How can they write such lies to the general public?
- "Everyone has access to the full curriculum"
This is typical of what concerns me about the way the BKs in the West have become ... so skilled as saying the opposite to the truth, like a politician's publicity man.
I cannot say how the BKs in India act, perhaps they are a little more honest and fundamentalist? Are the PBKs more honest and direct about their beliefs?
I read they challenge the BKWSU directly in public in the same manner that the BKs used to challenge Hindus pundits and gurus.
It gets worse ... they are still claiming Lekhraj Kirpalani was 60 in 1936 and whitewashing the early period. The story becomes more and more vague and airy fairy, e.g. "transformation" rather than Destruction.Does everyone have to conform to the BK way of life to be part of the BK community?
No. This is a learning community in which all the participants are involved in a process of life-long development. Everyone has access to the full curriculum and each one chooses what to take from that according to their interest. It is an open school to which people from diverse backgrounds come, bringing with them the richness of their specialities. The level of commitment is a personal decision.
What is the history of the Brahma Kumaris founder?
Dada Lekhraj was a successful and much-respected jeweller. In 1936, aged 60, when most of his colleagues were planning their retirement, he entered into the most active and fascinating phase of his life, during which he became known as Brahma Baba. Drawn to invest more time in quiet reflection and solitude, he began to experience a series of powerful visions that continued periodically over several months. Through them, he received new insights into the innate qualities of human souls, the mysterious entity of God and the process of world transformation. The intensity of the messages conveyed by the visions was such that Brahma Baba felt compelled to wrap up his worldly business and devote himself to understanding the significance and application of this revealed knowledge.
He spent the last 33 years of his life bringing people of all cultural, economic and religious backgrounds together to rediscover and develop the spiritual dimensions of their personal lives and to integrate this into their world. Brahma Baba insisted that his role was that of an instrument and example, and not that of a guru. He recognised God, the Being of Light, the Benevolent One, as the primary inspiration for the Brahma Kumaris and their work, and directed everyone’s attention towards God. After the partition of India and Pakistan he moved with the other founding members to Mt. Abu in India, where he remained until his death in 1969.