Having caught up with this old thread I recognised that many of the posts reflect some issues that I alluded to in a post I made in my little corner of the forum last week and this comment by Mr. Green's fits it with some further observations/comments that I left unsaid but have been pondering to myself ever since.
BKs who are still BKs do not think they are in trouble
Basically, when the story I alluded to was being recounted to me by a BK there was not the slightest sign of alarm or concern about the institions response. The conviction was TOTAL, leaving no room at all for any sort of reflection - it seemed. Complete and utter immersion in the BK-line and all the associated 'BK stream-of-consciousness'. Full support of the Seniors. Full support of the teacher's. It was a little frightening to observe; as though the mind-set was blinkered. The phrase 'brain-washed' leapt out at me. I asked myself: Are we all like that? So secure in that the Murli pronouncements on any given topic IS inded ALL there is to know.
To talk about mercy whilst in the grip of such unquestioning conviction seemed perverse and the phrase: "There but by the grace of God go I came to mind".
So when Mr. Green's says that "BK's don't think that they are in trouble" there may some truth in that.
I know that any BK may read this post and feel, "there goes Abrahma Kumar again" but these words do not come from a rabidly critical place. I am really trying to understand what happens to us when we join such a club. Do we sort of opt-out of the society at large?
I am imagining what the situation could be like for a BK parent whose BK child broke Shrimat or 'fell-foul' of the BKWSU system in any way? Would a pukka BK parent follow the advice of Senior's if that advice could potentially lead to the breakdown of a parent/child relationship? This question reminds me that even parents and children in BK parlance are regarded as brothers/sisters. Am I wrong in saying that? Are BKWSU adherents more or less at risk of finding themselves in 'dysfunctional' relationships: parent/child; husband/wife; Father/son; mother/daughter; Father/daughter; mother/son?