With the Art of Living (AOL) or “beautifully-clad-in-white-posh-yoga-teachers-teaching-patented-and-expensive-SudarshanKriya-and-useless-sermons-of-the-man-called-SriSriRavishankar” sickness plaguing Shillong – we thought it was high time that our town needed some serious fumigation. Before you join his “Love Bandwagon” in Polo on 15th December (Is AOL paying the rent?) it is worthwhile to remember that this Ravishankar fellow is an ex-disciple of that successful peddler of Yogic Levitation called Mahesh Yogi (or in the words of the Beatles – Sexy Sadie) who packaged and patented ‘hopping’ as TM (transcendental meditation). The AOL cult beautifully hides its casteist Hindu foundation in hip-sounding “Archies card, New Age managerial speak”. So to “rise in love” we give you a list of links unmasking AOL so that whenever you hear Sri repeated twice you can LOL.
- https://aolfree.wordpress.com – Beyond Art of Living (this blog)
- http://beyondaolfree.wordpress.com/ – Obi-Wan’s blog, Further Beyond the Art of Living
- http://artoflivingfree.blogspot.com – Confessions of a Guruholic (aka KLIM’s blog)
- http://theartofleaving.wordpress.com – The Art of Leaving
- http://guruphiliac.blogspot.com – Guruphiliac (contains a number of posts critiquing AoL)
- http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=22014099216 – The Art of Living is a Cult! Facebook group (contains some interesting Discussions)
- http://www.bihartimes.in/articles/amarnath/srisriravishankar.htm – Patna too poor & humble to bear oversized burden of Ravi Shankar
- http://www.tehelka.com/story_main31.asp?filename=Ne300607Business_Of_the.asp – Business of the Gods
- http://churumuri.wordpress.com/2008/02/01/the-the-great-great-sri-sri-ngo-ngo-scam-scam/ – The The great great Sri Sri NGO NGO scam scam
- http://www.diwala.com/721/resignation-letter-sent-by-art-of-livingleaving-teacher-questioning-the-cult/ – Resignation letter sent by Art of Living Teacher questioning the cult
- http://guruphiliac.blogspot.com/2008/04/how-art-of-living-slithers-into-your.html – How The Art Of Living Slithers Into Your Life
- http://news.oneindia.in/2010/04/25/us-cities-declare-sri-sri-ravi-shankar-day.html – US cities declare Sri Sri Ravi Shankar day
- http://shajiwriter.blogspot.com/2009/07/art-of-living-business.html – The Art of Living Business
- http://wwwquench.blogspot.com/2010/05/is-sri-sri-ravishankar-fraud-latest.html– Is Sri Sri Ravi Shankar A Fraud?
- http://www.dranshu.com/2009/04/02/sri-sri-ravi-shankar-a-politician-indeed-no-saint/ – Sri Sri Ravi Shankar: A politician indeed, no saint
- http://www.deeshaa.org/is-sri-sri-ravi-shankar-a-con-man/ – Atanu Dey: Is Sri Sri Ravi Shankar A Conman?
- http://shivabhakta.blogspot.com/2010/01/sri-sri-fraud-fraud.html – Sri Sri a fraud fraud?
- http://sulochanosho.wordpress.com/2007/04/07/sri-sri-ravi-shankar-the-businessman-of-the-year/ – Gurus: the best businessmen of the era
- http://aolbasiccourse.wordpress.com/2008/11/ – AOL Basic Course Blog – review of the Basic Course
- http://achinth.in/beware-of-his-holiness-sri-sri-ravi-shankar-a – Beware of His Holiness Sri Sri Ravi Shankar and AOL
- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hHMBrdtqhos – Sri Sri Ravi Shankar accepts mistakes (Youtube clip)
- http://www.diwala.com/tag/aol-scam/ – The The great great Sri Sri NGO NGO scam scam
- http://palmistryforyou.com/2010/01/hand-reading-of-sri-sri-ravi-shankar.html – The hand reading of Sri Sri Ravi Shankar
- http://scamsters.blogspot.com/2008/07/the-great-great-sri-sri-ngo-ngo-scam.html– The The great great Sri Sri NGO NGO scam scam
- http://www.tehelka.com/story_main3.asp?filename=hub060504Commerce.asp – Commerce is not bad
- http://www.cornellsun.com/section/opinion/content/2011/02/07/how-i-was-scammed-phys-ed-class – How I Was Scammed by a Phys Ed Class
- http://www.hindustantimes.com/The-new-Babalog/Article1-705388.aspx – The new Babalog
- http://parthchoksi.com/knowledge/my-experience-of-doing-sudarshan-kriya-of-sri-sri-ravishankarart-of-living-organisation – my experience of doing sudarshan kriya of Sri Sri Ravishankar/Art of Living Organisation
- http://hindustan.net/forums/showthread.php?t=1332 – Art of Living – Defrauding people with peace of mind FOR SAL
- http://nirmukta.net/Thread-Ravi-Sanakaranarayanan-aka-Sri-Sri-Ravishankar-the-spiritual-fraud – Ravi Sanakaranarayanan (aka Sri Sri Ravishankar) the spiritual fraud
- http://ask.metafilter.com/52559/Has-anyone-here-taken-an-Art-of-Living-course– Has anyone here taken an Art of Living course?
- http://hindustan.org/forum/showthread.php?t=3436 – False Fake Gurus Priests: Real Ugly face of Fake Indian Religious polluters
- http://www.zeeksha.com/school/sri-sri-ravishankar-vidya-mandir-bangalore – Information about “Sri Sri Ravi Shankar Vidya Mandir” school
- http://www.parentree.in/tag/sri-sri-ravishankar-vidya-mandir.html – Review of “Sri Sri Ravi Shankar Vidya Mandir” school