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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.

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

16 May 2020

Oh Dear. Robert Shubow. He used to be such a nice boy. Comparing the list of teachers he wishes to acknowledge to what he teaches and how he lives reminds me of the saying: Modern Education is mostly the art of notes passing from teacher to student and back again without entering the mind of either ...

Re: Humans search for God bring families misery instead of b

14 May 2020

So, to end by referring to your other good idea[Arcane], "If a God was to come to Earth, would he exaggerate, falsify, denying and so on?" If your answer to that is, as I hope it would be, "no, not all", then the next question arises, "so what is the nature of this spirit o...

Re: Humans search for God bring families misery instead of b

13 May 2020

A very interesting post Arcane. ex-I, pink panther, guptarati6666, oldbk and all, really wonderful and wise having transcended the path. You people are doing really great, seriously. I admire that. I appreciate you all!! Thanks, it's nice to know someone is reading, appreciating and considering. Too...

Re: Humans search for God bring families misery instead of b

11 May 2020

God is whatever anyone thinks God is. Theists use that these days to be ecumenical, between denominations or across religions. Everyone has a ”personal relationship”. Every opinion is equally true. Mainly expounded to unite theists in the face of atheism or agnosticism - " because we all belie...

Corona and/or Krishna? Brahma Kumaris Covid-19 & Coronavirus

07 May 2020

So the BKs donated a cheque for Rupees 1 lakh. That’s 100,000 rupees. Equal to about $US 1,300. So is this the state (zone) BK donation to a state of Manipur of 2.5million people? Not much in the scheme of things, especially when compared to the wealth the BKs sit on like a dragon sits on its gold. ...

Re: Corona and/or Krishna? Brahma Kumaris Covid-19 & Coronav

05 May 2020

Having lost their "most stable mind in the world", it appears the current big boast of the BKs is, "the world biggest religion run by women". Any feminist would agree that the aim of feminism is not to have women acting as badly as men do. If any BKs dispute that the BKs are dif...

Corona and/or Krishna? Brahma Kumaris Covid-19 & Coronavirus

02 May 2020

Is BKism proven to improve immune systems? Are "improved immune systems" proven to protect one from Covid-19? It is a red herring. You can normally have a healthy immune system that responds to most things but fails to defend you against a particular bug. Maybe on a particular day, becaus...
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Re: Thoughts from a concerned counselor

02 May 2020

ex-l, No disagreement with there being a difference between a) a technique being effective, and b) a technique having an effect. We could also make the very important point that for many people it does absolutely nothing! Many people get nothing out of it and leave straight away. Others trust what t...
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