I was an American Sikh for over two decades years. I lived and worked around Yogi Bhajan for years. I can say that I learned from first hand experience that religion is a refuge for scoundrels - he was one. There was a 'major reveal' time period when he spoke with me in personal conversations; it began my transistion out of the yoga & meditation lifestyle that I regretted leaving. These close quotes are just a small example of things he 'shared' with me in telephone conversations: "Women are jealous and I use that to manipulate them" -"Americans are liars and Indians are hypocrites."
He used his authority to corrupt people and then exploit them. Any kind of financial dealings he or his group conduct have some kind of deep seeded corruption. He had connections to CIA & FBI. In whatever capacity he operated for their interests he leveraged it by way of influence in political circles. The adult children of Jesus Angleton, former director of the CIA, were American Sikhs. Those women may have been his entry point into the USA intelligence community. His staff were enablers that he cultivated carefully. His conversations with me may have been his 'test' to see if I would be willing to go in that direction. The white robes of Yogi Bhajan and American Sikhs cover a load of secrets and sins.
- Re: Yogi Bhajanposted on 06/01/2005
wow, how did you find here?
Almost every religious group has deep dark secrets, every political group has deep dark secrets too! I already know that years ago, that's why i never belong to anyone of them. But that does not prevent me from going to Yoga, especially practicing Kundulini yoga, which is the most interesting and mystic branch of yoga, very few people practice it. And I certainly like my teacher Gurutaji, she is weird, of course, but truly interesting and inspiring.
- RE: Yogi Bhajanposted on 07/26/2020
Reply American Sikh
(c) 2010 Maya Chilam Foundation