Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Vishwananda Hasn't Charmed Everyone

File under: Gurubusting

While we may have been mildly charmed when Swami Vishwananda came to town, this guy is apparently miffed by the Swami's claim that he is the reincarnation of Paramhamsa Yogananda:
It's an interesting fact how Vishwananda is falling in[to] the trap of proclaiming himself [to be] Yogananda reincarnated while [Yogananda's gurus] give proof [that] Yogananda commercializ[ed] the Kriya discipline, [having] made three unauthorized big changes and thus became the champion and the leader of the modified Kriya.
We like it, criticizing a guru based on what he allegedly did in a past life. This could open up a whole new avenue for us...

16 Comments:

At 12/19/2006 10:30 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Very funny, Jody. That one made me laugh! :-)

 
At 12/20/2006 8:10 AM, Blogger TheBlade said...

What we need to see now is some disgruntled ex-devotee of Paramhansa Yogananda sue Vishwananda! More absurd has succeeded in America's courts.

You bring him to the witness box and you ask him, 'Vishwanananda, Was it, or was it not, YOU who did all those things we attribute to Paramhansa Yogananda'? If he answers 'yes', you hold him liable, on his own admission.

:)

 
At 12/20/2006 10:49 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The blade said:

"You bring him to the witness box and you ask him, 'Vishwanananda, Was it, or was it not, YOU who did all those things we attribute to Paramhansa Yogananda'? If he answers 'yes', you hold him liable, on his own admission."

Thats funny, Vishwananda imagined to be famous by proclaiming himself Yogananda...But didn't thought to be laible for Yogananda's mistakes about Kriya and other things.

when you see all these self proclaimed Gurus coming to town to make publicity and to market their products...Where are we going???

 
At 4/29/2007 1:12 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

vishwa does so much advertising in southern cal
people say he materializes objects

he remonds me of that womanizer
shyam bhatnagar
innertuning.com

 
At 5/06/2007 3:52 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Vishwananda's mission isn't convincing people of being Yogananda in the past. You won't find it in his website and he would never tell something like that to you. He knows that such informations would confuse and annoy to many truth-searchers. Such informations - true or not - can come only from his devotees. But of course - every Master has a past.

 
At 3/29/2008 1:33 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

From Darkness to Light Part 1

Who is really vishawanada?
A guru, a con-man, an artist or simply a fraud.
Many people is impressed by this Young yogi's sweet words and magic tricks.But very few inquired about his real past and credibility.
Vishwanada's past is quite horrible and many of his ex devotees have been manipulated.
Vishwananda auto proclaimed himself Yogananda reincarnated to many of his disciples.
Vishwananda auto proclaimed himself to be a direct disciple of Babaji.
Vishwananda gives darshan and materialize Vibhutis,Lingams and Rings or Jeweleries in the same way as Sai Baba.
Why people do not ask the right question, Sai Baba is proven by medias, Genuine Gurus and ex devotees to be a big fraud.Vishwananda is acting in the same way as Sai baba and people are still being fooled.
Vishwananda was a very popular devotee of Satya Sai Baba, was converted in Christianity and had many serious problems with catholic authorities.
Vishwananda is doing the same advertising company like sai baba, giving Darshan, Materializing Objects and using the same logo, Love all,serve all...

 
At 9/12/2008 8:44 AM, Blogger hanuman said...

Important Announcement
A statement will be made here within the next few days regarding recent allegations against Sri Swami Vishwananda and Bhakti Marga.

 
At 9/13/2008 4:00 AM, Blogger hanuman said...

Just as a followup:
http://www.bhaktimarga.co.uk/ has changed since my last post. The note refering to 'recent allegations' has gone. But you can still see the issue is on,If you go to calendars http://www.bhaktimarga.org/english/tours.html you will see this note: 'The buildup of Springen (the new center in Germany) is now entering a decisive phase and needs all our attention. In addition the latest developments (see blog) have changed our priorities for the next months. Only few events will take place for some time.'

What these 'latest developments' are is not written here, but you can be sure, that it has to do with the 'recent allegations'

Besides that: 'Please note:October dates are not confirmed yet.' That is to say, they have been cancelled for the moment.

Vishwananda also has dissolved his 'order' (monks and nuns). It seems the allegations are about him having homosexual realtions to his monks (not being homosexual, and having made a celibate vow.) He has released everybody of his vows.

Please keep my identity confidential.

 
At 9/13/2008 4:09 AM, Blogger hanuman said...

In fact http://www.bhaktimarga.co.uk/ is just a frameset that loads http://www.bhaktimarga.org, the international page. If you click on 'Centers' , http://www.bhaktimarga.org/english/centres.html, and then scroll down to 'London, UK' , click the link, instead of the London page you get back to the initial page of bhaktimarg.org., in fact you get into a loop. The reason is that the London section have taken their page down.

 
At 9/13/2008 8:14 AM, Blogger hanuman said...

Okay, Jody, here is a bit more:
http://bhaktimargauk.blogspot.com/2008/09/message-from-guruji.html

Friday, 12 September 2008
Message from Guruji

Dear brothers and sisters, dear friends

I decided to dissolve the Bhakti Marga order.

I hereby release all Brahmacharis/inis and Jal-Brahmacharis/inis from their vows. People often get caught up in positions and titles. If someone really wants to live for God, one doesn’t need a title.

My love is always with you.

I feel sorry from the bottom of my heart if someone feels hurt. This was never my intention.

People saw many things in me in the past, and expected me to be many things. And they had great expectations of who I am and how I have to be. I just want to say: I am Swami Vishwananda, with my whole being.

For each one of you who wants to stay connected with me and accepts me how I am, I continue to be there. I know, that there are many of you, who want to continue to lead a spiritual life. This will also be possible in the future, however, there will no longer exist an organisation like until now.

Who would like to write to me, can send an email to swami@bhaktimarga.org.

Springen continues to be and you are very welcome to visit.

Love & blessings,

Swami Vishwananda

http://saicopycats.blogspot.com/2006/01/swami-vishwananda.html#c4360568708698867812

It is sad to say that the crazy woman who supposedly didn't have her needs met was accurate and thank God she had the guts to find out what was really going on. The truth is out...Vishwananda has not kept his own principles, the principles he demanded of his Bramacharis. He violated these principles with his own. His response to all this...he has dissolved Bhakti Marga and states that he sincerely apologizes and that he never meant to hurt anyone. It was never his intentions but intentions are not the same as actions. His actions hurt others and may have done some major psychological damage to those spiritually just beginning on the path. All said and done, the only question for anyone to ponder is: "Are those at the top of the BM organization in integrity with their word/preaching?" If the answer is no, then the decision to walk away and remain in integrity is the only spiritually intelligent decision to make.

 
At 9/16/2008 1:11 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Vishwananda

The cause of this dissolution? According to anonymous tipsters, it went down something like this:
Emails were being sent out about Swamiji having illicit sex with his Brahmachari’s (the boys), which prompted a conference call last night lead by the national coordinator, Shrihara, and the US Brahmacharis.

Well, the “rumors” are true. Swamiji has been having sex with his Brahmacharis for years. Questions that were asked were was it consensual? Yes, in some cases. Anyone under age? No, as far as anyone knows. Were any Brahmacharis tramatized? Yes. Hari, who became a Swami recently (Swami “VK”) renounced his vows and ties to Vishwananda and is now living back with his family in London. No one knows what happened with him. Was he having sex with Vishwanada? And if not, he surely must have known what was going on.

THE TRUTH WAS FINALLY REVEALED MORE HERE http://bhaktimargauk.blogspot.com/2008/09/message-from-guruji.html

 
At 2/02/2009 5:38 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

It would be wise to give due consideration to one's limited understanding before taking the name of Paramahansa Yogananda, one of the greatest saints to have walked the earth, in the same breath as this Vishwananda. Having studied at the feet of Himalayan Masters, not one would speak against such a lofty soul, whose work and demonstration speaks for itself.

With regards to the Kriya Yoga given at the time, certain simplifications were made due to the evolution of the American People at the time. Considering the social climate at the time one might consider his accomplishments by the name of Mahavatar Babaji to be all more venerated.

 
At 5/09/2009 12:20 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

People who were deeply involved with Vishwananda are speaking up and telling the truth here:

http://tellthetruth123.wordpress.com/

 
At 11/15/2009 7:50 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

HE IS A LIER, CHEATER AND ABUSER. I DO NOT HAVE ANY KNOWLEGE OR ABILITY TO PROSECUTE HIM. IF YOU HAVE ONE OR YOU CAN ARRANGE, WHY DON'T YOU. BELEIVE ME, YOU ARE DOING A BIG FAFOUR TO MANY PEOPLE TO HAS BEEN HURT BY HIM. AT THE END OF THE DAY HE IS THE ONE WHO GUILTY NOT ONE WHO PUNISH HIM.

 
At 1/16/2010 1:19 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

For the person who made this post... HE IS A LIER, CHEATER AND ABUSER. I DO NOT HAVE ANY KNOWLEGE OR ABILITY TO PROSECUTE HIM. IF YOU HAVE ONE OR YOU CAN ARRANGE, WHY DON'T YOU...

I may be interested to pursue this further if you have some evidence that can be used. You can stay anonymous, but would you give me a way to get in touch with you? My email is: jschm1008@gmail.com Thanks.

 
At 5/03/2015 6:55 AM, Blogger Mala Terezija said...

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