The Gold Plated Culture of Corruption – II

I read the lovely essay “Gold Plated Culture of Corruption” written by an unknown author and posted in my blog. The author has made some very valid points and the intelligentsia should ponder over them rather than react.

GOD DOES NOT NEED MONEY – He is the Almighty; He is a giver not a taker. All what we have today is because of him.

It is the greedy middlemen – the Brahmins and the ‘Godmen’ – who in the name of God crave wealth – and keep on craving for more.  Ultimately it is the middlemen, the Brahmins and the ‘Godmen’ who are the true beneficiaries of the ‘Gold Plated Culture Of Corruption’.

It is the middlemen – the Brahmins and the ‘Godmen’ – who keep on encouraging this corrupt practise – not God.

We will all recall, a few years back if one accidentally killed a cat it was a practice to offer a ‘golden’ cat to a Brahmin to absolve the person of this sin!  Who encouraged this? God? No – the middlemen – the Brahmins to satisfy their greed in the name of God!

Take the unhealthy practise of performing ‘Shraddh’ (12th / 13th day ceremonies after death) – who are the beneficiaries? The Brahmins!

 The inhuman practise of untouchability – who is responsible – the middlemen –   The Brahmins.

Although I am a Brahmin, a Saraswat Brahmin by birth (and proud to be one) , today, I am more anti-Brahmin than perhaps even E. V. Ramaswamy, but for different reasons. I am against those practises of the Brahmins which have led to the regression of our dear country. It is because of these practises, 600 million Indians do not practise our Sanatan Dharma (Hinduism) but some other religion and our dear Bharatmata is now divided into three countries! I hold the Brahmins responsible for this. And unlike EVR, I believe in God.

However, I do not believe in some of the brahminical practises like ‘Shraddh’ (i.e. 12th day/13th day ceremony where the Brahmins are fed). Why should the Brahmins feast after my death? Why not utilize the same money for the needy like the orphans, or old people homes or the dumb animals (who are also the creatures of God).

Great saints like His Holiness Parijnanashram Swami loved our dumb friends and the down-trodden   

In my Will I have stated that after my death, no Brahmin or a priest should be called for the religious rituals. No ‘Shraddh’, no ‘besna’  – and the best way to respect my memory is to pleadge the amount intended for ‘Shraddh’ / ‘besna’ to an orphanage.

I have pledged my body and organs to B.J. Medical College, Ahmedabad – if I die here here in Ahmedabad – or else to an appropriate place. And this is exactly what my late father did!


It is the middlemen – the Brahmins and the Godmen who need it, or rather are greedy for it.

It is this brahminical culture of corruption which is permeating our society. It is we Brahmins who are responsible for most of the ills of our nation including the gold-plated corruption.

The backlash of ‘reservation culture’ we are facing today is because of the inhuman brahminical practices of our forefathers.

The gold found in the vaults of temples and in the abode of Godmen is as ‘valuable’ (read – useless) as the desert sands of Jodhpur, Bikaner or Jaisalmer, if it is not put to proper use!

The recent rumors and stories being circulated that a 70 year old person I Kerala died because of ‘the wrath’ of God – when he tried to open the vaults of Padmanabha Temple (Kerala) is baloney. Whoever thinks that God has an ill will towards His subjects is guilty of blasphemy. This again is a rumor spread by some Brahmins of Kerala. Which God will ever like to see His subjects suffering? Probably God will show His wrath only if people use this gold to fulfill the greed and not the needs of His subjects and if this wealth is put to wrong use!

Let us stop this gold plated culture of corruption. When God graces us, and if we have a desire to thank Him, donate that money to orphanages, old age homes or patients of cancer – To the needy; not to the greedy.


2 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Javed Hamid on October 21, 2012 at 7:57 pm

    What are your thoughts about islam?


    • I have great respect for this religion because of the Koran. Some of the things which I liked the best are:

      • Pay zakat – 2% of earnings for the use of the needy.

      • Be charitable: Allah loves those who are charitable.

      • Whatever you spend with a good heart, give it to parents, relatives, orphans, the helpless, and travelers in need. Whatever good you do, Allah is aware of it.

      • Do not make your charity worthless by reminders of your generosity or by injury to the recipients feelings

      • Those who spend their wealth in charity by night and day, secretly and openly, they will have their reward from their Lord

      • Give orphans the property which belongs to them when they are able to handle it themselves and do not substitute your worthless things for their valuable ones; and do not cheat them of their possession through mixing it up with your own

      No book whether the Holy Koran, or the Holy Bible, or the Bhagwad Geeta or the Granth Sahib teaches hate. These holy books has been misinterpreted by some people for their personal gains as happens in all other religions too – see the loot by the pundits and the so called people in saffron.


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