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by joel
13 Dec 2008
Forum: For Ex-BKs & Common Room
Topic: Why not go straight into a baby Chariot ?
Replies: 6
Views: 1972

Re: Why not go straight into a baby Chariot ?

Bansy, Your question is one that is often taken up in classes by Seniors in Madhuban. If the question is fresh for you, does that mean that you heard the common explanation and still feel the question is alive in you? Or is it the first time for you to consider this? BTW, this is my first post in th...
by joel
04 Oct 2008
Forum: Newcomers backup
Topic: How God is a point of light?
Replies: 6
Views: 2680

Re: How God is a point of light?

I am new to this knowlegde ... totally confusing. My way of praying god is just I will treat him as my best friend and start praying to him. I am a 7 days course student. It is difficult to imagine for me that god is point of light. How can be sure 100 % that God is point of light? I have lot of do...
by joel
01 Oct 2008
Forum: All & Everything
Topic: Brahma Kumari underwear; the spiritual versus hot guide
Replies: 12
Views: 5354

Re: Jokes

I, for one, welcome any discussion of undergarments, from popular styles and fabrics, to what is worn by the Paris Hiltons of the BK world.
by joel
17 Sep 2008
Forum: Admin back up
Topic: [Notice] Vacation time for members travelling or meeting
Replies: 55
Views: 11519

Re: [Notice] Vacation time for members travelling or meeting

I am still struggling with PC as it grinds to halt. In any case, I will be away for a few weeks. So keep up the talks. Wasn't quite sure how the Paralympic athletes felt when thousands of dollars were being burnt up in the firework skies. Paralympics and AIG-Lehmans fiasco in one week, which one go...
by joel
17 Sep 2008
Forum: For Ex-BKs & Common Room
Topic: Power of thought?
Replies: 41
Views: 9752

Re: Power of thought?

paulkershaw wrote:Is anyone powerful enough to figure out what I am thinking right now? ... :|
Many believe that cats have this ability. It may also be noted that cats seem to use their knowledge only for their own, worldly ends.
by joel
13 Sep 2008
Forum: For Ex-BKs & Common Room
Topic: Power of thought?
Replies: 41
Views: 9752

Re: Power of thought?

I went to the Dadi and Uri Geller thing, there is no doubt his was a better show. Did you get a sense of whose thoughts were more powerful? Was it immediately obvious that Dadi Janki was a lighthouse and mighthouse and the other guy a Kaliyugi sideshow? I think D.J. may have more followers, but U.G...
by joel
11 Sep 2008
Forum: Newcomers backup
Topic: I get in or pull him out
Replies: 268
Views: 34289

Re: I get in or pull him out

jannisder wrote:How to break up with a BK. Now that is something else.
Is any breakup ever routine? I think most breakups are painful and crazy, the only possible consolation that staying together would be even more painful and crazy.
by joel
11 Sep 2008
Forum: For Ex-BKs & Common Room
Topic: Dealing with Loss of a Lokik Family Member
Replies: 11
Views: 2728

Re: Dealing with Loss of a Lokik Family Member

My mother-in-law had a stroke at age 92. Family members arranged to be with her every day at the hospital. The stroke was severe, and the subsequent swelling wiped out most of her right hemisphere. She was in a coma for a week, stayed in the hospital about two months. That was a terrible time. All t...
by joel
08 Sep 2008
Forum: For Ex-BKs & Common Room
Topic: Power of thought?
Replies: 41
Views: 9752

Re: Power of thought?

Siddhis = strengths Victory did not happen because there was insufficient patience to walk a little further. In this topic, we have been talking about thought, and the possibility of power contained within thought alone, as if thought can be separated from action. Does that mean that thought separa...
by joel
07 Sep 2008
Forum: For Ex-BKs & Common Room
Topic: Power of thought?
Replies: 41
Views: 9752

Re: Power of thought?

Seems like hocus-pocus to me. BKWSU also present claims of magical effectiveness for 'power of silence', 'power of Yoga', 'power of peace', etc. To me, it's just another incarnation of the kinds of positive thinking philosophies advocated by Dale Carnegie and his spiritual descendants. Seems to help...
by joel
04 Sep 2008
Forum: All & Everything
Topic: Interesting stories and information
Replies: 78
Views: 13302

Re: Interesting stories and information

Any fool can run towards the light. It takes a master with courage to turn and face the darkness and shine his own light there. And in darkness, dreams also may be found. How pleasant to awake in darkness, and feel the comforting warmth of a hand nearby, before returning for another visit to the wo...
by joel
01 Sep 2008
Forum: All & Everything
Topic: Celibacy - is it necessary for spirituality?
Replies: 83
Views: 17574

Re: Celibacy - is it necessary for spirituality?

Jannisder commented earlier that celibacy is an indicator to a cult leader that her followers are loyal, have been sufficiently brainwashed. Another function of celibacy is for the leader to show that she is above the attractions and pleasures available to all humans. If you don't need sex and are n...
by joel
30 Aug 2008
Forum: Newcomers backup
Topic: Hello everyone
Replies: 4
Views: 1790

Re: Hello everyone

Welcome Faisu. Hope you find ways to help your friend.
by joel
24 Aug 2008
Forum: Newcomers backup
Topic: I get in or pull him out
Replies: 268
Views: 34289

Give and take

Hi Jan, Most healthy relationships have an equality of give and take. That is, both partners listen to and adjust to each other. If one person is doing all the adjusting... well, that is what it sounds like is happening in your situation, and the person adjusting is you. Which is not fair, since you...
by joel
19 Aug 2008
Forum: All & Everything
Topic: A Tale of Two Paths: The Renunciate and the Householder
Replies: 16
Views: 3641

Re: A Tale of Two Paths: The Renunciate and the Householder

You correctly identify the mysogynist sentiment, however the words are those of Nagarjuna, not the Dalai Lama. Nagarjuna (c. 150 - 250 CE) was a founder of the renuciate Buddhism tradition of which the Dalai Lama heads a particular branch. Note that Nagarjuna doesn't attempt to equate children with ...