bansy wrote:The word "VIP" is so ego and body conscious. A soul is a soul is a soul. Dear, oh dear. How this word managed to get used in the BK world.
I wonder if anyone of you did ever feel the same regarding the growing importance of "the VIPs service".
Often I thought it was just an excuse to justify someone's limited desires.
I'll try to explain myself better. One of the first things that attracted me to the BKs was the simplicity that at that time which permeated everything
. The simplicity of the centers, of the way of dressing, of the food, of Gyan itself. A lot of importance was given to the atmophere of the places and not to material things.
I remember with love and gratitude the center where I got my first lessons. It was in an old building in a very crowded street of A.... It was very hot in summer and icecold in winter (we used to listen to Murli with our coats on ...) but the atmosphere was loving and warm. And one day I noticed that my BK teacher (who never asked for any money from us.) was going around with holes in his shoes
. The little money that was coming in Baba's box was used for service of the students only).
Then as time passed, the centers have become more and more fashionable and beautiful. For serving the world
" three squarefeet of land" aren't enough anymore ... You must have
a big mansion with beautiful decorations and fashionable furnitures otherwise you cannot serve the VIPs
this is the official explanantion for it. Look at Oxford, or even at this new place at the seaside in UK (Worthing I think it's called ...). By the way I never felt at ease in Oxford ... For me all that is just an enormous lie.
People, VIP and normal folks are attracted by the purity and love of the atmosphere
and not by the rich environment. In many countries people (including famous VIPs) go and visit spiritual people who live even in caves, in the jungles or in poor huts ... and this is happening because of the power of true spirituality and love of the heart [/b], that is not to be found in the expensive buildings ... of the modern BKs :(.