Swami Muktananda ( – ), the Siddha Guru, resided for the latter part of his life in Ganeshpuri, India. His inner blaze electrified a generation of people. Swami Muktananda was affectionately known by all as simply Baba. He was drawn to the spiritual path early in life after meeting the great ascetic yogi Bhagavan. We are writing this article in order to introduce a new way of understanding the late spiritual teacher, Swami Muktananda (), who.
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Baba said, Meditation is universal.
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There is no absolute assurance that enlightenment necessitates the moral virtue of a person. The laundress “told me Baba was doing things to her,” said Chandra. To her knowledge, did Muktananda have sex with women in the ashram? When ex-devotees talked about strong-arm tactics against devotees, the names of two people close to Muktananda kept coming up.
What about the charge that Muktananda had sex with young girls? Chandra only has two months to live. He first travelled to Australia, the United States, and Europe in He wrote about his sadhana and kundalini -related meditation experiences, in his autobiography. Baba found this amusing, and ended up introducing the scientists to his own laboratory where they discovered meditation.
Members of the guru’s inner circle, however, say Muktananda regularly had sex with his female devotees. At the end, I was devastated. Long-time devotee Abed Simli saw the attack, but figured Sripati had just flipped out. By the time he died of heart failure in OctoberMuktananda’s followers had built him 31 ashrams, or meditation centers, around the world.
No ordinary, good person could do this, no matter how he tried; his heart and conscience would not allow it. Some of the ex-followers began to meet and compare notes on their experiences in the ashram. God dwells within you as you.
Swami Muktananda Paramahamsa (1908-1982)
The guru wasn’t pleased. If the Dingas didn’t keep quiet, acid naba be thrown in Chandra’s face; Michael would be castrated.
Through meditation, we become aware of the fundamental unity of all creation. For, though he was only human like the rest bba us, he staged a deliberate campaign of deceit to convince gentle souls that he had transcended the limitations of mankind, that through realizing the eternal Self, he had attained holy “perfection.
This wasn’t “knowing” anything, because you only know something that is separate from you. No one asked the peasants’ opinion. Meditate on your Self. Simple multiplication would tell anyone how much money was coming in. Baba was a perfect manifestation of muktwnanda name, Muktananda, which means the bliss of freedom. Out of a love for truth and for those who teach it and appear to embody it, we unwittingly set ourselves up for exploitation and betrayal.
Archived from the original on 22 May According to his official biography, he wandered across India as a young man, going from teacher to teacher, living the chaste, austere life of a monk. How much money did Muktananda amass from his efforts? Nevertheless I’m willing to maintain that a significant amount of wisdom and compassionate works have proceeded from various gurus and their followers, and I resist the impulse to write off the whole bunch as charlatans and power-trippers From all indication Swami Muktananda helped thousands of people in his day – a fact that even disillusioned ex-devotees don’t dispute.
But if they don’t, bbaa who come to them looking for truth are courting disappointment. The German was hauled outside, put under a cold shower, stripped naked, and laid out on a concrete slab behind the ashram.
He wasn’t really penetrating his victims, they said. Michael and Chandra’s marriage broke up, as did Sally’s. Politicians, writers, actors, artists, and spiritual teachers came to inquire and pay their respects.
Three years later, Muktananda told Chandra it was more like five million. In honorific style, he is often referred to as Swami Muktananda. Muktananda often said that his spiritual journey didn’t truly begin until he received shaktipat from the holy man Bhagavan Nityananda.
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However, the last few years of his life saw a proliferation of abuses which are only now coming to light William Rodarmor; a muktananca lawyer, park ranger, wilderness trip leader and presently a graduate student at the University of California at Muktznanda journalism school has spent months interviewing former and current followers of Muktananda for this investigative article. Chandra said she had rationalized the guru’s having sex in the past, but was dismayed to learn it had happened to her young friend Mary.
This was THE event of my spiritual life. Michael and Chandra’s departure sparked a small exodus from the ashram. Chandra was probably the most important American muktamanda the movement.
During Muktananda’s lifetime, that secrecy applied to money matters with a vengeance.
On the subject of money, foundation chief Ed Oliver conceded in an October 1, l, interview with the Los Angeles Times that there is a Swiss account with 1. Both knew exactly haba the ashram operated.
The Secret Life of Swami Muktananda
Chandra Dinga said that as Muktananda’s power grew, he ignored normal standards of behavior. And when I repeated Swami Chidvilasananda’s denials about women complaining to her, Mary, the woman who naba the guru seduced her in South Fallsburg, said, “Well, that’s an out-and-out lie.
When I finally realized that everything he did was not for our own good, I had to leave. The threats stopped soon after Berkeley police officer Clarick Brown called on the Oakland ashram, but Chandra was badly frightened.
Baba himself often helped prepare the meals, adding his special magic to the food. A German boy in his twenties, whom Dinga described as “obviously in a disturbed state” had started flailing around during a meditation intensive. But to others, he was a man unable to live up to the high principles of his mukttananda teachings.