Guruphiliac: Hurricane Opportunity Attracts Sri Sri

Friday, September 30, 2005

Hurricane Opportunity Attracts Sri Sri

File under: Back-Room Gurudom and The Siddhi of PR

Not one to pass up an opportunity to increase his name and fame, our favorite self-glorifying soothsayer, Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, has landed in Texas to recruit devotees provide disaster relief for the survivors of the recent Gulf Coast hurricanes. His trauma relief mini tour is keeping him and his entourage mighty busy:
Over 20 trained trauma relief experts of the two organisations are providing relief workshops for over 500 people who survived the onslaught of Hurricane Houston, Austin, Dallas, San Antonio, Baton Rouge and Louisiana.
We wonder if these "workshops" involve learning how to breathe properly, and where to go to learn more about these important life-enhancing techniques.

Sri Sri seems to have quite a talent for making self-promotion and grandstanding look like disaster relief and peace-making. Not unlike the acts of the muscle-headed Sri Chinmoy or private jet-flying Prem Rawat. Even Ammachi makes an occasional appearance on this stage, although her $22 million-plus tsunami relief blockbuster and $1 million hurricane relief production make their combined acts look like a 3-year-old's basement puppet show.


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