Tuesday, October 03, 2006

Grabbing The Grace: The Rise Of A Messiah

File under: Wackadoo Gurus

An ex-con, ex-junkie as the second coming of Christ? We always thought it would be a skateboarder:
Luis Miranda is a 60 year old former heroin addict and convict. He operates what he calls “God’s Government on Earth” from a warehouse in South Florida. Like any head of state, he is protected by a security detail that mimics the Secret Service. “I will be the President of the biggest government that this Earth has ever experienced,” Miranda said.

Miranda tells his followers they are free to indulge, to have it all. According to this modern messiah, there is no sin, no devil, and no hell to pay. Miranda says “the devil is destroyed, hell doesn’t exist, no condemnation for the chosen ones”.

Luis Miranda is certainly willing to enjoy his earthly pleasures. His followers don’t seem to mind his lavish lifestyle. I asked them, “does it make sense that Jesus Christ would drive a BMW or wear a Rolex, does that make sense to you?” Clara Diaz replied “definitely, we are in 2006.”
It's a stunning illustration of the present state of an American society that teems with people dumb enough to be seduced by the likes of Miranda. And all he had to do was tell them was that they're partying angels, here to get down.

2012 is not to be the acme of consciousness evolution, it's going to be the nadir of our descent into a willing-to-believe-anything madness like this. We shudder to think just how bad it's really going to get.


At 10/03/2006 9:40 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Blessings O young Jody. It is true that real gurus are in short supply. I urge you to read the wisdom of my guruji, the Swami Shyamananda, who has unfortunately taken a mauna vratha , a vow of silence, until 2007


At 10/04/2006 8:44 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

ewwwwwww!! That blogspot (seductionsalvation) really smells. Is it for real man? You must be joking. If not, then leave it to good old LA and dumb Americans to finally welcome this fool (Shyamananda) and listen to him. Californians will listen to and follow anybody, it appears.

At 10/04/2006 10:45 AM, Blogger jody said...


Um... yeah. I figure it's a serialization of someone's novel. Either that or the fantasy diary of a true blue narcissist. But you have to admit, the guy writes rather well. Too bad the subject matter all spins about his swelled head like he was getting a swirly in the toilet.

At 10/04/2006 9:43 PM, Anonymous Swami Shyamananda said...


I am but a messenger of the Swamiji. He is at his ashram in Rishikesh.
I forwarded these missives to him. and he conveys his blessings to you. He asked me specifically to commend you on your tireless efforts at exposing the narcissism of self-appointed gurujis.
He also asked me to convey this: "Tell her that her anger comes from ambivalence. On the one hand, she is resentful of the attention and worship that people accord mere mortals, and on the other hand, she would not be unhappy if she recieved the same veneration." He also added. "She should know that a thousand false prophets do not deny the existence of one true one."

Blessings from our Swami Shyamananda

At 10/04/2006 10:02 PM, Blogger jody said...

The swami seems to have no clue as to where I'm coming from, in more ways than one, and his speculation about my motivation only seems to confirm my own suspicions about him.

But lets hope that won't put a damper on his continuing performance.

At 10/05/2006 2:22 AM, Blogger rama said...


Reg Swami Shyamananda's comment: "...On the one hand, she is resentful of the attention and worship that people accord mere mortals, and on the other hand, she would not be unhappy if she recieved the same veneration..."

That's Swami's presumption. Someone may be genuinely disgusted with the falsehood, hype, idiocy surrounding these gurus. Resenting their prominence has nothing to do with it. The miasma of falsehood is distasteful in itself. And the same person may never ever want that adulation and fame either. In fact, any person of conscience who goes through this blog-site - will be eternally disgusted to ever harbour any notions of such fame!

The interesting question is: why such a great outpouring of (false) gurus and (falser) seekers NOW? All talking about TRUTH. But the real thing is anywhere but in their environs! Truth and honesty is today close to becoming an extinct species.

People who do miracles: that has nothing to do with anything. Even if its not sleight of hand, that's still far from the real thing. If there's one genuine realised soul in recent times, it was Ramana Maharishi, who had nothing to do with any mumbo jumbo. He kept telling seekers to ask themselves: Who amI?



At 10/05/2006 9:52 PM, Blogger Crow T Human said...

Meanwhile, back on topic...

In my more cynical moments I wish I could keep my face straight enough and my heart cold enough to run a scam like this guy. The article says some "web entrepreneur" gave this joker a million dollars. A million dollars. A million freaking dollars. $1,000,000.00.


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