arjun wrote:Even in my case I did not know the negative propaganda initially. Had I known all that I would not have been a PBK today. But ever since I have started Godly service through internet, I make it a point to tell every newcomer to first gain entire information about the positive aspects as well as negative propaganda before taking the course or bhatti.
Yours is a good example of the point Arjun Bhai. I would not be here today, if my original teacher had not been the soul he was, and brought myself and others into the knowledge, very carefully and considerately. A little later, he would then lay the reality of Maya(five vices) and the family in front of you, so that you would be prepared for what you would have to face. I don't think anyone else, could have given me the foundation i needed to sustain me in Gyan, the way he did.
I like your style though Arjun Bhai, in being very open about the negative opinions that circulate regarding AK. On a forum such as this, you cannot hide the fact that these exist; so it is important to acknowledge them, and let each individual come to their own conclusions. I wouldn't recommend newcomers to Gyan, getting too involved on a forum like this though; as you do need a Honeymoon Period to enjoy the positive aspects of this knowledge, before some of the less enjoyable aspects are faced. ShivBaba tells us to remember the days of our childhood for a good reason; because these are the days of innocent enjoyment of the knowledge, that can help you in tougher times. Every soul should have the opportunity to enjoy this childhood; and this is why negative aspects should be kept for a later time if possible, when a soul is mature enough, to see them in a balanced way.
arjun wrote:Roy Bhai was a detached observer for a long-long time before he actually turned in favour of AK. It has now been quite some time since he started supporting PBKs, but so far I have neither asked him either through this forum or through private email to attend the course or bhatti. Whenever he is fully geared up for the same, he can seek the necessary information whenever he wants.
This is very true! On discovering AK on the internet, i was very quickly drawn to what is was saying to me. However; on coming to this forum very shortly afterwards, i discovered souls like Shivsena Bhai, giving very powerful counter arguments against its authenticity. Had i been a complete novice in Gyan, i would have been wrecked by this, as i would have had no foundation to lean on; and this is why i wouldn't recommend novice souls, getting too involved on here, before they've had time to assimilate what they've been learning. I had to make a clear choice after a while, because i was being pulled in two different directions. My bias was very much towards AK, but Shivsena Bhai brought up points of knowledge, i had no answers for at first. But once i made my choice firmly, and started to read the Clarification Murlis more ernestly; i found things becoming much more certain.
Attending bhatti, is something i look forward to doing; as of course do i, to meeting ShivBaba, face to face(big stuff!)! :D However, i've had a funny history in Gyan, due to my own unique karmas(as with all of us), which has involved many years of illness and isolation, which i've still yet to be overcome. AK being on the internet, has been wonderful for me; as has being able to discuss Gyan on this great forum. It may take me a while longer yet though, to get myself into a position, where I am ready to do bhatti; and then to hopefully meet ShivBaba for the first time. In the meantime, i shall continue to make a nuisance of myself, on here! :D