Guruphiliac: The Madharishi Marches On Kansas

Wednesday, April 05, 2006

The Madharishi Marches On Kansas

File under: PPCOM and Wackadoo Gurus

[Ed.note: We just realized that yesterday's pro-TM™ story also originated at We find that fascinating.]

Why is the Madharishi building the World Capital of Peace in north central Kansas? Because the land is cheap? Because it's closer to Fairfield, Iowa? Because the local Baptist churches are rolling out the welcome wagon for them? Probably not. Apparently, the World Capital of Peace can only be built near the geographical center of the continental U.S.

How cute! The Madharishi's obsessive-compulsive disorder is driving his world takeover scheme.

It's not like we really need to say this, but the Madharishi's dream of forming a new world government ain't gonna happen. It would require mass acceptance of the Madharishi himself, and the only place that is going to happen is in the poor old man's delusions of grandeur and those of his faithful. It's a nice dream... but a pipe dream.

We want to see the world a better place too, but we know it will have to happen collectively and trans-ideologically. All those yet to be built Peace Palaces and funny money investment schemes aren't going to get folks flocking to TM™ just because they get announced in an occasional press release.

You've got to give it to the Madharishi for ambition, if nothing else. Not necessarily a desirable quality in a guru, but definitely attractive to those who feel an irresistible need to be a part of something grand, even if it is only just one man's grandiose obsession and ridiculous attempt to capture world history for himself.


At 4/06/2006 11:07 AM, Blogger guruphiliac said...

Vipassana would be far more effective an approach, IMO, for those seeking to realize their Self, and to allow that awareness to permeate all outer life as well.

I'm in wholehearted agreement with this. It's less ideologically-mired than TM™, it doesn't cost thousands of dollars to learn and is free of psychotically grandiose guru pictures looming on every wall.

At 4/06/2006 2:29 PM, Blogger guruphiliac said...

One can even become enlightened by worshipping a brick

Ramakrishna said: "as many faiths, so many paths." In other words, it's not what you believe, it's how you believe it.

At 4/07/2006 11:54 AM, Blogger CHUCK said...

I've always noticed that this falseguru gets testy. Maybe you're right, Shoonyata, he wears panties and they are too tight. That said, you introduced ideological ideas into the conversation. Falseguru just reacted to your religious spiel.

At 4/08/2006 9:00 PM, Blogger CHUCK said...

Falsely accused again by the one who has called me a racist and now a homophobe. If you will read what I actually said, I was defending falseguru, not attacking facedog. I figure a guy with a name like facedog needs any help he can get. Previously you were begging rita to abuse you. Why so affronted by my abuse?

At 6/09/2006 12:40 AM, Blogger Daniel P. Schreber said...

Seems like it was only 20 years ago that another hardy group of devotees of the then called Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh wanted to do something similar in Antelope, Oregon. They bought up land, moved in, took ovev the city council and renamed the town Rajneeshpuram. The locals revolted and ultimately the Federal Gov't was the big winner and Osho cast out of God-Bless-America herself.

The not so dumb farmers in Kansas have probably heard a little about the Oregon affair. It was nightly news way back when.

Sheesh, you would think that all these so-called gurus would get together and form a Union or whatnot. That way they could learn from each other's mistakes.

Kansas = Oregon
Tokyo Subway = hanging
False prophet = stoopid

At 12/28/2007 8:04 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Shooyata, your present teacher sounds like Swami Nithyananda. I watch his youTube videos. Great stuff but many contradictions too.

Nithyanaanda said many things. In One place he said you can be devoted to anything (brick, idol, or an unenlightened pandit in the case of Ramdas) and gain enlightenment. On another video, he said it is up an "enlightened master" to give enlightenment. So how does one who is devoted to brick or an unenlightened guru gain enlightenment w/o the benefit of an "enlightened master" ? It seems that even if it is possible one gain enlightenment from a brick or an unenlightened pandit, it would take too long.

I had practiced both Vipassana and TM, given up on both years ago. I don't like the TM scam the commercializing and false presentation of ordinary mantra japa into megabucks packages.

At 12/28/2007 8:34 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Falseguru said: That devotion, even to an unworthy Guru, reduces selfishness.

Devotion to unworthy gurus often leads to destructiveness. Many of these gurus are not only unworthy, but greedy, despotic and psychotically grandiose. These unworthy gurus mix truth and falsehood confusing many. Seekers may well end up wasting their time, money lives being devoted to them.


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