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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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Baba insisted on setting aside traditional caste distinctions. When that failed, bsba started to weep. Politicians, writers, actors, artists, and spiritual teachers came to inquire and pay their respects.

PHOTO Baba Muktananda – 319 Series

During this second world tourhe initiated many through Intensives, a weekend experience of chanting, meditation, and Vedic knowledge. Dinga said the German just sat in a full lotus position, and tried to steel himself against what happened next. He offered them a car, a house, and money. As head of food services, she saw Muktananda daily, and knew what was going on.

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. Hippies travelling through India looking for the endless high were either transformed by the routine or quickly moved on. Baba maintained a delicate balance between the popularity he received from his world tours and the traditional institutions of Indian culture. On the first night, Muktananda had tried to convince Mary she was being initiated mutananda tantric yoga – the yoga of sex.

This wasn’t “knowing” anything, because you only know something that is separate from you. There was no recourse but to leave, for the guru was the sole appeal, and he was as accustomed to lying as he was to breathing.


But if they don’t, people who come to them looking for truth are bqba disappointment. There is no guarantee against the weakness of anger, lust, and greed in the human soul. No one asked the peasants’ opinion. Yet his word was regarded by followers as so absolutely final that when each of us left and were branded “demons” by him, not a single soul among those who had been our brother and sister devotees for ten years questioned or objected, but unamimouly rejected us outright as the demented infidels he said we were.

It is indeed often those very persons who have thought themselves most perfect, most free and ungoverned, who have fallen most grievously; and their piteous fall is an occasion for great sadness, and should serve as a clear reminder of caution to us all. In the early days, I never thought of him as having sexual desires. One day, the guru remarked to her in Hindi, “Sex with Nina is very good. Retrieved from ” https: They differ over the ways he used muktanada. 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.

The guru does no wrong.

PHOTO Baba Muktananda – 322 series

He instilled strict discipline through a daily routine with periods of chanting, seva, and meditation. Dinga, a big man, was instructed not to interfere. Devotees from Mumbai, Delhi, and other parts of India came for weekends and babq. At South Fallsburg, Muktananda used to stand behind a curtain in the evening, watching the girls coming back to the dormitory.

They found the courtyard of Shree Gurudev Ashram filled with bejewelled elephants, musicians bbaba, and villagers chanting ecstatically.

He also instituted a traditional order of monastics. Them are few things sadder than a good guru gone bad. The cynics among us may object that a “good guru” is a contradiction in terms and certainly the spectacle of corrupt and authoritarian cults in recent years has cast a pall over the role of spiritual teachers.


In other words, he was accusing us of all the things he was doing himself. Chandra waited frantically at Berkeley’s Alta Bates Hospital for three quarters of an hour, only to learn that Michael was at work, unhurt. According to his description, it was a profound and sublime experience. Callender, Nobody is a Nobody, Amazonp. And, like all men who worship power, he was inevitably corrupted and destroyed by it.

MangaloreMadras PresidencyIndian Empire. Long-time devotee Abed Simli saw the attack, but figured Sripati had just flipped out. Mukyananda guru wasn’t pleased. Even a woman who is still close to the movement admitted that “the long hours were a drag. In the course of preparing this story, I talked with 25 present and former devotees; most of the interviews are on tape.

Swami Muktananda Paramahamsa () – Shanti Mandir

The threats stopped soon after Berkeley police officer Clarick Brown called on the Oakland ashram, but Chandra was badly frightened. He wrote about his sadhana and kundalini -related meditation experiences, in his autobiography. He wasn’t really penetrating his victims, they said. Though he was Muktananda’s right-hand man for construction, Michael Dinga worked “under incredible schedules with ridiculous budgets,” putting in the same hours as his crew.

He ordered Jennifer to come to his bedroom late one night, and told her to take her clothes off. Among the many Westerners who came seeking spiritual insight from Baba were scientists from Stanford Research Institute, who brought instruments with which they hoped to measure his higher states of consciousness.