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by primal.logic
13 Oct 2008
Forum: Ex-BK
Topic: Recovering your own life and self again
Replies: 6
Views: 2157

Recovering your own life and self again

Well, I think we have deviated somewhat since the inception of the topic Having a partner, getting married & becoming a mum, dad etc. The original question posed was this: My social life revolved around the BKs and their dogma and so I never really got to experience living a normal social life. It's...
by primal.logic
24 Aug 2008
Forum: Ex-BK
Topic: First meditation experience after ten years
Replies: 3
Views: 1227

Re: First meditation experience after ten years

When I left the BKs I threw out the baby with the bathwater. I knew I had done it, but I couldn't work out what was "mine" and what was "theirs". I did not want to know or hear about spirituality - or meditation. After almost 10 years (I left in '99), I find myself meditating again. But at the top o...
by primal.logic
29 Mar 2008
Forum: For Ex-BKs & Common Room
Topic: Am I an ex bk?
Replies: 5
Views: 1209

Am I an ex bk?

It seems ironic that the identity that we carry with ourselves - that of "ex-BK" - is actually an identity imposed upon us by the Brahma Kumaris! Once upon a time we inherited a prepackaged, utopian identity from the BK's. As BKs' we identified those who left as 'ex-BKs' and then got stuck with that...
by primal.logic
28 Mar 2008
Forum: For Ex-BKs & Common Room
Topic: Karma - is it all so bad?
Replies: 29
Views: 3697

Re: Karma - is it all so bad?

Thanks Joel. Your post reflects real world spiritual wisdom. This is a worthwhile counter to the superstitious view of karma that seems to be the norm. While agreeing that actions have consequences, to be adult is to make choices and take responsibility for the decision and accept the consequences. ...
by primal.logic
24 Mar 2008
Forum: For Ex-BKs & Common Room
Topic: Karma - is it all so bad?
Replies: 29
Views: 3697

Re: Karma - is it all so bad?

"ideas do not define reality" - this is a very good point, because we have made the mistake of allowing ideas to own us and force a reality upon us - ideas about the world and life and even ourselves that have been created in our minds by others - society, educators, culture and cults like the Brahm...
by primal.logic
23 Mar 2008
Forum: Abuse & Recovery
Topic: Expert damns ex-cult members' opinions
Replies: 1
Views: 1345

Re: Expert damns ex-cult members' opinions

The problem really is that he is generalising. He is making and applying general assumptions. I can see his point about 'victims' vindicating themselves in their process of trying to resestablish their self esteem. On a case by case basis it would be a different story. It took me several years to re...
by primal.logic
20 Mar 2008
Forum: For Ex-BKs & Common Room
Topic: A witch hunt
Replies: 28
Views: 3458

Re: A witch hunt

Hughman made comments on another site that are his own creation based on his own speculation. It has flowed onto this site which is completely unnecessary. What I don't understand is why EVERYONE did not see Hughman's comments for what they were - total rubbish - and just leave it at that. His ignor...
by primal.logic
20 Mar 2008
Forum: Admin back up
Topic: Karma - is it all so bad? - moved
Replies: 17
Views: 4195

Re: Karma - is it all so bad?

Well I have just read this thread and noted that no accusations or allegations have been made or posted on this site. One very inconsiderate person has made some very inappropriate comments on another site, and one or two equally thoughtless people have bought into it. Let's not blow things out of p...
by primal.logic
20 Mar 2008
Forum: For Ex-BKs & Common Room
Topic: A witch hunt
Replies: 28
Views: 3458

Re: A witch hunt

Dear Sarah. I am surprised. I have never heard of something like this happenning on this site before. Maybe a new strategy from the BKs? Even that would be a surprise. But it also highglights the reason we remain anonymous. As ex-bks we all know what it is you are going through. We don't doubt you o...
by primal.logic
20 Mar 2008
Forum: For Ex-BKs & Common Room
Topic: Official BKWSU internal reform efforts
Replies: 63
Views: 11460

Re: Official BKWSU internal reform efforts

I am planning to write a small note to Sister Jayanti as to what I feel about the whole thing ... I am sure it will get ignored ... but, hey, it wouldn't cost me anything to do that ... Absolutely! As BK management do not solicit feedback they simply don't get any - with the net effect that they li...
by primal.logic
17 Mar 2008
Forum: For Ex-BKs & Common Room
Topic: Official BKWSU internal reform efforts
Replies: 63
Views: 11460

Re: Official BKWSU internal reform efforts

They will be refering to professionals in the mental health care area - there are BKs who are psychologists and psychiatrists - Sarah Egger being one. That someone can study psychiatry and still be a cult member is quite extraordinary in my books. It demonstrates the power of belief and how natural ...
by primal.logic
12 Mar 2008
Forum: For Ex-BKs & Common Room
Topic: Official BKWSU internal reform efforts
Replies: 63
Views: 11460

Re: Official BKWSU internal reform efforts

Thanks Enlightened for sharing your experience. What you have said resounds clearly with the rest of the ex-BK community. I don't want to appear to be devaluing your sentiments when I say that your experience is fairly normal for ex-BKs who have been fully absorbed in the bk experience. In fact, it ...
by primal.logic
11 Mar 2008
Forum: For Ex-BKs & Common Room
Topic: Official BKWSU internal reform efforts
Replies: 63
Views: 11460

Re: Official BKWSU internal reform efforts

Has anyone seen the movie about Martin Luther and the reforms he created in the Catholic church? The Pope was so busy 'indulging' that he ignored Luther, or more importantly, he missed the point. Luther was only able to create reform because it was needed. Afterwards the Bishops all lamented the los...
by primal.logic
01 Mar 2008
Forum: Ex-BK
Topic: Building a local support group
Replies: 18
Views: 3008

Re: Building a local support group

I realised that being a BK was more important actually that being a soul
This is the main point I think.
by primal.logic
29 Feb 2008
Forum: For Ex-BKs & Common Room
Topic: Dadi Prakashmani's soul reborn as a baby boy!!
Replies: 32
Views: 7488

Re: Dadi Prakashmani's soul reborn as a baby boy!!

the loose wet hair, the special saris, the ritual and twitching Kind of a spiritual wet T-shirt competition you think? A chance to shake their booty? Hot and wet in L.A.! 8) I think that BKs in the West are stuck with the practises of the Indian institution - there must be a hundred BKs in India fo...