I'm finding myself in a quandary about this type of freedom of speech. I'm wondering how much thought the many people posting comments on the page put into Ahimsa & Satya? I know that this Yoga teacher made some very bad choices....I've read all the stories. He abused his power & took advantage of many. He disappointed the Yoga community as a whole. We all know this.
There is a very fine line between informing the masses & being down-right nasty...and really, much of what I have seen has been on on the nastier end of the spectrum. This makes me sad....
Why do we insist of throwing sticks & stones at people? Why do we find such pleasure in someone else's pain? I am sure that every single one of us has done something or said something at some point in our life that has been hurtful or detrimental to the happiness of someone else. I am sure every single one of us has been slightly less than honest or told a blatant lie at some point in our life. Imagine for just a moment that your transgressions were laid out there for all to see. Imagine for just a moment that your own actions had caused your life to implode for all the world to see. And now imagine that your detractors, however justified their feelings are, move from voicing their opinion about you to what sometimes appears to be just nasty & perhaps slanderousness. Just imagine this for a moment....Feel that twinge in your heart?
When does the point come where we just mind our own businesses & truly practice the Yamas & Niyamas? When do we stop poking at this damaged person with our sticks & pummelling him with our stones?
There but for the grace of God, go I....and perhpas you too...
Namaste my friends,