Swami Nity Hits Berkeley
File under: Satsang Report
In another stunning failure due to our addiction to the worldwide scourge of celebrity gossip, we completely missed this satsang report filed by ex-Muktananada disciple Stuart Resnick on SYDA guru Gurumayi's long-exiled brother, Swami Nityananda:
Nity sat up on throne in his swami costume and all, but there was only a shadow of the "we're in the presence of the Supreme Lord, Omygawd!" atmosphere that there was in Baba's day. I wonder how much of the difference was external and how much was the change in my own perception. In any case, all the talk etc was about how cool and great Baba was; it doesn't seem that Nity is encouraging that much glorification of himself.But could he still be a repudiating-cultivating space-daddy like the just-a-letter-h-away Nithyananda? Maybe:
Nity's talk was kind of nice-sounding empty spiritual stuff. He did start out by quoting some scripture about how it's impossible to achieve the natural state without the guru's grace. Told a story about greatness of guru's grace. It was all kind of silly and meaningless. What does this have to do with real life? It's just something to make you feel good for a while when you think about it. And I think that's what people were looking for.That sounds like some big-time maneuvering to us, in a you-can't-do-it-without-the-likes-of-me kinda way. That's S.O.P and right out of the big-time guru's playbook.
But at least Nity didn't ham it up as much as his satellite TV-transmitting sister did back in the day.
Labels: Satsang Report