Saturday, May 13, 2006

Upstart Swami Tops The "Great" Adi Da

File under: The Siddhi of PR


Young Swami Vishwananda, looking quite a bit like the young Swami Nithyananda, appears to be kinging "world teacher" Adi Da in this set of posters on a health food deli window in Sausalito, California on Friday, May 12.

29 Comments:

At 5/13/2006 8:50 PM, Blogger H.H. Swami Saiexposedananda said...

Swami Vishwananda is most definitely a Sai Baba Copycat in terms of dress sense and egg-laying "miracles", and apparently claims to be a reincarnation of Paramahamsa Yogananda. Word has it that he is not averse to having fun wid da wimmin, and has recently completed his US tour despite reports of declining popularity.

 
At 5/13/2006 9:02 PM, Blogger Rebelbagwan said...

Thanks for the free promo for my Guru, Adi Da Samraj and for this young "upstart swami" as well , my bet is he does not have the staying power or insight of the Great Older Siddha (44 years on the Divine Saddle and still kicking ass ) Also devotees of Adi Da will shortly be visiting this shop front, to restore the correct hierarchical order.

 
At 5/14/2006 12:04 AM, Blogger jody said...

I like Da's strapline: "I have come for the sake of (fucking the wives) of all beings (while on drugs.)

You gotta love that, right?

 
At 5/14/2006 6:56 AM, Blogger jacflash said...

Wow, in that pic Adi Da looks like a peevish college professor with a headache. And that's the pic his disciples chose to show his attained state of "liberation and happiness"? If that's what he's serving, I think I'll just have the salad.

 
At 6/03/2006 1:54 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Vishwananda is fake.....Atfer being one of his ex devotees and follwing him in the uk I have realised how he cheated people.Being close to sathya sai baba in his young age and afterwards being baptised into catholic religion and now his own branch....He is bringing the world his own confussion.Why does vishwanada materialise golden eggs or rings etc...why doesnt he heal people who got cancer aids or other serious illness.Many of his ex devotees are very deceived by him especially by his predictions...all are false.Cheating people with rings...going to rich countries...asking for minimum donation for darshan...IS THAT SPIRITUALIY.Many people will be deceived shortly and will lost their money also!Fully copying Sathya Sai Baba

 
At 6/13/2006 10:18 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is is disgusting to see how these so Called Swamis Like Vishwananda is getting the praise of people.Sometimes i asked if there is justice in this world.Poeple who know the truth and want to exposed them are judged and considered as "Rawan" or "Judas". Vishwananda is like a king(Rawan)who has disciples...ashrams...luxuries...and who is enjoying his life fully and God is not acting against it.He proclaimed to be Sri Paramahansa Yogananda Reincarnation.I think its the easiest way to get large number of people...just proclaim yourself to be a reincarnation of a Master...Learn some magic tricks...Grow your hair...and become rich!Very Good Bussiness...Low investment...large profit.I would like your opinion on that...

 
At 6/20/2006 12:36 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Here is Yogananda own words on his next birth( his next birth will be in 200yrs atfer his death;I wonder what Vishwanada will say on that!!!)

These informations are from Aananda and Swami Kriyananda who is a direct disciple of yogananda)

http://www.ananda.org/inspiration/books/path/38.html

"His next life on earth, Master told us, would be spent in the Himalayas. Having devoted so much of his present life to public service, he planned to remain for many years of that incarnation in deep seclusion. "In my later years," he told us, "I will gather about me those who are close to me now." To most of his close women disciples he said, "You will come as men in that life." Only to Mrs. Brown, as far as I know, did he say that she would come again as a woman. Two hundred years would elapse, he told us, before his next incarnation..."

Judge by yourself!!!

 
At 7/18/2006 10:13 AM, Blogger Sheen said...

Appreciate the increasing number seeing Vishwananda for who he really is. Some of you may have already seen this blog:
http://thequestionofgodmen.blogspot.com/2006/03/sai-baba-vishwananda-etc-question-of.html

Anyway some of the feedback received from there as well as some research has highlighted Yogananda evolving into a female birth and possibility of Vishwananda being in prison for theft.

Great that people are being more open!

 
At 10/03/2006 12:51 PM, Blogger Mathew said...

Here is a new blog contributing to the declining popularity of Vishwananda

http://vishwananda-truecolors.blogspot.com/

Mathew

 
At 10/29/2006 3:03 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

if theres bad stuff bout VISHWANANDA id like to hear it !!!!!

 
At 10/29/2006 4:06 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

o please
36 years ago franklin jonestown
was with swami Muktananda

 
At 10/30/2006 11:14 PM, Anonymous B2b said...

good site

 
At 10/30/2006 11:15 PM, Anonymous Flights said...

nice site

 
At 11/21/2006 9:08 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don't see how wearing traditional robes is copycatting, nor manifesting objects. I mean, if you can do it, then you at least have siddhis, and you can't fake something like that. As I heard it, Vishwananda was taken to Sai Baba at a young age by his family precisely because he had demonstrated similar siddhis. NOT that siddhis are any indication of enlightenment; but the copycat idea is silly sour grapes. As far as I know, Vishwananda hasn't copied Sai Baba's reported pedophilia, so there's at least one significant difference between them.
I have found that my relationship with formless divinity has been deepened by my limited association with Swami Vishwananda, in the way of increased longing and faith. This has nothing to do with clothing, hair, or manifested objects and everything to do with inner transformation.
As for calling a young swami an "upstart" in relation to older ones...well, if the older ones are pedophiles, sluts, or druggies (or just plain nuts), then where is the actual comparison with a younger person with no such track record? I'd really like to read at least one blog by someone who tells of one way in which they were cheated by a ring (seriously, folks, write like you have an idea of what you want to say) or in any other way by Vishwananda. I do keep an open mind, but all I read sounds like parroted gossip.
Why is having an ashram a luxury? Whenever I've seen him, he has had only a couple of sweaters that he's worn around town and one basic black wool coat (not even Armani, just a peacoat). He wears sneakers.
Ammachi's swamis used to say that people imagined that Amma had a glamourous life, traveling all over the world. Actually, she barely sleeps, and constantly speaks with an comforts individuals in huge crowds for many hours at a time. As the swamis said, there are three basic questions people ask, regarding: money (jobs, etc.), love (family, etc.) and spiritual life. Actually, they stressed, it can be tiresome and boring for anyone not motivated by compassion to act as a guru.

 
At 11/22/2006 1:00 AM, Blogger jody said...

I have found that my relationship with formless divinity has been deepened by my limited association with Swami Vishwananda

The very fact that you believe you have a "deepened" relationship to who you've never not ever been is a rigorous indictment of Vishwananda's teachings.

 
At 11/27/2006 11:10 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Enlightenment is not a sideshow where performing more parlor tricks makes you more enlightened. Enlightenment is a conscious connection to Source with expanded awareness, not an outward display."



i would like to make a point on a true thing about Vishwananda's true biography regarding his connections with his former Guru satya sai baba.

From personal expriences and from many ex disciples from uk, switzerland and mauritius i can tell you that vishwananda was a devotee of satya sai baba and then got the same sidhhis or learned the same tricksas sai baba.He then went to puttaparthi many amny times and got interview also.
Vishwananda tells evryones that he got samadhi and was realized since he was 14ysrs.
what happened at that time that he told people that satya sai baba was god incarnate.

why did he got baptised while being born hindu.

They are more shocking experinces from disciples that u can't even imagine...

Vishwananda is always lying,de doesnt know anything,he just pretends too..

due to people like you who dont even know about spirituality ...this world is full of frauds like vishwnananda.

You can visit my blog to enlightened your mind and know about the true colors of vishwananda


http://vishwanandatruecolors.blog.co.uk

 
At 11/27/2006 11:20 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Enlightenment is not a sideshow where performing more parlor tricks makes you more enlightened. Enlightenment is a conscious connection to Source with expanded awareness, not an outward display."

due to people like you who dont even know about spirituality ...this world is full of frauds like vishwnananda.

You can visit my blog to enlightened your mind and know about the true colors of vishwananda


http://vishwanandatruecolors.blog.co.uk

 
At 2/12/2007 6:02 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow. If you guys believe in karma, maybe you should just let it take it's course and naturally take care of any false prophets. The hate and venom you are spending your time spewing is pretty ego driven. World peace begins with you. What you resist,persists. So, how about praying to your higher power to assist you with focusing back on yourselves, which is the only person whose actions you have control over.

I am sorry if you have been hurt. Maybe whatever you have gone through has a lesson for your betterment within it. You guys are sounding really creepy. It is one thing to express concern over a situation that has victimized you. It is a whole other thing to thrive in the state of victim consciousness. If bad things have happened, you certainly do not give creedance to your story by sounding so unbelievably venomous and filled with absolute rage. Maybe you need to step back and get a little perspective, which might make your arguments more credible. And instead of making accusations, maybe you would like to recount experiences that back up your opinions.

Good and evil are part of duality. Love yourself, love others, and move on to something better.

 
At 2/13/2007 8:02 AM, Blogger jody said...

You guys are sounding really creepy.

You too, Bucko. You sound like some kind of brainwashed pro-cult counselor, drunk on the Kool-Aid and out to save folks from their own good common sense.

 
At 4/21/2007 1:47 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I heard that Adi Da may be coming to the UK in '07 - does anyone know about this?

 
At 4/29/2007 1:04 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

adi whover CLAIMS hes here to lighten all beings
i say hes alot like muktananda !!!!
who he broke with

 
At 2/02/2008 3:28 PM, Blogger Gigs said...

Swami Vishwananda likes "da wimmin?"

HARDLY!!!!

 
At 4/18/2008 12:43 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Bristish Press On Sai Baba

Frankly, in my view, anyone who seriously claims they are God is either a charlatan or a cheating South American footballer. And anyone who magics up gold rings and necklaces out of thin air is much more likely to be Paul Daniels than the Almighty.
So it is hard to imagine why people are so keen to fall at the feet of Sai Baba, an unlikely-looking guru who is scarcely five feet tall and sports a hairstyle which might have been created by sticking his toe in an electric socket. (Evening Standard UK)
Vishwanada is a 100 % copycat of Satya sai Baba, He is cheating people with his so called miracles(sleight of hand) rings, necklace, ash and laying golden lingams in the same way as his former Guru Satya Sai Baba;its quite funny to see that there are stupid people still following this cheap fellow.

 
At 5/03/2008 7:22 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Vishwananda's Business is Growing!!!

He just invented a new Technique for the fools to follow;the Bhakti Kriya;

"is one of the most powerful and fastest ways to reach union with the Divine through the uplifting of the limited human consciousness to God cosmic consciousness"

For all true sincere seekers do not be trapped by these so-called new age guru,you will loose your money, time and will be manipulated.

Lahiri Mahasay created a group called Aryya Mission;

Here is the truth about Mahamuni Babaji and his rules;
1.# He does not use any name.
2.He does not have a normal human body
3.There is no photo(What is publicized as Babaji’s photo is drawn either by an American artist or Sanandalal Ghosh (younger brother of Yogananda) from the description given by Yogananda who never met Babaji directly in person.
It should also be mentioned here that those who met Babaji and gave a description of Babaji, among them, Lahiri Mahasay, Sriyukteswar and Swami Satyeswarananda Maharaj; Yogananda’s description did not match at all with theirs.
Yogananda never met Mahamuni Babaji, the Divine Himalayan Yogi; there is no factual evidence)
4.He is not an Avatar.
5.He made Injunction (prohibits) against starting an organization.
6.He maintains strict Order of Guru-Param-Para (Master and Disciple Relationship).
7.Qualifications for Kriya are according to Babaji.
8.He observes very strict rules
9.He considers Guru’s responsibility is paramount.
The Divine Himalayan Yogi, Babaji and his principal Kriya disciple, Lahiri Mahasay issued injunctions NOT TO DEVELOP ORGANIZATIONS around the Kriya teaching.

“The great Master [Lahiri Mahasay] lived his sublime life in partial seclusion, and steadfastly refused to permit his followers to build any organization around his teachings.” Autobiography of a Yogi, Paramhansa Yogananda, 1979 paperback edition, p. 339
Only one message for Vishwananda and His followers;

"If they think dollars can bring them enlightenment let them fool themselves for this incarnation"

Watch these videos and enlighten yourselves;

http://hk.youtube.com/watch?v=anh5e45udKo

 
At 5/22/2008 5:04 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

any comments.the best thing to do is never becames devotional and you won't get disapointed by any body .a master is just a master,better not to get involve in the devotional side,because the other side is real.

 
At 7/22/2008 1:53 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Vishwananda is definitely a saibaba copycat.
He removes lingams & manifest vibhuti just like him.This video proves his connections with his former guru sai baba.People are still so stupid & foolish to believe in such a fake miracles.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DaPDdNgsUyo

Those who want to do the same business can learn sleight or hand & regulating lingams tricks here;
"Feroze insisted that mastering vibhuti would develop my sleight-of-hand abilities. Adept conjurors, he said, can eat, drink tea, and write with one or two of the pellets - hidden in position - lodged in the web of skin between the thumb and forefinger. With a single circling movement of the hand, they can withdraw the pellet and crush it with the fingertips.

"Feroze demonstrated how to make the tiny pellets. A quantity of perfume and ash is mixed in a pan with a few drops of kanji, a starchy water in which rice has been washed. Stir in enough ash and one gets a form of dough. Pea-sized beads of the preparation are dried, ready for use." (p. 101)

"To produce the lingams, Shah describes how he graduated from swallowing small potatoes and provoking a violent regurgitation with a powerful emetic to stage 2 where he was able to produce the same effect with pebbles by control of internal muscles (pp. 104-108). He quotes his master as commenting: 'Houdini claimed to be nothing more that an illusionist. But here, in India, godmen have taken these feats a stage further: they are passing them off as actual magic.'

"And (on p. 110): 'Houdini understood that without mystery there was no magic. He knew also that without publicity, word of one's skill would not travel.'"

 
At 12/06/2008 12:54 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

the terms right and wrong only serve to judge and condemn, but never to understend.
when Jesus was on earth peaple killed him for not bealiaving him.
You people speak as if you were forced to bealive in Sai Baba or Vishwananda, nobody forces you to bealive in anyone, you´re only obliged to respect them as anyone else, because if you were not obliged to respect them, they were already crucified like Jesus was.
people has to stop judge for pleajer, just keep it for yourself. Anyone has the right to do it.

 
At 4/23/2011 2:06 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

No one forces u to believe in him! if you dnt wana then fuk off :) u guys are useless!

 
At 1/29/2014 2:14 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

A Guru that needs to self advertise and proclaim himself to be a world teacher is definitely not guru

 

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