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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...

Re: We are the Anaryans of Legend. Allegedly.

09 Sep 2020

Hahahaha! What a nut job! She'd probably be considered a serviceable soul because she makes the BK ideas seem much more plausible. The Annunaki she mentions were the gods of ancient Sumeria (Mesopotamia, Babylon) and they feature in a text even older than the Rig Veda, the story of Gilgamesh. A good...
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Re: Voice of the Silence

07 Sep 2020

The most famous of the novels by Phillip Pullman is the ”The Golden Compass” ( also published as ”Northern Lights” in some places). It is in the first in a series called ”His Dark Materials” which sees a young child heroine, Lyra, who later has to find her way through portals to parallel universes t...
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Re: Voice of the Silence

05 Sep 2020

This is the next generation ruling by proxy while paying lip service to "hierarchy", which, BTW, literally means rule based on seniority

Re: Brahma Kumaris Fighting over Family Properties & Wills A

01 Sep 2020

Like many so-called spiritual organisations, the BKs are so caught up with teaching ”the highest” morality they forget that anything high has to be built on something basic. You cannot ignore basic human decency, the golden rule found in all cultures - do unto others as you would have done to you - ...
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