viji wrote:I am new to this knowlegde ... totally confusing. My way of praying god is just I will treat him as my best friend and start praying to him. I am a 7 days course student. It is difficult to imagine for me that god is point of light. How can be sure 100 % that God is point of light? I have lot of doubts? The main objective of this education is positive thoughts. I am physically challenged but once, when I attended these classes, all are telling that I have created this karma. This itself is giving a negative influence on me. 4 of the students has told like that, "I have made karma". I felt very bad about this. How are you saying that souls has rebirth? How can I make sure that there are 84 births exists?
It is courageous of you to post your questions publicly.
I was a BK for 13 years, now an ex-BK for 15 years.
In my opinion, being visibly different from others -- clothing, abilities, appearance, values, etc. etc. -- has a way of bringing up prejudice and racism in insular groups such as the BKs that are overwhelmingly concerned with establishing sameness (in dress, behavior, beliefs) among its members.
For BKs, their formulation of the "Law of Karma" is presented as absolute as the laws of thermodynamics or gravity. According to them, there is no injustice in the world, because everyone is getting their own karma back.
Naive and ignorant BKs use this particular ideological hammer as a defensive tactic, blaming the person for their condition rather than:
- accepting the person as he/she is
- facing their own feelings of being flawed, vulnerable and different, which are typically triggered by seeing someone who differs from their unspoken images of normal
- allowing themselves to enter into another person's world
Whether god is a point of light or people take 84 births is not important to living a fulfilled life, unless you want your fulfillment through group-cohesion with the BKs.
BKs say they really connect with God, and that they can do so because of their true and correct (according to them) knowledge of God. The existence of their (according to them) uniquely virtuous group with their mutually reinforcing beliefs and experiences, is presented as evidence of God, as in (to paraphrase) "Only god could uplift poor ignorant mothers and mold them into the highly respected spiritual leaders/warriors they are today."
It is up to you to judge if they are really extraordinary, or are just a group of individuals with shared beliefs, charismatic leaders and a particular culture.
If you were to sit in front of the class and tell of your experience of God as friend, in my opinion it would be you enriching the BK world, helping others to experience god as friend. I believe the greatness of a culture/religion/sect is in the individuals who animate the tradition, rather than the tradition itself.
These are only my thoughts. I speak to you as a person, do not claim any absolute knowledge.