Friday, June 17, 2005

Sri Sri Pulls 200,000 To Group Sit

File under: The Siddhi of PR

For the occasion of Shivratri, when the Hindu god Shiva is celebrated, Sri Sri Ravi Shankar led a meditation of 200,000 assembled people, according to the Times of India in Mumbai.
Seated on a throne specially crafted for him, which was placed against a 20-foot tall backdrop depicting the Himalayas, the guru dispensed gems of wisdom in his gentle tones to a sea of listeners.
Sri Sri getting his Shiva on for the masses, and probably rushing like he just injected cocaine with the name and fame of it all.

We're beginning to think that gurus almost always get a free pass in the Indian press unless they've been charged with a major crime. And even then they sometimes still skate. In this case the reporter and editors pretty much come up with a great Art of Living ad, employing the standard hyperbolic "I was cured of cancer"-type testimonials you'll find around most "divine" beings.

Sri Sri continues to rise to the level of Sai Baba and Ammachi as a guru in India. He hasn't had a major scandal that we're aware of, and he continues to successfully put his face in front of the press, one that consistently fawns over him despite his wishy washy politics. But he's not losing the "L" until he wins peace in Jammu and Kashmir. 200,000 at the satsang is really good pull, but with Sri Sri doing whatever he can to feed into the myth of his own divinity, he's still a big fat loser to us.


At 7/19/2005 11:18 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Jody, I suggest you make yourself available to "Sri Sri" (what a ridiculous title for this man) for a bit. Be brave. Go follow him around for awhile. See if you can meet him privately. I find your reports on him strangely positive, so I assume you haven't spent any time with him yet. I'd like to see a little more bashing in this area please.

As for crimes.........just a matter of time till he gets caught ;-) Then I'll stand back and LMAO.

At 10/27/2014 10:44 AM, Blogger Tom Wonsetler said...

You obviously have no ability to distinguish between the real and the fake ! Your obviously possessed by a demonic force ! Your obviously not very bright ! You obviously dont know what your talking about when it comes to the real ones ! Your obviously very slanderous ! Too bad you have nothing better to do put down people who are much better than you and who have done so much to help others ! Infinitely more than you ! Your just a bitter, negative, stupid, closed minded, malicious and vicious demon in disguise as human being ! I pity you ! You probably dont even have the courage to post this comment ! And dont forget, it all comes back to you whether you know it or believe it or not ! And when it does you will wish you hadnt done all that evil !

At 10/27/2014 10:54 AM, Blogger Jody Radzik said...

And that's how the cult wants you to think, folks.


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