As I’ve made an effort to expose the dark side of Jagadguru Kripalu Parishat and its gurus, including Kripalu Maharaj, I’ve had many people tell me “thank you.” I’ve also had many people say some version of: “You are very brave to speak out against this organization?”
Comments like that always make me wonder: Why is it brave to tell the truth? Why is it brave to speak out about the gurus’ dark secrets? Why is it brave to take a stand against child abuse?
What should I be afraid of?
From my perspective, I do not feel brave. I feel compelled. In other words, I believe that warning others about the hidden side of this cult is not a choice: It’s something I MUST do as a public service. Why? Because it’s the right thing to do.
I’ve been guided and supported by many people along the way and by information that I have uncovered. One quote is a constant source of inspiration, and a reminder that I will never stop speaking out against the criminal, abusive JKP cult. Edmund Burke, an 18th-century British Statesman, said: “All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.”
As far as being afraid of JKP goes, I have heard stories of the organization intimidating and harming people who dare to speak out. Some of them are nasty and cruel stories, such as forcing devotees who want to leave into mental hospitals and giving them intense regimens of anti-psychotic drugs – and worse.
However, I am not afraid of JKP.
I would only be afraid if I allowed JKP to take away my right to freedom, my right to tell my story to the world, and my right to be a good person doing something.