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Pink Panther

Re: The Story of Virendra Dev Dixit

06 Aug 2020

ex-l wrote : I have a simpler suggestion, why not start by declaring all Babas, sects, religious and cults fake and them have them have to prove themselves and their gods genuine before practising? Very interesting point as that would leave none, as there is no yardstick for proof..none that I know...
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Re: The Story of Virendra Dev Dixit

22 Jul 2020

Who is genuine and who is fake is a good question but even if a decent way to define them was found, India gets a lot of tourism and foreign exchange from "spiritual pilgrims" etc, and especially under Modi’s BJP, is a major part of it is ”identity”. Indeed, given the recent examples of bi...
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Re: Good quotes

17 Jul 2020

Questioner : "I have definite spiritual ambitions. Must I not work for their fulfillment?" Nisargadatta : "No ambition is spiritual. All ambitions are for the sake of the ‘ I am .’ If you want to make real progress you must give up all idea of personal attainment. The ambitions of th...
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Re: Jayanti marking her territory

17 Jun 2020

Reads like the diary of a plantation owner from the days of the Raj. Maybe we should call them ”memsahib” instead of ”Sister"? The BKs and many groups (and individuals) like them have been sucked into what Teju Coles calls The White Saviour Industrial Complex”. From Wikipedia - " In essenc...
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Re: The Irony

07 Jun 2020

The feeling from the BK tactic discussed and the eating together thing seems to be to appeal to superiority. Hey! We real BKs just relax, man. We have learnt how to get "people to strictly conform to certain types of behaviour, abandon their past friends and family, ask for mandatory donations,...
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Re: After Raj Yoga, Can There be ANY Faith?

04 Jun 2020

Anyone involved in BKs for any length of time has become conditioned to associate certain actions, postures, words, feelings with the BK paradigm. Humans are no different to Pavlov’s dog, we become conditioned to respond. It is unsurprising that adopting a meditation position will bring up BK associ...

Re: Buy the Products: BKs own line of spiritual consumer goo

02 Jun 2020

Real Estate agents are notorious for trying any and every angle to make a sale, so if someone has decided to target BKs who might be interested to buy or rent property in India that is just them doing what is Real Estate business. Why should the official BK organisation tell people where they should...

Re: Buy the Products: BKs own line of spiritual consumer goo

27 May 2020

Even though they present a more polished and acceptable look to the public with their public merchandise, they don't realise how much disservice they do with their shoddy in-house merchandise, the cheap rubbish they sell to the converted, the BK fanboys and girls for whom every utterance and product...

Re: Kumaré. Filmmaker creates fake guru builds real followin

25 May 2020

I watched that a few years ago, it was screened here on television. An excellent social experiment and observation.

Re: Why the Brahma Kumaris Lost a VIP Follower

25 May 2020

Kevin Rowland’s story is a good one, reflects what I think a lot of people experience in probably less dramatic ways when they encounter the BKs. Kevin Rowland - I felt guilty, and thought low of a woman for letting me have sex with her. Women were either saints or prostitutes. That sounds exactly l...

Re: Brahma Kumaris at Abu Rd Shutdown due to Covid-19

20 May 2020

Arcane, Sounds like your dad is resentful of being bound in family life. The BKs create a multi-tier system of worth. Although on one hand they say any BK can rise to be one of the top "Beads of the rosary of victory” (Vijayanti mala?) what they practice is a distinct caste system based on: whe...

Re: ex-BK Robert Shubow of Sat Yoga Ashram resurfaces

19 May 2020

... that if he remained submissive to them, all his wealth would end up supporting their lifestyles ... when, with a little razzle dazzle, he could get others to support him ! I think what I don't get is, if he saw through it, how he did not see right through it, or reject it all? Is some other ins...

Re: ex-BK Robert Shubow of Sat Yoga Ashram resurfaces

19 May 2020

He obviously thinks he offers a better product otherwise why would he be doing it, and why not profit (!) from it personally rather than pay "royalties” :D ? There is also a disproportionate number of Roman Catholics amongst Western BKs in my experience. They tend to BK in a very RC way. !! Wha...

Re: ex-BK Robert Shubow of Sat Yoga Ashram resurfaces

17 May 2020

A bit of lateral context. There was an expansion of numbers of BKs from San Francisco in the 1980s, including Robert and Peggy Shubow. Among their numbers was Dr Harold Streitfeld. Before joining BKs, around the time of his retirement, he was one of the group of psychotherapists who pioneered a lot ...

Re: ex-BK Robert Shubow of Sat Yoga Ashram resurfaces

16 May 2020

ex-l wrote:I don't know when he left BKism, or when his "10 years" were up

If 10 years, then he was BK between approximately 1980 and 1990.
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