Guruphiliac: Sri Sri Stakes Peace Prize On Sri Lanka

Friday, June 16, 2006

Sri Sri Stakes Peace Prize On Sri Lanka

File under: The Siddhi of PR and Sri Sri's March on the Prize

Take one aggressive Hindu insurgency, add a former prime minister's plea for help, mix in a tenacious pursuit of the Nobel Peace Prize and you have the makings of a potential PR miracle: Sri Sri Ravi Shankar could possibly bring peace to the ongoing ethnic conflict in Sri Lanka.

However, we suggest he tweak his message a bit before he embarks on the next of his perilous missions:
Our basic principle is that your action is based on the quality of your mind,' said the Swami. 'If your mind is irritated or angry, your actions will be like that. Our expertise is to help people handle their minds.
We don't imagine the committed revolutionaries of the Tamil Tigers taking kindly to that pabulum. It reduces the entire conflict to just some folks' bad moods rather than the struggle to improve conditions for a politically-marginalized ethnic group.

This is Sri Sri's big break, one that gives the appearance of being orchestrated by some bright political minds indeed. If he is able to bring about an agreement which holds, his chances to win the Peace Prize will skyrocket. Those chances are going up just in the anticipation of it, and a failure to secure the peace will not significantly hurt those chances. Whatever the outcome, Sri Sri will get propelled even further toward that wide avenue of global acclaim he believes awaits him.

At that point, his AoL organization will have to book two planes whenever Sri Sri flies, one for his body and support staff and one for his ginormous head. A developing story for sure.


At 6/16/2006 11:07 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

About as ludicrous as those TM frogs hopping to create "coherence" and world peace. The disciple apple doesn't seem to have fallen too far from the Guru tree!

Also, AFAIK, SSRS's "Swamis" are not formally initiated into sannyas. SSRS is not a true Swami himself, and hence does not have the authority to initiate others. He takes the liberty to confer the pseudo titles. Others in his movement are given the prefix Rishi. Haha!

At 6/19/2006 7:59 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I hope 'ontheotherhand' can answer back. Where you involved in Art of Living or still are? I think I know who that former L.A. asst. DA is.

At 6/23/2006 4:26 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

For a long time, I believed that these teachers looked really happy, some of them genuinely seemed to radiate joy, but they don't at least look happy anymore. I used to be a regular at the weekly satsangs at the local aol chapter, and felt energetic and peaceful. But over the past three years, there has been a steady deterioration in eveything that seemed good in the art of living. The satsangs have become dull, and don't feel the same as before. It is really sad. Yet though I keep away from all aol activities, still cannot condemn this course that has benefitted a number of people including me

At 7/07/2006 12:42 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have personally met the former LA district attorney that ontheotherhand is talking about.

And frankly, she is one of the most powerful women I have ever met in my life! Her awareness and her ability to be completely, 100% in the present moment is beyond words.

At 7/07/2006 12:47 PM, Blogger guruphiliac said...

Her awareness and her ability to be completely, 100% in the present moment is beyond words.

That still doesn't mean she's not a dupe and patsy for Sri Sri.


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