Tuesday, April 27, 2010

A Favor

Some time back, in answer to a question about some people talking negative about the organisation or him, I heard him say, it is alright.. This just filters in the right kind of people. The strong and reliable ones will come though.

What a different way of looking at things. In effect what he was saying is that those people who are saying or writing negative about Art of Living are doing a favor!

Later I had asked some others why Art of Living had not put up any official counters to this disgusting (at least to me, most of them seemed not to be bothered about it), they said in different ways that they were too busy.

Very few were concerned about it, but when i told them what Guruji had said to me earlier, they all brightened up and encouraged me to write more on this blog. Some of them even said they wanted to contribute.

One of them told me about an interview that Sri Sri had given sometime ago. He had been asked, Guruji can you predict the future? With a smile He had replied, wise men don't predict the future, they make it!

This volunteer told me i have much to do, to make the future, can't be bothered by Guruholic and co.

I asked another, what about Satyameva Jayate? That truth should prevail.
She smiled and said, in time, truth will always prevail.


Saturday, April 24, 2010

The Truth

There are a few blogs out there who seek to defame Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, His organizations and His teachers. Just as a small stain stands out on a pristine white cloth and begs for attention, these blogs seek to disgrace the brilliant service, and the absolutely amazing programs facilitated by the Art of Living by spreading doubts and negativity.

When I read a few of these blogs and the extent of character assassination they are perpetrating, I decided to find out the truth for myself. I have now been associated on and off with the Art of Living for a few years and have almost never come across any of the accusations that are being made… True, sometimes some volunteers or teachers may be rude or sloppy in their behaviour but to call them psychotic, perverted, imbalanced, etc would be a lie.

It is fine not to agree with some of Art of Living’s policies, I myself don’t in a few cases, but resorting to false stories and fabricated allegations to defame Sri Sri Ravi Shankar and the Art of Living along with many other spiritual organizations using blatant lies is unacceptable, at least to me, making me wonder if these people have been hired by some extremist organization to do this.

These are ill intentioned individuals with sick minds who are bewildering other people with their rumour mongering, a kind of an intellectual terrorism. These people cannot be left unchallenged.

The Art of Living doesn’t seem to be doing much about countering these allegations, in fact this is one of their policies i don't agree with, so I decided to do it. Everyone should be made aware of the truth at least as I see it.

Light should prevail.