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Holier than Thou'

Ever since his video was aired on all local news channels an ordinary saint(?), Swami Nithyananda became a nation wide hero. Well for good or bad reasons who cares. After all any kind of publicity is good. Actually I care two hoots about what this guy did. What annoys me is why is this guy being given so much importance. He's just an ordinary person at the end of the day and why bother what he does in his personal space. The worse thing was when the media aired the sleazy video on all new channels, that too on Prime time. For God's sake, there are teenagers and kids watching TV at those times. But why would they bother. They need to run their show right!

That Swami is no less either. I had never even heard of him until he decided to show up in the most inappropriate way possible. The Tamil actress in the video is now tainted for life. I wonder what was she thinking. I have seen the video and I don't see her being forced to do anything out there. Its very 'Godly' of her to take care of him and feed him medicines, still there should be a limit for taking care too. Video taped or not, I don't see the need for her to indulge in such ghastly acts. Well whatever she was thinking, I bet she dint think that she would land in such a soup.

Why is the Swami denying that its not him in the video? Well, it clearly is him. Cant he just accept it and be done with it. I don't think all priests and saints take a vow of celibacy. He could just accept that and in turn sue the guy who captured his antics as it is nothing but invasion of private life. But no, he decided against it and kept changing his statement each day. First he said that it was not him in the video. If it wasn't him then why was he on the run. When he was caught in Simla he said that he was learning and practising the ancient tantrik secrets. Supposedly, the so called 'ancient tantrik secrets' are a part of the programme called 'Learning from the Master Programme'. If that's the case I cant help but wonder who and how the master will be.

It seems that many people actually volunteer for this particular 'programme'. And whoever join it have to sign something called as a 'non-disclosure agreement'. This agreement apparently has many clauses. One of which is shown below.

"Volunteer understands that the Program may involve the learning and practice of ancient tantrik secrets associated with male and female ecstasy, including the use of sexual energy (??) for increased intimacy/spiritual connection, pleasure, harmony and freedom. Volunteer understands that these activities could be physically and mentally challenging, and may involve nudity, access to visual images, graphic visual depictions, and descriptions of nudity and sexual activity, close physical proximity and intimacy, verbal and written descriptions and audio sounds of a sexually oriented, and erotic nature, etc."

I wonder why would any self respecting person sign such an agreement to seek God. Well if this indeed is a valid clause then the Swami's act is totally justified. He can just state that and be free and free us from reading his crazy statements as headlines everday, or watching him as breaking news on any channel. But today I was stumped. As I opened my door in the morning to collect the paper, I saw a caption that said 'I'm not a man'. I was like who is that, after I saw the 'who', I realised that who else can it be. This is the heights to which a person can go to deny something. Then we have the police checking his passport which claims his sex to be 'male' and not 'transgender'. Well, in his defense he surely looks like one though.

Look Mr. Swami Nithyananda, you maybe a man, a woman, a trans or even God himself, but please keep your antics to yourself. As you said that you are here to take us beyond words, oh trust me, you surely have. I had no idea who you were and I seriously miss those days. Please cut us some slack and save the newspapers for some meaningful news. Like the Sania-Shoaib saga and Lalit Modi - Shashi Tharoor feud, we seriously are tired of the mess you have put yourself in. As they say, 'Jaisi karni, waisi bharni', you need to pay for the things you did. ALONE.