Scams and Scandals Involving spiritual People
It is a million dollar question about, why do spiritual people get themselves entangled in these kinds of scandals? And if they do why do they get caught? Well finding themselves in these situations isn’t new for holy people – even Jesus Christ was defamed with regards to Mary Magdaline who was supposed to be a whore in His times.
Tantrik Chandraswami was accused once, and was later proven innocent. There were 1000s of cases against Satya Sai Baba for possible paedophilia – again all baseless. Then we had our Premananda, who was arrested for multiple rapes and imprisoned for a double lifetime – he eventually died of liver failure inside the jail. Swami Nithyananda’s sizzling videos come up when you search for porn on google. And Jayendra Saraswathi was arrested for his possible involvement in a murder and also improper behaviour with his female disciples!
There seems to be a strange commonality where in except Chandraswami, all the other saints in the list were booked for improper sexual conduct. Sri Sri Ravi Shankar has not made to the list yet – he surely will come with a bang – it is just a matter of time.
The hidden facts
I personally know a woman, a close aide of Jayendra Saraswathi, who was offered Rs 4 lakhs by the Tamil Nadu Police Department to fabricate a story of sexual molestation against the Guru. It wasn’t about the murder or about any sexual misconduct – the matter was about a dispute between the Guru and the then Chief Minister with regards to a real estate property. Sexual misbehaviour is the easiest way to defame any spiritual Guru anywhere in the world. It works perfectly.
Premananda was basically from Sri Lanka, and in a very short span of time had his own spatial ashram with people from all over the world flocking to his ashram – a real bad news for the Tamil Nadu government, which was then struggling with the Sri Lankan refugees.
Politicians have never liked anyone else having a crowd for themselves, because it becomes very hard to win elections if a particular Guru becomes an opinion leader later. Any Guru who is hand in glove with the government and their policies will always have an easier life in the spiritual world. If you rebel, you will be axed for sure. Premananda spent rest of his life inside Vellore jail. And what was he doing inside the jail? He was giving discourses to the inmates everyday.
Satya Sai Baba’s problems reduced to a very large extent once Presidents and Prime Ministers started visiting his ashrams regularly. And also Sai Baba escaped the axe very intelligently by providing water schemes for the state and also by donating enough funds to the neighbouring states. Who would want to kill or defame a golden egg laying duck?
The land value of Bidadi was almost nil when Nithyananda started working on his ashram. He started doing well, people started flocking, the real estate values increased multifold, and moreover he was a Tamil – a sect of people hated by most of the locals. Place a camera under the Guru’s ass, and you take home a point. From close associates of the Guru I know that Sri Sri Ravi Shankar is always good with the government. No wonder he had this red light flashing on top of his car, and also the government has agreed to have metro station till his ashram. As a native Indian we all know the truth that no Indian government body works in our favour or even works without money being thrown at them.
Today it is Asaram Bapu. A 16-year-old books him for sexual assault, and expected damage has been successfully done. The case will go on and the truth as always will prevail.
This phenomenon of mud sledging and defamation isn’t copyrighted to India hence we cannot take much pride in it. It happens all over the world, even in the United States of America. The moment any government feels that an individual can become a threat to the voting behaviour, they send sexual charges knocking at their doors – who can forget all the bullshit thrown at Michael Jackson.