I’m being sued by a religious cult.That "on paper" is priceless. They're clearly saying there's a public perception, and then, there's the real deal.
I’m being sued by a religious cult that I used to be a member of, because they want to stop me and other ex-members from revealing their dirty secrets on this blog.
I, together with a handful of other ex-members, have been blogging about our experiences with being in and leaving The Art of Living, a spiritual organization founded in the 1980s by the Indian guru Sri Sri Ravi Shankar.
On paper, The Art of Living offers courses in yoga, meditation and breathing techniques and performs humanitarian work in the third world. In reality, we believe they are more like a religious cult.
The real deal is referred to as "dirty".
So let's break this one quote down. For starters, "The Art of Living" sounds a lot like Oprah's "How To Live Your Best Life Ever!" bullshit, doesn't it? (Put them together and you've got The Art Of Noise, but we digress,...) That's because none of these NewAge fools has an original idea in their heads, just as the minds they capture are unoriginal - or do you think someone who looks to a TV personality (or a "guru") for help with "living" has all their pistons firing right? Face it:
They're suckers, responding to the same mundane stimuli, with today's cult leaders repeating what other cult leaders throughout history have always done.
No one questions why they would want to control another's life, or why a follower would ever let their life be controlled. They "just do it."
They're fools. The whole lot of 'em, one and all.
Now, of course, we've got a whole file on that faker, Sri Sri Ravi Shankar. All we'll point out now is he's an(other) "Indian guru", and India seems to be a factory for abusing people, seeing how the conditions there are so poor few are truly educated enough to think for, or even feed, themselves. Westerners, like Jane Fonda, who got caught up in this charade - and even attempt to lead the parade - have no excuse for themselves and should be regarded as the fools and/or traitors they truly are.
Now let's get to the juicy part:
On paper, The Art of Living offers courses in yoga, meditation and breathing techniques and performs humanitarian work in the third world. In reality, we believe they are more like a religious cult.Come on, you know you've heard it a thousand times:
"My yoga class isn't a cult, they teach exercise!"
Yea, right. Fool, yoga ain't exercise. They may be able to deceive you, but these cultists don't fool us for a second.
Listen, you have to buy into certain ideas to even pursue yoga, so don't give us that "I do it for my balance" bullshit. You can't find anything - anything - without a "spiritual but not religious" attachment to it, in order to merely balance yourself? Sure. (Funny but, even before we got into the study of NewAge, we've always been able to master that.)
Just admit, if only to yourself - you've been a sucker for exotica, leftists politics, or whatever you want to call it - now get the hell out!
We always crack up at the "breathing techniques" trope. Breathing is a natural function - it doesn't require training in the least - and the idea anyone would fall for there being "techniques" (multiple) is hilarious. But this is another example of how easily charlatans can get the gullible to part with their money.
"Breathing techniques". It's hard to imagine anyone can be so stupid as to fall for that one, but there it is, right before our eyes.
We sincerely hope The Art Of Living cult is brought down - and soon. We hope their lawsuit against those who are speaking out is the very catalyst that wrecks their entire world. And we hope their former members are finally free, and mentally healthy, and able to return to productive lives free of manipulation, deception, and fear.
Unfortunately, for us, we can't:
Wallowing in this crap is our job - and we're loving it waaay too much.