Thursday, May 29, 2014

Why One May Want To Think Twice About Meditating To Make a Killing On Wall Street

We've looked at the sheer nuttiness of things Indian for many years, from the marvelous use of English to the silver markets to more serious matters. (Can Hindu Deities Open Brokerage Accounts Allowing them to Trade Securities?)

So when we saw the Bloomberg story "To Make a Killing on Wall Street, Start Meditating" (HT: Barry Ritholtz) we didn't immediately jump at the opportunity.

From The Telegraph:
The family and followers of one of India’s wealthiest Hindu spiritual leaders are fighting a legal battle over whether he is dead or simply in a deep state of meditation.

His Holiness Shri Ashutosh Maharaj, the founder of the Divya Jyoti Jagrati Sansthan religious order with a property estate worth an estimated £100 million, died in January, according to his wife and son.
However, his disciples at his Ashram have refused to let the family take his body for cremation because they claim he is still alive.

According to his followers, based in the Punjab city of Jalandhar, he simply went into a deep Samadhi or meditation and they have frozen his body to preserve it for when he wakes from it.

His body is currently contained in a commercial freezer at their Ashram....MORE
And If you are curious  Bombay High Court Rules Hindu Deities MAY NOT Trade Securities