celtiggyan wrote: For some reason people always want somebody else to take responsibility if they fall by the wayside. ...You have to face up to any problems, not blame them on others.
I am inevitably responsible for my own actions, is a truth very hard to actualize. A pill very hard to swallow. But it is a very liberating truth, as all truth should be. Responsibility is a quality that separates leaders from followers.
mr green wrote:I think the level of psychological damage that the practice of Raj Yoga causes to its ex-members is greater than most religions. Of course, this damage is governed by the level to which the member was at in terms of practice ... Whereas a surrendered BK will attempt to completely change his subconscious structure ...
Yes, when we do Raja Yoga meditation in accordance with the Sakar and Avyakat Murlis, it is very, very, very powerful hypnosis. Going into altered states, repetition of new thought patterns and changing core beliefs, so much repression of self and personal experience.
joel wrote:How do you feel about the community that has developed around brahmakumaris.info?
I feel good about it. I strongly believe humans are hardwired to value social relationships very highly. Leaving the BKWSU for me was about finding my truth in reality, even if it did lead me back to BKWSU. That felt bad. Finding brahmakumaris.info feels excellent because I, again, feel I have a social group that I can identify with. This is a very nice feeling.
I have also learned to see both sides of the picture though. This is not some perfect, ideal, all loving social community. As much as I would love to believe that this is, or that in fact there is even such a thing in the real world the fact of the matter is all social groups are much more like American Idol, then the Brady Bunch.
From the Why did you join the BKWSU? topic.
ex-l wrote: ... we can start our own cult.
I like this idea. Can’t really seem to conceive a powerful enough drive or motivation to work for it though, except large quantitys of money. It would be really cool though. The ex-BK group-cult. Or maybe we could call it The Inner Circle, seekers of higher truth. Huh? Nice? :)