Quick, Read This!
I was asked by email to edit the Wikipedia post on Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, to give a more balanced view of his person. When you read the post, it might as well be a AOL promotional folder, it is that biased. So I added this:
Critique of The Art of Living and Sri Sri Ravi Shankar
On the internet, different websites offer critique of The Art of Living and Sri Sri Ravi Shankar. Most notably are two blogs, started by ex-AOL teachers:
- Beyond The Art of Living -a critique of Sri Sri Ravi Shankar
- Confessions Of A Guruholic -leaving The Art of Living
In those blogs, the viewpoint is given that The Art of Living is a religious cult.
Unfortunately, all critical viewpoints are very quickly tracked down and deleted by AOL watchdogs monitoring the web. Just view the “history” of that post, and read some of the comments, that will give you an idea about the vigilance of those watchdogs. I give my edit 12 hours maximum, before it is deleted. So be quick, read it now!
Update, June 17th: well, I was almost right. It took 14 hours before it was deleted! Anyway, in the interest of objectivity and fairness, I have re-posted it on Wikipedia. Let’s see, how long it takes this time…
Update, 1 hour later: gone again, deleted by some robot function. Ah ,well. I give up!
Update: Mat graciously re-edited the post, this time it seems the edit will stand! Good job Mat, even though the original links to this blog and Klim’s cannot be included.