If we hold any leader "above" his accountability, we move from being in Dharma, to being in a cult.
Tej Steiner - 1986
Tej Steiner led the Toronto ashram
in Canada from 1970-1988.
On Nov 24, 2020, GuruNishan interviewed him°.
After 16 years in the sangat,
Tej hears about how
YB sexual abused his secretaries
and about GuruJot's criminal activities.
He asks questions about it.
YB threatens him:
There are people who love me so much.
They do not like it when I am slandered.
And these people have guns ...
Tej sends letters to his friends and peers
at the Khalsa Council,
the co-leaders of the community.
He asks them to take up their responsibility,
to question their spiritual leader
due to the sexual abuse and misconduct
that becomes apparent,
to hold on to the Sikh Dharma principles
of honesty and courage.
None of them respect him for this.
Instead he is
shunned, threatened, slandered and isolated.
The open letter Tej wrote to all sangat leaders
and the Khalsa Council on July 21, 1988.
The open letter Tej wrote to Yogi Bhajan on March 25, 1988,
about why he resigns as head of KY Canada.
Be aware that these are only fragments of the truth.
Many more stories are out there, told and untold.
Telling these stories is needed. It is a prerequisite for justice and reconciliation.
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