This is too funny.
Sean Clarke of the Spiritual Science Research Foundation (whatever “Spiritual Science” means) has written a letter of protest again the new Mike Myers movie “The Love Guru.”
Clarke isn’t the only person upset with the movie (many Hindus are calling for protests), but he is quite possibly the craziest.
He says the movie denigrates gurus — we are supposed to laugh at them! Blasphemy, he says.
Try reading this with a straight face:
The trailer released by Paramount pictures shows utter disrespect for the deep spiritual significance of the Guru. It shows the Guru in a very poor light and encourages the audience to laugh at the Guru. I could not believe my eyes when the trailer revealed Mike Myers playing a Guru through a whole range of denigrating scenes, some of which are quite lurid, such as the Guru wearing a chastity belt, having an erection, involved in bar brawls, accepting money to playing cupid, etc. In the trailer the character Pitka is proclaimed as the second best Guru in India. Was this a calculated statement or was this pulled out of some juvenile script writer’s repertoire? For a country that has produced revered Gurus and Saints such as Swami Vivekanand, Ramkrushna Paramhansa and Yogi Arvind, does Paramount Pictures actually believe that Mike Meyer’s portrayal of a Guru will join the ranks of the most illustrious Saints/Guru’s of India? Was your research team / script writer not aware of the sanctity of the Guru prior to making the movie? Did they even consult leaders in Spirituality (apart from Mr. Deepak Chopra of course) if the script was potentially hurting?
I can’t tell if that last line is a knock on Chopra…
Of course Myers won’t achieve the ranks of the revered Gurus. He would never claim to have psychic powers.
That’s when Clarke shows us he’s off the deep end.
SSRF is an organisation dedicated to spiritual research. Through knowledge that we accessed from the Universal Mind and Intellect, we have published the spiritual repercussions about making a movie such as ‘The Love Guru’ and also watching it.
At a spiritual level, as per the science of Spirituality when we do good deeds, we earn merits and when we do bad deeds we incur demerits. That is, how we live our lives has consequences that we have to face in this life or the afterlife. To understand the results of this spiritual research better, let’s take an example of the possible demerits on a scale from 1 to 100 that a person would accrue if he were to murder an average person, a seeker and a Saint. The demerits accrued if an average person is murdered is equal to 30 units, if a seeker is murdered equal to 60 units, and if a Saint is murdered is equal to 100 units. The demerit earned when a person murders a Saint is the maximum possible. This is because a Saint affects society at large positively, at a spiritual level.
Who calculated these things, I wonder…
Clarke even presents a chart so you can understand “the sheer gravity of the spiritual consequences for people associated with a movie such as ‘The Love Guru’. The table shows what it would mean to them in context of these acts alone.”
You may want to hang it on your fridge.
|Making the movie, ‘The Love Guru’|
2nd region of Hell for 1000 years
Watching it for entertainment without knowing the spiritual science/significance
Nether region (Bhuvaloka) for 100 yrs
Watching it for entertainment even after knowing the spiritual science/ significance
1st region of Hell for 100 yrs
Being a seeker of God/on the spiritual path, knowing about the Movie, but doing nothing to stop it
1st region of Hell for 100 yrs
Would anyone like to point out where the “nether region” is…?
By the way, don’t even *think* about questioning this notion of Hell. It’s spiritual science.
Clarke says the producers should do the following:
- Change the name of the movie
- Remove any form of denigration towards the Guru
- Apologise to the international spiritual community
In other words, don’t release the film.
And apologize? Even without this movie, the concepts of reincarnation, spiritual regions of Hell, and “demerits” are laughable. The movie isn’t making me take those beliefs any less seriously.
I just got 12 demerits for writing that.
(via Sepia Mutiny)