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Sadguru’s wisdom – extracted by Rocky Karthik. Rocky rocks!

This is from rationalist Narendra Nayak’s FB post. – apparently the material was compiled by one Rocky Karthik (I’d love to meet Rocky!)

This is interesting – noting here for future reference:


Here is a list of his knowledge, not up to date because after that we have his gyan on vaccines, CAA etc.
Jaggi’s Irrational and UnScientific Claims Compiled by Rocky Karthik:
1. Water Has Memory:
A chemist asked this question about how can water have a memory, do you have any scientific evidence to support that claim.
To that Mr. Jagadish Vasudev explained about Butha Suddhi, Butha Siddhi, how to succeed in life etc but never answered the original question.. (I observed 1 min of silence for his blind followers.)
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2. Rudraksh purifies Aura around a person: 
He says wearing a rudraksh helps in purifying the aura around us.
Aura is paranormal term. It doesn’t exist for real. There is no scientific evidence for its existence, and only psychic and mystic people claim to have seen it around people. They even say they can predict the size of it.
Supporting Video: (at 2:15)
3. Darwin stole Evolution from Hindu Mythology:
In this video he claims that Darwin made us all monkeys by stealing the theory of evolution from ancient Indian scriptures. He gave example of Dasavataras which are symbolic way of describing how humans evolved.
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4. His Wife Announced Her Death 9 months before:
In this video he claims that his wife announced 9 months ahead of time that she is going to die and she did it.
Also he claims that woman wear a metal ring to their feet just to make sure they don’t accidentally leave their body when they get to a certain state of exuberance. Similarly his wife removed all the jewelers before she went into Mahasamadhi (which is another paranormal term like Aura)
Whereas her father lodged a police complaint suspecting that he killed her.
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5. Sani Temple is built based on planet Saturn:
He says this planet influences certain human beings life’s in a certain way.
6. Universe is formed when Shiva roared and spat out galaxies:
He said this openly in NDTV during a debate with India’s famous scientists. He says this is mentioned in Yogic Sciences which were written 15000 years. (Lol 15000 years ago I don’t think there was a language at all)
Supporting Video (at 43’)
7. Sleeping to the North harms health:
In this video he says sleeping to north is bad and it causes harm to human health.
But US Geological Survey website says there is no significant effect of earth magnetic field on humans.
It’s website says:
“Does the Earth’s magnetic field affect human health?
Not directly. High-altitude pilots and astronauts can experience higher levels of radiation during magnetic storms, but the hazard is due to the radiation, not the magnetic field itself. Direct effects on human health from the magnetic field at the Earth’s surface are insignificant. Geomagnetism can impact the electrically-based technology that we rely on, but it does not impact people themselves.”
8. Death in old age makes you take rebirth within 48 hours:
In this video, director Shekar Kapur asks Vasudev about Reincarnation (at 7:25), then Vasudev answers “if you die an accidental death then chances of finding another womb are very little because you carry a different level of intensity so you cannot find a womb. Unless you are at a right level of intensity you are not suitable to take on an other body. So if you died of old age, energies became feeble and you are at the right level of intensity. You went to bed and you never woke up. Such a person may get back into another womb within 48hrs”.
At 3:38: he says death is a change of clothes.
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9. Last but the most hilarious:
He says Egyptian Pyramids and Tenples were built by Indians.
Supporting Video:
10. He is saying yoga/inner engineering cures diabetes. No medical doctor will approve of this claim.
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11. Telepathy is real and it can work by tuning the mind in a certain way.
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12. Mercury solidifies at room temperature in presence of lord Shiva.
Supporting Video:
This man did a chemical experiment to explain how to solidify mercury at room temperature. And proved there’s no miracle in Sadhguru and other mystic’s claims.
13. Food turns into poison during eclipse.
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LKY was only a half-baked leader till 1968 when he spent time at Harvard to learn many new things

This extract from LKY’s book, From Third World to First, is very interesting:

After I had settled policies to counter the loss of British military spending, in the autumn of 1968, I took a short sabbatical at Harvard. I had been in office for nine years and needed to recharge my batteries, get some fresh ideas and reflect on the future. The Kennedy School of Government made me an honorary fellow and arranged breakfasts, lunches, dinners, and seminars for me to meet a host of distinguished scholars. During the exchanges, they sparked off many useful and interesting ideas. I learned much about American society and economy by reading and talking to Harvard Business School professors such as Professor Ray Vernon. Vernon gave me a valuable lesson on the ever-changing nature of technology, industry, and markets, and how costs, especially wages in labor-intensive industries, determined profits. That was how Hong Kong entrepreneurs were able co build up such a successful textile and garments industry. They had been nimble, changing their produce lines, patterns, and designs with changing fashions. It was a never-ending competition against ocher equally agile and lower-cost producers in Taiwan and South Korea. And their sales promoters were frequently flying to consult their buyers in New York and ocher big cities. He dispelled my previous belief that industries changed gradually and seldom moved from an advanced country to a less-developed one. Reliable and cheap air and sea transport made it possible co move industries into new countries, provided their people were disciplined and trained co work the machines, and there was a stable and efficient government co facilitate the process for foreign entrepreneurs.

If only ANYONE OF INDIA’S LEADERS had studied seriously in their life.  TOTAL DUNCES, these Indian leaders. No wonder Singapore did so brilliantly well and India is a total mess.

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Rajneesh (Osho) created a myth that Abraham Lincoln’s father was a shoe maker

I met someone today who thought that Abe Lincoln’s father was a cobbler. I had never heard about this so I’ve spent a few minutes to check. ALWAYS CHECK!!

I examined the following books:

  • ABRAHAM LINCOLN: The Man Behind the Myths by STEPHEN B. OATES
  • A. Lincoln: a Biography by Ronald C. White, Jr.

Also the Wikipedia entry on Lincoln’s father.

Lincoln’s father was a carpenter and farmer – and reasonably well-to-do.

There is NO EVIDENCE WHATSOEVER that he made shoes for a living.

So how did this myth arise? Our very own mythmaker, Osho – created this myth in his book From Bondage to Freedom (probably in the 60s or 70s). Thereafter, perhaps through repetition within India this myth probably spread far enough that I’ve now come to know of it.


I am reminded of Abraham Lincoln. When he became the president of America, his father was a shoemaker. And, naturally, egoistic people were very much offended that a shoemaker’s son should become the president. They were aristocrats, super-rich: who thought that it was their birthright to be in the highest post. A shoemaker’s son?

On the first day, as Abraham Lincoln entered to give his presidential inaugural address, just in the middle one man stood up. He was a very rich aristocrat. He said Ar. Lincoln, you should  not forget that your father used to make shoes for my family And the whole senate laughed; they thought that they had made a fool of Abraham Lincoln.

But Lincoln – and that type of person – is made of a totally different mettle. Lincoln looked at the man and said, “Sir, I know that my father used to make shoes in your house for your family, and there will be many others here.because the way he made shoes, nobody else can. He was a creator. His shoes were not just shoes, he poured his whole soul in it. I want to ask you, have you any complaint?- because 1 know how to make shoes myself; if you have any complaint I can make another pair of shoes. But I know that nobody has ever complained about my father’s shoes. He was a genius, a great creator, and I am proud of my father!”

The whole senate was struck dumb. They could not understand what kind of man Abraham Lincoln was He had made shoemaking an art, a creativity_ And he was proud because his father did the job so well that not even a single complaint had ever been heard_ And even though he was the president of America, he was ready to make another pair if there was any com plaint.

The man looked silly. Lincoln insisted. “You have to speak! Why have you become dumb? You wanted to make me a fool, and now look all around: you have made a fool of yourself.”


A pretty creative man was Osho.



Extract from A. Lincoln: a Biography by Ronald C. White, Jr.

Within a few years of his father’s death, young Thomas Lincoln was sent out to work. He labored on neighboring farms, earned three shillings a day at a mill, and worked one year for his uncle Isaac on his farm in the Watauga River Valley in Tennessee. Returning to Kentucky, Thomas apprenticed as a carpenter and cabinetmaker in a shop in Elizabethtown.

He served in the local militia, on juries, and became an active member of the Baptist church. Dennis Hanks, a cousin of Abraham Lincoln’s mother, said of Thomas, “He was a man who took the world Easy—did not possess much Envy,” observing that Thomas “never thought that gold was God.” One neighbor remembered him as a “plain unpretending plodding man.” Another called him a “good quiet citizen,” and a third said he told stories with a wry sense of humor, a trait his son would inherit.

One neighbor recalled that Thomas “accumulated considerable property which he always managed to make way with about as fast as he made it.” Like the Lincolns before him, Thomas Lincoln had a hunger for land. At the age of twenty-five, in 1803, he purchased a 238-acre farm on Mill Creek, a tributary of the Salt River, for 118 pounds in cash. At about the same time, he bought two lots in Elizabethtown. Thomas Lincoln’s accumulation of property was such that within a decade he would rank fifteenth of ninety-eight property owners listed in Hardin County in 1814.

Another myth busted!

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