Primal, can you tell us what the Self Management Leadership course is and how it relates to Gyan, what elements of Gyan and Yoga it blends in with the Yuppie stuff? It really exorcises all the Hindu Yogi stuff from Gyan. In my opinion, if you break it down to its marketing components, what does it appeal to?primal.logic wrote:I remember doing the original SML courses with Brian in Madhuban. I thought it was great. I think everyone saw it as a good way of developing our dharna. Everyone supported it on that basis. I don't think anyone saw it overwhelming the integrity of the organisation ... When the truth about their relationship with a doomsday cult comes out they will be discredited. Maybe it is time they just went their own way. Maybe they should take this as a warning. Seriously.
Oh, I am sure it is sold as how to lead the management of the self etc ... but why not say that then and what are its roots? Brian's roots are corporate marketing, executive training, and deep capitalism as Sparkal point out. Alignment with some of the worse multit-nationals on the planet, like McDonalds and GE. What is interesting is that the quote above about a new company being set up to provide corporate training came from the Murlis being sent out to all the centers. It is not said, whose company ... what for ... whose profit ... what interest the BKWSU has ... what deal was done ... or why the BKWSU is promoting an individual's business. It is as if they have never heard of the marketing term "... Loss Leader". Brian elsewhere is now able to pitch his courses on the basis that it has been done by 100,000 "executives" etc world-wide ... the most successful course etc. Selling "his" business but not outrightly stating the training is BKWSU service activity.• Self ... me
• Management ... status
• Leadership ... power over others, glory and attention
- Is he working for the BKWSU or the BKWSU working for him?
Does the BKWSU have a legitimate or unspoken interest, e.g. money, a "partnership" as they write?
sparkal wrote:Brian Bacon is someone who may well have access to any of our individual files kept on us which could inform him of more than we know about ourselves. If he doesn't have access, he will know someone who does. We on the other hand have no way of screening such an individual.
- Sparkal, how much do you know about the type of information the BKWSU keeps on individuals both inside and outside the organization?
You point seems to be that while an individual can align themselves with and be rewarded by the power brokers of modern capitalism, with all its inherent exploitation of workers and the environment ... and then be rewarded further by the BKWSU with Brahmin status; little BK doing petty things are punished and shunned. This to you appears to be a statement of the BKWSU's, or even their God's true values.
Of course, the exploitation of the environment would not disturb them. The old world has to be destroyed. Impure humanity's suffering is its own karma, rich people are better for service and to have around the centers.
You are correct that there seems to be double standards here. On one hand rich and pwoerful are seen to be "new souls" having their Golden Age in Hell; on the other, why then do the BKWSU suck up and align themselves with them? Because they want to share in all that power and money? There may be a rational reason and I would appreciate if it was explained to me.
- What was your great sin and how did you feel it affected you?
How were you treated by the BKWSU for doing it?
How did they get to know?
Did you confess and then was it used against you? Or did the gossip vine report it back to the bosses?