Monday, October 27, 2014

Sahaj Marg is Responsible for the Apocalypse it Announces

Translation of an article by Elodie: "Le Sahaj Marg Responsable de l'Apocalypse Qu'il Annonce",  on her blog in Europe: Pour Que Vive Le Sahaj Marg.


October 27, 2014
 
Sahaj Marg, Responsible for the Apocalypse it Announces
 


The Whispers of Babuji keep repeating that mankind will soon hit the wall and is headed for disaster. The Whispers do not give in half measures, but the Whispers never explain what is going wrong. One thing is certain: everything is (allegedly) rotten, salvation will come after the disaster, thanks to Sahaj Marg and only its abhyasis will be saved.

But when we see, as is shown by the latest comments from Anonymous, to what extent some responsible for the SRCM are involved in today's society, it raises questions about what may distinguish them from the ordinary mortals.

The bosses of Sahaj Marg are fully invested into the sphere of modern capitalism in all its components: individualism and frantic competition, the race to profit, short-term vision, etc.
 

In the new technologies (Madhava Reddy, Shiv Kaushik, Sanjay Sehgal ...), in the pharmaceuticals industry (Madhu Kothapalli, Kamlesh Patel, ...), in textile manufacturing (Ajay Kumar Bhatter, Chari...), even to the most savage capitalism (the kleptocratic Ilya Kazmaly), etc. 
 
How is their behavior different from the rest of humanity? This humanity which runs headlong towards its doom?

They seem perfectly integrated in this world which Babuji (in his "whispers", as channeled by the Anonymous French Lady Medium?) criticizes so, and perhaps even a little more than the average. In any case, Chari's example shows that he took full advantage of the system he claims to abhor, for the benefit of the SRCM.


Elodie 

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Sunday, October 12, 2014

$ahaj Marg: A Financial $pirituality

Translation of an article by Alexis: "$ahaj Marg: Une $piritualité Financière", published on Elodie's blog in Europe: Pour Que Vive Le Sahaj Marg.

Comment by 4d-Don:  It appears that the "cleaning" ritual of this so-called "spiritual" path may also involve the "cleaning" (or "laundering")  of the so-called "corrupt " or material MONEY!!
Is this what some call the all-new: "Spiritual capitalism" or is that: "Spiritualist capitalism"??  

Chari's education foundation was called: Baal Vatika (translation: Baal Vatika = The Hermitage of Baal )  ...  Is  SRCM and Sahaj Marg(tm) attempting to become the all-new and laundered "Vatican" of Roman Catholicism?? 

Corruption or simply "GREED" ... POWER Lust! or simply: BUSINESS!


October 12, 2014
 
Sahaj Marg: A Financial $pirituality
A new article by Alexis: The main funders of $ahaj Marg  in 2013

Eight million dollars in foreign donations in 2013, down only slightly from 2012, the year that set the record.  Financial capital reported almost as much, or $7 million in interest.  Record expenditure of $8 million, with the purchase of land and property at its peak.

 
The financial capital for
SRCM and SMSF from foreigners and from Indians together now reached $60 million, it still grew by 12% in 2013. 

Topping the list of foreign donors include Madhava Reddy, his company and his foundation retaking the lead with $6,000,000. The Transnistrian (Russian?) oligarch Ilya Kazmaly and his offshore company (ies), champions in 2012, still ranks second with $590,000


Virtually ignoring Kamlesh Patel, his family and pharmacies, but we see the rise of some entrepreneurs: Shiv Kaushik and his company ICCG for $130,000 (in 5th place in the cumulative 8-year track record) or even Dayalan Veera and his company Master Scan for $120,000 (in 8th place over the past 8 years).

Overall, over a period of 8 years (2006-2013), the cumulative foreign donations reach $40 million, the interests on the capital $25 million, for a total proceeds of $65 million. Cumulative expenditure represents $24 million. Financial capital is increased from $19 to $60 million in 8 years.

 
Chari has won his wager: to finance the expenses of the Mission with the interest of the $ M $ F (SMSF - Sahaj Marg Spirituality (or "Spiritualism"?) Foundation) its foundation. Donations are not required anymore, but his wager was so successful that the donations continue to grow, with $21 million (or more than by half) in the past two years.

Difficult to predict a trend when 3 quarters of the donations over 8 years are based on 10 people; 60% on the shoulders of Reddy and KazmalyLogic suggests that interest becomes the main source of funding, but as these big donors (seem to?) will continue, it is the financial capital that flies, allowing ever more reckless spending.

 
At this rate, the foreign financial capital could reach $90 million by 2020, with $12 million annual in interest, as much in donations and spending almost as much ...
 

If we add the Indian capital, the land and the property, Chari is at the head of a wealthy multinational ... rich in spiritual and/or material?

Alexis



Other Links (in French) :

Recyclage d’argentsale ?
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Sunday, September 28, 2014

Sahaj Marg(tm): A Very "Real Estate" Spirituality

Translation of article by Alexis: "Sahaj Marg, une spiritualité très immobilière", published on Elodie's blog in Europe: Pour Que Vive Le Sahaj Marg.

 
September 28, 2014   

Sahaj Marg: A Very "Real Estate" Spirituality

A new message from Alexis:  
SRCM between the subtle levels and new construction
 

In the balance of Sahaj Marg(tm) between the spiritual and the material, apparently the assets, the built and the unbuilt Mission, is growing faster than the spirituality of the most subtle levels. But all this does not matter since the Master said that the SRCM is part of a great movement of spiritual paths, which eventually will merge to influence the evolution of humanity.

Fortunately, the abhyasis of Sahaj Marg are the pioneers ...  


A quick little review of  recent press releases:  

The program of the "colonies" continues to grow (Echoes of India, September 2014) and SRCM grows in North America, at the subtle (material?) level of  construction.  (Echoes of America, June 2014).

Rural Nellore 

Abhyasis of Nellore centre have purchased 33 acres of land near Mannavarappadu village (Nellore Rural). Out of this, 5.85 acres was allocated for the construction of a meditation hall along with other facilities and the rest was divided into 300 plots. 

(…)The estimated cost for the construction is Rs. 20 lakhs; a sum of Rs. 4 lakhs has also been allocated for the construction of a toilet block.

(…) the CIC urged abhyasis to come forward for voluntary work and help to the maximum extent in the construction process to enable completion of the project in the shortest possible time. 

Hubli, Karnataka 

Keeping the future in view, fourteen acres of land have been purchased with five acres of land for the ashram and nine acres for the abhyasi’s colony. The Joint Secretary of the Mission, A.P. Durai, 

(…) asked abhyasis to build houses as early as possible in the plots they have bought because, without the colony, the whole concept of having an ashram in such a far place is futile. 

(…) it was decided to take decisive steps to develop the infrastructure and create an abhyasi community next to the ashram very soon. 

Growth of the Mission in North America 

Master has said that our Mission is part of a grand movement of spiritual paths, which will eventually merge to affect the evolution of humanity. 

The last four months have seen unprecedented growth of the Mission in North America. The abhyasi population has increased through open houses, word of mouth, Heartspeak activities and most importantly, His grace. To accommodate this growth, the number of prefects across Canada and the U.S. has increased. 

We are hearing more about the future of the Mission from Master and from Whispers, saying that the time for growth has come. Master has said that our Mission is part of a grand movement of spiritual paths, which will eventually merge to affect the evolution of humanity. To reflect this more expansive view of the future of the Mission, we are moving away from focusing only on project-specific giving and taking a longer few of seeking a more sustainable way to support our infrastructure and growth.

We are pioneers of this movement, responsible for everything from the subtle level to building facilities, trusting that Master attends to all of our needs, from the most subtle onwards. 

In 2014, North American growth is focused on having more Mission-owned centers to serve areas of large abhyasi populations, including the 

* New center in Richmond, Virginia [$815, 000 USD] 
* Expansion of the ashram in Monroe, New Jersey 
* Development of the ashram in Toronto, Canada [an egregore and a fraternity ill at ease] 
* New Meditation Hall at the Beavercreek Ashram


Alexis 
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Sunday, September 21, 2014

Sahaj Marg(tm) is Definitely Sinking Into SPIRITUALISM (not Spirituality!)

Translation of an article by Élodie: "Le Sahaj Marg Sombre Définitement Dans Le Spiritisme", on her blog in Europe: Pour Que Vive Le Sahaj Marg.

 
September 21, 2014

Sahaj Marg(tm) Is Definitely Sinking  into SPIRITUALISM (not Spirituality!)
 

On their web site, it says: "Sahaj Marg is a way of life, allowing one to lead a balanced life in the middle of this modern world." 
 
This lifestyle so-called "spiritual" is primarily a daily ritual of meditation, prayers and cleaning, plus the reading of Babuji's daily messages (?),  (from the yearly publication of "Whispers From the Brighter World"; Babuji, the founder of Sahaj Marg,  died in 1983), the Daily "whispers". 


It (Sahaj Marg(tm) is also the abandonment of self, and love for the Master, apparently so difficult to achieve, that [Chari] asks us (them?) to obey and serve the Mission so as to better achieve this. 


Sahaj Marg, a Spiritual Way of Life? 


Obedience and service, is that really "spirituality"? Over time, these daily messages from ("the Central Region of their Brighter World  ... or "Heaven"?)  beyond, tend to suggest that Sahaj Marg(tm) is drifting toward spiritualism and/or spiritism (so-called in Europe)


Especially since it seems that Babuji is addressing the abhyasis in "near to real time" now. I was told by my family that "Babuji asked that the messages be published immediately." 

 
Since this summer, Babuji (or his medium?) therefore addresses the abhyasis directly,  unlike the previously published: "Whispers From the Brighter World" 1 to 5, and/or, the  books (Whispers ... ?)  dating from 1999 to 2003.
 


The Spiritualist Drift of the Mission Reaches Its Peak. 
 
What is the purpose of a "living  Master" in these conditions? There seems to be no need of an "incarnate"  Master (in Sahaj Marg (tm))


I'm curious to know what he (Babuji or "the Medium")  says today. Does anyone have any information? 



Élodie


4d-Don says:   It seems that the Management Team is getting the "sheep" ready for Chari's "whispers" after he departs from this "material" plane of existence ...  More money for the coffers ... What a great SCAM!!.  Spiritualism is a SCAM!!   

Let's see! The "Anonymous French Lady Medium" (AFLM) is now channeling Chari's Mother, Chari's wife, Lalaji, Babuji, some "other elevated souls", some "beings of light", and soon, Chari!!  

My, My,  How Spiritualist they have become ... And they (most western disciples) used to laugh at other such SCAMS ...  How the "lofty" have fallen !!  they are now in a "cult" and/or a "spiritualist RELIGION"... And they have left spirituality way far behind ... in the past!!   
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Sunday, September 07, 2014

Sahaj Marg(tm): When Chari Is No Longer There

Translated from an article by Alexis: "Si Chari n'était pas là", on Élodie's blog in Europe: Pour Que Vive Le Sahaj Marg.


4d-Don says: Chari buys, his businessmen (directors of the Sahaj Marg Spiritualism Foundation) control the "loot" and will own and manage the "real estate";  but the "sheep" will pay ... as usual.  

Religion is controlled by the "wealthy", it divides.  And the poor are always the ones who pay for the "joy" of being Saved by the Religious (or Spiritualist) Cult Leaders...  The membership of Sahaj Marg(tm) controls nothing!  They just pay to acquire and to build.   SRCM, according to their SRCM Original Constitution and By-Laws, is a Dictatorship, and as such, should not be accepted in the UN DPI program....


Sept. 7, 2014

Sahaj Marg(tm): When Chari Is No Longer There


A new message from Alexis: Si Chari n’était pas là…

In the Echos of North America of Jun, 2014, an abhyasi relates the process for acquiring the first Canadian ashram:


“The task of finding an ashram was daunting since we are only a few abhyasis in Canada, compared to our neighbouring brothers and sisters. Our search, like all such searches, went on for years here and there. But on July 24, 2012, a group of determined and strong-willed abhyasis came together to form a core committee, specifically dedicated to this search. Weeks and months went by while exploring the available properties that matched our criteria and budget. 

Finally, on June 1, 2013, we spotted a promising property in Mississauga, Toronto. Our group was split with strong opinions. Some seemed to think that this was a perfect place and wanted to grab it right away, while others wanted to carefully deliberate, because the cost was over our budget. Then, as a surprise to all, came the approval and blessing of our Master, along with the news of some promised funds for support. His approval wiped out our differences. From then on, we moved ahead as one heart and one mind to make his dream a reality.

We signed the initial conditional offer on August 1, 2013, and began our due diligence on the property. Although it appeared to be a perfect property with no foreseen issues at the time, there were lots of hurdles that came along. Some of us worked to clear some issues out of the way, while others connected with abhyasis nationwide for support. This project made us work with each other, among prefects and abhyasis, and to me, this network was very important. Certainly we came across some degree of divergence at difficult times, but we stuck through the thick and thin of this process to realize the purchase of this property as of January 2014. 

When I look back on this journey from here, I wonder if these hurdles were part of the preparation needed for all of us to grow internally. Perhaps this was His bigger plan. We cannot be anything but grateful for it. (…) 

We are truly one borderless family.” 

 
SRCM, a borderless family? Really? With less than 500 members, the Canadian family has experienced wide divergence and grazed the break-up of the only project it has ever had.  It was only  Chari who avoided the worst ... 

If Chari had not been there, what would have happened to this poor little family which is so divided? So when Chari is gone? What will Patel be able to do?


Elodie


See also: 

First Charge of "witchcraft" in Canada (Brampton, Ont.),  in over 100 years. (Connection to Sahaj Marg(tm))
(The wolves among the sheep?"


See also (a few links in French) 

 - Northern light
 - Valses hésitations (Hesitation waltz)


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Monday, August 25, 2014

Sahaj Marg (tm) Leadership Accused of Extortion

Translation of an article from Alexis: "La SRCM devant la justice Indienne. Une tentative d'extortion de fonds", on Élodie's blog in Europe: Pour Que Vive Le Sahaj Marg.


Aug. 25, 2014.

Message from Alexis:

An Attempt at Extortion.  SRCM to Appear Before Indian Justice.
A short "press review" from Times of India, Pioneer (passing by Indore City) 



Commissioner Lodges Extortion Complaint Against SRCM.  Chennai.


TNN | Aug 24, 2014, 11.15 AM IST

BHOPAL:

Senior IAS officer of Madhya Pradesh and commissioner higher education, Sachin Sinha has lodged a complaint against Chennai-based Ram Chandra Mission for trying to extort Rs 10 lakh from him and his family. Sinha, an IAS officer of 1995 batch, said that he had been receiving threatening e-mails and phone calls. 

Shri Ram Chandra Mission (SRCM) is a non-profit organization which provides spiritual training and has its international headquarters based at Chennai. Sinha has named Rajagopalachari, president of SRCM, his son PR Krishnan and Kamlesh Patel in the FIR.

On Thursday night around 10 pm, Sinha went to Habibganj police station and lodged a complaint. Police have registered the case under Sections 386, 294, 506, 507 and 34 of the IPC. A separate case has been registered under IT act at Habibganj police station. Sinha stated that he was associated with the organization in the past, but left after he found the activities suspicious.

He said that Rajagopalachari, Krishna, Patel and others threatened him and his family of dire consequences if he failed to fulfill their demands. Sinha told TOI that the people associated with the organization could also be involved in unlawful activities in different states. Few members of the organization are also in Bhopal, he added.

Police said that a team would be sent to Chennai after recording detailed statement of the IAS officer. He had been receiving threatening mails and phone calls since April this year, police said. Few days back, Sinha gave an application to the police. Later, on Thursday, he went and insisted for an FIR.

Sinha lives in Char Imli area while his parents reside in Arera Colony. According to the police, some people also shouted near his bungalow to frighten him. Few days back, some unidentified persons left materials used in funeral pyre outside hisparents' house in Arera colony.

Quoting Sinha, police said that the organisation has been banned in France.



August 24, 2014

Bhopal: The Commissioner of Higher Education Department, on Friday approached Habibganj police station and lodged a complaint against Chennai based spiritual organisation for allegedly demanding a donation of Rs 10 lakhs from him.

In his complaint, the Commissioner also alleged that they also threatened to kill him and his family members in case he did not provide the demanded amount. Following the complaint of the victim, the police have booked three people including director of organisation, his son and another person from management of organisation under sections 386, 294, 506, 507 and 34 of the IPC and charges of IT Act against the accused and started further investigation. TI, Habibganj GP Agrawal said that the complainant Sachin Sinha, 41, son of VP Sinha, a resident of D- 2/ 11 at Char Imli is posted as commissioner in Higher Education Department and earlier works in Home Ministry ( Statics) department.

Agrawal further said, Sinha in his complaint told the police that earlier he joined Chennai based Shreeramchandra Mission Ashram known for its yogic activities for meditation purpose. At the time of getting associated with the ashram located at 6 no stop in Shivaji Nagar he was told that no fees and donation was taken at the centre therefore Sinha took part in several activities of the ashram for several years.

Later when he came to know that due to some irregularities, the ashram was banned in France after which he left the centre. Meanwhile, from April 1 he started to get repeated phone calls and e- mails from director of organisation Parthsarthi Rajgopal Acharya, his son TR Krishna and Kamlesh Patel demanding donation of Rs 10 lakhs and threat to kill him and his family on condition of not paying the asked amount.

Subsequently, he approached Habibganj police station and lodged a complaint in this regard after which the police have booked three accused and started further investigation into the case while the call details and e- mails of Sachin Sinha will be verified by the police.



Sunday, 24 August 2014 | Staff Reporter | Bhopal | in Bhopal

 
sensational case of extortion demanding Rs10 lakh from an IAS officer who is posted as Commissioner in the Department of Higher Education in Madhya Pradesh has come to the fore in the State capital after the officer lodged a complaint with Habibganj police on Friday.

According to the police, the victim Sachin Sinha has been receiving threat mails demanding an extortion of Rs10 lakh for the past few months. In the complaint, the victim has claimed that he has received e-mails from Shri Ramchandra Mission of Chennai demanding extortion of Rs10 lakh and if he fails to provide the amount he along with his family would be eliminated. In his complaint, Sinha told police that he had joined Chennai based Shri Ramchandra Mission Ashram known for its yogic activities for meditation purpose.

At the time of getting associated with the ashram located at 6 no stop in Shivaji Nagar he was told that no fees and donation is taken but later when he came to know that due to some irregularities the ashram has been banned in France, he stopped visiting the ashram and since then he started receiving threatening mails.

SHO of Habibganj police station GD Agrawal said that a complaint regarding extortion e-mails has been received and based on the victim’s complaint a case has been registered and further investigation has been started. The police have registered a case under Section 386, 294, 506, 507 and 34 of the IPC of the IPC and 66 A of the Information Technology Act against Parthsarthi Rajgopal Acharya, PR Krishnan and Kamlesh Patel who are associated with the institute.

Agrawal informed that the possibility of an institute demanding extortion is suspicious and it seems that some miscreant might have accessed or has created a fake e-mail of the institute as several cases of the same nature have been reported in the past and number of such cases has increased significantly. Police said that the documents in which demand of extortion is made has been collected and would be investigated. The cyber experts would be roped in to provide technical assistance into the matter. Victim is receiving mails from April to till date.


Addendum as per comment received Aug. 30, 2014 (see comment section).  

This story seems to reflect some internal strife at the SRCM.  There seems to be some "trouble in paradise" between the management and a volunteer preceptor or a "prefect".  This is not simply from the "rank and file" but from yet another preceptor (the Sahaj Marg equivalent of a "priest" in Christianity): 
 
BHOPAL: The functionaries of Shri Ram Chandra Mission (SRCM), Chennai on Thursday refuted the extortion charges levelled by senior IAS officer of Madhya Pradesh and commissioner higher education, Sachin Sinha recently.

Sinha, has lodged a complaint against the Mission for trying to extort Rs 10 lakh from him and his family. In his complaint, Sinha stated that he had been receiving threatening e-mails and phone calls.

The mission issued a statement terming the allegations baseless. The statement said, "Not only the charges are false, they have been levelled to tarnish the goodwill and image of the mission."

The complainant resigned from the post of a mission functionary and later apologizing for his action, he again requested the mission to grant him the position, said the statement.

Sinha was practicing the Sahaj Marg system of Raja Yoga till March, 2014 and was also a prefect (spiritual trainer) in the mission.

Though the complaint deals with allegations about donations and threats, Sinha had not produced any substantive evidence while lodging the complaint.

Mission is run purely on voluntary contributions till date. We agree complainant has submitted copies of emails received by him from a functionary of the mission demanding money and also received threats over the phone. However, these emails are sent from various email IDs which don't belong to the mission and has not been used by the concerned functionary ever. The complaint lacks documentary evidence.

The mission administration requested the police to conduct thorough investigation and take appropriate legal action against the complainant if the charges are found to be false.
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Sunday, August 17, 2014

Patel Does Not Mobilize the Crowds

From an article by Alexis: "Patel ne mobilise pas les foules" on his blog: Projet Sahaj Marg.  Translation of an article by Elodie: "SRCM Mourra avec Chari" on her blog in Europe: Pour Que Vive Le Sahaj Marg.


August 16, 2014 

SRCM Will Die With Chari

From Alexis' Article: Patel Does Not Mobilize the Masses


“Abhyasis from all over the world were invited to attend this important event. Under Master’s guidance, the initial planning for the celebration was made for around 20,000 abhyasis with a budget prepared accordingly. Until shortly before the event, registrations had reached a little over this number. However, when Master fell ill just before the celebrations, a Sahaj Sandesh message was sent out encouraging all abhyasis to go to Tiruppur to attend the bhandara. This led to an unexpected last minute increase in arrivals at the venue. (…) The final count, including children, reached the impressive total of 33,000 participants.” (Echoes of SRCM, Special Issue Global and July 2014)

Unable to fill the hall, Patel can not manage to mobilize the masses in his name only. The numbers for the celebrations are in free fall: whereas Chari filled Tiruppur from 45,000 to 50,000 people, Patel hardly reached the number of 20,000 Abhyasis! It took a re-mobilization of  the adepts at the last minute, around Chari's health problems so as  to try to equal the numbers in attendance earlier this year for  Babuji's anniversary ...


Alexis 

Chari presented his resignation in 2012.  The abhyasis refused to accept it. Chari then named his successor: Kamlesh D. Patel. But what do we know about him? Almost nothing.  His biography is missing from their (new) website, his speeches are not transcribedSRCM has locked itself in the worship of a single personality, Chari. And in this model, there is no room for two people.

The Spirituality (spiritualism?)  taught by Sahaj Marg is insufficient to retain the followers.  The abhyasis have a need to admire a living master and Chari has transformed the teachings of Sahaj Marg into the cult of his image.

Love for the Master. Under the dual influence of Chari and of the abhyasis, SRCM has evolved into the cult of a personality. Chari the living master, and Babuji as the alleged mythical personality who speaks (channels) through Whispers (via the anonymous French Lady Medium).

The Egregore works thanks to Chari. There are no other places for any new ones. Patel mobilizes no one. SRCM will die with Chari and Sahaj Marg will gradually wither away.


Élodie 



4-d Don says: 

Patel has his US (pharmaceuticals)  businesses to run.  He wants the materialist American Dream too.  So do all the other directors of the SRCM...  Who is "full-time" Sahaj Marg?  Who is "full-time" spirituality?  

The Material realm is taking it's toll, and now, thanks to the "technology" (the material?), the "sheep" are aware of it...  They realize that they can go to "Spirit" (ONE or ONE-ness) directly, and on their own.  Beside, thanks again to the "technology", they now realize that Sahaj Marg has changed and has now become "spiritualism" (a scam with Mediums and messages from the "other side"), and not SPIRITUALITY at all. 

They are probably  becoming a joke, and a source of derision to their friends and families. That makes it hard to recruit more "suckers".  And they now know the TRUTH... That is causing more than one "cognitive dissonance".  They are probably looking more seriously at "televangelists" like Peter Popoff and his "miracle wonder-working water" from "Chernobyl"... 

If the guru is materialist, then why not the disciple?? 

Don

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Sunday, July 20, 2014

Sahaj Marg: Patel's Impossible Legacy

Translation of an article by Alexis: "Sahaj Marg: l'Impossible Héritage de Patel", as published on Élodie's blog in Europe: Pour Que Vive Le Sahaj Marg.


July 20, 2014

Sahaj Marg: Patel's Impossible Legacy
 
A new article by Alexis:

  

Why Patel Is Doomed To Failure
 
Long gone are the days of Eastern spirituality popularized by Ramakrishna and Vivekananda where the spiritual master accompanied his disciple on a long inner journey, as in the image conveyed by Buddhist monks and their students.


The Western need to re-enchant a world which has (allegedly?) become too materialistic, its attraction to Eastern spirituality and to new age synthesis has led (thanks to the hyper-Media) to the genesis and development of large international spiritual movements.


Victims of their success, the Eastern spiritualities have not been able to resist without the renunciation of materialism,  to the gigantism and the media, the direct consequences of the globalization of the spiritual market. They have lost all or part of their soul.
 


Now Is The Time For Charismatic Spiritual Leaders

Today, the spiritual seekers want to find a living Master to idealize, an idol. They are looking for a spiritual leader who is a charismatic leader, a star worthy of his fans.

To exist in the eyes of the world, the spiritual leader must crush the competition. Like any human being facing the temptation, he can not resist the lure of power and the influence of money.


There is therefore no place for the privileged "spiritual master/disciple"
relationship in today's world. The model has evolved over time into a relationship between a spiritual leader and his flock of followers within an internationalized fanatical spiritualist movement.
 


The Masters Of Sahaj Marg Protected From These Developments

 Lalaji represents fully the now-disappeared time of the master/disciple relationship: Babuji crossed with more or less success the period of globalization and spiritual mutation; Chari is a very good example of these new spiritualist leaders.

Very aware of these global developments, it is Chari who entices Babuji west in the mid-70s towards a new public who is thirsty for Oriental esotericism.  On the death of Babuji, violently rejected by senior Indian preceptors, Chari manages to conquer the vast and almost untouched western spiritual marketplace. With his success, Chari returns to India 10 years later with money and some "faithfuls", crushing all opposition wherever it is found. Chari is a charismatic but authoritarian guru.


Do not be mistaken, Chari's public is no longer that of Babuji. Ended are the spiritual traditions of Hindu origin, Chari addresses himself to the Westerners, to the Indian diaspora as well as to the "social climber" classes and the rising gentrified Indians.


From the Spiritual method of Babuji, only the benefits of meditation lasts (survives?), while the rest disappears. But the charismatic power of Chari, the egregore resulting from his attractiveness to the crowds of his followers and the great invention of "Whispers From the Brighter World",  have replaced the magic and the disappeared mystery.
 


The Impossible Legacy

The unifying power of the egregore exists thanks to Chari. At his death, there will be nothing left but  the benefit of meditation. But everyone meditates everywhere, there is no monopoly by Sahaj Marg on meditation. What other mysticism will Patel propose?


Although legitimized by Chari and the (alleged) great saints of Whispers, Patel does not bring with him the  adherence of Chari's "fans".  Chari's second choice (as his successor)  after Ajay Kumar Bhatter, Patel remains the eternal second, in the shadow of the Star.


When Chari was vilified in India, he went to new virgin lands for his success. What public will Patel mobilize? There is no more space to clear, he is condemned to attempt to win the favors of Chari's devotees. But, what does he have to offer them?


Surfing on the memory of the past and of Chari is insufficient and accessible to all the other opponents. What more can he offer?


In the world of Whispers, Sahaj Marg will develop and Patel will be the next undisputed leader. But in the real world, things are not so simple. Even Chari admits that they will have to forge alliances with other spiritualist movements to advance the Cause ... 


Alexis

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Tuesday, July 08, 2014

Inappropriate Touching of Student by Sahaj Marg Preceptor

Translation of an article by Elodie: "Attouchements Inappropiés d'un Précepteur sur son Élève", on her blog in Europe: Pour Que Vive Le Sahaj Marg.


July 8, 2014

Inappropriate Touching of a Student by a Sahaj Marg Preceptor 

Recall that on one side, an isolated act does not apply to the entire structure, but on the other hand it also shows that the members of the Shri Ram Chandra Mission are not immune from the ills of society, it (Sahaj Marg(tm) does not make people better than elsewhere.

Elodie 


Information reported by the Times of India

Rosy Sequeira,TNN | Jul 6, 2014, 11.29 PM IST

MUMBAI: Physical touch is unnecessary for cleansing the soul, said the Armed Forces Tribunal here, while upholding the conviction by a court martial of Major General Arun Kumar Lal, former general officer commanding, 3 Infantry Division, for inappropriately touching a junior officer in order to "activate her chakras" during two meditation sessions.

Lal was dismissed from service on December 16, 2010. Hearing his appeal, a bench of Justice J H Bhatia (retd) and air marshal D C Kumaria modified the sentence of dismissal to deemed removal saying it appears that "due to momentary lapse from the high virtuous path, he committed the mistake" and it would be very harsh if he is required to forfeit his retirement dues.

The bench noted that Lal was teaching meditation to all ranks for almost 20 years as preceptor of the Chennai-based Shri Ram Chandra Mission and there was never a complaint against him except in the case of Captain Nisha Singh (name changed). It also observed that Lal had 36 years of "unblemished'' service and was GOC of one of the largest infantry divisions in the country.

Lal was appointed GOC in June 2006. According to the prosecution, Singh, who had barely two-and-a-half years of service, was commanded by Lal to escort a senior officer's wife for meditation sessions to his residence at Leh on August 27, 2007. He asked her to stay back, saying some "cleaning of soul'' was required and called her to his bedroom-cum-meditation room. Asking her to activate his pressure points, he allegedly asked her to inappropriately touch him which she refused. The next day Lal again asked her to wait. They meditated for five minutes after which he asked her to touch him inappropriately to activate his chakras. When she felt awkward, he told her that if she could not do it, he would activate her chakras. In this process, he touched her inappropriately. He then offered her dinner, saying it was customary for a preceptor to cook food and feed his abyasis (students). When Singh reached home, she contacted her fiance who is also an army officer.

A court martial convicted Lal, among others, for outraging the modesty of a woman. Before the tribunal, Lal's advocate argued that his client found Singh "was interested in drinking liquor and had some problem with her character and behaviour". "The accused found it necessary to clean her soul as per the procedure of Sahaj Marg," he said, adding that since she did not like his advice against drinking she had made false allegations against him. The bench did not accept this and noted that they had no prior contact. The defence ministry's advocate, Advait Sethna, said there was no problem in Singh's character and that Lal had misused his authority.

The bench (in) its April 11, 2014 order said nowhere in books published by the Mission was it shown that for initiation or during meditation is it necessary to physically touch anybody.


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Sunday, June 29, 2014

At Sahaj Marg(tm), Fear of the Future

Translation of an article by Alexis: "Peur de l"Avenir au Sahaj Marg", on Elodie's blog in Europe: "Pour Que Vive Le Sahaj Marg"

 
June 29, 2014
   
At Sahaj Marg(tm), Fear of the Future
From an article by Alexis: Whispers: The Dead Reassuring The Living
 

Less than a month after Chari's birthday celebrations and one month from that of Babuji, what are we talking about at the SRCM?  The full approval and confirmation of Kamlesh Patel as his (Chari's)  successor as Master and some reassurance regarding the continuation of the Mission ... 

“On 29th April, satsangs were followed by the reading of some special Whispers messages received in March 2014. These messages conveyed the full approval and confirmation of brother Kamlesh Patel as Master’s successor.  (…) The Whisper of 30th April was read by Madhuri Krishna, then Master himself spoke. Referring to recent Whispers messages, he repeated their reassurance about the continuation of the Mission, saying however that we should concern ourselves with the present and leave the future to the future.” (Echoes of India, vol 7 issue 3, May 2014)

Whispers customarily  keeps repeating the same things in order to convince the abhyasis. Does this mean that they indeed doubt the future of the Mission and Patel? Oh? Because there would be reason to doubt? It's hard to imagine ...
 


Fear of the Future at SRCM

Chari is old, sick and tired. His days are numbered (not my words). But he has organized his succession, everything is in marching order ... 

As everything was also in order a little more than 30 years ago, when Babuji died. And his estate was simple and clear: a fierce war ensued between the children of Babuji and Chari, let alone the multiple splits and annexations.  It took only fifteen years for Chari to ultimately impose himself as the head of the movement. This would not have been possible without the support of  some foreign abhyasis,  and he never succeeded in eradicating all the separatist tendencies ...


Today, nobody (overtly) opposes Kamlesh Patel.  PR Krishna, Chari's son, as well as his grandchildren Barghav and Madhuri Krishna have willingly given up their wealth and power of influence to the Brooklyn pharmacist (Kamlesh D. Patel)The same for the many suitors of Chari who toiled so many years and who will not receive any recognition: AP Durai, U.S. Bajpai, Santosh Khanjee and all of Chari's other lieutenants ... 

Nobody opposes the Brooklyn pharmacist, not even the grandchildren of Babuji, such as Navneet Kumar Saxena or Sharad Chandra Saxena! Not even the successors of Kasturi and Lalaji ...

 So much so that Chari is entirely confident about the future of the Mission. Conversely in 2009, he had declared that a cancer was gnawing at Sahaj Marg from the inside and that the organization was in danger of disintegration. In his nightmares, he saw the Mission split into 240 small groups (The need for personal discipline, speech of 10 January 2009 to ZIC to Manappakkam). 

Will Patel's shoulders be strong enough to know how to impose himself, and win against his competitors and maintain the unity of Sahaj Marg and the Mission?
 

Whispers: when the dead are trying to reassure the living
  
Rather than considering the future, Chari has chosen to focus on the present. An ostrich policy that his staff  are trying to impose. To do this, they have not found a better solution than calling on the dead to rescue the living ... by soliciting "Whispers" of course!

As usual, it is the Great Saints of All Times, first and foremost the "special personality": Babuji, who are confirming that the pharmacist Brooklyn is Chari's successor and yes of course, the mission will endure.


Whispers are constantly hammered to try and convince the followers of the messages.  They are messages that are read and re-read during the 3 major celebrations of the year as posts of honor or as final solutions, the apotheosis of an apogee which feels the end of his reign in spades ... 


Will there be enough there to re-assure the poor lost sheep?


The world is afraid, afraid of the Future! SRCM is no better ... it's hard to face the end of life of a living Master. Oh! Such human behavior ... and so little spirituality!


Let's be honest! In the Mission and at Sahaj Marg, everyone is holding their breath and waiting for the death of Chari. What will happen tomorrow? The Future is so terribly open ... 


Alexis

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