Wikiomitting Siddha Yoga Truths
File under: Gurubusting and The Siddhi of PR
Guruphiliac reader/list member Stuart Resnick decided to check the Wikipedia entry for Siddha Yoga, where he discovered a wicked omission:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Siddha_YogaIt appears Gurumayi is still trying to extricate herself from that unholy mess of guru worship she created for herself not too long ago. It's another example of "inner" tradition versus "outer." They use the outer to pull you in, and then go all inner on you when they think they've got you locked into their
Siddha Yoga (aka SYDA) promotes obedience and worship of the guru (originally Swami Muktananda, now Gurumayi). I was amazed to see that under the sections called "Tenets" and "Practices," there's no mention of worship of the guru, obedience to the guru, and belief in the guru's special state, status and power!
It's incredibly dishonest. I don't mind a subjective spin, people can have their own opinions about whether guru worship is good or bad. But no sane person who spent any time with this organization could believe that its tenets and practices don't center on believing the guru has special status, power, and mind-state.
Kalki Bhagavan uses the same subterfuge. He keeps the declarations of his Godhood to a minimum when the rich Westerners are around. But once he's successfully pulled you in to his destructive cult... WHAM! He hits you with this nonsense.