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Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Is he Enlightened?

Once a journalist asked Sri Sri Ravi Shankar,"Are you enlightened"? and He said, "NO". The journalisk repeatedly kept asking. He said ," no tell me really are you enlightened?" Sri Sri repeatedly kept saying "no I am not". We always know the truth. Deep inside our heart knows. So even when he said "No I am not enlightened" the journalist could not believe it.

 Many a times I have seen arrogant, rude reporters asking idiotic questions to Sri Sri. It is great to see the calmness with which he replies all the questions and there definately seems something special in the personality. But more importantly even if we assume that he is a FAKE and  is a born great actor what about the thousands of his followers on whose faces there is an unmistakable sense of joy, enthusiasm, and a willingness to contribute.

One of my friends in Ahmedabad told me that on 2nd november the Art of Living family is hosting an event called ," Annabrahma". 5000 varieties of food are going to be cooked and served to underpriviliged children. Sri Sri is also going to inaugrate  the project of free tribal schools in Gujarat in the presence of thousands of people during the evening satsang.

Around 1000 part time volunteers and teachers are having a great time working for it. He was telling me that the levels of enthusiasm amongst the volunteers is unbelievable. Of course there may be differences of opinions, a few skirmishes here and there but instead of doing a postmortem of the negative events I really wonder what on earth inspires these guys to do and accomplish such events at such a large scale.

Is this just a bubble thats going to burst in just a matter of time? Are all these people faking joy? Even in that case good work seems to be happening in society. Atleast they are not sitting at home and plonking themselves in front of television sets watching stupid TV serials and cricket matches.

Something worthwhile is being done. Instead of jumping to conclusions and screaming at the top of our voices just because we know of a few others who were fake, let us atleast wait and watch. So far these guys seem genuine.

"J"

18 comments:

YOGESH ( योगेश ) said...

yes look at the positive angle and why not I think art of living has many service project which can tell for itself

smilingdude89 said...

i saw the event on tv and these people had lot of smiles on their faces

smilingdude89 said...

i think all these people may be genuine after all as disclaimed by the other blog.i guess time will alone tell

Sourav said...

i agree 'j',there's atleast a lot of work goin on for the development of society,which no other organisation does..so y malign it

maya said...

wow man!!" Annabrahma". 5000 varieties of food.
Because of you I had gone there to see and it was just amazing. Your guru is cool. thank you.

maya said...

yes. good job man.

Rose said...

Good to know this point of view.

Mrs. Raghvanandam said...

I am impressed.You changed my opinion.
This Art of Living Organization is doing GOOD.

Mrs. Raghvanandam said...

This sri sri Ravishankarji had come to my city. One of my good friends was in emotional trauma and he went to meet him. when he came back,the change in him was unbelievable. then i started thinking how a person can change just by visiting another person. was he only 'the another person' or some one different?

Aaluwaliya said...

Puteer J, Baatome Dum Hosi Tusi.

Bhalcandra said...

I saw one video on Youtube Art of living -Model Village - Kathewadi a place which is shop without shopkeeper, alcohol free village and no racism about castes. I had gone to this village to check out its true or fake. and I found out its NOT Fake. This Sri Sri Ravishankar,s devotes are making a difference to our nation. And If they are doing this kind of a fantastic job then I don't think we should mind there slight mistakes. what is your opinion about this?

Abhinav said...

Hmm I agree, been to a few AOL events. Its evident that they are not very professionally organised, but even a skeptic like me could not deny the uplifting atmosphere prevalent there and the sense of calm and joy that filled me after attending these events. Looks like there's something good here...but let me wait and watch too :-)

miliony said...

yes!!!!!

smilingdude89 said...

ya i agree with u bhal chandra

smilingdude89 said...

one of my friends showed me the video of the model village on the net, n it was amazing..no organisation has even come close to it..so even if its unreal,stil it has brought such a big change in the society

smilingdude89 said...

also i cant imagine anyone else ,any other event management company pulling off events like those mentioned,its just mindboggling stuff..the organisation really does a wonderful work..maybe someday if possible i would also like to organise 1 such event

Anjana Vivek said...

i have undergone the Art of Living techniques, and i m very inspired by the dedicated and sincere volunteers for their commitment to serve.

candie said...

i have been reading this blog and i have to agree....there is so much good work done that the small bickering (which get magnified by malicious people waiting to get their claim to fame) should be ignored. millions of people are happy....its time to see what they are seeing and make our lives happy and enriched.

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