Deepam From The Garage
File under: Gurubusting
[Ed.note: This was slipped into our email box late last night. Just when you thought it was over, the Nithyananda onion gives up another layer.]
Dear Friends of Guruphiliac,
In the interest of truth, I am coming forward as a source of information on the empire that was Nithyananda. My name is Deepam Throat, and I suggest you follow the money with me. All of those flimsy charges of "corrupting the minds of believers" are really nothing compared to the possible violation of Indian, International, and U.S. financial and tax laws. Here is the information I have found easily on the web:
According to Lenin Karuppan, who broke the scandal wide open:
The Nithyananda Dhyanapeetam, fugitive godman Nithyananda's so-called abode of healing and spirituality, was also the centre of a thriving business which his younger brother, Nithyeshwar Ananda ran. The Nithyananda Imports & Exports company is "registered in the name of Nithyananda's brother and another ashram member."(Mangalorean April 4)
Nithyeshwar, who is believed to have fled the Bidadi ashram along with Nithyananda on March 2 when the scandal broke, is in charge of all accounts for the Dhyanapeetam's India operations since 2004. According to Karuppan, who was a Dhyanapeetam insider since 2006, "all books, gift article, statues (made of wood, stone, marble and metal) etc are sent to the United States and other countries through this company."
Karuppan admitted he did not have access to all financial records of the Dhyanapeetam. "But I have firsthand information with regards to Galleria department accounts, of which I had direct knowledge, and through my close association with other top department heads and inner circle members I have indirect knowledge.
By doing a simple search, I found a bill of lading for a shipment totaling 17,031 kilograms from Nithyananda Exports & Imports to "NITHYANANDA DHYANPEETAM TEMPLE & CULTURAL CENTER." (This confirms what Lenin was saying.)
The Temple is a non-profit corporation which is not required to file tax records. The weight of that one shipment was over 17,000 kg! This is a shipment from one company registered in India to a non-profit in the U.S. A tunnel, so to speak, of tons of tax-free goods that was resold at exorbitant prices.
There are at least 7 corporations in the US, in California, associated with Nithyananda. A simple search on the California web site resulted in this list:
INTERNATIONAL GOVERNING BODY COMMISSION OF NITHYANANDA DHYANAPEETAM AND NITHYANANDA MISSIONWhy does a simple monk need so many corporations? Even SYDA has only one!
NITHYANANDA ANNA MANDIR
NITHYANANDA DHYANAPEETAM OF SAN JOSE
NITHYANANDA DHYANAPEETAM TEMPLE & CULTURAL CENTER
NITHYANANDA YOGA & MEDITATION UNIVERSITY
NITHYANANDA YOGA FOUNDATION, INC.
As you can see from this investigation of public records, Nithyananda, Inc., was doing a brisk and lucrative business for at least 6 years. This may be just the tip of the iceberg. Or perhaps the tip of the Himalayas, if you prefer.
Just follow the money. That is all. Meet me here again in the future. I will contact you. Until then, be blissful!