The Art of
Breaking a Family
It was 2 years back. An overseas female meditator had come
down with her 8 years old son to the so called Ashram (Velliangiri foothills,
Coimbatore). I was sitting with a
so-called isha yoga teacher near the dining hall. It seemed that this female
had some domestic quarrels with her husband & were not in talking terms .
This female meditator approached the so-called isha yoga teacher for counseling.
This so called isha yoga teacher instead of counseling her , advised her to get
separated from her husband . She was coaxed to move to ashram permanently & become a
full time volunteer. She was also assured a home school seat for her child.
This literally shocked me because the so called isha yoga teacher later told me that this female had been trying for a seat for her child in home school & she would of great use to ashram. The female meditator had no intention of getting separated
from her husband. Its just that she wanted to resolve issues. Later I came to know that her husband was
against his wife getting involved in isha activities through the so-called isha
If isha- inmate, teacher or a monk are approached with
domestic issues… they would never try to resolve it . They are always keen in separating
the volunteers from their families. They would try to make use of the
depressed. This where the depressed gets emotionally moved. With
their branded sugar coated “talks”, the trap is set. The depressed would be told that one can find
unexpected love & support only from the people at ashram & not
elsewhere. Call it brainwashing, fine tuning , mesmerizing, isha inmates are
the best. But this will not & never happen to volunteers whose family
members are also involved in isha activities.
Trust none at isha foundation....