sparkal wrote:Sorry Brian, we have never met, but your karma is taking you close to a certain edge. I would rather live my hellish life in poverty than have your lot any day mate. And now you think you can bring your **** into a spiritual organisation and somehow it is OK. It is not OK with me personally, not by a long shot.
I guess the argument in the defence is that someone has to be in on the inside of the machine in order to make positive change happen. That these forces; the corporations, capitalism governments exists, are part of humanity and so therefore you have to embrace them too and work with them. Indeed, it might just be some soul's destiny on the Path of Power whilst you are on another. Its worth taking a look at the Sephiroth to understand all the different paths. I am not sure that I would want the walk it either.
I'll show you something interesting that will get sweetchill's ice cubes melting but probably lessen the chances of getting some Murlis out of him;
• On the left
- is the logo for Freedom House. Freedom House is a non-profit organization, a clear voice for American-style democracy around the world, founded over 60 years ago by Mrs Roosevelt, wife to the President that OK the development of the first Nuclear bombs. It is criticised as being a "right-wing", "anti-communist propaganda institution" whose "standards are elastic, bending to the dictates of American foreign policy". A neo-con research and networking organization with selective human rights, who also run the Center for Religious Freedom, united in the view that American leadership in international affairs is essential to the cause of human rights and freedom. For your conspiracy theorists, trustees included everyone from:
a) Zbigniew Brzezinski of Bush, Inc, Trilateral Commission, Bilderberg Group (WHICH OFFICIALLY DOES NOT EXIST AND HAS NO INFLUENCE ON WORLD POLITICS) etc to
b) decidedly anti-leftist political observer and humorist PJ O'Rourke whose claim to fame was established by such articles as "How to Drive Fast on Drugs While Getting Your Wing-Wang Squeezed and Not Spill Your Drink." which appeared in his first bestseller, "Republican Party Reptile" (1987).
• On the right
and, yes, I did say on the Right is;
Now, guess who is an "international advisor of several major US/global corporations."?
Yes that is right, and I did say right; Zbigniew Brzezinski ... or ... Brian Bacon.
What gets me is the usual bs factor. That is BS, not S-B factor. On their website it says;
The BKWSU's SML "Partners" are;
• The Oxford Leadership Academy [OLA]
• Global Retreat Centre, UK
• Peace Village Learning and Retreat Centre, USA
• Blue Mountain Retreat Centre, Australia
Yes, well, in plain English that reads ...
Because all those partners are the BKWSU, only it is not stated clearly so as to deceive.
• "senior faculty member of the BKWSU" Brian Bacon - whose business the OLA gets a kickback, or "handles enquries", when corporate entities are interested in courses.
Ask me whether I think if Bacon and Jayanti clamber the BKWSU on board Global Elite class of the Transglobal Express, I'd say that if they have not already they would have a love child and feed it to the reptilian aliens to do so!* Ask me whether this is what God or even Baba want ? ... that would be a harder call. What do you reckon?
The BKWSU are not without shame in this, see here
where they say,
BKWSU wrote:Self Managing Leadership (SML) is a fusion of the best modern management practices with the ancient self management principles of Raja Yoga. It provides a framework for personal strategic planning and re-engineering. It empowers individuals to realign with changing business environments by enhancing self-esteem and self-control through relevant mental training and change management skills.
"Ancient Raja Yoga
" is a lie. Or at least BK Brahmin Doublespeak the Shudras don't understand. BK Raja Yoga started some time after 1936. It has nothing to do with classical Patanjali's Raja Yoga which is thousands of years old. "Ancient Raja Yoga" is a marketing spin used increasing by the OLA and BKWSU members to give credibility to BK Raja Yoga and what they are doing. The two have nothing in common. The BK Brahmin Doublespeak is that the world is only 5,000 years old, time is a cycle and they taught Raja Yoga 5,000 years therefore it is the most ancient.
I see the SLM course is also offered by the OLA, here
as part of the Core Program / MASTER Course and by the BKs, here
. I wonder what "the power of Focus" is and whether since 1994 the "over 100,000 executives from 56 countries have been through the SML program" for global executives, government officers and professionals include those the BKs have churned out?
Perhaps your strength of reaction, sparkal, is not just one of spiritual ethics but artistic. As a creator you could be offended at derivative works just as Freedom House might be ofended at trademark infrindgement.
My take on the re-marketing of the BKWSU has been too transparent. Their main modus operandi is to position themselves in the mind or market place by using the same terminology as existing entities or traditions but give the meaning a slight twist in order to allow them to enter human consciousnesses and sit along side the valued originals. In short to slightly confuse or decieve those that cannot discriminate the difference. For example, even with terms such as Raja Yoga, Values Education and their use of the word God, neither are theirs or their invention.
Whether this logo business is conscious or unconscious, it looks of a similar consciousness to me. I'd call it "market positioning" and say it involves conscious efforts at "status by association" which the BKs have been criticized of before. If we are to believe what the PBKs teach us - which I am agnostic about at present - the same might be true of their entire spiritual crusade, that they are out to landgrab as many devotees before the PBKs expand or supress or destroy the PBKs before they are able to. Even by physical violence and intimidation as we have seen. To say that, actually, the BKWSU is not the real thing. Just something that looks and feels and sells very much like the real thing to individuals that cannot tell the difference. Or as the PBKs say, beginners.
Gonzo alert wrote:
For those satire challenged or non-Conspiracy Theorists out there without a clue of what I am taking, please see David Icke
for references. PJ, old friend, the next round is on me but I will drive, thank you.!
God, or Lekhraj Kirpalani, calls the BKWSU a religio-political clan. Whenever have its politics been opening stated or questioned?
My concern is what the effects of such activities will be on the ego of new followers who are attracted by the status and influenced in such ways and what quality of follower (Vaishyas?) it will attract?
I do not know the financial relationship between the Oxford Leadership Academy and the BKWSU. I do not know if the BKWSU receives a commission, special donations nor indeed if Brian is entirely surrendered and all his mind, body and wealth belongs to Baba. If it is so, I will retract any doubt or question of the Brahmin ethics of the situation. And bear in mind that I am looking at this from an alokik point of view not a lokik one where such relationships are seen as quite normal and healthy.