Guru male chauvinism and worse yet again – Asaram Babu
Posted by robertpriddy on January 9, 2013
In an article in the Times of India, Tuesday, Janani Karthik, interviewed Indian actress Kushbu who reportedly said of self-proclaimed ‘spiritual leader’ Asaram Babu:- “His comments are completely baseless. No woman can be blamed for a rape. Nirbhaya is not responsible for the fatal attack as the rape has been forced on her. There is absolutely no mistake from her side. He cannot call himself a Godman after uttering such a harsh comment.” She further adds, “After making this statement, he had no guts to face the media. He just made this statement for sheer publicity. Nobody knew who he was before this controversy. He says that he has five crore followers. After his comment, I am sure everybody will stop following him. This is just not male chauvinism, this is something beyond that.” (bold type by editor)
Five crore is 50 million! The same claim (plus 10 million more) was made by Sathya Sai Baba in the 1960s, but it was based on on imagination and deceitful propaganda, which continued and increased until his ‘premature’ death in 2011. Sai Baba’s editor V.K. Narasimhan showed me numerous instances where Sa Baba had multiplied such figures by 10! (See the proof here)
January 8: NEW DELHI: “Congress today hit out at spiritual leader Asaram Bapu for his controversial remarks against the Delhi gang rape victim and then against the media saying they “reflect a very sick and unhealthy mind. Party spokesperson P C Chacko rued that at a time when the whole nation is outraged over this heinous crime, these “so-called spiritual leaders” are “aggravating the problem” with such utterances, which no civilised society can endorse.”
“He made a statement and today he is blaming the media… the statement is condemnable and atrocious. It reflects a very sick mindset of these leaders. They should refrain from making such utterances,” Chacko said. Unfazed by the outrage sparked by his remark against the Delhi gangrape victim, Asaram Bapu today sought to justify the comments and compared all those criticising him to “barking dogs”. Asaram also compared himself to an elephant who will not respond to “barking dogs” and said his remarks in connection with the December 16 gang rape incident were misconstrued by the media and his critics. And the Deccan Herald added other remarks he made, like: ““First one dog barked. Then another dog barked. Soon all the dogs in the neighbourhood started barking,” he said addressing his supporters.”
Asaram Babu is a mere copyist of Sathya Sai Baba, who repeatedly spoke of critics as ‘barking dogs’ Sai Baba also feared to be interviewed by the press (because he was a king of ignorant blunders) and who only spoke to those he knew would endorse all he said. Such gurus do much more damage to the image of India than their indoctrinated followers can possibly understand.