Nirmal Baba Exposed.
That was the headline.
A TV news channel was grilling a self-proclaimed guru cum Hindu spiritual leader, Nirmal Baba.
“Who is this godman, Nirmal Baba?”
“Is Nirmal Baba a fraud?”
“How did Nirmaljit Singh Narula become Nirmal Baba?”
“How come Nirmal Baba’s net worth is skyrocketing?”
“Today, we are going to expose Nirmal Baba.”
The channel aired:
- “This miracle guru earns over one crore rupees from one Nirmal Baba Samagam, aka Nirmal Darbar (a mass gathering of devotees).”
- “His devotees claim that the Third Eye of Nirmal Baba can reveal your past, present, and future.”
- “Interested people can pay and register on NirmalBaba.com. And then, they can ask him questions in ‘Samagams’ about livelihood, love-life, marriage, foreign travel, etc.”
The News Channel Exposed Nirmal Baba Further
“Why is Nirmal Baba charging money? Shouldn’t he suggest remedies for free?”
The channel explained how this Baba was funny enough to be mistrusted. The Left-tilting Syndrome suffering anchor reiterated that godmen are supposed to be dead-serious—and Nirmal Baba didn’t fit the bill.
They also aired bytes of a few people who proudly mentioned themselves, saints. And those so-called saints declared Nirmal Baba a fraud.
The funny thing?
They were also self-proclaimed, just like him.
So, Nirmal Baba Stays Exposed, Right?
Well, let’s dive deeper: why do people visit Nirmal Darbar?
Because they want something:
- A retired man’s son needs a job.
- A poor widow dreams of getting her daughter married.
- And a depressed and frustrated middle-aged executive craves mental peace.
The people attending Nirmal Darbar are desperate to remove the blockages from their lives.
The weird part?
Nirmal Baba’s remedies (no matter how obnoxious they sound) work for them.
Now, if his advice is benefiting the people, what’s the issue? Why a news channel or anyone, for that matter, object? What are their vested interests?
Oh, I see.
Nirmal Baba or his ‘hilarious’ advice is not the issue. The issue is, “Why is Nirmal Baba charging money?”
Something wrong with charging money for useful advice? Don’t you visit your doctor for checkups, seek health-related advice, and pay a fee?
You do. Everybody does.
And you don’t expect the doctor to treat you for free, right?
The Problem With the Indian Mind
Indians have a problem.
They take spiritual and metaphysical phenomena for granted.
We seek help to earn more money, buy bigger cars, build better careers, and experience peace of mind.
But we don’t want to pay for that.
Isn’t that funny?
Yes, helping people without charging a dime is an age-old Hindu tradition. But who’ll decide if Nirmal Baba, or any other healer, should or shouldn’t charge?
And who has the right to pronounce if he is a genuine healer or a thug?
Is Nirmal Baba A Fraud? Who Shall Decide?
A so-called news channel expert in sensationalizing issues for higher TRPs?
Oh, and by the way . . .
Did you ever see any channel expose The Nun—the scamster who converted countless Hindus to Christians—luring them with food, shelter, and medicine—packaging it as ‘Service?’
Instead, they address her as Mother.
But Wait. What About the Rational Thinkers? Can’t They Decide?
Another name for rice bag converts, missionary agents, and their sympathizers.
They reject supernatural and paranormal phenomena coming from a Hindu. But always glorify how Jesus healed the blind, crippled, and diseased—with his magical powers, of course.
(Did you get that?)
And not only that, they label that particular guru fraud. And his followers, superstitious.
Because they hate pagan cultures.
So, let me get this straight:
If it’s from a Christian, it’s because of the grace of God, a miracle. But if it’s from a Hindu, it’s plain stupidity, superstition.
(As if they know what superstition is.)
Superstition. What Is It?
Ever heard the name, Ram Gopal Varma?
Yes, the film producer.
The promo of his movie, Phoonk (based on black magic), reads, “Everything is superstition until it happens to you.”
So, the deal is:
People capable of seeing spirits, experiencing miracles, or understanding ‘bad karma brings bad luck’ are superstitious. Essentially, anything that doesn’t fit with ‘rational thinking’ is superstition.
And when a corporate employee tells his friend about his promotion, touching a piece of wood and saying “touch wood” (with a grin) . . . what’s that? That’s not superstition?
Let Me Tell You What Superstition Actually Is
Believing is superstition.
Here’s the definition of ‘Believe’ (Oxford Languages):
accept that (something) is true, especially without proof.
But, life doesn’t end at believing. There’s also something called Knowing.
Now, I can almost hear what you’re thinking:
“But . . . isn’t believing the same as knowing?”
Nope. Not even close.
You believe when you don’t know. For instance, you believe you have two hands, or you know you have two hands?
You know you have two hands, right?
Why don’t you believe you have two hands? Because there’s no need. Because you KNOW.
So, essentially, believing doesn’t make you wise, religious, or anything like that. But it sure makes you a fool, or dare I say, a damn fool.
Ever noticed that Hindus consider Mukti (liberation) the highest level of consciousness and Knowing the path to achieve it?
You know, why?
Because they know that knowing is liberation.
And that’s why they don’t believe in some imaginary god sitting in heaven. Their gods are right there, in front of them: the bright sun, the dreamy moon, the twinkling stars, the naughty rivers, the bottomless ocean, the joyful trees—in fact, the entire universe is their god. And still, they never claimed their way is the only way, and their god, the only god—something the world needs to learn from them.
So, let me make this clear:
Nobody has the right to typecast a person, phenomenon, or trend as superstition just because they’re incapable of understanding them.
You with me?
Okay, let’s get back to Nirmal Baba.
Now, the people calling Nirmal Baba a fraud were nothing but jealous.
Jealous that an ordinary man became a guru overnight (and now earns huge amounts of money while they’re still living on charity).
They were also angry that now they needed an appointment to meet him (undoubtedly a blow to their egos).
Now, this is interesting: Like Nirmal Baba, these people also wanted to make money. But since they didn’t have the skills to attract huge crowds, they failed. And now, they can only complain.
Here Are Two Burning Questions
- Politicians loot millions of public money in the name of development. But the ‘saints’ seldom raise a voice. Why?
- The Christian missionary thugs convert poor, helpless Hindus in the name of service. But the ‘rational thinkers’ never seem to have a problem. Any special reason?
So, Is Nirmal Baba Exposed As ‘Fraud?’
This guy, Nirmal Baba, has the right to charge money for his advice as long as he doesn’t do anything illegal (unethical is always subjective).
And the incompetent saints and preposterous rational thinkers? They can continue massaging their egos by labeling Nirmal Baba a fraud.
Nirmal Baba is being exposed because he charges money.
Will he still be a fraud if he advised for free?
I doubt it.