June 13, 2012
Nithyanandam, this is Rishi Advait I wanted to share with you in 2012 we were having a program here at the Aadheenam, at the Nithyananda Ashram and at that time we were attacked by anti-hindu elements as part of the continued religious persecution that our guru, Bhagwan Paramahamsa Nithyananda was going through. The situation became out of control because a lot of roudies and anti-social elements, technically anti hindu elements who were part of the religious persecution had entered the ashram complex in the guise that they were from the media. They started abusing and misbehaving and causing bodily harm I was part of administration team called the then superintendent of police, Sri Anupam Agrawal of Ramanagarm to help us Within minutes he and his team was here and after that things just went out of control a lot of things happened in Nithyananda Swami Ashram, in Bidadi, near Bangalore completely unheard of ah..the whole ashram was shut down . A lot of the areas, most of the areas were sealed because I am also part of the team that runs the Gurukul which is a religious spiritual education based on Hinduism for children. We have 75 to 80 children there. All the children had been put through a lot hardship, they were terrorized by the departments that came in and the way the children were handled, the way the children were spoken to, was completely unacceptable. But unfortunately the children had to go through this including my own two biological children. Not only I am a parent to my own children, I am also a parent to all the other children that are part of the Nithyananda Gurukul. I take care of them and it was an unfortunate period in our lives where we were subject to so much inhumane behavior if I can use that term and completely disrespected terrorized humiliated as I could use that as well. Because always looked down upon. It is not always easy for a child to live with so any police around them. The entire ashram was filled with policemen . They were stationed here for and children had to forego their accommodation, they were put into one very small area all these children had to adjust living in those conditions, lack of food, lack of proper sleep, lack of proper amenities, because of the effects of the religious persecution. As always Dharma wins, righteousness wins as Swamiji’s integrity wins, and things came back to normal later but during those years during 2012, 2013, and 2014.were very difficulty for children and unfortunately we all had including the children only due to this religious persecution.
Abuse of Hinduism
Nithyanandam, This is Rishi Advait and as part of the religious persecution continuing on that particular topic. Various agencies raised issues most of it of course was initiated and triggered by the anti-hindu forces, the people behind the religious persecution and it was in a form of f___ or instigated by a set or section of the media as well and we as part of the administrative team of the Gurukul had to protect our children, the various children that were here, the parents had entrusted them. They had chosen this wonderful life of Hinduism and they wanted to learn the religion and learn spirituality, learn yoga, meditation, the various traditions of hinduism all that we stand for and unfortunately everything was made fun of, children were made to feel embarrassed that they were hindus, right from a simple seated position of vajrasana which is such a wonderful posture from a physical aspect as well as biological and psychological aspect because yoga is not just postures it is a way of life, a way of ensuring commune with yourself, your body, the ultimate source of all powers, everything else. People made fun of the dress the children were wearing. How could adults, people in respectful position do this to children The children were wearing traditional indian dhotis and sarees. How could someone make fun of this. It is like making fun, abusing your own mother This religious persecution that our beloved Guru, Paramahamsa Nithyananda went through and we all went through is the brain child of the anti-hindu forces. Luckily because of Swamiji, because of HIS strength, HIS ability to inspire and gave us that confidence, we all came through it, Those times were very difficult and we were made to make us feel that being a Hindu is a shameful act. That is what they were trying to always do, always making fun of everything but the children stood through all these things, we all stood through all these things thanks for the blessings and teachings of our Swamiji.