What we see in the world today, and in India in particular, is ugly, ugly, ugly. Untruth, adharma, horrible, horrible….
Rule N°1,boys and girls, never believe what you read in the papers or see on television. The world of journalism has unfortunately been taken over by what Sri Aurobindo called the asuric forces, nasty little beings who control men’s thoughts and make them do wild things, so as to which always try to disrupt the Divine plan. All you have read about Sri Sri Ravi Shankar spoiling the fragile ecology of the #Yamuna is just crap. I have never met a guru who cares so much about the environment. He is selfless guy, who never has a moment for himself, who is hounded all the time by devotees, who gives and gives constantly and is always on the move. Yet in 25 years, I have never seen him get ONCE angry or lose patience with someone. Knowing human nature, knowing MY nature, I know that only great yogis, divine beings, can achieve this.
Yet, he is has been described as guru of the rich, when he is always stretched for funds, starting universities, spending crores on cultural events that showcase India’s ancient spirituality . And in the case of the The World Culture Festival, he has been dragged in all kinds of muck and slander, which is a joke when you know the state of the Yamuna river or all India’s rivers for that matter. I do hope that Narendra Modi will stand by him and not back out like Pranab Mukherjee, who must have got his instructions from Sonia Gandhi, for Sri Sri stood by the Prime Minister when he was hounded and he helped him get elected to the post he is now, by instructing his hundreds of thousands of volunteers to campaign for him.
Mr Modi should realize that he and Sri Sri are attacked by the same people, the same forces, who have the same goal: go after anything remotely Hindu. The irony is that Sri Sri has many Muslim disciples and teachers and is popular in Pakistan or Iraq. Please tell me boys and girls, do you think the National Green Tribunal would have dared go after a Muslim mollah who is planning big event on a river bed?????
Please answer this question and disregard what you have read in newspapers.
Men crucified Christ and they keep crucifying all their gurus. I will finish thus by an immortal quote from Sri Aurobindo: “Since the man refused the meal I had prepared with so much love and care, I invoked the God to take it.”
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Francois Gautier/ Editor in Chief La Revue de l’Inde
Correspondent South Asia Valeurs Actuelles
Author A New History of India