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Argentenian TV Spoofs on Sri Sri/AOL – Ave-“raging” 25000+ views per day

October 13, 2012

I just took the top 7 videos. These below  stats are just the Internet viewing thus far. Most videos were uploaded Sep 9th 2012  and the weeks later.

God alone knows how many people watched similar programs on mainstream TV.

These 7 videos alone have had some 750,000 people view them in JUST THE  LAST ONE MONTH. This is most definitely Viral. The below is the data from Youtube put in a table. Its just to illustrate the damage that has been caused and the 25K+ views calculation..

Click on

http://vidstatsx.com/youtube-top-100-most-viewed-argentina-ar

and you will see that Sin Codificar is no 28 on the list of Argentina’s top TV producers. Its tough to guess the numbers…..but my guess is that a Sri Sri is very well known name in Argentina now. Like Mr Pankaj Gupta said….A TRUE HOUSEHOLD name.

Apart from the above there is also the coverage in newspapers, magazines, chain emails, blogs. IT does STINK and does not augur well for AOL.

What a nightmarish scenario. I feel sorry for all the sincere and innocent followers in Argentina. They must be miserable. Lets even for the sake of hypothesis that that SriSri is totally  and 100% innocent and he is really Jesus / Rama / Buddha / Krishna incarnate.

Why is this Avatar literally putting 10s of 1000s of his followers in one country to such a terrible test ???…the cause of which is essentially his own doings !!!.

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13 Comments
  1. Nambiar permalink
    October 15, 2012 6:12 am

    Videos from an Argentine TV show shouldn’t be considered as completely reliable and trustworthy scale to measure an individual or learn of an idea and agree with it.

    Most of popular entertainment circulated via TV shows in Argentina, seems to be rather having a bent towards a perverse perception of things, promoting ideas in an unwholesome manner.

    For instance, think about visiting the below link and judge for yourself on what is considered as ‘entertaining’ in Argentina.

    The above video shows what sort of entertainment on TV, Argentina is well known for.

    Taking into consideration such influences by the Argentine TV shows, it’s not surprising to see that popular personalities who are new to the country’s culture, are bound to be targets of mockery gimmicks, and be portrayed in a satirical way.

    Whether such shows spoofing Sri Sri or other personalities can beconsidered as credible or worthy of trusted acknowledgement, is highly questionable.

    And if Blogisatwa likes to consider Sri Sri to be an Avataar, purely for the sake of hypothesis, then the above scenario is nothing new from what each Avataar faced during His tenure- mockery and criticism.

    • October 16, 2012 12:32 pm

      But that’s not really the point. This is about respect – they wouldn’t do anything like this with the Pope or the Dalai Lama – would they? So the question is: Why so much disrespect for him?

      • bloggisatwa permalink
        October 16, 2012 6:50 pm

        Hmmm, should we even bother comparing and contrasting SriSri to the Pope / Dalai Lama in the 1st place ? All 3 are their own entities doing their own thing. No ?

      • October 16, 2012 8:37 pm

        Nope. I no longer see him on such a level. But within AOL they do and so I thought they (Nambiar) might have an interest in thinking about where this disrespect comes from.

        Apart from that I would like to express my sincere gratitude for this blog and all previous blogs.

        I was in AOL for quite some time. At first it was great. Then, as I progressed to the inner circles I started noticing things. I thought maybe it was just me, my not being able to understand the deeper meaning. Because every time I talked to someone about my doubts they came up with the most twisted interpretations of all that was going on.

        It was Klim’s blog that finally gave me reassurance: It’s not only me – others see it was well! And that was such a relief. Leaving AOL was a very long process and reading the blogs was a big moral support for me. Thank you to all who had the courage to share their experiences!

      • October 17, 2012 8:34 am

        Of course it should have read: Others see it AS well.

  2. Anonymous permalink
    October 15, 2012 2:07 pm

    Something completely off topic –
    I am very grateful that this blog exists. It brings about a balance to the AOL image. Now people are well equipped to make a choice.
    I so wish that I had found these blogs (KLIMs) when it started – things would have been very different for me…but nevertheless – not too late for anything..!!
    Cheers…keep up the good work..!!

  3. Dayalu permalink
    October 15, 2012 9:41 pm

    The bad part is, Indian culture and Yoga are getting the bad repute due to RS and AOL.

    • Nithin permalink
      October 16, 2012 11:39 am

      @ Dayalu
      It is true, these $$ Ravi making fun and money out of the wonderfull good skills he has.. any one who try to misuse the universe will have to go through the results of misusing (AOL term is BADS KARMA OF $$ Ravi) let him go through

  4. Dayalu permalink
    October 16, 2012 1:55 pm

    “And if Blogisatwa likes to consider Sri Sri to be an Avataar, purely for the sake of hypothesis, then the above scenario is nothing new from what each Avataar faced during His tenure- mockery and criticism”

    @ Nambiar,

    Your logic is analogous to the one below
    All ducks are birds
    All crows are birds
    So any one saying ducks are not crows is lying

    Do you see the fallacy of that argument? No one here used the above case of RS being spoofed in Argentina to imply that he is a fraud.. That fact has already been established time and again using countless logical points in KLIMs blog, Skywalkers blog, Yunus’ blog and many others. The above post is to show that those tall claims made by AOL about their recent success in Argentina are highly exhaggerated and hyped and to make people aware that there is a completely opposite popular perception in Argentina.

    Pointing fingers at the level of Argetine media entertainment is futile. In today’s connected world the level of popular entertainments across the world is about the same and that has nothing to do with how Sri sri is being received there. AOL folks always see the world this way: if someone praises RS, they are highly evolved and if someone criticises, they are ignorant fools.

    In India, too many ‘avatars’ are being proclaimed by their respective followers, way more than the sum total of all the ‘avatars’ in the history of the culture, yet the moral and ethical standards in the society are at their rock bottom. Time to wake up, Nambiar.

  5. Anonymous permalink
    October 18, 2012 7:33 pm

    official version:)

    Dear AOL teacher,

    The Argentine Art of Living Foundation, would like to state that Sri Sri Ravi Shankar was received in Argentina with honor and respect by the authorities, the academics and the general public reaching as many as 150.000 in the meditation for World Peace. He received two Honorary Doctorate degrees, and Official recognitions for the humanitarian work carried out by the Foundation.

    The allegations that Sri Sri was held at the airport of Misiones is only part of the smearing campaign between two political parties and the yellow press. “I strongly deny that Sri Sri took any funds from Argentina, I was with him at every moment and he was not held at the airport of Iguazu” says Beatriz V Goyoaga, a journalist coordinating the Foundation in Latin America. In Iguazu he met with the Governor of Misiones and the two leaders made plans to improve the agriculture as well as the protection of the traditions and culture of the area.

    “The airplane traveling to Paraguay had to land in a neighboring city because of the weather and thus delayed. The luggage and documents of Sri Sri and the members of the traveling party were inspected by costumes in a regular procedure as in all airports and cleared normally,” adds Goyoaga.

    The present political fight between the two main parties is a cold-blooded open battle and the visit of Sri Sri was used as one tool in this fight. Tax authorities told Sri Sri Ravi Shankar that the Argentine organization had evaded taxes for two years, when in fact the Argentine Government reconfirmed the tax exempt status last year (2011) granted by the government as an NGO 12 years ago. Monthly financial reports have been submitted regularly and have been accepted by tax authorities. The Foundation’s books are open for scrutiny and the Foundation’s lawyers will if need be sue for the slander.

    The renowned former Public Attorney from the International Court of Justice Luis Moreno Ocampo who shared the dias with Sri Sri, said in front of some 2000 business leaders, “Sri Sri Ravi Shankar has inspired thousands of volunteers around the world to join hands towards a common goal: contributing to the well being and peace of the individual and the society as a whole. The Art of Living Foundation, through a wide range of humanitarian programs around the world, has made a difference to the quality of life of millions of people empowering them to become active players of the change we want to see in society. I congratulate the organization for its 30 years of service to humanity and support its vision of “A disease-free body, a stress-free mind and a violence free society.”” The La Nacion newspaper where the main accusations where published, subsequently printed two stories correcting the mistaken allegations made against Sri Sri Ravi Shankar the following day.

    Katja Gregl, director

    International Art of Living Foundation

    • Anonymous permalink
      October 23, 2012 9:49 am

      Hahaha, Katja Gregl, director. She can’t even speak proper english, let alone write this!

      • bloggisatwa permalink
        October 23, 2012 6:02 pm

        It seems also that she is just being a mouth/signature piece for a commonly worded damage control internal PR email which someone from ABC has probably written.

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