15 April 2011

What Qualifies Isha Foundation as A Cult

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Note-1: This post is especially, intended for those [very young people, from early teens till their 30's] who might, get captivated/carried away, by Sri Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev's[SJV] mesmerizing voice, logical talk, after reading his books "Mystic's Musings" & Encounter The Enlightened [Today's Isha Foundation is not the same as described in these 2 books and does not need anyone's help & support to stand on it's own]and might abandon their families, give up their school/college education, careers, surrender their freedom, wealth, properties, even their intelligence to SJV & put their entire lives, in his hands & accept him, as the be all, end all for them, to seek/pursue this so-called Enlightenment & to become a full time teacher/volunteer/monk for Isha Foundation at their ashram in India & Nashville, Tennessee, USA and may regret this later. If you are not of this type, have a strong mind, will and can, retain your own individuality/originality, balance, even after doing Isha Yoga Programs, then this post, is not intended for you! You can read my experience, of Isha Yoga Programs, in my posts, Life After Isha Yoga 1 & 2 in this Blog under April 2011. 

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Dated:15-April-2011 Friday 

Signs that Isha Foundation is A Cult! 

1] A charismatic leader with unverifiable claims of divinity. Jaggi Vasudev talks about past lives and fairy tale stuff based on False Hood. At the same time, he claims that his inner experience, is even more clearer, than what tradition or scripture is saying. The way, Jaggi Vasudev, has portrayed himself as God, for his followers, in the ashram as be all/end all for them. 

2]Deceptive Recruitment, by promising, something, intangible like enlightenment/liberation and conveying that Isha is the only way for them. The excessive use of "logical double talk", and overemphasize, on the word "experience", to purposefully, shake/destroy the faith of people, in their own religions/scriptures/gods/beliefs/intuitions. 

The deliberate use of "contradictory talk" & "pretense" using "superficial charm/glib" to establish the Isha Cult as genuine to people by placing all the cards on the table beforehand even if they are lying cards.I.E [don't believe me, don't disbelieve me] & to play on the weaknesses of psychologically fragile people, to keep them unsettled & on tenter hooks, like a balance, that is constantly in motion, never steady, with a purpose to enslave them for life! 

Wrongful depiction, and misuse, of the word "science", by "camouflaging", that the offered spirituality, at Isha, is "scientific", and is different from "traditional spirituality", when actually it is not so. Creating a friendly atmosphere, for recruiting participants, by keeping, the cost of programs artificially low in India, using volunteers, and then hooking/duping them, to become full time slaves & donors later. After recruiting, asking them, to suspend logic/rational thinking/intelligence, by conveying that the other dimension is beyond all these! 

No one, has been shown, to have received enlightenment, and far from being liberalized, have been sucked into an endless loop of expensive programs, pilgrimages, 2-5 hours of practices every day, many hours a week, of praying to SJV. To keep getting money, from meditators, innovating new programs & advertising each program, as once in a life time opportunity! A Trip with the False Sadhguru to Himalayas Costs US $ 25000 for Westerners. 

3] Totalitarianism and Alienation, of members, from their families and/or friends. I have first-hand knowledge of this. 

4] The use of indoctrination, by sophisticated mind-control techniques, based on the concept, that once you can make a person believe, what you want, then you can make him/her behave the way you want. This is not so evident in the introductory programs but gets there slowly as you advance. Each program has been designed, to make one, co-dependent on the Cult and It's leader. There is no doubt, that there is mind control, at all levels, by using covert or disguised hypnotic techniques. This suspicion, arose in another meditator's mind, and he asked this question directly, to Jaggi Vasudev. SJV, acknowledged, that he is capable of it, even though, he does not do it with his followers. Refer Video 

5] Volunteer (Slave) labor - young girls are being exploited, in the name of volunteering and Brahmacharya, they are just slaves. They are very vulnerable, emotionally very fragile, physically weak and exhausted. The seniors are extracting work from them in the name of spirituality/karma etc. These poor (subtly arrogant) souls walk into the trap thinking they could do intense spiritual practice but they would never get a chance. Their yoga practices are to designed to keep them fit to do the assigned work. The Full Time Slaves/Volunteers have no annual preventive dental or optical check-ups or any Medical Insurance. A recent example at the Ashram was that a middle aged women after practicing the "Kriyas" had some serious health problems and at middle of night hired a cab and had to go about 7 kms in search of a Good-Hospital at her own cost. 

The use of followers, on fundraising, or mission activities, for little, or no pay, to line the leader's pockets. Psychological manipulation/coercion of program participants, especially young men/women, by drilling into their head, the unlimited responsibility talk of the cult leader, in deep voice, in order for them to keep working as slaves and paying money for the cult as if they themselves are guilty/responsible for the world's mess. 

Despite slaving so much, volunteers/monks cannot meet their cult leader for years or have face to face conversation for 10 mts, even though their cult leader has ample time for top people like celebrities, corrupt-politicians, greedy wealthy-industrialists at very short notice. 

Volunteers have nothing to show for in the end - it all belongs to Isha and you will be Kicked out once you are unable to work and become a liability. 

6] Accumulation of wealth, for the cult leader's, personal opulent life style, or political purposes. Recent activities have confirmed, that Jaggi, needs the money, in order to carry out his agenda, in a country, that respects only money and power. 

7] Exclusivity - "We are right and everyone else is wrong". There is ample evidence, that any negative word on Isha, is ruthlessly snubbed out. Even comment on the websites are moderated and deleted. Even this post, was removed from various web sharing links, by brain washed fanatical followers of Isha and this writer received, innumerable law suit/death threats.Insiders, if they see/question, anything wrong happening within the cult, are put on indefinite silence, by the cult leader or mercilessly thrown out. 

8] Brainwash followers, by isolating them, during workshops/satsangs and telling them, not to read any books on spirituality, by other Spiritual Gurus. Asking seekers, to keep visiting the ashram, so that their mind/bodies can be controlled. Provide them, with instant acceptance, from a False/Seemingly loving group. 

9] Most Senior Swamis and Maa's in the ashram are over worked, hypocrites and rest on the brink of mental breakdown. It is no secret, that they indulge in food (super-hot pickle, sweets, even subtle sex) and long for some simple pleasures of life. They are neither disciplined or purified internally and even indulge in eve-teasing of young women visitors as written on Priyanka Dalal's Blog

They are making a mockery of themselves in the name of Monk Hood/Sanyas. Many Monks have already quit Monk-Hood & left Isha after their Fall Down from Grace! 

With reference to point # 9, Ms Priyanka Dalal's Blog had 68 comments which bashed up Isha and showed the real truth of Isha to the world. The same was tampered and moderated by the Isha Web Moderators by installing DISQUS on her blog page. This blogger used his own Internet skills and retrieved those comments which can be downloaded and read from Here 

It can be aptly put that Isha Ashram is not an Ashram, but just another, Nazi Forced Death/Labour/Extermination Camp operated in World War-II at Auschwitz-Birkenau Poland, Sobibor, Buchenwald, Treblinka, Dachau by the Nazi's. 

The above bad experience of Ms Priyanka Dalal can be read in my other Blog Post Isha Yoga, Problems, After Effects, Warnings! Click under April 2011, Refer Victim-7. 

10] The Monks thinking pattern, is corrupted to the point, where they have become, just like toy puppets in the hands of Jaggi Vasudev. An associate of this writer, recently asked them, to give some clarification, about the old shakthi chalana kriya practice and they, passed on the buck, to some other senior sanyasi. This senior most sanyasi, told, that they themselves, have stopped practicing the "Kriyas" for many years now, and have realized that Jaggi is a Fake. They are perpetually tired! They've had enough, and now want to live like him. Some long term inmates, over 20 years, Key People, have already left Isha. It's been there, but now in quick succession. 

11] Keep, the cult members, away from traditional truths, like Bhagavad-Gita & Upanishads, by providing a philosophy, that seems logical[there is no personal god, to monitor, anybody's actions, only nothingness, so no sin/virtue in doing anything wrong/good] and appears to answer all or the most important questions in life. Structure, all or most activities, so that there is little time, for privacy or independent action or thought. Promise instant, or imminent solutions to deep or long-term problems. 

The Following Points Classify Isha Foundation Into a Dangerous Cult Especially For Young Women. 

1-Was Jaggi Vasudev Accused of killing his wife Viji by her parents? Yes !

2-Was there another women involved in this matter? Yes !

3-Did this women divorce and leave her family? Yes !

4-Was she the closest disciple of Jaggi in a previous life time? Yes !

5-Is She a Brahmachari/Sanyasi now? No !

6-Is her life opulent in the Ashram just like Jaggi’s? Yes !

7-Did Jaggi initiate his young daughter into Brahmacharya? No ! News as on 30-May-2014, that Jaggi's daughter is getting married in September 2014, to a Carnatic Musician ! Wonder if Jaggi gives the couple advise to undergo permanent sterilization to control human population, like he gives it every one else! 

8-Is he initiating other young girls/boys into Brahmacharya? Yes !

9-Did his daughter ever do volunteering? No !

10-Did she ever go through long term/permanent ashram life in her teens like Samskrithi kids? No !

11-Is there any objective proof/witnesses of Jaggi solidifying mercury? No !

12-Is there an objective proof that he learned and practiced yoga from Malladihalli Swami? No !

13-Is there an objective proof that he was student of Rishi Prabhakar for more than a year? Yes(1) ! 

14-Is Jaggi and his colleagues are teaching the same yoga, meditation and BSP with minor differences? Yes !

15-Did Jaggi ever gave credit to/confessed about Rishi Prabhakar? No !

16-Did Jaggi’s contemporary/colleague Ravisankar Mysore Ramakrishna commented about Jaggi’s plagiarism and lies? Yes(1) !

17-Is there an objective way to confirm Jaggi’s enlightenment before taking his programs? Yes(2) !

18-Is he a self-confessed liar? Yes !

19-Does Jaggi have political tie-ups? Yes !

20-Does he shadow celebrities and crave media attention? Yes !

21-Did Isha ever disclose their social outreach program details/numbers/Financial Figures to public? No !

22-Is Isha a 100% volunteer run organization? No !

23-Did Isha Use/is Using immoral tactics to usurp land? Yes !

24-Are Isha fanatics waiting for an utopian mass enlightenment never explicitly promised by Jaggi? Yes !

25-Are they dangerously delusional/hypocritical? Yes !

26-Jaggi Vasudev till date cannot himself do/demonstrate even one Surya Namaskaar by himself in Public ! He is using Yoga only as a pure money making machine !

Concerns that Isha Foundation is Not A Safe Group/Transparent Spiritual Organization Especially For Young Women! 

Q-A safe group/leader will answer your questions without becoming judgmental and punitive. 
A-Jaggi is known to put down people, apparently to destroy their ego on the path to realization. 

Q-A safe group/leader will disclose information such as finances and often offer an independently audited financial statement regarding budget and expenses. Safe groups and leaders will tell you more than you want to know. 
A-Isha does not disclose any financials even to it's heavy cash donors and goes the other way to hide and delete negative posts.There are Spiritual Organizations which send audited annual reports, to it's donors for even a small donation of $ 10. 

Q-A safe group/leader is often democratic, sharing decision making and encouraging accountability and oversight. 
A-Jaggi is the only face and voice of Isha and his temper when dealing with volunteers is well known. There is no apparent oversight in Isha. 

Q-A safe group/leader may have disgruntled former followers, but will not vilify, excommunicate and forbid others from associating with them, 
A-I have seen how former members are ridiculed and abused. This is Isha culture. 

Q-A safe group/leader will not have a trail of negative records, books, articles and statements about them. 
A- This Blog has many tales of contradictions/Lies of Jaggi Vasudev To Promote His Cult, 

Q-A safe group/leader will encourage family communication, community interaction and existing friendships and not feel threatened, 
A-Isha promotes leaving family and friends who will not bow to Jaggi and surrender to Isha, Even Normal House Hold People With No problems are encouraged that they should abandon their family and Join Isha Full Time as Volunteers/Slaves. 

Q-A safe group/leader will encourage critical thinking, individual autonomy and feelings of self-esteem, 
A- One of the first things, Isha asks, is to suspend logic/Discrimination/Rational Thinking and strip you of your self-esteem and asking you to leave your intelligence at the door, stating that, the other dimension, is beyond one's intelligence. This could only be, because SJV wants to be the only intelligent person in Isha and make all others into dude fools and control them! 

Q-A safe group/leader will admit failings and mistakes and accept constructive criticism and advice. 
A-Far from it, Jaggi and Isha even explain away lying and cheating as routine matters, in the opening of False Face Book Accounts To Garner Chase Community's $ 1 Million Face Book Prize Money. 

Q-A safe group/leader will not be the only source of knowledge and learning excluding everyone else, and would never ingrain co-dependency of his followers but value dialogue and the free exchange of ideas and would never discourage seekers to seek out many other spiritual masters if they feel so, 
A- From personal experiences, Isha-ites, have only Jaggi and Isha on their mind from waking to sleep. Jaggi asks in satsangs not to read any other spiritual books of other Gurus. All in the name of enlightenment. Each program of Jaggi is used as a constant innovation to get more followers and money for himself and to make people more dependent on him. 

Jaggi even though claiming to be enlightened has total prejudice, against tradition and scriptures. This could only be if he wants to deceive others by telling that his knowing is more clearer than what tradition says. 

Saints or Genuine Guru's 

1-Are consistent in what they say, mean, and do. 
2-Follow the moral standards they teach. 
3-Keep promises. 
4-Pay debts. 
5-Hold truth as the highest standard. 
6-Insists that their close associates tell the truth. 
7-Present rational, un-aggressive philosophy. Their own enlightenment, would be in accordance, with that of past sages/saints/scriptures and they would never ridicule or criticize the ancient texts. 
8-Are attractive, but don't exploit others and ingrain co-dependency and would be utmost happy, if their disciples, were to leave them, to search, for other masters if need be] 
9-Wait for you to seek their help. 
10-Good reputation endures and improves. 
11-Things turn out well in the long run. 
12-People get long-term benefit from their association. 
13-Are concerned about their actions on themselves and on others. 
14-Immediately apologize for errors. 
15-Look for their own mistakes and will voluntarily make amends. 
16-If trapped do not renounce their principles. 
17-Can sit very still. 
18-Encourage associates to be self-reliant. 
19-Refrain from using mind-dulling substances. 
20-Are comfortable being in the background. 

Psychopaths like Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev: 

1-Are inconsistent in what they say, mean, & do. Will twist the truth according to time, place, circumstances to serve their own interests 
2-Have different rules for themselves and for their followers. 
3-Break their promises. 
4-Have bad debts, scheme to avoid paying, even write bad checks. 
5-Have no regard for the truth. 
6-Will order close associates to lie. 
7-Are aggressive with philosophy and may not try to appeal to reason. Will emphasize that their inner knowing is more clearer/contradictory than what scripture or past experience of sages is stating. 
8-Are attractive and use it to exploit others and ingrain dependency. 
9-Come on with unsolicited advice. 
10-Good reputation fades in time. 
11-Things turn out badly in the long run. 
12-People are damaged by long term association. 
13-Are unconcerned about their actions on themselves and on others. 
14-Apologize as a last resort. 
15-Ignore their own mistakes and rectify them only if cornered. 
16-If trapped will do or say[Master Wordsmiths] whatever it takes to escape. 
17-Typically have variable and exotic health problems. 
18-Can sit still only when the center of attention. 
19-Enslave those around them. 
20-Often indulge in using mind-dulling substances like Osho used to inhale Nitrous Oxide !
21-Are obsessed with being in the limelight. 

My Advise To You All: 

If anybody thinking of putting their children in Isha Home School, my sincere advice would be not to do it. Isha Home School is run by Sadhguru's past life disciple vibhuthi, this life Bharathi. Samskrithi is a BIG NO NO. These two are experimental and Jaggi doesn't know or care what he is talking about. 

Samskrithi children are generally not allowed to talk to anyone, touch anybody, interact with others. They wear a uniform and grow their hair long. They are 'energized' by Jaggi. Their curriculum sounds euphoric, but we don't know the exact details. It seems that most of the older monks have left Isha for greener pastures in the outside world, and SJV wants to get his hands on fresh young blood for the future of his cult expansion. Most of them are preteens. Their survival outside of Isha is very doubtful. I think they are being prepared for a lifetime of slavery (volunteer, brahmacharya, sanyas etc). 

Isha would argue it's their choice. On top of all this, the monks in-charge of these kids have no clue about how this would turn out and what is going on. They are completely dependent on Liar SJV to tell them the smallest details. 

Last I heard, Isha charges around Rs 6 lakhs ($13,333) per annum per child. They practically spend nothing on food. All vegetables, rice etc are coming from the fields they own and through donation. Milk is coming from cows grown inside Isha. They are almost self-sufficient. But charges and fees never stop for residents. 

Do not put your children's future at risk by admitting them in these schools. Do not let them in Isha Ashram. Never let them take any classes or attend Intro sessions. Not even for the benefit of yoga. Many disgruntled parents, who having paid Rs 600,000/- as fees upfront for their children, have faced their children being sent out of the Isha Home school, after 8 ½ years of stay & study just because they complained about their teachers inability to teach to others! SJV has completely washed his hands off, on such problems, putting the entire onus on the third rate administration swami's. 

[Added:20-Aug-2013] Kindly refer this Link, which gives fresh proof about SJV's exaggerations, over-hyping, lying about his programs and projects. 

Kindly study, the history of ISKCON gurukula, Dallas Texas, Mayapur/ Vrindavan India, Child Molestation/Abuse activities that happened in the early 1970's. Many committed suicide. Those ex-gurukuli's who survived blamed the founder A C Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada for their abuse, who forced his followers, to abandon their children, at the age of 5 years by forcing them into the gurukula, so that the parents can keep working as slaves for ISKCON to expand his movement.

Same with Osho & His Commune in Oregon where his slaves were working for 18 hours a Day & he was passing time watching videos sleeping and swimming in his Olympic Size Swimming Pool claiming to be enlightened !

History is again repeating itself in the form of  Isha Foundation & False Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev. 

Just because a So-Called Spiritual teacher has been invited to World Economic Forum, Australian Leadership Retreat & other High Places is no proof of the Greatness of the Teacher. It shows only his PR Skills and Contacts in High places developed through poor volunteers who lobby for such invites ! This disgusting individual Jaggi goes out soliciting sponsorship for Isha vidya, poor rural children asking inmates to keep weekly dinner fasts while buying expensive cars [Hummer], helicopter for personal use & building useless aadhi yogi temples. 

The six months Classical Hatha Yoga teacher training program costs INR 600,000/- or US $ 8824/- which is way beyond anybody's reach. The same asanas pranayamas are being taught in YVFA Course at DLSHQ for 2 Months for free.

You can't even get one free sapling from Isha! Everything Isha does has an ulterior motive. Only to rip Money from your pocket and suck your free labour ! 

For all the boasting about growing trees, saving the environment by project green hands, how did Isha get permission to construct their ashram and erect buildings inside reserve forest by clearing so much green land! Just see the amount of wood work done in the ashram by cutting trees. 

An associate of this Blogger had scanned and uploaded twin pdf e-books of Sadhguru, Mystic's Musings & Encounter The Enlightened, for all to read and benefit free of cost. The same was vehemently removed from many file sharing links by Isha Web Watchers siting copyright violations! 

Compare Isha which is raking in millions of $ every year, to a modest spiritual/charitable organization, like "The Divine Life Society", which has an annual Income Expense Statement of $ 13,77,365/- which offers thrice in a year, 2-months full time, Yoga-Vedanta Course free, at their Ashram in India and is offering over 80 free e-books of it's founder on it's website DLSHQ 

Now the same Isha Foundation is offering the same Free E-Book[Mystic's Musings] on their Isha Shoppe Website for Rs 150/-, shamelessly copying the hard work of others to make money. 

If you need the free e-books of Sadhguru's please e-mail the blogger!

Intuitive Observations by the Blogger !

This may not sound Logical or Rational to University Educated Scientific People ! Every living entity whether a Atheist, Impersonalist, Personalist Voidist is under the illusionary force/energy of the Supreme Called "Maya" or 3 modes of Material Nature i.e Mode of Ignorance, Mode of Passion, Mode of Goodness & the "Nirguna State" Mode of Pure Goodness or Lord Vasudeva State.

Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev is a Psychopath who is only situated in the "Mode of Passion" like all other worldly/average/mediocre people having the same evils of Lust, Envy, Anger, Greed, Desires, Tendency to Lord/Exploit Others for one's own selfish interests, whose only Goal of Life is to use "Twisted/pseudo Spirituality" as a Shelter for Expansion of his Cult via More Buildings, Branches, Properties using his hypnotic oratory skills and has immense greed for money, power, political connections, who would even put "Charwaka Muni"[ The Founder of Pure Materialism School] to Shame and so cannot be termed as enlightened.

Jaggi does not want to lose control of his followers their free labor or their money and his followers will try to manipulate everyone possible, beginning with curiosity to get you to come to one meeting. Be strong and don't let anyone try to reprogram you to lose control of your true self. Everyone should remain independent and not follow anyone.

The Isha foundation is in fact a Cult and Jaggi is the Cult Leader. This was confirmed years ago by B K S Iyengar himself. If you are new to visiting this site, you will find many attempts by Isha followers to try and cover this up as directed by Jaggi. There are many stories here that come from true victims who were sucked into this cult by manipulation and hypnosis.

There are many victims who are still afraid to speak out because of fear that was programmed into them verbally and subliminally after being hypnotized. If you are in any form co-dependent or are a good subject for hypnosis, do not even attempt to go to one meeting or listen to one video of the Isha foundation. All recording have subliminal messages and some have hypnotic programming as directed by Jaggi. The victims here are sharing there experiences to help protect anyone from getting involved with Isha so they will not have to go through the physical and emotional trauma they have gone through. The victims are doing this out of love and have nothing to gain monetarily or do they wish to try and control others.


Please download and read these 7 books before deciding to associate or join Isha Foundation Full Time/Part Time. 

Swami Aniruddha !

The above has been written, only to warn new comers, deciding to join the Isha cult, full time/part time as volunteers/teachers/monks and parents deciding to send their children to the Isha Home school so that they can make an informed decision keeping in mind all the truth available beforehand. 

Readers are welcome to post comments, without word verification, and moderation. For any queries please send e-mail! 


The Fact, that Sadhguru is a Sociopath/Psychopath portraying, a mix of criminal and socially deviant behavior, and who has no concerns for the environment, local land/construction laws, is completely proved, by this

Indian Express Newspaper Article. Check this and this decide for yourself ! All his environmental saving activities like Project Green Hands are just an eye wash to suck money and free labour from society.

This is a complete proof as to how dissenters and honest people with integrity are dealt with in Isha and are mysteriously killed and removed from the earth. Refer this & this

Updated: 14-Mar-2015.
Another mysterious death/suicide of an inmate inside the India Ashram who had unearthed large scale misappropriations of funds with the blessings of the Sadhguru . Click here for complete story !  Also Isha Foundation has received final demolition notice for removal of illegal buildings inside the India Ashram. Enclosed is the order in local native language Tamil .

Updated: 02-Aug-2016 16:36 IST GMT+0530 Hrs

Latest News has come, that, 2 Women of age 31 & 33 years daughters of a Retired Professor who went to learn Yoga have been confined in the Isha Yoga Centre and Forced to take Sanyaasa. Their father has Filed a Complaint with the District collector to Free them. This is nothing new and many people have been trapped like this before. Click Here !

Suggested Readings http://halfcenturywisdom.blogspot.in/2016/08/a-chance-encounter-that-stirred-me-to.html Click Here 

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