Thursday, September 08, 2011

This Is Not Holiness

File under: Satscams



This morning, a particularly astute reader ("you're doing a great job") sent a link to this Tehelka article, revealing that the great scammiji, Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, is squatting on land he could probably buy with his laundry money (it takes a lot—a WHOLE lot—to keep those robes white):
THE ‘GURU of joy’ Sri Sri Ravi Shankar has been found guilty of encroaching more than five acres of government land worth Rs 50 crore in Karnataka. The land meant to be distributed to the poor and landless has been illegally acquired by Sri Sri, who has constructed an Art of Living meditation centre on it, violating the law.
The law? What law can guide the behavior of such an exalted holiness like this? A living "god" can choose to take whatever he wants from whomever he wishes. After all, it's all his, right? You know Sri Sri thinks so.

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At 9/08/2011 12:37 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Jody
Great to see you posting here again. All of us aren't on facebook and other social devices. We are spiritual people, *wink*.

Ananda.

 
At 9/09/2011 12:32 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Of all Indian "avatards" this SSSSRavishankar is the shrewdest.

From the beginning has avoided wearing saffron robes.Thus managing to con Arabs in Gulf countries with hyperventilation & prosaic rerecycled platitudes about life , God & Spirituality.

Is extremely close to all influential political parties including Democrats in America. Unlike Ramdev Baba who is perceived to be close to BJP , SSSSRavishankar is actually closer to Congress party that calls the shots within India.

He was promoted & still supported well by Times of India publication.Along with many others who can be bought with money.

There is this journalist called Shobhaa De who calls herself a gutsy one. Who as an Editor of a film magazine did not hesitate to pry into private lives of filmstars tearing them apart. " If a movie is a dud nothing is going to stop me from calling it a dud " are her words.

Please do watch her interviewing this SSSSRavishnakar & his sister Bhanu Didi on youtube. Full of sycophantic banalities.

That SSSRavishankar DID NOT discover his patented Sudarshan Kriya is known to many hatha yoga teachers. It is just a permutation of Bhastrika , Ujjaiyi & Kapalabhati with his own SOHAM chantings thrown in. Plus spin doctors like Francois Gautier etc have manufactured a halo around him.

Hatha Yoga , Pranayama , discussions about mind stuff- all belong to Patanjali. No Indian idiot dares to question his claims of " going into a retreat at Tungabhadra & discovering all in a flash ". Such is his clout.

Bhagavan Ramana Mahrshi's death experience that He Himself has spoken about gets converted into a "programme" by this wily SSSRavishankar spread over a week for a fee running into thousands of rupees.

The land grab by Ravishankar has been with the connivance of politicians & industrialists. Some among the latter are in prison today.

But Ravishankar has escaped by calling himself "a tax free NGO , a child that refused to grow up remaining always a child" yadayada.

 
At 9/11/2011 4:58 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

If you happen to come across the zealously idiotised followers of this SSSRavishankar ( very much including qualified Indian engineers & professionals) you would be convinced loony people get the guru they deserve.

 
At 9/11/2011 8:12 PM, Anonymous Jay Uhdinger said...

Great blog and well... holy sh!t, some interesting guru facts...

 
At 11/18/2012 11:42 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

its true, people are wasting valuable time and education along with knowledge on things which are just part of life and not life..........
Engineers, idiots, nonworking, working, dumb, intelligent all are attracted towards something new GG and leave the job or education for no reason at all........
Hope people would understand and make meditation a part of life and not life

 

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