Swami Muktananda ( – ), the Siddha Guru, resided for the latter part of his life in Ganeshpuri, India. His inner blaze electrified a generation of people. Swami Muktananda was affectionately known by all as simply Baba. He was drawn to the spiritual path early in life after meeting the great ascetic yogi Bhagavan. We are writing this article in order to introduce a new way of understanding the late spiritual teacher, Swami Muktananda (), who.

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At South Fallsburg, Muktananda used to stand behind a curtain in the evening, watching the girls coming back to the dormitory. Look within for happiness. He was a disciple and the successor of Bhagavan Nityananda. Another of Muktananda’s victims was a woman I’ll call “Jennifer. An intensive given muktabanda Oakland in May drew participants, and people had to be turned away. Sally said that a breakfast that sold for two muktamanda actually cost the ashram about three cents.

Aware of Muktananda’s power over people who were devoted to him, she saw it as a form of rape. To her knowledge, did Muktananda have sex with women in the ashram? The other person Mary confided in was Malti, Muktananda’s longtime translator.

Baba Muktananda said he was a Siddha, the representative of a centuries-old Hindu lineage. Politicians, writers, actors, artists, and spiritual teachers came to inquire and pay their respects. In Muktananda went to Ganeshpuri to receive the darshan of Bhagavan Nityananda, the saint who had originally inspired Muktananda’s search for God. A German boy in his twenties, whom Dinga described as “obviously in a disturbed state” had started flailing around during a meditation intensive.

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Inafter Muktananda’s death, William Rodarmor printed several accusations of physical and sexual abuse, in CoEvolution Quarterlyfrom anonymous female devotees that Muktananda regularly mukatnanda sex with them. His successors are now in a dilemma: With malicious glee, he cunningly stole from hundreds of trusting souls their hearts and wills, their self-trust, their very sanity, their very lives.

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She said her day was spent in work, chanting, meditation, and silence. His birth name was Krishna Rai. A parade of Mercedes-Benzes used to drive up to the Ganeshpuri ashram with rich visitors, said Baaba.

Central to his teachings were to “See God in each other,” [15] and “Honor your Self. Or he wasn’t ejaculating – an important distinction to some, since retaining the semen was supposed to be a way of conserving the kundalini energy.

When that failed, he started to weep. After years of repressing their growing doubts about Muktananda, Michael and Chandra finally drew the line when they learned he was molesting a year-old girl.

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I almost jumped when the peacock feathers, firmly but with a soft weightiness, hit me repeatedly on my head, and then gently brushed my face as [Muktananda] [ CQ independently contacted his major sources and confirmed the authenticity of their quotes and allegations. When crowds saw Muktananda step from a black limousine to a babaa Lear jet, it was clear that the diminutive, orange-robed Indian was an American-style success.

He walked among the meditators, touching them with his hands and with a peacock feather wand, and transmitting the energy of spiritual awakening, known as shaktipat. He offered them a car, a house, and money. Sarah Caldwell argued that Muktananda was both an enlightened spiritual teacher and a practitioner of Shakta Tantrism, but also “engaged in actions that were not ethical, legal or liberatory with many disciples. He gave of himself, constantly expressing his devotion for his own Guru and affirming that everything that happened in his presence occured through the muktanandda of Bhagavan Nityananda.

There is no absolute assurance that enlightenment necessitates the moral virtue of a person.

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The swami himself claimed to be completely celibate. Baba said, Meditation is universal. In the early days, I never thought of him as having sexual desires. Muktananda was still largely unknown. Chidvilasananda replied, “I’m very glad they gave you a very muktanahda story to cover themselves up and I want to tell you I don’t want to get into mumtananda story because I know their story, too, and I do not want to say anything about it.

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He was the guru He studied yoga, Ayurvedic medicine, Indian martial arts, and the Vedic scriptures, and learned from many great yogis and saints. Once Siddha meditation caught on, said Chandra Dinga, “money poured into the ashram. Noni Patel took a rubber hose, a foot-and-a-half long, and beat and questioned the boy for thirty minutes while a large black man called Hanuman held him.

This precipitated an intensive nine years of meditation practice, which culminated when Nityananda advised his students, Muktananda has become enlightened, he is liberated. The laundress “told me Baba was doing things to her,” said Chandra.

After years of meditation, Muktananda experienced enlightenment. Devotees with less prestige were completely dependent on the guru’s generosity. InMuktanabda departed on a jumbo jet with devotees. He also charged that Muktananda had engaged in other behaviour at odds with wider societal norms. Some people would only talk to me if promised anonymity, and some are bitter at what they feel was Muktananda’s betrayal of their trust.

Chandra said she had rationalized the guru’s having sex in the past, but was dismayed to learn it had happened to her young friend Mary.