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Users browsing this forum: Google [Bot] and 0 guests. Mon Dec 31, 8: Fri May 23, As opposed to the official history of Kundalini Yoga that claims it as an ancient and secret mahxn prior to Yogi Bhajan’s open teaching of it, this article argues that it was a bricolage created by Yogi Bhajan himself and derived from two main figures: It is the aim of this article to provide clear evidence as to what Yogi Bhajan’s Kundalini Yoga is and what it comprises, put forward the historical and cultural contexts in which it was tanrric and presented by Yogi Bhajan, and ultimately offer possible conclusions that could be drawn from this revised understanding.
It is essential reading. Can’t wait to hear what everyone says about this amazing academic effort! I will post our discussion of this article from when the academic journal, Sikh Formations V 8published. Please jump in and add your perspectives. This article is a huge breakthrough for this work. For me, personally, it marks the moment when I knew, beyond any doubt, that scholars studying us know MORE about this story than I do.
I just know that I will learn lots of stuff I don’t presently know. Which is to say, he takes on many of their stretchers. He exposes their lies. He exposes their lies just like we have been doing here for years, but he does it much better, of course. We already knew that, but he accesses important X-YBers who were on the first India trip and interviews Virsa Singh followers.
The author also cites YBer media and YB lectures, which he has obviously poured over very hard and annoying work. Basically he uses all the standard methods of academic analysis to prove that YBism is based on lies. Virsa Singh and Swami Dhirendra Tanntric were the actual influences. Kundalini Yoga is not ancient. There is no lineage. Swami Dhirendra Brahmachari’s yoga had the moving up and down, back and forth, heavy breathing, breath of fire, stretch pose concepts.
YB mixed them and made up a bunch of KY too. There were political reasons for this because the Swami Dhirendra Brahmachari was Indiraji’s jahan teacher and so forth. Problem was that both YB’s teachers were alive and well. YB was combining their teachings and he arrived back in India with lovely “secretaries” treating him like a god and so forth.
By YB had a whole bunch of hippie students and even before the first India trip that year where YB traveled with 84 students to visit Virsa Singh’s commune YB had his own photo installed on his student’s altars.
But the yoga market was booming so he jumped on in. It was when YB started rewriting his own history. He claimed Guru Ram Das as his personal guide.
Also the Sivananda Ashram in Rishikesh. Yogi Bhajan changed his story from washing floors for Virsa Singh and receiving an enlightening experience from Virsa Singh to washing floors at Darbar Sahib, the Golden Temple.
This photo was put on his student’s altars. Early Beads of Truth had a student talking about gazing into the eyes of your Guru, and another about asking guidance from the photo. Before the first India trip – where YB took 80 yoga students to Virsa Singh’s commune, Gobind Sadan – YB told a reporter that it was a fact finding mission to India, to discover how to get American youth off of drugs.
Swami Dhirendra Brahmachari was there too and one of the young USA yogis demonstrated asanas to impress them. Everyone circled and chanted OM together. No wonder these early YBers were impressed with Yogi Bhajan! Yet Yogi Bhajan never repeated this story. We all heard him talk about someone wanting to kill him and the Banana Miracle where villagers brought the hungry hippies fruit. But, even though I would have been impressed inas I was joining the YB group, to hear how YBers visited Indira Gandhi Premka visited her later too no one ever mentioned this to me.
Any old timers here remember anyone talking about visiting Indira Gandhi straight off the plane? They wouldn’t let us take our own pictures of the event. An official government photographer was the only one allowed to take pictures.
They also wouldn’t allow me to bring in my Siri Sahib. I had to leave my sword outside her compound. YB gave the shawl to me. Kate begged me to give the shawl to her, so I did. Norman4Law In the annual Bhajanist group visited with her at the garden of her official residence. It mmaharaja the air of being a weekly audience where she met the plebs, as there were a froom of other people there who seemed to be from different groups.
She had a very dark aura and a VERY heavy vibe. There was one Sikh guy who hung around near us who was wearing a Hawaiian style loose shirt.
It didn’t take us long to figure out that the shirt was mzharaja camouflage the heat he was packing. When did they meet and how closely were they involved? Bhajan used a lot of MK-Ultra techniques to break down the personalities of his students in order to control them: Sleep deprivation combined with mind-numbing chanting, protein deprivation, having students witness rantric humiliation of other students, taking children away from their families, then subjecting them to years of profound mahsraja, physical and sexual abuse, while protecting the abusers and harrassing those who tried to expose the abuse This is an excellent article: Which is not to say they ever so much as saw the man — just that they wound up on his radar screen and probably maahraja knew how exposed they were.
Like all espionage masters, he understood that secrets were best kept, period One of Angleton’s greatest assets was his patience. He mastered the discipline that Bonaparte learned from French secret police pioneer Johseph Fouche: He routinely ran operations so convoluted even insiders would find mmaharaja too absurd to be real. Before the convenient epithet of Conspiracy Theorist was in common usage, smug realists in the US, UK and Soviet intelligence community would label such intricate paranoia “Angletonian.
Few among us could aspire to reach such heights.
From Maharaj to Mahan Tantric: The Construction of Yogi Bhajan’s Kundalini Yoga
The better you lied and the more you betrayed, the more likely you would be promoted. These people attracted and promoted each other. Outside of their duplicity, the only thing they had in common was a desire for absolute power The Angeltons, parents and two Bhajanist daughters, were part of Yogi Bhajan’s innermost circle. Sure wish Mahraaja could have been a fly on the wall while they were closeted together.
All Were the Angleton sisters part of the India trip? If true, I wonder why? Maybe he met JJ Angleton when he returned home, maybe through Indiraji? Maybe through his daughters? Mzhan in less than a week Virsa Singh and Yogi Bhajan have a big falling mahxraja. But maybe the author was wrong about that.
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Yogi Bhajan was coming straight from visiting Indira Gandhi, afterall. Did Virsa Singh hang with Indira Gandhi?
The elections were not held after five years, as Congress at the time was busy in capturing Delhi Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee under inspiration of Nirlep Kaur, daughter-in-law of S. Ranjit Singh, a Congress I M. She had the support of toughs from Haryana and Punjab, under the leadership of Baba Virsa Singh, now running a seminary in Delhi. Note that she was associated with Congress – Indira Gandhi’s party. She apparently donated the land for Gobind Sadan to Virsa Singh. If you want find out more about their relationship google Nirlep Kaur Virsa Singh.
Don’t google just Nirlep Kaur. There are a lot of those. It was Nirlep Kaur who YB feared was out to kill him – we have been told by someone on the trip.
This must have been difficult on Bibiji too. The trip mxharaja Bibiji to the fact that she had been replaced by a harem. YB must have known that he would have a falling out with Virsa Singh. The 80 yogis all had YB’s photo on their altars, not Virsa Singhs. The hippies were dressed casually. Many of the women lacked bras, and they all wore shorts and so forth. Also another thing the author of From Maharaj To Mahan Tantric doesn’t mention is that there was a camera crew filming the trip.
YB bought and destroyed that film, but Mahsraja. So YB arrived at Gobind Sadan, coming straight from Indira’s home, with beautiful young chelas – lacking in modesty – treating him like a Real Sant AND a camera crew. Did Virsa Singh arrange them in marriage, or was there some other influence?
Some part of me always knew that she wasn’t as inconsequential as ‘the movement’ made her.