Wednesday, September 05, 2007

Sri Sri Gets Sliced Up Like Sushi

File under: The Siddhi of PR

Religious news site Yunus takes a close look at that master of press masturbation massage, Sri Sri Ravi Shankar. And wouldn't you know it, they aren't so convinced he's much of a saint, either:
But, as the previous analysis has shown, there is certainly enough grounds for reasonable doubt as well. So he might just as well be a man on search of money, fame and glory through Guruism. His blatant exaggerations and mystifications in presenting himself and Sudarshan Kriya seem at least to point in that direction.

Or he might be a bit a fraud and a bit genuine. Again, he wouldn't be the first in that sense either.

In any case, the whole world should by now have enough memories of encounters with various guru's that are at least be a bit suspicious in certain cases. Certainly in cases like Sri Sri Ravi Shankar's, because it involves many many millions of dollars of which nobody really seems to know where they're going to.

So to use a spiritual word that for once was not exported out of India, it remains to be seen and heavily investigated whether Ravi Shankar is “kosher” enough to be given the Nobel Peace Prize or even the title of Sri, and certainly when using it in double.
Trade those two sris for two "mes" and you get a much clearer picture as to exactly why the man called Ravi Shankar got into the guru business in the first place.

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At 9/05/2007 8:24 PM, Blogger yomamma said...

gurus are being consumed like I-pods and lattes these days. as long as people are getting some kind of product they will buy and the Ru's will sell. when i saw Maharishi on the tube he seemed convinced that he can bring peace to the world if only everyone will do what he says. why any of these folks are mentioned in same sentance as nobel , I don't know. Is that for real? I'd nominate Angelina Jolie ,at least she's cute and she works for a living.

 
At 9/06/2007 12:08 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Next time write something about the wealth accumulated by the Televangelists in Western world and what they do with the money.

 
At 9/06/2007 12:40 PM, Blogger jody said...

Next time write something about the wealth accumulated by the Televangelists

That's not within the purview of this blog, which is to expose the hypocrisy of those who claim to be God, or allow others to make that claim for them. As rotten as the Christian televangelists are, they aren't claiming to be God themselves.

 
At 9/08/2007 1:25 AM, Blogger yunus said...

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At 9/08/2007 3:51 PM, Blogger taman said...

Is there a problem with what I write here?

 
At 9/08/2007 3:57 PM, Blogger jody said...

Is there a problem with what I write here?

Well, when you are advertising something that had nothing to do with the article under which the comment appeared, then yes, there is a problem with that.

I appreciate all the readers of this blog, but reserve the right to shape the comments as I see fit.

 
At 9/09/2007 8:06 AM, Anonymous Betty said...

Jody, Maybe She She is trying to get help in taking some of the salvation of the world on their shoulders. He now has Rishi Nityapragya, who looks like someone out of a small town community theater doing Jesus Christ Superstar. From what I've heard, the AOL dildos and dildas think Rishi Nityapragya gives even better head, I mean darshan, that She She. They say he doesn't "hold back" on the shakti and just "blows peoples' minds". Maybe She She has had to promote him to a higher position to keep Rishi Nityapragya from taking his own show on the road, as She She himself did when leaving Maharishi. What a bunch of clowns.

 
At 9/09/2007 10:04 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

yunus, I really like your analysis of Art of Livings pranayams and the scientific explanation vs. the marketing. Very enlightening.

Betty, I believe Nityapragya has been close too taking of for some time. At least the gosip says he thinks highly of himself and do not degrade himself comparing to Sri Sri in the same way as the rest of the white robed fellows.

It is funny how the hindus always come running with this Televangelist comparison, it is the hidden secret that they no there is no difference. Well except offcourse that the hindu fellows claim to be God exclusively.
I am really so tired of this whole hindu nationalist trip all this Gods men are on.

 
At 9/09/2007 12:25 PM, Blogger taman said...

Well, when you are advertising something that had nothing to do with the article under which the comment appeared, then yes, there is a problem with that.

I wasn't "advertising" anything.
But as you said, it's your blog, enjaaay!

 
At 9/19/2007 3:42 AM, Blogger yunus said...

I had the privilege of receiving a personal email from Rajaque Rahman of the Art of Living Bureau of Communication commenting on my article "How genuine is Sri Sri Ravi Shankar?"
As he asked I published his comments - but together with my own replies to these. You can find it all on: "Further discussion on 'how genuine is Sri Sri Ravi Shankar?'" http://www.yunusnews.com/node/486

Jody, I guess your gonna like the AOL communication bureau's comment: "The author should realise that one cannot attract attention with cheap headlines."
The only reply it needed was:
"Well, All the official websites of AOL and SSRS actually prove that you can."

Feel free to make a new blog topic out of this one.

 
At 9/20/2007 2:57 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rishi Nityapragya is too good.What I felt after meeting him was quite the opposite of what Betty thinks about his "attitude".He is really fit & ready to take off on his own & when he does,I'll be among the first to be with him.

 
At 9/24/2007 8:23 AM, Anonymous Betty said...

Anonymous said...
He is really fit & ready to take off on his own & when he does,I'll be among the first to be with him.
..................

I guess that pretty much proves what I said about Rishi Nityapragya. He gives good head.

 
At 9/25/2007 12:55 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes Betty but unfortunately he credits all his knowledge to his Guru SSRS.

 
At 9/25/2007 1:06 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

@ Yunus

Well,this is indirectly related to your critique on the Art of Living etc but I'd like to strike a discordant note on your website.It seems to deliberately go after Hindu spiritual leaders while exonerating the heinous murders committed by the Islamic militants in India in the name of Islam by trying to prove Islamic terror in India as a myth.I would like you to go on a tour of Deoband,Nadwa,& other "centres of Islamic Learning" in India & Pakistan & find out the views of the esteemed "Students" of the "Religion of Peace" called Islam on their worldview.And please do not miss how when the Pakistanis,Saudis et al win at any sporting event they always thank "all the Muslims of the world",they seem to have no place for any non-believer.
Or maybe yo have met these gems of people already & having got a gift of a few dollars & 4 Brides become a fifth columnist for them.

 
At 9/30/2007 4:28 AM, Blogger yunus said...

@ anonymous from Yunus

This is not "indirectly" related to my article, this is simply not related to my article. And also not to this blog, as far as I can tell.
As you can read in my replies to the AOL office remarks, I do not at all attack Hindu leaders as such. I have great reverence for a whole lot of those.
I fail to see the relevance of your argument. What would the existence of Islamist terrorism make my criticism of Sri Sri any more or less relevant?
I'm not exonerating, I'm simply not remotely talking about Islamic terrorism in India or Pakistan. My article briefly mentions the war in Iraq, but that's not what you are talking about.
If you really want to go into the matters you mention, then check the yunusnews.com website, you'll find enough articles published about the topic you discuss - and certainly also enough that discuss it all in a critical though balanced way.

 
At 3/07/2008 11:49 PM, Blogger nita said...

all i can say is when u write something without experiencing it the result is mumblings n grumblings like ur article. go experience this 'divine tornado' n u'll realize that he doesnt teach or preach but leads u ever so gently n willing on the path he has chosen to walk on.
after readg ur article i am reminded of what SRI SRI says......
for ur real growth the first thing we have to discard is ur intellect............. the choice is urs my dear either u can go on with all the garbage inside u or choose to evolve n blossom to the fullest........... by being a believer ................ but first u'urrender to the self............

 
At 3/08/2008 8:31 AM, Blogger jody said...

the choice is urs my dear

Yours is the testimony of a brainwashed nincompoop. Keep drinking that Kool-Aid, Nita. That little fake guru with greasy hair has got you exactly where he wants you.

 
At 4/10/2008 10:32 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

hey all u guys out there, to understand sri sri u dudes and dudies need to know urself, which i think will take a while for what you think u r ur not and what sri sri talks does preaches is beyond religion it beleives in serving humanity, he is better then george bush, and the likes of him, he has intiated severel global activities to foster peace, so u first expereince then speak otherwise it only a perception of what u see u speak know thyself and then speak.

 
At 4/10/2008 10:34 PM, Blogger jody said...

it only a perception of what u see

Yes, quite.

 
At 5/14/2008 6:06 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

You people are trying hard to say something bad about him..You don't have evidence that he is fake/fraud/bad. You do not have anything to say other that flush the grabage out of y'r mind here...still your mind is not empty..keep trying...

 
At 2/19/2009 2:03 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

but your mind wont be empty until you flush she she out of your mind...keep trucking, alot of garbage to flush out aint it

 
At 6/25/2009 11:51 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why doesn't anybody try 'experimenting' on AOL by actually trying out the technique over a period of time and then judge is really surprising. Every body wants to be an armchair critic as Bertand Russel said "A critic is a legless person who teaches to run!!"
Try and then comment cuties...start contributing to the society and experience the pain of doing it, getting bricks in return then you shall know the true nature of homo sapiens- the most thankless creature ever evolved on this planet. I admire these guru for having patience. If it were me I would rather be Hitler than a Guru.Atleast I would have given enough reason for homo sapiens to hate me.

 

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