Wednesday, January 11, 2006

Ramdev Roars Back

File under: Satscams and Backroom Gurudom

With the support of many in India's political sphere, Swami Ramdev is on the attack:
Baba Ramdev questioned earlier tests which detected human remains in medications supposed to be his manufacture. Denying a label containing an incomplete list of medication ingredients displayed by [CPM leader] Brinda was from his workshop, he said that there was no proof that the samples were from his workshops.

Without naming the CPM leader, he said that the allegations against him were a conspiracy instigated by multinational corporations as revenge against his pro-Swadeshi stance.
We believe he's claiming that the multinational corporations are intimidated by Ramdev's anti-corporate stance, so they've hatched this plot to discredit him by getting a communist leader to be a co-conspirator.

Besides sounding like a classically awful movie plot, it's the perfect dodge for the DVD guru. If the medication sample containing skull and testicles can't be definitively connected to Ramdev's operation, he's pretty much off the hook.

As they say... developing.

5 Comments:

At 1/12/2006 4:56 AM, Blogger The State Withers Away said...

Actually, accusations of skulls and testicles in ayurvedic drugs sounds to me like Brinda Karat is plagiarizing the script of "Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom"

BTW, what kind of testicles? Camel testicles included?

I rather suspect that the origins of the shebang have a different cause altogether.

Marxists, you see, believe that Marxism is "scientific". Naturally, every marxist has a grandiose self-image of him/herself as a "scientist". On top of it, unlike most comrades, Brinda Karat must have done a bit of real science at the upmarket Doon School that she *had* to attend being the leader of the proles.

All in all, carried away by her scientist's self-importance, Karat picks up "samples" from a pharmacy, applies her scientific nose to it, and begins to smell camel testicles. Lalahoos! Net result: Ramdev is finsihed. Watch yet as our good comrade drives this class enemy into irredeemable ignominy.

 
At 1/12/2006 5:12 AM, Blogger The State Withers Away said...

Hey, just discovered that this website sports a link to Kali's Child. Isn't this Kripal dude himself a guru (as in "teacher") who wangled a PhD with a thesis on a Bengali monk wihtout knowing a word of Bengali?

You bet most tantric gurus cannot claim that kind of astounding, magical achievement!! I mean, iamgine a bushman getting awarded a D.Lit for a thesis on Shakespeare. Except that the bushman knows only one language: his bush-tongue. Still he manages a D.Lit on Shakespeare. It's kinda like that.

I suspect that Kripal was a very very accomplished tantric guru in his previous life if not right in this one!

 
At 1/12/2006 12:05 PM, Blogger facedog said...

Hey Jody,

Anything new on the Kalki Avatar cult?

Also I'm looking forward to using this quote in response to some of your statements about the Self:

"Ideas about the Self are no closer to Its truth than my dog's ass."

quote by Jody

Adios,

facedog

 
At 1/17/2006 1:34 PM, Blogger jody said...

Hey, just discovered that this website sports a link to Kali's Child. Isn't this Kripal dude himself a guru (as in "teacher") who wangled a PhD with a thesis on a Bengali monk wihtout knowing a word of Bengali?

Dr. Kripal is not a guru. He is a professional scholar with a Ph.D. from a major research university who teaches at another major research university and publishes with major university presses (Chicago, California, Oxford). As for the language training, he formally studied Bengali for seven years and lived in Calcutta for a school year studying nothing but the language. He has read and re-read the Kathamrita in Bengali for the last two decades.

It looks like it's time to stop smoking from that propaganda pipe, comrade.

 
At 11/20/2006 11:23 AM, Anonymous yoga and pranayama said...

interesting thoughts ...

this thread on yoga forum is interesting

 

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