The God Person and the Art of Living Guru, SriSri Ravishankar seems to be on a land acquisition spree. He is Guru for many politicians and Senior Bureaucrats in India. Hence, they will not hesitate to formally grant him any hundreds of acres of land, ostensibly for creating Bio Diversity Parks, Art of Living Centres etc. etc. Indian Army which is expected to be on an ever-alert to defend the internal and external security of India, has been asked to serve the Art of Living Guru. Any unbiased person will easily agree that NGT is right in giving its reluctant nod for the World Cultural Festival on the Flood Plain of Yamuna River, as it was already a "Fait Accompli".
For the benefit of those who are not conversant with the Latin phrase "Fait Accompli"
In Telugu language, there is a proverb. "ayi pOyina peLLiki mELalu enduku? अयिपोयिन पॆळ्ळिकि मेळालु ऎंदुकु ? అయి పోయిన పెళ్ళికి మేళాలు ఎందుకు ?" . English: Where is the need for ceremonial bands and orchestra, when the wedding was already completed? शादी हो गया था, अभी बाजा भजंत्री, बारातों और बेंडों के जरूरत क्या रहेगा ?
Of course, there are some cultural differences between the Western Hemisphere and India. In the West, marriage is not a pre-requisite for couples, to beget children. Even in the presence of children they can marry.
The main implication of the phrase "Fait Accompli", is undoing a thing, which has already been done, may involve greater losses. Then, allowing it to continue, becomes an acceptable solution.
We can also have another example. Toothpaste pierced out of its tube by a child, cannot be sent back into the tube.
http://www.artofliving.org/modi-launch-meet-35-years-art-living, claims that more than 3.5 million people are going to attend the 3 day Festival. Mr. Narendra Modi was expected to inaugurate the Festival on March 11, and the President of India Mr. Pranab Mukherjee was to address the Valedictory Function on March 13.
Citing security reasons, President of India, seems to have gone back.
The Art of Living seems to have informed the Delhi Administration that only 200,000 people are going to attend, while its website claims 3.5 million.
In fact, while levying a penalty of Rs. 50 million on the Art of Living Foundation, the NGT has acted quite liberally and practically. The construction works were nearly complete on the Yamuna River. The Count-down for the inauguration of the Festival has begun.
The main problem with most of INdian God Persons is, they get State patronage, whichever party be in power. They take the State for granted, because top-rulers kneel before them, or starve for their embraces. Mr. Ravishankar enjoyed great patronage even during Congress days. May be because INdian politicians believe that God persons have super-natural / super-human powers, to change political fortunes in disciples' favor, using Guru divine graces.
I have a hunch, but I have no proof about this:-- God Persons claim to have Spiritual Centres all over the World. It is not clear and inexplicable, how so many Affluent Foreigners fall into the Nets of INdian God Persons. At least some of the foreigners and the God Persons may be acting as conduits for money laundering. They may be working as brokers between Top Police Officials and Criminals, Top Politicians-Bureaucrats and the Business Tycoons, for getting things done.
Cleaning the Environment, Running Schools and Hospitals, Orphanages, seem to be just facades to camouflage their hidden money-making nefarious activities.
When we see the type of constructions which are taking place on the Yamuna River, we can easily conclude that God Persons are not ORDINARY PERSONS. They have kingdoms at their command. Before God Persons, even real Gods (if at all they exist), they go into oblivion.
Supreme Court and the CBI are already overburdened. I believe that they will not be able to clean this mess which is being created by God Persons.
TAILPIECE धूम केतू తోక చుక్క
AndhraJyothy.com, 2nd top Telugu Daily in Telugu Land, publishes a Feature of Interviews titled "Openheart with RK" , OpenHeart Articles. Readers can see what BalaSai, self-proclaimed "God (Bhagawan), from Kurnool. has said:
Question: "...మీరు, వెంకటేశ్వర స్వామి ఒకటేనా? ..." (In Roman Script: mIrU, venkaTEswara swAmI okaTEnA? Approx. English Gist: Are you and Venkateswara Swami same?...[Venkateswara Swami here refers to Lord Venkateswara of Tirumala Tirupati Temple, popularly known as TTD]).
Answer of Shri Balasai Baba: "...ఎప్పటికప్పుడు ఆర్చితీర్చే నేను ఎక్కువా.. బండ రూపంలో ఉండే ఆయన ఎక్కువా? మీరే చెప్పండి ?...".(In Roman Script: eppaTikappuDu Arci tIrcE nEnu ekkuvA? ... banDa rUpamlO unDE Ayana ekkuvA? mIrE ceppanDi? )
English. Reply given by Shri Balasai Baba: "...You tell? Whether I, who fulfil the desires (of devotees) promptly from time to time, is greater? Or he who remains in stone form is greater? You tell?... [he, here refers to Lord Venkateswara of TTD.]"
Link to the Andhra Jyothy.Com, OpenHeart with RK Article: Click here to go to Andhrajyothy.com.
ybrao-a-donkey's view: Readers can observe, how this God Person is claiming that Lord Venkateswara is a stone slab! This God Person boasts that he is Greater than God himself.
To continue. Subject to further editing to remove anything illegal/unlawful. सशेष. సశేషం.