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Sex, Lies, and Two Hindu Gurus: How I Was Conned By a Dangerous Cult-and Why I Will Not Keep Their Secrets (English Edition)
 
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Sex, Lies, and Two Hindu Gurus: How I Was Conned By a Dangerous Cult-and Why I Will Not Keep Their Secrets (English Edition) [Formato Kindle]

Karen Jonson

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Sex, Lies, and Two Hindu Gurus: How I Was Conned By a Dangerous Cult - and Why I Will Not Keep Their Secrets The two Hindu gurus in this book call themselves saints, divine beings, jagadguru, and God incarnate–they are, in fact, evil incarnate. One is an accused child molester and rapist, who maintains a daily schedule of “charan seva” (body massages) and “private time” (sex) with female devotees and underage girls. The other is a fugitive from justice, who was convicted on 20 counts of indecency with children in Texas in March 2011–before he fled into Mexico, then India, and escaped justice. Together, they worked for over six decades to build a cult following of thousands, huge ashrams in India and the U.S., a harem of women, and trust funds stockpiled with hundreds of millions of dollars of other people’s money. These were my “gurus” for 15 years—until I learned their dark secrets. Now, I will not keep them. This pulls back the curtain, opens the bedroom doors, shines a light, and lays bare the secrets of a dangerous cult headed by two wicked men–Kripalu Maharaj and Prakashanand Saraswati–who for decades were hell-bent on satisfying their insatiable all-too-mortal desires. And who operated their psychopathic con game with impunity. At its core, "Sex, Lies, and Two Hindu Gurus" is a memoir about one spiritual seeker’s journey to hell and back. It’s also a thriller about bringing to justice one of the gurus—only to have him escape into thin air before being put behind bars for molesting children. But most importantly, it’s a cautionary tale for all spiritual seekers—showing them why they should look before they leap onto a spiritual path that might not be what it seems. 10 Reasons To Read "Sex, Lies, and Two Hindu Gurus" 1. See inside the unnatural world of a cult, including how it operates far outside of the values and mores of traditional society. 2. Follow the journey of a sincere spiritual seeker as she takes a very wrong turn down a road that leads into the clutches of a dangerous cult. 3. Learn how easy it is for people to pose as God and convince others to perform acts they would never have participated in under normal circumstance. 4. Learn how cults work, including their “tricks of the trade” to understand what can happen when a sociopath has full control over a large group of people. 5. See how a sociopath operates. While few people will come face to face with a sociopath as despicable as the two gurus in this book, everyone should be aware of the propensity for 4% of the population to perform evil acts to such a degree. 6. Gain important knowledge to stay cult-proof. Learn important tips on how to discern the real from the unreal when it comes to men and women claiming to be “gurus,” to protect yourself, your friends, your family, and your children. 7. See inside the criminal trial of a man whose power, influence, and wealth nearly let him get away with his crimes of abusing children. While he escaped justice, he completely lost his life as a free man. 8. Learn by example how to appropriately question people in positions of authority, so that you are never emotionally, psychologically, or physically abused by them. 9. Read the harrowing story of someone who actually stood up to evil people. As media reports indicate, far too few people speak out when faced with the reality of a child molester or other criminals in their midst. 10. Gain strength by the author’s personal David and Goliath experience, as she worked tirelessly to expose a dangerous cult for all the world to see. “This book exposes a world that few have ever seen and that many deny even exists.” — Sheridan Burman “All I can say is wow … and amazing.” — Suren Pandya “This perfectly captures the twisted, insular, and secretive world in which we all lived.” — Kate Tonnessen “It is a great expose of these two ‘holy crooks.’” — Rahul B. “It’s so much more than just a story of gurus.” — Jai Hari “I like your honesty and truthfulness.” — Sandeep S.

L'autore

Meet Author Karen Jonson Nothing in my pre-guru years hinted at the direction my life would ultimately take. I had no clue that I would one day become the equivalent of a renounced Hindu nun living in the U.S. ashram of two men I called guru. Nor did I imagine that I would eventually learn that they were both nothing more than conmen dressed in orange clothing. And I certainly would never have guessed that I would one day expose their dark secrets to the world. But that is exactly what happened. My commitment led me in several directions — including talking to a newspaper investigative reporter and an FBI agent, organizing a group of ex-devotees to support the gurus’ victims, sharing insider information to prosecuting attorneys, and starting a blog and a Facebook page. The culmination of my effort was writing this book. My hope for this book is that it will give readers a rare inside of this dangerous cult. It is shocking story of a spiritual con game, including what the gurus were actually doing behind closed bedroom doors, how it has ruined hundreds of people’s lives, and why no one has stopped this organization’s fake gurus from raping underage girls, taking people’s money, and ruining people’s lives. If my book helps to keep even one family out of the clutches of these sociopaths and their entire international organization, then it will have been a success. Other readers will also find the book interesting for several reasons: It is a thriller on the level of any piece of fiction (yet, this story is real, proving that the truth can be stranger than fiction). It is also a crime drama, proving a detailed documentary of the legal process necessary to prosecute a con man. And it is a cautionary tale for any person seeking spirituality from someone who professes to be God incarnate. While telling my story, I have been stalked and slandered by members of the Jagadguru Kripalu Parishat cult. At one point, I created the penname Rishika Xcult to keep my identity a secret. However, in the end, I decided to use my real name to show that no one needs to live in fear of this organization. The irony of my penname Rishika is that it means "saintly" in Hindi. I lived in the ashram of two gurus who called themselves saints, yet were anything but saintly. Meanwhile, I actually gave up worldly pleasures in the pursuit of God. As a result, I lived a more saintly life than the two men who call themselves saints. Learn more at www.rishikaxcult.com.

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  • Formato: Formato Kindle
  • Dimensioni file: 870 KB
  • Lunghezza stampa: 471
  • Numeri di pagina fonte ISBN: 098817510X
  • Editore: Rishika Xcult (14 settembre 2012)
  • Venduto da: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Lingua: Inglese
  • ASIN: B009BDS3PG
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3 di 3 persone hanno trovato utile la seguente recensione
1.0 su 5 stelle Highly objectionable..... 15 maggio 2014
Di Shruti - Pubblicato su Amazon.com
Formato:Copertina flessibile|Acquisto verificato
"Sex, lies and two Hindu gurus" is full of desperate distortions. However her book seems to have missed the basic lectures she was supposed to learn during her aeon of renunciation. The book lacks the very fact of respecting the religion of others. She does not have any idea about Hinduism, the oldest religion in the world. In order to enlighten her so called experience, she has very bluntly blamed our religion in many areas. This is not accepted. On the one hand even I don't believe in Guru Pujan, like others do in our society, however I believe in letting others practice their religion in their own ways. The way in which she has represented Hinduism is impulsive. In India the religious situation is clearly more volatile and the publisher was irresponsible while pen it down. The way in which she has portrayed the scenario is far from the truth. It depicts how western authors compose their biased attitudes towards Hinduism. Not anyone can point towards our religion like that.
I would not recommend this book to anyone as it purely portrays the western approach towards Hinduism.
I want to return the book which would cost me more than the actual cost of the book.
so thats why i am not returning. otherwise I would have returned it.
5.0 su 5 stelle agreed 10 agosto 2014
Di Muslim Fashionista - Pubblicato su Amazon.com
Formato:Copertina flessibile|Acquisto verificato
This book is very helpful. It provides very good information about both so called gurus . This information was helpful and I believed that it is quite genuine as parkash was arrested. I also knew people who are involved In the society and there reviews of rms and isdl are negative and corresponds to what is stated in the book.
4 di 8 persone hanno trovato utile la seguente recensione
5.0 su 5 stelle A must read for spiritual seekers everywhere 23 settembre 2012
Di X cult member - Pubblicato su Amazon.com
Formato:Copertina flessibile|Acquisto verificato
I just finished reading Karens book and I must say I think it is amazing. I meet people all the time that think they have found the way to God through various religions, new age seminars, the list goes on and on. Just last week I met a Morman family on a plane, and then a few days later, a woman that was going to a Christian college. These folks both tried to convince me that they had the answers as far as the truth of God is concerned. The Morman said he has a living prophet. I told him about my experience with the "living saints" from Barsana Dham that I had encountered over many years and you could see his mind thinking deeply about his own spiritual teacher. I think one of the main things to realize from Karens book is that when religion, spirituality, takes over your life and you think you have all the answers, maybe one could take some time and step back and evaluate very carefully where and what you are involved in and why. Karen Jonson is a very brave and amazing women for publishing this book. I think this book translates to many cultures/people/religions, to anytime a person is considering coming under, or is under the infuence of a book, scripture, leader, group, priest, guru,etc. and that person becomes so overshadowed that they no longer pay attention to the God within, the voice of knowing right from wrong within themselves. I have heard of so many Americans falling under the control of various Eastern Gurus. This is particularly a must read for those innocent God loving souls.
2 di 5 persone hanno trovato utile la seguente recensione
4.0 su 5 stelle A fascinating account 4 novembre 2012
Di Billie - Pubblicato su Amazon.com
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This was a fascinating account of a life-consuming experience with a deceptive cult, where two Hindu gurus claimed to hold the answers to Karen's salvation and her release from the depression and anxiety associated with the traumatic experiences her life. In fact these Gurus were solely preoccupied with maximising their "private time" with female devotees, whilst draining the bank accounts of the free labour force they ruled. It is a truly frightening story of how Karen gradually but completely handed over her freedom, her decision-making capacity, her income and eventually her soul to these criminals. I think books like this should be made widely available for young people to gain awareness of the ease with which they can be consumed by mind-control when they are vulnerable; however Karen considered herself well aware of the destructive nature of cults such as the Moonies and the People's Temple. I would have liked a bit more depth about the spiritual side of the cult and how this fulfilled her for 15 years. Overall well done to a brave author who managed to regain control of her life and has tried to help others in the process. I hope to read more about what she is doing now as she progresses with her healing.
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5.0 su 5 stelle A Uniquely Important Book 17 settembre 2012
Di Fionn O Grada - Pubblicato su Amazon.com
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Karen Johnson's clear-eyed, fascinating account of life in a cult deserves the widest readership. The book also details the important role she played in bringing to light serious criminal activity. The thousands like myself who spent time in this organisation will know that every word in Karen's book rings true. Karen has a background in professional writing and this comes through in the clear structure and style of her book. Karen is also an accomplished pastry chef. Her account of baking a cake under ridiculous time pressure is both hilarious and illuminating.

It is said that the wisest are those who seek God, the most successful are those who have found God. In our spiritual journeys, some of us will encounter fake gurus. But only brave individuals like Karen will have the courage to write such an authentic account of an experience in a truly dangerous organisation. Karen's book is also a great help in understanding and letting go negative experiences of this kind. Congratulations to Karen for giving us a book that spiritual seekers around the world can identify with.

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