Indian Court To Rule Whether Frozen Guru Is Dead Or Meditating

PIC: Divya Jyoti Jagrati Sansthan (C)

PIC: Divya Jyoti Jagrati Sansthan (C)

I can tell you one thing: On the off chance that this guy was indeed “meditating”, he’s surely deader than hell after being kept in a freezer.

Or is he?

“That is not dead which can eternal lie. And with strange aeons even death may die.”

I guess that can apply as easily to million dollar gurus as it can alien gods.

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.

via Indian court asked to rule on whether Hindu guru dead or meditating – Telegraph.

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  • Gjallarbru

    I know what to do. Leave him in the sun a few hours, and take a sniff. That will definitely settle the matter.

    • aaron

      I wonder how they justify needing to freeze him if “he is just meditating.” Shit if I was just in some sort of deep meditation and fuckers threw me in a freezer for a week I would be pissed.

      • Gjallarbru

        I would suspect that getting moved around would ruin your meditation. I suspect further that just entering the freakin’ freezer would piss you off, never mind for weeks.

  • aaron

    Not sure why they are worried about cremation like its some how worse than freezing him. I guess they forget the fact human cells tend to rupture when ice crystals form inside them because water expands when it turns to ice. They must not teach that basic biology and basic physical property of water in India.

    • Gjallarbru

      Leave it to people in a fairly hot country to ignore the effects of freezing…

      • InfvoCuernos

        Look at the cryogenics industry in the US. India has no corner on the market of people that lack the understanding of ice.

        • Gjallarbru

          I never thought about that, good point.

        • aaron

          I used to know a guy who worked at a cryogenic lab. Technology advances in the last 20 years or so have allowed them to remove like 99% of water from the bodies before freezing them. He was telling me any bodies frozen before that in cryogenic labs would have so much cell destruction it would be virtually impossible to do anything in the future with them so anyone that paid for it hoping to be brought back or something have no chance. However removing the water and freezing them with in a couple days of death like they do now a days makes it so there is almost no cell destruction. Obviously it would be a long time before we had technology to reanimate dead bodies i am no expert but I would think if there is no cell destruction then it might be possible in the future but idk and I doubt I will be alive to ever see that and have no plans to freeze my self so probably never will see it.

          • Number1Framer

            I’d like to see what a body missing 99% of it’s water looks like. I picture a process similar to those tiny little no-fun toy dinosaurs that you put in a glass of water and they swell up to big spongy no-fun dinosaurs. Except with people we’ll use a bathtub of course – we’re experts!

          • aaron

            Lol ya I never went with him to work but I thought the same thing. Probably looks similar some sort of mummified courpse. Yep just drop in a bathtub and poof back to normal size. If science was only that that simple.

          • Gjallarbru

            I saw some documentary that mentioned the water was often replaced by other liquids, no less harsh to the cells than frost damage.

          • Mr Grim

            I’m hoping that this technology does work, because the only thing I can think of that might be more fun than taking out a bunch of re-animated zombies with shotguns and cricket bats is… taking out a bunch of re-animated formerly filthy-rich asshole zombies with shotguns and cricket bats.

            It’s win-win, I tells ya!

  • AManCalledDa-da

    “I’m not dead! I’m getting better!”

  • Guest

    so this is like the Indian version of Weekend At Bernie’s?

  • antidon_808

    So this is like the Indian version of Weekend At Bernie’s?

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