The Indian priest there told us stories of Nithyananda how he spent his life until 17 yrs meditating and then had enlightenment. He also mentioned that Nithyananda has attained the state of "thoughtlessness", that normal people like us can't do. We just nodded and sat down by the wall thinking of what we heard. My husband then said how is it possible to have thoughtlessness? Unless, if he in fact meditated all his life, then he has not studied, has no job, is unmarried, thus has no worries, that may support his thoughtlessness!!! Either ways, it’s no achievement.
When I came back to India, I read his actual biography that he holds a diploma in Mechanical Engineering. So eventually the priest in Bellevue was lying to me & everyone.
It’s not the first time to have scandals with these fake swamis. We have had so many fake gurus in the past who were caught for scandals and fraud. What I don’t understand is why people still believe these crooks and seek help from them. If they were so intelligent, they would have been in a much better place than giving meaningless advices on how to lead our life. It is the people's mistake to fall for these crooks. At least now, we should learn a lesson!!
And do we really need a movie on this, when all the news channels have shown us enough!