The renowned and learned Yoga Gurus are selling products which are categorised as fast foods, etcetera. I know that there is no ban on fast foods being sold by Yoga Gurus. But my only worry is that, isn’t such practices contradictory to the very teachings of Yoga? Or is it that all of a sudden fast foods have turned healthy these days and, hence, they could very well be categorized under the head ‘healthy food’. I just want to remind the Yoga Gurus that “to eat healthy food” is one of the basics of Yoga teachings. So, it’s my humble request to all the learned Yoga experts to please enlighten us, that is it a high time to amend the Yoga literature, in order to, incorporate fast foods and other such food products/implements under the category of healthy food?
Can we get drowned into the money business so much that we forget the very basics of the core things, which we publicly preach about? Can the teachings of yoga and business of fast food products go hand in hand? Is this strategy a part of the whole business plan, which states that one should first make people unhealthy (as in, the prospective customers) and then, later on, cure them? Isn’t this equivalent to running a Cancer hospital by the manufacturer of tobacco products? It seems as if everything is fare in the business whose sole aim is to ‘making money’.
We always thought that there is a difference between a Yogi (One who practices Yoga) and a Bhogi (One who is a materialist). But it seems that there is a thin line of differentiation between the two and for money’s sake there is no wrong, in crossing that line. In the current scenario, what matter the most is money and to have that money one can very well shift into a Bhogi from a Yogi, time and again, at their sole convenience. It seems as if the motto is to keep aside all the moral teachings for the public speeches and when it comes to earning money than one should only follow the sole principle, which says that, “Everything is fair in business and one should just concentrate on earning money and more money, by hook or by crook”.
To all the Yoga Gurus who are involved in the ‘business’ of selling fast food products, I simply want to inform you all, that your association with such products sends a wrong impression in the mind of innocent people. Herewith, I am not accusing the Yoga Gurus that they claim such things to be healthy, but my only point is that either such Gurus should not associate themselves with such products, or else, should clearly state that “although they are selling this product, it is not good for health”. That’s the least we expect from a Yogi “to be honest”, right?
The common man, “who has a blind faith” in Yoga Gurus, simply believes in everything that these people say, as well as, takes everything that they associate with as right and healthy. It’s a high time the common man wakes up and realizes that being a blind follower, always leads to a dead end. Each one of us has been gifted with a workable brain, so we should question each and every single thing before adopting it in our life. Remember it, that only when the common man is awake, no one will be able to fool them, play with their emotions and exploit them for one’s own benefits.
My appeal to the Yoga Gurus is that please don’t mix up Yoga with Business. I very well know that to expect such behaviour from those who are money minded, shall be adjudged as foolishness on my part. But still, who knows, maybe one day, some of them may realize that there act is not appropriate as per the teachings of Yoga. May the almighty give them the good sense to decide whether their actions are for the sake of mankind or not.
My humble request to each one of you is “Be a smart consumer, rather than a blind follower”. I hope that at least the customers realize this fact that they are purchasing an unhealthy product before they take their decisions. Now, it’s up to each one of us to decide whether or not, we want to buy an unhealthy fast food product, solely because the person behind that product is associated with an ideology of healthy living. Give it a thought guys, so that no one is able to fool you.
God bless you all. Be in touch!!!