The Nithyananda Dog and Pony Show

The Nithyananda Dog and Pony Show

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Thursday, November 26, 2009

A Response to "Nithyananda, What Fraud??"

A Straight Response, Yes, Nithyananda is Fraud; Here's Why:
In contrast to most of our other posts, we will try a straightforward approach. After receiving a rather polite and engaging pro-Nithyananda message, we decided to post it and address the general concerns. Here's the posted comment:

What Fraud??
Nov 24, 2009 9:24 pm
I have been following your posts for sometime. I must say that you give the impression of being an ex-"insider" who knows more than he is saying. Be that as it may, I do not find any solid evidence of any kind to back up your contentions being put forward, and your conclusions appear to be contirived. I have been a devotee of the mission for the last 5 years and have never seen the kind of abuse and tyranny you speak of. The volunteers at Bidadi and LA whom I met (and continue to meet) are happy. Some amount of disciplining and harshness is part of the Guru-Shiksha parampara, maybe you should not over-stress it without specific evidence. In any case, a sadhna or spiritual journey is undertaken by each one for his own development, be it linked to empire or not. If people find the benefits coming to them, they stay, otherwise they leave. Its like the lamp that lights your path on a dark night. What do you see? the lamp (its colour, make etc) or the path? What do you respect more - the lamp or its light? Nithyananda has always said that if you have found your inner Guru, by all means follow him and go beyond the form of the Master. I do not want to get into involved spiritual wranglings. The truth he expounds is part of ancient wisdom, he is a powerful catalyst who can makes its relevance apparent to each one. Does it really matter who said it first - he or Osho or Ramakrishna or whoever? Don't we need only the light?
I don not know if you will publish this. Its my hope that you will...
Thanks and best wishes on your journey.
And our response:

Om Namah Shivaya,

Thanks anonymous for the post titled “What Fraud?”. We appreciate your seeking to understand and openness of dialog, and we will certain try to reply with the same respect that you have shown for us. We are glad that you are happy, and we acknowledge that you see others being happy and involved with Nithyananda’s order. We also recognize your point that it doesn’t really matter where someone gets their spiritual ‘nourishment’, whether that be from whole wheat bread or dahl (lentils), as long as they are able to grow. Yes, on one surface, we have to agree that it seems not worthy of disturbing happy people who are getting, as it seems, spiritual growth. If Sri Nithyananda were a spiritual teacher that taught with some purity, then we would wholeheartedly agree. We would close up shop and never bother with this blog. Even if there were points that we disagreed with that Sri Nithyananda did, as long as he held up the basic tenants of dharma (righteousness), we would recognize his grace and only receive our support.

Yes, you are right, we are insiders, and there are several of us. We came to Sri Nithyananda with trust, and to use your analogy, we have no issue with the lamp. But, we do have issue with the light that illuminates from this lamp. Instead of pure light, we found poisons gas, and therefore, we feel we must warn others and try to get those that are near this dangerous ‘light’ away. Yes, this does not make us very popular with those that under the ‘bliss’ of this lamp. At the end, it will be their choice to experience this deadly ‘light’ or not, but at least they can base their decisions after from hearing our findings, as unpleasant as it might seem to them at first.

To address some of your points, yes, we agree this statement:
If people find the benefits coming to them, they stay, otherwise they leave.
And, that has happened. Already six of the twenty-five followers who received Nithyananda’s first batch of ‘mass enlightenment’ have woken up and left. As the light of Truth hits the collective years of programming combined with the loyalty these followers shown by ‘donating’ their savings and years of service, there will be conflict. Their minds were in comfort zones, and now they are being questioned. This is true ‘churning’, and it is not just some humiliation that needs to be ‘swallowed’ as ego submission to the master. This struggle is their very beings fighting for existence.

The subject of your message was “What Fraud?”. Although we feel that we have been very clear in our past blogs, we welcome the chance to highlight what we consider to be fraud that Sri Nithyananda has done. First, we feel that Sri Nithyananda by borrowing other people’s works and claiming them as his own violates a standard of ethics. A true enlightened master would never plagiarize. There’s a red flag right there. Then, Sri Nithyananda uses his claim that he has ‘written’ all of these truths as a way to strengthen his claim that he is indeed enlightened. Red flag number two. This is much like the way that Sri Nithyananda has embellished his stories about himself, which we feel most if not all are fabricated. Red flag number three. The easiest ‘story’ to prove as being false is Sri Nithyananda’s claim of wandering for the nine-years that supposedly happen from 1995 to the January 1, 2000.

In defense of Sri Nithyananda’s claim for these nine years, one of his supporters commented in the Guruphiliac Forum, that Sri Nithyananda actually ‘wandered’ from 1994 to 2003, to account for the nine years. Well, if Sri Nithyananda’s wandering included ‘obtaining’ enlightenment, settling in his body in a cave for nine months, setting up his first ashram by the Kaveri River, moving his ashram to Bidadi, and in July 2003, arriving to the U.S. This just does not add up. We have sincere doubt to all of other Nithyananda stories, which include but not limited to carving a statue of Osho as his first act of enlightenment, graduating from a polytechnic school, his 360 degree meditation experience which still allows him to see from behind, etc. We really would like to believe Sri Nithyananda, but sadly, none of these stories make logical sense, and Sri Nithyananda’s validity of being grounded in sathya (truthfulness) is deeply in question.

Going back to Sri Nithyananda’s borrowed teachings, we also found a common trend of all of these ‘Truths’ to have certain embellishments added to them. Red flag number four. These embellishments consist of self-serving themes such as ‘only an enlightened master (him) can lead you to enlightenment’, ‘true devotion an the enlightened master will lead you to see a white bird as being black’ (ironically this seems very true to what actually does happen under Nithyananda’s sway), ‘never questioning anything about an enlightened master’, and ‘unclutching from all social relationships, careers, and families and then aligning oneself to the master’. If Sri Nithyananda was a software company, he would copy another company’s product and then add his own virus to it, and then sell it as his ‘own brand’. You might say that these Truths are universal and could be shared. That is a point. Mind you that other spiritual missions, in order to keep the knowledge of their past masters alive, need the revenues from the sale of these ideas, which Sri Nithyananda, has borrowed almost line-for-line.  So, it could be said that Sri Nithyananda is draining these masters' resources. In addition, it seems that Sri Nithyananda does not use these Truths to help people grow, but uses them to ‘capture’ new recruits for either financial contributions or labor. We find this very troubling.

We also found that Sri Nithyananda claims that he can give mass ‘enlightenment’ and gladly sells that to his ‘devout’ followers through a series of expensive programs. Yes, we would all love to be enlightened. No doubt. Troubling to see that six of the first twenty-five close followers that Sri Nithyananda made ‘enlightened’ have left him for they no longer claim that Sri Nithyananda’s certificate of enlightenment was valid. The remaining 19 followers seem to have worldly problems or at the very least have symptoms of worldly problems. Red flag number five. Selling mass ‘enlightenment’ that is not valid.

Another deeply troubling aspect of Sri Nithyananda seems to be the source of his siddhis (powers). There have been countless stories of ghosts and preciously few stories involving divine deities. Placing non-sattvic (non-pure) items in fire rituals such as human hair, marijuana seeds, and red chilies also points to a less than pure divine practice. Leading followers in cemetery tours late at night makes, in our opinion, no doubt that Sri Nithyananda’s source of power is from the graveyard and not from the Divine. Red flag number six. So, what can someone do with all this power? Masquerading dark forces as a Divine presence will have huge karma. Sri Nithyananda might be able to give lots of people very ‘unique’ experiences, which might lead them to believe that Sri Nithyananda really is that ‘divine’ force. This is sad, and we’ll call it fraud. It is our collective experience that Sri Nithyananda’s practices leads to a ‘solid’ and ‘real’ experiences of something that is beyond logic, but results in absolutely no knowledge. This is akin to ‘feel good’ and ‘hallucinogenic’, but zero growth. Even more troubling is that Sri Nithyananda seems to cultivate 'loyalty' and 'gratitude' upon peole who have experienced his sidhis (powers). Addiction to these types of experiences are a disaster to spiritual growth and adds dependency to his followers on Sri Nithyananda.

This source of his siddhis (powers) ties directly into the claims that Sri Nithyananda has made about being God himself. Since he practices graveyard spirituality, how can he possibly claim that he is (or was once) 1. Lord Krishna, 2. Devi Meenakshi, 3. Lord Subramaniam, 4. Lord Ayyappa, 5. Lord Shiva, etc.? How can Sri Nithyananda justify replacing Lord Shiva’s name with his name in holy mantras? We feel that this is Divine identify theft and is red flag number seven.

Similarly, who could doubt that healing practices are not something good? After hearing stories about Sri Nithyananda healed his back after breaking it on a truck ride, etc., who wouldn’t want to reach out and be healed of all those diseases we carry or have our love ones healed? Unfortunately, we have experienced first-hand plenty of times Sri Nithyananda's healing did not work. Even more damaging were his excuses that followed. Marketing himself as an enlightened healing master is at best questionable. We consider this red flag number eight.

Then, there seems to be practices of Sri Nithyananda that nicely fit in the realms of a cult and certainly not in Vedic traditions. These include sleep deprivation, public humiliation, required legal name changes, etc. These collectively break down a follower’s free will and mind to become submissively subservient only to Sri Nithyananda. In addition, we have witnessed his techniques to break up families and play people off against each other. These divisive methods of achieving ‘spiritual growth’ and label it as ‘churning’ or ‘master is working on you’ is manipulative, and these practices are as far away from anything that resembles spirituality as we know it. Sri Nithyananda tricks people into thinking that they are getting spirituality, but instead they get a cult. We consider that fraud. That is red flag number nine.

One of the most quick and effective ways to break up families, replace people’s identity, obtain their savings, and indenture their services, skills, labor, and lives in one clean swoop is to give them sanyasi (monk) initiation. Sri Nithyananda has given out perhaps hundreds of sanyasi (monk) initiations to people who are not qualified for it or have obligations in this world that would preclude them from this practice. To a true enlightened master, giving out sanyasi initiation is no joke; it requires dedication of the master’s life in this life and beyond. Sincere masters often wait years to ensure that the person is qualified and has no other conflicting obligations. To Sri Nithyananda, giving sanyasis initiation it seems to be one more mass method of as an ‘end’ to achieve his ‘means’. Red flag number ten.

Finally, we have seen Sri Nithyananda’s other side. His private side. Yes, in public, Sri Nithyananda talks a very good talk, and seems convincing with his sincerity. In private, however, we have found a very different man. There seems to a strong inclination towards power (wanting to have his own country, as an example), strong desires for wealth, especially gold, and a flair for the private company of attractive ladies. If Sri Nithyananda markets himself as a renunciate, celibate monk, and holy man that is above all these worldly trappings and worthy of being declared as God himself, then it is with great sadness and deceit that the true nature of Sri Nithyananda has been revealed. Red flag number eleven.

To recap, we find all of these red flags (and we’re sure that there are more that our readers will add to this already lengthy list) to point toward a massive, well planned, and organized fraud. Be very clear, Sri Nithyananda’s followers do not benefit spiritually. Sri Nithyananda gains all the worldly benefits and everyone collects huge karma from such a scheme. Such acts gives a bad name to spirituality and tarnishes the hard work of real masters.

Now, some of you might think that if the Sri Nithyananda’s followers are happy to be part of such a scheme, then we should just leave things alone, and let Sri Nithyananda do what we feel is fraud without bothering anyone. That would be easy, and we would have probably experience more personal productivity than bothering to point all these inconveniences out. Yet, we cannot do this. To see what we consider as flagrant fraud, and to turn our backs and look the other way, is not in accordance to dharma. This is much like ignoring the crimes of a drug dealer. The drug dealer has a similar product and people have seemingly ‘good’ experiences from the dealers products, so why not? Well, when others get pulled in and when anyone tries to quit the addiction, they find themselves sadly robbed of everything, their lives, health, money, careers, families, everything. We feel that this is wrong, and we will not tolerate it. Yes, this is what fraud is and what it does, and we are quite convinced that Sri Nithyananda is guilty of this crime. We hope that he stops committing this fraud and starts a vitreous life and inspires others do to the same.

We hope that you now have a better understanding of why we are building awareness to what we perceive as a huge problem.

Thank you for your attention. Jai Maa.

Follow your dharma. Use your common sense. Listen to your inner-conscience, and follow the Truth. Come out of this trap, and escape from this fraudulent cult.

Day 10: Ten days have passed since Sri Nithyananda and his organizations have threatened a baseless lawsuit against us. We'll keep on counting.

Monday, November 23, 2009

Part 1: Reporting Nithyananda's Fraud to the FBI & IRS

Nithyananda, "I am not a crook."

Paramahamsa Nithyananda, didn't you just make some big legal threat against someone, but haven't followed up yet? Did you forget to pay the piper? After all, you have all that money. How much could the services of a piper cost? "Aaarrrrrugh." Oh, I see, my Gruntanese translator said that you're thoroughly  annoyed right now. Sri Nithyananda, we would like to enlighten you about... "AAARRRRRUGH!!! How can you possibly 'enlighten' me!?! I'm PARAMAHAMSA Nithyananda, the 'Enlightened' Healing Master among other honorific titles!?!" Easy, there, Sri Nithyananda. Since you are surrounded by yes-saying-minions that you have thoroughly brainwashed, we just want to let you know that there is something in the U.S.A. that no one is above, and that's the law. "What!?! I'm above everything!" Well, not in this case, Sri Nithyananda. "AAARRRRRUGH!!! AAARRRRRUGH!!! AAARRRRRUGH!!!" Oh, oh. My Gruntanese translator says we better go lightly.

OK, Sri Nithyananda, we'll lighten up a bit. Sri Nithyananda, do you believe in transparency of your organizations? "Be very clear. I am a self-realized, and self-proclaimed, genuine, bona fide, and certified Paramahamsa! I do not answer to anyone, and all of the gods that I say that I'm not an avatar of, they answer to me!" Oh, dear. This might be a long night. Sri Nithyananda, yes, that might all be true, especially in the eyes of your devout following, but here in the United States, everyone is equal in the eyes of the law. Even Richard M. Nixon found that one out, the hard way. "I am not that crook!" Sri Nithyananda, that was almost the quote from Nixon. But, in the United States, no person is above the law no matter how high they have claimed to levitate. "I AM NOT A CROOK!!!" There you go, Sri Nithyananda. That is the correct quote of Richard M. Nixon.

Anyway, Sri Nithyananda, if there seems to be a lack of transparency and some, shall we say, some irregularities, there's a due and fair process to help ensure that every thing is kosher. It does not mean that you are 'in the wrong', but it helps shed light, and perhaps could even correct things that are in a gray zone, but need to straighten up before things go really wrong. Therefore, Sri Nithyananda, I would like to take a moment and let our readers know of some resources where they can get that process started. "WHAT!?!" Yes, you heard me, Sri Nithyananda, I just want to post a few resources so that our concerned readers will feel better and at ease to know that you and your organizations have had the proper guidance to be a legitimate contributor to society. "RRRRRRRRAAAAAAAAUUUUUGGHHHHHHHHHZZZZZZZZ!!!!!!!" Oh, Oh. My translator in Gruntanese says that was a sound you never want to hear. I better put on this football helmet and extra thick kneepads. Today, I thought we would give some resources on how to report you and your organizations to the FBI and the IRS.
"RRRRRRRRAAAAAAAAUUUUUGGHHHHHHHHHZZZZZZZZ!!!!!!!" Clunk! Oh, my. Sri Nithyananda, you just went into deep samadhi again. My Gruntanese translator just informed me that I'm lucky to be alive and that if Sri Nithyananda didn't go into deep samadhi, that I would suffer a fate of cruelty worse than his ashramites receive. Yikes. I would hate to think what that might be. OK, let's not get Sri Nithyananda out of his deep samadhi. He looks very peaceful right now. I wish his ashramites would get this kind of rest from time to time too.

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If you would like to initiate some investigations and transparency for Sri Nithyananda and his organizations, it is very important that you be fully grounded in satya (truthfulness). Only report information that you know is absolutely true, and that you have personally experienced. When giving the information, it is best to document these points to the best of our ability:
  1. When? Give the time and dates as close as you can.
  2. Where? Give the place and locations. Don't worry if this happened outside of the United States, but if it did, say so.
  3. Who? Give the names of the people involved.
  4. What? Be as specific as possible. Best if you have details such as check numbers, amounts, additional names, etc.
Poor information: Don't give hearsay info such as "My best friend’s brother had a girlfriend and this person said that..." That is weak and not helpful.

Good information: "I personally experienced on September 11, 2007 that Nithyananda said at the Ashram in Duarte, California said to me and these people around 8:00 p.m..... and the amount of the money was $3,000 U.S.D. with check number 588, etc."

Confidentiality: You really need to give your full contact information to the US Government. Your report will have much more credibility than just an 'anonymous' tip with no personal information. Most likely leads that do not have this contact information are discredited. The U.S. Government does an excellent job of maintaining privacy, so there's no reason to worry. You could request along with your information that you remain anonymous so that you do NOT face retaliation or retribution if your identity is exposed (which is unlikely). Your privacy will be fully respected. Guaranteed.

Nationality: Do not worry if you are a U.S. citizen, U.S. Resident, or even a foreigner residing in or outside of the U.S. The U.S. authorities have overseas branches. Let them decide if your information is relevant or not. That's their job. It is best to come forward and give this information when possible. It will be helpful.

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When reporting, it is best to include duplicate information to multiple agencies. For instance, information that is sent to the IRS should also be sent to the FBI. Although the U.S. agencies work well together and share information, this sharing and duplication will speed up the reporting process. Be sure to inform each agency which information has been shared with other agencies. For instance, if you send an IRS Form 13909 to the IRS, you should also send that form to the FBI with additional notes as needed.

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Nithyananda's legal name is: Sri Nithyananda Swami

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Below is a list of recognized Nonprofit Organization under Nithyananda. The most important aspect is the Employee Identification Number (EIN). The name and address are helpful, but the EIN is the key. Be sure to include this if you mention a specific organization. Here are all of the charities under Nithyananda that are registered under the IRS Publication Form 78:

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Hindu University of America Inc., Orlando, FL USA

Life Bliss Foundation Inc., Duarte, CA USA

Nithyananda Dhyanapeetam of Columbus, Delaware, OH USA

Nithyananda Dhyanapeetam of Phoenix, Phoenix, AZ USA

Nithyananda Dhyanapeetam of Saint Louis, St. Louis, MO USA

Nithyananda Dhyanapeetam of San Jose, Fremont, CA USA

Nithyananda Dhyanapeetam of Seattle, Redmond, WA USA

Nithyananda Dhyanapeetam Temple & Cultural Center, Duarte CA USA

Nithyananda Foundation, Duarte, CA USA

Nithyananda Foundation Montclair, CA USA

Nithyananda Yoga Foundation Inc. Duarte, CA USA
NOTE: listed under Form 78 with no EIN (not with status of a nonprofit charity) - STATUS IS IN QUESTION:

Nithyananda Vedic Temple of Oklahoma City, OKC, OK USA
We can thank our lucky stars.  By a stroke of luck, some Nithyananda supporter posted all of the needed public information about each of the above Nithyananda organizations on the Guruphiliac Forum.  To find the all-important EIN numbers as well as the full address of the registered charitable organization, just go to this URL:

CLICK HERE for EIN Numbers for all of Nithyananda's Organizations
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If you have specific information that fits this general category of possible crimes including:
  • organized fraud, e.g. selling 'enlightenment'
  • specific fraud, such as promising teacher training and then sent do menial volunteer service such as 'flyering', and then not offered a refund, etc.
  • illegal immigration racket
  • sexual abuse (best information includes first-hand accounts or direct 'eyewitness')
  • physical abuse, particularly to children and teenagers which mostly happened in India
  • mental and psychological abuse and other brainwashing techniques deployed by cults including sleep deprivations, yelling, humiliation, etc.
  • diverting of charitable funds from a 'promised' project to another project, usually outside the U.S. to India.
  • all other activities that seem 'fishy' or possibly illegal.
You have three options to report this information to the FBI:

1. Online:

2. By Mail:

3. In Person:

   If you live outside of the U.S.:
   (usually, direct3d through the U.S. Embassy)

Online: If you submit online, be sure to fill out the form properly. Unfortunately, there's no ability to send attachments.
By Mail: If you send by mail, it is best if you include both a hard copy (printed) and a soft copy (burned on CD) with your contact information and brief description of the content on the CD. This will help the FBI agent to place your information digitally (but it is not necessary). It is highly recommended that you call the regional office first to confirm the mailing address before sending the information.

Visiting the FBI Directly
If you plan to visit the FBI directly, be sure to navigate the FBI's location pages on their website. Most major cities have 'satellite' offices or 'resident agencies'. For instance, Los Angeles has ten (10) offices in addition to the field office headquarters. One should be very near you.

Although it takes a little more time, ideally, going directly to the FBI regional office allows credibility that a real and legitimate concerned citizen is coming forward with information. Be sure to include your contact information on all correspondence. As always, your personal information will be treated confidentially and with care. When submitting this information, it is best to provide both a hardcopy and a digital copy (if possible.)

Our personal experience is that the FBI Regional Office has always treated us with dignity, respect, and concern. Just a small etiquette tip, as friendly and helpful as the FBI employees are, they never give out their names. So save your self some awkwardness and don't ask them for anyone's name when you visit.

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If you see anything that looks suspicious that deals with finances (that includes any monetary transactions) with any of Nithyananda's charitable organizations, then you will want to inform the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) (The Federal Tax Branch of the U.S. Government.)

You will need to fill out the IRS Form 13909, Tax-Exempt Organization Complaint (Referral) Form:

The instructions on Form 13909 are very clear. Be sure that all sections are answered as appropriate.

The most important piece of identification information is the Employee Identification Number (EIN). Be sure to include it for each organization reported.

If you are not certain which of Nithyananda's organizations to name in the 13909 Form, then send duplicates forms for each organization that is in question. For instance, if during the Mission Training 2007, you were promised to receive acharya (teacher) training, but were told to do menial service without the option for a refund, then you might want to fill out two (2) forms for both 1. The Life Bliss Foundation and 2. The Nithyananda Foundation. Although the information will be the same, it will help the IRS in sorting out which organization should be investigated. Do not worry. It is the same people with the same leader. The IRS will be able to figure it out.

You will need to fill out one (1) 13909 Form for every organization reported. For instance, if you fill out a complaint against the 1. Life Bliss Foundation, 2. The Nithyananda Foundation, 3. Nithyananda Dhyanapeetam Temple & Cultural Center, you will need to fill out three (3) separate forms.
EIN Numbers for Nithyananda's Organizations Available Here
For the one Nithyananda organization that does not have an EIN number, that is the:

Nithyananda Vedic Temple of Oklahoma City, OKC, OK USA
The IRS recommends that you still fill out a 13909 Form and state that this charity does not have an EIN number.

In section 5 of the IRS Form 13909, under "Submitter Information", you might want to check the box that will make your information confidential, specifically, check the box next to: "I am concerned that I might face retaliation or retribution if my identity is disclosed." Your information will remain confidential.

Sending instructions are on the IRS 13909 Form. You may send it via hardcopy through the postal service or as an email attachment (recommended) to the given email address, which is on the form.

You might want to write additional information to the IRS on a separate document. Be sure to include your contact information and the charity in question, including the address, and especially the EIN on all supporting documents.

IRS Reward Possibility: You might be interested to know that there is an IRS reward that you could qualify for.  To be eligible you will need to fill out and sign the IRS Form 211 "Application for Award for Original Information" and male that separetly to the Whistleblower Office.  You may obtain that form from this link:
Multiple Copies to Other Agencies:  Once again, it is highly recommended that you send a copy of all IRS documents to the FBI.  You might also want to keep a copy for your own records.

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Stay tuned for additional information on how to report Nithyananda and his organizations in future posts.

Follow your dharma. Use your common sense. Listen to your inner-conscience, and follow the Truth. Come out of this trap, and escape from this fraudulent cult.

Day 7: Seven days have passed since Sri Nithyananda and his organizations have threatened a baseless lawsuit against us. We'll keep on counting.

Friday, November 20, 2009

Nithyanandam: The Tale of Three Posts Reveals Our Intentions

Tell-Tale-Signs Help Define Our Response to the Cult of Nithyananda

Yesterday, we had three comments from obvious supporters of Sri Nithyananda. Two of them were like slow balls pitched underhand that said 'hit me' all over them. One of the comments, from "The Anti-Anti" really raised the ante, and was opened for genuine dialog. We'll discuss all three of them in this post.

OK, first up is blogger number one, Sri Nithya Anonymous Sr.:
Dude! Go get a life! If you want to save innocent people from Nithyananda then you should also have raised your voice against all the politicians around the world. They have been looting innocent people around the world. I can't believe idiots like you who have made it fashion trend only to go after spiritual masters. why don't you go after a fraud doctor, politican or somone. Don't give me the BS saying Nithyananda ruined my life. BTW I would have never read this useless blog. Someone other idiot forwarded it to me. Nithyananda or Sathya Sai Baba are doing enough to the community to be cheaters. If people are getting free food and medical facilities by the cheaters then please let these cheaters rule the world not loosers like you who keep writing these huge blogs.
Well, there Sri Anon, there's actually plenty in your post that we agree with, although we must admit that probably wasn't what you meant to write. Let's see, we almost agree with this sentence:
If you want to save innocent people from Nithyananda then you should also have raised your voice against all the politicians around the world.
Hmmmm, if we add the word 'crooked' in front of the word, 'politicians', then we mostly agree. Let's try:
If you want to save innocent people from Nithyananda then you should also have raised your voice against all the (crooked) politicians around the world.
Yes, much better. We actually think that some politicians really do have the good of the people and the world in their hearts and minds first and not just focused on their constituents or their own self-interest. And, at times, they might all seem crooked, but we know this just isn't so. For instance, we feel that Obama is doing his best to help as many people as he can. On the other hand, we have serious questions for the Montclair Mayor, Paul Eaton, who allowed the occupancy rate at the Nithyananda Vedic Temple to more than double without clear cause. Was there a 'pay off' in terms of political promises? We don't know, but feel that it is worthy to investigate. Yes, something smells fishy. We also know that some of the world's corrupt politicians, like Robert Mugabe of Zimbabwe probably has had little contact with Sri Nithyananda. So, to make your sentence fully in line, we probably need to add 'that have dealt directly with Sri Nithyananda'. Let's take a look:
If you want to save innocent people from Nithyananda then you should also have raised your voice against all the (crooked) politicians around the world (that have dealt directly with Sri Nithyananda).
Yes. We are highly curious to know why Sri Nithyananda allowed the disaster relief check, of unknown amount, to be presented to the Chief Minister of Karnataka, Mr. B S Yeddyurappa, and not to a known NGO with an established track record. With an NGO, there could be complete transparency to how funds are spent with a known track record to how it helps which people and why. With the government, there's not always that level of transparency, and there is definitely the factor constituents that does not allow for all people to be treated fairly and openly. (To be fair, this happens in all countries, including the U.S.A. and India.)

Handing this check over to the Minister, however, did allow for a nice photo op, with no less than four pictures on Sri Nithyananda's website. Was there any other political gain from this transaction? We wouldn't be surprised if yes.

Back to your comment. Then you say:
I can't believe idiots like you who have made it fashion trend only to go after spiritual masters.
Well, we are not going to go after you for the inflaming term 'idiot', but you will probably get a much more receptive audience if you didn't use the term. We'll ignore it this time. Likewise, we are not interested in 'fashions' or 'trends'. Plenty of magazines are devoted just to that; it's a crowded market. For the record, we are NOT going after spiritual masters. We fully respect TRUE spiritual masters. Shirdi Baba, Ramana Maharshi, Paramahamsa Ramakrishna, Swami Vivekananda, etc. we hold in the highest esteem. In this blog, we are only after one so-called spiritual master, who seems not so spiritual and certainly not a master. That is the self-proclaimed Paramahamsa Nithyananda. We feel strongly that true spiritual masters are embedded in the Truth and do not need to embellish their 'credentials' like birthdays, time wandering, diplomas obtained, etc. One lie in these matters, and just on simple chronological logic at that, his cover is blown. Fake. Phony. Fraud. We have a deep problem with someone who entraps sincere people to slave for his empire and defrauds others by selling fake 'enlightenment'. Why so many of Sri Nithyananda's early followers have left him, deeming that their 'enlightenment certificates' from Sri Nithyananda were not valid? This is our point, and we'll stand by it as Truth. We're not interested in going after other petty thieves such as fraudulent doctors, etc.

Then you go on and say:
Don't give me the BS saying Nithyananda ruined my life.
OK. We won't say anything about your life. We do hope that you continue your education to the point that you can at least express yourself a little bit better in your next post, and challenge us like 'The Anti-Anti' did.

Then you went on to say:
BTW I would have never read this useless blog. Someone other idiot forwarded it to me.
OK. So now that we know that you read things that idiots send you. Fine. Please give us your email address, and we'll be glad to play dumb.

Then you go on to say:
Nithyananda or Sathya Sai Baba are doing enough to the community to be cheaters. If people are getting free food and medical facilities by the cheaters then please let these cheaters rule the world not loosers like you who keep writing these huge blogs.
We fully do not agree with you that Sri Nithyananda and Sathya Sai Baba are on the same level. We all know that we do not have a high opinion of Sri Nithyananda. Obvious. In contrast, we do recognize that there have been some controversies around Sathya Sai Baba. Just the same, Sathya Sai Baba helps keep families together, doesn't do a 'divide and rule, then conquer' approach to his devotees, has done great sincere services in terms of hospitals free for ALL people of any faith as well as providing clean drinking water to all people of any faith, etc.

In contrast, Sri Nithyananda's Mission 2012 in his Nithyananda, Mission & Vision, downloaded on July 23, 2009, is asking for rs 208 Crores (one crore is ten million, rs 208 Crores = $44,559,000 U.S.D. (rate as of Nov. 20, 2009), all of which are for ego projects like stadiums, big university halls, or schools, which can produce more slavish Nithyananda followers. There is rs ZERO (0) Crores or any amount for feeding the poor or doing anything to help the needy of any faith. For the record, on November 7, 2009, we stood up in defense for Sathya Sai Baba:

For the Love of Money, Nithyananda and His 24K Golden Opportunities (Scroll down toward the bottom of the page.)

So, we do NOT feel that your statement represents Truthfulness in lumping two people who have very little in common together and then expecting us to 'buy into' that statement. Sorry. Wrong address.

But, we do fully agree in your words that Sri Nithyananda is a cheater. That we do not have any dispute with.

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Next. Blogger number two, Ma Nithya Anonymous Jr.:
This blog is REALLY boring keep talking about the same OLD things...kind of like catty women..soooo you really think that anyone will continue to visit this site very much longer??? I mean after all you can only listen to the same crap once maybe twice,...Sri Nithyananda is long gone and living his guys are just bad bloggers and think you are onto "something" go get a life...did it ever occur to any of you that who's ever marriages broke up.... uh..maybe were on the verge of a breakup anyway??? etc etc..and whatever else you THINK went on behind closed doors...uh..pathetic...maybe this happened and maybe that happened...bad story writers..all hypothetical crap..ah..let's talk about spelling errors...oh yeah...that sounds like really good reading..blah blah blah...go sit on a toilet...and get your crap out that way...might be a bit more satisfying!!! yeah...that's's a wrap! print that
Our comments to your comments, are you sure you even pretend to be spiritual? Is this how you represent your so-called Master? There seems to be a tone here. As subtle as it might be. OK, we'll pretend that this is a genuine comment. Although our page-hit counter is not working, a few days ago we exceeded one half-million page views. Since you see the reoccurring themes that are within this blog, we can probably attribute a good portion of our half-million page views to you. In an ideal world, we would just need to post something like:
"Nithyananda and his organizations are not spirituality. They are a cult, and there is little Truthfulness that comes out of these organizations. They are designed to defraud you, rob you of your identity, enslave you to work to build Sri Nithyananda's egotistic empire. Careful. Sri Nithyananda acts very differently in private than he does in public. Do not fall for this trap. Stay away."
Unfortunately, there would be few takers to this message. We probably would never prevent anyone from falling for this trap or help anyone get out of this trap. So, we need to give details and reoccurring themes. But, honestly, we really don't say much more than that. So, we accept that you have some truth in your statement. And, we will keep on giving the same themes with the same message. If you really think that it is that boring and you have time on your hands to write replies that exceed 900 characters, then I would suggest a good time management book, or at least a hobby that gives you some satisfaction, like solitaire, rather than be pained by reading all the pages that burst your little bubble of being in La-La Land, and then writing about your 'pain' for everyone to experience your 'pain'. Is that what Nithyananda's 'enlightened' people do?

Yes, marriages are something special, and they should not be broken up over a cult or an egotistic leader. Perhaps one day, you too will value this, but being tightly wrapped in La-La Land, we recognize that it might be a little too much to expect from you at this point.

In regards to your comment about sitting on a toilet, is that the latest meditation from Sri Nithyananda? Perhaps this would be the first meditation of his that could actually lead to a solid experience. But, then considering all of his plagiarized dribble, and judging on the response from some of his followers (that's you), there is no guarantee of this cohesion. Perhaps if you concentrated, with intensity, a bit more, you will obtain the desired results.

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And finally, we have "The Anti-Anti", where two negatives equal a positive, or is it two wrongs make a right? ;-) Anyway, we saw some real dialog, and will be glad to answer your comments, "The Anti-Anti" with the respect that they deserve.:
Anonymous said...
let us be more compassionate while writing blogs as we should remember all are humanbeings ..rather than being against everyone who is favouring sri nithyananda.....lets be compassionate to everyone...

Finally one [published] voice of reason. Look people, it is all well and good to band together because of perceived injustice or whatever it is you are angry about. But, before raging against the Machine, don't forget it is a collective consciousness you are also attacking. That consciousness contains human beings with emotions and feeling and beliefs. They have a right to those feelings and beliefs as much as you have a right to yours.

To the creator/divorced associate of this blog:

Think about how your/your friend's former wife must feel reading all this. Is she still devoted to Nithyananda? If so, are you not hurting her and causing her emotional pain by being so harsh? You label certain individuals "henchmen" and "diseased", forgetting that they are human beings who hurt just like you on the inside? You proudly say "Om Namah Shivaya", but where is your humanity (forget spirituality)?

Because this anti movement is so young, I can see it is still very immature. You guys have NO idea what other large movement insiders have had to endure. I know. We seek resolution in our own lives first by coming to terms with the past. Let us bring healing to our own wounds before attempting to rescue others. It is better to focus on the Self as the world. Because it is.

Disclaimer: Before I am accused of being a "henchman", I have a long personal history with new spiritual movements. I have seen more than my own share of inside dealings. I am speaking from personal experience with no agenda.
Thanks, "The Anti-Anti". We will not accuse you of being a 'henchmen'. We'll elevate you as "Senior Spokesperson for the Henchmen" and will give you diplomatic immunity at least for this post. ;-) We do appreciate your attempt to give real dialog and an air of civility. And, we hope to address your comments and concerns.

First, we're happy that you approve that we had posted something that you consider to be as 'a voice of reason'. Honestly, most comments do get posted. As, long as they are not off-topic, there is truthfulness in them (sometimes they are delayed, as we check), and that the comments do not slam Hinduism or slam spiritual leaders that we consider to be raising consciousness even if there might be some controversies around those people. Note that Osho and L. Ron Hubbard do not fit this model and are fair game to make fun of.) We gladly post comments by Sri Nithyananda's supporters. If they are not polite, your comments will nicely reflect Sri Nithyananda's impact on his followers, and therefore add value. If the comments are well thought of, (like yours, 'the anti anti') they allow for an opportunity to discuss our differences, and show where we are coming from.

To be honest, there have been some requested comments that directly mentioned some of Sri Nithyananda’s followers (both past and present) by name that we have also censored. In those cases, we felt that mentioning these people by name might help bring awareness to the pain that Sri Nithyananda caused, but didn't feel that it was necessary to drag those specific individuals into the fray. So, yes, we censor those comments on a case-by-case basis. On the whole, we do strive to give everyone space, which is sadly not always done on blogs maintained by the Life Bliss Foundation and the Nithyananda Foundation. You know that in your heart, this is true.

The first point we would like to make is that we feel that you do have an agenda and that you're not being neutral to the whole notion. Well, we really do not believe your claim, and we doubt that many of our readers will believe that either. But, in a tempt to balance your integerity and not to discredit you, we feel that you made these statements in order to be heard and to have your ideas listened to. We accept that, and quite frankly, we do listen to all comments. Yes, there is an understanding that is applied to all comments, and when you have a degree of civility, it makes it easier to have dialog.

So, here's the dialog. 'The Anti-Anti', there's a few points that you made that we would like to clarify. First, we completely reject your notion that we are 'young' and 'immature'. We are quite aware of what we are doing, and we're going to go out and do it. These ties into your other point that you labeling us as very 'angry' and to be fair, you didn't use this word, but you also seem to label us as being 'revengeful'. Let the dialog begin. No, we are actually very happy, happy, happy and completely at peace with ourselves. Now claiming that we are happy is going to be reacted with disbelief and maybe even a bit of sarcasm. Fair enough, but we are.  Yes, we do appreciate that you, The Anti Anti, did write these points, for we feel that you made these points not to discredit us, but to fit us in a model that you could understand. At least that is what we sensed from your comment. We respect that, but still don't accept that. We don't have anger.

As you already know, we really feel what is going on with Sri Nithyananda and his organizations is dreadfully wrong. You will say 'no', and we accept that. But, honestly ask yourself would a true enlightened master create nine years of stories in a four and half year time span? Would there be any controversy over the enlightened masters' date of birth? Would the enlightened master ever claim to have an engineering degree that he has no proof of ever obtaining? Would an enlightened master ever make up a story of creating a statue of Osho as his 'gift to enlightenment'? Would an enlightened master ever change his story of the location of where he received his final enlightenment (future post)? Just on basic logic, there are serious questions whether if Sri Nithyananda is based on the Truth or not. This alone should be a red flag.

Then even more questions need to be asked. What are some of the standard techniques of brainwashing? Would sleep deprivation, public humiliation, yelling, withholding attention and then showering it on others inconsistently be some of these basic tools (future post)? Has Sri Nithyananda and his key Maha Acharyas ever done this? Would slowly but intentionally separating followers from their families, spouses, children, their careers, and society be a good thing? Would this tend to make the follower even more 'indebted' and dependent to the 'enlightened' master? Why has Sri Nithyananda replaced his name with Divine's name in mantras and slokas (future post)? Is Sri Nithyananda above than Lord Shiva? Why doesn't Sri Nithyananda make up his own mantras instead of corrupting existing mantras? Why is Sri Nithyananda so obsessed with his image and fame?  Is he a spiritual leader or a rock star? Why does Sri Nithyananda have his own lawyer and bodyguards?  What actually is happening in fire rituals that use non-sattvic (pure) items are being used? Is something dark happening? Why all the devotee tours into graveyards? How come no other enlightened master before Sri Nithyananda was able to offer up mass 'enlightenment'? Why have six (6) of your original 25 'enlightened' followers left?  Does something not add up here? Please think. We beg you to do that.

Then the there is the message, why do so many of Sri Nithyananda's books and ideas that seem to have been borrowed ideas from others (future post)? Why is there always this subtle message within these scriptures to 'only trust an enlightened master', to 'unclutch' from everything except an enlightened master? What are the actions of the organization? Is true charity happening in proportion of the money coming in? Or is it just a few photo ops and networking opportunities, while the majority of the funds are earmarked to be spent on big projects that directly benefit or channel back into the 'enlightened' master's empire? And, finally, is it not wrong for the followers to know that this is lifestyle that is not offering 'Light' but darkness, poverty, and despair, but to actively recruit others to come into this trap (future post)?

We really do not like what we see. We know from firsthand experience that Sri Nithyananda has trapped some of the best people on this planet. We would like to see this stopped. No one, even those that have done dark practices, including Sri Nithyananda himself, deserve to be in this trap. So, we will shine the brightest light of Truth into this dark region. And, at times, it might hurt.

Let's use the analogy of a big burning building. There is urgency. Danger is immediate. We do not want anyone to enter that building (no new recruits) without at least letting them know what potential dangers are inside. The lure of a 'happy lifestyle' and 'easy enlightenment' are great. Who wouldn't want that?

The people inside the building are in a cocoon of La-La Land. They think they are happy when they know things are not as they thought they would be. Yet, the cling to this cocoon tightly while they sleep; refusing to see the danger at hand. As the building burns, do you think that a soft nudge and plead to 'rise and shine' will work? Perhaps a snooze alarm with nice, gentle music? We don't think so either. What is needed is a shove, a yell, a blow horn, an awakening. Do you think that this is a fun task to do? Do you think that there is joy in this? To go around, trying to awaken people who are deeply asleep in their cocoon and do not want to be awaken, and just let them burn... alive!?! Which is worse, to try to wake them up and receive their unhappiness, or just walk away and let them all burn. We know which one is easier. And, we do look forward to starting our lives over again. But for now, we cannot just walk away. We have to try. Therefore, we will do and say anything against whatever odds just to try to wake up these beautiful beings and risk whatever we have to try to get them to see, to move away, and to get out of this trap. Yes, this might seem cruel and heartless at times. We don't expect anything. No thanks, no glory, no fame, no cash reward. It pains us just to imagine the hurt of 'waking up'. Yes, we do have the expectation that we did the right thing and stayed on the path of dharma (righteousness), and let it go after our efforts have been made. We do realize that resistance to wake people up will be huge. Names have been called, mystery phone calls received, threats delivered, even legal procedures have been used to intimidate us. Yet, we cannot just look the other way. Saving just one person is worth any inconvenience or loss received. We think you know the identity of some of the contributors of this blog. That is fine. You need to ask yourself about how these persons behaved while they were near you and what was their character. Then ask yourself if this is consistent to these persons' intentions. We really want the best for you. And, we'll fight hard for you. You are worth it.

Now, many of you insiders are going to read this with absolute amazement along with other emotions that will probably not vibrate very highly. That is fine. This is pure churning... when Truths hit all of the ingrained programming and all the time and money invested in this scheme. Living the lie of La-La Land and the thought of coming out will not be gentle. But, when things do not go right and you are able to claim that 'Swami is working on you' or 'Swami is churning me', and you swallow and submissively accept this as 'growth', why cannot you do the same thing here? Didn't even Sri Nithyananda quote Paramahamsa Ramakrishna when he said, "Ninety-nine percent of our fears never come true. The one percent that do come true are good for us." Still, we expect you to resist and create responses like the first two above. That is fine. We have no harm in mind, but we do know that it will hurt. And, it pains us too.

We will do anything to get you out of this trap, and if that means we need to name names, we will. If you can think of a way that does not seem hurtful to you and is effective in helping you see the Truth, we will be glad to adopt this tactic. Just let us know. We look forward to your input.

Yes, we have named names in the past. And, probably will name names in the future. We, specifically, will name the names of those that used the cover of Sri Nithyananda's protection to carry out actions of adharma (unrighteousness). We will also continue to name the names of those that know firsthand about the dark practices of Sri Nithyananda, yet actively and successfully recruit others into his sphere. The karmas that are being collected from these activities of actually knowing, yet still getting others to fall in this trap are huge. Even those that do not know, but still help to recruit others are collecting karmas. Although this might be an innocent act of not knowing and thinking that it is right, it still collects karma. We don't want you to see you obtain these karmas. Yes, as much as you will question this, our motives our out of compassion. Nothing more.

So, many of you inside Nithyananda's community will be glad to tell us what we can do with our compassion. Your sleepy cocoon of La-La Land is nice and warm, and it is no one's business, (lastly ours) to butt into your business. Before you fire off that comment, please take a moment to consider these points. As you are now with this organization, what will be your future? What if you have worked very hard for years with Sri Nithyananda, given him all your material wealth and assets, etc., but then decide to go back to 'civilian' life? Will you have the resources available to start over again? Will Nithyananda's Foundation give you a 'settling-in' grant for the years of hard work? What will your lives be like when you retire? Will Sri Nithyananda really take care of you? How has he treated old people before who were directly under him (his private life, not his public life)? Is Sri Nithyananda happy when old people come to his lectures? Really? Probably a closer example will be how does Sri Nithyananda treat others who still love Sri Nithyananda and worship him, but are no longer in his organization? Is this really the compassion of an 'enlightened' master? Is this worth a lifetime of devotion and service?

And, finally there is your own behavior of 'compassion' and 'humanity' that you have accused us as forgetting. Please look into the mirror and remember how your group treats others. If this is truly a spiritual organization with 'enlightened' members, then compassion, love, and forgiveness will a be abound. (No, I'm not expecting any handouts, thank you.) But, within your own group, are their any scapegoat victims that you referred to in your comment? If this is a cult, then there will definitely be the "Us" vs. "Them" mentality. And, when the churning starts, those in the cult now will be looking at others members who you were once held close in your hearts as a "Them". Is this the treatment that is going down there at the Ashram? If it is, mind you, you are in a cult. Don't mind the churning; it will pass too.

Thank you for your attention to this rather long post. May everyone be blessed.

Follow your dharma. Use your common sense. Listen to your inner-conscience, and follow the Truth. Come out of this trap, and escape from this fraudulent cult.

Day 5: Five days have passed since Sri Nithyananda and his organizations have threatened a baseless lawsuit against us. We'll keep on counting.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

A Direct Message to Sri Nithyananda: Stop This Nonsense!

Nithyananda, Stop Living in Lie-ament

Hi, there, Sri Nithyananda. After all your inane and empty threats, we're a bit tired, and we don't really feel like adding a bunch of humor to our message in order to lighten it up a bit. So, we thought we would do something differently this time and give it to your straight.

Sri Nithyananda, why are you lying to yourself and to your faithful followers? Why don’t you live a truthful life? Sri Nithyananda, why are you destroying your followers’ minds, thinking, free will, and identity? Why are you, Sri Nithyananda, making them well-frogs (in reference to Sri Ramakrishna’s story of the insulated frog that you often tell as your own story)? Why are you, Sri Nithyananda, using ghosts to over power the will of your devotees? Don’t you know that by doing this, you, Sri Nithyananda, will become a ghost? Lord Krishna says in the Bhagavad Gita:
Demigod-worshippers go to the demigods.
Ancestor-worshippers go to the ancestors.
Those who utilize ghosts, go to the ghosts.
And my devotees go to me (and are not born again).
Sri Nithyananda, we pray that the Lord will give you some good understanding and wisdom so that you can understand the Truth and make yourself free from all bondages and sins that you are committing which include destroying many hearts and families, husbands and wives, children and parents, etc. We are just amazed at your 'contract' with your devotees. The only ‘enlightenment’ services that you, Sri Nithyananda, expect from your brainwashed followers is that these victims serve and preach your nonsense teaching... and you call this ‘great seva’ (service) as required by an ‘enlightened’ person. You are keeping your followers tight in your grasp and abusing them as bonded labor.

Sri Nithyananda, you expect $8,000 USD from each devotee to take a three-month course on brainwashing nonsense of cult-psychology and cult-mentality. Even worse, you are creating this psychological disorder in many humble devotees of the Lord. Then, Sri Nithyananda, you expect that these victims must pay you an additional ten percent of their income to finance your cult agenda and psychological marketing of your rip-off courses and promotions.

Sri Nithyananda, isn’t this wrong? Because ten percent donation is mentioned in Vedic scriptures is to be set aside for charity and unbiased human development projects such as:
  • to help needy and deserving people who are in distress, poverty, and sickness.
  • to those that are preaching spirituality, spreading Truth, and demoralizing those people who believe in ‘divide and rule’ (which directly attacks the cause of discrimination of caste, color, race, gender, religion, class, etc.)
  • to those that are energizing the people who unite humanity by telling people that they are all part of Divinity. Everyone is a drop of the same ocean.
Sri Nithyananda, this is what these charity donations should be earmarked for. Sri Nithyananda, your use of donations include building grandiose schemes like stadiums and other ego projects and making a worldly name for yourself.

And, Sri Nithyananda, charitable service is not handing some check over to some Chief Minister in the Government that you can later capitalize for favors as you did on October 12, 2009. Charitable service is not a photo op session of a poorly attended eye clinic with pictures of your followers. Charitable service is not pictures of damage from a disaster and a village meeting afterwards. Charitable service is not a picture of a truck full of food to be donated, when you have a fleet of trucks coming into your ashram daily bringing in building supplies to erect your empire. The problem is, Sri Nithyananda, when you give out chump change, you're still a chump. And, there's been no change there.

A Message to All Seekers:
Unfortunately, Sri Nithyananda preaches something else other than Divinity which divides society, families, relations, marriages, etc. to use for his personal gain. This is not spirituality. As he is now, Sri Nithyananda’s causes and organizations do not deserve any of your time, attention, or donations.

Dear devotees, be careful when you go and see Sri Nithyananda. You may end up in a well-planned trap. And after being brainwashed, you may never come out of this trap. And when you realize that you have been fooled and cheated, it will be too late. You will end up losing your family, life savings, home, and become poor and destitute, destined for hardship in your old age.

Please be careful. This is our humble request. Do not be emotional. Use wisdom and do not replace your true identity. May God be with you.


Follow your dharma. Use your common sense. Listen to your inner-conscience, and follow the Truth. Come out of this trap, and escape from this fraudulent cult.

Day 3: Three days have passed since Sri Nithyananda and his organizations have threatened a baseless lawsuit against us. We'll keep on counting.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Nithyananda's Scare Tactics, Scared Antics, and Royal Bluffs

When Divine Powers Fail, Get a Lawyer, Security Guards, and Threat Again and Again

Hi Sri Nithyananda! It's time again for our near daily session. [No response.] Oh, Yoo-Hoo!, Sri Nithyananda. Anyone home? [No response. Hmmm... maybe we need to call him in the language that he knows.] Nithyanandam! Nithyanandam! Nithyanandam! "I'm over here.", Sri Nithyananda says. Where? "Here." [I look in his sleeping quarters.] Oh, my gosh, Sri Nithyananda, you really do have siddhis (magic powers)! I hear you, but I do not see you. "I'm here. Under the bed." Oh, Sri Nithyananda, why are you there? Isn't that were your lady friends usually hide if someone comes over? Oh, I'm sorry, I meant to say female devotees that you have convinced that you are really Krishna and that you have come down in this lifetime to liberate them. Sorry, sorry, sorry, Sri Nithyananda. I'll get the story right next time. So, Sri Nithyananda, are you alone? "Yes, I'm alone."

Then, why are you, Sri Nithyananda, under your bed? I know that god is everywhere, but this kind of takes it to another level. "Very funny." Sri Nithyananda, are you not scared, are you? [Long pause. No response.]

Oh, Sri Nithyananda, we think that we know what happened. You must have used some scare tactics that didn't work, now you are scared? Is this correct? "No.", came a soft whimper from underneath the bed. Are you sure? Let's look what was posted in this blog just a few days ago:

On Sunday, November 15, 2009 8:45 PM
Anonymous said...

Someone I know still goes to the temple in Montclair. This is what I heard from her.

Nithyananda has received several life-threatening mails (both regular mail and email) which match the profile, style of writing and content of this blog owner. They say the blog owner identity is well-known given the blog content and references. They seem to know who it is. They are pursuing legal action is against the blog owner for the life threatening mails and for the content of this blog. A threat of physical harm that they have received they say is a very serious crime. They are expecting imminent arrest of the blog owner. Although the identity of this blog owner is well known to them, it needs to be legally proven it seems. They have a subpoena in motion to identify and take action against the blog-owner. Some 223 (or some such number) both criminal and civil violations have been identified and listed against this blog owner. They have listed crimes of serious nature and it is believed that these crimes would warrant arrest once the identity is confirmed by the blogspot site (is that google?). There is talk that there is also room for class action by various disciples and devotees of Nithyananda on many of these counts. Based on what I am hearing, I am suspecting that there will be multiple lawsuits on these counts. There seems to be some pretty serious actions taken on this front.

Regarding me, I reserve my comments on your site and on Nithyananda. (Don't want to get caught in this crossfire). That is not important here. I felt like letting you know.
Wow, Sri Nithyananda, that looks like a serious scare tactic to us. Do you really think that anyone is going to believe you, Sri Nithyananda, that the person who posted this is 'just someone who overheard a conversation at your Vedic Temple in Montclair, California'? Are you, Sri Nithyananda, sure that it isn't one of your henchmen from your inner-circle? It sure seems that way to us. You know, Sri Nithyananda, once your validity goes, no one is going to believe you. Just like no one really believes that you did nine (9) years of wandering in just four and a half (4.5) years. Then, all the other great stories, like your birthday on January 1st, your 360 degree vision, your Osho statue carved in a cave, all of them, are just no longer Truths. They get downgraded to myths. But, don't worry, Sri Nithyananda, there's lots of great myths out there. Let's see, there's Bigfoot, the Loch Ness Monster, why there's even the Chicago Cubs pennant winners. Sri Nithyananda, there's still lots of people out there willing to spend a whole life time chasing myths. So, you're career isn't exactly over.

Sri Nithyananda, you said that you received threatening emails and letters from someone? How about if you post these correspondences on your website or even the Guruphiliac Blog Forum, and then everyone can see how threatening these missives are? Then, perhaps the owner of these correspondences can take responsibility for them, and you can direct your attention in a positive and constructive way. You, Sri Nithyananda, can have a 'lost and found' section on your website and highlight these matters. This seems a much better method than simply threatening people on a blog post. That doesn't seem like a good use of your time. But, then again, you are the 'enlightened' healing master, so who are we to question.

Sri Nithyananda, this blog comment that was done by one of your henchmen was it a bluff? Do you really think you can follow through and do all those things that you, Sri Nithyananda, told that person to write in the post? [More awkward silence.] Sri Nithyananda, there's a couple of problems here. First, if you want to threaten someone, you need to threaten someone who still has something. We imagine, Sri Nithyananda, that this person doing the blog once was a close follower of yours, is that correct? "We think so." OK, if this person was once a close follower yours, do you think he or she still has any money left? Do you think he or she still has family left? Do you think he or she is still married? Do you think he or she still has a career? [Even more awkward silence lapses.] Sri Nithyananda, you don't need to say anything. We already know the answers to these questions, but we just wanted to get you, an 'enlightened' healing master, to think. So, if this person doesn't have much of anything, do you, Sri Nithyananda, think that he or she is really going to respond to some threats of having things taken away for him or her? These threats, Sri Nithyananda, work much better with people who still have something.

Sri Nithyananda, another problem with using scare tactics like these, is that you really need to be able to follow up and take action on them. You see Sri Nithyananda, this is not a poker game, where you can bluff. In poker, bluffing is perfectly fine and that is part of the game. But, in spirituality, you need to keep to the Truth. Once you make this threat and tell others to make this threat for you, what are you, Sri Nithyananda, going to do? Oh, now I see why you are under the bed. Hmmm. This does create a problem.

Oh, please realize, Sri Nithyananda, no matter how loud you yell at your ashramites, how little sleep you deprive them, and no matter how much you threaten or scare them, they now see you as, well, ah, not truthful. Sorry, Sri Nithyananda, I know that hurts. But, they will no longer respect you and quickly begin to leave you in spite of making them financially dependent and all of those years they have invested in you for their 'enlightenment'. The game might be over. But, don't worry, Sri Nithyananda. With your bluffing skills, you should easily get a job working the poker tables in Las Vegas. That is, unless, you, Sri Nithyananda, cheat. Oh, yes, there are issues there too. You, Sri Nithyananda, might need to work on that aspect too. Otherwise, your legends of being a myth quickly get downgraded to just a yellow-belly-liar. Sri Nithyananda, even we hold you in higher esteem than a yellow-belly-liar. Well, maybe just a little bit higher.

And, Sri Nithyananda, do you really have a lawyer? Wow, we never heard of an 'enlightened' healing master with a lawyer before. Paramahamsa Ramakrishna at the very end of his life did have a doctor, but a lawyer? How does a lawyer help a full-fledged renunciate? Are we missing something? Wow, that must sure look good on the resume, Legal Council to God. Why if I was a lawyer, I would love to have that certificate. And, where Sri Nithyananda, did you find this lawyer? Was it part of a security package you purchased that came along with the security guards? You know, the two burly men that come up to the Bay Area, you know Milpitas and San Jose, wearing the suit and tie, and are always by your side? And, rumor has it that these security guards were with you in Los Angeles before you left to India? Sri Nithyananda, do you really feel that threatened? Didn't you, Sri Nithyananda, once said that if you feel threatened by someone it is because you might have done something to make that person feel like threatening you? Is that just another fancy-smancy way of saying that you feel guilty for initiating all of this? And, we might even say that did you bring this all upon yourself? Sri Nithyananda, did you do anything wrong to someone, ever? Say it ain't so.

So, Sri Nithyananda, what is going on here? And, please, don't just blame it all on Kali Yuga. That excuse gets kind of old. Sri Nithyananda, could you even imagine the enlightened master, Shirdi Baba, with a lawyer and bodyguards? Why didn't a group of assassins once come to 'get him', and Shirdi Baba calmly faced them. And, these thugs soon recognized the Divinity within Shirdi Baba, His Grace, and His compassion. After a short time, those that were going to harm Shirdi Baba just broke down and became His disciples? So, why are you, Sri Nithyananda, going just the opposite direction? No one is coming after you, except with a few Truths, but nothing more... and yet, you get the whole protection package of lawyers and bodyguards? What next, Sri Nithyananda? Bulletproof dhoti cloth? You already forbid guns to be brought into the temple. But, I'm sure this is not what most normal seekers bring into a hall of worship. Let's see... Puja tray. Check!, Flowers. Check!, Fruit to be offered. Check!, Automatic weapon with several clips of ammunition, Check!... Sri Nithyananda, there's really no need to be this paranoid. I know your temple is in Los Angeles, but it really isn't that way. People are generally nonviolent, especially if the spiritual leader has peaceful thoughts, never cheats anyone, is not greedy, pours unconditional love from the heart to all, etc. That is you, Sri Nithyananda isn't? At least that's the impression we all got from watching your YouTube videos.

Sri Nithyananda, more good news. You know that early this morning, this blog reached over one-half MILLION page views? And, as we type, we are over 520,000 page views. Why most of these page views just happened in the last two weeks. I know that you, Sri Nithyananda, tried to get this little blog shut down by clicking the 'report abuse' feature, and by complaining to Google, etc. Sri Nithyananda, this is just a little blog. Are you afraid of just a little blog?

Sri Nithyananda, is it true that you launched a bunch of strategic tactics to silence critics in India and had some success with that? [More silence.] Sri Nithyananda, did you have your devotees file court motions in remote areas of rural India so the owners of a newspaper that exposed you, Sri Nithyananda, as not being so Truthful, would have to go to very far inconvenient provinces to defend themselves, even though the people who filed the motion didn't even have to show up? And, as one of the contributors to this blog mentioned did you have all of your devotees write this newspaper with insufficient postage? Thereby, forcing the newspaper to pay for the remaining postage in order to receive any mail at all? Why Sri Nithyananda, isn't this called 'dirty tricks'? Did you learn this tactic from your idol, Nixon? So, does this make you, Sri Nithyananda, an 'enlightened' healing master of dirty tricks? Come on, Sri Nithyananda, isn't this like manipulating loopholes in the law for your own benefit? Are these actions of yours with dharma (righteousness)? Isn't telling your followers to send mail purposely with insufficient postage breaking the law? Sri Nithyananda, the correct postage needs to be on the letter. If you tell people to send letters, and tell them to do it using less than the correct postage, that sounds like you're massively telling people to break the law in order to help yourself. Sri Nithyananda, is that what you are all about? We think, Sri Nithyananda, that you might seem amusing to people who like to break the law, but to people who like the Truth, you seem to be oppressing them. Do you, Sri Nithyananda, really think the Truth can be repressed?

And, Sri Nithyananda, we realize that one-half-million-page views is not the same as one-half-million unique visitors. What this means is that a smaller amount of people are coming to this blog, and those people are constantly looking at the every page and checking to see if new comments are written. That means that a crowd of less than a half-million is frequently viewing all of the pages and comments in this blog.

We imagine that some of these people viewing all of the pages and refreshing those pages to see if new comments have been added are some of your inner-circle disciples. We, Sri Nithyananda, do not have any problem with that. In fact, Sri Nithyananda, we welcome this. Each time one of your close followers constantly 'refreshes' the page and reads every word that is written, the years of brainwashing and other engraved memories of you, Sri Nithyananda, come out. During this process where Truths are colliding with your years of your collective 'programming' as well as with all that time and money that the devotee has invested in you, Sri Nithyananda. This is might be a 'big bang' of consciousness. Wow, that also might be called 'cognitive dissonance' in psychological terms. You, Sri Nithyananda, might have coined it with a label like 'blissful mental owie'. Anyway, many devotees are going to be at odds with themselves once they see the Truths (repeatedly) and compare it to all your brainwashing. Who knows, they might even start doubting you and maybe even questioning you... and in extreme cases might even start quarreling with themselves. Shameful. Sri Nithyananda, will you then ban all of your followers from reading this blog? That will create a paradox. On one hand, your brainwashing might not become undone and still be in tact. On the other hand, your followers will know that you are very afraid of a little blog and that our postings and comments are terrifying to your very existence. If I were you, Sri Nithyananda, I would stay underneath that bed until this whole thing blows over.

Just in time!. There's a new threat of a lawsuit from one of your inner-circle in our inbox right:
On Tuesday, November 17, 2009 5:45 PM Anonymous said...
Swamiji organisation follow all rules and regulations to the core....they have strict benchmark in usa nad other countries to follow all legal rules and have left no loop holes.......No doubt I heard that a big law suit is on the way for this blog owner.....and many devotees are also planning to file law suits for writing a blog without any proof or substance.....I dont know what will be the fate of this blog owner....surely he his ruining his own life.....may god bless everyone....
You, Sri Nithyananda, just don't give up. Is that why you made it to the title of self-proclaimed Paramahamsa? OK. Fair enough. You and your devotees that are undergoing cognitive dissonance file your lawsuits against us, and we and our readers will file our lawsuits against you, Sri Nithyananda. We'll make sure the Truth gets out, and that everything, and I do mean everything, gets exposed... even those things that were only exposed to you, Sri Nithyananda, in those more intimate moments.

Sri Nithyananda, do you really understand that if we go the route of filing a lawsuit, that you and your inner-circle will be subpoenaed? And, that you and your inner-circle will have to testify under penalty of perjury? And, if you and your inner-circle are proven not to be telling the truth, that you can be arrested? And, that everything that you and your inner-circle will say, will become public record, which will be available online? Wow, Sri Nithyananda, now will be our chance to ask you all those questions such as which day really is your birthday?, When (if at all) you earned that engineering degree?, How many years did you actually wander?, etc. This will be a field day! And, then everyone will know. Don't forget, that we'll ask how much money you take in from all of those pricey programs and ten percent donations, and where all that money goes, and how everything is spent, etc. We'll ask all about your sanyasi (monk) initiation and how many people that you declared as being 'enlightened' still think that they are 'enlightened', and I bet there will be a whole lot of people who were once 'enlightened' with your certificate ready to testify against you, Sri Nithyananda. We will also ask you, Sri Nithyananda, about how many divorces happened because of your teachings, how many families have been separated, and many followers have been impoverished. We will be sure to ask questions about all those ladies who delivered food and then stayed in your private quarters alone for hours; we have quite a list of all those ladies, and we'll be asking you to account in detail of what exactly went on. Hmmm. This might get steamy. That is what you, Sri Nithyananda, will have to look forward to.

Just to make this fun, Sri Nithyananda, we are sure to invite a lot of newspapers, which we know will love to cover the story, especially the ones you cowed back in India. We'll be glad to let the reporters stay in our homes just so they are comfortable and able to really cover a good story, and get the Truth out. Oh, and why we are throwing legal spears at each other, we might even name some of your big donors in our lawsuit too, so they also can feel your bliss. But, don't worry, Sri Nithyananda, please don't go into samadhi right now. We'll only do this if you do this. After you. That is only polite. Sri Nithyananda, you and your followers, you are polite, aren't you?

Follow your dharma. Use your common sense. Listen to your inner-conscience, and follow the Truth. Come out of this trap, and escape from this fraudulent cult.