Thursday, January 08, 2009

We Only Did It For The Free Drinks

File under: The Siddhi of PR

Sharp-eyed readers may have noticed the addition of some genuine ad banners on the blog. We are pleased to be now sponsored by Guru energy drinks, a product we told you about a few months ago. Actually, it was their web marketing we told you about, a series of "auditions" we wanted to hate but ended up loving. The folks at Guru were kind enough to send us a case of their product, and it was love all over again.

The main feature of Guru energy drinks (besides the fact they are delicious) is simple. They are all natural. The harshness has been eliminated but the spirit still springs. Being no stranger to energy drinks, (and having experienced the unpleasant light-headedness that some of them induce,) we took to this Guru right away. So, we told the folks there that we'd display a few of their banners if they'd put us on the comp list for product. And that, pretty much, is the story of Guruphiliac selling out.

What's also quite delicious is the provocative nature of these ads. Guru. Clean energy for dirty minds. It's the final nail in the coffin for the rigid notions of sexual purity which have pervaded much of guru-based spirituality as it has come to the West. As a culture, we never needed these notions, and they have done us little good on the whole, socially and spiritually.

So drink up, Sri Sri Ravi Shankar! Send us an email and we'll hook you up!

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At 1/09/2009 7:02 AM, Anonymous GG said...

Refreshing notion that I must agree with. Reality is that I don't know of any eastern mystic that was not a family man. And to have a family, well...

I think this westernization of GURUs resulting in the concept that reproduction is unpure is derived from our own unhealthy christian principles around sex.

There is nothing more natural than 2 human beings creating another. And thanks to you guys, I now have the natural equivalent in energy drinks. I tried the original and never looked back since...

 
At 1/09/2009 9:42 AM, Anonymous Cafeinita said...

OMG I love GURU and would also do anything for some free clean fuel :-)

 
At 1/09/2009 10:11 AM, Blogger Tarun Weekly! said...

U R Sick!
N God Bless U! :-)

 
At 1/10/2009 8:11 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

s*x is f*****g dirty.period.

buddha(buddhism) never f**k.jesus(christianity) never had a wife.

adi shankara(hinduism)was a celibate.

this whole f****d up world is in such a mess simply bcause of this dirty behaviour!

 
At 1/10/2009 9:01 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

GG said...I think this westernization of GURUs resulting in the concept that reproduction is unpure is derived from our own unhealthy christian principles around sex.



Where did you get this idea? These "unhealthy principles" are present in Hinduism and Islam to the maximum degree.

There are countless examples of Eastern mystics who were not family men or family women.

 
At 1/15/2009 7:12 AM, Anonymous GG said...

As I said, it is our western (and I will grant you, maybe some eastern) religious deformations that have led to this concept that sex is dirty. God designed us to have sex to keep the species alive. Nothing is more beautiful and magical. Man turned sex into a forbidden (and abused) activity.

Not unlike God's design for man's spiritual evolution and Man's distortion of that design into different religions. One is pure (God's design) and the other is highly distorted and often times absurd (Man's religions).

 
At 1/16/2009 2:06 AM, Blogger Tarun Weekly! said...

I think all u guyz hav no idea about religion. Or ur knowledge about religions is very inaddequate. I read the Gita n nowher i hav seen sex is Bad. Yes, but if u take lust as sex itz ur fault. It sayz Lust or any lustful activities is Bad, no good for society, n tht is wht distinguishes us fm animals. U can imagine urself wht a world we shall live in where man and women go hav sex widout meaning wid anybody on the street or somebody they dont even know! The latter situation is much seen in the Western Society. Party, no virginity, Sex, money, beer nad loads of Beer isn't tht todays rality in many places? So this is wht the religions says r a sign of a "sleeping or ignorant counsciousness-nated man". Anywayz, i reali wonder how many of u understood wht i meant but anywayz Live... Live Happy :-)... or Live like a Sleeping Man.

PS: Buddha was married and had a child... n he who is "AWAKE" finds his purpose of life does not need to indulge in lustful activities and is honest to the one and only ONE. Nobody said SEX is BAD. Religion makes Sense. :-)

Tarun Tejwani, Art Of Living.

 
At 1/16/2009 6:35 PM, Blogger jody radzik said...

Tarun Tejwani, Art Of Living.

If you are an official representative of AoL, they are a lot more worse off than I thought!

 
At 1/16/2009 6:41 PM, Blogger jody radzik said...

Not unlike God's design for man's spiritual evolution and Man's distortion of that design into different religions.

You have invoked the folk theory that divinity is subverted by the flesh and the folk theory that everything happens by a Plan.

As sweet as it is to believe that God has a plan, if S/He does, it is absolutely unknowable to us.

 
At 1/16/2009 7:30 PM, Anonymous Erica said...

Truth is the only thing that isn't a folk theory... but no one knows what the truth is. Everyone thinks they do... how do any of us know :(

 
At 1/17/2009 1:10 AM, Blogger Tarun Weekly! said...

"Tarun Tejwani, Art Of Living."

"If you are an official representative of AoL, they are a lot more worse off than I thought!"

awww... Jody. U knoe wht, i reali for compassion for u. U hav this grand site wid all the proofs tht today's saints, spiritual leaders etc etc are all conman. Art Of Living is a fraud org n stuff like tht! But tell me, how much hav u achieved doing all this? wht gud hav u done? U knoe, i believe u know about aol more than i do, thtz y u r confident about makin a site against all this but temme one thing, do u feel gud wile writing each blog.. Happy? I dont think so... u hav no idea wht AOL specifically has done to uplift the people in the world and how SSRS has touched the hearts of ppl to transform it for the better. U HAV NO IDEA WHT IT IS TO LIVE IN KNOWLEDGE, LIVE HAPPY WID A SMILE AND DO SEVA (SELFLESS SERVICE TO THE SOCIETY). Other than anything else, this is wht aol is all about. Rest all is maybe ur personal observation, perception and experiance... n somethin u do not want to go ahead of. Ur life is juz like any of the billions of ppl who live wid a very small n stupid meaning in life and die accomplishing it. Life juz gone for a waste. Allow me suggest u something, pick up any book of Art Of Living, read it, apply it in ur life and u can see tht Smile coming on and Life becoming an adventure. Otherwise, u can stay the way u r and continue harming ur "SELF" and the the progress which u wud hav achieved otherwise. God Bless u my Friend.

PS: For any kind of help or suggestion, lemme know. I m there for u.

 
At 1/17/2009 1:49 PM, Blogger CHUCK said...

Tarun Weakly, at least the boy knows how to spell!! The compassion of a true believer has been scientiffically proven to barely fit within a gnat's ass!

 
At 1/18/2009 6:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Jody does't trust books written in hurry!!

 
At 1/21/2009 6:01 AM, Anonymous GG said...

Wow...I never knew such a basic topic (food, shelter, reproduction, survival...) could generate such venom from both sides of the isle. Our ability to rise above these basic animal needs is supposed to differentiate us from other animal species. Yet, we continue to be stuck on the main floor when it comes to sex.

Get a life, folks. Let your intellect, not your genitals, do the talking...

 
At 1/23/2009 2:54 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Tarun quotes
"Jody does't trust books written in hurry!!"

hmmm.... It shall be amusing to watch how Such kind of Tark-Vitark (logic-illogic) will help u! How far r u goin to go wid it! This blog, ideas, venom... how much time... 2yrs... 5 yrs...10 yrs or may b until u r alive (May God Bless u wid a long life). How Much long can u plan to take it!!!!! Lets see! We in Art Of Living will work for the Upliftment and Betterment of Mankind.. n continue to do so until the end of our lives!
Look who is at loss! What good are u doin! to urself and the society? ur mother, father or children!!!

PS: I suggest the same books... yes, indeed, those ones written in a hurry! Atleast they teach PEACE!
Somethin tht we all need!
Whereas, Guruphillac, N0ONE NEEDS IT!

 
At 1/23/2009 3:34 PM, Blogger jody radzik said...

We in Art Of Living will work for the Upliftment and Betterment of Mankind

Like a virus which dresses itself in the proteins of its victims to gain entry through a cell membrane, Sri Sri has dressed up his intentions as altruistic, allowing him to gain entry into the hearts of his cult victims and to prevent people from seeing it necessary to investigate his financies. Once there, he is able to redirect the energies of his victims to promoting himself as a God-like hero to humanity, effectively hiding the fact that he's merely a name- and fame-lusting fauxru.

Also, the more you pit me against Sri Sri, the more AoL plays right into my hands. I've offered this advice before: your best course of action is to ignore me completely. The more you come here to defend Sri Sri, the stronger you are making my case.

 
At 1/23/2009 4:56 PM, Blogger CHUCK said...

At least Tarunafish gave up his or her pretense of compassion towards you, Jody! Nothin stinks worse than fake love and pretentious compassion. You can smell a true believer from miles away...

 
At 1/24/2009 6:56 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Haaa.... it doesn't make me a difference about wht crap u puke ova ur blog about aol or sri sri.
The best part is things r still happening and more scools, unis,
5H prgms, concerts, courses and Upliftment seva will happen. All my intention was to awaken u so tht u cud utilise ur time elsewhere which was fruitive and worthy!
But anywayz, u still gt tym. If u r a Hindu, then u hv many more lifetimes to come for Knowledge to finally dawn and if any other religion... All i can say is God Bless Ya buddy!

 
At 1/24/2009 6:59 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

CHUCK! I m sure u r a True Believer! Aren't you!
-Tarun

 
At 1/24/2009 10:01 AM, Blogger jody radzik said...

it doesn't make me a difference about wht crap u puke ova ur blog about aol or sri sri.

If Sri Sri wanted to do good in the world, he might start by teaching his devotees how to spell correctly.

 
At 1/24/2009 6:50 PM, Blogger CHUCK said...

CHUCK! I m sure u r a True Believer! Aren't you!
-Tarun
......................

Naw, Tarun, I am not a true believer but I have been one. As Ramakrishna said, "One hemp smoker recognizes another." Which is how and why I easily pick up the whiff of stink on you. I was onst a true believer in Mugharishi Yogi, just like She She Ravi was. I saw the young She She when he was just a boy. Even then he was very full of hisself! Finally, She She realized he could get rich and famous doin the same kind of bullshit that his guru did. The boy is a mere clone of a previous scoundrel!

 
At 1/24/2009 6:50 PM, Blogger CHUCK said...

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