Man to Guru
Now I see why I am one of the few people to answer questions in class from the gurus at Yoga West. A kundalini yoga teacher is always right, no matter what. A few weeks ago in class Guru Singh asked a grammatical question: If a person is standing in the ocean and states: “I am in ocean;” then what is that figure of speech called. When I said that the answer is oxymoron, Guru Singh said, “No oxymoron is a dumb cow,” or something asinine like that.
After the laughter from his devotees died down I answered a second time: “Irrelevant?” Guru Singh prattled on and never did get an answer from the rest of the yoga class and he did not answer the question himself. Guru Singh reminds me of my father, they both get really pissed off when the other guy is a better snake oil salesman than they are.
Pointedly Foolish | Definition of Oxymoron
So I decided to look it up myself, and I was correct with my first answer.
ˌäksəˈmôrˌän/nounnoun: oxymoron; plural noun: oxymorons
- a figure of speech in which apparently contradictory terms appear in conjunction (e.g., faith unfaithful kept him falsely true ).
Saying you are in love is like standing in the ocean and saying, “I am in ocean.” -Guru SinghOrigin
Man to World
When I met Guru Singh outside Yoga West in October 2017, I was thinking, if this guy has been teaching kundalini yoga in my hometown for forty years, why have I never heard of him? The answer is I have never heard of Guru Singh because he is not worth hearing about. Not only is he not worth me hearing about as a life-long learner in Los Angeles, he is not worth anyone hearing about. Guru Singh is not good information.