If there was one point that I could hammer into the BK mentality, it would be that "new karma happens". And that is new Karma both good and bad.
arjuna wrote:Cases of sexual assault on BK Sisters, if happening anywhere, must certainly be due to their own weakness and are most probably hushed up as far as possible.
With respect, I think that it is a real cultural hangover from Indian Bhakti that *every* ill fortune that blows your way is your fault. It is not logical for me. Unless there is room for individuals to do new good or bad karma in the first place. No new karma could be created. Therefore some new karma has to be allowed and some of that bad. And, of course, India has a very exaggerate problem looking at the whole issue of women and sexuality.
I would be very concerned to know how sisters were treated out there. Firstly, they are at a far greater threat and, secondly, there is this heavy discrimination against sexual women, even if their sexing was done involuntarily by rape. It is seen, as you express and the BKWSU Child Abuse Report demonstrated, that it was their fault and they brought it on themselves.
To put it into Gyani context, the Baba has also said it is when you are strong that Maya blows up to test you the most. I have no specific Murli points to support what I will say now, but it is said that in this age, death etc is untimely and so my feeling is that, a) the happenings of life are much more random and chaotic and b) specific negative elements would be out to hurt and damage yogi souls at any cost.
We have to be cautious not to apply superstitious powers to Gyan and instead, as Virendra Dev Dixit says, kick, punch and scream like a fury instead when it counts! That can be a provocation but I have read that women who did it feel better because at least they tried to do something.
I was sexually assaulted by a man soon after I came into Gyan. This is very personal. Thankfully it was very mild and no big deal. But I relate it because it identifies a state of mind we can fall into.
I was leaving a spiritual center in a part of the country where there was little to no transport and lifts were often shared. A respectable looking man in a jacket etc gave me a lift but then started touching me, moving his hand up my thigh. (I guess I must have much prettier when I was young).
I just did not know what to do. It was pathetic. I was frozen. I was trying to meditate and call Baba. I was trying desparately to think of what it said in the Murli to do, I did not want to cause more sorrow or bad karma ... I was absolutely stuck. It was awful. I had no sense of self, no sense of what rights I had over my own or the disassociated body I was in. I can imagine very well the experience some women speak out about being frozen, out of their bodies and unable to do anything.
Had I been centered and acting according to instinct, I would have known exactly what to do; scream, shouted even whacked him to pull over and stop. But the path that the BKs were encouraging me on was this very uncentered, spaced out, passive, impractical path. Basically, I was being taught and encouraged by people that did not have a clue about real life and how to live it, it was all "woo-woo" angels and spirituality. I was pretty much still in the Honeymoon Period.
I think also too that the leadership encourage BKs to be passive rather than progressive because it suits their status quo. Assertativeness is also a divine virtue but not one they encourage individuals to experiment. One is encouraged to be spaced out and ungrounded and mistake this for being "spiritual", a spirit IN its body. This, I think, is the problem with some of the men we are discussing with these other women and is a reflection of the way BK was/is taught in the West. Others comments please.
The next lift I got, the non-BK, instinctful person had had the same thing happen to them, when they were young, by a pervert. Instead they told me that whacked him straight in the face whilst he was still driving, forcing the car over, pushed him out and then drove his car away to a police station near to their destination. I was in awe and wished that I had had the sense to do it too, Karma or no karma! Their animal instincts of survival took over to protect them. Survival is not a BK trait when consummed with thoughts of Destruction and dying alive.
I felt so dirty and upset at myself for having been so weak and allowing myself to be touched but I was weakened by all the unnatural confusion that trying to follow the partial path of Gyan the BKs were teaching. The fear of "ego" perhaps had become confused with creating a lack of self; self-worth, personal boundaries etc.
I hope this helps others.