Guruphiliac: March 2010

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Swami Nithyananda Down For The Count

File under: Gurubusting and The Siddhi of PR

We have to admit a tinge of sadness for the guy:
The 32-year-old said in a statement that he was resigning as the head of his organisation, Dhyanapeetam (Knowledge Centre), and from all the trusts associated with him.

His organisation has branches in several countries, including the US and Europe.

"If required, I will return and talk about all that had happened as an independent witness to my conduct with a clean heart and pure soul and in a less prejudiced atmosphere," he said.

He said he had decided to live a "life of spiritual seclusion for an indefinite time".
We don't think for a minute that it's over. These kind of conditions are perfect for generating a phoenix.

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Sunday, March 28, 2010

Nithy's Naughtiness Reaches California

File under: Gurubusting

The sky keeps falling on Swami Nithyananda's head. Now it's a case filed in California by another of the now many disgruntled devotees:
In his complaint to California state Attorney General Jerry Brown on March 25, McKellor [former Swami Nithya Praba] has brought serious charges of sex, fraud, financial irregularities and physical abuse of devotees in the US against Nithyananda. Copies of the complaints are in the possession of Deccan Herald.

Like Lenin Karuppan, who exposed the sex videos featuring Nithyananda and a Tamil actress and also accused him of "raping" or having sex with other women in his Bidadi ashram, McKellor has claimed that at least on one occasion he "was placed as a guard in front of the door to make sure that no one, repeat no one, disturbed him and his lady guest".

While McKellor has not disclosed the date when he was asked to guard Nithyananda's room, he does mention that it took place when the godman headed a two-day workshop in a Sanatan Dharma temple in Norwalk, California. McKellor, who is a Hindu, alleges that Nithyananda "ate his meals or rested alone with young attractive (women) followers" in his private quarters at the cult organisation's Norwalk and Montclair ashrams.
Wow. Like Elin Woods or Sandra Bullock, the bad news just keeps coming for those devotees who gave their all to Nithyananda. It now seems all he really ever had to offer was a booby-trapped bhakti. May their pain soon resolve itself into wisdom.


Friday, March 19, 2010

Swami Nithyananda Keeps Falling

File under: Gurus Doin' Time

The gobs of counter-propaganda lobbed into the internets by his devotees have been unsuccessful. Swami Nithyananda is in some serious shit now:
Police said the charges were slapped on the basis of details filed by Central Crime Branch (CCB) police of Chennai and Coimabatore and also statements given by a former devotee of Nithyananda, who surrendered before the Tamil Nadu police earlier this month.

Based on these statements, police said two cases have been registered with other accusations under sub-sections. The sections included cheating, rape, defiling place of worship and public nuisance among others.
The depth of the pit that Nithyananda has fallen into is utterly astounding, epic, even almost divine. As high as he placed himself on his multiple gold thrones, as many times as he put his own picture higher than that of Ramakrishna and the other saints he was piggybacking on; all this seems to have gone into the formula which has determined the measure of his crash back to Earth, making the karmic geometry of this thing is off the chain.

PS: It just occurred to us that all this might not be as serious in India as it is in the States. Perhaps greening the right palms can be an adequate remedy for the swami. Please correct us if we're wrong.


Friday, March 12, 2010

An "American Guru's" Sleazy Steering

File under: Gurubusting and The Siddhi of PR

It is being alleged that Andrew Cohen is using sleazy SEO tactics to divert folks from William Yenner's American Guru page.

Excuse us for a sec so we can suddenly fall out of our chair in disbelief.

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Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Rancorous Ramdev On A Rampage

File under: The Siddhi of PR

With Sri Sri Ravi Shankar remaining relatively silent during the great guru gotchas of the last few weeks, the rancorous Swami Ramdev has stepped to the line and let loose with both barrels:
Yoga guru Swami Ramdev… has sought [a] death sentence for fraud 'babas' who indulged in wrong doings in the name of religion.

Expressing the need to keep a check on fraud religious gurus, Ramdev prescribed a minimum qualification to prevent everyone from becoming a 'baba'.
We imagine he'll have most of his own frauds grandfathered in.


Monday, March 08, 2010

Nithy Leads India's Lewd Godmen

File under: The Siddhi of PR

Look who made the top of the list of naughty (and some downright nasty) gurus:
In the complaint filed with Chennai City Police Commissioner T Rajendran, Lenin, who claimed to be an inmate of the ashram in Bangalore since 2006, said the swami used to lure young women devotees claiming that he was the reincarnation of Lord Krishna.
That's Kreepalu (Kripalu) Maharaj's conceit. He's number three now.


Nithy Couldn't Give Up The Gold For The Woman

File under: Gurus Clockin' Dollars

In one of Mother Kali's more elegant karmic pas de deux, Swami Nithyananda turned down his Tamil actress girlfriend's proposal to marry so he could hold on to his loot:
After getting intimate with the swami, she is understood to have asked him to marry her and even got a positive response.

Ashram sources say she could have convinced him by giving the instance of Vidyabhushan of Kukke Subramanya Matt, who renounced his sanyas to marry a medical student.

Lenin Karuppan, a close aide to the swamy, who owned up his role in taping the sexual acts, was also close to Ranjitha and used to call her 'anni' (sister-in-law) occasionally. Although Nityananda assured Ranjitha that he would marry her, he was worried about the property worth several hundred crore rupees that he would have to give up along with his sanyas.

Eventually, the swami not only turned down her proposal but also made things worse by seeing other women. A possessive Ranjitha pleaded with him several times and could have turned vindictive when her pleas fell on deaf ears.
So, he just kept up the boinking surreptitiously, and then even expanded the harem. But then the scorned woman brought hell, and thus the rest is history.


Friday, March 05, 2010

Nithyananda's Girlfriend

File under: Gurus to the Stars

He defrauded his devotees by claiming to be a sannyassi, but we can't be mad at him for doing it with this goddess:

Consider us rabid fans of the diva Ranjitha now.


Thursday, March 04, 2010

The Wages Of Sin

File under: Gurubusting



Tuesday, March 02, 2010

The Kracki Has Crashed

File under: Satscams

Looks like the 2012 apocalypse has come early for the Kracki (Kalki Bhagavan) and his greedy consort and family:
Yet another scam of another godman has come out and this time, it is in our state. Yes, we are talking about the Kalki Bhagawan which arose like a mania and now it has become a haven for the drug mafia. The media channels have been digging each and every detail about the Kalki ashram.

While enough evidence is being shown, it came as a shock to see that some of the politicians are still extending their support to the man who claims to be Bhagawan. Apparently, allegations such as land grabbing, drugs, sexual escapades are making strong rounds in the ashram.

While the politicians are backing Kalki bhagawan, reliable sources say that a nexus has been formed between the godman and the [political] leaders, hence this support.
We guess with the Kracki now spreading his wealth to the local authorities, we shouldn't count on any justice being done here. That would be a shame, for not only did the Oneness Movement take millions of dollars from people to advance the construction of a monument to the Krackster's grandiosity, they have confused every one of their members about the truth of the Atman by way of their "deeksha" scam, which is nothing more than the greatest spiritual pyramid scheme to hit the modern world, something we have been saying for years.


Pimpin' Guru Nabbed In Delhi

Gurus Doin' Time

39-year-old Shiv Murat Dwivedi is Delhi's stone-cold pimp guru:
Police believe that Dwivedi was in close association with some notorious pimps, including Sonu Punjaban and two others who was arrested in November 2008, and were running the racket along with them.
Turns out the Shiv ain't so smart. He recorded his activities in diaries now in the possession of the authorities:
Half a dozen diaries were recovered from Dwivedi's possession which contains a large number of names, including some politicians.
As much as we're amused by the juxtaposition of the roles of a pimp and a spiritual guru, we can't find any sympathy for this Shiv, who we imagine is in a lot of shit for it.

Thanks to Manoj for the tip.