Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Man Amma OKs Ben Lee's Extra Income

File under: Gurus to the Stars and The Siddhi of PR

Australian pop-folk singer and guru groupie Ben Lee has popped the question to girlfriend Ione Skye, former wife of Beastie Boy Adam "Adrock" Horovitz, after getting permission from his miracle-mongering fauxru, Amma Narayani:
"After blabbering through my question, stating my fears of neglecting my career and spiritual path, running through the pros and cons, Amma told me: 'The purpose of marriage in human life is to build a family. Partnership is not just for enjoyment, as it is for animals. Once you understand this, it will not take you off your path. Marriage will be good for Ben'."

The guru continued: "In the past, Ben has wavered on his path as he didn't have support. Ione understands his job and profession and can support him. She is spiritually connected to the divine. There should not be any problem with Ben and Ione. Every marriage has adjustments. You cannot plan for everything in life. But it can be smooth. Ben can ask Ione. Amma will bless everything."
Especially the extra income working actress Skye will be bringing in. Cha-ching! And just in the nick of time! The man has got expensive miracles to stage.

But we found ourselves even more distressed by the fact that the "nice news" was greeted without a single smidge of snark by Defamer's little brother in Australia. Where is this world headed when a Gawker-branded website is actually nice about something as ridiculous as this?

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9 Comments:

At 1/15/2008 11:47 PM, Blogger gregory said...

i like this guy, he is a force, and am glad he is not keeping his light, power, under a bushel basket

the whole area around his home has undergone a great transformation, village schools, medical stuff, all in just a few years

as for the white guy celebrities you mention, it is only news becasue they have some fame, perhaps

this kind of questioning goes on all day, day after day, with gurus, everybody wants advice about how to live, how to be strong, who to marry, cure the cow, etc, all the problems of life

and i have seen so much benefit come from "the blessings of a guru" that i cannot disparage it

it doesnt matter if the guru is actually just an externalized symbol of one's self, i dont care about the mechanics of it, the fact is that there are millions of needy people in this world, and gurus are the only ones i know doing much to help

sure there are shysters and con artists everywhere, i don't think narayani amma is one of them, he is a hugely powerful young guy who can get things done in amazing way

or said another way, we all have good and bad, gurus too, and like with our friends, don't allow the bad to obscure the good

 
At 1/16/2008 9:32 AM, Blogger jody said...

the whole area around his home has undergone a great transformation, village schools, medical stuff, all in just a few years

Western money will do that.

sure there are shysters and con artists everywhere, i don't think narayani amma is one of them

Read it and weep:

At the appointed time when Narayani Amma asked the justices, police, and others to place their hands into the Yajña (ritual fire) pit, out came the Swayambu statue from the raw earth into the combined hands of the dignitaries and to the surprise of all the assembled people, who made a tumultuous uproar.

He is faking miracles. He's a flimflammer with a bit of charisma. He's filling heads with superstitious nonsense. He's a fauxru and nothing more – regardless of how charitable he seems.

 
At 1/16/2008 9:35 AM, Blogger jody said...

Here's the comment I left on Defamer Australia on the matter:

What "Sakthi" Narayani Amma should be telling Lee is that he doesn't need to ask his guru if he should get married. That isn't what a guru is for, and the fact that "Amma" (please note the popularity of this name, used by no less than four other big-time gurus) is serving up this kind of counseling shows he's really just looking for a few good (rich, famous) devotees to milk rather than actually bring a student to their own spiritual independence.

 
At 1/17/2008 11:27 AM, Blogger yomamma said...

Partnership is not just for enjoyment, as it is for animals.

Ha! i'm afraid us humans have got the animals beat out in this dept. i don't see any Playdog magazines, or Cosmo for gerble girls
not only is he a fake he's a dumb ass. but hey if he's helping people, no wonder they put up with the miracle working. money makes up for a lot! whatever you say Mr. Amma Sir!

 
At 11/19/2008 9:26 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

amma is totally the real deal. go see for yourself chickenpants.

 
At 11/19/2008 10:52 AM, Blogger jody radzik said...

amma is totally the real deal.

What you are calling "real" is indicated by a feeling of certainty in your experiencing consciousness. That feeling is mediated by certain parts of your brain rather than any objective truth you believe you are discerning. That said, what is "real" for you is what's real for you, so for you, Amma is authentic. That's not the case for all the rest of us, whether we would actually experience him as "real" ourselves on a visit or not.

And the bottom line is that Amma's "realness" has absolutely no bearing on his efficacy as a guru. The power of any guru is entirely contained in the mind of his/her devotees. You give Amma his realness, and for that reason, Amma seems to be "real" to you.

 
At 5/06/2009 3:56 PM, Blogger Ryan said...

It's funny when you hear people give such harsh and strong criticism towards something they have no understanding about. Something that doesn't even effect them personally, and nor should it.
You will never understand another persons beliefs and life choices unless you go through those same measures. Whether they are right or wrong, unless this effects and hurts you, just let it be.

 
At 5/06/2009 4:09 PM, Blogger jody radzik said...

that doesn't even effect them personally

It may not affect me directly, but the superstitious notions and folk theories that Man Amma relies on to perpetrate the fraud of his being more God than you or I does affect the body of spiritual culture in a way that does more to prevent spiritual truth than foster it. IOW, the guy is either full of shit or self-deluded. Either way, not a very good guru, IMO.

 
At 2/02/2012 5:03 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

my breath stinks

 

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