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Debunking “Guruji’s Grace” – Part 2

January 30, 2012

Two very interesting items came up in in the post Debunking Guruji’s Grace which deserve to be highlighted here.

Sri Sri Ravi Shankar – just another Snake Oil Salesman
Ok, not quite snake oil, but pretty damned close: Shakti Drops, the latest scam from Sri Sri Ayurveda. Art of Living even produced a video demonstrating its purported effects, however for reasons which will soon become obvious, the video which was previously publicly available on Youtube was set to private, meaning we can no longer view it.

In the video, Mr Shankar asks for a volunteer from the audience, and when one steps up he is asked to hold out his arm. Mr Shankar asks the volunteer to tense his arm and try to resist, then proceeds to pull down the volunteer’s arm with very little effort. Next, he tells him to hold out his arm again, and this time he applies a few drops of the aforementioned Shakti Drops. Now when he tries to pull the volunteer’s arm again, he is unable to. Everyone in the audience applauds since they have been led to believe that the Shakti Drops are responsible for this amazing feat.

(By the way, if anyone managed to save this video, please do email me at doctorfrombeyond@yahoo.com since the above description really doesn’t do it any justice whatsoever and I really want to show the video first hand. )

UPDATE: Thanks to Monkey for this:

See Shakti drops miracle starting at about 42 minutes into the video “Shri Shri Ravishankar at IIT Kanpur” posted by sivachandrasekharj

UPDATE: And thanks to Rina for the following video showing yet another demonstration this time in Islamabad, Pakistan. Demonstration starts at around 3:30 minutes:

So why was the original video taken down? Well, maybe the following may shed some light on this matter:

And here’s another such demonstration from 0 – 1.58

Note the lack of any Shakti Drops in the above video ;-)

Obviously, Mr Shankar was blissfully unaware that the technique he was demonstrating was well known to hypnotists, NLP practitioners and self-help gurus amongst many others. It is most likely that someone in Art of Living who follows this blog saw the above video posted here which alerted them to this fact and made them realize what a horrific mistake they had made. Otherwise if they truly believed that what the way they were trying to market this product was completely ethical, why on earth did they bother to take the video down?

Thanks to Monkey and Stupidseeker respectively for bringing this to our attention and for helping to debunk it.

Spontaneous Healing
The second item relates to comments made by Quaff the Koolaid Lads!, the main gist of which I have summarized here:

The Grace of the Divine is quite real. What others say is fine. I can’t judge it. But what happened/happens to me and my wife is quite extraordinary and very, very real. I’m not into mood-making or pretending. Grace is real and true and transcends all karmas. Never doubt it.

You have a documented medical condition. It causes you great pain. You communicate through a letter to Guruji about this condition and ask if it can be healed. You awaken in the middle of the night with a powerful experience of being with Guruji. The condition is instantly gone. Your doctor tells you the condition is no longer present. It is absolutely amazing.

The following responses were left to the latter comment:

From stupidseeker:

If true then certainly a compelling reason to be a devout follower of Guruji. But someone very close to me did not have this good fortune and had to suffer a great deal and take a great deal of medication before stabilising. This despite being an unquestioning devotee of HHSSRS.

From Anonymous:

I really think these “spontaneous” cures are either exaggerated, or imagined, or simply because they believed they would be healed. I would never attribute it to SSRS or any other person. If the person having this miracle is you, I’d take a long look at the whole incident.

From myself:

I believe, just as Anonymous above has alluded to, that you experienced this healing simply because of your faith in SSRS and not because he actually has any mystical healing powers.

If SSRS really had any healing powers, surely he would use them to go around the world and treat the sick and otherwise infirm? But you see, this isn’t happening at all. So either he is being extremely selfish with his wondrous gift, in which case he really isn’t the beneficent saint that he and his followers are portraying himself to be, or he simply does not have any powers.

And wouldn’t he and Art of Living use his miraculous powers to reinforce the view that SSRS is the reincarnation of Jesus Christ, a man who himself is reported to have the power to heal people miraculously? Ever wondered why they aren’t doing this?

Since these comments were left, we still haven’t heard back from @Quaff. I sincerely would like a response from him/her, especially what he has to say about SSRS only sharing his wonderful gift with devout followers and not the public at large. But as has become common on this blog, whenever we debunk anything which someone from Art of Living puts forward to support anything surrounding SSRS, we never hear from them again. @Quaff – if you’re reading this, I would love to hear back from you.

Conclusion
I don’t want to burst anyone’s bubble, so if you want to believe in Shakti Drops and that SSRS has healing powers, you are quite welcome to do so, but I strongly recommend you never try to use critical thinking as it might suddenly shake the very foundations of what you believe in and cause you to rethink these things through. Stick with blind faith and best of luck to you.

If on the other hand you are reading this blog because you are having doubts, I strongly encourage you to consider everything written above, think them through for yourself and come to your own conclusions.

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60 Comments
  1. sceptic permalink
    January 31, 2012 6:47 am

    Folks talking about Guruji’s grace some latest news for you

    Swami Pragyapada (who teaches the Blessing course) recently has had a heart attack and is now resting and recuperating following the advice of SSRS. Hw is only 38 years old.
    Smt. Bhanunmathi Narsimhan sister of SSRS had to undergo hysterectomy recently at Narayana Hrudayalaya at Bangalore and is now recovering from the surgery
    Whatever happened to miraculous effects of Sudarshana kriya and the various mediations taught by SSRS that swamiji succumbed to a heart attack
    Maybe practicing and even initiating people into Sahaj Samadhi meditation was not enough to wash away the karmas of Bhanu.

    Whatever happened to “GURUJI’S GRACE” which seems to have far…… reaching effects but probably does not work nearer the source.

    Or they both were not hollow and empty enough to receive Guruji’s grace.WHATEVER…… Explanations SSRS and his mouth pieces can come up with!!

    • Surabhi permalink
      March 18, 2012 5:46 pm

      Ha. Where did you read about Swami Pragyapada getting a heart attack?! Link please.

      And Bhanu didi just went through happens to every woman her age. Its natural.

  2. Anonymous permalink
    January 31, 2012 1:59 pm

    Sorry to hear about these sad events of such early heart attacks and other medical problems with SSRS’s closest devotees. Be aware that they will spin it this way (they always did when I was around): That person was SO close to Guruji that he/she took on all the terrible stresses and karmas of all the devotees worshipping him and praying for healing, and “helped” them to get well by taking some of the disease into their own bodies (!) Yes, that is really what he used to say. “So and so is so devout, so close to me, so sensitive, that like me, he/she sometimes takes on the sickness of others….” Thereby getting rid of any doubts in the questioner. It worked several times on me until I got very very ill, with a terrible disease, and when I left AOL and SSRS, he actually cursed me and had people call me in the hospital and say that the reason I was ill was that I left and said less than nice things about him (I had not said anything about him at that point, but he realized I knew ‘too much’ and might do so…). In fact, I had been ill, according to the doctors, for years, and it had gone undetected because of poor medical advice (Gurujis) and my not getting the proper check-ups (he said I didn’t need a doctor). He was terribly wrong. Fortunately for me, and too bad for him, I recovered fully, and am well today. His “curse” and his followers’ cruel statements (such as ‘this person will die from the bad karma of speaking ill of Guruji and leaving him’) had no effect, except to scare me at the time. But people close to me said this was all bunkum, and I listened to them instead. It’s a pity that such a young man has had a heart attack, and sad that Bhanu Didi had to go through such an ordeal. But it reveals the truth of AOL and SSRS. The emperor has no clothes.

  3. stupidseeker permalink
    January 31, 2012 4:21 pm

    If the person in the video had been “Dr” Manikantan, ayurvedic physician at the ashram,, whose video it actually was,then probably whoever took down the video wouldn’t have minded so much, since in AOL everyone except the guru is expendable.
    The haste in removing the video reflected the fact that it was HHSSRS himself who was doing that little piece of skullduggery. Whatever else AOL might have lost or not, atleast this is one piece of advertisement less on youtube for their painkiller cum immune booster Shakti drops.
    Speaking of “Dr” Manikantan himself, I don’t know what he’s doing going around giving himself the title of doctor. As an ayurvedic physician shouldn’t he be properly be referred to as “acharya” ?? can you imagine shushruta or charaka being referred to as Dr. Sushruta or Dr. Charaka ?? LOL
    Unless I’m very much mistaken the consultancy fees for a nadi pariksha at AOL ashram is INR 250, which is more than the consultancy of INR 200 at Narayana Hrudalaya, if at all Bhanu didi & co. had to pay that.If people remeber Dinesh Ghodke also had landed up in Narayana Hrudayalaya to get his enteritis treated.

    Incase you are wondering whats with the top echelons of AOL landing up at Narayana Hrudayalaya for treatment please see the link below in which a politician in the opposition alleged that the ruling BJP government illegally alloted land to Dr. Shetty owner of Narayana Hrudayalaya to build his hospital.

    http://www.dnaindia.com/bangalore/report_hd-deve-gowda-digs-up-one-more-land-scam_1560688

    Dr. Devi Shetty is known to be close to HHSSRS, and it is alleged that it was HHSSRS, who was close to Yeddyurappa, the then Karnataka chief minister, pulled some political strings to get devi shetty the land.

    • Surabhi permalink
      March 18, 2012 5:49 pm

      Just to correct you. Nadi pariksha costs Rs. 150. Please get your facts right before posting.

  4. Anonymous permalink
    January 31, 2012 7:23 pm

    oh, no matter, SS: Shetty has big plans outside of the country as well, so if he gets caught or challenged in India…..

    http://in.reuters.com/article/2011/03/23/idINIndia-55823620110323

  5. January 31, 2012 7:34 pm

    There is indeed another copy of the video
    this time make a copy of it BEFORE you post the video

    See Shakti drops miracle starting at about 42 minutes into the video
    “Shri Shri Ravishankar at IIT Kanpur” posted by sivachandrasekharj

    Doc, you owe me big time but I can’t give you my email address as yet

    • Anonymous permalink
      February 6, 2012 1:17 pm

      45:55. The principle of shakti drops.
      Logic. One drop of poison can destroy the immune system. Similarly one drop of nectar can strengthen the immune system. Does a similar logic exist for nuclear weapon….

      • stupidseeker permalink
        February 9, 2012 3:17 pm

        And whats more, that one drop of nectar can be applied on your hand to boost the muscle strenght of the hand. LOL

        Wonder where harshal maharaj is nowadays.

    • Anonymous permalink
      April 20, 2012 5:35 am

      huh, your other video shows the strength happens when the person opens his fists onr stretches out a finger… but none of that is being done here! i think the author of this article is a big C and doing whatever he’s doing just for the heck of it!!

  6. Labak permalink
    January 31, 2012 7:47 pm

    @ Monkey – you are awesome… to cut to the chase – stream the video from minute 44:00 … its time business schools studied the HHSSRS’s model of business… it might as well help the world economy and the ailing industries :-)

  7. stupidseeker permalink
    January 31, 2012 8:59 pm

    Hear HHSSRS talk of trust at 49.40. And its amazing how he pulls of the whole gig with elan. Truly a “master”.

    Also quite a bit full of himself isn’t he ?? Talking about the security he was given in Iraq at 50.26. You can hear someone snort at 50.44. LOL

    Most enlightening video Monkey, thanks.

  8. Anonymous permalink
    January 31, 2012 9:21 pm

    i saw the shakti drops video its just typical advertisig all other ayurvedic companies like ramdev baba and maharishi ayurveda use on television only this was done on youtube. yes bhanu ma had a hysterectomy i know many many senior aol teahers and old timers going thru it… yes dinesh ghodke and bawa were aginst me coming to the uk to pursue education as well but not bhanu ma’s son arvind varchaswi.. i caught him in a candid moment once and he said that bawa and dinesh cannot control anyone elses destiny or life it is upto us what aspects of aol we want and what we donot…yes not all aolers are nice ppl some of them are cheats indeed to do business and as per arvind doing long kriya once a way is enought but i have myself worked on genuine seva projects in certain areas and they ahve done a lot of genuine work as well maybe sometimes its better to be like me take what u like and let the rest go 2 hell i like the spiritual music he has revived and the the way he is protecting and exporting indias traditions i respect him as a spiritual mentor but the org has awful politics however some teachers are quite genuinely helpful also …

    • OASCS permalink
      February 1, 2012 10:04 am

      @Anonymous.. Most of the teachers are good, they too are victims .. .. ..

  9. prairie princess permalink
    January 31, 2012 10:19 pm

    Had a chiropractor a number of years ago who did muscle testing for vitamins not grace. Yes, there are spontaneous remissions of many disease processes which may have to do with the grace of God not guru needed though. Scam drops are not for me..prayer is – directly to God.

  10. Kitapati permalink
    February 1, 2012 8:23 am

    This Swami Pragyapad is one brain dead IITan. Thank god these idiots have dropped out from the industry. I saw a you tube clip of a sri sri yoga course conducted by this so called yogi. This overweight Swami Pragyapada claims that Sri Sri yoga provides all the cardio vascular benefits of aerobic exercise and he has stopped doing cardio after starting sri sri yoga. What a whole load of bunkum and mis directing people. No wonder he ended up having a heart attack at such an young age. Hope he stops all this stupid propoganda about healing through sudarshan kriya and all that.

    • Anonymous permalink
      February 1, 2012 12:10 pm

      @Kitapati,

      Of course you are right that it is bunkum. But don’t you feel so much pity for Swami P? Just look at him! Listen to him! He is a first class VICTIM of Sri Sri Ravi Shankar and his mind control/brainwashing. Once, some time ago, walking up a steep hill with “Guruji” (what a undeserved title for him), I noticed he was huffing and puffing and asked him if we should slow down as he was very out of breath. He said “oh, no, I’m doing a type of Kriya to make going up the hill easier”. He was obviously red-faced, and having lots of difficulty walking at our pace, so I just slowed down, he slowed down, but he continued to be out of breath. Looking back at that, and seeing the video of this terribly overweight youngish Swami who has had an early heart attack, I wonder that Sri Sri himself has not had one! This Swami is a victim, that’s all. Pity him, pray for him, that his family takes him out of this trashy scam organization that in many intellectual circles in Bangalore is now starting to be seen for what it is: Ridiculous, illegal, and coming apart slowly. This poor guy was overwhelmed by the undeniable energy one feels around SSRS. Whether that energy is good or bad for a person is seen in what happened to the Swami P in the end. The only way out of the health debilitating effects of being around SSRS and AOL is to leave completely. You can’t do it half-way. The place made me sick and made lots of other people sick. Those who have stayed, remain ill, consulting many doctors who cannot help them. They have chronic diseases that they don’t recover from, which started, for many of them, in their 20s and 30s. But they stay on and on with SSRS and AOL, hoping for a miracle which never comes. Pitiful, and shameful.

  11. February 1, 2012 4:22 pm

    Knock it off guys…..We never know if he was suffering from some genetic cardiovascular disorder or something else. I believe it is not appropriate to put people’s personal life (health, family etc) on public forums. No need to stoop so low. As far as Sh. Bhanumati N is concern it is quiet natural for a lot of women to have the procedure mentioned above so I do not think it is a big deal.

    But it my request, please do not put this info on public forums.
    Sincerely,
    A fellow seeker

    • February 1, 2012 7:24 pm

      @YH

      We would not discuss their personal details if AOL had not exaggerated the effects of SK and SSRS’s grace.

      Ask AOL to stop exaggerating the effects of SK, stop claiming SSRS is Krishna + Jesus + Buddha, eliminate the unnecessary courses and charge reasonable prices for SK.

      If they did that, this blog would cease to exist.

      • Anonymous permalink
        February 2, 2012 2:12 pm

        @ Monkey … plus they should officially call themselves as into “spiritual business that does namesake charity”

      • Surabhi permalink
        March 18, 2012 5:56 pm

        Why dont you’ll continue writing this blog (we dont care whatsoever anyway) and we continue doing our stuff? Simple :)

      • Surabhi permalink
        May 3, 2012 1:04 am

        Maybe you should try “Stop Listening” then eh?

    • Dayalu permalink
      February 1, 2012 9:55 pm

      What about the letter defaming Eng An on a public forum by Swami Sadyojata with the tacit approval of SSRS, solely based on the false speculation that she was behind the blogs. Double standards? Oh.. perhaps he is used to multiple standards.

    • Anonymous permalink
      February 2, 2012 1:06 pm

      No one said anything mean or nasty about either of those people who have health problems, as far as I can see from these posts. Only that it is a pity that they did not get the medical checkups they needed because they probably relied much too heavily on “Grace”, as many others close to SSRS have done. Then, their conditions both deteriorated, sadly, and caused them to suffer. Yes, both these things do happen, and it’s often genetic. But is there a disclaimer on the Shakti Drops (such a stupid name) that says “if you have a genetic condition of any kind this will not help you…” Or “be sure to see your physician regularly, as this is not a substitute for good health care”? I doubt it. No one here critised these two patients, but rather the snake oil saleman who let them become so sick without proper care.

  12. SWAMI NEWS permalink
    February 2, 2012 11:26 pm

    Too bad the news about Pragyapad. He is just another victim. Just like many other teachers and swamis of the AoL, he is not ready for the title nor meant to be. His incident will be justified with a “something worse was meant to happen, guru’s grace saved him by making it only into a “small” heart attack”, or “clearing past karmas”. Pragyapad was “famous” for healing Tsunami victims, bringing them back to life, and not even the guru could take care of him … of course it must be his problem and not the guru’s. Guru is perfect and all loving …

    On another swami news, “Swami Sukhchaitanya” (of Canadian ashram) was caught having a (secret) relationship with Jurga, a teacher from Lithuania, and “the guru” did not know anything (!). He was so surprised he even rambled about it in advanced courses and events, annoyed that “Sukhi” did not even mention or ask for permission (how dare anyone do anything without consulting him or his prior consent! pout pout!). This caused quite a discomfort amongst the Indians and he is now a “commoner”, back in India, looking or having a job, apparently, regretting his actions. Poor guy. Another victim. Someone should tell him he is a free man and he should be thankful he got out of a cult and from the hands of a sociopath …. not God.

    • Happy for Swami Sukhi permalink
      February 3, 2012 12:54 pm

      He is a nice fellow that Sukhi.. pretty chilled out .. but he is not the only Swami having an affair, .. as far I know Swamiji was really loved girl and wanted to marry her .. but many other Swamis esp some of the new one’s are just randomly pumping it wherever they can .. I will be really happy if Swamiji marries the girl and has settles down in life.. he is still quite young and has a life ahead of him .. .

      • Happy for Swami Sukhi permalink
        February 3, 2012 12:56 pm

        pardon my grammatical errors .. really .. ..

        rgds ..

    • Anonymous permalink
      February 3, 2012 1:01 pm

      Why would anyone have to ask permission to fall in love? How ridiculous. Another example of the fact that AOL is a cult. What an abnormal group of people!

    • Anonymous permalink
      February 3, 2012 3:48 pm

      @Swami News

      Thats a first. What exactly happened with Sukhi? Does anyone know? His absence was conspicious from the Canadian Ashranm. I am so confused now, what is going on…

    • February 3, 2012 4:31 pm

      ooohhh poor swami I attended his DSN in 2002… I think due to heavy politcs and the organisation statergy of excess greed for money and political power, the core team is loosing its luminance…
      Unfortunatly Sri Sri dont have any power :)
      My wishes for Swami to get marry, have kids and peaceful life ahead.

    • February 3, 2012 5:43 pm

      thats a first. can someone give more details as to what happened in Canada? Swami’s absence is conspicuous in the ashram, but I never knew this is what happened.

  13. February 3, 2012 4:24 pm

    Another news: Sri Sri’s ego bursted and mentioned that the Shakti Drops will be registered, hence the trade mark process of Sakthi drop is in progres… keep and eye of these snake chamers :)

    • Anonymous permalink
      February 4, 2012 1:27 pm

      Next he’ll also try to trademark “Shakti”. LOL

  14. Satrang permalink
    February 4, 2012 5:28 am

    As an ex-insider, I know Swami P was taking on a huge amount of work and responsibility. Even if you are working directly under “god”, you are still human, and will be affected by stress, overwork, lack of sleep and excessive travel. His body reacted as any human would. You guys talk like these swamis are superhumans, immune to the ravages of the world.
    As for Bhanu, she ignored all the health and food related teachings of AOL/yoga, ignored her weight and health problems and kept putting on weight. I’m surprised she didn’t have serious problems earlier in life. She needs to drop 20kgs.

    • Anon permalink
      February 6, 2012 2:05 pm

      As an ex insider, I know Swami P was not only taking huge amount of work but was given work that he did not feel ready to take nor wanted to on that. Furthermore, I know he has doubts about how many things are handled in the organization, including his Sri. And he sees the mistakes, flaws and injustices they make. The discussion here is not whether we consider swamis superhumans, but rather that the AoL and RS sell themselves and their techniques as that, and that many people should not be holding the seats, titles and power they have and/or attribute themselves. I wonder, someone who “ignores health and food related teachings of AoL/yoga” should be teaching courses on “quality of life and life stress reduction”. Really? She may need to drop 20 kgs but the rest of the crowd should drop all the false promises, loud talk and big egos.

  15. anon permalink
    February 6, 2012 4:21 am

    Love is in air at Canadian Art of Living Ashram.

    A French teacher at ashram has also fallen (risen!!!) in love with an Australian girl who is there studying ayurveda.

    I bet SSRS is not aware of this otherwise this teacher would also have met the fate of Swami Sukhi, who is a noble and gentle soul.

    Bravo!

    • Surabhi permalink
      March 18, 2012 6:01 pm

      When has He ever restricted people from falling on love? Never! Come on people. Open your eyes.

  16. scambuster permalink
    February 9, 2012 6:45 pm

    Anybody has similar experiences with Sri Sri’s neighbour Ganapati Sachchidananda?

    • Anonymous permalink
      February 10, 2012 1:01 pm

      Yeah, go tie that coconut! Get results! Leave your ‘donation’. Ridiculous. Hollywood Swami should be GS’s name.

      • scambuster permalink
        February 10, 2012 8:07 pm

        Very true. Anything more serious?

  17. February 13, 2012 7:37 am

    New Marketing trick – Mob Flash.

    On one of the busy Traffic Signal of Banaswadi, Bangalore (Kamanahalli Signal, Kalyan Nagar) around 6 pm more than 150 of AOL Volunteers (Yes+) started to grab the attention of mob with their rocking dance performance with bhajans and patriotic songs mesmerizing the pedestrians, drivers, shopkeepers to pass the message of Meditation and Sudharshana Kriya for World Peace.

  18. stupidseeker permalink
    February 13, 2012 4:52 pm

    @d

    Guru on the faaaaasssstttttt track to get his one world family in this lifetime itself eh! and he’s cherry picking his family members by getting the flash mob to advertise outside malls and not the slums of bangalore.What a hoot!! LOL

  19. Anonymous permalink
    February 13, 2012 5:34 pm

    Such an intelligent man, SSRS. Pretend that you approve of loud music and modern dress, while all the while getting in bed with the BJP who would beat up any one of those girls dancing for having on tight clothes, if they caught them in a pub. Anyone heard of the Hare Krishnas? LOL When it was popular to dance around in orange robes, their master made them go into public and do that to raise money. Next AOL will be dancing in international airports selling books like the HKs. Now, SSRS knows that skinny jeans and tee shirts are popular, so he has them go and dance around in public to raise money. I’d be really pis*ed off if I was sitting in traffic in already impossible to drive in Bangalore and this group of up and coming zombies blocked the road for that long. Shame he is spoiling the minds of teens now. But any smart marketer knows that’s when you get them hooked. Meet them at the level they want to be met at, then sell them your goods.

  20. Anonymous permalink
    February 16, 2012 10:26 am

    any clu if swmi sukhchaitnya is still associated with aol anymore he is / was one of the most humane swanijis i have come accross… and ive been wanting 2 get intouch with him….

  21. Rina permalink
    March 13, 2012 1:17 pm

    Another Shakti drops demonstration starting at 4 minutes. Please copy and post

    • The Doctor permalink
      March 13, 2012 6:30 pm

      Monkey and Rina – I’ve updated the post to feature both of your clips, thanks for finding and sharing these.

    • stupidseeker permalink
      March 18, 2012 7:23 pm

      @Rina,

      Thanks for the clip. Not one to pass up any marketing opportunity, our guruji.

  22. Surabhi permalink
    March 18, 2012 5:41 pm

    Have you tried the shakti drops yet ? Hope you have. Even if you haven’t I think you would claim you have.

  23. April 2, 2012 9:41 pm

    Has any volunteer been allowed to test the strength of the drops on another volunteer? I mean, it is easy enough for the guru to pretend that he is pushing down on the hand — like pushing on an invisible wall…

    Sai Baba at least showed sleight of hand, if not divinity. This Shankti trick is actually insulting.

  24. Anonymous permalink
    April 20, 2012 5:38 am

    huh, your other video shows the strength happens when the person opens his fists or stretches out a finger… but none of that is being done here! i think the author of this article is doing whatever he’s doing just for the heck of it!!

    and manojt, did you not see two complete random people trying it on each other ?

    are you guys blind or what ?

    • VSS permalink
      April 20, 2012 6:27 pm

      @ Anonymous [April 20, 2012 5:38 am]

      Have you tried magic drops? How was the experience of “strength happening”? Is the “strength that happens” a very happening strength? How long does the effect of less than ten drops last? Can anyone use magic drops? Or, do they come with some warning (such as those with allergies should not use them etc. etc.)? Can children use magic drops?

      How much does 100ml cost? Is there an expiry date on all bottles of magic drops or does their power never expire? How many people have these magic drops been tested on before being made available for sale? For how long were after effects / side effects studied? Have they been mentioned in the packaging containing the magic drops or on the bottle itself? Was the effect the same on each person on whom these magic drops were tested? Was there any difference in the “strength that happened” to different people? When and where were these tests conducted?

      Have these magic drops been tested on animals too? If yes, then which animals have these drops been tested on? If yes, then when and where were these tests conducted? If yes, then what was the effect on animals when “strength happened”? If yes, was the effect the same on each animal as well as on different animals of the same species?

      Are these magic drops exported? Which countries are these magic drops exported to? What is the response like? From how many users of magic drops has AoL received feedback? Have you seen the feedback? What’s the highlight of the feedback? What are the typical tasks that people are able to do better after using these magic drops?

      Have these magic drops been certified by the Government of India or the government of any other nation? If yes, then when, and by which national governments? Is there a link on the internet — such as on the AoL web site — where this information has been provided in order to inform / educate future users of magic drops? What about other ayurvedic products manufactured by AoL? Is there a site that provides the answer to all of the above questions about all ayurvedic products manufactured by AoL?

  25. Mangal permalink
    May 2, 2012 5:38 pm

    Demonstrations of Shakti Immune Drops are continuing! This is another video from Norway. Fast foward to 19 minutes to see it.

    At 25 minutes into the video SSRS says Shakti Drops have FDA approval in USA and approval by EU regulatory authorities. Can someone knowledgeable in drug matters confirm or deny the statement

    • Anonymous permalink
      May 17, 2012 1:02 pm

      These drops are different from the Indian version. In India if the drops are applied on right or left hand, the same hand is becoming erect. But here if the drops are applied on the left hand, right hand is becoming erect. You can watch two persons @ 19:00 on whom it is working this way. So what i conclude is shakti drops makes the whole body strong irrespective of where it is applied. And so guruji is telling us to apply it inside the body. 2 to 3 drops in a glass of water and drink. Wish he does the experiment with the diluted shakti drops as well.

      • Dayalu permalink
        May 17, 2012 2:17 pm

        Who needs Viagra any more?

  26. stupidseeker permalink
    May 2, 2012 6:34 pm

    Hilarious, another comic interlude down to HHSSRS. How long before this one goes privates?? Anyways, I felt I should the following links posted earlier maybe be posted again.

    1 )Ravi Shankar says the drops should be applied topically (on the hand???) (23.20) while the label says a few drops should be added to water and drunk.

    2) The label says its merely a dietary supplement.

    3) Guruji doesn’t explain how an immune booster can result in instantaneous muscular strenght.

    4) The herbs in the preparation have been used in ayurveda for centuries, so I don’t know what research or invention he is referring to. Whatever the pharmacologic effects may be, incredulity doesn’t seem to be among them. This was the same magical explanation he fed to those IIT Kanpur boys in the video posted above.

    5) searching for “shakti drops” on the fda.gov retrieved zero results:

    http://google2.fda.gov/search?q=shakti+drops&client=FDAgov&site=FDAgov&lr=&proxystylesheet=FDAgov&output=xml_no_dtd&getfields=*

    6) Should I buy Ojasvita or the shakti drops ?? I’m no sure I can handle all the ananda that both taken together will give me.

  27. freeOne permalink
    May 2, 2012 6:36 pm

    There is a way to find out if it is FDA approved! But search doesn’t turn for Shakti drops though. Give it a try.

    http://www.accessdata.fda.gov/scripts/cder/drugsatfda/index.cfm

  28. stupidseeker permalink
    May 2, 2012 7:15 pm

    Guruji also mentions ‘Ojasvita”, another preparation from Sri Sri aurveda, with “so good” therapeutic properties. The link below shows the label for strawberry flavoured “Ojasvita”:

    http://makeupandbeauty.com/ojasvita-strawberry-health-energizer-review/

    The ingredients are , Ashwagandha, Satavari, Brahmi, Jatamansi, Shankapushpi, Bringaraj, and Kali-musli, all these herbs having been used in ayurveda since time immemorial.

    Now check out the ingredients of the shakti drops,label again duplicated here.

    Five out of the eight ingredients in shakti drops are the same as Ojasvita, only difference being that in Ojasvita they are in the powder form and in shakti drops they as the water extracts of the same. Of the other three, Amla is the common gooseberry which one obtain more cheaply from any vegetable market anywhere in india, licorice which is used as a sweetener to make candies. Amruth is nothing but the common wood sorrell found growing all over India.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oxalis_corniculata

    here’s a 10 sec video of the scientist, inventor guruji marketing ojasvita for the benefit of mankind.

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