Man Lifts Planes, Elephants
Earlier this month 'spiritual teacher' Sri Chinmoy lifted a 5,322lb airplane off the ground. And the guy is 73 years old. I know there's got to be some trick here. How exactly did he lift that much weight? Was he using a lever of some kind? This weight-lifting success follows on the heels of a little 3,100 mile jog he and some of his followers did. Not a cross-country jog, mind you. No, they jogged around a city block in Jamaica, Queens. It took them seven weeks, running for 18 hours a day. The jogging I'm perfectly ready to believe. The weight-lifting, I'm not so sure about.
Real Jedai master he isPosted by Loxx on Fri Nov 19, 2004 at 06:09 PM
This is a typical form of mind over mater, this guy lifted all that weight with his mind. I did just about the same last night, i call it dreaming LOL.Posted by Jeroen in Holland on Sat Nov 20, 2004 at 06:58 AM
Dream-on Jedi master
Dream-on Jedi master
I'm going to guess some variety of block and tackle, myself..Posted by Bobcat in Californian Wierdo on Sun Nov 21, 2004 at 04:28 PM
yeah, yeah. i've done that, like, fifty times already.Posted by BugbearSloth in earth on Sun Nov 21, 2004 at 08:22 PM
Hey, If it's in Asbury Park Press, it must be gospel. That's Springsteen country, ya know!Posted by stork in the spiracles of space on Mon Nov 22, 2004 at 12:35 AM
Dunno about this, but my gf went to one of 'maestro' Chinmoy's concerts (they're free, yet advertized with huge poster campaigns, billboards etc - where's the wonga coming from?)... she said that while he used a huge array of instruments he patently couldn't play any of them. The concert hall ended up 90% empty...Posted by paul in prague on Mon Nov 22, 2004 at 05:38 AM
Hmmm, maybe I could be a Spiritual Teacher too. I can't play a large number of instruments, either.Posted by Big Gary C in Dallas, Texas on Mon Nov 22, 2004 at 06:07 PM
This guy is an all-around fraud and fake -- and a creepy one too. Check out the "critical" links at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sri_ChinmoyPosted by JJ in Detroit on Tue Nov 23, 2004 at 07:27 AM
It is well known that all of Sri Chinmoy's weightlifting tricks involve the use of levers and also some trick photography. Have a look on the site of Rick Ross for example:Posted by Yogi Bear in Washington on Mon Apr 16, 2007 at 11:15 PM
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