I want to offer some analysis. In the article at the bottom it states that, For example, "after meeting Dadi Janki and the Brahma Kumaris, Brian Bacon, strategic advisor to some of the world's largest multinationals, began to offer his highly regarded leadership training gratis at the Brahma Kumaris World Spiritual University". It looks like the usual ploy of the BKWSU using 'BKs pretending not to be members' to sell itself to other non-BK members. This is underlinedby the BK quote above side as "International management consultants licensing the programme".
Typical for the BKWSU, it is written in a form the suggest that Brian was external to the BKWSU rather than part of it for a long time before. That he, like non-BK executives just "met" all of a sudden Janki and then decided to donate his work. Rather than the contrived equation that exists.
Now, "licensing" is not the same as "giving". In licensing, the ownership remains with the licensor, e.g. Bacon. Putting aside the Dadi worshipping element of the PR below, just starting to think about, or tune into, the myre of contradictions to Gyan, self-interest, the use of the BKWSU association for his own personal business interest, e.g. using the big numbers gained through the BKWSU service plans to advertise the value Oxford Leadership Academy on his website makes me start to feel sick and tired of it all.BKWSU wrote:International management consultants originally developed SML to assist those leading others through turbulent times.
The programe has been licensed to the Brahma Kumaris World Spiritual University to facilitate individuals to develop their internal leadership skills through understanding of their purpose, vision and values. It provides the framework to discover these and to then fully support them.
Now, do we really believe that the Oxford Leadership Academy taught 100,000 of executives and that they are all executives? Or are these BKWSU courses included? Has the Oxford Leadership Academy made a takeover bid for the BKWSU? This link might work, here. They have removed references to BK Raja Yoga meditation being used during their course from the website. Does anyone know if he still teaches it at his courses? Over to you Brian ...Oxford Leadership Academy wrote:"Since 1994 over 100,000 executives from 56 countries have been through the SML program".
BKWSU wrote:Dadi Janki - Mysterious powers of the mind
Dadi Janki, Co-administrative Head of Brahma Kumaris World Spiritual University is the Spiritual Guide to many leading Business Strategists and Consultants in the West, like Brian Bacon, Tex Gunning, Joseph Jaworski, Charles Handy, Peter Senege, David Cooper Rider, Rita Cleary and others.
"It's God's task to purify the impure, to transform the world" Dadi Janki tells us. "But he cannot do it alone. He says, I've got to get it done through you. You've created hell in the world, and so you have to be the instruments to create heaven.
Then you can be the masters of heaven". This message is Dadi Janki's mandate for leaders. And while this diminutive woman draped in a white sari might appear to be from an era long past, she is a guiding force to a bright future. "Those with a positive vision of the future," she writes, "give us an image of a world... where the highest human potential is fully realized. But we can get to that stage only when there are leaders to take us there."
And she is determined to create those leaders. Through Call of the Times dialogues, she invites key figures in government, business, and the nonprofit sector from all five continents to engage in the deepest level of dialogue and reflection about the current human situation.
After these dialogues, she has been known to select someone to continue to work directly with her - meditating and engaging in discussion - to insure that person viscerally grasps our world crisis and is compelled to take action in new and profound ways. For example, after meeting Dadi Janki and the Brahma Kumaris, Brian Bacon, strategic advisor to some of the world's largest multinationals, began to offer his highly regarded leadership training gratis at the Brahma Kumaris World Spiritual University.
And Joseph Jaworski, founder of Generon Consulting, credits Dadi Janki with the inspiration for his Global Leadership Initiative, designed to tackle the biggest challenges facing humanity. "Her leadership is not based on any formal position that she holds," says Tex Gunning, President of Unilever Bestfoods Asia.
"Her power comes purely from her spiritual credibility. As a leader, the more I've searched for role models, the more I've come to realise that this is the most profound power. If my boss asks me to make a meeting, I look at my agenda first. But if Dadi Janki, with whom I have no formal relationship, tells me to be in London, I just get on the plane!" As she makes profoundly clear to those who come in contact with her, there is no choice but to respond to the call to change the world: As God says, "This is what you have to do. And we must say, Yes we will!."
Dadi Janki will be in Sri Lanka from July 7 to 9. She will speak on the Mysterious Powers of the Mind at a Public Programme at Bishop's College Auditorium on July 7 at 5.30 p.m. and at the BMICH Room 'C' to invited guests, on Awakening the Genius within at 5.30 p.m. on July 8. These programmes are organised by Brahma Kumaris Raja Yoga Centre, Dehiwela.