Scholarly report shows Yogi Bhajan's Tantric / Kundalini Yoga is a fraud! KY-YB's own invention!

by Gursant Singh ⌂ @, Yuba City California USA, Thursday, April 25, 2013, 22:58 (1669 days ago) @ Gursant Singh

In this Scholarly report FROM MAHRAJ TO MAHAN TANTRIC The construction of Yogi Bhajan's Kundalini Yoga, http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/17448727.2012.745303 Dr. Philip Deslippe from UC Santa Barbara says “Those closest to Yogi Bhajan and Maharaj Virsa Singh recount…..him telling the group of students in front of Yogi Bhajan that he (Maharaj Virsa Singh) never taught anyone yoga and that yoga had nothing to do with Sikhism”, proving that Yogi Bhajan only dumped Virsa Singh as his guru and mentor because Virsa Singh refused to accept Yogi Bhajan’s hodgepodge of Kundalini Yoga asanas.

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Dr. Philip Deslippe’s conclusions can further be summed up thus: “Without the lineage (to kundalini yoga) that he (Yogi Bhajan) claimed and without creating Kundalini Yoga out of whole cloth, Yogi Bhajan is best thought of as neither a lineage holder nor an inventor, but as a bricoleur (a mix of this and that) who brought together elements of different practices and presented them to his students as a distinct entity with a romantic mythology surrounding it.”

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Dr. Philip Deslippe also notes Yogi Bhajan’s continuing frauds with the fact that Bhajan spread the myth that the Sikh Gurus practiced and taught Kundalini Yoga! This fraud by Yogi Bhajan is “Like a small restaurant that places mirrors on opposing walls to create the appearance of depth, it is from the singular person of Yogi Bhajan that all information about the lineage and practice of his Kundalini Yoga originates.” Page 383 Note #3 “Some of the many instances in which Yogi Bhajan asserted that the historical Sikh Gurus practiced the same Kundalini Yoga that he taught include classes on 10 June 1971, and 12 January 1976, and undated Kundalini Yoga exercises such as “Indra Nittra Meditation’ and Ong In Virasan (For Negativity)’. In the summer of 1976, an article was written in Kundalini Quarterly by Gurucharan Singh Khalsa and Rama Kirn that claimed that not only did the Sikh Gurus practice Kundalini Yoga, but also the very yogic practice predated them and ‘gave rise to a group of practitioners known as Sikhs’.”

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