Yes, and if they say non-BKs wont understand them, then all they have to do is publish a good glossary to go with them as other religions do. No more excuses.
yogi108 wrote:... call it improvisation, or going with the changing times, or say that its a major cover-up ... If we focus on the core issues instead of unearthing abnormalities in Yagya history ... and look at issues like; 'Duty of Care', professional handling of the Yagya, more tranparency of handling of wills and properties ... we might get more visibility from this endeavour.
I am thinking about this and ask you to stand back a bit, to look at the forest rather than the individual trees.
To an extent you are correct. The material facts of what Lekhraj Kirpalani, Om Radhe and the old guard of the BKWSU thought in the old days is not that important ... (although, having said that, we will not know how important it is until we have the complete picture). What is important, I feel, is to evidence in hard facts the manner in which the BKWSU leadership has acted for decades and to bring to the surface all the anomalies and contradictions to be resolved. Hard, deep, behavioral sanskars and, looking at the response to the discovery, document and challenge to their self-appointed authority, their current state of consciousness.
As John writes,
- Would you do business with someone that finds it difficult to be honest, reacts aggressively or with deep denial on exposure ... ?
Do we not have the right to expect better from the self-appointed 8 or 108 top souls in the world, God's representatives ... ?
Was the package we were sold as The Knowledge™ not meant to be above all those vagaries? (This is where your comparison to "fag end of the Kalpa" Shudra organizations like Google or Oracle fails ... ).
And where the 'value property' might always change, is it not good practice to document those changes so that others can learn from it? For me, as a major proponent in documenting the historical revision, it is not so much about the huge changes but the modus operandi of those making them, because as you saw, they will keep making them. And, in my opinion, they will do so to maintain their position, and as long as their status remains safe.
To put it bluntly, if the BKWSU was a proper educational institution ... heads would have to roll and I think it is about time they did so. Certain BKs have to go back to being ordinary students sitting in class. I always wondered why the leadership did not have the practise of relinquishing their position on the guddhi and handing over the reins to others, at least on a temporary basis just to prove it was their god running the show.
- So, to go back to your question. OK, if we accept that the credibility of the leadership is damaged, how do we go about doing what you suggest?
Have you seen or got a copy of the latest internal reform report? Will your center-in-charge provide you (or us) with a copy so that we can discuss it?
One thing I find hysterical is that, very largely, it was the people here that have brought about, having them consider some kind of development or reform (even if just to "be seen" to do so). And yet what do they do ... shut us out of the discussion and ignore our correspondence.
I have the feeling that the well meaning and perfectly professional BK parishioners, having their committee meetings, are having to tiptoe around in a royal fashion and speak with gilded tongues, afraid of their rulers.
What would be my immediate suggestions? Here are a few to start with;
- Janki is made to retire and goes into therapy, she stays in Madhuban and is made to write an honest and accurate history,
the middle management is sent out to work in the real world to bring in their, and the organization's own income and they stop begging off others. The running of the organizations is handed over to the reigns of a younger generation, that they stop calling themselves a university and adherents homes "centers" (its like Christianity claiming every Christian's house is a church).
All sales of products become not-for-profit, that they go back to their roots and teach their religion without all the shifty disguises.
They start focusing on genuine and INCOGNITO practical social charitable services and STOP sucking up to power and VIPS,
apologies and EARNED, not begged, compensation is paid to victims.
A public statement (disclosure) on their websites and documents is made regarding failed predictions of Destruction etc.
A proper externally run ombudsman service, documented on their website, public publication of their procedural manual, complaints handling process, various trust deeds and constitutions etc.
The complete and original collection of Murlis and other messages are made public.