Comments on: Of sex swamis, lies and videotape http://blogs.reuters.com/india/2010/04/26/of-sex-swamis-lies-and-videotape/ Perspectives on South Asian politics Thu, 02 Jun 2016 08:03:22 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: Nishu_Enjay http://blogs.reuters.com/india/2010/04/26/of-sex-swamis-lies-and-videotape/comment-page-1/#comment-13698 Mon, 03 May 2010 11:30:07 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/india/?p=3096#comment-13698 This particular issue has its own Pros and cons. We have been inculcated the values, wherein we always respect and pay obedience to saffron clad people, and there are people who actually have enriched our lives with their blissful knowledge and work for the betterment for the people. Great personalities like Swami Vivekananda, not only preached but also made the Hindus proud by enlightening our culture and cultivating Yog in the form of Meditation. His recognition prevailed not only in India, but western countries also learned about Hinduism not only as a religion but as a culture. Even now, there are gurus, who help people for living their life on a spiritual path, with the teaching on perceiving life in a bigger manner. With this people are less stressed, and in a way we are able to control lot of Law and order issues, as sometime, it is easy to convince people to differentiate b/w good and bad in the form religious and nonreligious respectively. But when the same kinds of men depict them as GOD to people and spread superstitious things, they act as proxy for politicians for vote banks and do all illegal things in the shield of people’s belief; they not only diffuse ignorance, but also spoil the great essence of Hindu culture and its values.

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By: RajeshRoshan http://blogs.reuters.com/india/2010/04/26/of-sex-swamis-lies-and-videotape/comment-page-1/#comment-13656 Thu, 29 Apr 2010 09:04:17 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/india/?p=3096#comment-13656 Have you noticed in that Video Tape- the Actress was intentionally behaving this sex appeal and that was her intention also. This Case it seems, Nityananda is some what trappedd by the Actress. Anyhow as an Indian, we are ashamed of this incident. But You are trying to accuse him only. At the same time I couldnt find any case reported by your reporters from hundreds of similar incidents and rapesfrom churches & their hostals. Many murder cases were held in part of Prayers & Healing in their particular prayer Halls. Why you are keen on some cases and other cases get neglected? That should be come out and to be avoided in future.

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By: pebbly http://blogs.reuters.com/india/2010/04/26/of-sex-swamis-lies-and-videotape/comment-page-1/#comment-13648 Wed, 28 Apr 2010 19:42:26 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/india/?p=3096#comment-13648 It is indeed very unfortunate that in the name of religion the so called sanyasis are abusing, laundering money and running rackets. It is a very materialistic world and a lot of people are in search of peace and happiness and looking for a guru to help them in their quest. The so called holy men are taking advantage of the situation.
There are very few real gurus or sanyasis in this world and people will be skeptical of them because of all the frauds.

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By: anishrb http://blogs.reuters.com/india/2010/04/26/of-sex-swamis-lies-and-videotape/comment-page-1/#comment-13646 Wed, 28 Apr 2010 17:34:30 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/india/?p=3096#comment-13646 I believe that we (Indians) still are too prejudiced in our views on certain topics. We do say that the God-man is a cheat, but who made him the God-man?
Also if we look at one of our heritages – Khajuraho, we are the people who could see God in procreation and sex. So I am a bit confused here, if its us who are appreciating and spattering reputations of Swamis, we shd rather try and see the God within. Possibly that will provide us with the peace and make the world a better place too!

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By: IndiaFirstHand http://blogs.reuters.com/india/2010/04/26/of-sex-swamis-lies-and-videotape/comment-page-1/#comment-13636 Wed, 28 Apr 2010 00:28:21 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/india/?p=3096#comment-13636 I think there is a double standard here. This controversy started because the Swami was video taped with a woman which is an invasion of his privacy. But what he did is not a crime. At best it is a breach of trust.

What about what is going on in the Church in India? There are individuals who are facing serious criminal charges in the west still continuing to “serve” in India. When will arrest them and send them back to face trials?

www.indiafirsthand.com

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By: chakravarthy http://blogs.reuters.com/india/2010/04/26/of-sex-swamis-lies-and-videotape/comment-page-1/#comment-13635 Tue, 27 Apr 2010 16:21:16 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/india/?p=3096#comment-13635 @rohan Dua

Did the above swami cheat you ? Did you pay swami money and he absconded with your money? Did he publicly came out with a underwear and a model next to him in a swim suit (Like Bollywood actors and actresses)?

If you are a responsible journalist then first question all those who are publicly exposing their bare essentials and giving lip to lip kisses thereby spoiling the cultural fabric of India. Then you can write about swami’s.

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By: chakravarthy http://blogs.reuters.com/india/2010/04/26/of-sex-swamis-lies-and-videotape/comment-page-1/#comment-13634 Tue, 27 Apr 2010 15:57:35 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/india/?p=3096#comment-13634 In my view, both Nityanada and Media are using public for their own benefit. Let’s not be fools in believing neither of them. While nityananda is using public for his personal gains, media is publicizing it for increasing it’s viewership ratings.

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By: LiveAware http://blogs.reuters.com/india/2010/04/26/of-sex-swamis-lies-and-videotape/comment-page-1/#comment-13632 Tue, 27 Apr 2010 12:46:56 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/india/?p=3096#comment-13632 Nithyananda, in my opinion, has been one of the best exponents of the most poignant teachings of Hinduism, for a world audience. He has hundreds of YouTube videos on topics ranging from the Shiva Sutras, to the Yoga Sutras, to how advanced states of consciousness relate to normal day-to-day consciousness, and so on. Nithyananda’s videos promote Hinduism positively and clearly, in ways which may well cause non-Hindus to appreciate Vedic wisdom, when they otherwise might not have known of it at all. His videos also describe the ways anyone can reach fulfilled consciousness (enlightenment) more easily; not a small thing in today’s troubled world. And, ironically, Nithyananda not only committed not crime, he had a crime committed against him: a disgruntled disciple placed a hidden camera in his bedroom, to secretly video his activities. Police have not charged Nithyananda with any crime (a suit was filed by an offended person, but was quickly dropped by the court). He may or may not have violated monastic vows by having sex, but how many people really care about that? For the most part, only the most conservative people take issue with this. Nithyananda had temples and millions of followers worldwide, and now, it’s all gone, because an unethical person invaded his privacy. Some gurus may be true criminals; others, such as Nithyananda, are good teachers, brought down by small-minded detractors. Just some food for thought, possibly. Peace to all.

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By: VipulTripathi http://blogs.reuters.com/india/2010/04/26/of-sex-swamis-lies-and-videotape/comment-page-1/#comment-13627 Tue, 27 Apr 2010 05:42:21 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/india/?p=3096#comment-13627 Seems more like a combination of WEALTH and SUPERSTITION is the breeding ground, especially when you see succesful politicians, businessmen and even film actors bowing and scraping before these colourful characters. Preity Zinta felt the need to visit the tantric Chandraswami who raised a stink in the 90s, a newspaper reporterd. Why the heck?

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By: duasudhir http://blogs.reuters.com/india/2010/04/26/of-sex-swamis-lies-and-videotape/comment-page-1/#comment-13624 Tue, 27 Apr 2010 04:31:16 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/india/?p=3096#comment-13624 what most people forget is that these preachers and gurus use Ramayan,Gita and other holy scriptures as reference in thier doscourses but they forget teachings of holy scriptures and start following these so called gurus often at their own peril.

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