Ravishankar and Osho - Godmen or conmen?

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#31 May 24th, 2010, 15:48
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Originally Posted by rammala View Post I was told by some one that Osho has written exersises in one of his earliest writings when he was acharya Rajeeesh and this is similar to the sudarshan kriya that is taught by Sri Sri Ravishankar. I actually saw this in one of the websites. It said the only difference is Rajneeesh exercises are done standing. I have lost that link.
Can some one throw some light on this please.
The reason they are similar because they originated from the same pranayama breathing exercises.
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Originally Posted by anirow View Post The reason they are similar because they originated from the same pranayama breathing exercises.
Actually Ravishanker's exercises are just variations of pranayama and there is nothing original about it. As somebody had written years ago in the Indian Express it is just old wine in new bottles. The wrappers have changed and a lot of publicity material is coming out.That is all
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Well it may be a variation of pranayama and may be not orignal. but it is very very effective it has brought about solace to millions of people around the world and thats no mean feat.
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No, it is a marketing feat --- but, insofar as it has done good, yes, we should recognise that.
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To me, Vivekananda rocks...He is THE man and a cut above the current spiritual gurus in india, infact the comparision itself is absurd.
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Originally Posted by anirow View Post Well it may be a variation of pranayama and may be not orignal. but it is very very effective it has brought about solace to millions of people around the world and thats no mean feat.
Well, it's brought solace to thousands of people because they believe that they have a special thing which makes them immune to a lot of diseases, and cures them of anxiety and depression. That's what the claims are for Ravi Shankar's Kriya.
So, if they feel better about paying money for something that they have done themselves, good luck to them.

I've written them a letter, asking for a refund of all the money I gave them, plus wages for the ten years i worked for them for free.
I'm not expecting a reply.
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Originally Posted by prince09 View Post To me, Vivekananda rocks...He is THE man and a cut above the current spiritual gurus in india, infact the comparision itself is absurd.
Respect your choice, but there have been many others, Ramana Maharshi, for example.
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Originally Posted by palerider View Post I've written them a letter, asking for a refund of all the money I gave them, plus wages for the ten years i worked for them for free. I'm not expecting a reply.
You must have heard the Indian adage "Ab pachhtaye kya hot jub chidiya chug gayi khet" (How will grieving help when the birds have already eaten the harvest).
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Originally Posted by Nick-H View Post No, it is a marketing feat --- but, insofar as it has done good, yes, we should recognise that.
Yeah. But all organised religion- or its extensions- is about marketing anyway. And crime. And power.

(Ok, starting a new post graduate course now: MBA in Religion/Yoga/Breathing Management. Batteries not included)
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Except that I don't doubt that it will happen, sometime soon

Now, would I prefer to put MBA (Enlightenment) after my name, or MBA (Management and Marketing)?

One thing: I'm sure that I would get better service from some of the bank people we deal with if they had the first, rather than the second!
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I have a course, M.E. (Masters in Enlightenment), new classes starting June 16, join.
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But what if that course turns out to be just ME ME ME!

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Originally Posted by Aupmanyav View Post I have a course, M.E. (Masters in Enlightenment), new classes starting June 16, join.
Minimum qualifications for admission and the fees?
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Originally Posted by Nick-H View Post But what if that course turns out to be just ME ME ME!
The course contains no ME. Actually, the course is geared for you to forget 'ME'.
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Originally Posted by narayanvee View Post Minimum qualifications for admission and the fees?
If not a graduation in science, then some familiarity with Relativity and Quantum Mechanics. Fee - A cup of coffee for the Course Director at the end of the course.
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Oh. come now... Far too modest. You should ask at least a daily cup of coffee!
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What about a bachelor of Nihilistic enlightenment.?

A B.N.E.

That's where spiritual knowledge means nothing to you.
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