Rape Charges Filed against Nithyananda – 29 Nov 10

City:
Wiesbaden
Country:
Germany

Yesterday I wrote about Sathya Sai Baba and how he succeeded to save himself from accusations and even court charges through high political connections. Another fraudulent guru from South India, also trying to make political bonds to save himself, was not that much successful with this strategy. The world got to know about Nithyananda when his sex scandal came out in March this year. A video tape was published by his former driver that showed him in bed with different women. Only a bit later he was searched for and finally arrested. After approximately two months he came out of jail on bail and today finally the charge sheets for his case were filed by the CID.

Nithyananda and four of his associates are charged with rape, unnatural sex, cheating, criminal intimidation and criminal conspiracy. One of the four is accused of destroying evidence. This evidence consisted of hundreds of contracts that Nithyananda and his organization asked people to sign. In these contracts participants agreed that programs will contain nudity, sexual activity and practice of tantric secrets. In short, it was an agreement that the master can ask the participants to have sex with him. They actually signed that they would not mind anything of that and would surely never file a case against Nithyananda because of these sexual activities.

I think in a case like this it is very hard for the victims to have the courage to go into public. Maybe hundreds of people have signed his contract and had ‘tantra time’ with him. Because of restrictions of society and worries for their reputation however, only very few women will be courageous enough to actually stand up against him. Even though the investigating parties always announced that it would be confidential, it was difficult to do this step for many and this is how it has taken so long to get 101 witnesses from India and abroad to back up the charges.

I actually got to know about Nithyananda last year when I was in America and staying with some of his followers. I felt weird about him and his message and published a video in my diary expressing my feelings. This was even long before his scandal. When his sex video came out, I wrote again in my blog and just advised him to be honest. He could have accepted that he was in love with that girl, he could have just said that he was never living in celibate and he could just have left his dirty guru business. He, the great master however, had to make drama and tried to find a way out of it in a dishonest way. Hiding, lying and posting video messages online, he tried all he could to keep up the illusion of the holy man. He did not understand that this was actually his problem and his biggest problem. This is why I believe that he should get punished for what he did even if it is difficult to find witnesses or proof. He needs to understand that he has to stop cheating people on the name of religion. He sells enlightenment for money and the path to liberation goes through his bedroom. Money and sex, a big name and some fame, that’s all it was about and if there is no will to change, he needs to learn it in this way.

I would like to make another request to government and police or to the people everywhere: please forgive him if he feels sorry for what he did, promises to close his enlightenment shop and shut down his fake Guru business. Maybe he can find another job to survive with honesty and learn to live without golden thrones.

You can always read updates on Nithyananda here: http://nithyananda-cult.blogspot.com/

More diary entries about Nithyananda:

1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8

9 Replies to “Rape Charges Filed against Nithyananda – 29 Nov 10”

  1. Your posts of yesterday and today remind me again of how sad it is that so many people lack the common sense to see what has always been obvious to me: A true spiritual master has no interests in pursuing wealth, power over others, promiscuous sex, or addictions to intoxicating substances in addition. Anyone interested in such pursuits obviously has no spiritual mastery at all to teach me. Many of these false gurus are good at writing books and making speeches. So they should limit themselves to just this, only writing books and making speeches. They could make a good enough living doing this. But it’s their worldliness and material lusts that lead them to take advantage of people who don’t have the common sense to know better than to become their followers.

  2. I doubt very much that this is the only swami who is a cheat and a fraud. That is why man needs to prostrate only to God, worship only God and put only God on a pedestal.

  3. But Swami Ji, if we only forgive him when he is sorry for what he did we deprive ourselves of our own light. Did you never experience a time when you did not know god, in your youth perhaps? You never did anything as hurtful as this man but could you willingly escape your own ego then? Or did your wisdom happen TOO you and suddenly you knew what you did not before? Before moments of wisdom, people can never imagine what that wisdom is like. The people most trapped in their egos do not have a choice about it. This man may not be able to bear the thought of honesty or see any reason for it. No matter what, he would not choose this path he has choosen if he saw the harm it did to himself; if he saw how he perpetuated his own misery, because after all he is only trying desperatly to escape it and he thinks that will come by protecting his image. You yourself said that he cannot see. It is true that he cannot. I know you fear the abolition of consequences and taking resoinsibility for oneself through this kind of thinking. But I am not saying that he should not be stopped or controled. He is harming people and so it is natural to stop him. But forgiving him and releasing yourself from your own judgements is something different. The more egoic I find myself to be the more my heart is burdened with judgment and in the times I have freed myself from this or when freedom happened to me there was nothing in my heart but compassion…There was nothing to resist and nothing to judge but the harm that was done and the suffering in other people’s hearts and where it came from had never been so clear. This is my own expereince. When I KNEW myself, I knew god and god lurked behind the personality and behavior of every being on earth. I COULD love a criminal. It did not take effort. Nor did their struggles bother me. I saw their hurt very clearly on the surface and how they lived in that illusion and I recognized a conciousness without boundries that was much larger than this as their essence. God lurks behind Nithyananda as well, as his true essence. Nithyananda lives on the surface and does not know himself and it makes him a hurtful person. But if we do not forgive his foolishness we not only do not know who he is but we keep ourselves from knowing ourselves. We keep ourselves away from our own essence. Why is it that we cannot forigive him? I look within myself at this moment, during my own current struggle with forgivness and I see a ball of tightness rise through my chest. The only way I know how to explain what I find is that my ego feeds from my willingness to be disgusted by him. I love and value your beautiful diary entries. Thank you for sharing them.

  4. Sometimes I forget what unconditional respect can lead me towards. Or I forget why it is a natural thing to give. I think that this phrase points to that reason. It is what everyone deserves….

  5. Looks like Nithyananda is conjuring up some pretty bad karma for himself. It’s unfortunate, but it’s good that you wish him forgiveness, honesty, and change. There is god lurking behind him, as Jesse (above) states. If he opens up to the god within, he could learn to forgive himself and be real. I wouldn’t hold him to his failures as a fake guru. I would hope that he could turn around in this lifetime and make a better name for himself. We will see…

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