Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Excerpt From Letter that Reveals Hidden Secrets of the Jagadguru Kripalu Parishat Sex Cult

I've been asked many times to published the letters that expose Jagadguru Kripalu Parishat's hidden sex cult secrets. They are best read in their original form. But I've decided to publish an excerpt here — for the purpose of protecting more people from this evil cult. 

The letters were written to protect people related to the brand of the organization (formerly called Divine Love Mission) headed by the preacher named Siddheswari Devi. She used to operate in several locations, including Toronto, Oklahoma, and Trinidad. But you could replace her name with any of the preachers names. The female preachers were set up by Kripalu to basically be prostitutes to collect as much money as possible and to prepare young girls and women for sex with Kripalu. 

It's shocking and hard to believe, but it's all contained in the letters. It was written by a concerned member of her former group of devotees, because he cared so much about preventing others from getting conned. 

Here is an excerpt. Please contact me and I will send you the complete letters. Please use this information to protect your family and friends from this corruption. 

Dear Fellow Community Member,

As you read this letter, you may be filled with total disbelief at the utter loss of morality in a sanyasin who we held in such high esteem. This letter, rightfully, should have come to your from the Board of Directors of Divine Love Mission (former name of Jagadguru Kripalu Parishat). Unfortunately, the board members are trying hard to cover up the scandal rather than carry out their responsibility honorably.

The evidence is compelling and conclusive. The situation warrants legal action against the sanyasin and Divine Love Mission. However, the laws make it very cumbersome to resolve issues concerning morality. Therefore, we believe it is best to simply inform the individual members of the community for their own protection.

For the past 15 years, Didi Ji (Siddheswari Devi) has been presenting herself to the Indian community in saffron robes as sanyasin of very high morals, but in her real life she is completely opposite. Right from the onset of her sanyas career, she has had several lovers, starting with a fellow satsangi of Toronto, a santangi of Trinidad, another man from Toronto, and one of her board members. There are other men she has been sexually involved with. In every case she is the one who started the intimate relationship by seduction. She disclosed most of it to her psychiatrist in my presence.

In her own words, she took on a guru, Maharaj of Managarh India, after doing total self surrender (sexual intercourse) to him. She stayed with the guru’s family for over two years of training. The sexual activity with the guru was part of the training routine.

She has been encouraging and preparing young girls and married women for their self surrender to Maharaj (making love with him disguised as divine love making with Krishna). The guru is always presenting himself as Krishna’s avatara.

Friday, July 29, 2016

Beware Meetup.com Members! — My Ex-Cult is Disguising Their True Motives by Creating “Spiritual Meetup Groups”

We already know that different branches of Jagadguru Kripalu Parishat have been working to create fake fa├žades of being “yoga” organizations for the sole purpose of deceptively attracting new members who are interested in yoga. This despite the fact that JKP never was and still is not a yoga organization.

It is an organization dedicated to one and only one purpose — enticing humans to worship the accused rapist and serial sex abuser Kripalu Maharaj (aka Ram Tripathi). They do this under the guise of him being an “incarnation” of Radha Krishna, despite the fact that he studied under a tantric yogi in Chittrakut. But then he realized he could lure more innocent women and children into sex by pretending to be Krishna and telling them they were gopis.

Well, JKP “preachers” have a new scheme underway, which I just discovered this week. They are using an online meeting website as a way for JKP preachers to try and lure in new unsuspecting warm bodies and cash. On the Meetup.com website, people create all kinds of groups of like-minded people to engage in activities they’re all interested in, such as volleyball, art events, bicycling, and marketing.

These groups are not meant to be self-promotional, moneymaking enterprises. In fact, it is strictly forbidden to start a group that is “created for the sole purpose of soliciting or promoting a business, service, brand, product, or venue.”

Further, Meetup says:

·      It’s strictly forbidden to hide your intentions. Meetup policies include being honest with your “intentions” and “affiliations.” Well, we all know what JKP’s intentions are.

·      Groups must be “aligned with Meetup’s goal of building supportive and lasting group connections that foster shared community-building.”

·      Disguising Meetup group or event intentions, setting false expectations, or purposefully omitting pertinent information is misleading and prohibited.

·      Meetup groups that are primarily intended to promote or sell, rather than build member-to-member connections, are not allowed.

Radha Madhav Dham’s New Meetup Group

JKP’s Radha Madhav Dham in Austin, Texas, just launched a new group on July18, 2016. Its first “meetup” is for July 31, 2016. It is an event running from 9 am to 4:30 pm titled “Gain Peace, Now.” It’s $27 in advance and $99 at the door.

Does this sound like a community-building event or a moneymaking scheme to you?

Siddheshwari Devi’s Dark Past

Then, just yesterday in the Austin Chronicle, I found an advertisement for the exact same event. It’s headed up by one of Kripalu’s preachers, Siddheshwari Devi. This is a woman who admitted to one of her former groups that she “had sex with Kripalu” and was also accused of having sex with followers. She was even impregnated by one of them. She claimed she was a sex addict. These events are well documented by her former people. I would be happy to share the documents with anyone who is interested.

Is this someone you want to entrust your pure soul to?

Another Sketchy Past

Further, Siddheshwari is accompanied by a long-time devotee of both Kripalu and the convicted child sex offender, Swami Prakashanand Saraswati (founder of the Radha Madhav Dham ashram), “Vrinda Devi” (aka Jenifer Deutsch).

This woman helped Prakashanand escape after he was convicted on 20 counts of child sex abuse in a Texas courtroom. The U.S. Marshals have records of her taking repeated trips to one of Prakashanand’s hideouts in Mexico, until he eventually escaped by merchant ship to India. Legally, this is called “aiding and abetting an escaped felon.” These points are well documented. I would be happy to share the document with anyone who is interested.

Report JKP's Bogus Meetup Groups

Regarding JKP preachers’ infiltration of Meetup, I did some further research and found some other groups. I have contacted Meetup to let the company know these groups are violating the site’s terms of agreement.

I feel certain there are other JKP-founded Meetup groups on there, as well. If you are concerned, please check in your area for any of these groups and notify the company. It’s very easy to do. Here’s how you report a group:

1.     When you are on the page of a particular group, click on the “More” link in the navigation.
2.     Choose the reason you are reporting the group, such as, “The focus is not on community.”
3.     You will then be given a chance to explain why you are concerned. Keep your message short, because you only have a certain number of characters.  

I’m sharing this information for the purpose of informing people who may be fooled by JKP’s covert marketing activities. It’s what I would have wanted others to do for me when I was an innocent spiritual seeker looking for a pure spiritual group. But I found myself lured into JKP’s trap and ended up following two orange-clad conmen to the darkest reaches of maya.

Stay Safe from "Spiritual" Con Games

Stay safe out there everyone. People, like my former cult’s members, with sketchy intentions are hiding behind glossy exteriors and trying to lure you into their “spiritual” con games. 

Monday, July 4, 2016

See No Evil. Hear No Evil. Speak No Evil in Jagadguru Kripalu Parishat — Or Else! — An Open Letter to Loved Ones of Young Women Trapped in the JKP Sex Cult

Dear Family Members, and Friends of Young Women Living in One of JKP’s Many Ashram,

Have you ever asked your daughter, niece, sister, or friend if she had any sexual interaction with Kripalu Maharaj or any of the men high up in Jagadguru Kripalu Parishat?

If you did ask, what response did you get? Was it a short, blunt, and dismissive “no”? Or was it a rude or mean response? Or was their response even abusive to you?

If so, I know why.

I recently learned from reliable sources that all of the girls at all of JKP’s ashrams are lectured nearly daily to keep their mouths’ shut. The lectures are given by female preachers, women high up in the organization, and even the three “didis” themselves.

What is drilled into their brains is the following:
• Never tell anyone about the sexual experiences you had with Kripalu
• If anyone asks you about it, deny everything
• If they pressure you, get angry with them or even abusive, if necessary

They are told that the sexual experiences they chose to engage in or were forced to engage in were all “divine grace.” And if they tell anyone they will “lose the grace” and “go to hell.” (Of course, they also know that their reputations could be ruined in traditional Indian culture.)

These are very powerful reasons for women, especially young women, to “speak no evil.” As a result, you are not getting honest answers.

As a loving relative or friend, it’s your job to persist. You have to realize that their silence, denials, or abuses are being forced on them. You must also be willing to “hear about the evil.” Do not take their lies for the truth. Instead, tell them you already know they did have sex with Kripalu, and that you still love them and want to help them get out of the continued abuse any way possible. Other women and girls have left. They can, too. But they need your love, understanding, and support. Be gentle. Please do not further abuse them. JKP has already done plenty of that.

You may ask yourself, why? Why is JKP, a supposedly spiritual organization, forcing your loved ones to lie to you?

First, you should know that the daily lectures given to the young girls living there are under the instructions of Kripalu’s three daughters, called “the didis.” They are Vishakha, Krishna, and Shyama Tripathi. Some say they are divine beings. They are not. They are material and greedy -- just like their dad.

They have A LOT to lose if young girls start speaking out about the sex abuses they experienced there. Here’s what they could lose:

Their “divine” image. Long ago, Kripalu created a fake “divine” world and family. He used this fake world to con millions of people over the years — all for sex, money, andpower, and because he is pure evil. It’s the three daughters’ goal to keep this con game running for the rest of their lives.
Their money. If the truth was ever known, the authorities could shut down the organization and give the victims the money. Also, gullible donors many stop giving them their life savings. Like their father, the didis love money and power.
Their freedom. They could be arrested for aiding and abetting a child rapist. Just as Asaram Bapu’s family members were arrested for helping him rape young girls, so too could they land in jail, because they helped, as did many many other women in the ashrams — even mothers and grandmothers. In fact, they are living in fear of this very real threat hangs over them like the Sword of Damocles.

If you have a loved one in JKP, please be fully aware of the behind-the-scenes torment they are living in every single day. Even if they seem to want to stay, they just think they do, because they are severely brainwashed. They may also be ashamed of what they did. It may be comforting for them to be around other victims. However, in the long run, they will be much happier out of the clutches of an evil cult. I just spent three days with people who have left cults and they all are so happy to be out of the clutches of one.

You should also know that just because Kripalu is dead, does not mean the sex abuse has ended. There are plenty of men — preachers, family members, and followers — who are more than willing to continue “gracing” the girls and young women. After all, JKP is and has always been a sex cult. Kripalu’s guru was a tantric yogi in Chitrakoot. Kripalu took all of the teachings of the dark arts and combined it with a sick sex addict. Then he wrecked havoc on millions of lives during his lifetime on this earth. Now his people are following in his evil footsteps.

All my best to you and your beloved family and friends trapped in JKP’s lies! I sincerely hope you and God set them free.

Thursday, November 26, 2015

The Shocking Truth About Kripalu Maharaj’s Claim to be “Jagadguru” — Claim is “Patently False” Says Highest Ranking Pandit at Kashi Vidvat Parishad

The Truth Puts Entire Jagadguru Kripalu Parishat in Question

(Note: Today is Thanksgiving Day in the United States. Today I am thanking God for bringing the truth to light about Kripalu Maharaj’s claim to be given the title of “jagadguru.” The truth is truly shocking!)

Kripalu Maharaj rose to name and fame thanks to his natural charisma and nine letters — “jagadguru.” He claims that a prestigious Hindu organization in India “bestowed the title on him after being impressed by his discourses.”

For those not familiar with the word, jagadguru (also spelled jagatguru) means “guru of the universe.” (Further, Kripalu claimed to be jagadgurutam — meaning the highest ranking jagadguru).

By attaching this title to his name and building a woo-worthy story around it, thousands, if not millions, of people believe they re worshiping a man who held dominion over the enter universe.

Adding even more glittery glitz to his claim, Kripalu and his people also said that he was one of only five true jagadgurus, along with Shankacharya and the other three. Jagadguru Kripalu Parishat even created a bogus Wikipedia page claiming this. Here’s how the page describes his alleged ascendency to such lofty heights.

He received the title of Jagadguru at the age of 34 by Kashi Vidvat Parishad (the oldest and most recognized body of Varanasi’s intellectuals) on Makar Sankranti day, 14 January 1957. He was awarded the title Samanvaya-Acharya, i.e., He analyses and reconciles meaning of all the scriptures, the six philosophies, and the (seemingly contradictory) teachings of the other four previous Jagadgurus.

This claim of jagadguruship allowed Kripalu to get away with years of criminal activity — including rape (to a degree rarely seen in the world), plunder (he amassed and horded over $1 Billion dollars of other people’s money, frequently taking their life savings), spiritual and physical abuse, and murder (there are certainly skeletons in Kripalu’s long criminal history. And, in an ironic twist, in the end, he himself was murdered by his own greedy, ambitious people.)

Gullible people have believed Kripalu’s claim at face value for decades, never caring to dig deeper. However, I know two people who decided to dig deeper into this story this past summer. They wanted to learn for themselves if, in fact, Kashi Vidvat Parishad ever actually bestowed this title on him.

As you can imagine, the truth is truly shocking.

Kripalu’s “Jagadguru” Claim-to-Fame Lie Exposed!

All it took was a bit of careful digging for two Hindu business people to expose the lie that Kripalu. Here’s how one of them described their revelation to me:

My friend and I decided to probe the truth about Kashi Vidwat Parishad conferring the Jagadguru title on Kripaluji Maharaj in 1957. Unfortunately, Kashi Vidwat Parishad is completely non-existent on the web: no contact number, no address, no website, nothing. So how do you proceed? Here’s what we did:

• We first called the Department of Sanskrit at Benaras Hindu University (http://www.bhu.ac.in/).
• From there we were able to get a few contacts to Kashi Vidwat Parishad.
• We learned that Acharya Vidya Charan Shukla is the President and Pandit Shivji Upadhyay is the General Secretary of Kashi Vidwat Parishad
• We got the phone number for Pandit Shivji Upadhyay and called him.
• We learned from him that there was a big legal tussle between two factions at Kashi Vidwat Parishad, which has only recently been resolved. With the legal troubles behind them, they have decided to have a web presence, hopefully by the end of the year. There were some very interesting revelations by Pandit Shivji, which I want to share with you.

First, all official decisions are taken by consensus by the 21 member executive committee. The claim that Kripaluji Maharaj was anointed as Jagatgurutam (i.e. foremost amongst all Jagatgurus) is patently false. There was never an official decision reached on this issue. This is something that a couple of KVP members did in their individual capacity, and no consensus was reached on this issue. It, therefore, has no official standing, whatsoever.

Secondly, Jagatgurutam is not a title that Kashi Vidwat Parishad has ever given to anyone. When I asked him why the JKP narrative is not challenged, he said that they don’t have the wherewithal to take on JKP. However, whenever someone asks them this question, they are always happy to provide the correct explanation.

Q&A With Jagadguru Claim Researchers

After receiving this news from one of the two people who conducted this research, I asked a few questions. Here are the answers:

Q: Why were you inspired to embark on this research mission?

A: All along I had my doubts about this whole thing: especially the "fifth original Jagatguru" and "Jagatgurutam" part (note: jagatguru is an alternate spelling of jagadguru). Many aspects of the story just didn’t add up. I had also read somewhere that the "photograph" of the event is a Photoshop job that involves many people from the Indian community in the Austin area. I just wanted to get to the bottom of this, once and for all.

Q: How long did it take? How did you make your tracking decisions?

A: I had been on this off and on, never really getting any hits. Kashi Vidwat Parishad has no web presence whatsoever. Its members are Sanskrit scholars, almost as removed from the recent technological advances as the Amazon tribes. Perhaps that explains why this charade has gone on for so long.

This past weekend my friend and I finally decided to go for the plunge. If you do a Google search on Kashi Vidwat Parishad, almost 99% of the hits are from Jagadguru Kripalu Parishat. The first step was to exclude “Kripalu” from the query. Then we started seeing other entries, most notably Kashi Vidwat Parishad’s pronouncement last year that Sai Baba may be venerated as a guru, but he is not God.

That gave us some encouragement, but then we hit a dead end. In a moment of inspiration, we decided to call Benaras Hindu University, which is a very prominent university in India, with a significant web presence. We called the Sanskrit Department and we were put through to one of their professors. This professor is not personally involved with Kashi Vidwat Parishad, but he gave the name of another professor who is. We then called the second professor, who provided the contact information for Pandit Shivji Upadhyay, the General Secretary of Kashi Vidwat Parishad.

Q: What was your motivation for doing this research — and what you hope the truth achieves?

A: There was a veil of incredulity around this whole stuff, and initially my motivation was just to remove that veil. Sadly, the Kashi Vidwat Parishad folks don’t have the means, or the skills, or the motivation to unmask this charade. Someone else has to do it. I am hoping that someone else can take it from where we have left off and expose this fraud fully and completely. At the very least, the "fifth original jagadguru" and "jagatgurutam" nonsense propaganda should come to an immediate end.

After learning a little more about this respectable organization, there’s another reason that has cropped up, which was not there before. Kashi Vidwat Parishad has a paucity of funds, which is preventing them from sharing their precious resources online. If some financial damages get awarded to them for misrepresentation of facts by JKP, that can go a long way in defraying the expense of digitizing their precious manuscripts (some of them several millennia old), and making them available on the web for the benefit of scholars and historians.

Q: What are your feelings about people twisting Hinduism in this way?

A: In Hinduism, there is no single founder, and there is no single holy book. Followers have the flexibility to believe in whatever aspect of godliness appeals to them. They may even choose not to believe in anything: atheism and agnosticism are completely compatible with Hinduism. While this is Hinduism’s greatest strength, it is also Hinduism’s greatest weakness. Because there is no single prescribed way, as in most other religions, the religion is susceptible to gross misrepresentation by charlatans. Western followers are the most vulnerable because they lack a solid grounding in the framework of Hinduism, and they blindly follow whatever their gurus say/do as the gospel truth.

The Truth Hurts — But it Also Sets You Free

The truth is this — Kripalu Maharaj lived in this world exclusively through his id. The id is related to the very base functions of the human brain based on our pleasure principle. In other words, the id wants whatever feels good at the time, with no consideration for the reality of the situation.

As such, Kripalu TOOK whatever he wanted his entire life, including many underage girls’ virginity, modest people’s life savings — and the title of “jagadguru.”

The truth is he was no God. He was just a man with insatiable worldly appetites, like any common demon in the scriptures. And many others went along with his charade (con game) helping him fulfill his desires by sacrificing their daughters, granddaughters, wealth, and rational thinking.

Can you handle the truth?

If you want to hear the truth first-hand, let me know. I have the phone number for Pandit Shivji Upadhyay, General Secretary of Kashi Vidwat Parishad.

Better yet, please help support Kashi Vidwat Parishad’s mission to digitize their precious manuscripts (some of them several millennia old), so they can make them available on the web for the benefit of scholars and historians, and the world.

Final Thought – You’d think the organization, JKP, who abused their name to win Kripalu fame, would contribute a little bit of their billion dollar trust fund to this cause, wouldn’t you?

Friday, July 31, 2015

Grateful on Guru Poornima — A Lesson in the True Meaning of Celebrating the Teachers on Your Journey

I was wrong.

A while ago I wrote a blog post announcing that I would never again celebrate Guru Poornima.

Today I received a message from one of my long-time supporters. This person was never a devotee, but is offended by the long-con fraud perpetrated by Jagadguru Kripalu Parishat and the damage it has done. 

Today I received a personal note from this person — and I’m going to share it with everyone, because the words are so beautifully stated and profound. Today I have learned the true meaning of Guru Poornima.
A couple of years ago you had a blog post where you had mentioned that you would never celebrate Guru Poornima again in your life. While I can surely empathize why you felt like that at the time, you could not have been more wrong.

Guru Poornima is one of the most important days of the Hindu calendar. It symbolizes the fact that we are eternal students, who are on a constant quest to learn.

It is a day to recognize the fact that our learning process never stops — from the cradle to the grave, from the womb to the tomb, so to speak.  

It's our duty to seek the right gurus (yes, the use of the plural word here is deliberate). These are the teachers who can unravel before us the countless mysteries of this universe. Teachers who can help in our personal, professional and emotional growth. Teachers who can help us cope with our problems with equanimity. Teachers who can help us with our spiritual growth etc. etc.  

No one guru can fit into all of these roles. So never seek a guru's advice in an area that is not the guru's expertise.

Always Remember the Cardinal Rule: You learn from the guru, but you never surrender to the guru. You seek the guru's advice, but you never let the guru make decisions for you. If you feel that the guru is misleading you, immediately step back and look elsewhere. 

There is some twisted logic in the following — but let me still try to explain. If you realize that the guru is willfully misleading you, he/she may be teaching you something important that you need to be thankful for. This is not the same thing as being willfully misled so the guru can profit from the deception. Understand the distinction.

Be thankful, but never get emotionally attached to your gurus. When you are done with learning from one guru, seek another.

No one knows everything that there is to learn, so this quest never stops. Always remember that no single guru can teach you everything. You will have multiple gurus with non-overlapping roles in your life.

So, Karen, you were wrong when you said that you will not celebrate Guru Poornima again. Go out and celebrate this important day, and show your gratitude to people who have taught you something in order to become a better person (e.g., your 12th grade English teacher). If the gurus are alive, call them, and show your appreciation for what they have done for you. If the gurus are dead, spend a moment in contemplation and remembrance.

I strongly believe that Guru Poornima should be observed by one and all, irrespective of whether or not you are a Hindu.
Thank you to the author of these words. I could not love them more. They are so beautiful. And they have inspired me to once again celebrate Guru Poornima.

I will not throw out a beautiful expression of gratitude because of the exploitative fake gurus in Jagadguru Kripalu Parshat.

Today I want to give thanks to a few of my important gurus since I left the JKP cult.
  • Thank you to the author of this message (who shall remain anonymous for specific reasons), but who has been a staunch supporter since day one.
  • Thank you to Dr. Madhu P. Godsay, who wrote a chapter in my book about the true tradition of the guru-disciple relationship in Hinduism, and gave me my first-ever glimpse of the truth of our eternal existence.
  • Thank you to Mohan Joshi, who has guided my spiritual awakening more profoundly in a few words than my ex-fake-gurus could in a billion words.
I am so very very appreciative of the guidance I have received from these three enlightened beings. 

THANK YOU with deep gratitude!

Guru Poornima Jay Ho!!!!