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Note: For the complete lessons,
with additions, see the AYP
Easy Lessons for Ecstatic Living Books.
Note: This lesson #162 was originally posted
to address some virus concerns, and has since evolved to be a series of notices on various
issues relating to unauthorized use of the Yogani99 email address.
October 21, 2004
Update Notice on Bogus Postings of Yogani99 Address
Since the last update (below), the Yogani99 email address has been falsely posted in a
number of Internet newsgroups, used as the auther of several bogus online articles, and
even used as the subject of counterfeit news reports. All of these are hoaxes.
Anything on the Internet containing the Yogani99 address that is not posted on the Advanced Yoga Practices web site or Yahoo group is not from me.
The guru is in you
August 21, 2004
Update Notice on Spam
Since this post was originally written in April of 2004 on virus attachments (see below),
some "spiritual" spam has been distributed using the Yogani99 email
address in the sender block.
Broadcast email programs enable spammers to do this simply by typing whatever email
address they want in the sender block of a mass mailing. It is fake, and has nothing to do
with the actual email account named.
If you receive anything appearing to be from the Yogani99 email address that does not
pertain directly to Advanced Yoga Practices and the AYP lessons posted in the Yahoo groups
and on this web site (including the quality of knowledge and writing style), it is not
The member lists of both the main and tantra AYP Yahoo groups are private, and your email
information has not been provided to anyone.
When you report spam to the authorities, copy the "full headers" for the
email, which will reveal to law enforcement, ISPs, and email gateway companies who and
where the real sender is. Most email services allow full headers to be displayed. For
example, in Yahoo Mail, if you open an email you will see the option for "full
headers" at the top. Full headers provide a return address to the spammer, no matter
what the spammer has typed in the sender block.
A good place to report spam is
organization is international, and can track spammers down wherever they are. You can also
report spam directly to the ISPs and email gateways provided in the full header, and to
law enforcement in the country indicated.
This update notice on spam will not appear in the AYP Yahoo group (except as a link)
because existing postings cannot be edited there, and it was decided not to create a new
posting on this subject.
The guru is in you
Date: Mon Apr 12, 2004 8:18am
Subject: Virus Alert
It has come to my attention that some members of the group are receiving emails from the
Yogani99 email address not sent by me, with files attached. These files are viruses. Some
involve so-called passwords or security codes. No matter what it says, if there is a file
attachment, it is bogus.
Do not open any of these files, and delete the emails. I have not sent a file attachment
to any member of the group so far, and never will without providing clear advance notice.
I receive a dozen or more of these emails with virus attachments every day from a wide
variety of email addresses. Apparently, this is normal for high visibility email addresses
like the Yogani99 one. I have never opened one of these virus files.
The internet is such an important communications medium that offers so much benefit to all
of us. It is unfortunate that misguided souls invent and distribute such destructive
computer code across the world wide web. I hope they learn yoga practices soon and become
motivated from within to apply their skills to more productive endeavors. Yes, I am sure
Fortunately, these types of emails with virus attachments are easily disposed of. Just
don't open any file attachments you receive through my email address. They are not from
me. Be wary of any file attachments you receive from anyone. Be sure you know what it is
and why it is being sent to you before you open it.
If you do open one of these files by accident, contact your virus software vendor
immediately for assistance.
The guru is in you.
Note: For detailed
instructions on building a balanced practice routine for more happiness and
productivity in life, see the
AYP Eight Limbs of Yoga book.
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