Monday, January 07, 2008

Sri Sri Spins Dross

File under: Satscams and The Siddhi of PR

He's the preening prophet of India, always on the lookout for a good camera op. He may be as deep as a rain puddle on the path, but since he's got the look, folks think the dross coming out of Sri Sri Ravi Shankar's mouth is pure gold:
Regarding corruption, he said it was due to politics mingled with secularism. "Adi Shankaracharya was only the person who condemned untouchability," he replied to another query.
The man does have a talent, and that's for making nothing sound like something. In this case, his clear attachment to caste and his noted tendency for sucking up to politicians is all he's really communicating about here.

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3 Comments:

At 1/08/2008 12:29 AM, Blogger Daniel said...

Here's one thing that Adi Shankaracharya said about caste:

That which is beyond caste and creed, family and lineage; devoid of name and form, merit and demerit; transcending space, time and sense-object – that Brahman art thou, meditate on this in thy mind.

It's from the Vivekachudamani.

 
At 1/08/2008 12:33 AM, Blogger jody said...

It's from the Vivekachudamani.

It should be engraved on Sri Sri's forehead. It's the only possible way his devotees are going to learn anything.

 
At 1/08/2008 12:56 PM, Blogger yomamma said...

makes Mike Huckabee look like an Einstein of enlightenment. Would they bother to think about this?most westerners haven't had the privilege of knowing Politics without secularism , so they probably just think it's some new sure fire breathing technique. Sri Sri isn't selling deep inquiry.

 

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