Friday, December 29, 2006

Sri Sri's Crayola Diplomacy

File under: The Siddhi of PR

Like a child playing connect-the-dots with a crayon, Sri Sri Ravi Shankar thinks he's bringing peace to the various ethnic conflicts of South Asia:
[Sri Sri] Ravi Shankar said it would be a 'great disappointment' to the youths of India's northeast if the games were not held in a peaceful environment.

Stating that games and sports helped to keep people healthy and free from depression, he said: 'Holding the games without the cooperation of ULFA will create fear and anxiety among participants and deprive the already marginalized people of the region a sporting mega event.'

Ravi Shankar also urged ULFA leaders to adopt democratic and non-violent means to resolve their problems.
We've been known to have a flair for the obvious, but even we blanch in the face of the mighty Sri Sri's command of the redundant overstatement.

52 Comments:

At 12/31/2006 9:13 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The idiotised of the world (particularly indians) and this sillyshriek are made for each other.
Read somewhere that "false prophets are the DECOYS for the non earnest seekers.

When Americans or Whites(to hell with political correctness; btw I am a hindu) get conned, drugged etc by these the "racism spite" filled Indians sneakingly gloat over it. Again it is expected of America to gather evidence and crack down on rajneeshes,jim joneses etc. Then the exporters of such scum would cry foul pillorying(sic) America as the Supercop.

Indians simply apotheosize charlatans and charlatans alone. Ask the hindutva peddlers to account for the havoc and ruin wrought by these toxic "godmen" on many naive, trusting and gullible devotees.

Desist from obfuscating and deflecting by calling me a "leftist/agnostic/atheist all you haveanicedaysanandaas.

I am a SHIVA lover.Adi Shankara, if you wonder who that is:((

 
At 12/31/2006 9:32 AM, Blogger jody said...

Read somewhere that "false prophets are the DECOYS for the non earnest seekers.

And if any earnest seekers end up with a false prophet, their sincerity will take up the slack, making the "false" prophet as effective as the true.

I am a SHIVA lover.

Then we are siblings. This blog is sponsored by Ma Kali.

 
At 12/31/2006 5:39 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Jody said:

"And if any earnest seekers end up with a false prophet, their sincerity will take up the slack, making the "false" prophet as effective as the true".

Well., Jody, "conscientious stupidity and sincere ignorance" are not to be extolled or emulated.

When Sri.Krishna was living out His Life (which btw (His Own Life From so called Birth to Departure) is THE BEST Commentary on the Geetha that Bounced Off His Tongue), there was a contemporary charlatancrook living in Kaashi (Vaaranaasi) self anointedly named "Vasudevan"(!) conning people around with certain duplicated "miracles";)

It was left to the Real Bhagavan VasudevaKrishna to travel to Kaashi and annihilate the conman with His Sudharshan Chakram !

Sudharshan Chakram btw is a Serendipitous pun unintended by me, your sibling:))

 
At 12/31/2006 5:42 PM, Blogger jody said...

"conscientious stupidity and sincere ignorance" are not to be extolled or emulated.

That's why we're here, brother.

 
At 12/31/2006 5:46 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Jody said:

"That's why we're here, brother".

Thank you very much. btw, my gender is feminine.

 
At 12/31/2006 5:51 PM, Blogger jody said...

my gender is feminine.

My mistake, sista!

 
At 12/31/2006 6:02 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Jody,

We have made our Peace:) Sso simple.
Why peddle Peace? Outrageously howlarious isn't it??

 
At 12/31/2006 6:26 PM, Blogger jody said...

Outrageously howlarious isn't it??

And sometimes, plainly criminal.

 
At 12/31/2006 7:39 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Jody said:

"And sometimes, plainly criminal".

Absolutely. Undoubtedly. Indisputably.

 
At 1/01/2007 12:51 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Read somewhere that "false prophets are the DECOYS for the non earnest seekers.

And if any earnest seekers end up with a false prophet, their sincerity will take up the slack, making the "false" prophet as effective as the true.


etc. etc.


Sometimes, when I read these comments and the responses and the endless debates (and I admit, I enjoy a verbal duel as much as you, no doubt do) I wonder why so much intellectual energy is being spent on the central messages of this blog: That several charlatans exist; and that a self-realized person is not a "better" human being than one who is not.

If those tenets were so patently obvious to everyone, then there would be little debate, and very little discussion.
We would not for example have such intense discussion, if this was a blog devoted to the fact that the earth revolves around the sun. You would not be interested if Jody put up a story everyday with pictures proving that the earth revolves, or another scandal that further disproves that the earth is flat.

In addition, if you believe completely in these tenets, then why waste the time and energy trying to convince those who would never be convinced?

You, Jody, would not find it motivating to post and to comment, unless there was a degree, however slight and subtle, of confusion,possibly disillusionment, doubt, anger, or narcissistic unrest.

I would love to elaborate on this, but I do not want to impose anymore on our ever gracious host, Jody.

Anand

 
At 1/01/2007 7:51 AM, Anonymous chuckbutter said...

the seductive swami said,

"I would love to elaborate on this, but I do not want to impose anymore on our ever gracious host, Jody."

.......................

That the world is not flat, that there are several false gurus, that Jody has his faults, that you would kiss your own ass if you could just reach it, all noted and accepted swamiji!

 
At 1/01/2007 8:31 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Jody,
My mistake...it should be female gender, not feminine isn't it.

Lest it should bring blushes to some purist's cheeks ;) some ananda.

 
At 1/01/2007 8:43 AM, Blogger CHUCK said...

chuckbutter said...


That should have been "Chuck said".

Not sure what happened there!

 
At 1/01/2007 10:15 AM, Blogger TheBlade said...

Swami Shame-on-you-ananda said:
You, Jody, would not find it motivating to post and to comment, unless there was a degree, however slight and subtle, of confusion,possibly disillusionment, doubt, anger, or narcissistic unrest.


Swami Shame-on-you-ananda,

if this is true, which of the above faults is responsible for your criticism of Jody now, something which obviously has even less world-relevance than his criticism of thes gurus? Confusion, disillusionment, doubt, anger, or narcissistic unrest?

My money's mainly on the narcissistic unrest, last but not least in your own words for a reason. There is a reason your narcissistic unrest had to make you turn on your gracious host eventually: let's face it, Jody is just another thorn in your own half-suppressed narcissistic space-daddy program.

"Call me anand" indeed.

 
At 1/01/2007 3:43 PM, Blogger Stuart said...

>I wonder why so much intellectual
>energy is being spent on the
>central messages of this blog:
>That several charlatans exist;
>and that a self-realized person
>is not a "better" human being
>than one who is not.

Between Jody and the commenters, there are dozens or hundreds of people who have contributed their viewpoints to the blog. Everyone has their own perspective, so you can't declare that the blog has a "central message." You can share the particular message that you get, that's all.

There are likely others like me who at some point projected the highest truth out onto an authority: a guru, teacher, scripture, or dogma embraced by a group. When I see the mistakes and delusions of various teachers, etc, and examine how the flim flam operates, it's also an examination of my own mind, how I've sometimes become attached to such outer authorities, and how I might avoid doing so more meticulously in the present and future.

To see that Swami Schmuckananda is a bullshitter may be a trivial matter (though even that has entertainment value). But it's connected to the question: if the fundamental truth isn't held by authorities like Schmuckananda, then what is truth? I don't find that inquiry to be trivial.

Stuart
http://home.comcast.net/~sresnick2/socalled.htm

 
At 1/01/2007 5:50 PM, Blogger jody said...

let's face it, Jody is just another thorn in your own half-suppressed narcissistic space-daddy program

I'm going to go with the Blade on this one, Shamyananda.

You appear to be planning on promoting yourself as a space-daddy at some point, making this blog and the commenters here an obstacle. So you attempt a half-assed attack in the defense (and also perhaps denial) of your own ambitions as guru.

I am disillusioned by the state of spiritual culture and its fascination with superstitious nonsense. I have some anger over it as well, as I was once beholden to the same nonsense until I saw through it. I admittedly have some narcissistic traits and I've been through a few periods of moderate inflation in my life. Whatever.

You can find a million faults in me as I'm not very good at hiding them. But that doesn't change the fact that space-daddy gurus are on an ego-trip of their own, or the fact (as far as I'm concerned) that folks need this to be pointed out to them, over and over and over again.

You don't have to read it, Shamy. The fact that you are reading indicates to me that you have your own guilt and reservations. Maybe you need to take a good look at that the next time you try to lay into some of us around here.

 
At 1/01/2007 7:16 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Blade: ""Call me anand" indeed."

:) That's funny!

 
At 1/01/2007 7:31 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Jody : The fact that you are reading indicates to me that you have your own guilt and reservations.

I completely agree with you. I do have reservations. I have reservations about the tendency for the limited ego to assert itself when one becomes self-realized. I have reservations about us being guilty of the very things we deride here. If we are against self-aggrandizement and pomposity, and inflation, then why don't we model some other behavior in defense of our own beliefs. (And despite the intellectual superiority and necessity of your irreverent attitude, I think you will agree with me that the perspective that all these guru guys are self-inflated ass-clowns is only one reality. The belief (or knowledge) that some guy in saffron robes is God, or the son of God is as "real" as the belief (or knowledge) that he is an ass clown .(I just saw this old movie called "Office Space" no doubt you have all seen it - and I picked up the choice epithet from the movie.)

Mind you, I do not share that belief, nor propogate it. Irony, O Jody,is one way of communicating the truth. If you do not blur the lines between truth and farce, you will never arrive at the truth.

So when I present my truth (as defined by limited ego) , do you wonder if you might be reacting in the same self-righteous fashion as the ass clowns we mock?

Anand (Really)

 
At 1/01/2007 7:59 PM, Blogger jody said...

do you wonder if you might be reacting in the same self-righteous fashion as the ass clowns we mock?

I've never wondered about that. I'm nothing more than a jerk with some opinions about gurus, no better than anyone I mock.

 
At 1/01/2007 8:47 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm nothing more than a jerk with some opinions about gurus, no better than anyone I mock.

Well, Jody, now when you say things like that you definitely sound self-actualized...

 
At 1/01/2007 9:51 PM, Blogger jody said...

when you say things like that

I've never said anything but that.

 
At 1/02/2007 1:58 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Jody and All Others (sans "Shame-on-you-ananda"),

Ignore this gutterslime.And the plethora of such clones all over the world.

None other than Bhagavan Ramana categorically States:

"The Entire Universe Is My Ashramam" and He also curtly pointed out to the carping peevish indianshindus who imputed "He favoured WesternerWhites":

"Look at their COMMITMent & SINCERITY". Absolutely spot on !

I have always felt very strongly that the whole lot of holier-than-thou-hubris filled, grotesquely hypocritical, lecherous ,gluttony , egregiously callous indians (be they swaddled in saffron/shimmeringsatinlilywhite robes/whatever) don't even DEServe the FART of Whites (MEN & WOMEN)Americans.(For a non scholar hindu woman like me America and American Whites represent TRUTH.Hence I broadly use the word America.I know no geography or history or theology).

Why waste all your hard earned money and travel to this cesspool of gutterslime charlatans and genuflect too? I wince and cringe.

Read Srimad Bhagavatham, VivekaChudamani (Translated by a White as "Crest Jewel of Wisdom"),Guruvachaka Kovai (Garland of Guru's Sayings) Letters From Sri Ramanashramam by Suri Nagamma.

Society Of Abidance In Truth, California, has translated the Highly Recommended (by Ramana) Wonderful *Ribhu Gita* as " The Song of Ribhu". Please Do Not skip the Introduction. It Is a Masterpiece In Itself !

Also Sree Kanchi Paramacharya's *Deivathhin Kural" (original Thamizh) translated into many languages including English (7 Volumes). Completely Unvarnished and Non chauvinistic Meaning of Sanathana (Vedic) Dharmam loosely called "hinduism" by the incorrigibly idiotised idiots of India ;)

For the Whites, who needlessly self flagellate, Bhagavan Sri Krishna Incarnated Himself as (Sage)Kapila in California as a WHITE MAN with BLUE EYES and so forth.

Would anyone psittacinely repeat 'sweet tasting honey'??

Likewise, if any self christened ananda/ manufactured mayhematma/blissananda ever dare to open any filthy orifice...just bare your fangs and talons and tear them apart as you have already been doing but with needless politeness and too much circumspection.

Thank God, I serendipitously came across this Site Jody ! Thank You very much indeed !!

 
At 1/02/2007 1:59 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Jody and all Others (sans "Shame-on-you-ananda"),

Ignore this gutterslime.And the plethora of such clones all over the world.

None other than Bhagavan Ramana categorically States:

"The Entire Universe Is My Ashramam" and He also curtly pointed out to the carping peevish indianshindus who imputed "He favoured WesternerWhites":

"Look at their COMMITMent & SINCERITY". Absolutely spot on !

I have always felt very strongly that the whole lot of holier-than-thou-hubris filled, gotesquely hypocritical, lecherous ,gluttony , egregiously callous indians (be they swaddled in saffron/shimmeringsatinlilywhite robes/whatever) don't even DEServe the FART of Whites (MEN & WOMEN)Americans.(For a non scholar hindu woman like me America and American Whites represent TRUTH.Hence I broadly use the word America.I know no geography or history or theology).

Why waste all your hard earned money and travel to this cesspool of gutterslime charlatans and genuflect too? I wince and cringe.

Read Srimad Bhagavatham, VivekaChudamani (Translated by a White as "Crest Jewel of Wisdom"),Guruvachaka Kovai (Garland of Guru's Sayings) Letters From Sri Ramanashramam by Suri Nagamma.

Society Of Abidance In Truth, California, has translated the Highly Recommended (by Ramana) Wonderful *Ribhu Gita* as " The Song of Ribhu". Please Do Not skip the Introduction. It Is a Masterpiece In Itself !

Also Sree Kanchi Paramacharya's *Deivathhin Kural" (original Thamizh) translated into many languages including English (7 Volumes). Completely Unvarnished and Non chauvinistic Meaning of Sanathana (Vedic) Dharmam loosely called "hinduism" by the incorrigibly idiotised idiots of India ;)

For the Whites, who needlessly self flagellate, Bhagavan Sri Krishna Incarnated Himself as (Sage)Kapila in California as a WHITE MAN with BLUE EYES and so forth.

Would anyone psittacinely repeat 'sweet tasting honey'??

Likewise, if any self christened ananda/ manufactured mayhematma/blissananda ever dare to open any filthy orifice...just bare your fangs and talons and tear them apart as you have already been doing but with needless politeness and too much circumspection.

Thank God, I serendipitously came across this Site Jody ! Thank You very much indeed !!

 
At 1/02/2007 5:55 AM, Blogger TheBlade said...

Swami-a-little-less-shame-on-him-now-ananda said:
If we are against self-aggrandizement and pomposity, and inflation, then why don't we model some other behavior in defense of our own beliefs.


It's true that if we were greater, or different, we might behave with more greatness, or differently. But so what? That is true of everyone, and doesn't mean we aren't doing the right thing right now.

I think you will agree with me that the perspective that all these guru guys are self-inflated ass-clowns is only one reality


I don't subscribe to the equal accuracy of all perspectives, a position which leads to a swamp.

Regarding this blog ( and places like it in cyberspace) there's a lot going on here. It has elements of a scandal-rag and Mad Magazine on the one hand, but Atlantic Monthly moments as well. I see it as involved in a ferment which will help correct human consciousness with respect to 'enlightenment' and gurudom.

Anand, consider carefully the space-daddy scale with explicator at the top, and repudiator-cultivator at the bottom. What places gurus on this scale and where? As Jody put it succinctly, it is an axis of self-importance against self-awareness.

I do believe you have some self-awareness, and that's part of what brings you here.

You are trying to figure out your place, and your self-awereness is fighting with your self-importance. You want to be convincing to intelligence, not just starry-eyed daddy-lambs alone, and you have the self-awareness already not to be an explicator space-daddy.

And maybe not even a silent cultivator, but I'd worry that you are looking forward to taking a throne in the repudiator-cultivator camp. And when you do you don't want an enormous whoopee-cushion, placed by Jody's blog and the likes, waiting there on your throne for you. :)

 
At 1/02/2007 6:43 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

To "Hindu" Anonymous,

And when the Indian masses, including ministers, educated folks (yeah, we both know that ministers are not always educated in India, as in other places), Indian movie stars, etc., get conned, drugged, etc., by people like Ravi Shankar? Then does the same group of Indians who gloat over foreigners being taken in feel the same happiness at seeing their own Hindu fools mesmerized by these "God men"?

My care is not which race of people people like "Sri Sri" Ravi Shankar brainwashes and rips off. I don't gloat at all when I see whites or Americans or Indians sucked in by his BS. I feel very sorry for them.

People like Ravi Shankar have actually begun to believe their own myths. They will never account for anything to anyone until forced by Indian society. When the Hindu masses stop turning a blind eye to molestation, thievery, bribery, incest and every other imaginable offense committed by these charlatons, then perhaps things will change. Shut down the "non-profits" and "Trusts". Write to the newspapers (if you can find one that is not bought by one of these fools. Don't fall into the trap of attacking the entirety of Hindu beliefs (like the new Drugs and Miracles Law does -- which dooms it to failure, btw). People don't speak out in India because they are rightfully afraid of these organizations who will stop at nothing to silence any loud voices against them.

There's a guy who comes on Aastha and Zee Jagran every day all over India, who sits and critizes all the gurus. Says they are all frauds. Says they are cheating the entire nation. (He put on an orange robe just to sit there and to do that -- he is not a sannyasi, but a married man.) Now there has been assembled a group of the powerful saints who have decided that this guy should not be aired! They are trying to keep the stations from airing his programs. So he will buy a TV station, perhaps. LOL. He has received death threats from these supposed holy men.

Between the Right Wing Hindus in India and the Right Wing Christians in America, I think a new state could be formed.

 
At 1/02/2007 8:04 AM, Blogger CHUCK said...

Between the Right Wing Hindus in India and the Right Wing Christians in America, I think a new state could be formed.
..................

Let's give them the entire planet of Uranus to live on!

 
At 1/02/2007 8:16 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Jody and other non agendas bearing sane and normal people like me,

The "anonymous" above clearly sounds like a politician/dravidian atheistic iconoclast/whatever, certainly not someone I would want to join hands with. I want to reiterate what I have stated often-- Bhagavan liberated me from all isms including "nationalism".

I don't CARE a wee bit for the perniciously unethical,pretentious indian filmstars, celebs, and the goodfornothing, Godforsaken mindless utopians who are but respirating, parasitical carcasses
parading as opinion makers and micromanagers of free minds.

We are here to be humans, not to play GOD !!

Jody got it right. We only need to "deconstruct"....not self importantly worry (lol! come on credit our Maker with a teenyweeny bit of Intelligence at least ;0))
about the world. The Creator AAAAALways Takes Splendid CAre of everything as the Created is ever anchored and subsumed in HIM/Her/It..

 
At 1/02/2007 9:51 AM, Blogger CHUCK said...

Anonymous said...
Jody and other non agendas bearing sane and normal people like me,

...................

Where do I fit in? Are you the same anonymous who said Shiva incarnated in America with blond hair and blue eyes? If you're talking about Subramuniyaswami, please think again. These guys are like Mormans without the multiple wives but with the dhotis.

 
At 1/02/2007 11:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Blade - "
And maybe not even a silent cultivator, but I'd worry that you are looking forward to taking a throne in the repudiator-cultivator camp."


The taxonomy is brilliant, both literal and ironic, but it is incomplete.
But, if you really want to judge me by that scale (or any other), I would go with repudiator-repudiator.
:)

Anyway, as regards everything else, Gentlemen, we are in complete agreement (although you may not agree with that)

 
At 1/02/2007 1:12 PM, Anonymous semblance S and orchestra said...

Looks like you guyz are trickling down to the actual context of this blog.

The indian versus non indian,
the white the brown and the inbetween (da cokc $uka !)versus the indian high holiness'

One thing i realized that none here has a face that can be seen
(including mine hehe !!!).
The blogger and the commenters all.
Somehow the space daddies (funny term but good one !)show their face or ass but still get away with everything. The jody and gang appear to be underground like some banned terrorist movement holed up in darkness without a face or ass.
Like some bunch of chicken inside a cage screaming at the butcher.

Dunno if i make sense to you guys but just my feel after i went through the blog and many of its past postings and comments for the past few weeks...

As much common pseudo smiles seen on all the faces of a space daddy set ups, here i see so much of the opposite...both unbeleivable.


Actually the reader of the blog will fear more pain in the ass after reading the postings here who is badly licking..err looking for a space daddy.

whats missing is a parallel site that can highlight the glory of a 'suckaseeker'(hows this?) who would soon be disillusioned by the space daddy and start posting hotblogs from a hideout !
by the URL www.disciplephiliac.org

His pain in the ass will never allow him to see the purpose of
this blog. Space daddies will be sympathized and if SSRS is elevated to comeback jeezhush part 2 status, then jody will be the Judas !! blade can be the scarfaced jewish jailor who nailed jeez on cross.

As for me i will roll another joint and shuffle windows to some new naughty site where the
yankee men and women reveal their most hottest and most private...

Bite Me Now !

 
At 1/02/2007 2:37 PM, Blogger TheBlade said...

Not-so-shame-on-him-any-more-right-now-Ananda said:
The taxonomy is brilliant, both literal and ironic, but it is incomplete.
But, if you really want to judge me by that scale (or any other), I would go with repudiator-repudiator.


Ananda, I would have thought that a repudiator-repudiator wouldn't be a space-daddy at all. But if you plan to be a repudiator-repudiator space-daddy I'm all for watching and revising the taxonomy. :)

 
At 1/02/2007 3:00 PM, Blogger jody said...

As for me i will roll another joint and shuffle windows to some new naughty site where the yankee men and women reveal their most hottest and most private...

I'm all for drafting this guy (as long as his weed is primo.)

 
At 1/02/2007 3:22 PM, Blogger CHUCK said...

semblance S and orchestra said...

Looks like you guyz are trickling down to the actual context of this blog.
.........................

This man is an affront to the dignity of this blog site!

 
At 1/02/2007 3:26 PM, Blogger jody said...

This man is an affront to the dignity of this blog site!

This blog has no dignity outside of what you bring to it, Chuck.

 
At 1/02/2007 3:38 PM, Blogger CHUCK said...

Ouch!

 
At 1/02/2007 3:40 PM, Blogger jody said...

Ouch!

Does that mean you're hurting or the blog is hurting?

 
At 1/02/2007 4:35 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Chuck,

I did not mean the gentleman (a Priest I recall vaguely) you mention.

You have to read Srimad Bhagavatham (not written by sophists and agenda bearers;) ) In tandem with Sri. Kanchi Paramacharya 's 7 Volumes (Voice of God) and set your own cerebral atoms at work too.

A word of caution about translations in general. As John Milton captures it brilliantly "...the life blood "( not sure about the exact quote , sorry, am kind of dredging up my memory) of the original text somehow gets diluted...you know!

Quit worrying about where or whether you fit in:) Remember "In Him We Move and Have our Being ". It is the same Truth echoed in the Four Mahavakyaas of Vedas (Chaturvedam). Did He not smite Hid forehead and say:
"My children perish due to lack of Knowledge".

Spirituality (or Religion) is not intellectual opium eating.
Btw, we have already met in this site earlier where you hastily branded me "feudal" whatever. How much can one convey, tell me, particularly when our focus is on Spirituality ? OTOH knows more about the nuanced nittygritty facts of life in India and he kind of bailed me out then.
Plus, I live in trepidation and am petrified of having revealed so much about myself as there is no law,order or Justice here.

 
At 1/02/2007 4:55 PM, Blogger CHUCK said...

jody said...
Ouch!

Does that mean you're hurting or the blog is hurting?
.........................
Anonymous said,

Btw, we have already met in this site earlier where you hastily branded me "feudal" whatever... Plus, I live in trepidation and am petrified of having revealed so much about myself as there is no law,order or Justice here.

,,,,,,,,,,,


To Jody,

I am mystified! Where does this blog end and I begin? But whether or not I can keep up, I'm with you all the way, Jody!

,,,,,,,,,,,,,


To Anonymous,

Don't remember calling anybody "feudal". Do remember taking offense at being call a racist because I was trying to defend somebody's maid, who was said to be a member of the family, but is paid barely enough to live on. Was that you?

If not or if so, please accept my humble and spiritualized apology!

 
At 1/02/2007 5:21 PM, Anonymous ....................................semblance s and orchestra..................................... said...

Jody the Judas said...

I'm all for drafting this guy (as long as his weed is primo.)

------------------

~~~ Yay ! The weed indeed is a primo. Golden himalayan weed. Sticks to the finger with the dripping resin. I would not touch a space pop or a space mom with the ten foot pole if he/she had not even smelt the weeds. Leave alone stuff it in the teracotta and blow.

I have seen a thousand saffron wearing, nameless sadhus here in india across the country smoking happy and couldnt care a fukc bout
God or the world !

I like to think that these guys are more spiritual. No peddling No pimping. smoke in the mouth and a head that is 'dead' !!! Whoa !

-----------------------------------
chuck said

This man is an affront to the dignity of this blog site!

------------

~~~~~ Cmon chuck ! the affrontiveness of the blog has what brought me here and if am affrontal then perhaps im on the payrolls here. But what the heck man !!!. Need to get my next reefer done !

 
At 1/03/2007 4:40 AM, Blogger CHUCK said...

semblance s and orchestra said

Cmon chuck ! the affrontiveness of the blog has what brought me here and if am affrontal then perhaps im on the payrolls here. But what the heck man !!!. Need to get my next reefer done !

.......................

It is very hard to believe than anyone could read a quote from me, the Chuckster, namely "...This man is an affront to the dignity of this blog site!", and not take it as a joke!

Have I gone mad?

 
At 1/03/2007 5:08 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Chuck,

Yes. Lol....for that "spiritualized apology"..Please don't turn me into a God. I emapathize(d) with what you felt as you are not fully aware of the convoluted state of affairs here. Plus, it was a temporary maid who had WILLINGLY offered her services etc etc...for my temporary stay in that particular place. Should we meet, God Willing (;))I would make you meet her in person and ask her whatever you want to clarify. Not out of spite at all. There are lots and lots who do illtreat and exploit and they too are no angels btw (no Cinderellas )ah....I digress.

I knew you would recognise me given the right hints. Now, instead of wallowing in apologies, read what I have recommended.

Best Wishes & Regards
K.....i

 
At 1/03/2007 10:12 AM, Blogger CHUCK said...

anon said, ". Now, instead of wallowing in apologies..."

........

Not likely! In addition to being called a racist, I also remember being told how ignorant I was about the treatment of servants in India. Like LBJ said to the Kennedys, we don't have servants here, we have employees. Having been to India and having Indian friends and having seen how servants are treated there, I don't think I was far off the mark.

As for reading the books you suggest, certainly, as soon as my Guru, Jody recommends!

I prefer Yoga Vasishta, normally!

 
At 1/03/2007 10:28 AM, Blogger jody said...

as soon as my Guru, Jody recommends!

You are in a HEAP of trouble, my friend!

 
At 1/03/2007 10:34 AM, Blogger CHUCK said...

jody said...
as soon as my Guru, Jody recommends!

You are in a HEAP of trouble, my friend!
..................

Hell, Jody, being a Texan, I was born in trouble. At least now I have proper guidance, along with your friendship. There's a lot worse guides out there. Besides that you never ask for money!

 
At 1/03/2007 10:39 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Chuck,

ABDICATION of proper and good governance here is the root cause for many maladies and anomalies--one of them the maid/servant whatever. I certainly never used the word "racist". I said "it is not exactly Uncle Tom's cabin scenario here..." speaking for myself not for all the people here. I am no messiah, no social reformer. No charlatan.

Yes, Yoga Vaasishtam, Gnaana Vaasishtam, Ashtavakra Samhitha(i)they are all important.It is an ongoing enriching education.

But plain reading alone is not enough. You will be put through real tests in this life. Where you have to think for yourself.

 
At 1/03/2007 3:18 PM, Blogger CHUCK said...

Anon said,

ABDICATION of proper and good governance here is the root cause for many maladies and anomalies--

But plain reading alone is not enough. You will be put through real tests in this life. Where you have to think for yourself.
............

I'd say you're so full of bullshit you could almost be a Texan yourself. But to follow your advice and think for myself, I think I'll tell you to put your advice where the sun don't shine. You should stick to "plain reading" and not talk so much.

 
At 1/04/2007 6:54 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ravi Shankar would certainly be relieved that this thread no longer says anything about him. Sigh of relief.

 
At 1/04/2007 12:44 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

OK. Its old news. For those who did not know: SSRS was Times of India's guest editor on December 15th. Classic case of : you scratch my back and..

http://www.asiamedia.ucla.edu/article.asp?parentid=59666

 
At 1/07/2007 5:22 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The cosy nexus between this charlatan and times (btw also known by the name 'TOILET paper of india') of india runs very deep.

One of this fellow's "devotees" died suddenly in a plane crash. Nobody in india wantonly never asks the most important question:

"WHY DID NOT THE DOG BARK" ???

 
At 1/08/2007 1:12 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

And one of his devotees died at 49 of a massive heart attack in his overseas ashram in Canada. And one of his first devotees died at 47 of massive cancer. One could go on.

My favorite was the time a crippled man came to see him and was in a wheelchair. SSRS declared, in a loud voice, RISE and WALK!!! And the man couldn't. He said it again and again, but, no go.

SSRS said "you are blessed anyway". LOL

The man thinks he Jesus, or Krishna or Siva, depending on the day, month, time and place, evidently.

 
At 1/08/2007 2:24 PM, Blogger TheBlade said...

Anon said: My favorite was the time a crippled man came to see him and was in a wheelchair...

Thanks anon, for the disgusting tale of the kind which we love here. Now, if the man had just happened to not be truly crippled, just suffering from one of those psychological conditions well-known to medical science, in which a person believes they are crippled and behave as if they are (and likewise everyone else who minds them believes they are crippled), he would have gotten up and the 'miracle' would have travelled all around India faster than you can say "Sri-Sri".

So although he looks like an idiot there, SSRS isn't as stupid as he seems in a survival sense. Because he can make an idiot of himself 100 times and his followers will simply disregard that. He needs to get lucky only once and his followers will talk about the "miracle" until the day they die.

 
At 1/09/2007 2:35 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Blade:

" Because he can make an idiot of himself 100 times and his followers will simply disregard that. He needs to get lucky only once and his followers will talk about the "miracle" until the day they die".

You summed it up so pithily! PRECISELY.

 

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