Being homosexual is a tendency, not permanent: Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

Leslie Hanson
November 15, 2017

Even as spiritual leader and Art of Living founder Sri Sri Ravi Shankar offered the middle path to solve the vexed Ram Janma Bhoomi issue and is slated to visit Ayodhya on Thursday, the All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB) has turned down overtures saying that no official meeting was proposed between AIMPLB and the spiritual guru.

He made the statement at the Jawaharlal Nehru University in Delhi after a student asked how he should handle the way his friends and family treated him with respect to his sexual orientation. Answering him, the spiritual leader said, "You don't think you are sick or something is wrong with you".

Actor Sonam Kapoor has expressed his displeasure on the comments made by Ravi Shankar on homosexuality during an interactive session at the JNU.


Sri Sri told him, at first, to not bother about what others thoughts of him, "You treat yourself better, doesn't matter how others treat you". Still, Sri Sri's response isn't all bad, perhaps inadvertently: while not everyone would call a sexuality a tendency, you feel like there could be something helpful to learn from regarding sexuality in that more malleable and shifting way, instead of the rigid set of categories we restrict ourselves to now.

He continued, "This is your tendency now.know that this tendency is not a permanent thing. I would like you to focus beyond the body identity".

His ludicrous comments baffled the "Neerja" actress to the core, who later took her disapproval to social media and bashed the godman and didn't abstain from calling him "Moron" in one of her now-deleted Instagram posts. In a series of tweets, Sonam slammed the misconception around homosexuality that he is spread around. "To tell someone you can change is irresponsible". Alia Bhatt too supported Sonam and tweeted, "OMG kinda moment!"

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