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by joel
19 Aug 2008
Forum: All & Everything
Topic: A Tale of Two Paths: The Renunciate and the Householder
Replies: 16
Views: 2576

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

Thanks for linking to this article, Jannisder. The following paragraph stands out to me. For a householder, practicing detachment is indistinguishable from practicing depression. The symptoms defining depression include: loss of interest in most or all activities, significant change in weight or app...
by joel
13 Aug 2008
Forum: Ex-BK
Topic: First meditation experience after ten years
Replies: 3
Views: 1215

First meditation experience after ten years

I recently had my first experience of sitting meditation in more than ten years. I happened to visit Mt. Koya, the center of Shingon Buddhism, where I stayed overnight at a temple. My travel companion was interested in experiencing their version of meditation, and invited me to join him. A cheerful ...
by joel
22 Jul 2008
Forum: For Ex-BKs & Common Room
Topic: BKWSU, the business, money and selling Gyan
Replies: 89
Views: 11543

Re: BKWSU, the business, money and selling Gyan

Wow! That will caused some rumblings ... Sister Usha in Madhuban will be left twiddling her thumbs. But my guess is they will do their usual mangling of the material, call it another name and carry on. What connection does Usha have with SML? She is a contemporary of Dr. Nirmala; they were friends ...
by joel
14 Jul 2008
Forum: Ex-BK
Topic: ex-BKs start a new life, family and announcements
Replies: 22
Views: 3319

Re: ex-BKs start a new life, family and announcements

Brian Bacon and Kazemaru Yukawa are going to marry at the 8th of August in Australia,i heard,and they are going to live in Hawaii. I wish them a happy and peaceful life together. I haven't heard any such announcement. At the same time, I give my blessings for any couple, BK, ex-BK, straight, gay, c...
by joel
02 Jul 2008
Forum: For Ex-BKs & Common Room
Topic: What is Perfection?
Replies: 29
Views: 2642

Re: What is Perfection?

In the Hindu tradition, I think people generally accept the idea of becoming pure or perfect as a worthwhile spiritual goal, much in the way that some others in a more western tradition might discuss becoming a self-realized person. Those who consider themselves experts in the subject of spiritualit...
by joel
01 Jul 2008
Forum: Admin back up
Topic: [Notice] Vacation time for members travelling or meeting
Replies: 55
Views: 8414

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

Wishing you safe travels and good times.

See you here again in a few months!

Joel
by joel
30 Jun 2008
Forum: Ex-BK
Topic: BK Gazing (drishti) practice in relation to self
Replies: 22
Views: 2791

BK Gazing (drishti) practice in relation to self

Someone mailed me privately asking if drishti is related to hypnotism or indoctrination. I am posting my reply here as well. Perhaps others have something to contribute on this topic. Choosing when to gaze at a person and when to look away is something central to one's personal choices. A baby spend...
by joel
30 Jun 2008
Forum: For Ex-BKs & Common Room
Topic: The Tao of the Traveller
Replies: 245
Views: 24854

Re: The Tao of the Traveller

Hi Robin,

Nice to see you here representing yourself and your work.

Joel
by joel
13 May 2008
Forum: Newcomers backup
Topic: Mukhri Mata funding
Replies: 83
Views: 8195

Re: MukriMata

"Senior Brahmakumaries do not have good relationships. Because of differences of opinion they do not even talk to each other. There is a lot of body consciousness." [Revised Sakar Murli 18/11/72 Pg-3] Yes, Arjun, these versions remind me of the charm of Sakar Baba's language. You felt he would crit...
by joel
12 May 2008
Forum: Ex-BK
Topic: ex-l's recent postings damaging how the forum is perceived?
Replies: 75
Views: 7335

Re: ex-l's recent postings damaging how the forum is perceived?

No posts were found because the word ill-hearted is not contained in any post. Positive-thinking search function, that. Reading through the thread, Ms. Orange's research about disaster preparedness and spirituality now begins to ring bells. Within the BK sect, soul-consciousness is believed to enab...
by joel
12 May 2008
Forum: Ex-BK
Topic: ex-l's recent postings damaging how the forum is perceived?
Replies: 75
Views: 7335

Re: ex-l's recent postings damaging how the forum is perceived?

I did not find this post through a forum search. Perhaps it is personal mail. I would be interested, if more text is available, or ms orange would care to clarify, what she imagines these so-called ill-hearted intentions are . Soul-conscious BKs are better than human, except when they project negat...
by joel
12 May 2008
Forum: All & Everything
Topic: Debunking BKWSU myths: "first women spiritual leaders"
Replies: 10
Views: 2327

Re: The Truth about Female Spiritual leaders

Very familiar. As a BK I learned that only God can use such language. No human being would even dream of using such words. The voice of God introducing Himself to the children is heard only once per Kalpa, etc.
by joel
12 May 2008
Forum: Abuse & Recovery
Topic: Rape motive suspected in BK killing - RIP BK Dawn Griggs
Replies: 96
Views: 12604

Knowledge or faith?

The BKWSU is FULL of "false confidences". Nirwair favourite story of diving over the top of a trench into a hail of bullets because he knew Baba "was protecting him" is a perfect example. I was going to mention this, too. "God protects everyone except where the individual's karma intervenes" may se...
by joel
06 May 2008
Forum: Abuse & Recovery
Topic: Rape motive suspected in BK killing - RIP BK Dawn Griggs
Replies: 96
Views: 12604

Re: Rape motive suspected in BK killing - RIP BK Dawn Griggs

My thoughts and peace for her. I wish it did not happen. I do believe in god's help and the "karma" stuff but, maybe she should not have worn a lot of jewelries etc, naturally attracting thieves and criminals or even innocent people becoming criminals? My thoughts, too, are with her, and her bereav...
by joel
06 May 2008
Forum: Admin back up
Topic: Please bear with me
Replies: 15
Views: 1586

Re: please bear with me

Hi Arjun, Sorry to hear about your injury and pain. I agree that using the left hand while the right hand heals would be ideal to give your right hand a rest. An extension mouse cable may help you to do this. Here are some other measures for helping at your desk: - there are gel-filled pads to rest ...