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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 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!
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.
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
The deliberate use of "contradictory talk" & "pretence" 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 tender 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!
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.
5] Volunteer (Slave) labour - 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 10mts, 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
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!
http://www.priyankawriting.com/2009/10/my-life-isha-yoga-center.html 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 http://www.pdfarchive.com/2012/11/28/comments-on-my-life-isha-yoga-center/
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 AuschwitzBirkenau Poland, Sobibor, Buchenwald, Treblinka, Dachau by the Nazi's.
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
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
The Following Points Classify Isha Foundation Into a Dangerous Cult Especially For
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
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
13-Is there an objective proof that he was student of Rishi Prabhakar for more than a
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
commented about Jaggi’s plagiarism and lies? Yes(1)
17-Is there an objective way to confirm Jaggi’s enlightenment before taking his
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
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
A-Jaggi is known to put down people, apparently to destroy their ego on the path to
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 its heavy cash donors and goes the
other way to hide and delete negative posts. There are Spiritual Organizations which
send audited annual reports, to its 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
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 dud 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.
5-Hold truth as the highest standard.
6-Insists that their close associates tell the truth.
7-Present rational, unaggressive 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, in search, for other masters if
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/Sociopaths 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 whatever it takes to escape.
17-Typically have variable and exotic health problems.
18-Can sit still only when the centre of attention.
19-Enslave those around them.
20-Often indulge in using mind-dulling substances.
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, bramacharya, 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
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.
History is again repeating itself in the form of Samskriti & Isha home school.
This disgusting individual Jaggi goes out soliciting sponsorship for Isha vidya, poor
rural children while buying expensive cars [Hummer], helicopter for personal use &
building useless aadhiyogi temples.
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 3 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 its founder on its website http://dlshq.org/download/download.htm
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!
You can't even get one free sapling from Isha! Everything Isha does has an ulterior
motive. Only to rip Money from your pocket !
Please download and read these 7 books before deciding to associate or join Isha
Foundation Full Time/Part Time.
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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.