“All You Need Is Bills”
By Tiny Tunes
Whereas the Beatles sang, “All you need is love”, the AoL sings, “All you need is bills”. The latest novelty is that for the modest sum of a few thousand dollars (only a few thousands), one will be able to give a few mantras given by age and sex (or not even): Aim, Sham, Shrim … when the only ones that should be given are “SCAMMM and SCUMMM”. What is sad is many will sign up, not only because they want to know that “big secret” of how one initiates, but also because there is nothing more satisfying to the ego than to feel “special”, “chosen” and “superior”. Yet another Sri Sri Deceit.
Sahaj being made finally “available” to the public is just as obvious as Guru Puja becoming a course or creating a course to make people “swamis” (as was the case during a course held in Europe not long ago).
For over 20 years, the first Sahaj teachers were mostly former TM teachers (who moved on to AoL under the promise and expectation they’d be closer to a Guru who’d take them to enlightened and have “front row seats”) and a few former TMers he simply needed in the “let’s convert everyone fast” cart. And, BHANU, of course, a category of her own – a childlike woman in her 50s, married with children, but who is only obsessed with her own brother, and who can barely speak intelligently or coherently (or maturely, in any case) or without referring to her brother every other word (“Guruji says …”) or about any subject that matters in the world. For a long time, in India and other countries of the East, she was the only one who could initiate. Most likely, for a marketing purpose we have not yet reflected on.
I remember how PROUDLY a swami announced he was made Sahaj teacher. Funny. I thought swamis strove for more humbleness and detachment. But then, I laughed scandalously when I recently heard someone I knew – a jerk noone liked and whom, prior to becoming a full-timer, was known to be a corrupt incompetent lawyer – was teaching Sahaj. It is not like I needed further confirmation, but right there and then I had no more doubts Sri Sri and his AoL are FRAUD and absolutely INSANE. The sick leading the sick, spreading more sickness in the name of … “peace”? Damn. Yes. There is danger in that.
1. Some of the Sahaj mantras are TM mantras. If you got initiated by a former TM teacher made-Sahaj-teacher, then you most likely would have gotten MMY’s mantras (not RS’s mantra, and definitely not “Gurudev’s” mantra since he did not initiate MMY into meditation initiation … oops, and MMY did not pass on any to RS either … in other words, we have no clue as to what mantras we really used for a long time …).
2. The Sahaj technique differs from the TM technique only in the following: TM repeats the mantra continuously while in Sahaj, you “take the awareness to the region of the heart, and from there, you let go (the mantra)” and repeat it only when “connected thoughts” come up (as opposed to “disconnected thoughts” which are seen by AoLers as part of the “unstressing” process). It all indicated that Sahaj is an imitation of a technique given out by Deepak Chopra called “Bliss Technique” when he was with TM/MMY and which did not have positive results in many practitioners – http://trancenet.net/secrets/bliss.shtml (yet another “borrowed” “secret knowledge”)
Both claim and promise health improvements, though AoL claims Sahaj takes one “deeper” and “more to the heart”, insinuating, thus, TMers are more in the head, and of course, that ultimately RS is the true master of all masters, and better, OF COURSE.
Now, THIS is fascinating: results of the research done by Germany’s Institute for Youth and Society on TM (read carefully)
To mention a few:
- 76% of long-term meditators experience psychological disorders — including 26% nervous breakdowns
- 63% experience serious physical complaints
- 70% recorded a worsening ability to concentrate
- Researchers found a startling drop in honesty among long-term meditators
- Plus a detailed examination of the history, culture, and secret teachings of the TM movement.
Any of the above makes you think of AoL? Especially, “Researchers found a startling drop in honesty among long-term meditators.”
(Also read the “Kropinski Trial” and other testimonies of former TM practitioners/ teachers).
Many former TMers recruited into the AoL I knew had involuntary twitching movements during meditation. They justified it as being more highly evolved and sensitive, thus they felt “the kundalini rise like electricity”. Many were disconnected from reality (so were many AoLers) and were quite moody (“pitta imbalance”, of course. Would it not be funny if criminals started blaming their crimes on “pitta imbalance”?). And many others, if not the same, were “airheads” (clueless and void of logical thinking). RS himself often described former TMers as “blue stars”.
If they “lost it” because of the practices, as he claimed, why did he keep teaching the same technique? Did he not then imply his own master was a fraud, which, at the same time, implies he himself is one? I can almost hear an AoL justify it with “truth is multidimensional” … (really?)
20 years later many TMers came out to share the other side of the “multidimensional truth” that includes horrendous stories of sexual molestation, child abuse, physical violence, suicides, drugs, corruption, swindling, murder, psychiatric problems. Someone had the guts to even sue the TM organization. In Germany apparently things were set straight and a legal statement was made (http://minet.org/Documents/German-Study). In the US, a 6 figure compensation was settled. The stories are chilling and an eye-opener, though in AoL, we were told ex-TMer sites and testimonies came from disgruntled former practitioners who were mad because they “did not fly”. Funny because the complains did not come only from “siddhas” (siddhis (flying technique) practitioners). We were taught reading any of those sites led one to hell, low prana, negativity. I am sure the same is being said to AoLers about this blog and Klim’s. Anyway, anyone who does not see their grandiosity is a looser.
It took 20 years for TMers to “come out of the closet”. About the same number of years it took for at least a few ex AoLers to open theirs. Reading these blogs, I wonder what it will take for some of the victims of any kind of abuse experienced in the AoL to come out. The rest is domino effect, just like the cases of pedophilia in the Catholic church. It took only a few brave victims to speak up (decades later) before hundreds more came out. And hopefully, something will soon be done to stop this atrocious damaging crime, in the name of “spirituality”.
I believe somewhere out there, there is a real enlightened being, or a real spiritual teacher, or a good meditation technique. But I no longer believe in all the lies and deception in the name of “spiritual business” by means of exploiting innocent true seekers, people in need and desperation, curious wanderers.
Q: Brahmananda Saraswati did not charge any fees when he used to initiate?
SHANKARACHARYA: This is a principle. A quotation from Goswami Tulsidas:
“The guru who charges or takes money from his disciples in return
for initiation, steals disciples property and goes to damnable hell.”
For that reason Guru Deva used to give `upadesha’ (initiation) without
any fees. He used to say “If I accept any gift from the disciple
(or fees), then his sins are transmitted to me.” In India, dharma,
yoga, knowledge, specialized knowledge can never be sold for money.
That is priceless. Anyone who puts a price on it insults it. So, a
mantra is also never given for money. Knowledge cannot be sold for
money. Therefore, the process that is being employed by Mahesh is
merely for the sake of making money, and this is entirely against
the canons of Indian culture and civilization.
Where money is involved that becomes a business.
I am telling you what is good for you without any vested interest.
This is the rule followed here. We do not have a class of people as
he (Mahesh) has created there…You don’t need a class for giving
Ashtanga Yoga–Yama, niyam, aasan, praanayaam, pratyaahaar, dhaarnaa,
dhyaan, samaadhi, theses are the eight limbs of yoga. A Guru takes
a disciple into these one by one. In return, the Guru does not accept
anything from his disciple. He does it out of kindness and out of
a feeling for doing good to his disciple.
The second thing is, when one practices yoga, then he attains sidhis
(supernatural powers). But, these powers are of no use. One who is
asking for a price for a mantra, it shows, he did not have anything
to give out to anyone else.
Maybe Ravi Ravi needs a TRM, since he, as another mortal man on earth, is also subject to the laws of the universe.