27 November 2014 – In one of the most highly misquoted interviews, Paramahamsa Nithyananda claimed that he neither considers himself a man nor a woman, for he is beyond the identity of gender. This went viral, with abusive media harping on this one line for months together. Here is what Paramahamsa Nithyananda himself had to say about it:
However, Deccan Chronicle having a readership of over 10.8 lakh people, has completely ignored their journalistic responsibility and worded their title such that millions of people may believe that Paramahamsa Nithyananda made a baseless claim about his gender, which is now being disproved. While Paramahamsa Nithyananda has a male body, psychologically he does not identify himself as either male or female, which is a spiritual state.
Today’s society is already suffering from gender-related and sexual problems, all because they are unable to connect to the subtle concept of gender as per Sanatana Hindu Dharma. Maligning this statement made by Paramahamsa Nithyananda only takes people further away from great truths about their own bodies and minds, which will finally liberate them from the bindings of a fixed idea of gender. This damage is too large on society, done without remorse by corrupt media forces.