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Re: Self-Realization Fellowship
Posted by: Scott ()
Date: March 05, 2017 07:33AM

@grainne uaile: What's your concern or problem with Yogananda mentioning Hitler in this article in 1933? Is it the brief remark I found in paragraph 3, page twenty three?

In 1933, when the article is supposedly published, Hitler had just been appointed as chancellor of Germany. Hitler was not known at that time as he is known now.

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Re: Self-Realization Fellowship
Posted by: Scott ()
Date: March 05, 2017 11:03AM

I found your original post on SRFBlacklist provides the needed context for your concerns. Here's the link to your post.

Yogananda and the League of Nations, Hitler and Donald Trump
[srfblacklist.yuku.com]

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From a former SRF Monk
Posted by: corboy ()
Date: March 11, 2018 09:53PM

[www.vice.com]

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Scott, Former Monk Within the Self-Realization Fellowship

I always thought there was something more deep to life, rather than
just what the eye could see. I got really into eastern practices of religion when I was in college. I was at a party and a friend recommended The Autobiography of a Yogi [the autobiography of Self-Realization Fellowship founder Paramahansa Yogananda] to me. I got hope from it, and frankly a lot of that was wishful thinking.

I wanted there to be more than the eye could see. Once I joined, it was stifling in there. You weren't officially allowed to read other books or see other movies. We got to see movies once a month, and they were screened and censored. Same with the books.

Self realization should be about just that—realizing yourself. It's a frustrating feeling. That was what led me out. It wasn't really the "God" question; it was more, "Why doesn't the system work?" I wasn't feeling what I thought I should, and I was putting it back on myself. I would tell myself I wasn't practicing it right. But then I realized, no, I was just beating myself up. It's not me, it's the system.

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Re: Self-Realization Fellowship
Posted by: uwsboi14 ()
Date: September 22, 2018 09:29PM

Free PDF appendix to the book, The Seventh Life by Donald Castellano-Hoyt

[drive.google.com]

PDF has eye witness accounts from two women who lived in Yogananda's ashram which describe various abuses perpetrated by him, including sexual abuse and animal abuse. The humming bird incident reveals his true colors and sadistic nature.

Description of the book:
The entire 'Appendix Reference' material has been placed on the website [glimpses.us] to increase readability. This book is a result of my efforts researching, editing, and republishing Yogananda's seven steps of "Your Praecepta." Those efforts were happy because I was able to make available to the public what had, throughout my forty years of Self-Realization Fellowship membership, been available only by snippets and quotes. Those efforts however forced me to confront, understand, digest, and re-conceptualize my understanding of the guru-disciple relationship; those efforts led me to leave the organization that Yogananda founded. What I discovered in my research was that Yogananda would, by today's standards, be considered a sexual predator: swearing girls to secrecy (in the name of confidentiality or guru-disciple relationship), claiming "a spiritual man can touch a woman and it won't be in the physical plane," locking the door to his room to stop egress and ingress of these girls, locking the Mt. Washington gate so that no one could leave without his permission, extorting written character references, etc. In her memoirs Srimati Nerode, wife of SRF Kriya Minister Sri Nerode, notes that they transported many young women surreptitiously in the dead of night in their car to get them away from Mother Center to safety. In 1966 the mother of one of those girls wrote the Nerodes a note of thanks for getting them "away from the clutches of that swami." I also include an extensive reference section with many original documents, handwritten letters, and eye witness accounts of the abuse that was suffered at the hands of His Holiness Swami Paramahansa Yogananda.

[books.google.com]



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