Nithyananda's Science of Co-opting Scientology as 'Vedic Culture'; Tom Cruise, Please Come to Our Vedic Temple
Sri Nithyananda, besides Osho, do you have any other influences that you would like to admit to? Perhaps Scientology? You will answer ‘No’, because that would go against the impression you have cultivated, that is that you are the keeper of Vedic culture and traditions. All that hard work might be tarnished if you list Scientology as an influence. After all, Scientology is seen by many as a cult that has the support of a lot of influential people in Hollywood, you know, those people in the entertainment industry that have lots of money and influence. Why these celebrities would end up doing all the marketing and bring in lots of people who are already on the verge of being brained washed due to their cult-following and love for these celebrities. That would be too much, wouldn't it, Sri Nithyananda? Especially if these celebrities brought in sweet little starlets that would be very distracting toward your goal of doing real spiritual work. Yes, Paramahamsa Nithyananda, you agree. That's nice.
But in May of 2005, did you once make acharayas (teachers)-in-training watch some videos on Dianetics and declared L. Ron Hubbard as being 'enlightened'? Did you also began to call the Vedic Sanskrit term of 'samskaras' (engraved memory) the Scientology term of 'engrams'? And, finally, didn't you, Sri Nithyananda, place some of the Scientology books written by L. Ron Hubbard, like Dianetics, on the required reading lists for acharayas? That must have been a nice break from all those other ancient books that had teachings in them that seemed to be different than the teachings of Nithyananda.
Wow, this does not make sense, unless, you, Sri Nithyananda, at the end of the day, secretly want to have all these annoying little problems that Scientology also experiences.
Nithyananda, don’t you think that Scientology has an impressive recruiting system and an endless supply of cash? Perhaps, Sri Nithyananda, you are right. Sometimes worldly trappings help make people more inclined to spiritual traps, I mean trappings. Kind of adds legitimacy, don't you think, Sri Nithyananda?