[Advaita-l] Swami Nithyananda
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Thu Mar 18 11:19:45 CDT 2010
This is was a nice and neutral article....
Though one thing that has always perplexed me...
Why do all these gurus, who have achieved all these siddhis fall into
One of the biggest thing that a yogi is said to accomplish is strong
intuition, and a developed third eye, which means he can kindof look
into the future.... that is one of the biggest power all spiritual
If that is so, why do they fall into such trap...
I am very curious to discuss this... any comments are most welcome.
On Thu, Mar 18, 2010 at 3:09 PM, Satish Arigela <satisharigela at yahoo.com> wrote:
> Yes, there are other relevant forums to discuss these things. But not all of them are members of such forums. For my part, I wont be involving in discussions on this topic. I merely post for awareness and I hope you people do the same by fwding it. - Thanks
> Since it is a lengthy article, here are some highlights.
> "What became evident to me was that there was “cooperation” in informal and unofficial ways among the media, police and lower level judiciary. In fact, many third parties were aware of the attack in advance and had warned his people before it happened with specific details of the plan. For instance, one of his top devotees got a phone call from someone based in New York describing the media and police attack that was to come. His predictions turned out to be accurate but at that time the ashramites did not take the threat literally. He said that for the right sum of money he could be helpful in preventing such an attack. He claimed that the planning for this attack had started a year ago. He mentioned that a budget of Rs 200 crores was allocated by some overseas groups to demolish Hindu gurus especially in south India, and named two south Indian churches as the nodal agencies to coordinate this strategic plan. (I am presently pursuing these leads as
> part of my book investigation.) "
> ". One TV woman promised the swami’s people “positive”
> coverage if she got an exclusive. But after the interview, she betrayed and
> turned it into more distortion and smut. This led Swami Nithyananda’s
> handlers to give interviews to more stations in order to counteract this
> distortion. But the more they said before TV cameras, the worse the scandal
> became. One station was blatant in its threat to the swami’s assistant: “If
> you don’t give us an interview right away, we will show you the power of the
> media to destroy you.” At one point a major TV station also wanted to drag
> in Ramakrishna Mission with similar allegations, but someone was able to
> stop that."
> "These common folks, mostly from the lower strata of Tamil
> society, had walked 300 kilometers for this journey which they saw as a
> spiritual pilgrimage. The reason for the anger of Christian and Dravidian
> forces is that his activities have put a dampener to conversions in many
> districts, and several Christians have return to Hinduism by getting
> initiated formally into his organization. The swami himself has spoken
> against conversions, and has also stated that the Dravidian movement had
> made Tamil people unspiritual in their lives, and that this had caused
> social decay. His Tamil language publications and courses have become his
> most popular ones, far exceeding the numbers in English. Also he is a very
> big threat because he is not a Brahmin. Because he cannot be targeted using
> the classical attack on Brahmins, and because the masses in Tamil Nadu were
> rising to swell his ranks, the threat he posed to the existing political
> power structure had to be stopped one way or another."
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