Krantikari or Brantikari #AAP

As soon as this Video where the so called Paragon of Propriety Arvind Kejriwal went viral, there were some die-hard supporters who defended  & justified the conversation (expectedly). This post is not about what is the expose. In simple words, this only exposed that St. Kejriwal would go to any extent to appear morally correct when he is not.

Point that was conveniently forgotten by them is the Propriety of what happened. If the Interview was well intended, why would he want to dress it up, insisting on focussing and repeating certain part of his interview. It was for the viewers to arrive at a conclusion based on an unadulterated free-flowing interview. After this leak, we are not sure how much of original interview has been retained in the telecast version and what was edited.

For someone who preached Saintly Behaviour and nit picked on every one else sneeze and one who advocated impeccable public behaviour of leaders, this hoarse cough is inexplicable.

Here is the transcript and the video. Make your own conclusions

Transcript: Thanks to Surajit Dasgupta, Founder Member of AAP

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पुण्य प्रसून बाजपाई: हाँ ये।

अरविंद केजरीवाल: वो वाला थोड़ा थियरेटिकल है, कॉर्पोरेट वाला आप जो बोल रहे थे ना. काफी थियरेटिकल है, इसलिये मैं उसमे नहीं जा रहा था उससे जितना मिड्ल क्लास है वो एन्टी हो जायेगा की हम प्राइवेटाइज़ेशन के खिलाफ हैं, कंपनियों के खिलाफ हैं, इसलिये मैं उसपे नहीं आ रहा था, उस डिबेट में पड़ नहीं रहा जानबूझ कर. बाकी पूछिये।

पुण्य प्रसून बाजपाई: और ये जो हाशिये पर 80 फीसदी समाज है।

अरविंद केजरीवाल: इसमें बोलेंगे।

पुण्य प्रसून बाजपाई: इसमें अब आ जाइये ना. वोट बैंक तो वहीं है ना असल में देश भर में।

अरविंद केजरीवाल: बिल्कुल।

अरविंद केजरीवाल: अब ये बोलना है। भूल गया था मैं बोलना अगर हम उनके लिये कर रहे हैं तो।

अरविंद केजरीवाल: मैं ये नहीं कहना चाहता कि ये सारे प्राइवेट वाले कर रहे हैं… और कोई भी सरकार आ जाये प्राइवेट से कमिशन लेते हैं. तो हम सारे प्राइवेट सेक्टर को नकार देंगे, विच इस नॉट राइट. ठीक था?

पुण्य प्रसून बाजपाई: बहुत क्रांतिकारी। बहुत ही क्रांतिकारी!

अरविंद केजरीवाल: उसी को ज्यादा चला दीजियेगा।

पुण्य प्रसून बाजपाई: नहीं, नहीं। अरे वो तो चलेगा. हम तो माने भगत सिंह वाला हिस्सा.. बड़ा रिअॅक्शन आयेगा इसपे।

English Translation

Punya Prasun Bajpai: Yes

Arvind Kejriwal: That was a bit theoretical — that corporate one you were speaking about. I did not want to get into that as it was too theoretical. Because of it, middle class will go against us thinking that we are against privatisation, companies and so I was not willing to get into that debate. Ask everything else.

Punya Prasun Bajpai: And what about those 80% people that are left on the lurch?

Arvind Kejriwal: Will speak on that.

Punya Prasun Bajpai: Now you should come on this one. They are the real vote bank of the country.

Arvind Kejriwal: Exactly.

Punya Prasun Bajpai: Now we have to speak on this. I forgot to speak about this if we are doing for them.

Arvind Kejriwal: I don’t want to say that all the private companies are doing this….and whatever the government is, they take commission from these private companies. And we will ignore/avoid all the private sector, which is not right. Right?

Punya Prasun Bajpai: Very revolutionary, extremely revolutionary!

Arvind Kejriwal: Play that one more.

Punya Prasun Bajpai: Why not? That one will definitely play. I agree on the Bhagat Singh part. It will evoke a lot of reaction.

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The following screenshot added at 7:30 pm after Shazia Ilmi, AAP leader spoke to Times Now
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#NavratriWithSriSri – Quiz

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Futile Outside-Cleansing Inside

There was this boy who thought he was being pestered by his father when he was asked to chant Bhagavad Gita everyday.

He demanded of his father “What is the point when I don’t understand a word of Samskruth it is in written in”

“Just do as I say, Son” replies the father. “you don’t lose anything anyway by chanting it”

A reluctant but choiceless son begins his Chanting practice everyday. A couple of weeks passes by. Apart from the fluency in chanting, he still doesn’t see any benefits or point in continuing this meaningless exercise.

He decides to rebel and goes back to his father, “It simply is torturous going through the motion with no benefits. Pardon me, with due respects to you, I don’t intend to continue this henceforth”

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Father smiles and asks the boy, “See that basket (Tokri) there. Now use it and get water from river and fill this tank ?

Son see the futility of using this leaky basket but agrees nevertheless, anything to escape chanting Bhagavad Gita by rote. He picks it and goes to the river and fills water and walks towards the tank but water is drained out by the time he reaches there. He decides to do this a bit faster

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No matter how fast he was, he was disappointed that he could not add more than a few drops into the tank, let alone fill it.

With a sense of resignation he goes back to his father and says, “I failed to achieve much but what was the point? When you well knew I could not fill the tank with a leaky basket)

Father smiles and replies, “Son, you really think that yours was a wasted effort? No! Look at the basket now. Your effort cleaned it as is now it is as good as new. Bhagavad Gita chanting seemingly appears pointless to you, but effects would be similar – It cleanses you!”

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During my National High School days, Bhagavad Gita Chanting was an essential part of our compulsory morning School Prayers (Starting with Namaste sate te jagat kaaranaaya… which in itself is an amazing sloka to begin the school day with).

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Though not so enthusiastic at that time, “Compulsory for Attendance marking”  left us with no choice but to be a part of it. Led by either Sri KT Sundara Sampath Kumarachar (KTS) and Sri Alasinga Bhattachar (SAB), two of my Samskrutha teachers who lead the chanting session, I vividly remember once Sri KTS saying, “Lord Sri Krishna intended and offered different levels of knowledge/instructions starting with basic level meant for every seeker and then building on it to take a more serious and observant seeker to Elevated levels” It did not make any sense to me at all. It was more of those naughty, not-so-complimentary nick names for those abbreviations KTS & SAB that was more interesting 😉

I also recall when SAB elucidated what KTS said on another day. Bhagavad Gita has a level for everyone like that milk fed to calf first. After milking the cow it is collected in cans which is more elevated (and deeper). Then it has cream and when churned further it gives out Butter and on slow heating gives out Ghee. Each level of more clarified, deeper and purer essence.

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It is Bhagavad Gita discourse time these days from His Holiness Pujya Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar in The Art of Living Ashram. If you ever been here one of these days you would agree that, in HIS inimitable simple style,  He is elevating us to the next level of understanding Bhagavad Gita. Somethings that a few intellectuals with limited knowledge (even with the so called Science which itself has been proved and disproved again and again) would never understand. You want to see how beautiful the world is, with the guidance of  a Master, look through my eyes you will know the truth.

||Jai Gurudev and Jai Sri Krishna||

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