Corruption, black money, Lokpal Bill, civic movement – all this is what you will associate Baba Ramdev today, apart from Anilom Bilom, Kapaal Bhaati and other such feats, given his current breaking-news intentions.
But if you look closely and analyze a little better you will see a pattern emerging that has completely been missed by all of news, media and Bollywood.
You may see Baba Ramdev as a wily Yog Guru with political aspirations or as a deluded idealist capitalizing on the mass interest generated by Anna Hazare or maybe a genuine personification of the popular concerns that have finally surfaced after laying dormant, but when I see Baba Ramdev, I see Jim Morrison.
“Baba Ramdev is the reincarnation of Jim Morrison”
Now this is not a random statement just to grab your attention. It is most certainly a calculated one, to grab your attention nonetheless. I have put together undeniable evidence using my deep knowledge of Jim Morrison and Baba Ramdev that will help you see Baba Ramdev in a renewed light and love him more.
Similarities in the two lives are so uncanny that they deserve a site on the lines of this one
Alright, time to open the doors of your perception.
Starting with the names:
Jim Morrison, as is widely known, is an anagram for Mr. Mojo Rising which describes a very strong sexual association.
Baba Ramdev is an anagram for Mr. Bevda (with repeating characters omitted) which can define a strong association to anything you want, sex included.
Both, Jim Morrison and Baba Ramdev, have been arrested while on stage. Both arrests caused massive public upset. The only paradox is that Morrison was arrested for public obscenity while Ramdev got arrested for everything but his nudity.
Jumps and Crowds
Jim Morrison was among the first performers to have thrown himself into the crowd. He reveled in adoration and was not afraid to get close to his fans.
One might think that yoga, as a profession would give enough opportunities to mingle with the fans and followers. But there’s no comparing the adrenaline of jumping off-stage into a crowd of loving on-lookers
Once a jumper, always a jumper.
Adored by Women
Jim Morrison throughout his career was linked with a reasonable number of women to account for the perennially supplied mojo from his name. No issues there.
Baba Ramdev, who at first looks less promising given his career, is often seen having a rollicking time with the ladies.
The only reason could be the extraordinary charisma and charm carried over from a previous birth that found its way to similar avenues.
People Are Strange
The 1967 album, ‘Strange Days’, had a song by the name ‘People are Strange’. Of all the song titles from the album, this one perfectly fits the description of the album cover. It shows ‘people’ doing ‘strange’ things, probably at the behest of Morrison himself (or maybe not).
Now take a look at the things Baba Ramdev has people doing daily.
‘Strange’ things done by ‘People’. You see the point now?
It’s like he returned with a vengeance.
Jim Morrison’s life and work could have gotten out of control by the end, but to begin with, he was greatly influenced by the beat generation. Seen below are Micheal McClure, Bob Dylan and Alan Ginsberg.
All three of them had quite some impact on Jim. A hippy, an idealist and a radical could very well be the formula for Jim Morrison’s inspiration.
Baba Ramdev’s friends, too could easily fall in the same category. A Hippy, an idealist and a radical.
Which one is which, I will let you decide that.
Victims of Bad Fan Art
It’s a true artists’ credo to inspire his audience. More often than not this inspiration results in bad cover musicians, pathetic painters and maudlin poets. Jim Morrison inspired some art too.
One can only feel utter sadness for the genius that is appreciated by shaky line work and badly chosen colour.
There is no justifiable reason any art produced for a Yog Guru unless it depicts human forms in postures so indescribable that they need illustration.
Yet, Baba Ramdev has managed a string of fan art that will match the likes created for superstars, in its ghastliness.
Jim Morrison with band
Baba Ramdev With Band
If you know Jim Morrison in the slightest you’ll know that he did the littlest of what he knew to the fullest. If the split second in which this picture was captured was all there is to Jim Morrison’s yoga practice when alive, it is still sensible to believe that he would have wanted to pursue Yoga to its fullest Rock-and-Roll potential. Held back by his shortened life, he came back as Baba Ramdev to be the first Rock-n-Roll Baba (first since The Beatles’ guru http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maharishi_Mahesh_Yogi)
The only conflict so far has been the fact that Jim Morrison died of overdose and Baba Ramdev almost died of starvation.