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by howiemac
25 Sep 2007
Forum: For Vishnu Party & all other Splinter Groups
Topic: Sat Yoga Instutite
Replies: 10
Views: 3500

From a newsletter email received today: First Discipleship Granted! The Sat Yoga Institute is pleased to announce the naming of our first formal Disciple. In a sacred ceremony that was held this Sunday, Sadananda (Juan Rafael Arias) was granted the title of Disciple. He has earned this status as a r...
by howiemac
14 Sep 2007
Forum: All & Everything
Topic: God and the Devil are Lies
Replies: 41
Views: 5309

I used to believe in God, as a supreme being with a personality. I no longer believe that there is such a being, and that I was in communication with that being. What I had thought was communication with God, I now see as communication with my own higher self, and / or the higher selves of others. S...
by howiemac
12 Sep 2007
Forum: For Ex-BKs & Common Room
Topic: BKWSO commence legal action against BrahmaKumaris.Info
Replies: 324
Views: 137855

I have just read this whole thread, and I am not surprised at the latest evidence of BKWSU skullduggery. Once again the scaly underbelly of the beast is revealed. I do think it is quite likely that London knows little or nothing of what Texas is up to - it was my impression, when an inmate a few yea...
by howiemac
06 Sep 2007
Forum: All & Everything
Topic: Myspace
Replies: 6
Views: 1247

Psychedelic ... have you been listening to Acid Mother's Temple? :)
by howiemac
05 Sep 2007
Forum: For Ex-BKs & Common Room
Topic: Avakyt Dadiji - Dadi Prakashmani's Death
Replies: 424
Views: 62470

Sr. Mohini's class: A Life of Virtue is a Life of Service

Wasn't Prakashmani ultimately responsible This is a good point ex-l: in a rigid authoritarian organisational structure such as the BKWSU has, the buck has to stop with the one at the top ... of course, they would say that the head one is Bap-Dada, ultimately their God Shiva ... so it's all God's fa...
by howiemac
01 Sep 2007
Forum: Newcomers backup
Topic: Left the so called Knowledge
Replies: 25
Views: 5790

Re: Left the so called knowledge

abrahma Kumar wrote:The soul has left Baba
Are you sure they did not say: "the soul has left bah bah?" :wink:
by howiemac
26 Aug 2007
Forum: For Ex-BKs & Common Room
Topic: Avakyt Dadiji - Dadi Prakashmani's Death
Replies: 424
Views: 62470

I had a soft spot for Kumarka - I met her a couple of times, but it was just the toli and drishti thing, and a few words to the group. One to one she seemed like a tired out old lady with no sign of spirituality ... but when she was on the stage talking to the masses she transformed completely. I wa...
by howiemac
13 Aug 2007
Forum: For BKs - to discuss BK experiences
Topic: Advice to new BKs from an ex-BK on how to survive
Replies: 10
Views: 1943

  • • maintain existing relationships with friends and family
by howiemac
12 Aug 2007
Forum: Ex-BK
Topic: 7 day ex-BK course
Replies: 28
Views: 4522

Re: The Secret

I am still conditioned against feeling comfortable with naturally "self-centered" material simplicities, rather Yogi austerities Good on you ex-l: the existing materialistic paradigm of economic growth, rampant consumerism, and disposability, will destroy this 'civilisation' pretty soon, if nothing...
by howiemac
12 Aug 2007
Forum: Ex-BK
Topic: ex-BK meditation
Replies: 10
Views: 1598

Shanti means a complete fulfillment, a contentment of silence Thank you Neo for this insight - yet another piece of BK dumbing down (at least in the English version of 'Gyan'). Om Shanti recast as "I am fulfilled" is so much deeper than "I am peace", and a much more relevant feeling to use in pursu...
by howiemac
12 Aug 2007
Forum: Ex-BK
Topic: Disquisition on Brahma Kumaris as a new religion
Replies: 16
Views: 3042

I have a slightly different take on the symbolism of the Emperor's New Clothes in a BK context - pondering on this tale helped me, in my final BK days, to break free of their mental tyranny. I saw Empress Janki, outfitted by the SS tailors (following their master craftsman, Lehkraj) in a natty twin ...
by howiemac
06 Aug 2007
Forum: For BKs - to discuss BK experiences
Topic: Official Contact with Sister Jayanti BKWSU (UK) - legal
Replies: 233
Views: 42002

I really do sincerely believe that meeting personally is the way to move forward. I would also be happy to meet a group of individuals if that would be helpful. I do hope you will reconsider. I feel Jayanti is to be commended for showing willingness to participate in a dialog, even to the limited e...
by howiemac
04 Aug 2007
Forum: For Ex-BKs & Common Room
Topic: Purity
Replies: 61
Views: 7702

Please correct me if I am wrong but is not the teaching to become detached from all others and only love God? This is accurate - they say "love one Baba and no other". IMHO, this is a misguided and damaging approach. The spiritual approach (true love) is to love every being unconditionally, as on t...
by howiemac
04 Aug 2007
Forum: For Ex-BKs & Common Room
Topic: Meditation Experiences When in a Group versus Being Alone
Replies: 49
Views: 5102

In my experience meditation alone and mediation in a group both provide similar experiences and depth of Yoga, the main exception being where drishti is involved in the group experience. Without drishti, the discipline of being in a group may help you focus more strongly, or alternatively, members o...
by howiemac
22 May 2007
Forum: For Ex-BKs & Common Room
Topic: Ascension versus Destruction
Replies: 2
Views: 821

Re: Ascension versus Destruction

many people are still stuck with this cyclical process of not being able to let go of the BK teachings and prefer to stick with what they know. This is clearly true. Would it be possible to research main stream events that happened on our earth at the BK predicted times of ‘destruction’ and align t...