Dasa Spanks Gangaji
File under: Gurubusting
An excerpt from an excellent letter posted to an Eli Jaxon-Bear/Gangaji discussion list which outlines exactly why she and Jaxon-Bear are not what their (leftover) devotees make them out to be:
In Sanskrit one of the definitions for Guru is Heavy. They do not play therapist and ask patients to sit on the couch for a loving psychological dissection in front of an audience who sigh in appreciation for their willingness to share. Bona fide gurus cut thru the biggest stupid illusions like the one Gangaji propagates which implies that we can figure everything out for ourselves. Based on the veracity of Vedic wisdom they chop such foolish nonsense right out of the false ego with machete like dexterity to really prepare one for a genuine spiritual education based on the sound philosophical check and balance principal of Guru, Sastra, and Sadu. They don't make things up along the way, nor do they rely on the type of cheap voidist placeboes, pithy maxims and worn out clichés like Gangaji spews out to the glee and admiration of her equally superficial audience.Oh. Snap!
We tip the turban to William Roberts, aka Mayesvara Dasa, for an excellent and quite thorough analysis of just how deficient the Gangaji and Jaxon-Bear approach to Vedanta really is.
[Ed.note: We'd really love to get a set of before/after pictures so we can all enjoy the results of Gangaji's recent plastic surgery. All tips are kept strictly confidential. Please forward any photos or information to firstname.lastname@example.org.]