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After being obliterated by a cyber-attack in 2013 — RishikaXcult.com is now back online — and ready to spill some secrets.
Read the updated version of my memoir, including five new chapters — Sex, Lies, and Two Hindu Gurus — Telling Their Secrets and Finding My Truth!
Here's the updated book's press release.
Re-released with Five New Secret-Spilling Chapters on June 30th 2015
Cult Tried to Bomb, Ban, and Bury Memoir that Reveals Gurus’ Dark Secrets
— including a Secret “Sex Factory,” a Charity Scam, Physical Attacks, and More
AUSTIN, TEXAS, 30 June 2015 — Exactly eight years ago today, on June 30th, 2007, Karen Jonson sat down with a blank journal and wrote the following words:
“All I’ve ever wanted my whole life was to find God. And now I think I’ve found the devil.”
That was the beginning of what would become a memoir of her life in the U.S. ashram of two Hindu gurus, called Jagadguru Kripalu Parishat.
Once thought to be gods incarnate, the “gurus” were actually conmen living secret lives, Karen learned. While running an international "spiritual organization," they were running an elaborate, secretive underground crime organization that included a “sex factory,” charity and money laundering scams, and physical threats and attacks. Her research also revealed that the fake gurus were molesting women and underage girls on a massive scale.
As a first-hand observer in the ashram, Karen knew she had to expose their crimes. So she started a secret life of her own — gathering and recording as many insider secrets as she could for the next 10 months, before one guru’s arrest for child molestation on April 25th 2008. Her journals became her memoir — Sex, Lies, and Two Hindu Gurus: Telling Their Secrets and Finding My Truth*.
Beginning in 2013, Karen’s former gurus began attacking everything related to the book. Their efforts included an attempt to get Amazon to ban the book from its virtual book shelves, a bid to remove the book’s video trailer from YouTube, and a DDoS cyber-attack on her blog with the same intensity used to bring down WikiLeaks.com.
Now, Karen is re-releasing her memoir with five new chapters. Along with stories about the gurus’ bedroom rituals, offering virgins to the gurus, and a criminal trial for child sex abuse, the revised edition of Sex, Lies, and Two Hindu Gurus also reveals:
· How one guru escaped from Texas to India after being convicted on child sex abuse
· The experiences of an underage girl raped by the head guru who sued the cult — and won
· The suspicious death of the head guru — at the hands of his own people?
“Writing this book was the hardest thing I’ve ever done,” said Karen, “because I had to relive every single incident and re-tell every single secret I heard about two people who I once considered to be divine. Despite the personal pain I endured, I was compelled to share the truth to help others steer clear of this cult. During the process, I have communicated with many others who had been abused, including girls who were raped as minors. They told me the book helped them surmount their pain. Because of this, writing the book was worth all of the personal pain I endured.”
The updated release of Sex, Lies, and Two Hindu Gurus — Telling Their Secrets and Finding My Truth is available as a Kindle ebook and print book on Amazon everywhere outside of the India subcontinent.
On the India subcontinent, HarperCollins India released a version of the memoir in 2014, titled Sex, Lies, and Two Hindu Gurus — My Journey to Hell and Back.
The 358-page soft-cover edition is $15.97. The Kindle edition is $9.99.
* Note: The original title of Karen Jonson’s memoir was: Sex, Lies, and Two Hindu Gurus — How I Was Conned by a Dangerous Cult and Why I Will Not Keep Their Secrets.
Learn more at the book's new website: www.SexLiesandTwoHinduGurus.com
Order book from Amazon here: Sex, Lies, and Two Hindu Gurus
Tuesday, June 30, 2015
Sunday, July 21, 2013
If You See Kripalu Maharaj or Prakashanand Saraswarti Turn One into Authorities and Run From the Other
If you see Prakashanand Saraswati, please call authorities. He is an escaped felon who was convicted on 20 counts of child molestation. He is believed to be in North India, but could be anywhere in the wold. He could be wearing a disguise.
Today millions around the world are worshiping their gurus through celebrations, from simple to over-the-top. Guru poornima is described as “an auspicious occasion” falling on the full moon day of the month of Ashad (July-August) where students honor their gurus by offering respect and gifts, and participating events that honor their gurus.
This year guru poornima is today, Monday July 22 — but I won’t be celebrating.
Although I celebrated guru poornima for 15 years, I will not be celebrating it this year — or ever again. My first guru poornima celebration was in July 1992 and my last was in 2006. By 2007, I knew my two “gurus” were nothing but sexual predators and con men.
The convicted felon Prakashanand Saraswati is still sought by the U.S. Marshals.
Here’s why I’ll never again celebrate guru poornima:
1. Gurus, like any teacher, aren’t meant to control your life forever.
No one needs a guru, especially not for a lifetime. If someone wants a teacher on the spiritual path, the relationship should be like that of any student to any teacher. You learn something, and go on your way. After all, do you throw an annual party for your first grade teacher?
2. Gurus aren’t God or replacements for God.
No matter how many versus of the Bhagavad Gita my ex-gurus recited telling us that “the guru is greater than God,” many times I thought: I really just want to worship God directly.
3. Gurus drain our personal power.
Worshiping another person, even a so-called guru, diminishes our own personal power and hands it over to them.
4. Gurus are not spiritual superheroes.
Since leaving my cult five years ago, I’ve studied the histories of many so-called gurus, especially those who came to the west. While they each have their unique shtick, there is a palpable similarity: They pretend to be spiritual superheroes — and their followers eat it up.
5. Gurus bring out the worst in people.
Even before I realized my gurus were fake, I suffered mightily to stay on the path because of the other people. There is so much jockeying for proximity, ambitious, jealous, selfishness, and down-right craziness surrounding theses charismatic con men and women that living in the guru’s insular world is a painful way to spend a spiritual journey that should be way more joyful.
6. Gurus tell us to kill our egos and become humble.
Translation: lose your individuality so you are easier for me to manage and exploit.
By the way, if you see my ex-fake-guru, the convicted felon, Prakashanand Saraswati, please immediate call authorities. He is known to be in India, but could be anywhere in the world.
If you see the child rapist Kripalu Maharaj, grab your children and run.
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Wednesday, June 19, 2013
"Hari Nimitta Jo Paap Kar Soi Punya Kahaya" — This is the TrueInner-Circle Teaching of Kripalu Maharaj and Jagadguru Kripalu Parishat
Do You Really Want to Belong to an Organization that Teaches This to Some of its Followers in Private — in Particular Underage Girls and Women?
While the masses who follow Kripalu Maharaj or any of his 28 preachers (current number) naively believe his “spiritual teachings” to be pure, people who orbit in the multiple layers of inner circles around him know better.
What are they taught that you aren’t?
Hari nimitta jo paap kar soi punya kahaya.
It means: “If you do any sin in the name of God, it is a good karma not a bad karma.”
Now stop and think about this for just a minute. Why in the world would a devotee of God need to commit a sin for anyone, let alone in the name of God?
There can be only one reason. The sins they are committing benefits the guru in some way.
Kripalu’s Inner-Circle Secret Mantra Hides His Dark Secrets
Kripalu Maharaj in his bed in Rangeeli Mahal, Barsana India — just one of the scenes of his crimes of having sex with women and underage girls. His female follows tell the women and girls that "doing a sin for God is a good karma."
In fact, the answers in Jagadguru Kripalu Parishat are much darker than most decent people want to — or can — believe.
The sins that Kripalu wants young girls and women to commit are having sex with him, bringing him sex partners, and hiding the sex acts from everyone else — including their parents (in the case of underage girls), their husbands (in the case of married women), and the authorities, when they conduct the occasional investigation.
The truth is that this lesson is one of the first things taught to innocent young girls who come to his ashrams to live or visit.
Kripalu’s Secret Sins — Known Only to Select Females (and a Few Men)
The higher-up women, like the preachers and ubiquitous females like Hari Dasi (in India) and others, repeat this like a mantra over and over in private to them.
Once someone is indoctrinated into his inner circle secret, then they also start repeatedly whispering it to other females.
And on and on it goes — for the past many decades.
It becomes the experienced women’s “seva” to drill this mantra into the minds of new girls and women, so that when they are taken into Kripalu’s bedroom they don’t freak out when he begins molesting them.
One time one of Kripalu’s main servants walked up to a 12 year-old-girl in India who had not yet been properly prepped, and said told her, “Go make love to Kripalu.”
She looked at the woman in shock and said, “Don’t you think I’m a little young for that?” Then she ran and told her mother.
Naturally, they immediately left the ashram in fear and in horror.
That was at least one girl saved from the clutches of the child sex offender, Kripalu Maharaj.
But the women pimps in Jagadguru Kripalu Parishat don’t make that mistake very often.
I would love to hear from any Hindu to let me know if and how Hari nimitta jo paap kar soi punya kahaya fits into Hinduism.
Thursday, June 6, 2013
Fools or Foolish? — While Thousands of Young Girls are Lured or Forced into Kripalu’s Bedroom, this Foundation Hands Jagadguru Kripalu Parishat Another Tool to Play its Con Game
Vishaka Tripathi, Kripalu Maharaj's daughter, receiving the "award." She is playing a big role now in winning political influence in India to make all the various criminal charges and complaints go away. Within JKP, she is called a "divine being," and is said to be the incarnated "Vishaka gopi" -- one of the eight personal aids of Radha (of course, Kripalu is said to be Radha Krishna in the flesh).
Why would the Rajiv Gandhi Global Excellence Award give an award to a known child rapist?
For years, Kripalu Maharaj’s bedroom secrets were kept hidden from view.
Then two miracles happened: The widespread availability of the Internet in the 1990s and Kripalu’s arrest for raping a young girl in Trinidad in 2007.
These two events worked together to produce volumes of information previously unavailable to people around the world about the dark secrets of Kripalu and his organization, Jagadguru Kripalu Parishat.
So there is no longer any excuse for claiming ignorance.
A Bright Light Shines on Kripalu’s Dark Secrets
Today a light is shining on Kripalu’s dark secrets. And yet many people look away from the truth.
So it leads me to wonder: Why don’t organizations like this one do their due diligence and find out whom they are giving awards to?
- Why do they exalt an organization with a dark history — thereby, further fooling more people — and risking those people getting conned too — and more women and young girls getting raped?
- Are organizations and awards like this one bought and paid for?
- Are these organizations easily impressed by someone dressed in orange with millions of dollars and scores of followers?
- Are they doing it for political reasons — to get extra votes from the gurus’ followers?
- Or are they just blind to the truth and easily fooled by lies?
Fooled or Foolish? How would you define Rajiv Gandhi Global Excellence Award Foundation?
I asked my questions to some people who know JKP all too well — and here’s what I learned.
There is a devotee in JKP who is an active member of Congress party in New Delhi, and he is the main helper behind getting the Rajiv Gandhi Excellence award.
Further, there are several cunning people in Kripalu’s gang — seven whose names I know (and will happily share with the authorities), plus the three daughters of Kripalu — working diligently to involve more and more party leaders into their organization.
Why is this important to JKP?
Only one reason: To gain influence to get all of the many legal cases and complaints against Kripalu dismissed — including rape cases (that the public does not yet know about) and also Prakashanand Saraswati’s criminal case from the U.S. (He is currently in hiding and under the full protection of JKP.)
JKP ashrams have been raided by the CBI, but everyone living there is well versed in how to make sure nothing bad is found — they lie and (in the case of underage girls) they hide.
The Real Reason Kripalu Started a School for Girls
As regards Kripalu’s “school for girls,” many people who know the truth know exactly why he chose to start a school for girls — he is obsessed with young girls.
He has raped thousands of them from all over the world. (Remember, that the outrageousness of Kripalu’s crimes is one of the main reasons blind people won’t believe the truth.)
It’s for that very reason that, at the last minute, he didn’t go to Fiji and New Zealand on his so-called “World Tour” in 2007, even though he and his whole gang already had plane tickets — because his gang heard that he might be arrested for raping underage girls from those countries.
Having a school has given him easy access to more young girls for years.
Since Kripalu’s arrest for rape in Trinidad (a case that mysterious “disappeared” after Prakashanand Saraswati, Kripalu’s faithful servant of fifty-plus years) flew to Trinidad with several large checks), JKP started saying it was all about “charity.”
However, up until then the only so-called charity it had done was the girls school. And clearly that was for ulterior motives. (Proof of this is that JKP never used to promote it — because why promote something created for the wrong reasons?)
All the Rajiv Gandhi Global Excellence Award Foundation has accomplished is given a very corrupt organization another tool for luring in people and conning them of their money, lives, and dignity. It is helping JKP’s unscrupulous members to collect more cash and its perverted men in orange to have more illegitimate and illegal sex.
JKP Gains Another Tool for Conning More People
JKP wasted no time is publishing the news. Here is how JKP is already bragging about this award from a press release — and using it for propoganda:
“The institution, managed by the followers of Jagadguru Kripaluji Maharaj, was especially recognised for its effort on education in the remote village of Mangarh in Uttar Pradesh that is now an inspiration for many similar endeavours nationally, a statement said.”
Do you know what happens in Mangarh?
That is a village basically owned by Kripalu. And those who know say there is not a single woman or girl living there whom Kripalu has not molested.
Who could stop him in a remote, poor village?
Knowing him as I do, I completely believe this — and feel so sad that JKP has been handed another tool to play its con game and hurt more people.
Shame on you Rajiv Gandhi Global Excellence Award Foundation.
I welcome — and will publish — a response from the Rajiv Gandhi Global Excellence Award Foundation, should they wish to provide the people of the world an explanation for this travesty.
Saturday, May 11, 2013
The only way to save more people from the large and long-running con game of Jagadguru Kripalu Parishat is to share the truth. Please help spread the truth about Jagadguru Kripalu Parishat. Please sent them a link to this web page — including every college, temple, and Hindu organization near you.
It’s Easy to Learn About Kripalu’s Arrests for Rape — and Prakashanand Saraswarti’s Arrest and Conviction for Child Molestation — Just Google Them!
Why are organizations like the Center for Interfaith Relations and the Hindu Students Association of Austin College still acting like the founders of Jagadguru Kripalu Parishat are not child rapists?
After all, the critical information about the true nature of this organization is readily accessible on the Internet for everyone to see — with just a few clicks.
There’s the news about Kripalu Maharaj’s (aka Ram Tripathi) arrest for rape in Trinidad.
And the subsequent sharing of information about his true nature — and his dark secrets.
There’s the information about his arrest in the early 1990s for raping two underage girls.
There are stories on my blogs from girls who were sexually abused by him.
There’s the deluge of news about Prakashanand Saraswati’s (founder of Radha Madhav Dham) arrest and conviction for child molestation in Texas — and subsequent escape into Mexico, then India, where he’s hiding in plain sight today.
And, of course, there’s my book, Sex, Lies, and Two Hindu Gurus, which tells all of Kripalu’s and Prakashanand’s dirty big secrets of sex abuse, money corruption, and typical cult machinations.
No Shortage of Facts Available Online About JKP’s Corrupt History
Maybe the students from Austin College who attended holi at Radha Madhav Dham recently don’t know about the conviction and felonious escape of the founder of Barsana Dham, but the college advisors certainly should.
After all, it was all over the local media during and after the trial.
The Austin American-Statesman covered the trial every single day, and followed up with more stories about Prakashanand’s escape from justice.
The national news also reported the story — as did India news media.
Here’s my post about the many followers of Kripalu and Prakashanand who helped him escape. And there were many others who also helped, but who are not mentioned in the legal documents.
Maybe the organizers of the Festival of Faiths don't know anything about Prakashanand's arrest, conviction, and escape, and Kripalu's arrests for rape and subsequent revelations about his true nature either — but they should have learned before inviting a JKP person to speak, along with His Holiness the Dalai Lama.
Prior to the mid-1990s, people could be excused for not knowing Kripalu and Prakashanand’s dirty secrets — because they hid them so well.
But today, with the Internet, there is really no excuse anymore, in my opinion.
The Blind Leading the Blind – Why Won’t People Open Their Eyes
Every religion on Earth has its con games, sociopaths, and child abusers. Everyone knows that.
So why wouldn’t people do a few minutes of online research before getting mixed up with and inadvertently supporting a corrupt so-called spiritual organization — especially one that hurts children?
I’m shocked that Austin College didn’t do its due diligence before allowing 15 students to go to Austin and get mixed up with JKP?
I’m even more shocked that the Center for Interfaith Relations is allowing anyone from JKP, let alone Siddheshwari, who has her own personal history of sexual shenanigans that resulted in the closing of her organization, formerly called the Divine Love Mission.
She admitted to a group of her followers that she’d had sex with Kripalu, another JKP preacher, and some of her “followers.”
After the followers kicked her out, the group sent a letter to her newsletter mailing list warning them about her and about Kripalu’s desire to have sex with underage girls.
With all of this information — and more — out there, why would any organization want to risk exposing more people to this corruption and abuse?
Some people have told me that JKP denies everything and says, “It’s a conspiracy” and other such nonsense. Of course, they say that and make other excuses.
Do you really think they want to lose their grand moneymaking and child-abusing scam?
No they don’t! They’ll say anything to keep it running. That’s got to be obvious.
I’m continually shocked by how willing some people are to shut their eyes to the truth — and just blindly accept that anyone wearing the garb of a religious person and claiming to be “spiritual” is given the opportunity to perpetuate their con game — and hurt others.
How spiritual is that?
I welcome feedback from the Center for Interfaith Relations and Austin College.
You Can Help Educate More People About JKP. It's Easy.
Please help spread the truth about Jagadguru Kripalu Parishat. Simply sent them a link to this web page — including every college, temple, and Hindu organization near you — because it’s the right thing to do to keep people free of JKP's clutches.