SriSri’s Petty Deception and Lies…Why every devotee should always question what he says !!!
Pay special attention from minute 20:56 to 21:20
SriSri openly claims on BBC that he graduated in Science (Physics, Maths, Chemistry) when he was 17. This means that it was the year 1973, since he was born in 1956.
Now follow this closely….
The Karnataka Education System —-
In the 1970s Schooling upto 11th standard, 1 year PUC, and then graduate (3 years).
School joining – Need to be 6 years to be admitted to the 1st Standard in School (As required by law)….And, a normally progressing child graduates 10th Standard when they are 16.
Hence for SriSri his 1st standard admission would have happened in 1962.
In India school admissions happen in April-May. With him being a May born child there is no way he could have joined 1st standard in 1961, as he would have been barely 5 years at that time.
Okay, he claims he got ONE “Double promotion” in school (this bit, as I was listening to it.. I felt he was lying…and it was made up…it was based on the body language…Anyways I suggest that we lets give him the benefit of doubt…….following on in almost the same breath he also says that he was never a rank student…then how come the double promotion ??… BTW Double Promotions are given only to academically brilliant kids who perform exceptionally).
Following this logic, assuming that he did get a double promo, then he would have graduated class 11 @ Age 16 (1 year lesser than other normal kids).
There were 2 prevalent systems and models of schooling and PU in the 1970s:
- 11 year schooling and 1 year PU. (Previous to 1977)
- 10 year schooling and 2 year PU (as is common these days)
Just know that either way he finishes PU @ 17 years. So, that’s 1973. However he claims he had already completed his Graduation by that time. Hmmmmmmmmmmm !! ?
Graduation, ie BSc has always been 3 years…or sometimes 3+ years program. Hence, he must have actually been at least 20 when he graduated and not 17.
So the million dollar question: Which year did he really graduate ???
- 1973 (When he was 17, as he claims), or
- 1976 (based on his explanation on BBC including Double Promo etc), or
- 1977 as per WIKIPIDIA:
Ravi Shankar was born to Smt. Vishalakshi Ratnam and R. S. Venkat Ratnam, who was then active in the automobile business. He was named “Ravi” (a common Indian name meaning “sun”) because his birth was on a Sunday and “Shankar” after the 8th century Hindu saint Adi Shankara, with whom he shares the birthday. He received a Bachelor of Science degree at the age of 21 from St. Joseph’s College, Bangalore University.
- or any other year?
….WHAT IS IT ?
So, why then does he claim that he graduated at 17 ????? This is very important for each reader to ponder over. What was he trying to achieve ?
Just look at this glaring 4 years gap between the self CLAIMED fact on BBC and the published data in Wiki.
Now, look at the St Joseph’s Alumni website….it confirms that SriSri graduated from there (Look under Religious leaders section in the distinguished Alumni listing) . But, it does not say which year !!!
Is SriSri is really a Master. A Master @ what ?… well… is it in the art of living or lying ?. You decide.
He publishes deceptive content in his books. OPENLY. He continues with his business as usual, even after he has been called on his lies Publicly. Judge for yourself.
If you are an existing devotee and you are on this blog now, then please know that you are lending your support, energy and strength to a leader that has got a very questionable character and is habituated to making things up on the fly.
Small kids make up things for fun….for play….however, as human being matures, one of the things we recognize as a necessity is that we share the truth in the best possible form and that there is no need to make things up unnecessarily. Is this what the Master meant when he said “I am child that never grew up !!!”….your guess is as good as mine.
If your child was a habitual liar what would you do ? Would you continue to be in denial of this fact or would you look into the matter and see that the child gets adequate counseling and help.
Dear AOL devotee and blog visitor, your child / master / buddy needs your help !!!! If you can’t help him, then leave him. Because, it is a dangerous game you are playing here. When the world realises what kind of a liar he was /is you will be tarred with the same brush. Doubt this ? Check with Nityanand’s devotees and teachers.
If you don’t have the courage and the guts to leave him…please know that he will most definitely drag you down with him….directly or indirectly…
I believe that you have been alerted enough. Now it is your call and yours alone. These above are clear hard facts. Not pieces of knowledge that can be twisted to mean anything at anytime. Surely, your Buddy/Master can be open and transparent with you on this one and for once would share the whole truth with you ??.
One could say …Let him produce his graduation certificate…..but then he is a world renowned Spiritual Master….I would expect his word to be more binding than some piece of paper.
This is yet another indication of how petty his thinking is…..If you have been around with him at those times…..the game was instantly up. I have personally experienced many such instances.
Dear AOL devotee : If you have dedicated your life to the Master, you have every RIGHT to ask questions and demand answers of anyone…especially your Master……otherwise why choose SriSri ???
Voicing your doubt/question is a matter of truth and dharma. To express sincere doubt is actually High Prana….. But, not doing so and burying it altogether is ADHARMA.
I have a question for all of you die hard AOL devotees ….if the man, without any qualm can in the face of millions viewers (BBC) lie without any remorse…what makes you think the rest of the time he is actually acting with any great integrity? He did the same thing with the assassination attempt in 2010. Dig deeper and you will find 1000s of such petty instances. If you choose to stay, you have surrendered your life and soul to a petty gangster.
Ignore the warning and message in this post @ your own peril.