nightly moth wrote:
Yup, me too. I was reminded of it the other week because my friend mentioned buying some incense, I suggested she get nag champa — she said she wouldn't buy that because of some kind of issue with the company who make it or the bloke behind it... I can't remember now what she said. I was saying to her that I though nag champa was just a certain smell and it wasn't specifically made by one company? I know I used to get that stuff in the blue boxes, but I'm sure I've bought other brands of nag champa. Maybe that wasn't real nag champa. I'm not sure how it works? Anyway, after she was saying this it crossed my mind whether this was the reason Bob stopped burning it. I was just having a search on the internet for nag champa related corruption, but couldn't find anything.
Oh I see... just having a look online, so Satya made the original nag champa? Maybe it was a problem with this company that she had.
Your friend's probabyly concerned about the popular Nag Champa incense because of the manufacturer's association with the late guru Sathya Sai Baba (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Satya_Sai_Baba
:"(...) Unverified charges leveled against Sathya Sai Baba by detractors and ex-followers included money laundering, fraud in the performance of service projects, child sexual abuse and murder. (...)".
There wasn't any incense used during the Asia tour this spring, and at the time I put it down to Bob or whoever makes these decisions being sensible to the locals' custom of burning incense for religious ceremonies - he might have had come across as someone presenting himself as some kind of god, appearing in front of his worshippers, or so I guessed (what an absurd presumption ...