Thursday, August 30, 2012

Former Insider Makes an Offer to All Victims of Kripalu Maharaj, Leader of Jagadguru Kripalu Parishat

The following comment was posted on this website in the comments section by a concerned person who knows the Jagadguru Kripalu Parishat (JKP) organization very very well. Please take his message seriously and spread the word. Let's see what we can do to expand the message and get to the bottom of the complete truth of JKP, Kripalu Maharaj, Prakashanand Saraswati (wherever he may be hiding), all JKP preachers, and anyone who helps them commit their crimes, which include child molestation. Thank you.

Thanks for your good work.

I would like to reflect upon a comparison of two organizations with similar, though not identical situations. Both are cult-like environments. Both have a glorified leader who is viewed by adherents as a god man. Both have aided and abetted enduring child molestation by leaders of the organization.

I am talking about Penn State University and Barsana Dham / Radha Madhav Dham / JKP. Though a comparison with the Catholic Church might also be appropriate. Maybe another time.

But let us look at how both organizations have handled the situation.

Penn State has managed, at least, to finally openly adjudicate the crimes of their past leaders in a reasonably fair and transparent manner. They have acknowledged the failings and are preparing for the consequences.

BD/RMD/JKP , on the other hand, have covertly helped their convicted leader to abscond and have taken an Orwellian approach to wiping out his past existence, in their preferable view of history.

Both of these reactions provide us with real evidence about the true nature of the respective organizations. Such an analysis will yield a result that is fairly close to the real truth. We can say that Penn State does have a core democratic and legal administration. We can say that they are truly interested in the future of their academic community.

We can also clearly discern that BD/RMD/JKP are totalitarian organizations where complete adherence to the organization’s dogma is required for participation. The facts include substantial and undeniable evidence of a long history of sexual abuse within the organization. Criminal proceedings against both primary the leaders of the organization have been prosecuted or are pending in several countries. There are claims of financial exploitation against the organization.

This shows us that BD/RMD/JKP are very clearly criminal and dangerous organizations. BD/RMD/JKP neither recognizes nor adheres to the laws and constitution of the nations in which they operate, including the U.S. Their greatest victims are their very own adherents, who are blind followers that have given up any hope of survival outside the organization. There is a significant attrition within the ranks, and those leaving the organization after having witnessed the criminal and offending acts. This means that BD/RMD/JKP must constantly recruit new people.

Therefore, in an effort to prevent any future damage by BD/RMD/JKP, it is imperative that those who have been expelled come forward and tell their true stories. I will gladly offer to provide and arrange legal counseling for anyone who steps forward. Your full discretion is guaranteed. The goal is to record and catalog testimony from a large number of individuals from around the globe. Those from outside the U.S.A. are also encouraged to get in touch.

Thank you.

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Official Word from Jagadguru Kripalu Parishat is that PrakashanandSaraswati has "Left the Earth Planet"

Jagadguru Kripalu Parishat helped this man escape justice.

Someone passed on this information to me today. One of Kripalu Maharaj's preachers was giving lectures in Dallas, Texas, recently. An elderly couple walked up to him afterwards and asked him: "What is going on at Barsnaa Dham? Where is Prakashanand Saraswati?"

He looked at them with a straight face and stated: "He's left the earth planet."

What lies won't they tell?

First of all, if he were dead, they would produce legal documentation so that the law would not keep hunting him down. He is, after all, still a fugitive from justice.

Secondly, the official word from the U.S.A. ashram, confirmed by several sources, is that he slipped out of Mexico with a disguise and fake passport. Now he presumed to be hiding in India or Nepal. And according to my sources he is "well protected."

Third, where is his long-time companion, Vishwambari Devi, who is also missing? Did she "die" too? Or is she hiding out with him in some remote village on the other side of the world?

Jagadguru Kripalu Parishat is an organization that will help a convicted felon get away, hide him, and then lie about it.

The next best question to ask is: who exactly helped him escape, starting the day he left Hays County, Texas?

Really, spiritual place, isn't it?

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Jagadguru Kripalu Parishat is a "Dark, Dark Place"

Someone recently told me the following story.
"When I was in Vrindaban one time, I was standing  with a Swami on the roof of an ashram building looking over Kripalu's ashram. I asked him what the Hindi words on Kripalu's ashram said. He said, 'Shyama Shyam Dham.' I asked him what that meant. He said, "A dark, dark place."

Kripalu Maharaj being arrested in Trinidad. He is using someone else's cane to fake being infirmed, as he never used one. Just another example of his dark tricks.Someone recently told me the following story:"WHen I was in Vrindaban one time, I stood on the roof of a temple over looking Kripalu's ashram. I asked the Swami next to me what the Hindi words on the ashram wall said. He said, 'Shyama Shyam Dham.' I asked him what that meant. He said, 'A dark, dark place.'"

This Swami clearly knew the truth about Kripalu's organization, as do many others in Braj. I've heard other stories of people in the Braj District of India knowing the truth about him. He is not liked anywhere in Braj. Why? Because he runs a dark, dark organization.

The darkness of Jagadguru Kripalu Parishat includes:

  • Raping underage girls. This is an activity that has been going on since he started his "guru" career in the 1950s. She was one of his many sex partners when she was young. Although he was arrested twice, he got off both times. So, he has never been held accountable for these crimes. The first time he got off in the corrupt India judicial system. The second time in the corrupt Trinidad judicial system. However, there is currently another rape case being investigated in the U.S.A.

  • Engaging in sexual activities everyday in his very own "sex factory" with willing adult devotees, and surprising those who don't know with molestation and sex. As one higher-up woman told me, "You never know what will happen when you go into his bedroom." Indeed, I've heard of everything from touching to digital rape to blow jobs.

  • Squeezing every dime he can possibly get from people. Typically, he "charges" hundreds of dollars for anything from giving you a bite of his food to selling you items such as jewelry and clothes that others have given him. Other times he just demands the money. Whenever a group of devotees call him to say hello, he talks briefly, but always manages to instruct the group to send him several thousand dollars.

  • In JKP ashrams, devotees are worked to the bone, doing everything from cleaning, to cooking, to construction -- all for free, and all in the name of "seva." Meanwhile, there is little time for sufficient rest. Which enhances the ability to control a person.

  • Strong-tactics by his many preachers around the world to get more people to follow them, so they can also squeeze them for every dime, and bring Kripalu more girls and money. The preachers can only go visit Kripalu in India if they bring him several thousands of dollars.

  • Threats and intimidation of anyone who leaves. This is why so many people have left quietly over the years, and never spoken out. They are all afraid of what could happen to them once they escape.

Thousands of people follow Kripalu Maharaj with the fervor of people afflicted with obsessive-compulsive disorder. Only a few who are in deep will ever wake up, accept the truth, and get out. They are too addicted to and brainwashed by the JKP propaganda. The rest just resign themselves to the steady abuses, believing Kripalu is God walking on earth and so they must put up with everything, the abuse, monetary excesses, and sexual activities, to attain the divine world.

The sad reality is that these rabid fans are destroying their lives, and the lives of their families who want them out of this destructive organization. Meanwhile they are helping to make Jagadguru Kripalu Parishat stronger -- and darker.

Monday, August 13, 2012

The Authentic Guru-Disciple Tradition in Hinduism – A Discussion by Dr.Madhu P. Godsay

Dr. Madhu P. Godsay, a life-long Hindu and business professional living in the United States, graciously offered to write an Afterward for my book, Sex, Lies, and Two Hindu Gurus. Years ago, he and his wife met one of Kripalu Maharaj's many preachers in New York City, Parikari. Like many Hindus, they were happy to find someone who could sing shlokas and give discourses on Hindu topics. However, it did not take long for them to recognize the deception and wrong motives of a Kripalu preacher. Dr. Godsay and his wife immediately stopped attending the satsangs. Later, in Austin, he visited Prakashanand Saraswati at his new ashram in Austin, Texas. When he recognized the style of satsang as that of Kripalu's and saw Kripalu's name mentioned on the chants, he questioned Prakashanand. Prakashanand denied even knowing Kripalu. This was in the early 1990s right after Kripalu had been arrested for raping two underage girls in India. Dr. Godsay's discussion in my book (posted here) presents an excellent perspective on the vital importance of verifying the validity of claims made by so-called "gurus" before getting involved with them.

Afterward for Sex, Lies, and Two Hindu Gurus by Dr. Madhu P. Godsay

First, verify the authenticity, purity, and legitimacy of any person calling themselves a guru, before you put your spiritual well-being in their hands.

In the preceding pages of this book (Sex, Lies, and Two Hindu Gurus), you read the story of the Barsana Dham ashram, the two JKP "gurus," and the experiences of this author. It is natural to feel disappointed, angry, and frustrated when we meet people possessing demonic dispositions. It is our misfortune when we fatefully get involved with such people, who will stop at nothing when it comes to lust, power, insatiable desires, and money. These types of people strive to amass, by unfair means, hoards of money and other things for the enjoyment of their sensual pleasures.

All religious traditions suffer from these types of guileless people, who constantly deceive people and prey on the innocent and gullible believers. The exploitation goes on, whether it is a religion or any other organization. These people, posing as “gurus,” are beyond any conscious ethics and morals. In most cases, therefore, it is not the tradition that is at fault. It is the fault of these deceptive personalities, who are exploiting the people who come to them and the traditions in which they faithfully believe.

It is my intention to describe, briefly, the authentic guru-shishya parampara (guru-disciple tradition), which dates back to literally thousands of years in India. It is still alive and well in India to this day. However, this tradition is not monopolized by India. The Western world has also seen the epoch of teacher-student relationships, which existed in Greece in the fourth century B.C., such as the famous triad of Socrates-Plato-Aristotle.

Although the word “guru” is used very loosely today to denote an expert in any particular field, it is mainly related to spirituality. In Sanskrit, the letter “gu” stands for darkness (in other words, ignorance) and the letter “ru” means that which removes the darkness. Thus, a guru is a teacher who removes the ignorance (darkness) from his disciple and helps him evolve into a person with appropriate spiritual knowledge.

Shishya” means disciple. The root of this Sanskrit word is “shas” meaning to teach, instruct, or provide a discipline. Traditionally, the student is seeking knowledge, particularly spiritual knowledge. He or she desires knowledge, and is ready and willing to follow a teacher’s instructions and discipline. The teacher, on the other hand, is the wellwisher of the disciple, is capable of imparting the knowledge, and is of clean character and above worldly affairs. The place where teaching takes place is called an ashram, which should be a quiet, simple place, away from the city environment, and conducive for spiritual development. Typically, the teacher and student are celibates. No material exchanges and transactions of any kind take place between them. This fact is a very important aspect of this relationship in Hindu tradition. Otherwise, it opens the door for exploitation of the student by the teacher.

This lack of a business-type relationship between the student and guru is essential. The student should never put his trust and devotion in a teacher who requests anything, either money, possessions, or anything physical. Once the student has found such a desire-less, non-self-serving teacher, only then can the student have confidence in the teacher’s capability and show respect for his knowledge. This relationship must remain pure for the entire duration of the relationship.

It is very important that this relationship remains pure. The student should be seeking nothing else but knowledge, and the guru should be taking nothing from the student. The student’s “surrender” to a guru should be based on the secure knowledge that he or she is not being taken advantage of or exploited by the guru.

What’s more, it’s important to understand that the student’s trust and devotion are not supposed to be based on blind faith or an expectation of miracles from the guru. Trust in the guru is supposed to be verifiable. In other words, there must be clear proof that the teacher actually possesses spiritual knowledge and is capable of imparting it. Without veracity, a person posing as a guru can say or do anything.

There are various famous pairs of guru-shishya in Hindu scriptures. In the Upanishads, one finds many philosophical dialogues between teachers and students. For instance, in the Mundakopanishad, the creator teaches his son Atharva, and Atharva teaches his disciple Angiva, and so on and so forth. Another famous scriptural pair is Lord Krishna and his disciple Arjuna in the Bhagavad Gita. In modern India, various saints such as Ramakrishna Paramhansa, Ramana Maharshi, Swami Chinmayananda, Swami Dayananad, etc., have imparted knowledge to hundreds of their disciples.

In India, Hindu children learn that their mothers and fathers are their first gurus. Then other gurus follow throughout their lives, including a spiritual guru. The highest guru is the one who teaches and gives the experience of “tat twam asi,” meaning, “You are Bhrahman (God).” Guru Dattatreya was once asked by King Yadhu the secret of his happiness and the name of his guru. He said atman (self) is my guru, yet I learned wisdom from nature.

Gurus can be roughly divided into two main classes:

  1. Bhakti (devotion) tradition, which is related to loving a form of god.

  2. Gyan (knowledge) tradition, which is related to impersonal devotion.

The bhakti form of the guru-shishya relationship generally incorporates:

  • Devotion to the guru as a divine figure.

  • The belief that such a guru will eventually impart moksha, peace, or divine power to the shishya.

  • The belief that the shishya, with strong devotion and preparedness, will gain the merit.

The danger in the bhakti tradition lies in the choice of a guru. There is real danger that ignorance and blind faith can mislead a shishya from what he or she is really seeking. In the gyan-based relationship, there is less danger of deceit, because the student does not worship the guru as God.

Some learned and God-realized people, like J. Krishnamurti and Lahiri Mahasaya, refused to allow their followers to organize any kind of organization or sampraday around them. Their relationship was strictly based on the exchange of knowledge. The guru’s only goal is to help the shishya accomplish his or her spiritual advancement via his or her own ability to look within from a healthy, unattached perspective.

In the annals of guru-shishya tradition there are various types of sampradayas (organizations). There are the demonic types—like the Bernie-Maddox-type, which prey on people’s innocence, beliefs, and gullibility. This is what we witnessed with the Barsana Dham episode, and its fake “gurus,” who were clearly only interested in exploiting people.

However, despite the people with ulterior motives acting as gurus, having wrong intentions, and no true knowledge to impart, the tradition of the teacher-student relationship in spiritual advancement has endured over thousands of years—and will continue to endure long into the future. With so many calling themselves “guru” today, it is more important today than ever before for every student seeking a guru to hold that guru up to the standards that have endured through the ages: true knowledge, right motivation, and pure intentions

Om, Shanti, Shanti, Shanti

Peace, Peace, Peace.