Sri Sri Ravi Shankar (born 1956) doesn’t claim to be a Godman although his official website does call him "His Holiness." His claim to fame is that he is a spiritual guru. What do his hands say? Is he genuine or not? If not for hand analysis it would be a difficult question to answer in an objective manner. Well, even a cursory look at Sri Sri’s hands show him to be a thinking person and a compassionate human being. However, there are other facets to his personality.
Not a fraud
Take him or leave him, the truth is that Sri Sri Ravi Shankar's hand does not show him to be a cheat or a fraud. He wants respect from his wisdom and understanding, his ability to think, and analyse, all which he has, shown by the Saturn finger. In fact, these signs are far stronger in his hand than the desire for money, which means that this is what matters to him above all else. The shape the Mount of Venus is an additional indication that it is for some high minded work that he wants to be known.
As Mercury and the Mount of Moon give him the ability to express himself and spread his word, it becomes easy for him to achieve his goal. It is the two square tips, his second phalanges, and the shape of the mount of Venus and Moon that tell us that he is not satisfied with just doing this. He wants something on the ground, use his talents for some practical end…in other words create infrastructure or make money.
He has a very good thumb, large and low-set, and it leaves us in no doubt of his intentions. His intensions are humanitarian. Such a thumb gives a strong sense of purpose, the ability to lead, and a thinking mind behind the leadership. It gives a man character. It gives him generosity, unselfishness and compassion as well as determination.
Flaws in the personality
But yes, this gentleman has a flaw. I am not referring to his love of making money or love of comforts, which is another thing that people may dislike. It is his too strong a will, a will and determination that can be taken too far, making him obstinate and unreasonable. He also tends to speak his mind in no uncertain terms, at times rubbing people the wrong way. However, when he is being unreasonable, the state of mind is temporary. His head line as well as well as the thumb tells us that he is not pig-headed, and logic can prevail after a while.
Another flaw in his personality is that he is not entirely open. Considering that he has other good characteristics, openness would have been a great asset. It would have made people trust him more.
His hand shows that he has musical talent or at least a strong appreciation of music.
He likes to go into detail, and is excellent at analytical thinking. His mind is very organized. He likes to pick things to pieces and analyse them and go deep into everything. He likes things well planned and likes to ensure that no detail is over looked.
He is particular about small things, and is sensitive.
He is quite restless and in his heart of hearts, a dreamer. Some of his ideas/schemes can be quite impractical.
Sri Sri loves to travel, loves nature and enjoys his solitude.
If one has to sum his personality, one can say that he does seem to be a “guru” if one believes in gurus, but he sure is a modern day guru.
(Photograph is from his official website)
Read about other Spiritual Leaders on this blog as well as comparisons of modern gurus with the older ones.
Next Week: The hand reading of tennis star Raefal Nadal, as requested by Kanagu. After that I will quite possibly read the hands of film star Amitabh Bachchan.