27 October, 2020

‘I Do All That I Do So Agnostics Will Start Believing In God’

The controversial godman gave us all of 10 minutes to chat him up at Sirsa.

‘I Do All That I Do So Agnostics Will Start Believing In God’
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Stocky and ruggedly handsome, Baba Gurmeet Ram Rahim can be disconcerting. Childlike one moment, making a banal statement the next, the godman who likes to dress (or overdress) in garish colours, evokes complete loyalty from followers. Is he for real? Pavithra S. Rangan got all of 10 minutes to chat him up at Sirsa.

You sing, act, farm, design cars, coach sportspersons and preach. Are you a spiritual leader?

I do all this so that agnostics start believing in God. It is God who is making me do all this because it is humanly impossible to undertake so many activities. I have studied till Std X but I can hold my own before int­ernational scientists and doctors and exp­lain how meditation makes a difference.

While spirituality and religion place a premium on renunciation and austerity, modern gurus seem to love the good life.

Saints have to change with the times and find effective ways of attracting youngsters. I perform several stunts in my films to attract youth and...

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