James Swartz - Fake Teacher Of Traditional Vedanta
We have a situation with a former inquirer, Wayne Robert Harrison, who having used Shiningworld to learn Vedanta and set himself up as a teacher on .
I’d prefer if James Swartz didn’t identify himself in regard to my Vedanta learning, and my role as a teacher. I don’t wish my name to be tarnished by any kind of association in Vedanta with him. It is through the founder of my lineage and the teachers I have had in that lineage, that I have the only association. It’s a matter of the heart, in regard to my lineage.
What is taught by Shiningworld isn’t recognised in traditional Vedanta. It’s not enough to repeat what teachers in our lineages say or to simply post their material. The problem is when other ‘creative’ teachings are included. This is what makes something modern Vedanta. It’s the exact definition. Swartz says that he teaches traditional Vedanta in a non-traditional manner. That’s not possible, because the way you teach is what makes it traditional. He is doing the so called ‘advaita shuffle’ (that he likes to throw at others) in regard to his use of the pramana. The pramana is a means of knowledge, the way knowledge is revealed. Changing this makes it not
traditional Vedanta. And teaching in a non-traditional manner is changing the pramana. The pramana is
the tradition. This is why he is not recognised.
This is what happens when one person doesn’t teach traditional. I personally have to stick to the tradition, or else I am not teaching within my own lineage. It’s the condition that the ashram has given me. That is the sole condition I was told two months ago, when I got permission from the very top. I was told directly, that as long as I stick to the tradition I can use the lineages name. The meaning is that if I change things, I Can't use their name. James Swartz doesn't use his teachers name, Chinmaya Mission. That's because he's changed things.
James Swartz went out on his own as he doesn’t even teach with Chinmaya Mission. I find it really suspicious that he claims to have been told to teach, yet he doesn’t identify with his lineage. Look, simply placing some photos on a website, etc, is not enough. In our lineage we use the name, and teach strictly with what the founder taught. Exactly. We may express it slightly differently, but we use his words and teach in his manner. That is the way it has been for thousands of years. Funnily enough, RV used the fact that I teach the same as the Swami, against me. I found that hilarious, as we all teach using the words of our founder. You are only allowed to use the lineages name if you’ve been gave permission. And, it’s an honour to be allowed to use the name.
James Swartz can claim that he was given permission to teach, though I’m not entirely sure of the context of that to be honest. As well as my challenge for myself and the Swartz’s to make our finance records publicly available, I’m challenging both myself and James Swartz to make our authorisation to teach available. Let’s show our credentials in this regard also. I know you read this, I will show mine when I see your credentials to teach. Some proof you’ve permission to teach at all. In turn, I’ll provide permission from two living Swami, that are in India, and were close to our founder.
At the time of writing this, I’ve now permission from four Swami in my lineage to teach. I and other Swami are in the process of creating an online teaching academy, in which I shall be teaching alongside them. Naturally we teach under our lineages name and permission. It is going to be something special and very ambitious. (Kinda little plug also, lol). I don’t see James Swartz teaching alongside Chinmaya Mission teachers though. That is very important observation, and there must a reason for it.
I'm not the only person to think this, and I really want the Swartz’ to read this, and read into it. A former teacher of Shiningworld has told me that he contacted both the Chinmayananda Mission and Arsha Vidya (HH Pujya Svami Dayananada Sarasvati’s lineage) and asked both of them would they kindly place the Shiningworld link on their sites. Both of those two lineages refused. Now, why on earth would the website of James Swartz' own teacher (Chinmaya Mission) refuse to knowledge Shiningworld?
The person that uses the lineage name has checks and balances. The person who is their own ‘boss’ can make whatever they want up. wing it, and refine that over the years. So, we come to teachings that are problematic. If all the marketing hype is set aside, I’m not sure that James Swartz was and is qualified to teach traditional Vedanta. I simply cannot see that what he is teaching is that. As I’ve already mentioned, simply repeating some teachings of traditional Vedanta is not teaching traditional Vedanta. It’s an all or nothing thing. And it starts with direct permission from one’s own teacher.
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~James Swartz Wants Students To Worship him
A few people validate James Swartz' authorization to teach, by their personal results. A highly qualified person is able to attain enlightenment under any teachings really, so that is not an actual good yardstick. In our tradition we’re only interested in the most expedient way for everyone.
Another very telling point is that the people that have come on here trolling, and all those egotistical glorification false e-satsangs saying that James has ‘freed’ them, doesn’t wash. And that is because the teacher never, ever, ever frees someone. If they were taught properly they wouldn’t speak about enlightenment like that. It’s a foolish thing to say. Obviously they've ben taught that, else why do so many say such a thing?
It is never taught that the teacher frees a person in our tradition, as this gives power to the teacher, and a traditional Vedanta teacher doesn’t want power over the student. It’s fine to appreciate the teacher, but we’re taught to keep students at arms length, so to speak. There can be all manners of problems otherwise. And anyhow, as a teacher our primary directive is to empower the student to independence. Independence of the teacher, and even of the teachings. To owe your freedom to a person may make you indebted to that person beyond all measure. And you will begin to excuse their behaviour. This is what has happened in Shiningworld...
Shiningworld members reading this: You know I speak the truth. Are you going to carry on ignoring the teachings of traditional Vedanta that will protect you, in favour of ignoring how many times James Swartz' abuses students? It will be one of you next. Then another. Then another. But you know this. And I know the fear that is in Shiningworld, I also know that once you leave, you are free. Not everyone is like the Swartz', I'd vouch for many that I know that are noble. Now is the time to stand up for the actual, factual & contextual truth. Don't dilute or ignore the meaning of those three powerful words. For honour is there. Castle Swartz is made of glass and is besieged by truth. The cracks are too many now, and it's going to collapse. Perhaps that is what it will take for you to see the truth. Then join us in sharing the truth. I know you read this James & Isabella, and I can imagine what you're like in private. As James says... here's egg on your face...
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Legal Update Challenging Shiningworld Defamation
I’m waiting on a defamation challenge on one remaining listing. I’ve been successful in my various legal challenges in both the UK and entire European continent listings, in regard to Google listing James Swartz' lies he published about me.
I had challenged Google to make it a blanket global ban, however the way they work is that they want me to explain country by country what the issue in the listings in that country would be. I can explain to them, but to be honest, I would have to go through all of the countries of the world one by one. And I can’t be bothered. I feel I’ve done enough by taking screens of my police reports against the so-called injured party. And my legal success in regard to defamation in Google, in relation to Shiningworld. I’ll give a little update, on the decision on the remaining UK/European listing I am challenging, once I get it.
And for the sheer joy of letting everyone see successful legal action been taken in relation to a Shiningworld defamatory article against a former member, please read the following link. Note that Google is the respondent to my legal challenge, and that Shiningworld is mentioned as the offending URL.
The Lumen database collects and analyzes legal complaints and requests for removal of online materials, helping Internet users to know their rights and understand the law. These data enable us to study the prevalence of legal threats and let Internet users see the source of content removals.
One of the Shiningworld defamation legal challenges: [lumendatabase.org
Edited 3 time(s). Last edit at 01/16/2021 03:26AM by earthquake.