Wednesday, October 04, 2006

Another Damn Devi

File under: The Siddhi of PR

Today we visited the website of Sri Maa Lakshmi Devi, where we were confronted with this image:

The "shock" of this woman's "shakti" almost put this morning's Earl Grey all over the new iMac. We'll just never keep up with all the emerging Ammachi rip-offs who offer mammaries full of occluding nonsense to a world rife with infantilism, one that's regressing faster than a diaper fetishist with a bottle full of titty milk and bourbon, thanks in no small part to clowns like this.

Update: A reader has alerted us to the fact that Sri Maaaaa (say it like a sheep says "baaaaa") is the spawn of the handsy-with-the-boysy Sathya Sai Baba, aka the Babaster.


At 10/04/2006 1:10 PM, Blogger CHUCK said...

Wait a minute, Jody. I for one think it's great that less attractive ladies get to be gods. Why should it be that only beautiful ones like that gal from Sidha Yoga that you are in love with get to be gods?

At 10/04/2006 1:18 PM, Blogger jody said...

No fair, Chuck!

I never said Gurumayi was God. She may be hot, and I may want my goddesses to be hot, but there's no women (or men) more God than anyone else, regardless of how hot or not they are.

At 10/04/2006 3:58 PM, Blogger CHUCK said...

sri sri 1008 avatar chuckananda maharaj

I was just kidding about you saying gurumayi is a god. But you have to admit that this one isn't all that attractive.

At 10/04/2006 4:17 PM, Blogger jody said...

There are better pictures of her on her site. Here she looks like the moon with that round head. Not necessarily a bad thing for a devi to look like, I guess.

My first impression wasn't a flow of blissful shakti, it was of her pushing the viewer away.

The devi junkies are just looking for the next tit to suck, preferably Indian, like Maaaaaaaa here. She'll pull plenty of needy devotees without being Gurumayi hot.

At 10/04/2006 8:04 PM, Blogger CHUCK said...

Still, I can't see how a devi as homely as her can make it in Palm Springs. She needs help with her make up. Her line of bullshit sounds very old too. Maybe she's appealing strictly to the over 60 crowd.

At 10/04/2006 8:20 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Heads up boyees,

This lady is a disciple of none other than Satya Sai Baba (no kidding). Someone I know started asking her pointed questions about one of his scandals, and she avoids all such questions, since Baba is her Guru. She goes by other names as well. This Sai Maa Laxmi Devi thing appears to be the latest.

I like the lipstick in this photo. Paired with the heavy kajal, she can get right in there with Guru Mayi, imo. Both are equally good looking (not).

Tired of all of them.

At 10/04/2006 11:10 PM, Blogger evenstar said...

Ah Jody - you crack me up!

Another great post. Maaaaaaa indeed! Most certainly a sheeptalker if she's of Shrieks Atyas I Buttf@$ker's flock.

Keep up the good work :)

At 10/04/2006 11:23 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

WOw! she has man-hands.... man haaaaands!! scary.

At 10/05/2006 7:32 AM, Anonymous durga said...

Maybe she should put her face on a billboard and start a devi harem. That might pull in a few more devotees.

At 10/05/2006 12:40 PM, Anonymous Kaartik said...

I am an Indian settled in USA and I know for a fact that most of the awards she claims on her website can be purchased in India for $2400 each or so.
I clicked around her website and found that all of her "devotees" are americans.
If you show her website to and Indian, he will immediately know she is a fake.

familiarity breeds contempt.

No one in the USA gives a %^&% to the Miss Universe contest. But in India it is extremely hot.

plus of course she is a disciple of sathya sai baba
enough said.

At 10/05/2006 3:42 PM, Blogger Steve said...

I saw her a while back in Chicago. She had a different name then. Can't remember it now. But I knew she was a disciple of Sai Baba, for she freely talked about him in her meetings, as her Master.

I went for the $10 or so meeting, and then the all day intensive at the resort hotel I passed on. It was pretty expensive.

I did enjoy her $10 meeting. We chanted quite a bit and we also did some movements instead of just sitting the whole time. She is big into having the energy move in the body.

I actually find her attractive. I don't think she is ugly. But that has nothing to do with if she is enlightened or not.

She supposedly has done some humanitarian work. At the meeting I went to, it was mostly Westerners there, ones who have some money.

She definitely is into charging several hundred dollars for her weekend intensives.

Hopefully it is worth it to those who have the bucks.

She might be a fake, but I felt she is just as real as any of those out there. But I am sceptical of most out there. Very few, really do something for me.

The best part about her is her energy and movement and chanting. Which I enjoyed more than most. Many of the satsangs I went to were dry and intellectual and we just sat still for two hours. So I give her that.

At 10/06/2006 7:22 PM, Blogger Steve said...

By the way, I remembered her previous name. It was Chalanda Sai Ma. So even back then, she was acknowledging Sai Baba by including a Sai in her name.

At 10/07/2006 3:02 PM, Blogger CHUCK said...

If she's a disciple of Sly Baba, is homely and has the hands of a man, maybe she ain't a Devi at all!

At 10/07/2006 3:30 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey Jody, check out the new photo of Gurumayi on the Siddha Yoga bookstore site. I'd be surprised if you don't see a resemblance between these two. And this Ma has a thing for hats, just like gurumayi.
Here's the very long link:

At 10/07/2006 10:10 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

"The best part about her is her energy and movement and chanting. Which I enjoyed more than most. Many of the satsangs I went to were dry and intellectual and we just sat still for two hours. So I give her that"

So you're just paying to be in the presence of a charismatic woman. What makes your experiencial more useful than say that of any other masturbatory experiencialists?

At 10/09/2006 2:35 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm with Chuck. This guy looks more like a Davy than a Devi.

At 12/26/2008 8:34 AM, Anonymous MICHAEL DiRaimondo said...

Sai Maa is pure love and compassion.
I spent quite a bit of time with Mataji when I lived in Colorado and I suggest with my whole heart, anyone to go sit with her and feel the grace of our One True Creator.

God sits at the tip of our tongues.
Each thing we say is a line in the book of life that we each write.

Please use your tongue to uplift and not divide.

If you do not find God, or whatever God is to you, in Sai Maa and the teachings, then simply go elsewhere.

But there is no need for negativity.

Love and all else is.


At 5/05/2009 4:15 AM, Blogger Krishna said...

Lakshmi is the goddess of wealth, fortune, power, luxury, beauty, fertility, and auspiciousness. She holds the promise of material fulfillment and contentment. She is described as restless, whimsical yet maternal, with her arms raised to bless and to grant her blessings.
Goddess Laxmi, Ganesha and Laxmi, Ganesha saraswati and laxmi, Laxmiji Photo, Laxmi Pooja, Laxmi Wallpaper

At 1/21/2010 12:36 PM, Blogger Petit77 said...

I larned while spending some time with Sai Maa that she has an energy about her: Love, Speak with love, Act with love and Think with love. That about sums up her work and intentions.

Whether you beieve in her or not, keep in mind that karma does in fact exist, and speech builds negative karma just as actions build it. Be careful.

At 7/20/2010 2:02 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Buddhist Proverb ~ When the student is ready, the teacher will appear...

If you have found your teacher, or if you choose to be your own best teacher, that is a beautiful thing. To malign another's teacher or path is not... we all find our way through this life on Earth the best way we can so let's be supportive of one another on this journey.

To all who find their way here in search of the Truth - follow your own heart and trust that you are guided on your journey.


At 6/08/2011 11:44 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sai Maa is a fake I knew her for over 10 years. She preys on the weak the way all fake guru's do. She is despised in India and cannot even go into the country. She personally destroyed my family. She is greedy,money and power hungry. There isn't a kind bone in her body. She claims celibacy and makes her closest devotees follow the same and then she has sex with her students who are married. She is particularly fond of breaking up marriages and keeping the men close. She is a scam artist and a con and a close kin to the other false guru Tilak. Beware all stay away from this cult. I am grateful I got out. To protect my family I must remain anonymous.

At 2/20/2012 8:49 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

My husband left our marriage to follow his divine path with Sai Maa. I agree with the last post about Sai Maa breaking up marriages. Although he said it was not her doing, he followed her example of leaving her husband and children. Does anyone else have a story of losing a spouse to this cult?

At 1/04/2013 4:52 PM, Anonymous Heart Centered Scientist said...

Most of this is so false. I am a scientist by trade so have a very cynical nature. I first heard of Sai Maa many years ago and approached her teachings with that mind set. I have sat with many guru's and teachers and I must say that Sai Maa definately has something that others do not. I do know that many who follow Sai Maa want her to fix all their problems instead of practing what she preaches or they blame her for things that happen in their lives. If you make an experiement of your life from using her teachings you may be suprised what you see. I probably know the people who commented about their husbands leaving them because of Sai Maa. To that I say you need to look deeper and see how you create your life. You are responsible for what you have and don't have nobody else. As far as those who say that she is not beautiful, you have not seen her in person. Plus, I missed the day in bible class that said the most holy are beautiful. I think that Moses was probably not in the most beautiful people in desserts around Isreal, but I don't know because I wasn't there, were you? To call a person names and make judgements says more about you than about them. Too bad for you because maybe if you opened up enough to see for yourself, maybe your life would be enriched. Maybe it wouldn't but you will never know by saying what you say here. I feel bad for you. To be completely upfront, during my time with Sai Maa there were several years we were really close. I could be very bitter and turn against her for not being close any more. I could blame her, but what does that prove. Nothing. I had to look within myself to find the answers. It is not pretty or easy - but necessary to move forward in this lifetime. For those who say she is not accepted in India, that is absolutely false. I have traveled to India Sai Maa during the years we were close. During those times, we sat with the most respected spiritual leaders in India and they were very respectful to Sai Maa. Not only did we visit them, but they often would visit us and just sit in meditation or around a yagna fire or what I really enjoyed - laughing and playing like kids. As a scientist, I can only say I did approach Sai Maa with an analytical eye and I found the opposite of what was said before. Too bad for you that you are not open enough to experience because even though the friendship I had did not last forever, the knowledge I gained was amazing.

At 1/04/2013 6:21 PM, Blogger jody radzik said...

Sounds more like hero worship and a need for confirmation and positive mirroring than authentic spirituality to me.


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