How can his techniques help in Pakistan, if they can’t help his own devotees?
“My dream is to see a violence-free Pakistan and I’m sure it is possible” he said addressing a gathering of dignitaries in Lahore, which was attended among others by Former Finance Minister of Pakistan, Mr.Sartaj Aziz; Pakistan Muslim League-Quaid leader, Ms. Humaira Shahid; Secretary General of Tehrik-i-Insaf, Mr. Omar Cheema, and Pakistan Today Editor, Mr. Arif Nizami.
He even offered to talk to Taliban to bring peace in Pakistan. “I am ready to go and talk to the Taliban. I want to talk to them, understand them and give them my opinion. We can definitely make a difference. We should try it again and again even if we have to try it 100 times,” he said during an interaction with the public and media in Islamabad on Tuesday.
In almost all his interactions, Sri Sri dispelled the notion that majority of Indians are polytheists and hence not compatible with Islamic Pakistan. “Like Allah has 99 names, there are over 1,000 idols but God is not in them. God is one. Hindus also worship one God,” Sri Sri said.
Mr. Ravi Shankar is very smart.
He knows no one takes him seriously, especially not Former Finance Minister of Pakistan, Mr.Sartaj Aziz; Pakistan Muslim League-Quaid leader, Ms. Humaira Shahid; Secretary General of Tehrik-i-Insaf, Mr. Omar Cheema, and Pakistan Today Editor, Mr. Arif Nizami. None of them took his offer to negotiate with the Taliban seriously. They must have had a hearty laugh at his expense after he was out of sight!
He is claiming he can solve all the political problems of the world, when he can’t even get Harshal, Satya, Naren et al to stop inflicting verbal violence on this blog.
His diagnosis of what is causing Pakistan’s problems and the solution he recommends has been completely ignored. Here’s what he said:
Emphasizing the importance of a calm and collected mind, he said, “When decision-makers are stressed, they will project the same thing in their decisions. They should do some meditation and relax, especially when they have to make a serious decision that will impact a lot of people.”
But no one was listening. The joke doing the rounds in AoL centers must be that Pakistani leaders are dumb. The joke doing the rounds in Pakistan must be that Mr. Ravi Shankar is dumb. We all can decide who to laugh with — the Pakistanis or AoL members.
More importantly, at least, Harshal, Satya, Naren et al need to listen to their “guru” — Mr. Ravi Shankar. They sound so stressed out. I don’t think either of them knows the meaning of meditation. They don’t seem like they know the first thing about being at peace. They should lead by example in showing how peaceful AoL’s tools and techniques make them instead of behaving like absolute bullies. After all, who is their “guru” — is it the Talban or is it Mr. Ravi Shankar? So far, it seems they believe in the philosophy of the Taliban.
Mr. Ravi Shankar should realize that charity begins at home.
He should start by fixing the minds of those AoL members who visit this blog — he should begin by ridding them of stress. These people sound super anxious, intolerant, agitated, foul-mouthed, derisive, and, mean.
From their behaviour, it is clear that AoL and the tools and techniques deployed by AoL simply do not cause any stress relief. They induce a tendency for verbal violence. They also cause crude and insensitive behaviour. Above all, they encourage complete ignorance. People like Harshal, Satya, and, Naren, are simply not aware that the reason why their comments are not deleted is because their comments show AoL in a pathetic light. They have simply lost the ability to see this simple truth. They don’t know the difference between behaving themselves and misbehaving. They cannot zoom out, take an aerial view, and, just see how they shame AoL.
I didn’t think brainwashing could slaughter the ability to be discerning about the simplest of things. So sad. Poor fellows are completely clueless. But as Mr. Ravi Shankar says “behind every perpetrator of bad behaviour is a victim crying for help”. Hope he can hear the cries of Harshal, Satya, Naren et al and wipe their tears. These people need to be at peace more than anyone else who posts on this blog. Time will tell if Mr. Ravi Shankar has the ability to make these people behave themselves or not.
Good luck, “Gurudev”!