Guruphiliac: The BG Doesn't Do TV

Monday, August 11, 2008

The BG Doesn't Do TV

File under: Gurubusting and The Siddhi of PR

We'd scale K2 without the ropes to proclaim our undying admiration for the Bored Guru. Here he turns down an offer to Sri Sri-size himself:
BG is not against televised spiritual lessons, but he had kept himself away from it. He somehow missed that fire in his belly, to spread the 'good word' which can probably save sorrow and suffering of the millions. Besides, his apprehension was not to make a jarring note on the TV, amidst a series of heart warming programs, where the more prominent gurus sang, danced, healed, promised nice and divine things and kept the audience thoroughly enthralled and hopeful. BG felt that he could never do enough justice on the screen talking to unknown faces, especially when he lacked the skill of comforting them, by throwing promises and assurances besides the baskets of flowers and fruits at them. But that had never stopped the producers of such tele programs dropping in at BG's for a deal.
Keeping it real at the cost of his own fame. This Bored Guru is one in a million, one we need in the millions to combat the ignorance-raining scrounge of the Sri Sris and Krackis of the world.

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At 8/14/2008 12:30 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

As a weird coincidence, BG came to know later that the same channel was eventually bought over by a guru, who is a house hold name presently in every 'nook and corner' of the world.

The Guru being refered to here is Ramdev. Sri sri unfortunately isn't quite a household name like Ramdev is. In the hospital where I work when I ask diabetic or heart disease patients whether they exercise, usually almost all of them trot out the answer, "oh yes, I do pranayama and yoga". I smile with amusement as my attending clarifies, "not Ramdevji's brand of exercise; vigorous aerobic exercise like walking" =)


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