Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Art of Spirituality: India's spiritual leaders!

India has no dearth of colourful Godman and Godwomen. What if they all decided to take a leaf out of Sri Sri's book, whose tagline is "Art of Living", what would their taglines be?

1) Art of Hugging: Mata Amritanandamayi, the hugging devi

2) Art of Loving: Swami Nityananda, a famous lover

3) Mart of Living: The Patanjali FMCG empire, giving the MNC companies a run for their money

4) Art of Dancing: Radhe Ma, who sees no contradiction between filmi-style dance and devotion

5) Art of Silencing a.k.a. terminating witnesses: Asaram Bapu, who would make Don Corleone proud of him

6) Art of Magic: Satya Sai Baba, the master of 'apparitions'

7) Art of Chanting: ISKCON, Bhakti's flagbearers

8) Art of Branding: Patanjali, with Sri Sri following a close second

9) Art of Acting: Ram Rahim Singhji Insan with his penchant for acting in his own films, the spiritual mart's Rajnikant

10) Art of Leaving: Ramdev, an adept in the art of disguise, famous for his Ramlila Grounds 

11) Art of Bending: Baba flat stomach, Ramdev again

12) Art of Moneymaking: All the above

13) Art of subsistence: What the real Gods practice, making do with meagre offerings from their devotees

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