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  2. VRD99 (@VRthe99) at |

    Jaggi Vasudev is an unofficial spokesperson of the ruling party. That’s why he’s been invited to speak His Master’s Voice.

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    1. Aditya Kadam at |

      Wow. So much nonsense in a single comment. Be tolerant to someone’s thoughts. I see no difference between people like you and Bhakts.

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  3. Ramesh Raja at |

    Shows the utter prejudice and lack of self confidence of this leanerd professor

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  4. Sumukh Sridhar at |

    It would have been wonderful had you attended the lecture(it was actually a conversation) and not ‘assumed’ what would happen and skip it. You could have experienced it first hand yourself.

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  5. Parthasarathi at |

    This sounds like this man wanted to be the one delivering the Nehru memorial lecture. I don’t know enough to comment on his views about Nehru, but he is utterly clueless about spirituality. Throwing around names of Rumi and Buddha won’t get him any closer to a spiritual experience. There is nothing ‘feel good’ about spiritual practice, it is a tough and long process, which one can go through joyfully with the guidance of a Guru.

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    1. Raj Jain at |

      Sir common, we should come out from colonized mindset that spirituality can only subscribed only by any Guru. Yes but we can not deny that today spirituality has become a product and we are potential customers.

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  6. Aditya Kadam at |

    We usually come across prejudiced people here and there, the writer seems to be of the same category. Writer simply assumed that Jaggi Vasudev’s visit to JNU is part of agenda being imposed by current government. However, the title of the program was “Youth and Truth”, not “Let’s talk against Leftist movement is JNU!”. As a youth of this nation, I look at Mr. Jaggi as a sensible person. He makes sense. More than whole left movement these days. (And he admitted yesterday that he is a Communist on NDTV Dialogues Program.)

    About Sadhguru’s right to deliver a talk in a hall, in fact, in a varsity named after Nehru, writer’s pride seems to be hurt. His apparent intolerance against a sensible person trying to build a movement in youth tells much about his anxiety that so-called leftist plague in JNU will go away and students will start to think beyond left-right-center etc. JNU is a public university and writer has nothing to do with who should give a talk there who shouldn’t. It’s Administrations’ job. Please do not preach.

    About writer’s commentary over Mr. Jaggi’s yoga and putting him in line with other religious leaders, let me correct him, Mr. Jaggi Vasudev has never identified himself as a religious leader, not even a Hindu. Please correct your facts, as you said “I would like to be proved wrong.”, yes, you are absolutely wrong here.

    The writer seems to be a stubborn person who is not even tolerant enough to listen to someone who is trying to make a point. And he has guts to pass a commentary on a conversation that he didn’t even care to attend. This is utter arrogance and false sense of righteousness.

    I wish writer had guts to attend the conversation and ask questions after. But given writer’s prejudices, he would not open himself even a little unfortunately.

    I feel pity that writer missed this wonderful opportunity to engage with some sensible person.

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  7. abhishek at |

    this author only knows spirituality from books

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  8. Sara N at |

    Your text full of professorial intellectuality couldn’t hide your lack of insight about yogic mysticism or your lack of curiosity about it. Hope you would realise that your contempt and prejudice is but an expression of your ignorance. Your views are jaundiced by your politics and yet you hide behind the façade of dialogue, free speech, non violence and other refuges of the hypocrites in today’s India. You wrote “Truth demand a spirit of conversation”, how can you miss the irony in your words professor?

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  9. Arvind Yadav at |

    Professor Avijit what sadhguru tells that if u dont adress the thoughts of new secular in India they will label you as fascist , right wing or left wing and Professor in your column you already vomit a lot of such nonsense Idea . Better you joined this event and confront him face to face. Its your University and you are open to discuss anything.

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  10. Shweta at |

    Very well said and profoundly articulated article. He was not the right candidate for Nehru memorial lecture. I totally agree with u.

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  11. Aman Sahoo at |

    I read this article 4 times and completely agree with the way author has provoked few questions? After Looking on comments asking myself Why we can not digest the truth???

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  12. Pritish Das at |

    Sadguru is a profound speaker. The way he speaks, articulate and like a magician hypnotize the masses. I am sorry to say that he is a great philosopher or enlighted being. And yes on Nehru memorial lecture he is not the accurate person to speak. More than lecture it was a political propganda. Similarly on Din Fatal Memorial lecture you are asking Arundhati Roy to speak.

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    1. Raj Jain at |

      Better to say commodification of spirituality. Our indegenious tradition talks about mysticism and spirituality. And number of mystics are born but they never take it to the market. Yoga does not exist before Ramdev? But he takes it to market and embraced this secret practice. After all Sadguru’s spiritual discourse is ok but it was not a perfect occasion to invite him. And if he came then he must need to spoke on Nehru.. the idea of India. Also I believe that these campaigns are to target youth… We have highest youth population and to unite them is a strategy. If one is really a mystic, the person should be aware of – niskam karma.

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