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Re: New Married BK Wont Consumate Marriage Wants Maintenance

22 Jan 2021

If he’d given her dowry back without question, the judge would note the husband’s acting in good faith by not seeking to profit from her, which leaves her looking like a gold digger.

Re: Wife Influenced by Brahma Kumaris Neglects Marital Dutie

22 Jan 2021

The judge’s order seems reasonable. Rs 450 a month in those days was substantial.

Re: An Exploration of Spiritual Superiority: The Paradox of

06 Jan 2021

All I can say is that this aligns with my experience, both within myself and with others.

Re: Please Help me to get my wife out of BK

29 Nov 2020

HI Vikashmodi, I don't have time to answer at length right now, someone else may. In the meantime, I suggest you browse this site for similar discussions as this problem arises a lot and what people do also varies. Of course there are many variations within relationships so the kind of response that...

Re: Psycho-educational Support Group for those affected by c

21 Nov 2020

Bill Maher riffs on how to deal with cult members who cling to their belief in their leader even despite evidence to the contrary. The Great Disappointment The challenge for us is, how do you get people out of a cult? When you're fighting a cult you're not just fighting the leaders, but all the enab...
Pink Panther

Re: Storm Clouds in Madhubhan ?

01 Nov 2020

So, covid is causing a cash flow problem! Not only no visitors doing ‘spiritual tourism” and leaving donations but also many BKs who give a percentage of incomes as regular donations will have lost their incomes. Those letters sound like a cunningly composed appeal for money based on a sense of psyc...
Pink Panther

Re: Storm Clouds in Madhubhan ?

31 Oct 2020

I have heard about two weeks ago that there is a big outbreak of Covid-19 at Abu Rd BKs so it has probably also infected Madhuban. That's my guess, don't know for sure. Apparently, also hearsay, there’s a lot of disquiet as to why "Baba’s canopy of protection" did not extend to viruses. Th...
Pink Panther

Re: Drama of Deception Continues

13 Oct 2020

A ”divine" form of elder abuse.

Re: Psycho-educational Support Group for those affected by c

10 Oct 2020

I have noticed how BKs tend to avoid any discussion, interrogation of the issue or even viewing any documentaries about cults. I think it makes them uncomfortable. I do know some BKs who kind of accept that BKs have cultish qualities but equivocate about it being ”not as bad” as some! And any news r...

Re: Psycho-educational Support Group for those affected by c

08 Oct 2020

Very useful links and connections. Anyone who still feels the shadow of the BKs over their lives should make a point of connecting with other groups - not just support groups but any interest groups that you may like to explore, be it an art, a book group or philosophy group, craft or sport, go for ...

Re: Brahma Kumaris: Destroying Families, Disturbing Family L

05 Oct 2020

I suppose when certain behaviours are endemic in all sections of a society, it's considered part of the culture. It's what everyone does, therefore they are ”no worse than anyone else”. We know how it's very common for many gurus and ashrams to accept ”donations" and accumulate vast amounts of ...

Re: Brahma Kumaris: Destroying Families, Disturbing Family L

05 Oct 2020

ex-l wrote:Recently they distributed nearly 7 kilos of gold to 2500 surrender Sisters of the institution and this all is off the record

Hmmm, I wonder if this is used to directly or indirectly bribe officials who otherwise might want to investigate the corruption they are now part of?

Re: Can you help with a research survey on cults?

26 Sep 2020

I filled in the survey. Took longer than 10 minutes for me. I suggest it is worthwhile. The BKs are not as bad as some groups but a lot of what some groups enforce physically the BKs do more subtly through social coercion, hierarchical politics, peer pressure, group dynamics, what is approved and di...
Pink Panther

Re: Alternate spiritual movements

26 Sep 2020

"Trust in God, but tie your camel down". It means, you can believe in whatever you like ... but don't forget to do all the practical things in life. These days I trust in the camel and tie God down - to one thing. If someone uses the word ”god”, can it be replaced with the word ”Life” or ...

Re: We are the Anaryans of Legend. Allegedly.

10 Sep 2020

I think a lot of it is the need to be both exceptional and validated for being exceptional. So if I can aggregate a whole bunch of highfalutin ideas, and work out some kind of self-supporting circular logic to come up with a ”theory” or interpretation that’s new, I am therefore exceptional, a genius...
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