World Culture Festival – Not so good for AoL
Yeah…It did look and feel extremely cultish….more than ever before. Municipalities and Governments are going broke all over the world….One good thing is that the Berlin City would have been grateful for 2 days of business from AOL.
Hmmmmm….7 years hence, and nothing has really changed. I re-collect they did the exact same thing at CCS 2004 at the BGE Ashram when they opened the doors of the Vishalahshi Mandap open to all and sundry. In the last minute they allowed anybody and everybody to walk in. It was funny to see local village bellies and their families sitting in the workshops/presentations totally lost. While I would like to give anyone the benefit of the doubt, these folks were clearly not the CEO/VP types (not by the fiction of anybody’s imagination or choice). They charged a pretty big fee I remember and I had 3 visiting dignitaries with me who had paid top $ on my invitation and they had come in from around the world. I felt humiliated.
Immediately, Post event, no one could answer me as to how this could happen. (Shhhhh!!!!, Questions are LOW PRANA….don’t you know that ?….Where is your faith ???, Guruji works differently, he cares not for the Organisation, he works to throw lessons your way that, things that are meant for your growth…an yours alone .so you may become complete…….yes thats true a so instead of being a one off joker I can now be a more complete moron).
Hmmmmm…Looking at the Berlin numbers,
If there were only 20-25,000 people.
They claimed that they had 6000 Musicians travel in….lets discount that by 50%….thats 3000
Now for a planned 75,000 event at the very minimum you would have 5% of that as your volunteering crowd, That meant AOL active volunteers that worked for the event and at the event, another 3750, thats 6750 in all.
Now this 6750 would have not paid the entrance fee.
The dignitary list was 804 applying the AOL discount thats 400.
Say unpaid pax about 7000 so far.
Then there is the entourage — Family Bhanu, Family Rajita, All the folks traveling in the entourage, All the Apex body members and their families from 151 countries + …that must have been another 1000 people at least from all over the world.
Thats 8000 unpaid pax thus far.
Lets say that each volunteer got in 1 person free in the last minute thats another 3500 people approx (beacuse now I can invite the neighbour and the milkman, the grocer, and the maid. Thats about 18000 pax now in all, ie those that did not pay. God knows how much of the balance 7000 were corporate invites (all the potential Apex course candidates…..which by now they would have lost).
Thats about 11500 unpaid pax.
The genuine investor/devotee is finally short-changed and shot chained.
Now, if only 14000 odd paid what would have been the collection ??? say about Euro 2,100,000/- at 150 Euro per head. The airfare for 6000 musicians at an avg of Euro 500 a person would have been 3 million Euros….WOW
Clearly, we will never see the statement of accounts made for this event. Too much of it is grey and un recorded. I suspect that would be a clever setup for some huge tax write-offs and some definite cooking of books. If a company like GE is not paying taxes… google this guys……AOL can easily get away as it is even more strangely structured than GE. Look at the timing of this as far as India is concerned, all the big cults in India are under the radar now…everyone is looking at their assets/claims.
AOL should be questioned by their own devotees, JUST so that they can get the 33 YEAR celebration RIGHT the next time …Oh..its in Brazil this time….Yeah maan its the Rio (psssst : Its easier and cheaper to fill the stadium, and Guruji wants to speak in Spanish the next time)
…..how many tickets were sold ?
…..How much did the event cost (include all hidden direct and indirect expenditure of all the volunteers)
….. How much corporate sponsorship did you get ?
…..What was the stadium rental….?
…..Who (which legal entity) paid for this ?…from where…which bank account ? Was it AOL Germany ?
……If they had so much money, how come they struggle to maintain their own premises ????
…….Why did it have to be a 2 day event ? Was 1 day not enough ?
…….Whose idea was this ?
At the end of the day even an average and well brainwashed volunteer would have seen and felt the following at Berlin
1. The sheer lack of energy and numbers
2. The lack lusture, purposelessness, the endless toiling and exploitation by teachers for many months prior to the event
3. The lies you had to tell to fill the stadium (promising the earth, salvation and enlightenment)
4. The questions…..why did we waste so much resources for such a pathetic event ?…..for what ? What did it achieve ? New stories, yeah new Guru Stories will have to be fabricated….however its getting tougher to make up the ones that people will just buy.
Somewhere within you these questions will burn….and thats a good thing. I am starting to feel and see an exposure happening. Ahaaa…The Emperor wears no clothes.
The failure of this event will start all the blame games and much infighting…which they will all have to live with…or leave with….
As far as he is concerned, everyone is responsible for the failure but HIM…..
And the same goes to all the zombied followers, HIM we gotta keep pure….without that story the very DNA, the very fabric of the AOL story vanishes.
I am sure, he will have heads rolling and energy will be sucked from the blind followers. More and more will leave….hopefully more will now become awake….
Not so good for AOL….but its great for humans, for freedom, for non-exploitation, for life, for truth and finally for Spirituality in its true essence.