wrong but my heart tells me to write it. I know Shirdi Saibaba lives in my heart and he has made me do it for Sai don’t want any one to leave their responsibilities, their kith and kin and run away from their life in the name of Service.
In this article I wrote about Fake Gurus which may hurt many. This doesn’t mean I am in favour of Shirdi Saibaba. Its up to you to follow the Guru you like but make sure your Guru is ancient who had led a simple Life.
There are Inspiring saints like Ramakrishna Paramahamsa, Swami Vivekananda – Who can inspire you than Books of Vivekananda?
Spiritual Trafficking happens all over the world. Its actually migration of one faith to another leading them to a false Guru or belief system by inducing desires in them that they will be blessed with better health, good prosperity and happiness if they follow these people.
Coming back to Human Trafficking, I believe we can’t do much rather than writing about it but we can be safe in our day to day life. We can avoid our women/men and children getting kidnapped if we realize how bad the world is.
I saw the below info courtesy of United Nations Women – Singapore
More Resources and good articles on Human Trafficking:
Well, I don’t want to get more into Spiritual Trafficking ( Our new term for spoiling people’s life in name of religion and Guru) and really won’t reply mails related to it especially because I am helpless. I am a ordinary guy and all I can do is create awareness so that people don’t encourage someone saying they are doing service to humanity and not working on their studies and career and being responsibile to family.
To those people my simple request is Open up your heart and see how good life is. You are the best Guru for yourself. Believe in your self, Work hard and don’t be depressed for failures in life. Be strong and surely good days will come.
I took off from office today and felt good I wrote something that satisfies me.
I feel human
Since my friend is coming, I cleaned my Table and computer as its always dirty and my Mom scolds me.he he…. I cleaned the keyboard with cloth and now it has become hard to press baba. Please Sai, My hands are paining. Make my Computer good as I have to write lots of good things all my life.
Now I go airport to take my friend home and take him temples here.
Little Servant of Shirdi Saibaba