Locals Complain, BKWSU Property Portfolio Suffers.

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Locals Complain, BKWSU Property Portfolio Suffers.

Post11 Sep 2009

From the Messenger Newspaper.

The Brahma Kumaris international property portfolio acquisition campaign has suffered a set back.

The religion's leaders, who encourage their adherents to believe in an imminent and desirable End of the World called "Destruction", during which all continents of the world will sink below the oceans, have shown an apparently contradictory interest in gaining expensive properties worldwide. They have also been criticized for the methods they employ in encouraging followers to take on mortgages, or sell their own properties, to pay for such properties.


Internationally, surrendered Brahma Kumaris are know to have fought legal battles to retain such properties, sought compensation from governments for loss of buildings, demanded financial compensation from adherents who wished to leave the religion and take their property with them, and come into conflict with the family members of adherents seeing to donate their homes to the movement.

Followers, intensely separated from their families who are considered to be "impure" and "devilish" according to the sect's teachings, are further encouraged to donate all their wealth and property to the group in a standardized Will prepared by their trustees. BKs do so in the belief that it will gain them a high status in the forthcoming "Heaven on Earth", during which the same leaders will rule for 2,500 years, and they will be closely related to them.

Eight local residents objected to the plans to open a BK Raja Yoga center in the converted Union Chapel on Edge Lane in Stretford, Manchester. They voiced their concerns, and objections, on the grounds of the potential noise disturbance and parking problems in the area which caused the BKWSU pulled out of the leafy, expensive suburb at the 11th hour.

The Brahma Kumaris World Spiritual University had planned to take over the Grade II listed Rylands Hall where their adherents would have lived, meditated and studied the spiritualistic teachings they believe to be the God of all religions speaking exclusively to them via their trance mediums.

The application, marked for approval by planning chiefs, was due to be heard by Trafford’s planning committee when BKWSU press officer Rosemary Turberville told local papers that the group had decided not to go ahead with its plans for the building.

The BKWSU is known to have come into conflict with other local residents because of the noise of slamming car doors and parking congestion caused by adherents arriving and leaving between 4 am to 8 am every morning.
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Living a life from which the Brahma Kumaris could learn a great deal, the Union Church was built in 1862 by the 'Cotton King' John Rylands but had since been converted into office accommodation for a local housing association.

Like the Sindi Brahma Kumaris, John Ryland, once the largest textile manufacturer in the United Kingdom and Manchester's first multi-millionaire, was noted primarily for his interest in wealth creation. But he was also a genuine philanthropist. Unlike the BKWSU charity, Ryland established and maintained orphanages, homes for aged gentlewomen, rest homes for ministers, town-hall, baths, library and more.

Making many donations to the poor of Rome, he was further awarded the Order of the Crown of Italy. Entirely contrary to the secretive Brahma Kumaris, who hide their teachings not just from the general public but even control access to them by adherents, Ryland employed leading scholars to prepare special editions of the Bible and other religious works which he printed and distributed for free.

Edge Lane is also home to another spiritualist organization, the St. Francis Greater World Christian Spiritualist Church which is part of the Greater World Christian Spiritualist Church association.

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Re: Locals Complain, BKWSU Property Portfolio Suffers.

Post15 Sep 2009

Wasn't Rosemary previously the secretary for David Mellor?
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Post15 Sep 2009

You mean, the right wing politician whose only claim to fame was for wearing a Chelsea Football Club uniform when he had his toes sucked and made love to the prostitute ... ahem ... "actress" Antonia de Sanchez.

"From toe job to no job" ... the Conservative Member of Parliament Mellor was forced to resign.

This connection, if it is confirmed, even beats the other BKWSU VIP connection Robin Gibb because it not only suggests which position the Brahma Kumaris take when it comes to sexual infidelity, but also underlines their Right Wing leanings.

You will remember, Dadi Janki financier and devotee Gibb went and had a baby with his live-in Asian housekeeper, 26 years younger than him, making his BK wife furious.

It could all be wholeheartedly amusing, if it was not for ... a) Lekhraj Kirpalani's own sexual reputation during his married life (I read recently that his wife had several miscarriages and he pursued an active sex life into his 50s), and b) some of the unaccountable accounts of psychic invasion some members have recounted.

For me, knowing other similar details, there is a much darker picture starting to emerge.

Rosemary gives her own contact details via the BKWSU website, and so that in itself is not an invasion of privacy.
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Post15 Sep 2009

This news is over the top. So, the BKs that are supposed to save souls from the gutter of the vices of Kaliyug, are recycling corrupt politicians who fell in disgrace due to inappropriate behaviour? Well, they say God's role is that of even saving prostitutes!!

What has been pointed out in your post and previously as well, the fact that the innovative, human right, environmentalist BK front is false and that, in fact, the BKWSO is very conservative. It can be seen in behaviours, dogmas and, as you said, associations, is alarming. Considering that from the start they sucked the blood of left wing youths and hippies, and they still flirt with anyone with the excuse that they are not a religion, or a one size fits all "Spiritual University".
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Post16 Sep 2009

There is nothing to suggest that either the married Tory Member of Parliament, or his mistress, ever became involved. Only his ex-secretary. But it is true to say that, especially in India, they will associate themselves with whatever established power there is, corrupt or not, leaning towards the right.

In my opinion, they seem to avoid, and have been avoided, by genuine social workers and social movements.

That was an incident where Dadi Janki Kripalani was condemned by one social movement for their practise of marrying off young virgin girls to a spirit. They awarded her some kind of "prize" which was not certainly advertised by the hierarchy. It is on the forum somewhere. They stated it was medieval in nature.

But that is also the nature of the people they seek out, the more wealthy. They tend to be more conservative, especially in India. For them, the BK represent the blend of "traditional" and "modern" values that they would like to represent their "India".

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Post01 Apr 2010

Which religion, NGO, social activists, etc., have not been criticised by others during all of history? Could someone enlighten me? One black sheep does not make the whole herd black!!
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Post02 Apr 2010

The Brahma Kumaris have a history of breaking up families, exploitation of their adherents for money and free labor, deceptive practises and manipulation both of individuals and the law going back decades to their beginning, and on every continent they have expanded to.

The numerous details are documented on this website. They are by no means clean and that others religions have done so as well does not exclude the Brahma Kumaris, e.g. at one point the Government of India instructed them to remove the donations boxes from centers, the problem being the lack of accounting when handling so many cash based donations.

In my own opinion, their actions cannot be excused just as amateurishness. Having studied them now for years, I believe that the leadership is quite aware of what is going on and allows or encourages it. To my mind, that makes them not just negligent, which they are, but criminal in intent. I think their business model is closest to a criminal underworld.

We discovered that they have falsified their history extensively and covered it up from their adherents, e.g. there was no God Shiva in their religion until after 1950. Before 1950, they had only their guru Lekhraj Kirpalani as Prajapati God Brahma. There are many other elements of doubt. The deliberate and persistent cover up and falsification make me think that they are actually fraudulent in their actions, i.e. making false representations in order to gain rewards from others. The most false representation being that their spirit guides are the God of all Religion.

They are not.

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