An ex- AOL teacher shares
Sincere Seeker permalink October 5, 2010
After 12 years in AoL and believing Guruji was God, I feel so cheated and relieved at the same time. Spirituality is our core and when someone messes up your inner core there is a lot of deep damage, confusion, questioning and for me realization. A lot of things I had questioned now explained and my brain much clearer. I think most of us in AoL had become brain dead and brain washed like robots programmed and remote controlled by SSRS.
If you are smart enough you will see through it. I think Maharishi’s statement of SSRS wraps it up perfectly – he is Sugar coated Poison. If you read SSRS blog even you see how he uses knowledge to entice (the carrot) and then finally comes end with something like Guru is God. I have heard it over and over again. Unfortunately it is very hard if not impossible to find a ‘Sat’ Guru in the ‘Kali’ Yuga.
The Technique – Sudarshan Kriya – like several people have mentioned. It is very vague what are the origins and notice one thing – each time he does a live Kriya it is different – seen it over the last 12 yrs and used to wonder how come it’s not the same as the tape. Ah! that’s why the tape was made and only 1 version because if it’s recorded it would be different. Then there was a new version a few yrs ago at GP Chicago – and lo and behold it was different, of course deliberately – SSRS said they don’t need a long version any more. I think personally he does his own, long, medium, short version each time he leads it live, no science to it, just estimates the time. People who consider him God think it’s all divine.
Now there is the Kriya Yoga (of the Paramahansa Yogananada for e.g.) that Kriya Yoga is authentic, ancient and same version each time. Not something invented or patented by anyone like Sudarshan Kriya (SK).
If SK were to become really popular in US – I would love to have doctors look into it’s side effects. In KLIMs blog I remember reading several doctors saying the negative effects of the hyperventilation that occurs. AoL would be sued. But it’s not so popular yet and no real 3rd party research has happened. The AoL folks who are doing the research will, I hope, not put the negative effects under the rug like SSRS does. I know of many students with negative side effects and when I brought it up it was completed hushed. Also, my other feedback was that we must ask satsangees in the long kriya to let us know if their medical situation has changed since the time they took the course. I know of people who developed high BP, heart issues, and other problems and SK was causing shortness of breath, headaches, dizziness, vomiting, and many other things and then I realized it was their medical condition and the short cycle.
For all those of you out there reading I would highly recommend that you do NOT do the short cycle – most people are hyperventilating. That’s what gives you the high – that’s why SK is so popular – it’s like a drug shot high. Many teachers reported that the students were not getting the same exp. when the shorter tape came out few yrs back, in fact is had been recalled in US. Don’t know the latest status of that…
Also, SSRS has also scared me many times. It seems he is like a Tantric (black magic is the closet word). He has said many times in front of me that he controls all his full time teachers, and when people become a teacher his spirit enters them. I have seen people behave very possessed sometimes in his presence like something has taken over them and I too have felt an overpowering energy take over several times. It is not a good feeling, not a pleasant feeling. If he was a Satguru then it should have felt positive and the people I have seen won’t act like they are possessed. You won’t believe what I have seen – so I will leave it out. For that matter he and other senior people also use scare tactics and also keep referring to the Guru’s Grace – well I don’t know about that – i think our faith and devotion is a way more powerful tool to enlightenment. Meera only had a stone statue.
As for money matter – I know first hand how it’s controlled. I wish someone still inside would bring these folks to justice. If I had saved the evidence I would have got it published in the newspapers.