Did Yogi Bhajan get hippies off of drugs with kundalini yoga or was it just young people growing up & needing jobs? Would not most hippies have grown out/aged out of the drug culture/youth culture anyway....?

by Gursant Singh ⌂ @, Yuba City California USA, Thursday, June 13, 2013, 03:15 (3093 days ago) @ Gursant Singh

This video produced by a kundalini yoga student shows 3HO’s view of how Yogi Bhajan saved the hippies from drug addiction & promised “enlightenment”. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p5rS-2sBgpY&list=UUCJrgfi2Y5OGSpJAeipb-nQ

An ex Yogi Bhajan follower from the early years of Bhajan's group postulates:

"There were various other things/movements I have heard credit themselves with "getting the hippies off drugs," blah blah blah.

But very seriously -- would not most hippies have grown out/aged out of the drug culture/youth culture anyway....?

Agreed that some didn't -- but 40/50 years later, how many of the ones who didn't are around to tell the story anymore?

In other words: a confluence of a lot of factors - economic, artistic, generational, political, cultural - made the '60s possible; and a lot of the same sources made the '70s and '80s nothing like the '60s. And like a lot of youth movements (the rave movement or goth movement more recently), the motifs fade when people get into an age where they need real jobs and solid relationships.

my cent and a half's worth....


Gursant Singh also contends: "While Yogi Bhajan did some good & helped get some people off drugs, Bhajan inducted his followers through lies into a dangerous cult of tantric & kundalini yoga. Dr. Trilochan Singh criticized Yogi Bhajan's practices in his 1977 book "Sikhism & Tantric Yoga", "Yogi Bhajan is using the sacred Sikh mantras and the sacred name of Guru Ram Das as a mantle for his Tantric Sex Yoga which will inevitably lead to mental and physical debauchery of those who take his brand of Sikhism contaminated by crazy sex-energizing asanas seriously." Trilochan Singh, a distinguished Sikh scholar, in his 1977 book “Sikhism and Tantric Yoga,” describes Bhajan devastatingly: “Yogi Bhajan is a Sikh by birth, a Maha Tantric by choice but without training, and a ‘Sri Singh Sahib’ and self-styled leader of the Sikhs of the Western Hemisphere by fluke and mysterious strategy.” There was no mystery to his strategy. He ingratiated himself with the Sikh religious leadership in Punjab, which was more corrupt than the Vatican during the time of Martin Luther.

According to the Tantrics, the best form of worship is the fullest satisfaction of the sexual desires of man, therefore sexual intercourse is prescribed as a part of Tantric worship. In the annals of abuse of women, some had harems, others had concubines and Bhajan had secretaries. The Sikh gurus condemned the Tantrics and their practices. All the cases mentioned in The Register-Guard article “Yogi’s Legacy in Question” had merit.


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