The recent sex scandal involving Indian “godman” Swami Nithyananda, who has many followers in Greater Vancouver, and a Tamil actress has given one pause for thought.
The Hold: The psychology of how godmen come to control the minds of millions of devotees
If you for some reason decide to surrender in devotion to Swami Nithyananda, the following anecdote is likely to be part of your initial lessons. It’s one he keeps recounting to the multitudes at his ashram in Bidadi, near Bangalore
The Art of Living in Modern India
Revealer Jake Halpern December 12, 2012 When I think of India, the same bizarre sound always resonates in my head. It is not the sound of muezzin, or Bollywood soundtracks, or auto-rickshaw drivers cursing at plodding elephants, though there was plenty of that. No. It’s the sound of a lone…