Thoughts on the ‘Guru’… Lessons from Trump, Pattabhai Jois, and The Silence Breakers

August 28, 2018



I never imagined Pattabhi Jois and Donald Trump could be put in the same sentence. They have never come up in my head together. Until a few nights ago. The image of the two of them side by side, on a pulpit, one pot-bellied, his bare chest adorned with mala beads (job uniform), the other also pot-bellied but thankfully covered in the oddly-fitting dark suit and strangely-long red tie. Smug. Sanctimonious. Grandiose. “Gurus” in their own ways.