Kriya Notes – Part1
I decided to get my Sudarshan Kriya (SK) notes out and see if they were same as SkyWalker’s one! I had not looked at them for several years now. So I unwrapped the silk cloth covering. We were told they were sacred and needed to be covered with silk cloth. I have noticed SriSri’s fondness for silk clothing. For someone who is into non-violence and vegetarian, I would have thought cotton materials would be more appealing as it doesn’t cause any harm to any animal.
Anyway, I digressed there, let’s get back to my SK notes. Not only I spotted quite a few differences between my notes and SkyWalker’s one (which I will mention few of them later), but also I saw them in a different light for the first time. It was my first time looking at them since my freedom from SriSri’s web of deception. For the first time I saw them for what they were, my contract of bondage to SriSri, full of mind control stuff and bizarre utterances. Funny how the notes look now, without those filters depicting SriSri as Divine incarnation revealing secret knowledge to us! Funny how we can see things differently when we switch on our critical thinking ability.
Reading the first page, first made me laugh, esp. the first paragraph, don’t review while eating or chewing gum or in bathroom or lying down ,etc. Well, I am not into chewing gums and was not going to spend all that time in the bathroom, so I reviewed them while lying down!! I tell you I had such amazing insights while reviewing them lying down that I wonder what it would be like to review them in the bathroom or while chewing a gum! I don’t recommend reviewing them while eating, as sudden burst of laughter can be a choking hazard!
Talking about not taking sacred knowledge to bathrooms, I now laugh about how many times I had to leave my bag with all its valuable contents with strangers in the international airports, before being able to go to toilet! You see, we were told it was forbidden to take the Kriya tape to bathrooms! I remember when one time I was asked by someone who was rather suspicious of my request, “why not taking your bag with you?” I replied that I had a little bible in it and it goes against my religion to take it to the bathroom!
Going back to SK note, the most important insight I had was that these Kriya notes were not written by SriSri himself. Having read each and every one of his articles, books, interviews, etc during the years, I am now well familiar with his manner of speaking & writing style. He may have dictated some part of these notes, but not all of it. In fact , it seems to me, that during the years these notes have been subjected to editorial reviews of few different people. But I wonder where from the original Kriya notes have been plagiarized in the first place. There must be someone out there reading these notes, knowing where they have come from.
Of course Sri Sri told us Kriya was revealed to him during 10 days of silence/meditation. We were told Maharishi sent him to Rishikesh and asked him to do this 10 day meditation in silence. However, when Kriya was revealed to him and he told Maharishi about it, Maharishi told SriSri that Kriya was just for him and he should not share it with others. So SriSri kept it quiet for a while, but then he felt this needs to be shared with the world. When Maharishi didn’t give him permission he then left TM so he can share Kriya with the world, or so we were told by SriSri! His story depicted Maharishi in very bad light, a jealous guru, preventing sacred knowledge reaching masses, while himself as a courageous hero!
I wonder, when Kriya was revealed to SriSri, was he also told to patent it? Was he told to charge extravagant amounts for sharing it? Was he told to build an empire for himself? Was he told to buy huge number of real estate for himself and his family? Was he told to enslave people in name of spreading the knowledge? etc, etc .
If he left Maharishi so that he could share Kriya with the masses, why didn’t he just put it on a tape and sell the tape to masses for 100 Rupees? If he didn’t listen to his guru and left him because he alleged his guru prevented him from sharing the Kriya with others, shouldn’t SriSri’s teachers now also leave him and not listen to him and go and share the Kriya with masses for free? Most of them teach for free or for 10%-20% of course fees, so it won’t make much difference to them, but it will to SriSri’s coffers! If SriSri left his own guru, why he has so much problem understanding his teachers or followers or devotees/disciples leaving him? Anyway, I am digressing here again. Let’s get back to Kriya notes.
To be continued…..
(Homework for AOL teachers: see if you can spot the differences between your kriya notes & SkyWalker’s one!)