Sri Sri Meets The Babaster, May Have The Bomb Now
File under: The Siddhi of PR and Hands Where They Don't Belong
Yesterday the great Himalaya mountains trembled under the combined weight of two of India's biggest living gurus, Sri Sri Ravi Shankar and Sathya Sai Baba. While not much has been reported about the meeting, we believe the combined force of their shakti must have been a spectacle to behold, for those who imagine such things exist.
But the whole thing kinda looked more like the appearance of one rock star at the concert of another:
Today evening bhajans started at 5.00 pm. At 5.20 pm Pundit Ravi Shankar of the Art of Living fame walked into the VIP enclosure followed by his entourage. Sai Baba walked in at 5.25 pm, held on the railings and gave blessings for 5 mins and sat down. Bhajans continued till 5.50 pm, Swami took aarathi standing up the whole duration, giving blessings and just before he left he gave blessings 6 times with his Abhaya Hastam and some ladies were so touched that they wept.A VIP section, crying groupies and the dispensation of blessings seem more reminiscent of a U2 concert than the creepy Babaster's daily appearance.
We imagine the gurus having some difficulty keeping their eyeball lightning in check while in each others' presence. Who knows who would have prevailed had the situation deteriorated. But the Babaster had better watch out over the long run. Sri Sri is apparently training the Indian Army in his Art of Living yoga techniques. As much eyeball lightning as Sai Baba may be able to muster aside, it probably can't compete with the AK-47s and light artillery the Army possesses, not to mention their nuclear capacity.
It certainly gives Sri Sri the one up on every other guru in India. It's a situation we will continue to monitor. As we love to say... developing.