Gurujodha's reaction to cancellation of April Khalsa Council

by Gursant Singh ⌂ @, Yuba City California USA, Friday, April 16, 2010, 13:00 (4201 days ago)
edited by Gursant Singh, Monday, June 13, 2011, 08:52

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“Amid the legal infighting following Yogi Bhajan’s death, critics are offering another portrait of the Sikh leader.”
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3HO Sikhs are now fighting amongst themselves in a lawsuit over the millions of dollors in profits made from using the sacred Sikh religious symbols and scriptures for their own personal gain.3HO Sikhs, who follow Yogi Bhajan, funnel the money to support Yogi Bhajan's tantric cult church.

Read about the "war between 3HO Sikh's Unto Infinity Board and Yogi Bhajan's Sikh Dharma". Yogi Bhajan set up all these organizations and installed their leaders. Decide for yourself if the Tantric Sex Yoga which Yogi Bhajan taught inevitably leads to mental and physical debauchery.

Many of these 3HO profiteers have cut their hair and renounced Sikhi! See this picture below of Kartar Khalsa CEO of Golden Temple Foods who has cut his hair and is no longer a Sikh.
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See this article in today's Eugene Register Guard which shows the greed surrounding this dispute:

"Money trail at heart of Sikhs’ legal battle."


Wha Guru being used sacriligiously for huge profits by 3HO Sikhs
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"What did the magician say to the Wha Guru Chew? Open sesame."

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Yogi Bhajan used the sacred name of the Golden Temple, names and images of the Sikh Gurus, and sacred Sikh shabads for commercial enterprises to make millions of dollars. Wha Guru is even used as the name of a candy bar by Golden Temple Foods!Links appearing on the internet advertise Golden Temple along with wine and alcohol such as in this Google search link: "Golden Temple Granola - Food & Wine - Compare Prices" Other internet links associate Golden Temple massage oil with sex and sensual massages as in this Google search: "Sensual Soothing... Golden Temple Soothing Touch Massage Oil."

See for yourself the pictures below of the Darbar Sahib(Golden Temple) in Amritsar and Guru Tegh Bahadar featured on yogi tea boxes:
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3HO Sikhs are associating yogis, ashrams, tantric sex yoga rituals,drinking of wine and magicians of the occult with the Sikh Gurus and the Golden Temple See the Rare Photo (above) featuring the Harimandir sahib in 1908 when it was under the control of the Pundits or mahants. Sadhus and yogis felt free to sit wearing only a dhoti and no head coverings.The Gurdwara Reform Movement stopped such practices in India and gave the Gurdwaras back to Gursikhs.

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Tantric Yoga asanas (above) taught by Yogi Bhajan
and practised in 3HO Gurdwaras


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Yogi Bhajan's students are intstructed to meditate on Yogi Bhajan's picture everyday which you can see displayed in the 3HO Espanola Gurdwara.

See how Hindu gods and yogis are displayed in 3HO Gurdwaras, (see link in blue).

See this post which exposes the most shocking relationship Yogi Bhajan had with Jagjit Naamdhari who is considered by his disciples as the 11th Sikh Guru. The Naamdhari Sikhs keep the Siri Guru Granth in a closet while they bow to Jagjit and refer to him as "SatGuru Ji" as you can see in the photos at this link.


Please read an Excerpt below taken from

"Sikhism and Tantric Yoga"
by Dr. Trilochan Singh (Link to entire book)

The Name of Golden Temple and its Murals

"In England last year a firm advertised some blue jeans as Jesus Jeans. The whole religious world of England rose in one protest and stopped the manufacture of these jeans. The word Golden Temple has become an instrument of commercial affairs of Yogi Bhajan He has now even named shoe stores as Golden Temple. I was given a "Wha Guru Chew.""

"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."


Read these comments by traditional Sikhs. "What better way to make money: add a religious tone to the product. All of a sudden, it seems legit."


If you want to stop these degrading and sacriligious practices by Golden Temple Foods and Yogi Bhajan's cult followers; Post a letter of support on this website or write your local food stores and demand they stop selling Golden Temple Food's products. Some of the major stores which carry these products are Trader Joes, Whole Foods Market and Wild Oats but there are many many other stores who sell millions of dollars in Golden Temple Granola, Peace Cereal, Yogi Teas, massage oil and Wha Guru Chews.

Yogi Bhajan's sacrilegious teachings in the name of Sikhism are illustrated quite distinctly by pictures of Yogi Bhajan's portrait, hindu idols being displayed in and around 3-HO Gurdwaras and the practice of kundalini and sex energizing tantric yoga asanas inside 3-HO Gudwaras by Yogi Bhajan's students.

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Idolatry is forbidden in Sikhism. Why does an eight foot high image (above) of Yogi Bhajan adorn the 3HO Gurdwara in Espanola?

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Idolatry is forbidden in sikhism....why does an 8-foot high statue of the hindu god Ganesh, adorn the entranceway to the Siri Singh Sahib (yogi bhajan) lane in espanola. This is the hindu god of "prosperity", as in the 3HO publication "prosperity pathways".

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Idolatry is forbidden in sikhism....why does a golden statue of a yogi adorn the entranceway to the 3HO Gurdwara in espanola. This is a hindu practise.


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Idolatry is forbidden in sikhism....why does a golden statue of a yogi adorn the entranceway to the 3HO Gurdwara in espanola. This is a hindu practise.


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Yogi Bhajan's students are intstructed to meditate on Yogi Bhajan's picture everyday which you can see displayed in the 3HO Espanola Gurdwara in the photo above.

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Tantric Asana taught by Yogi Bhajan for transmuting sexual energy:Reprinted from Yogi Bhajan’s official magazine “Beads of Truth” 11, p. 39

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Tantric Yoga asanas (above) taught by Yogi Bhajan
and practised in 3HO Gurdwaras

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Idolatry is forbidden in sikhism....why does an 8-foot high statue of the hindu god Ganesh, adorn the entranceway to the Siri Singh Sahib (yogi bhajan) lane in espanola. This is the hindu god of "prosperity", as in the 3HO publication "prosperity pathways".

The sikh code of conduct says food offerings to the GURU are forbidden, but there is a 'testimony' page over at sikh.net, a 3HO run site loaded with volumes of Yogi Bhajan nonsense talks. Yogi Bhajan instructs 3Hoer's to prepare meals as offerings at the gurdwara and calls this "a dish for a wish". This is nothing more than the hindu practice of puja. The testimony states "a dish for a wish".
Please read an Excerpt below taken from

"Sikhism and Tantric Yoga"
by Dr. Trilochan Singh (Link to entire book)

"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."


Yogi Bhajan studied and taught at the Sivananda Ashram in Delhi. This, in addition to his first Kundalini Yoga teacher Sant Hazara Singh. In the mid-1960s, Harbhajan Singh took up a position as instructor at the Vishwayatan Ashram in New Delhi, under Dhirendra Brahmachari. This yoga centre was frequented by the Prime Minister, Jawaharlal Nehru, his daughter, Indira Gandhi, and diplomats and employees from a host of foreign embassies.

Here's an article on Sivananda's approach to Kundalini Yoga:

www.dlshq.org/download/kundalini.htm

These are all Hindu practices.

You can also read about the Gurdwara Reform Movement which stopped such practices in India and gave the Gurdwaras back to Gursikhs.

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Gurdwara Reform Movement

A Rare Photo of Harimandir sahib in 1908 when it was under the control of the Pundits or mahants. Sadhus felt free to sit in meditation wearing only a dhoti.The Gurdwara Reform Movement (Gurdwara Sudhar Lehr) is the Legislation passed by the Punjab Legislative Council which marked the culmination of the struggle of the Sikh people from 1920-1925 to wrest control of their places of worship from the mahants or priests into whose hands they had passed during the eighteenth century when the Khalsa were driven from their homes to seek safety in remote hills and deserts.

When they later established their sway in Punjab, the Sikhs rebuilt their shrines endowing them with large jagirs and estates. The management, however, remained with the priests, belonging mainly to the Udasi sect, who, after the advent of the British in 1849, began to consider the shrines and lands attached to them as their personal properties and to appropriating the income accruing from them to their private use. Some of them alienated or sold Gurudwara properties at will. They had introduced ceremonies which were anathema to orthodox Sikhs. Besides, there were complaints of immorality and even criminal behavior lodged against the worst of them. All these factors gave rise to what is known as the Gurudwara Reform movement during which the Sikhs peaceful protests were met with violence and death and ended with them courting arrest on a large scale to gain the world's attention. Before it was all over many would fall as martyrs with some being literally blown apart while they were strapped to cannaon barrels.

‘During the Gurdwara Reform Movement, the Sikh leaders started a publication that was named Akali. From this paper and its policy the leaders began to be called Akalis, in view of which they formed the present Akali party. These Nihang Akalis should not be confused with the members of the Akali party.’ The Turban And The Sword’' , by Dr. Trilochan Singh. (Page 402)

I found this post at SikhSangat.com It exposes the most shocking relationship Yogi Bhajan had with Jagjit Naamdhari who is considered by his disciples as the 11th Sikh Guru. The Naamdhari Sikhs keep the Siri Guru Granth in a closet while they bow to Jagjit and refer to him as "SatGuru Ji" as you can see in the photos below.

The 'Namdhari' cult has been excommunicated from the Khalsa Panth. See for yourself the pictures of Yogi Bhajan depicting his close relationship with Jagjit Naamdhari.

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"However their are several instances which I find questionable about Yogi Bhajan. One includes the relationship they had with Jagjit Naamdhari (http://satguruji.blogspot.com/), and the other about an occurance that occured in the late 70's between Yogi and AKJ, where Yogi criticized Jatha for trying to "steal" members, but I have little to substantiate that claim, so its fair to dismiss it for now. Also listening to the lectures/Katha of Yogi some teachings I also find a bit of from what I have learned about Sikhi, but then again that could just be a difference in opinion."


Please read an Excerpt below taken from

"Sikhism and Tantric Yoga"
by Dr. Trilochan Singh (Link to entire book)

"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."
To the Members of the Khalsa Council:

The Record

A “Record” is defined as anything (such as a document or a phonograph record or a photograph) providing permanent evidence of or information about past events.

Records are therefore from my perspective very important. They provide clarityabout past statements and occurrences and in many instances are available to settle disputes about what was actually said or done.

As the Khalsa Council and as Ministers of Sikh Dharma, I believe it is extremely important to examine the record of guidance, teachings and discipline provided to us by the SSS and to make our best effort to create a our own record which is true to and consistent with that guidance, those teachings and that discipline.

Below is part of a 1999 Solstice transcript containing a quote from "Kartar Singh", currently a member of the Unto Infinity Board, as well as part of the current Golden Temple Management Group. The contained statements were made on June 25, 1999 at Summer Solstice on stage at Ram Das Puri in the presence of the SSS and in front of the sangat.

I would have to check the video tape but I am confident that Kartar did not stroll up on stage in his “Hefner-esque” maroon smoking jacket and black mock turtleneck sporting a “call me Sonny, not Tubbs” pony tail and beard stubble, or hide behind a mask with Peraim (see attached photos).

YOGI BHAJAN TEACHES CLASS

June 25, 1999 (YB 318)

“YB: … Kartar has to do something to say, what else are you doing here, open this, Kartar, you have to do something?

Kartar: Sat Nam.

YB: Tell him.

Kartar: Sat Nam, okay, hope everybody has had a happy solstice.

Class clapping.

Student: My name is Kartar Singh, I am the senior CEO of KIIT. And I wanted to tell you about what the Siri Singh Sahib’s has given us. It is a group of businesses, a number of which we started about twenty-five years ago with about six hundred dollars in a garage with a couple little funky businesses. Over those twenty-five years with the vision, direction and guidance from the Siri Singh Sahib we have grown into thirteen companies in one big corporation. In this year we’ll do approximately a hundred and fifty million dollars in sales and we have four thousand employees worldwide.

We have product companies and you are enjoying some of the products now; you have yogi tea at solstice. We have service companies. We have the pleasure of having a security company that is doing security for solstice this summer and we are all over the world. We have operations in the US , we are in Europe and we are happy to announce we just started first preparation in India where we have we now have a school: Miri Piri academy. And with the teachings of the Siri Singh Sahib we’ll start a earn and learn program with the kids so that they can incorporate working and studying at the same time.

Our future focus will on herbs and organic. We also have a computer company and we have a new product called diagonal management system from the Siri Singh Sahib and Sun and Son will bring that for the future.

We developed our businesses to be ready for the Aquarian age and it’s our mission to bring products and services that incorporate the teachings of Yogi Bhajan and a technology to humanity to bring upliftment and we also want to have jobs for the family, jobs for all of you. To contact us you can go to the booth and there is a brochure that gives the phone numbers, fax numbers, and e-mails and the last thing I wanted to say was drink more Yogi tea, eat lots of peace cereals, be healthy, happy, and holy, thank you.

Class clapping.

YB: I tell you what, you can bet on this, sooner or later time will come when people have to drink yogi tea, have to eat herbal cereals, they have to, there is no way out. So technically speaking we are just preparing for that great tomorrow which is coming towards us. And as the Wahe Guru chew is very sweet so same way you be very sweet and meet people head on and uplift them. I’ll be asking all my staff to be on the platform to say thanks to you for coming and if there is any mistake they are very proud it happened.

Class clapping.

YB: And all this corporation into KIIT Khalsa International Industry and Traders would not have been possible if ED would not have done her job, so this executive director Siri Ram Kaur come on they want to see you what are you doing, forgive me she is a Virgo and then Taran Taran Kaur which spread our everything in Europe and now she is working here. The possibility of everything is very beautiful because all businesses which we started or I started what do you want to call it, are now not mine. And all the land is not mine, simply we pay the bills. I hope you will learn from it and create the glory which belongs to you tomorrow.”

THE MAPLE PECAN CRUNCH

Fast forward to today- based upon my understanding of the recent disclosures in the law suit, the Kartar Singh that makes the statement above is the same Kartar who is a member of the UI Board (although he recused himself for reasons that should appear obvious) which approved the 2007 transfer/sale of Golden Temple (a company reportedly generating $125 million dollars in sales annually) from UI to Kartar and five other “executives” at Golden Temple known collectively as Golden Temple Management (GTM). GTM paid a whopping
$100.00 to own Golden Temple .

This transfer came with the added provision that the six(6) members of GTM are and have been entitled to 90% of the GT profits from 2007 to the present with only 10% going to UI (after providing UI with a return on its capital contribution). Moreover the deal provides that upon the closing of the pending sale of the cereal division , 90% of that division’s proceeds (after UI's capital contribution is repaid) are to be paid to UI of which Kartar is a member. Golden Temple Management (including Kartar) will continue to be a 90% owner of Yogi Tea, the remaining division of Golden Temple . To my knowledge, none of these facts were disclosed to the Sikh Dharma Community at any time prior to their discovery as a result of this lawsuit.

Finally, the following exchange appears in the deposition of Roy Lambert (2-24-2010), attorney for UI regarding his e-mail response to an April19, 2009 e-mail from Amrit Kaur Khalsa, Chancellor regarding the ownership of Golden Temple ( sent I believe as a result questions raised at the Khalsa Council meetings last spring):

Q (McGrory). Do you think you were trying to hide the fact Golden Temple Management had an ownership interest?

A(Lambert). I am sure we weren't going to disclose that, yes.

Q (McGrory) Yes, so you were intentionally not revealing that, correct?

A. (Lambert)Yes.

Q. (McGrory) Even though you knew that was one of the purposes of the question, correct?

A. (Lambert) That's correct (Lambert Depo. p. 121 lines 14-25).

(Is it any wonder that Kartar and Peraim are wearing masks in the attached photo?)

With all due respect, worrying about "judging" someone in this situation is in my opinion a little like worrying about if the gasoline used to burn your house down is leaded or unleaded, while the house is still on fire and you are in the house.

We as a Khalsa have a chance and a choice. The lecture quotes above, the attached photos, the actions of UI, SDS, Golden Temple Management prior to and since the SSS’s passing and our response to these actions and events as Khalsa are all and will continue to be a matter of Record. My intent is that the record we create as the Khalsa honors our Guru, our teacher and fulfills our identity,destiny, and responsibility as Khalsa. I look forward to convening with my fellow Khalsa Brothers and Sisters at the McCurdy School in April.

S.S. Gurujodha S. Khalsa

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