The Nithyananda Dog and Pony Show

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Sunday, February 28, 2010

'Paramahamsa' Nithyananda's Firefly 'Enlightenment'; Where It Lands, Nobody Knows

'Swami' Nithyananda Revises His Final 'Enlightenment' Story

Hi there, Sri Nithyananda. What's going on? You just postponed your 'Healer's Initiation Program' in Bidadi that was scheduled for February 27  & 28, until July 2010.  Was this cancellation because nobody wants to collect bad karma from your so-called 'healing' energy? Or was your Healer's Initiation cancelled due to illness?  Likewise, we understand you had a no-show for your NSP program.  Did you get spooked?  Is it true that you refunded all of the participants' money?  Good thing you did, Sri Nithyananda.  Otherwise, we could easily call you on fraud.  We also heard a rumor that you, 'Paramahamsa' Nithyananda had a big hangover.  Didn't you know that hanging out at graveyards late at night was going to lead to something like this?  Will you, 'Swami' Nithyananda, still be having your 'Inner Awakening' program and attending Kumbha Mela?  Perhaps those photo ops in Kumbha Mela are not going to turn out so well if everyone can see that you've become the embodiment of pain.  And speak of the devil, you, know, Sri Nithyananda, since Ayya or Swami Sadhananda left the States empty handed, will you beat him for failing?  Your cult might need a little more disciplijne.  And, Sri Nithyananda, looks like you on your Twitter Dhyanapeetam account is following our tweets?  Aren't you, 'Swami' Nithyananda, suppose to be a leader not a follower?  Your cult won't last very long if you keep this up. And, apparently the luster on your Jayanti (sacred anniversary) celebration bash where you celebrate your alleged birthday of January 1, 1978 and your ultimate experience of 'enlightenment' has faded.  Wow, that was pretty brave of you to roll those up into one day considering that your birthday landing on January 1, 1978 seems to be way off the scale of reality. Next year, will there be an extra celebration of your 'enlightenment' day as to get your devotees off the fact that your birthday doesn't look like it really was on that day? "Rraaara." snapped Sri Nithyananda. Hmmmmmm, our gruntanese translator says that a sign he's getting in a foul mode really quickly.

OK, Sri Nithyananda, we mean Paramahamsa Nithyananda, we'll get right to the point. Where was that final place of the 'ultimate' experience of your so-called 'enlightenment'? Where exactly was that? Now, don't tell us it was in Michael Jackson's Neverland Ranch. That was in California, and you didn't reach California until 2003. So, don't try to trick us with that answer. "RRRRRRaaaaaaagggggrooooooph!", snarled the 'Paramahamsa' Nithyananda. Oh, our gruntanese translator said that he didn't like the sound of that.
Well, you see there, Sri Nithyananda, you revised the number of years you wandered from nine years to just six years as we pointed out in our post titled "Backpedaling Keeper of Revised 'Truths', Nithyananda, Required to Embellish His Story (Again)".  And, so you 'Paramahamsa' Nithyananda remember how you also revised the number of miles you wandered up to 70,000 miles from originally 18,641 miles? Because of all these revisions, we wouldn't be at all surprised if you also revised your place of your 'final' ultimate experience of 'enlightenment'.  Yes, 'Swami' Nithyananda, you've done a very good job of evading of mentioning that place where you had that 'ultimate' experience. In your book, Formless in Form, you, Sri Nithyananda, went into details about the experience of your so-called 'enlightenment' but said nada to the actual place it 'happened' in. Same with your 2003 PDF titled "Yet to be Discovered", or many of your other publications. But, wait, on your recently delinked website about the 'founder':
you mentioned "the banks of the river Narmada". Let's take a look:
Nithyananda's single-minded pursuit of the Divine truth led to deeper and more profound experiences over the years. Finally, when He was 22 years old and staying on the banks of the river Narmada, the final explosion happened, into the experience of Superconsciousness, where space and time, body and mind, the seer and the seen - all dissolved into the state of Eternal Bliss, or Nithya Ananda.
But, wait there, 'Swami' Nithyananda.  We really had to look hard, but here on you NithyaYoga (TM) website, we found this information on a tattered webpage that you tried to delete:

When he was 22 on 1 January 2000, Paramahamsa realized himself in the forests of Omkareshwar, as Sankara did more than 1000 years earlier, on the banks of the river Narmada. He assumed the name of Paramahamsa Nithyananda the name given to him by Mahavatar Baba when they met near Kedarnath during the parivrajaka.

We know, Sri Nithyananda, all of these stories that don't add up are a bit of an embarrassment to you, and we more than understand why you tried to delink these pages and delete them from you websites.  That's why we are very lucky that this legal evidence, we mean stuff that legends are made of, has just happened to be accessible for all your admirers, detectives, FBI agents, and prosecutors.  You, 'Paramahamsa' Nithyananda can find them here:
So, back to your enlightenment story, Sri Nithyananda.  Wow, that was quite a shift.  You, Sri Nithyananda, were not only by the banks of the Narmada River in Omkareshwar, you were in the forest!  And, wow, that, by golly, is the same place that Sankara got his enlightenment 1,000 years before!  And, to top it off, you, 'Paramahamsa' Nithyananda took on that sacred name given by no other than Mahavatar Baba!  This is just simply an amazing story, Sri Nithyananda.  This is a holy occasion if we ever heard of one.

'Swami' Nithyananda, where exactly is this place? Is there a big that you can point to and say that is where I had the ultimate experience of 'enlightenment'? Sri Nithyananda, do you have anything that commemorates this auspicious occasion like you have one to commemorate your 360 degree vision?  Why, Sri Nithyananda, you should make a shrine at that exact location so that we can all feel the energy coming out of that place, and you can earn extra cash from donations and dedicated tours to your 'enlightenment' center.  Why isn't there a special monument at that exact spot, Sri Nithyananda?  You seem to have enough money to buy a whole fleet of 24K golden thrones, so simply securing a little patch of land by the Narmada River in Omkareshwar that is out in some boondocks of a forest shouldn't be too hard. 

But, wait, Sri Nithyananda, can we really believe this story about you getting your final 'enlightenment', you know, that 'ultimate' experience out in the forest somewhere by the Narmada River in Omkareshwar?  After all, Sri Nithyananda, didn't you tell your fast batch of your followers on your holy Himalayan Tour Guide in 2004 that all of the events that led up to your final stage of 'enlightenment' happened in Haridwar in the state of Uttarakhand?  Yes, Sri Nithyananda, we remember now.  You told everyone during the tour in the early morning where you were staying, where you threw your picture of a real Paramahamsa, that is Paramahamsa Ramakrishna, because you, Sri Nithyananda, thought that he and other truly enlightened masters were trying to deprive you of enlightenment.  Do you remember that story?  There were other stories about you being sick and that someone named Shankar from a nearby temple gave you some medicine that got you well, and when you went there to thank Shankar, there was nobody there by the name of Shankar except for the statue of Lord Shiva?  Yes, all of your last moments before your final 'enlightenment' happened in Haridwar accept for the story about how you were doing double-japa (mantra recitation) using two malas (rosaries).  You then, Sri Nithyananda, got frustrated and depressed... and then you tell everyone that you just 'relaxed' and became 'unclutched' and presto.  'Enlightenment'.  Yes, these stories were clearly done by the bank of the Narmada River in Omkareshwar.  There really seemed to be no gap from the Haridwar stories to the Omkareshwar stories.  Then someone on the tour (someone with a brain no doubt), that was still able to function with all of the sleep deprivation asked you, Sri Nithyananda, how you managed to get to the banks of the River Narmada in Omkareshwar and in the forest no doubt in such short order.  You see, Sri Nithyananda, we imagine that this person was curious since the distance from Haridwar to Omkareshwar is over 1,090 km or 677 miles.  Google Maps shows that by car it will take over 17 hours in optimal conditions.  But, since you, Sri Nithyananda, said that you walked most of your wandering by foot, well, we think that it might have taken a whole month.  How did you, Sri Nithyananda, get there so fast?  Did you use a jet-propelled pogo stick?
Sri Nithyananda, how did you get out of that tricky question?  Oh, yes, Sri Nithyananda, we remember now.  You pulled the divinity trick.  You never answered the question.  You just smiled and looked serenely away as if you were about to go into a trance and didn't want to reveal one of the Divine's business secrets.  Since you were with sleep deprived true believers, they all then reached the same conclusion that you, Sri Nithyananda, must have traveled in some time-continuum-time-warp.  Well, Sri Nithyananda, we agree.  That story does seem a bit warped to us.

OK, Sri Nithyananda, we agree that you have this story about getting the ultimate experience of 'enlightenment' in the forest by the River Banks of the Narmada River in Omkareshwar, the same place that Sankara got his enlightenment 1,000 years before.  But, Sri Nithyananda, you are now doing your best to hide all of these stories about your nine-years-of-wandering, then reduced to seven-years-of-wandering and then reduced again to just six-years-of-wandering, but really only four-and-a-half-years-of-wandering fit your timeline.  And, most if not all of that time was spent at the Ramakrishna Mission.  So, Sri Nithyananda, you're hiding this along with the culmination of all that wandering, your final ultimate experience of 'enlightenment'.  Wow, Sri Nithyananda, was this the only place that you received that final 'enlightenment'?

Well, 'Paramahamsa' Nithyananda, after we posted that blog about your wandering in the Ramakrishna Mission for Five Years, we received some interesting emails.  One of your earliest attendees recalled that you, 'Paramahamsa' Nithyananda used to claim that you received that final ultimate experience of 'enlightenment' at no other than the Ramakrishna Mission in Chennai.  Later in your book, Formless in Form, 2003, you Sri Nithyananda, just described that event, but didn't make any mention of it being your 'ultimate' experience.  Here, let's take a look on page 34:

Above all else, the stories of the lives of great spiritual masters stirred an unknown chord in the young seeker.  One day, chancing upon The Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna, he (Nithyananda) fell into such a fever of delight that he devoured the 600-page book in one 10-hour stretch.  (Anyone who has held the mighty Gospel in his [or her] hands can appreciate the passion that called forth such a feat!)

Three days after this unusual incident, the young Swami was honoured by the vision of Sri Ramakrishna and Mother Sarada Devi, who placed their hands upon his head and showered him with hertfelt blessings.  On that day, with deep love and reverence, the seeker received Sri Ramakrishna into the innermost sanctum of his heart.

And, that Sri Nithyananda, used to be your ultimate experience of your final 'enlightenment'.  Wow, Sri Nithyananda, we can see right off why you would want to change that story.  First of all, anyone who is familiar with the greatness of Sri Ramakrishna and Mother Sarada Devi already familiar with the most excellent form of spiritual beings.  It doesn't get better than Paramahamsa Ramakrisha and Mother Sarada Devi.  In the best-case scenario, these seekers would think that you have been blessed by the best.  Not that you're any better than, not by a long shot, and certainly not equal too.  Yes, Sri Nithyananda, after hearing that story, some people would just think that you're a lucky sanyasi (renunciant monk) that got blessed.  On the other hand, those people who are not familiar with the greatness of Paramahamsa Sarada Devi would not really get it.  And, these seekers, who don't have that spiritual background, are the ripe suckers, we mean seekers, for your following.  So, if you, Sri Nithyananda, can't even connect to your potential market segment, wouldn't it make better sense to change your 'enlightenment' story?  And, then of course, Sri Nithyananda, there's the lady factor.  Do you think any of those attractive yoga chicks and film star ladies are going to fall for a spiritual master who got his 'enlightenment' by staying in the dorm with a bunch of other guys and then picked up a big book and read it for ten-hours straight, and the 'poof' he became the grand poohbah of wizards?  Why even the lady groupies that follow Harry Potter wouldn't be impressed by that one.

Yes, 'Swami' Nithyananda, we agree.  You needed to do a makeover in a hurry.  Good one, Sri Nithyananda, you must have hired the right PR specialists.  Let's see, your revised story had you wandering all of India first at just 18,641 miles then to 70,0000 miles.  Nine years seemed like a good start at least until you became known as 'god', then the 'blue ocean' strategy kicks in and such things like facts and details become irrelevant.  Good!  Some of your new tales include sitting in a huge bell soaking up the vibrations until someone could hammer a piece of wood right into your ajna (third eye) chakra.  Great!  Meeting up with some sadhus (spiritual wanders) that can smoke pot and turn the ashes into gold.  Hypnotizing.  But, remember.  You didn't smoke any of it yourself or inhale.  Good!  Family types like that.  But, still got 'stoned'.  Yes!  Good one to 'reveal' one of those experiences so you might be able to share it with other seekers that think that spirituality is like a drug induced high.  Brilliant!  Then you broke your back on a bumpy ride in back of an army truck and healed it with your own hands.  Fabulous!  This gives you the legitimacy to initiate all those people into healers.  You did that fire panchatapas (extreme meditation around a fire).  Very legit!  Never handled money.  Way renunciate!  Except that there was that small incident where you exchanged that gold trinket your received to purchase (with money) the supplies for the fire meditation and to pay (with cash wages) those village boys to keep the fire going, but other than that, no one would question you, 'Swami' Nithyananda.  Then, you had that death experience where you went into deep meditation for several days at the cremation grounds at the  Manikarnika Ghat in Benares where you became 'one with the dead'.  Spooky, but way cool!  And, then you, Sri Nithyananda, bumped into Mahavtaar Babaji in Tapovan, who gave your destined name "Nithya Ananda".  How rightful!  And, you, big stud guy, did the dreaded traatak meditation where you stared unblinkingly at the sun all day.  How stoic! Then add in that story about bumping up with bears in the wilderness.  How ruggeed!  Hey, Sri Nithyananda, on a side note, we only counted two bear stories.  There was that bear in Omkareshwar in Madhya Pradesh (p. 43 of Formless in Form) that you thought was a human, and came eye-to-eye with.  Then there was another baby bear that poked his or her head into your cave that you were camped out in.  For our records, we thought there should have been at least one more bear to make the final count to three bears.  And, some related story about a cottage, and some hot just-turned-18 room service girl, you know, Goldilocks, who was all knocked out on some bed.  OK, Sri Nithyananda, we'll be hush-hush about that story.  Not so good for the kiddies and the prudish donors.
Where were we, Sri Nithyananda? Oh, yes, you hung out for a whole week inside the Taj Mahal.  Every tourist's dream!  You did some telekinesis with boulders on a hillside.  The most!  But, Sri Nithyananda, don't let anyone trick you into doing a demonstration of this.  Just smile and let your 'Blue Ocean Strategy' swallow up any little challenge that might get in the way.  Lord Shiva, himself, gave you some medicine.  Total awakening!  You, Sri Nithyananda, visited the land of 300-year-old people.  Saints preserve us!  Witnessed a honeycomb of huge bees (the size of someone's palm) stretching from mountaintop to mountaintop.  Sweet!  Sri Nithyananda, have those bees the size of someone's palms ever been classified by scientists?  Just wondering.  And, tiptoeing  across a deep rushing river with your eyes closed.  How trusting!  And, then, 'Swami' Nithyananda, you hid in yet another Ramakrishna ashram when attached by a man-eating tiger.  The cat's meow!

Sri Nithyananda, with these new 'enlightenment' stories, you'll even be greater than Indiana Jones!
Wow, Sri Nithyananda, there won't be a hot yoga chick in town who could resist you now!  In fact, you could even rename yourself, Swami Nithya Indiananda Jones, the Enlightened Cowboy.  And, your ashram could be known as Nithya All-Things Indiananda Jonestown.  OK, we might want to work on that one especially if you ever intend on serving refreshments.  Pitty. Donors don't like putting money down for known cults.  But, anyway you look at it, with this new 'enlightenment' place and all of those rugged he-man stories, you're sure to be a box office hit.

So, Sri Nithyananda, with all of these great new stories of yours, we're a bit puzzled in why you have been taking them down from your website.  We might know, Sri Nithyananda, did someone criticize you for all of these great stories?  Maybe they were just jealous.  Instead of making references about you being like Indiana Jones, maybe they made comparisons that you were more like Gumby.

You know, Sri Nithyananda, Gumby was able to be at two places at the same time.  Just like you!  And, he could 'walk into any book'.   You, Sri Nithyananda, seem to have that quality too.  But, once you, Sri Nithyananda, walk into a book, you seem to be able to walk off with the credit of writing it too.  OK, Sri Nithyananda, we're getting ahead of ourselves, but we'll save that for another post.

So, 'Paramahamsa' Nithyananda, do these rugged 'enlightenment' stories compete with any other of your stories?  Besides that fact that you were in the Ramakrishna Mission the whole time, but other than that, are there any other stories competing for this 'enlightenment' title?  Say, 'Paramahamsa' Nithyananda, didn't you say during a two-day 'Healers Workshop' in Los Angeles around August 2007 that many of your other experiences lead to your 'final' enlightenment but Existence just wanted you to go through all the other 'experiences' to solidify your credentials.  Sri Nithyananda, we're talking to you.  Sri Nithyananda?  Oh, dear, samadhi again.  OK, Sri Nithyananda, if you can hear us, you talked about how you got the 'ultimate' experience from you death meditation at the cremation place at the Manikarnika Ghat in Benares.  Since you had such a captive audience, you, Sri Nithyananda went and told them that you really got your final and 'ultimate' experience when you had the 360-vision when you were just twelve.  But, Sri Nithyananda, you didn't stop there.  No siree.  Since all of these big donors were your loyal flock and they seemed so spellbound, you, 'Swami' Nithyananda, at the tender age of nine had to throw in your experience of meeting Arunagiri Yogiswara, an incarnation of Lord Shiva at the temple in Thiruvannamalai. (Nithyananda Vol. 1, 2005, pp. 120-124).  Arunagiri Yogiswara took you on a journey up Arunachala where there were some other close disciples.  He then gave you the kavi cloth (renunciant cloth) and initiated you, 'Swami' Nithyananda as a disciple.  And, with that, Sri Nithyananda, you said that you began the journey of spiritual world meeting the physical world, and that was actually your final enlightenment.  Do you remember saying that, Sri Nithyananda?  We sure do.  All the participants just had their jaw wide open.  We're sure that their checkbooks were wide open after that one too.

It seems to us, Sri Nithyananda, that your 'enlightenment' is much like the 'enlightenment' that someone can experience from a firefly (also known as lightening bugs).  It seems whereever you had your backside 'illuminated' that is the place of your final and ultimate experience of 'enlightenment'. 
Perhaps Sri Nithyananda, we can make a game out of all these 'enlightenment' stories.  Sri Nithyananda, do you remember in our post titled "Backpedaling Keeper of Revised 'Truths', Nithyananda, Required to Embellish His Story (Again)"?  In that post, we suggested that you create an online gambling casino to help your followers bet which of your 'truths' will be revised next.  That way, everyone can be engaged to all of your stories, and you can rake in even more money to finance your next round of 24K golden thrones and that big stadium.  Well, we thought we might help you, Sri Nithyananda.  Perhaps you can have a roulette wheel.  Since it is your default story, Sri Nithyananda, two slots can be designated that you were 'enlightened' on the banks of the Narmada River in a forest in (or at least near) Omkareshwar. One slot can be assigned that you were 'enlightened' at the Ramakrishna Mission after reading the Gospel.  Another slot can be designated that you, Sri Nithyananda, had that ultimate experience of enlightenment at the Manikarnika Ghat in Benares, you know, the cremation grounds.  Then yet another slot can be assigned to your 'enlightenment' during your drug-like-state of having 360-vision.  And, finally, 'Paramahamsa' Nithyananda, one more slot can be assigned to your 'enlightenment' for the time you met up with Lord Shiva in the form of Arunagiri Yogiswara.  Let's see.  If a traditional roulette wheel has 37 slots, that leaves us with 31 blank slots.  OK, Sri Nithyananda, in those slots we'll assign them as being that you are not 'enlightenment'.  Because, let's face it, Sri Nithyananda, the odds are that you just made up all of these stories.  Isn't that called fraud?

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Wednesday, February 24, 2010

The Not-So Tactical Retreat of Sri Nithya Sadhananda Swami (Ayya)

'Paramahamsa' Nithyananda's Right-hand Man, Swami Sadhananda, Comes Up Empty Handed

Note to readers: This post is a continuation of our blog post three weeks ago titled:
'Paramahamsa' Nithyananda Sends Sri Nithya Sadhananda Swami (Ayya) to the Rescue
Hey, there 'Swami' Nithyananda. How's things going? Oh, dear. More silence. We take it that in your case silence isn't golden. We think that might be the only thing of yours that isn't golden. Perhaps, of course, with also the exception of your reputation. But, that's another story.

'Paramahamsa' Nithyananda, we noticed the Swami Sadhananda a.k.a. Ayya is rounding up his tour of North America. How did it go? Oh, more silence. Gee, Sri Nithyananda, since both you and Swami Sadhananda (Ayya) are businessmen (who you both conveniently say have renounced everything), did you set some objectives and even quota of how many people Swami Sadhananda was going to sign up for your pricey 6K 'Inner Awakening' program? Sri Nithyananda, please understand that the economy in North America really sucks right now, and people can't just leave their job for almost a month and except to have them back when they return. And, those that still have income, they probably want to hang on to that $6,000 just in case... Actually, Sri Nithyananda, if a family of two goes plus airfare and everything, they are looking at dropping at least $15,000. That's a lot to ask for when your job might not be there tomorrow. Yes, we knew, you were going to say that they need 'unclutch'. But, perhaps you should 'unclutch' a little from your greedy business objectives... and your cut-throat business model. You know, Sri Nithyananda, they are the ones who are taking the risk, not you. After all, how many 24K golden thrones do you really need?

And, Sri Nithyananda, we really need to talk about having all those other 'enlightened' followers who did your 'Inner Awakening' program market the next potential batch. Sri Nithyananda, they might seem enthusiastic like Amway / Quixtar distributors, but any conversation beyond the "Wow, it was great!" someone can easily tell that these people are not 'enlightened', but just mesmerized. There is a difference, you know. They just don't seem that credible, almost as if they were just pitching for a fraud. But, then again, Sri Nithyananda, having these 'graduates' talk about 'Inner Awakening' suits our objectives very nicely. So, forget what we said earlier, have these people talk to potential new suckers, we mean seekers, for hours on end.  Let them tell everyone how great your pricey 'Inner Awakening' program actually is and how their lives have all changed because of it. They will do great service for everyone.

But, what really puzzled us, Sri Nithyananda, is that your web team, under your orders, we presume, dropped all support of Swami Nithya Sadhananda's (Ayya) tour on your main website, You, Sri Nithyananda, used to have this nice Osho logo, we mean 'paramahamsa' bird, that linked to Swami Nithya Sadhananda's (Ayya) schedule. With still three more stops, you removed this link. Why 'Swami' Nithyananda? Is this some sort of tactical retreat? A recruiting defeat? A marketing error?  A defense against fraud? We are just baffled.
Oh, we think we get it now, Sri Nithyananda. Perhaps you are offering up a nice excuse for Swami Nithya Sadhananda (Ayya) for not making the numbers. This way when he gets back to India, Ayya (Swami Sadhananda) can then conveniently blame your web team for the poor results. Yes, you and Ayya (Swami Nithya Sadhananda) are still 'enlightened', but your web team is not, and therefore, they can take the blame and leave your reputations intact. Brilliant, there, Sri Nithyananda. Will you beat them all with a big stick? Or will you just reduce them to tears with your mind games?  How about a combo pact?  As, in reduce them to tears and then beat them.  That way you, Sri Nithyananda, can claim that they were cry babies to begin with and that your violence didn't bring them any real harm.  Like right.

And, why Sri Nithyananda, did you remove the last scheduled day on Swami Nithya Sadhananda (Ayya) for Saturday, February 27, 2010 in San Jose / the Bay Area in California? Is it too risky for your, an almighty 'enlightened' healing master to have Ayya's San Jose/Bay Area appearance visible to everyone on the internet? Was it cancelled outright or just pushed in the shadowy underground (kind of like all those dead people you disturb)? Don't worry, Sri Nithyananda, the welcoming party that some of our readers were going to organize for Swami Nithya Sadhananda (Ayya) was going to be very peaceful. They were just planning to have some picket signs, a little demonstration, some video footage for YouTube, the press from the local papers, and perhaps someone to attend the event and ask Ayya all those questions about your claims to be wandering for nine years then reduced to just six years but really you were in the Ramakrishna Mission the whole time, etc.
You know, Sri Nithyananda, without this practice with Swami Sadhananda (Ayya), it might be really hard for our readers to do a professional job of protesting when you come, or shall we say if you come back to North America. Oh, well, we guess that they will just have to be spontaneous and remind themselves to keep it peaceful at all times. We hope that they can remember all of that.

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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 fake and fraudulent cult scam.

Day 80: Eighty days have passed since Sri Nithyananda's bloggers of the Parallel Universe of La-La Land have not answered our simple chronological questions. We'll keep on reminding them.

Day 102: One hundred and two days have passed since Sri Nithyananda and his organizations have threatened a baseless lawsuit against us. We'll keep on counting.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

'Swami' Nithyananda's Boring Siddhi (Magic) Show - A Cult Trap!

'Swami' Nithyananda Marketing Genius!  Selling the Sizzle of His Siddhis (Magic)

Hi there, Sri Nithyananda.  How are you today?  "Feerrappadappa."  Oh, we see our Gruntanese translator said that you 'have to go'.  Sorry, there, Sri Nithyananda, but hold off on that 'disappearing act' of your for just a bit.  We want to get to the bottom of this fraud thing on why people actually think that you're a god (note the small 'g').  So, why, 'Swami' Nithyananda, do people actually confuse you with being Divine?  Is there any proof?  "Grabbadribble Science-raprra Shnap!"  Oh, our Gruntanese translator says that you say that there's 'scientific proof' that you are Divine.  Nice.  Sri Nithyananda, do you know that there was once 'scientific' proof to why some races were deemed 'inferior'?  Why some poor people were poor?  Why global warming is not happening?...  and on and on.  Do you really think that we should blindly believe all of this 'scientific' proof, especially when it comes from your printing press?  OK, Sri Nithyananda, we see that you're not going to budge on this one.  Fair enough.  We thought that would be your answer.

What's this here, Sri Nithyananda?  Why looks like the test publication from the Oklahoma medical doctors you did back in 2005.  It was called "Mind of the Mystic". We think that it should have been retitled to be called "Mind of a Mistake", but we won't let our personal opinions influence such valuable 'scientific' research. Sri Nithyananda, do you know that our readers can still view this piece of 'scientific' research on your website at this URL:
Or, if they want to download a PDF version, we just stumbled across one on the Guruphiliac Fourm.

Wow, 'Paramahamsa' Nithyananda. Those researchers from Oklahoma seemed mighty impressed with the findings. Just a quick recap, it looks like they ran two tests. The first one measured your brain's activities through a Positron Emission Tomography (PET) device. It was like a fancy X-Ray machine that produces images of the function of the brain through the metabolic activity of cells. The researches said that your frontal brain was heightened immediately upon going into meditation. And, when you went into your deepest meditation, they claimed that 90 percent of the dominant hemisphere of your brain was shut down and in deep rest as if it was on vacation. Wow. They also said that your lower portion of the mesial frontal areas lighted up significantly and that this was the 'third eye' region which one of the researchers claimed as the D-spot or the 'pleasure zone'.

The second test the researchers did measured the type and frequency of brainwaves. This was the Quantitative Electroencephalography (QEEG), and the researchers said that you were able to slip in and out different brainwaves as if you, Sri Nithyananda, were a pianist doing the scales. And, that you had complete control over all of this.

Look, Sri Nithyananda, the researchers just about gush over you in their report:
"Swami is a bridge between the invisible, ancient world of mysticism and the modern, visible world of science and discovery."

" we were watching Swami float from color to color within a rainbow."

And, the scientists end on a note of hope about your mystical state of meditation could possibly "bring balance and peace into people’s lives".
Wow, Sri Nithyananda, that was mighty kind of those researchers to do all those studies and do such a favorable report on you.  If this wasn't a scientific study printed in a respectable journal, it would seem that these scientists were your disciples.  Did you, 'Swami' Nithyananda, ever thought about including this study in your books so that other people can see? Oh, here it is, on page four of the Appendix of your book, Nithyananda Vol. 1, December 2006.

This having your medical report that you are no ordinary human being really is amazingly helpful to spread your divinity. Without you having to say anything, now even analytical types can see 'scientific' proof that you, Sri Nithyananda, are an 'enlightened' master. And, for those other devotees who just melted after you mystically mesmerized them, this is the icing on the cake. The proof they needed to quit their job, divorce their spouse, and do nothing but divine (note lower 'd') service to you, Sri Nithyananda, and only you.

But, wait, Sri Nithyananda. Before we get too carried away here, we had a few questions to ask about that study. 'Swami' Nithyananda, were you in a nice comfortable chair when you did these studies and went into meditation? Yes, Sri Nithyananda, we thought so. Perhaps, Sri Nithyananda, for your next study, the researches can measure your brainwaves when your doing some 'divine' service that exerts a little more physical activity than being all comfy on a nice chair. We think, Sri Nithyananda, that it would be really interesting to measure your brainwaves when you are whacking one of your beloved ashramites, you know, Sri Nithyananda, those people who gave up their whole lives just to help make you famous, with a cane or throwing furniture on them. To have that ability to make someone limp for a whole week must really produce some really mystical brainwaves.

And, Sri Nithyananda, we admit that those results really looked mesmerizing. In order to declare that you're really an 'enlightened' master as you would like to have anyone who reads that scientific study to draw that conclusion, did you, Sri Nithyananda, or the researchers ever have the idea of having a 'control group'. You know, Sri Nithyananda, not your ashramites, that's a 'controlled group'. A 'control group' is a set of people in the experiment to make sure that other variables in the experiment that lead to those incredible results are indeed significant or not. Also, Sri Nithyananda, it would be interesting to see you could get some plain old meditation enthusiasts and see if you're amazing results could be duplicated by some folks that are definitely not 'enlightened' or at least they have no presumptions of claiming so. Then, we would all know if those hypnotizing scientific results really are a super-human achievement beyond the reaches of non-enlightened mortals that are only attributed to you, 'Paramahamsa' Nithyananda.

Sorry to say, 'Swami' Nithyananda, but actually, we're not all that impressed with the scientific findings from your meditation research. Sri Nithyananda, lets just assume that you, a self-claimed Paramahamsa, were able to make your brain behave differently from your meditations. That's what you, Sri Nithyananda, want us to believe. Fine. You see, 'Swami' Nithyananda, as you know better than us, when someone meditates and does it often enough, some 'unseen' channels just open up. Since most people never give any attention to doing something like meditation, then these channels never open up or if they do, they are ignored or suppressed. But, if someone did pay close attention to meditation, then these channels will just naturally open up. If a meditator concentrated on certain meditations that are known to open up certain channels, then those certain channels are very likely to open up and be cultivated. It's no big deal. Sri Nithyananda, we have contributors to this blog that have had their breath stop for a period of four minutes or so, all thoughts just completely evaporate to the extent that a period of 30 minutes didn't even seem to register, body heat given off that people next to them had to move because of the heat, heard whispers across a hallway, etc. These things just happen.  No big deal.

In fact, Sri Nithyananda, we're pretty certain that most illusionist like David Copperfield, Harry Houdini, etc. are able to tap into these channels and produce an entertaining show or at least get fifteen-minutes-of-fame on programs like Ripley's Believe It or Not. You see, Sri Nithyananda, these illusionists must have been pretty good at tapping into different channels and then performing in front of people. Harry Houdini would be able to hold his breath for over three minutes as he picked locks from a regurgitated key and free himself from all the chains while being suspended upside down underwater.
Harry Houdini gets lowered into the Chinese Water Torture Cell, which is much easier to escape from than 'Paramahamsa' Nithyananda's Ashram.

Just recently, an illusionist from Israeli named Hezi Dayan broke David Blaine's world record time in ice. He stayed in ice wearing only a t-shirt and jeans for 66 hours. We don't know Henzi Dayan's secret, but David Blaine would say that he would do a 'fire meditation' and warm up his body. So, we imagine, Sri Nithyananda, that all these magicians knew how to tap into these siddhis (esoteric magic) and utilize them. Yes, 'Swami' Nithyananda, they knew how to put on quite a show.

Say, Sri Nithyananda, with your management style, you know, how you kick and scream and hold your breath until you get your way as well as all that bedside swimming you seem to do, we think that you would be a natural for doing at least one of these magic tricks. How about this, Sri Nithyananda, we have you enter a big tank full of big sharks. You break out of some chains, then ride a bicycle around the aquarium floor and then come up to greet the spellbound audience.
We bet that Surfin' Swami Nithyananda can do this trick with bigger sharks and no air tank!...or at least we would like to see him try.

We know, Swami Nithyananda, that would be a dazzling hit with the ladies. You could bill your act as "The Death Defying, Shark Mesmerizing, Surfin' Swami". Don't worry, Sri Nithyananda, we doubt anything will happen to you like Siegfried & Roy.  Remember, they weren't 'enlightened' like you are, and besides, we know the sharks would never dream of touching you out of professional courtesy. It's an almost guaranteed solution.

But, Frankly speaking, Sri Nithyananda, you're siddhis (esoteric magic) doesn't really lend itself to a good show. Those other illusionists are able to command premium dollars to have people sit and watch them do things like disappear, reappear, escape from some immediate danger, saw beautiful ladies in two (well, you sort of do that), etc. All you can do is make some test scientific equipment produce some interesting scientific reports. Just imagine that if you had a show in Las Vegas, what would you do? We picture something like this, 'Swami' Nithyananda, that you would have Swami Bhaktananda open the act by telling some jokes and perhaps do some juggling. And, then you could have Swami Medhananda come on stage and he would do a soft shoe act. No, no, no, that just isn't going to work. Not with his feet. OK, we'll skip the soft shoe act, and have him sing a song or something. Then you can have some of your room service ladies come out in cute little matching uniforms and do some choreographed maneuvers. And, then the star, that's you, Sri Nithyananda, gets wheeled out on stage in a 24K solid gold hospital bed with a bunch of test equipment hooked up to you. Then scientist looking guy in a white lab coat, Paramananda will do, turns on the special equipment and holds up the result. The announcer then says, "Ladies and Gentlemen, you have just witnessed Swami the Great Meditator change his brainwaves from Alpha to Theta. How about a big round of applause for Swamiji, the Mysterious Mystic!" You, know, Sri Nithyananda, we don't know too many people who would really be willing to pay to see that.  There's just no pizzazz.

But, wait, Sri Nithyananda. We just realized that you already thought of the answer to save the show from being a complete dud. Do you remember, Sri Nithyananda, when you went to Microsoft back in 2005 and poached many of Microsoft's talented employees who now work just for you? Well, Sri Nithyananda, we were wondering who was really teaching who that day. Let's face it, Sri Nithyananda, you, like Microsoft, have an inferior product. You know, your siddhis (esoteric power) are in par with products like Vista, Bing, MS DOS, and Bob. Do you remember Microsoft Bob? We guess that you couldn't call it MS Bob; what would the ladies think. Oh, let's not get sidetracked.  Anyway, even if you have an absolutely worthless product, with enough marketing, cash, and muscling, even you, Sri Nithyananda, like Microsoft, can dominate the world!

We see, Sri Nithyananda, that no one goes around and worships David Copperfield and entrusts his or her life to him. Now there are some ladies that try to sue him, but that's about as close as it gets. But, you Sri Nithyananda, by having your enthusiastic slaves, we mean volunteers, pass out that medical report to anyone and everyone, you Sri Nithyananda, can transform your second rate siddhis (esoteric magic) and turn into an 'Enlightened' Healing Master that no one should dare question or suffer the wrath of Microsoft-like lawyers.   Brilliant, there, Sri Nithyananda. You now qualify as a legitimate 'god'.  So, anyone who can be impressed with that lab report, would now be doing your unique form of 'guru pooja' and worship to your feet every morning.  Now that's real inner awakening.  'Swami' Nithyananda, you're a marketing genius.  We even bet Mr. "You're Fired", Donald Trump, multi-millionaire, you know, that guy with the plastic hair, would be impressed with your ability of 'selling the sizzle'.
Donald Trump shows 'Paramahamsa' Nithyananda how to sell the sizzle even with dead charred animals, kind of like what we expect to find at the cremation grounds that Sri Nithyananda hanged out in during his youth.

Wow, 'Swami' Nithyananda.  Just think.  Instead of having your fans just pay $300.00 dollars to be in the front row, with this report legitimizing that you are divine (note the small 'd'), you, Sri Nithyananda, can now charge $3,000.00 dollars for front row seats.  [Thanks to our friends in Nithyananda Fairy Tales site who posted this great related story on Sri Nithyananda's tiered pricing at his programs.]

And, instead of being just a one-off event to see you, Sri Nithyananda, your fans can now start enlisting in your multi-level marketing programs that costs thousands of dollars.  Soon they will either be 'donating' for their divinity one-tenth of their salary or earning 'salvation' by doing only volunteer work for you.  From fan to indentured slave, all just from one report.  Say, Sri Nithyananda, that's a pretty good deal.  Soon, you and your franchise will be ruling the world, just like McDonalds.  Sri Nithyananda, does that make you the new Ronald McDonald of the spiritual world?

Ah, oh, 'Swami' Nithyananda, we hate to be killjoys, but we just thought of something. What if there are people in the spiritual world that are not impressed with super natural siddhis (esoteric power)? Yes, 'Paramahamsa' Nithyananda, these people are crazy to miss such an 'enlightened' healing master such as yourself. But, what if they have different criteria for measuring divinity such as:
  • Compassion
  • Inspiration
  • Humbleness
  • Humility
  • Overflowing Generosity
  • Unconditional Love in One's Heart to Embrace All, etc.
As strange as it might seem, there 'Swami' Nithyananda, these seekers don't use the yardstick of magic tricks and manipulation of a medical exam to judge if someone is Divine or not.  Using their criteria, in some cases, you, 'Paramahamsa' Nithyananda, might not score as high as, say, a Mother Theresa. You know, Sri Nithyananda, Mother Theresa never wanted to have her image on anything, not even the malas (rosaries) that she could have marketed and made a fortune if she wanted to. But, instead, Mother Theresa just wanted to serve the poor. That's it. Swami Vivekananda and Paramahamsa Ramakrishna were not interested in writing books, making YouTube videos, having photo ops, etc. They were way too busy transforming lives. Their followers, long after they left their bodies, later compiled all of the speeches, etc. and made them available to spiritual seekers. But, not as they were living. Paramahamsa Ramakrishna strictly forbade any show of siddhis (esoteric power) no matter how small or innocent or even how much a devotee desired in his or her heart to experience one.

So, Sri Nithyananda, we need to work on your image. It couldn't be that bad. Let's see. You beat some of your close followers with a cane and throw furniture on them until they can barely crawl away. Well, we'll need to work on that, but those acts of violence were out of compassion, right?  And, you tell devotees in some cities like Toronto that you, Sri Nithyananda, will open up some big temple if they donate... but that money disappears, but pictures of you sitting on some shiny new 24K gold thrones are on your website. Sri Nithyananda, that doesn't look so good either. Let's see, then there's that big 10,000 seat stadium your soliciting funds to build in your ashram, so even more people can hear you. Oh, dear. This image thing is getting harder by the moment.  Oh, yes, there's your Vedic temples. That should be a strength we can build on. But, then again, there's those mantras where you inserted your name in them, those idols that are specifically made in your image so people can worship just to you, while the other legitimate Hindu deities you renamed with your name attached to them, your thrones have images of Divine Deities right on the seat so you sit firmly on top of them, etc. Gee, 'Swami' Nithyananda, we thought that your Vedic Temples might be a strong point, but then again, maybe not. We know, how about your devoted volunteers? You, know, the ones that haven't reached absolute poverty and divorced upon you recommendation. Yes, their enthusiastic brainwashing just might work, but you'll need to hide those 'undesirables' in the back.  You, know, Sri Nithyananda, the ashramites that look old, tired, and fat.  Those are definitely not photo op material. You know, Sri Nithyananda, to work on you image, we think that you might need to hire the same public relations experts that Union Carbide hired after the Bhopal Disaster in 1984. We think that might be your only salvation.
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 fake and fraudulent cult scam.

Day 72: Seventy-two days have passed since Sri Nithyananda's bloggers of the Parallel Universe of La-La Land have not answered our simple chronological questions. We'll keep on reminding them.

Day 93: Ninety-three days have passed since Sri Nithyananda and his organizations have threatened a baseless lawsuit against us. We'll keep on counting.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

'Paramahamsa' Nithyananda's Cult Marketing Business Secrets in Healing Initiation Scam

The Good, Bad, and the Ugly: 'Swami' Nithyananda's Healer-Sticks Get Devotees Stuck in His Cult's Bad Karma Distributorship
Hi there, Sri Nithyananda. We had quite a few readers interested to know about what actually happens with your healer's initiation and what happens when one of your followers actually does some healing. Do you mind, Sri Nithyananda, if we talk about this? "Wrrrak!" Boy, that was curt. We don't even need a Gruntanese translator to inform us that you're displeased. OK, Sri Nithyananda. If you don't want to hear us, you may cover your ears.

The Good
But, actually, Sri Nithyananda, it isn't all bad news for you and your cult. You, Sri Nithyananda, actually do some good by 'encouraging' your followers to heal. In fact, one of our contributors used to be one of your healing enthusiast. You name, this person was healing it. Mom's arthritis, a friend's back, a sick tree, snails. If it moved, it got your 'branded' energy. We're surprised, Sri Nithyananda, that this person didn't get arrested for groping while doing your 'service'. During this healer-energy process, this healer's hands would warm up like cooking burners waiting for the skillet. So, there's something going on. What is it?
Oh, we researched it, Sri Nithyananda, and yes, you taught these initiated people how to tap in and then channel the Parashakti Energy by meditating. That's a good thing, Sri Nithyananda, we mean the meditation part. We'll give you full credit for that. Yes, spiritual masters are suppose to help your followers tap into the unseen world of the Divine Energy and get connected. You, 'Swami' Nithyananda, specifically taught the meditation called 'Shakti Dharana', and we found the original Sanskrit name of that meditation and it is called, 'Davatma Shakti Dhaana'. Basically, it is the same meditation, so, we won't split hairs and acknowledge your contributions. You also taught your initiated healers to be in the 'Ananda Gandha'. We haven't found the Sanskrit name for that meditation, but for those new to this meditation, basically the meditator channels Parashakti Energy through the regions of the solar plexus and that energy then radiates throughout the body. The benefits are that the meditator's body becomes energized with the Parashakti Energy, and the meditator can be lead into samadhi from these meditations. As an extra 'benefit' the Parashakti Energy can also be transmitted onto something else through the meditators hands and that's how 'healing' process is done. OK, Sri Nithyananda, another 'good one' on you. We certify that teaching seekers how to be in the meditative state of what you call the state of the 'Ananda Gandha' is a very good thing indeed. So, the mediation portion is very sound, indeed. But, with the healing 'byproduct' from this mediation, we have some reservations on. Mind you, readers, there's additional ways to 'plug into' the Parashakti Energy, but these two ways taught by 'Paramahamsa' Nithyananda work just fine.

The Bad
But, wait, 'Swami' Nithyananda, there's more to the story here. Yes, those were the good things about your healing initiation, but now we need to tell the other side of the story, 'the bad'. Sorry. Sri Nithyananda, you mention several times that this is the Parashakti Energy, but then you make it sound like this is also your private energy as if you were the controlling shareholder for Parashakti Energy Utilities, Inc. For instance, Sri Nithyananda, you often refer to this as 'your energy'. And, the instructions for the 'Ananda Gandha' meditation is to focus on your 'smiling' face and let the energy start to flow. Then to drop your form. OK, we give you credit to say 'drop your form', but why use your 'smiling face' to begin with? If you truly don't want your followers to be attached to you, then why even say that? As you know, there's lots of followers who are attached to you, your form, your mala (rosary), your paduka (feet), your picture and so on. You seem to encourage this behavior as we have pointed out in earlier blog posts. Sri Nithyananda, you claim to control this energy as if the seekers never saw electricity before, so they come to your house and see your electric outlet and think that this energy comes only from you. That they now have to get your permission and a very long extension chord before they can 'hook up' and 'connect' to 'your' energy. These seekers seem ignorant of the powerful electric grid and the cables that go directly to your house from a much more powerful and Divine source.

'Paramahamsa' Nithyananda, how were you able to do this? You, know, claim a monopoly on something that you didn't even own. Oh, yes, we remember now, you, Sri Nithyananda, at your programs, you loved to tell about that story during your nine-years, we mean now six-years (actually just four-and-a-half-years) of wandering that concurred simultaneously with your stay at the Ramakrishna Mission. In that story you talked about your 'First Miracle of Healing' as written in your book, The Formless in Form, p. 44 2004. You, Sri Nithyananda, talked about hitching a ride in a roughshod army truck. The truck hit a bump and the sudden jerk caused you, Sri Nithyananda, to experience a sudden spasm (quite unlike the sudden spasm that your room-service ladies experience from another type of jerk). Anyway, the army doctor wanted to place your lower body in a caste (sometimes we have the same sentiment), but you refused. All you needed to do was place your hand on your back, and the meditate. Then you said that you went to of all places another Ramakrishna Mutt in Hardiwar (PDF Pamphlet: Yet to be Discovered, 2003, p. 49) and had your back X-rayed. And, sure enough, presto. Your back was healed, although you, Sri Nithyananda, claimed that the doctor at the Ramakrishna Mutt, could still see the fracture. Funny, 'Swami' Nithyananda, that you later made no mention that you had your back X-rayed at a Ramakrishna Mutt in Hardiwar. Your later stories just sort of dropped this whole Ramakrishna Mutt thing out. Is there a pattern here? [Note to readers: View blog post called "Paramahamsa Nithyananda Wanders in the Ramakrishna Mission for Five (5) Years"]

And, then 'Swami' Nithyananda, you then talk about how you tried 10,000 keys to open up this channel and you figured out how to do it, and you, Sri Nithyananda, can do it instantly for anyone who's willing to plunk down $150.00 and give up another day of their life to be with you and your enthusiastic followers. Yes, this is called the 'Healer's Initiation', that only you can initiate or even take back on a moment's notice. You know, Sri Nithyananda, this is a pretty good deal. You always have these 'Healer's Initiations' right after your big expensive two-day weekend programs. So, you catch all the new people while they are still fresh and mesmerized by you. And, since the Monday after a program is a 'down' day that usually means that you will travel to another city later that afternoon, why not capture the newly dedicated crowd for a few hours and collect another $5,000.00 cash? Just too easy. And, since you always hold the venue in some place that is not going to have an expense associated with it, this is just pure profit. OK, Sri Nithyananda, we know that you sometimes still have these initiations in a hotel, but not to worry. You usually stick the expense of hotels, food, and that sort of thing to your city coordinators. After all, its up to the city coordinators to find sucker, oh, we mean devotees willing to show their servitude to you by picking up the tabs and sundry expenses. Otherwise, it isn't worth having that city as part of your circuit. Didn't you once say this about the Bay Area, you know, San Jose, when the city coordinator dared to even ask for you to pick up some of the expenses because it was draining that person's savings? Yes, Sri Nithyananda, you sure know how to scam, we mean show people what true spiritual practice is all about.
And, yes, Sri Nithyananda, we agree. There is an additional expense of having to give out trinkets to each newly initiated healer. You see, Sri Nithyananda, you make this very clear that the $150.00 involved is strictly a 'donation'. It is not a money making scheme. In return for this 'donation' people get initiated to become healers and they get a kit that will allow them to convert their homes into healing centers. Let's see, this kit includes a big picture of you (with no frame), a healer's mala (rosary), some pamphlet on healing and the chakras associated with that healing, a healer's chanting plug in box that plays corrupted mantras that are distorted over the cheap speakers (but it has your face on it), a bracelet with your name on it (healers are suppose to wear the mala [rosary] and bracelet at all times), maybe you even throw in an overstocked book. Oh, yes, you include in a pair of wooden chopsticks and say that these are healer's sticks. Anyway, the fair value worth of these trinkets for the 'donation' would be about three dollars at a garage sale. So, that's pretty good money you make, there, Sri Nithyananda.

However, the real worth, in the eyes of the newly initiated healers, is not the trinkets, but he opening of the 'Ananda Gandha' (the portion around their solar plexus). That is priceless, and the rest of the stuff, Master Card can take care of it. Yes, this is the true value of your Healer's Initiation. You, Sri Nithyananda, make it very clear that it is only you who can open this channel up and you can easily take it back. (OK, technically, you say that the Parashakti Energy flow could still happen if you, Sri Nithyananda, take back the ability to heal, but the ability to heal, is fully in your control.) Then after practicing one of the meditations, you, Sri Nithyananda, have the healers-to-be come up one-by-one, and you click your fingers near their solar plexus and say something like, "Go and heal."

Hey, Sri Nithyananda, we hate to blurt out your business secrets, but really, do you do anything special when you snap your fingers and say "Go and heal"? We have found, Sri Nithyananda, that anyone who does the meditations on a regular basis is going to be able to channel the Parashakti Energy, and be able to transmit it as 'healing' energy through their hands if they care to do so. Anyone can do this whether they even heard of you or not. And, we would like to remind you that this is the Parashakti Energy, that is the Divine Mother's Energy, or the Universal Energy, and it is something that even you, 'Paramahamsa' Nithyananda, cannot place a trademark symbol on. In short, this does not belong to you, so don't try to sell it as if it did.

OK, Sri Nithyananda, maybe we were too rough on you. We could say that someone could give you the benefit of the doubt and if someone didn't pay, excuse me, we mean to say donate that $150.00 and go for some ritual with an 'enlightened' healing master, then that person probably wouldn't value the benefits of the meditation or even do any of the meditations on a regular basis. Your healing initiation, Sri Nithyananda is like passing out skyhooks and telling potential swimmers that they need them in order to float. Maybe with those spiritual skyhooks, they will now have the confidence to swim. Yes, that is the dirty secret of modern society. So, maybe there is some merit in your charging, oops, required donation and your empty ritual. Fair enough.

But, wait, there, Sri Nithyananda. You give the newly initiated healers all of these regulations and say that they are now initiated in your order. Wow, Sri Nithyananda, so you do something empty and worthless, and then you trap these people. It's like you are now licensing those vary same skyhooks! Does that make you a sky crook? You, Sri Nithyananda, tell your newly initiated following that they now have to wear your bracelet that has your name on it, your mala (rosary) that has your picture on it, set up a healer's room by hanging your oversized picture in a prominent place, meditate on your smiling face, etc., etc., etc. Sri Nithyananda, you have tricked these people to join your cult! They are now in your trap and bonded to your physical body. And, wait, Sri Nithyananda, you have all these rules that if they don't follow, then their ability to heal is taken away. One of these rules is if the have any non-vegetarian food, then they have to stop healing immediately until they see you again. Now, Sri Nithyananda, we agree, that people should not eat non-vegetarian food. But, in modern society, this is really hard not to accidentally come up against now and then. Why Sri Nithyananda, we once saw you chomping on some pizza at the airport in New Jersey in September 2004. Did the cheese on that pizza have vegetarian or microbiological rennet? [Rennet is the enzymes from the stomach-linings of calves that is used in cheese to help it coagulate or become hard and firm. Rennet is definitely non-vegetarian, and is found in most cheese.] If that cheese did not have vegetarian rennet, then you, Sri Nithyananda, had non-vegetarian right before our eyes. Likewise, you even offered several pizzas to the San Jose devotees in March 2005. Are you sure that had vegetarian rennet? One of your devotees even asked you if this cheese had animal or vegetarian rennet in it, and you said, "That you will take care of it." Even in your ashram in Los Angeles, Duarte, California to be exact, yogurt with gelatin in it was floating around. [Gelatin is made from cow or pig hooves (feet) unless it is made from seaweed.] We remember even one ashramite purchased, then hid the boxes that had the ingredients printed on it of some frozen pies that had egg in them. Just be 'unclutched', we were told. So, Sri Nithyananda, we see that people, with the best of intentions to remain vegetarian, can on rare occasion accidentally have non-vegetarian food. It is nearly impossible to avoid. But, you, Sri Nithyananda, make a big deal out of this, and tell these people to stop healing until they have seen you and re-taken 'Healer's Initiation'. Why Sri Nithyananda, you seem to found a way to have total control over people's behavior and set their whole lives so they are pointing directly to you. Yes, this is spiritual dependency or just a plain old cult trap.

Yes, Sri Nithyananda, you heard us right Cult Trap. That is exactly what you operate. You see, Sri Nithyananda, in order to become a healer and de facto 'initiated' by you into your cult, the follower must be willing to share your 'proprietary' energy with anyone. That's OK, but they also must wear your mala (rosary) with your picture, your bracelet, have your big picture prominently displayed, recite your 'corrupted' mantra, etc. in order to channel 'your' energy. How nice. 'Swami' Nithyananda, it looks like the scooping up the easy cash after a program is sweet, but your real gain is locking in devotees that are now 'programmed' just to broadcast your message. And, as these 'programmed' messengers are now feeling that tingly sensation on their hands, they are thinking that all of this is nothing but a miracle from you. And, as your initiated healers are sharing 'your' proprietary energy with their friends, family, other cult members, and referrals, these 'receivers' of your proprietary healing energy are going to hear nothing but how 'Divine' you are and how you changed their lives, etc. That's quite a scam, there, Sri Nithyananda. Imagine this. Desperate and sick people are going to hear nothing but infomercials and testimonials about you, 'Paramahamsa' Nithyananda, and you only. It's almost like right out of the Amway Quixtar 'lock-them-in' strategy playbook. With this marketing strategy, you, Sri Nithyananda, will be sure to fill up your expensive workshop the next time you come to town. Great marketing techniques. You sure know how to hone in your business senses while whoring up the Divine Energy.

And as an extra benefit, a benefit to you, Sri Nithyananda, is that with each initiated healer, you can now claim their house as a healing center or just plain Nithyananda Center. Is that how you, Sri Nithyananda, can boast on your website all those 'Nithya Centers' just by doing some healer initiations. Why that makes you, Sri Nithyananda, sound almost as big as your ego.

But, wait, Sri Nithyananda.  Someone reminded us to say that since mid 2007, you usually just initiate new followers to be self-healers.  That is they are initiated only to heal themselves and no one else.  Yes, Sri Nithyananda, that's a coy move.  You still get these people to part with their cash and get them to be committed just to you by wearing all your accessories that say "Hey, I'm part of the Cult of 'Paramahamsa' Nithyananda."  And, with just a little nudge, they be attending all your expensive programs and doing work, work, work in the name of service.  But, as I'm sure you know better, all these people are attracted to you for your 'easy' enlightenment.  You, know, Sri Nithyananda, the mantra for these folks is "Swami will take care", which really means to them, "I don't have to do anything."  Yes, this works great in getting lazy seekers to part with their cash and eventually sucked in to doing hours of slavery, but when it comes to channeling the Parashakti Energy, they really need to do the meditations daily.  We have seen, Sri Nithyananda, right at your own ashram, how rare it is for anyone in your Order to actually do a meditation.  Yeah, we know, they all are suppose to do the 'Nithya Dhyan' meditation in the morning, but we really can't blame them for skipping it after being up working for you until 3:00 a.m.  So, to actually have that tingly sensation and warm healing palms brimming with the Parashakti Energy, someone needs to do these meditations daily.  Otherwise, your healers are going to look like the fools they really are when they go to heal someone and no one feels anything.

Yes, Sri Nithyananda, you want people to have a good experience the first time they get your mass marketing and experience 'your' energy.  Later, after they are totally brainwashed, then you can roll out the empty promises and then blame them for not having them fulfilled.  But, for their first encounter, they really need a healer that can deliver the sensation.  So, you're right there, 'Swami' Nithyananda.  Make sure you have a dedicated person who meditates and is completely loyal to you before you 'initiate' that person as a healer.  Otherwise, just regulate them to being a 'self-healer'.  No harm in that. 

There's more good news, Sri Nithyananda, to just half-initiating your healers. In addition to not wrecking your market, but still locking in your clients, you, 'Paramahamsa' Nithyananda, don't have to worry about any lawsuits.  We know the word 'lawsuit' just terrifies you.  Sri Nithyananda, we agree that it is much more fun to give than receive.  In your case, you don't give anything; you just threaten.  What are we up to now, 88 days since you, 'Swami' Nithyananda, first threaten us?  How the years go by...

The Really Ugly
'Paramahamsa' Nithyananda. Yoo-Hoo! Darn, he's falling into samadhi again. Just when we're about to get to the best part. Maybe he's faking it. Sri Nithyananda, can you hear me? In case you can, do you remember how you, Sri Nithyananda, told everyone that using 'your proprietary' energy to heal someone has zero risk of collecting karma? Are you sure about that? Our research has different findings. In fact, one loyal reader wrote this:

Wednesday, February 3, 2010 10:48 PM
balabalan said...

Following is the opinion of Jaggi Vasudev of Isha foundation:

Physical existence is always happening between cause and effect. Suppose there is an infection, the cause is external, say bacteria. Now there is an effect : infection. So you are trying to take away the cause by taking antibiotics. You kill the cause with medication because it is external to you.

With other diseases that are not externally caused, the cause is so much deeper compared to an infection. For this type of disease to manifest, there is an imbalance or a malfunction in the energy-body, which manifests itself in the physical or mental body.

Now with something like pranic healing-or any kind of healing for that matter-you'r only appeasing the effect. With a little control or mastery over your own energies, you are able to put a screen between the cause and the effect. So the effect dies out, but the cause stays buried.

As far as nature and life energy is concerned the effect was only its way of telling you that there is a cause, a disturbance of energy, inside of you. Let us say you have asthma and i just remove it today. Without asthma, when you still have the same kind of energy in you, you may become some other calamity in a moment. The disease may not be there, but you could et into an accident.

Your asthma was only an indication of a deeper disturbance. This is because your energies arestill in the same situation, but the effect was removed. So it will take effect in a deeper or more acute form to inform you again. This whole activbity of trying to heal somebody is, in some way, trying to play God-trying to manipulate energvies in an improper way.

Unless you are able to take the very source of the disease from the other person into yourself, real healing is not possible. That will have a big impact on the system, and it is not to be done unless it is for certain specific purposes.

Healers of all kinds are ruling the roose worldwide right now. Big healing melas are being held on Marina Beach and other public places. But if you want to heal people, why don't you go to where the sick people are? If you have got cosmic energy in your hands, why don't you walk through all the hospitals in the world and ruin their business?
Nicely put, there, balabalan; thanks! Hear that, Sri Nithyananda? He's still faking his samadhi. Anyway, we do agree with 'balabalan', and we also believe that Jaggi Vasudev of Isha Foundation is working hard to elevate spiritual seekers and that he does Divine work. He's good man in a bad neighborhood, and there's lots of criminal types that would love to discredit him and loot his ashram. So, we respect Jaggi Vasudev's words, and we fully agree with them.

To be honest, Sri Nithyananda, we really don't know the full extent to karma, disease, and healing. We do know that people fall ill for various reasons. Some fall ill because they came in contact by chance to some rogue bacteria, bug, radiation, etc. Some fall ill because the have neglected their bodies. Some fall ill because they vata, pitta, and kapha (aruyvedic elements) are out-of-synch. Some fall ill because the energy through their chakras are restricted. And, some fall ill because of some past actions in this life or perhaps a former life. And, then there's a combination of all these factors.

Our contact with low key enlightened masters who are experts in healing people say that the act of healing is a very risky action. These enlightened people usually have to absorb the illness or karma and get sick themselves for several days as they take on and then 'burn it off' the disease or its cause. In the case of some severe illnesses, the enlightened healer cannot fully burn off the karma. In some incidents, the enlightened healer would need to make a decision of taking rebirth again just to rid someone of the disease and the bad karma that caused that disease in this lifetime.

Although this might seem cruel that someone has to go through a disease or go through some other suffering, that is the Divine Law.  We're not in the position to question it, but we should at least understand it.  Most people, and ourselves included, see that healing is something good.  Therefore, we initially perceive if someone can heal another person and take away the pain, that is doing a good act.  And, perhaps on the physical level, that is correct.  But, what if the person who has the disease did something in the past and the law was given that this person had to 'go through that' in this life, but the healer used Divine energy and intervened?  Divine Law says you might get some or all of that suffering to yourself. Using a different analogy, what if someone was suffering through a class at school with a difficult subject and with a strict teacher.  You can see that student is just miserable.  You get a job as a school administrator and fudge the student's record and voila!  That student is able to get out of the class.  So, the suffering ended?  What if that student needed that knowledge to go forward with his or her education, but now since you abused your position and intervened, that person is 'stuck' and will have to retake the class in another lifetime.  The lesson was not learned, because you intervened.  A different analogy could be made if someone went to prison and you helped them break out.  Not only did the person not learn the lesson, that also puts you on the wrong side of the law too.  Yes, in our hearts, we want to help everybody heal.  But when Divine Energy, someone also needs to have access to the Divine Knowledge in order to know when it should be applied.  Just because someone 'can' doesn't mean that someone 'should'.

Our point is that everyone should have compassion to those that are suffering, but be careful in your ways of intervening.  Channeling Divine Energy to counter Divine Law is an unknown that could have great consequences to the healer. The enlightened healers, that we spoken to, really try to discourage us regular folks from healing. It's not like they are interested in having the 'market' to themselves. These enlightened healers are aware of the karma that healers can collect as these newly anointed newbie healers practice their skill. They are interested in both the wellbeing of the sick and the healer.  Sri Nithyananda, on the other hand, exploits people's desire to help others become healed.  Eager followers see this chance to become 'healers' as being a Divine service.  It seems to us that Sri Nithyananda then locks these followers into his franchise without giving a second thought about the karma they can collect. Sri Nithyananda doesn't seem very concerned about his own karma that he is collecting to say nothing of the karma that his followers are collecting.  He just uses his followers and every opportunity available to build his worldly empire at the expense of everything else.  We feel that this is horribly wrong.

For the record, we don't exactly want to discourage anyone from doing Divine healing, but we do want them to be aware that there is definitely a strong probability that a healer can collect unwanted karma from the act of healing. Yes, healing is not always a karma-free activity. We also want to stress our views that we feel that it is best to always have compassion toward anyone who is sick. Although the illness *might* be from karma, to blame the disease and justify it on the sick person as being that person's fault and then just to walk away is heartless. We recommend that seekers use prayers, modern medicine, Ayurveda, Chinese herbs, herbalist, etc. before attempting to intervene through healing energy.  The methods that work on the physical level, do not conflict with Divine Laws and the Divine stratum, so no bad karma gets transferred.  With prayers, someone is only requested the Divine to intervene for them, but this person is not actually doing the intervention, so prayer is a very safe method too. (We honestly don't know about acupuncture, but we'll look it up. For now, we'll assume that it is 'karma-transfer-free' healing.) When all else fails, a little compassion goes a long ways.

'Swami' Nithyananda, why are you putting your followers who have trusted you so much in such a dangerous place? Sri Nithyananda? Are you listening? Sorry to say, Sri Nithyananda, but it looks like you care very little about your own future and well-being, that other people's future and karma are just stepping stones to build your empire. Is this correct? After all, Sri Nithyananda, we caught you lying on from everything from your timeline, your birth date, your wandering, etc. Do you think that you are now believed when you say to your initiated healers, that the act of healing doesn't collect karma?

Yes, 'Swami' Nithyananda, we are a little disappointed in you. We see that your healing initiation is empty, the Parashakti Energy isn't yours, you use this energy to rope in and bind people to worship just you, and then you manipulate the misuse of this energy to recruit other potential victims. But, the worst thing of all, is that your victims who placed so much trust in you are getting screwed by collecting lots of unwanted karma. Nice.
And, Sri Nithyananda, we quoted this verse in the Bhagavad Gita over and over in this blog, here it is again:
Lord Krishna says:

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).
So, Sri Nithyananda, we know you know better. Yet, you still go and cultivate graveyard energy and practice dark tantric rituals. As disappointed as we are with you, we really don't want to see you destined to be a ghost for thousands of years to come. It is not too late.

And, Sri Nithyananda, who we really have compassion for is all of your devotees that are following you with love and trust right down the same hole. You are just using them and wasting their lives and souls. If you, 'Swami' Nithyananda, really can't save yourself, at least don't let your followers go down the same drain. Stop this nonsense!

Did you hear us? When are you, 'Paramahamsa' Nithyananda, going to end this drama? Sri Nithyananda, are you listening?

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 fake and fraudulent cult.

Day 67: Sixty-seven days have passed since Sri Nithyananda's bloggers of the Parallel Universe of La-La Land have not answered our simple chronological questions. We'll keep on reminding them.

Day 88: Eighty-eight days have passed since Sri Nithyananda and his organizations have threatened a baseless lawsuit against us. We'll keep on counting.