Dima Medvedev, Girly Man-God?
We learned earlier this week, somewhat to our surprise, that although Russian “president” Dima Medvedev has one outward appearance, shown at left while visiting a Buddhist monastery in the village of Verkhnyaya Ivolga in Buryatia on Monday, he has another rather different inner appearance visible to those who are sufficiently enlightened. He looks like this:
If he seems even more feminine to you than usual, that’s because the above image is the “White Tara,” a tantric meditation deity whose practice is used by practitioners of the Tibetan branch of Vajrayana Buddhism to develop certain inner qualities and understand outer, inner and secret teachings about compassion and emptiness, also known for compassion, long life, healing and serenity; also known as The Wish-fulfilling Wheel, or Cintachakra.
Or he is if you ask a Russian Budhist. The Moscow Times reported: “Nezavisimaya Gazeta reported Monday that the monks were planning to hold a special sacred ceremony for Medvedev that recognized him as the White Tara deity. The report said, citing monastery head Dagba Ochirov, a White Tara throne was constructed specially for Medvedev. It said details of the ceremony were secret.”
Medvedev seemed to confirm the rumors. The Moscow Times reported: “Medvedev has said he is a fan of yoga, which is intimately connected to the religious beliefs and practices of Buddhism. He said in an interview before being elected president that he became interested in yoga with the encouragement of his wife, Svetlana.”
With every day that passes, Russia becomes more and more unhinged, more and more a neo-Soviet nighmare wholly detached from reality and seemingly hell-bent on self-destruction.