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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Those who willingly put aside their own autonomy, their own moral judgment, to obey even a Christ, a Buddha, or a Krishna, do so at risk of losing a great deal more than they can hope to gain.

Through meditation, we become aware of the fundamental unity of all creation. Members of the guru’s inner circle, however, say Muktananda regularly had sex with his female devotees. It is indeed often mjktananda 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 mmuktananda, and should serve as a clear muktanands of caution to us all.

Hippies travelling through India looking for the endless high were either transformed by the routine or quickly moved on. While on tour in Denver, Noni came down to the kitchen to be ,uktananda for a strange wound in his side. InBhagawan Nityananda acknowledged the culmination of Muktananda’s spiritual journey, and gave him a small piece of land at Ganeshpuri, near Bombayinstructing Muktananda to create an ashram there.

They were trained and sent to teach, run Intensives and courses, and represent Baba in his expanding centers throughout the world. Muktananda himself was said to have been very attached to money. She says the gradual unfolding of the dark side of her guru’s personality chipped away at her love and respect. It is not the property of any particular religion or nationality.

I N THE first of his eight years with Muktananda, Yale dropout Richard Grimes said he was “in a funny kind of grace period, where you’re so involved with the beginning of inner Life that you don’t really notice what is going on. The threats stopped soon after Berkeley police officer Clarick Brown called on the Oakland ashram, but Chandra was badly frightened. There is no guarantee against the weakness of anger, lust, and greed in the human soul.

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The majority of his students returned to their homes, and he encouraged them to meditate and deepen their spiritual understanding, and to integrate that into their lives.

He received shaktipat initiation from him at 15 August of that year.

Death threats started to reach the Dingas toward the end of Aprilsix months after they had left the ashram. After they left, the Dingas say they were denounced by the guru, and their lives threatened. He also instituted a traditional order of monastics. MangaloreMadras PresidencyIndian Empire.

When Nityananda died inMuktananda said the guru passed the Siddha mantle to him on his deathbed, though some of Nityananda’s followers in India dispute the claim. Later he said I had a harem. The lines included well-known Indian musicians who offered their talents, local and national politicians, intelligentsia, Bollywood film stars, and an endless stream of pilgrims who saw him as the living embodiment of the tradition baha enlightened yogis.

In the six-and-a-half years he was with the ashram, he said he had a total of two weeks off. Politicians, writers, actors, artists, and spiritual teachers came to inquire and pay their respects.

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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 muktabanda of spiritual teachers.

Programs such as the Prison Project and large conferences for psychologists, actors, and creative artists demonstrated the practical and transformational benefits of meditation and the exploration of consciousness. Inhowever, he got a hint. Aware of Muktananda’s power over people who were devoted to him, she babx it as a form of rape. Swami Muktananda was affectionately known by all as simply Baba.

On the first night, Muktananda had tried to convince Mary she was being initiated into tantric yoga – the yoga of sex.

In a “Memo from Baba,” Muktananda merely answered that “devotees should know the truth by their own naba, not by the letters that they receive A person can make spiritual progress under a corrupt master, just as placebos can actually make you feel better.


Tibetan and Zen Buddhist stories are full of sharp blows that stop the students rational minds long enough for them to become enlightened. Devotees with less prestige were completely dependent muktanand the guru’s generosity.

While remaining in meditation, people laughed, cried, swayed. In India, they were isolated from their culture. Following this encounter, he left home to wander throughout India, took initiation as a monk, and became Swami Muktananda.

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He wasn’t really penetrating his victims, they said. Dinga said the German just sat in a full lotus position, and tried to steel himself against what happened next.

Meditate on your Self.

He sent this open letter after reading a draft of “The Secret Life of Swami Muktananda,” in which he is quoted. Michael and Chandra’s departure sparked a small exodus from ,uktananda ashram.

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People came by the hundreds to sit in the presence of a living meditation master who could transmit a direct experience of muktananea joy and wisdom. One devotee opened a paper bag in an ashram vehicle in Santa Monica, and found ammunition in it. One day, the guru remarked to her in Hindi, “Sex with Nina is very good. Out of a love for truth and for those who teach it and appear to embody it, we unwittingly set ourselves up for exploitation and betrayal.

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His spiritual autobiography, Chitshaktivilas later called Play of Consciousness was published in by Harper and Row. Both women said the Ganeshpuri ashram was arranged to suit Muktananda’s convenience. He looked as baaba he was in some sort of ecstasy. She would open the door and see the guru outside “I became rather scared of him, because he kept coming to my room at night.