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Pink Panther

Re: BK Denise

18 Feb 2018

Suggested topic for a PhD thesis - Cult members who gain PhDs by writing about their own cult while pretending to be outsiders without any bias or conflict of interest.
Pink Panther

Re: BK Denise

18 Feb 2018

Well, well, well! The BKs have entered into the publish-perish race or the academic game of publishing. Tamasin's writings are examples. Qualitative research, and the social sciences and humanities, use the approach of inductive reasoning, is still subjected to stringent peer-reviewing. "The e...
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Re: BK Denise

16 Feb 2018

Wasn't she Canadian, albeit some spending time in London? I think, don’t quote me on this, she had parents of two nationalities. Probably a dual citizen. I do remember another Canadian young woman in London in the late 70s who was very dedicated/devout BK and then had a severe mental breakdown, pro...
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Re: BK Denise

15 Feb 2018

GuptaRati 6666, Many BKs have suicided. Many non-BKs suicide. It is a difficult subject. I have no doubt that in some cases of BKs suiciding that their having become a BK was a major contributing factor, and in others, maybe not. It is hard to prove definitively. That said, your reminding us and ask...
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Re: BK Denise

13 Feb 2018

I've often criticised her peers, people like BK Neville Hodgkinson and others, for "polishing a turd" (or "putting icing on a turd"). By that I mean, making something that is really quite nasty, look, smell and taste better on first bite. Denis I would say has not just polished ...
Pink Panther

Re: BK Denise

13 Feb 2018

We have to give the Sister credit for her pioneering spiritual service in the United States. Sometimes Denise and Chandru would sleep in their car ... They deserve as much credit as any dedicated zealous convert amongst Mormons, Jehovah’s Witnesses, Baptists and so on who sacrifice comforts for pro...
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Re: BK Denise

12 Feb 2018

She was, I am pretty sure, the second non-Indian to become a BK. The first was Stefan Nagel, from Germany. She was the first female non-Indian BK. She was a university graduate, not sure which speciality but in Humanities, maybe English, journalism or literature or something like that. She worked at...
Pink Panther

Re: Good quotes

11 Feb 2018

“Remain faithful to the earth, my Brothers, with the power of your virtue. Let your gift-giving love and your knowledge serve the meaning of the earth. Thus I beg and beseech you. Do not let them fly away from earthly things and beat with their wings against eternal walls. Alas, there has always be...
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Re: Onelink Brahmakumaris Website is Down

06 Feb 2018

There’s also the fact that this is another glaring example of the BKs exploiting people for their skills and talents. You can be sure that the IT crowd, like their TV namesakes, are considered by those "in-charge" as best positioned in the basement of the organisation, the modern day equiv...

Re: BK Doublethink and Harry Frankfurt's, “On Bullsh*t" essa

04 Feb 2018

On that definition of bullsh**: I subscribe to a Facebook page by a historian of American politics. She recently wrote about the attempts to turn America into a more authoritarian state by the Trump administration. I left a comment along the lines of Harry Frankfurt, that I didn’t think Trump even r...

Re: Doublethink

04 Feb 2018

How is it possible to live without dualities? It is possible when there is only the fact , and nothing else - Jiddu Krishnamurti from ”Flight of the Eagle" Fact (n.) 1530s, "action, anything done," from Latin factum "an event, occurrence, deed, achievement," in Medieval Lat...
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Re: Virendra Dev Dixit in trouble

28 Jan 2018

All the girls staying at the Abu road centre were less than 18 years of age. At what age does a child become free to leave its home without parental permission in Rajasthan? In NSW, Australia, the age of sexual consent is 16 but the age of legal consent, for independently being able to e.g. sign le...

Re: Osho and Shankarcharya on the Brahma Kumaris (Hindi vide

26 Jan 2018

Who are all of these deluded god-usurpers who go around criticising each other? Funnily, their criticisms of 'the other" are fairly accurate but they seem to lack the humility and circumspection to apply the same critical faculties to themselves. Osho means a highly ranked Buddhist monk, the Ja...
Pink Panther

Re: Good quotes

22 Jan 2018

"As soon as absolute truth is supposed to be contained in the sayings of a certain man, a body of experts interpret his sayings ... They become (necessarily) opponents of all intellectual and moral progress."

– Bertrand Russell, Has Religion Made Useful Contributions to Civilization?
Pink Panther

Re: Virendra Dev Dixit in trouble

21 Jan 2018

no 'other side' to the reports. Small cults tend not talk to media, unless they are seeking to promote themselves. They lack the sophistication and resources and community identification that bigger groups can muster. They retreat into themselves. The Australian Royal Commission into institutional ...
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