Friday, January 11, 2008

Ramdev The Retard

File under: Gurubusting and The Siddhi of PR

He's making another PR play against his arch-rival, Sri Sri Ravi Shankar. This time, Rancorous Swami Ramdev is publicly rejecting sex education in India:
According to Baba Ramdev, there should be a complete ban on sex education since students are unprepared for sex education.

“Children are not mature enough to understand how to use a condom and how to have a safe intercourse,” says Baba Ramdev.
What to do? What to do?

Ramdev thinks he knows what to do:
He is out to convince parents in Mumbai that yoga will solve their fears of teen sexuality.
His brand of yoga, no doubt.

Fortunately, there are still a few forward thinking individuals who reside in India:
With parents demanding sex education themselves, it is high time the government and spiritual gurus lets go of their own hang-ups.
Indeed.

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13 Comments:

At 1/12/2008 4:03 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why is Ramdev deafeningly silent on soft and hard porn peddled by Indian film industry ? And the smutty lyrics and outrageously choreographed song and dance routines calculated to whip up lust? Because some of the film stars are his clients?

 
At 1/12/2008 6:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Making yoga compulsory for all children in schools is certainly not desirable. Whatever happened to individual choices? India talks big about diversity.So overzealous promotion of pranayama/hatha yoga is to be frowned upon.
Even among hatha yoga teachers, no teacher approves of the other teacher's methods . Same scenario as rivalry and animosity between and among godmen.

Clearly fame has gone to Ramdev's head.Now there is a plethora of half and quarter baked hindu " gurus"

 
At 1/12/2008 6:54 AM, Anonymous Yogi Bonsette said...

I am not really into the big yogis. Their teaching [and practice] leaves much to be desired. The mass yoga sessions are a rather sad joke.

However, I have absolutely no doubt that yoga, taught properly, by a competent teacher, to a receptive student, will solve all manner of teen [and adult] angst.

p.s. you'll not find said teacher in the Yellow Pages.

 
At 1/13/2008 3:02 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

yogi bonsette,

Hatha yoga and Pranayama have their limitations. Taught by a competent teacher might ward off ailments/confer good health.

However, is that all? Would it ever liberate you from the endless cycle of births and deaths?

Ramakrishna Paramahamsar once stubbornly yanked one of His disciples from attending such a pranayama healing classes and said:

"This would only serve to indelibly identify yourself with your body...."

This has been narrated by that disciple himself recalling with gratitude how He had freed him with that stern counsel.

 
At 1/15/2008 12:43 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

To add to my posts above,

Rememeber the much hyped Dhirendra Brahmachari ( Indira Gandhi patronized him )a yoga and pranayama exponent who even braved the cold of Russia sans woollens attributing all to the amazing powers of breath control. All very fine. But soon died in a plane crash.

 
At 1/16/2008 10:48 AM, Anonymous Yogi Bonsette said...

Dear Anonymous,
Thank you for your response. Let me clarify. I have no interest in the fiction that is Hatha Yoga.

While modern populist yoga, in India and world wide, might amount to no more than pranayama and posturing, true Yoga AnuSaasana goes further. Unfortunately the competent teachers of Yoga AnuSaasana are few and far between.

Ramdev etc. are no more real Yogis than the moon is cheese.

 
At 1/17/2008 12:33 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

" Unfortunately the competent teachers of Yoga AnuSaasana are few and far between ."

Very true. The pitfalls in the path of Rajayoga are highly treacherous presupposing one's ethical fibre is above board to start with. I quote Sri Ramakrishna Paramahamsa for his homespun but very potent warning:

" Trying to ensnare God or acquire Siddhis through such quickfix solutions as Pranayama/Hatha Yoga is akin to entering a house through the toilet. Chances of breaking one's spine or landing on a pile of excreta cannot be ruled out ".

 
At 1/18/2008 11:47 AM, Blogger CHUCK said...

Ramakrishna said..."Chances of breaking one's spine or landing on a pile of excreta cannot be ruled out ."

I'll bet the actual words he used was "pile of shit"! And they say he was crazy as a bed bug!

 
At 1/18/2008 11:48 AM, Blogger jody said...

they say he was crazy as a bed bug!

Chances are he'd be diagnosable with some brand of wacky were he alive today.

Good to see you back, Chuckji.

 
At 1/18/2008 1:57 PM, Blogger CHUCK said...

Jody said, Good to see you back, Chuckji.
.............

Thanks, Jody! What happened to me was that I was gored under the left eye by a short horned steer hood ornament! I had to go to Lufkin 2 weeks ago and on the way out of a store ran into an old highschool buddy who used to drink grape and strawberry soda with his long necked Jax so he could puke rainbows! Somewhere along the way he must have got kicked hard in the head and found Jesus cause he was standin on the curb witnessin and preachin with a scar than ran from the tip of his nose up between his eyes and endin around where his crown chakra would have been if he'd have found Shiva instead! I don't think the man recognized me cause of the extra weight I carry now. He stepped up to me and asked, "Are you close to the Lord, my brother?" I said, "I've always been close enough to the Good Lord to hear him breakin wind but never close enough to hear him say, 'I'm sorry.'"

Some of these born againders get cranky when you blaspheme so I stepped around him as fast as a guy can who weighs 285! Then it happened... as I was approachin my blue 52 Chevy, I stepped in some of my own or somebodyelse's bullshit and went down, gorin myself under the left eye on the hood ornament!

My question to you, Jody, is am I bein punished? Or was I destined from all eternity to get gored? What the hell is it all about, good buddy?!

 
At 1/18/2008 5:41 PM, Blogger jody said...

What the hell is it all about, good buddy?!

All I know is that God is way crazier than the craziest crazy on this entire crazy planet.

 
At 1/19/2008 10:11 AM, Blogger CHUCK said...

Jody said...All I know is that God is way crazier than the craziest crazy on this entire crazy planet.
................

That would at least put the likes of you and me sittin somewhere near God's feet!

 
At 1/19/2008 10:20 AM, Blogger jody said...

That would at least put the likes of you and me sittin somewhere near God's feet!

It's the only place to be, and everyone is right there with us, whether or not they care to believe it.

 

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