Tuesday, June 01, 2010

Positive energy

“The positive energy of all my devotees saved my life” said godman Sri Ravishankar after the miraculous ‘incident’ in which a bullet missed him by a few minutes and a few kilometers.

Most charlatans and quacks resort to such terms as ‘energy’ and ‘ vibrations” to give their dubious teachings a scientific spin, but Sri Ravishankar is refreshingly different. He knows his thermodynamics. When he says ‘positive energy’, he knows what the term connotes.

Eric Schrödinger ( “What is life?) and later Eric Schneider ("Life as a manifestation of second law of thermodynamics") had postulated that the sole purpose of life was to disperse energy. Virtually all organisms, including human beings, are sunlight transmogrified waypoints in the flow of energy. They do so not by burning brightly and disappearing, like a fire torching a forest, but through stable metabolic cycles that store chemical energy and continually reduce the solar gradient. ( source).

Albert Einstein famously derived the equation that established the relationship between energy and mass. Applying the equation, Sri Ravishankar could easily calculate that the bullet weighing around 10grams, fired from a distance of 750 metres can be deflected by a few kilometres, by the collective energy exuded by millions of his sunlight-transmogrifying devotees.

What a man!

6 comments:

Dilip Muralidaran said...

Cant be more sarcastic can you? Hee hee, im loving it. :D

I wish i was Hitler. I could be happy with gassing such charlatans to comatose for eternity.

Mambalam Mani said...

What a quack!

silcador said...

Love your analysis!

ramesh said...

while he may or may not be a quack, gurus sure are well loved ..

Balajisblog said...

Raj - Karnataka police have finally declared that the bullet was not for SriSri, but, a chap nearby was using it to chase away dogs. I am not sure whether this conclusion by Karnataka police is (a) an indication of their collective IQ or (b) whether reflective of the high esteem in which they hold SriSri.
You have cited Einstein's theory to explain this case. I think Einstein also mentioned famously " The sum total of common sense in this world is a constant...and population keeps on increasing"...Balaji...

Raj said...

Balaji, the positive energy of millions of devotees managed to save the dog's life. Mind it.