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by joel
26 Feb 2008
Forum: For Ex-BKs & Common Room
Topic: Does the soul exists ? What is it REALLY ?
Replies: 43
Views: 4619

Re: Does the soul exists ? What is it REALLY ?

I believe we cannot say with any objective certainty whether the soul exists, and that such absolute knowledge is not essential to leading a fulfilled life. I believe that people's experience of the soul does exist, and that it behooves us to accept them and their varieties of religious and spritual...
by joel
26 Feb 2008
Forum: For Ex-BKs & Common Room
Topic: Throwing the baby out with the bath water
Replies: 6
Views: 594

Re: Throwing the baby out with the bath water

Hello Sarah, welcome, and thank you for sharing your story with us. I was active with the BKs for 13 years. One of those missionaries like in your local BK Center. Today I find that satisfaction I feel after a day's work--especially physical work outdoors--is genuine and deep. In the embrace of my f...
by joel
26 Feb 2008
Forum: For Ex-BKs & Common Room
Topic: Welcome back on-line
Replies: 10
Views: 1529

Re: Welcome back on-line

Congratulations to Admin for an extraordinarily thoughtful and thorough rebuilding of the site.
by joel
23 Feb 2008
Forum: For Ex-BKs & Common Room
Topic: Whispering into God's ears
Replies: 5
Views: 671

Re: Whispering into God's ears

The assistant is called the particular teacher's brahmini. The whispered question might be something like, shall I bring you a sip of water? Or, would you like another cushion? How does that conflict with the BK teachings about God?
by joel
09 Jan 2008
Forum: Newcomers backup
Topic: Being a new BK ...
Replies: 13
Views: 1955

Re: Poor Adoribus

Here goes the saying another one bites the dust ... Sister Kioko is better off playing the flute for special programs rather than taking classses ... And all of you great guides you have now scared the **it of this poor Brother who will never visit 401 baker street If you are speaking of Adoribus, ...
by joel
01 Jan 2008
Forum: Newcomers backup
Topic: Tara ... a baby ex-BK
Replies: 17
Views: 2674

Hi Tara,

Welcome to the forum. It is good to hear you speaking your own words as an independent person. I wish you all the best in the new year, and in your new life.
by joel
07 Dec 2007
Forum: Abuse & Recovery
Topic: Undue Influence
Replies: 17
Views: 4186

She picks up what is in your heart that you are not even aware of, she picks up what's your energy and tells you what you need. Attributed to Waddy ... I do not know if Sr Waddy said this or not, so I want to make that clear from the outset, but whoever said it, if they were an experienced and auth...
by joel
24 Nov 2007
Forum: For Ex-BKs & Common Room
Topic: Where do we go from here?
Replies: 78
Views: 11030

Hi Eugene, You write with compassion. Twenty years or so since meeting you in Madhuban, I can hear in your writing the gentle tone of voice that I remember. Your words carry added weight of your years of work to awaken the BK Seniors to their responsibilities regarding the care and protection of chi...
by joel
06 Nov 2007
Forum: For BKs - to discuss BK experiences
Topic: 2036
Replies: 21
Views: 3735

The style and cadence of your paragraphs on mid-life deities in crisis, ex-l, remind me of author John Barth, especially in his novel Chimera, which brings post-modern angst to the mythological epics he knits together.
by joel
02 Nov 2007
Forum: For Ex-BKs & Common Room
Topic: Avakyt Dadiji - Dadi Prakashmani's Death
Replies: 424
Views: 39038

Or maybe. perhaps its the 'students' and followers themselves trying to outdo the other and therefore getting more 'attention' (fortune) from the mummy dears ... one look from their divine eye and you've achieved a Kalpa load of fortune don't forget ... There is a large population in India that has...
by joel
02 Nov 2007
Forum: For Ex-BKs & Common Room
Topic: BK Speak
Replies: 57
Views: 5885

"Donation of Yoga" .. praying for a person, sometimes as part of a group meditation program, as for senior BKs in poor health, or who having died, may need our mental support to adjust to and thrive in their newly altered circumstances. Followers are similarly suggested to serve through vibrations,...
by joel
01 Nov 2007
Forum: For Ex-BKs & Common Room
Topic: Avakyt Dadiji - Dadi Prakashmani's Death
Replies: 424
Views: 39038

Re: Death cult and Zombies

There is a name for those who love and worship the dead. :| It doesn't suprise me one bit that the Chinese worship their ancestors. Those who have contact with older folks may have met individuals with astounding depth, intelligence, wisdom, and judgement. I certainly have. From after her stroke at...
by joel
31 Oct 2007
Forum: For BKs - to discuss BK experiences
Topic: Om Radhe's input into the development of Maryadas & Gyan
Replies: 2
Views: 571

Om Radhe's input into the development of Maryadas & Gyan

When we consider that these principles were largely devised by Om Radhe, are people aware of what they are doing and the system they are using in order to achieve their aim and object? ... which would appear to be in question here, by some at least. I would like to hear more about this subject. Whi...
by joel
31 Oct 2007
Forum: For Ex-BKs & Common Room
Topic: The use of music during BK meditation
Replies: 29
Views: 2320

Brother Karuna once told me that when he had produced the first BK song cassettes, the demand by BKs was overwhelming . They sold out quickly. The poor quality of the recordings notwithstanding, BK teachers were relieved to have any music to play during meditation sessions, even scratchy, noisy and ...
by joel
30 Oct 2007
Forum: Admin back up
Topic: Can anyone please tell me why my topic has disappeared?
Replies: 8
Views: 1826

zhuk wrote:Yes my 'Brian Bacon comes to Oz' thread went AWOL somewhere too ... I did not think it was that defamatory lol
Is this it?