Like everyone else on this website I love Wayne Dyer's books and tapes,
but I am quite puzzled by Waynes liking of Sri Siva.He recently announced that Lord Siva Himself entered his body in October,quite a modest little claim.He also recommends offering incense to his picture.I know Wayne is such a non judgemental person,this is very refreshing,but surely there has to be some discrimination.Charlatans DO exist.Just one glance at sri Siva's
poses when he is being photographed SCREAMS egotist.Wayne himself on the other hand is so unselfconscious. Iwould love to feel positively about Sri Siva can anyone offer a positive viewpoint to assist?
He recently announced that Lord Siva Himself entered his body in October,quite a modest little claim.He also recommends offering incense to his picture.
Curious What is the source of your information?
Charlatan Defined (a flamboyant deceiver; one who attracts customers with tricks or jokes) Source http://www.cogsci.princeton.edu/cgi-bin/webwn?stage=1&word=charlatan
I do share a bit of skepticism over some of the 'voodoo' that exists from some of today's new-age publishers.
One other that I just can't seem to swallow (even though Wayne Dyer has endorsed him), is the Abraham Hicks stuff... I don't dispute the message that Hicks publishes -- only that I believe its his ego that makes the claim that the "great spirits" talk to him. Geez, they talk to me too, but I'm not making millions off book sales talking about it... wait, I must be jealous! D
Thanks for your reply. It appears that this dubious announcement has been taken off Sri Siva's official website.It truly was there,it was a cringe making picture of Sri Siva looking up towards a statue of Lord Siva as Nataraj,the famous 'dancing Siva' figure.There was a shaft of light radiating from the statue on to Sri Siva.If you e mail the official website they may be able to provide more information about this 'great event'.
This could be rationalised away by the idea that the soul and God (or Lord Siva) are one,but Sri Siva himself claims to come from the Tamil Siddha tradition (Saiva Siddhanta) which maintains that there is a DEFINITE distinction between God (or Lord Siva) and His creation including individual souls(or jivas).This makes Sri Siva's claim very dubious indeed.
Believe me I desperately want to have a positive view of a man who has had such a huge influence on Wayne Dyer,but I cannot deny my equally huge feeling that this Sri Siva character is not good. He also claims to have been Ramalinga in a past life,who was a saint of great stature in the Siddha tradition.Surely,Sri Siva should not be so boastful.
Thanks for the reply, Lots of love, Kev