Not the right guru for spiritual growth...

siddhashramdhaam's picture

He might have garnered publicity in the field of (armchair) tantra by writing several books(fabulous stories albeit)which seek to prove his purported supremacy in the aforesaid realm.

• I too was caught into the web of fanciful writings done by him, which narrate stories of his claimed 18 years of austerities in the Himalayas! Whereas a closer look at his life history clearly reveals that he was born in a rural family and went on to become a lecturer and never been to Himalayas for even 17 months let alone the claims of performing austerities for 17 years. Several of his disciples accepted this fact too.
• Another implausible point that I personally found in his life history was the charging of hefty fee for purported initiations(dikshas) for several types of problems that range from family troubles, quickfix career solutions, victory over enemies, fast track kundalini awakening, awakening of the chakras and even self-realisation.
• Another downside I perceive is too much emphasis on the role of the guru, who is claimed to be superior to the deities and even the ancient sages like vasistha and vishwamitra without any logical evidence to support the claims.
• This master has put too much emphasis on achieving psychic abilities and the talk of self-realisation has almost vanished in midst of the sheer deluge of talk about scores of siddhis(psychic powers).
• In a number of his videos he claims himself to be an incarnation of Lord Krishna and that he was the one who danced with Radha!

Finally, I would say the lone benefit one might gain from him is the ability to gain certain psychic powers which would ultimately bring about downfall of an unrealised spiritual aspirant.
I am open to discussion of the above points and have nothing personal but have profoundly followed the path he showed and felt it was not the best path if your want self realization as he was entangled in meagre siddhis, which get destroyed in time whereas the real self is eternal…

Nathyogi's picture

Claiming Oneself God?

Who claims himself God
Know him to be full of fraud.
Who claims Guru on his own
Know him to be a perfect clown.
’Cause God and Guru even disown
The merit that They really own.

*** Salutations to the shoes of Guru Siddha Nath ***

Nathyogi | Fri, 07/25/2014 - 11:40