Dear brother satyaprakash,
The closed atmosphere is for the sake of the course, only for 7 days. One cuts himself so that he can concentrate on the knowledge and don't think of anything else, in the same way as scientist enters laboratory and makes experiments in isolated atmosphere. And this course is not compulsory to anyone, but after this course everyone is free to leave and go anywhere. There is no requirenment to stay in ashram to follow this knowledge, but on the contrary, one is encouraged to live at home with his family and the precentage of people following the knowledge like this is very much more than those in ashram.
You say there are no receipts for money, but this is not legal organization and no taxes and accounting is included in this. It is a spiritual family and just like at home if my mother or Father give me money or i give them no receipts are required and it is not called a donation. But still anyone coming for course is offered the course free of charge and given food and shelter for free and nothing is expected from him, he is free to leave and never return but he is respected as brother and part of the family.
In the PBK, people learn they should not complain about their lives and they get enthusiasm to change their lives for the better themselves, on their own. What if food is given daily to the poor, through this they will not grow independent, but dependent. You can fill the stomach, it is not something special, but if you don't fill the stomach of the intellect you are not really helping the person. People in the PBK are being thought that knowledge is not for speaking, but for practical life, so they don't engage in debate like the politicians and they also show example of modest life. You show the good examples we are to follow and with which we are to compare, but even better you show by your own doing this.
Celibacy has been practiced for centuries but it has not brought benefit. Marriage also has been practiced, according to you, with greater benefit, but it is wrong if one is forced to marry. Celibacy has never been forced to anyone, but because of the customs and systems of the world, people are forced to marry. You say family decides for the child, it can decide for marriage, why not for celibcy. But there are also mature people who take decisions for themselves and they have the right to follow their path.
The regulations about minimum space etc. you quote have only recently been introduced. It is easy to issue regulation, but money, time, energy and effort are required to comply. Still if in some place regulations are not fully observed, but still education is being thought, will you close this place? The law for 18 years is also man-made. It is not that on the day after 18th birthday, a person becomes independent. Now children are more mature even earlier and it depends on the individual. There is also difference in each family in the level that each child is left independent.
It is a difficult question you pose, what is to be done if family is bad, should the government protect the child etc. But what if the government is bad, what if the laws and regulations, what if the traditions and habits are wrong and bad? You say people are fooled about end of the world, but if such practice helps that one changes his life it is good. What is the motive to change ourselves, why, why not live as we do. But as Roy Bhai has said, you don't even need some Baba to tell you about the end of the world. I am amazed how people can live comfortably, when there are so many problems and they don't see where humanity is heading.
We don't say we are special, we will be saved etc. Whatever we do is not a secret, anyone can do it, whatever we say we say openly. We believe the world will be uplifted with the cooperation of every one. If we are uplifted the whole world will be uplifted, if the world degrades we also degrade with it. We don't believe we will run away and hide away from society to achieve our benefits on our own, in jelousy. But we try to do our share and we believe in a bright future, what is so bad about it. We believe that every soul is to becomes perfect. If we become perfect, everyone will become.
We are ordinary people and live ordinary life. It is easy to criticise from aside, but it is difficult to act and make mistakes and change oneself. You have many complains, but it is as if we are the source of all evil on earth that if we are wiped away the planet will become heaven. You are right. We are the greatest evil, we, people, we, the enemies of one another and if we don't change the world will not become heaven, but if we change, why not? But it is always others that are wrong, we never, isn' it. Let's attack and change the world! But you can call and gather the whole government, the whole police and army with you in your attacks, but still you will not become more right through doing this.
Knowledge is greatest treasure, the result of knowledge is right actions that bring benefit. Conditions and situations of everyone are results of his own acts. When there is ignorance, there are wrong acts and bad results. By changing mentality, attitude etc, actions are changed, and destiny is changed. It seems to be very easy to change mentallity, but it is not so, but mind, thoughts are seeds of every action. It may be difficult to earn livelihood, but not so difficult to help people, I believe everyone will have such empathy so that to help the poor ones by giving them food, clothes and shelter, it does not require much really. But it is difficult to change the poor ones who are poor in the sense of that they are not virtuous. If we change our mentality and our vision for others changes and even if someone is not virtuous he may change and reap results of his own actions. We don't believe the world can change through speaking or action, but through the power of the vibrations of the mind. Тhere is spiritual atmosphere in India, but this must be coming from some spiritual people living there, spreading such vibrations and such vibrations should reach the whole world.
For us, all the aspects of knowledge have unlimited meaning. Being immortal is a matter of faith, it means to have unsheakable faith, if we have such faith we will also be immortal. Language is of knowledge, race, land is not about the phisical land and race. But you deliberetely take points and twist them in such interpretation to prove we are the worst people, instead of trying to understand. If you have gone to a PBK place you must have seen people are not monsters there, our Baba also , atmosphere is good, people are friendly. But if anyway you don't find it some valuable information like knowledge, then, please, leave margin for people to demonstrate their wisdom by the practcial example of their doing, of their lives, through virtuous behavior. You already must have observed that despite your inappropriate behavior that you come to a BK-PBK place to throw stones to BK-PBKs, still you are accepted politely and friendly etc. You are even mocking the poor health of our Baba who is having his teeths falling, that is not something to be taken as argument? I have the same problem with teeth falling, but if you take this as prooof that efforts i make are not good i won't accept. You think that through your attacks you are creating a better world, so we have no choice but to tolerate your ways on how a better world is to be created, but then you cannot deny our right to do whatever we see fit according to our standarts of a better world.