Sunday, November 16, 2014

Sahaj Marg: Everthing is Predicted but Nothing Goes as Planned!

Translation of an article by Élodie, "Sahaj Marg: Tout est Prévu, Mais Rien ne se Passe Comme Prévu",  on her blog in Europe: Pour Que Vive Le Sahaj Marg.


Nov. 16, 2014

Sahaj Marg: Everything is Predicted, but Nothing Goes as Planned
 

Last weekend, it's all we talked about at my home, the last whispers of Babuji, the bright future of the Mission and its future power. Here is some later research, where they are at,  in actuality:

After Chari's failed attempt, in his speech to the world of October 26th, to reassure his flock about the future of the mission, which ended in confusion (re: the recent Whisper (allegedly by Babuji) regarding the stated:  "fourth and final master"?), Babuji immediately took the floor. The Whispers of Babuji,  (allegedly from the Brighter World? or, as alleged by the "Anonymous French Lady Medium"), dead and buried for more than 30 years, manipulates the carrot and the stick in his messages of Oct. 29th and Oct. 30th, 2014 from the "Brighter World".

First the carrot of October 29th: "Do not concern yourself about these reactions concerning the future of the Mission; everything is predicted for her own good and that of all our faithful abhyasis in the world. Its major expansion will require a more structured implementation with senior officials in its different parts. (...) A high Hierarchy will ensure the cohesion of this essential structure for the proper functioning of the unprecedented spiritual empire it will become. It is not easy now to imagine what will be the future, but with regard to this wonderful path of Sahaj Marg, everything is for the best; we will make especially sure. Its power will be unprecedented: adapted to a new era,  and amazing in its effects. (...) "

Keep your confidence, your future and the future of the Mission are insured. Tomorrow, Sahaj Marg will be a spiritual empire, expanding to an astonishing and unprecedented power. A high Hierarchy  stands guard, cohesion will be provided by senior officials.

Implicitly, as in a mirror, it perfectly reveals the general feeling prevailing in the Mission: a lack of confidence and the egotistical fear of being abandoned, due to a deep fear for the future of the Mission, in its structure and it operation, a lack of cohesion causing its decay or its breakdown.

Then the stick October 30th: "Our very great son, Parthasarathi, a Master to all of you, has also greatly suffered in assuming the succession and the leadership of this great and beautiful Mission Sahaj Marg.  How can the fervent abhyasis, faithful Master in place, can not respect what has been long predicted and decreed by the higher authorities to ensure the succession when the time is right.  It is sad, after so many years, to come again to such adverse positions with respect to that. This aspect is serious and unsavory; let us hope that years of spiritual practices has brought a spirit of abandonment and especially of respect for our decisions by our real enthusiastic abhyasis.  The resistance in some abhyasis denotes a sad ego on a spiritual path suitable to bring them to the highest of their quest, which is not commonTo not grab this opportunity in life is unfortunate for the person and damaging for the whole Mission. (...) "

Some abhyasis, not fervent enough or loyal enthusiasts of the Master because of their ego, do not respect the decisions related to the succession (of the Mission?) taken by the higher authorities. It's sad, serious and unsavory, unfortunate for themselves and damaging to the Mission. In short, if all is not well, it is the fault of those bad abhyasis, as opposed to our true enthusiastic abhyasis.

Everything is planned (predicted?), we will make sure; but resistance and lack of respect for the decisions, is detrimental to the Mission. Everything is predicted, but nothing goes as planned.

In short, we must listen to the higher authorities, respect the officials and follow the decisions of the high hierarchy that will ensure the cohesion of the structure and its operation. Otherwise there will have to a "house-cleaning", to separate the real abhyasis from the bad


Welcome to spiritual dictatorship.

Élodie


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Thursday, November 13, 2014

Sahaj Marg(tm) Exploits Fear!

Translation of an article by Elodie: "Le Sahaj Marg Exploite Les Peurs", on her blog in Europe: Pour Que Vive Le Sahaj Marg.

Nov. 11, 2014

Sahaj Marg Exploits Fear
 
When Chari is critical of (other?) religions, which happens often with him, there is no going with the back of the spoon, it's all bad. With the rise in the media  of religious extremism and  fanaticism, it's a bit too simplistic and facile.  Hindus, Muslims, Jews, Christians, etc. are for the most part, people with eminently respectable beliefs.


When Babuji, long dead and buried for more than 30 years now, in his (or the "Anonymous Medium's") Whispers, is critical of the current world, he (she?) does not also go at it with the back of the spoon. Everything is bad, humanity is doomed, disaster is inevitable. In these times of economic anxiety, especially of financial and existential crisis, it's a bit too simplistic and facile. Pouring oil on the fire comes from a rather irresponsible and childish attitude.


These Prophets of the Apocalypse cultivate worries, fears and anxiety. They exploit our (people's) fear, this emotions generated so often by imaginary threats, to better enslave us (them?). Babuji and Chari throw oil on the fire so as to claim that there is no salvation outside of Sahaj Marg.


When prophets thrive, humanity sinks to its basest instincts; emanating from the most vile ideologies and the most detestable political regimes. 



Elodie

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Saturday, November 08, 2014

Message from Michael, Ex-Preceptor of Sahaj Marg on the "Obedience to the Mission"

I received this message from Michael Nov. 3, 2014.  Michael is an ex-preceptor of Sahaj Marg in the Boston, Mass., USA area (1979-1990).  Michael knew Babuji and was appointed preceptor by Chari.  Michael has a blog, Inner Circle of SRCM, where you can read his in-depth views on the early history of Sahaj Marg and SRCM.  Here he tells us what he thinks of "obedience to the Mission":


Nov. 3, 2014

Obedience To The Mission


I approach all my experiences on this life's Journey with gratitude. In my youth, I thought my spirit Journey began in 1979 when I approached SRCM– 19 years old, seeking spiritual training and guidance. Guidance was lacking. The aging Master, inaccessible. Dissension within the group was looming. Yet, within the first few months, I experienced an inner calm in my heart center. This would ultimately be my companion and guide. No experience in my subsequent 10 years in SRCM has held a candle to this early experience. It has remained so to this day, more than 30 years later. I left SRCM in 1990 after much disappointment and betrayal. When the Master demanded I be “obedient to the Mission”, I left and never looked back. In fact, my true Spiritual Journey began at that very instant. I am grateful for the push! I would not trade this Journey for anything. 

I hear from so many current and former SRCM abhyasis who struggle in their effort to achieve something spiritual. Many suffer from trauma inflicted upon them in their association with SRCM, its preceptors and hierarchy. Some struggle with confused thinking and low self esteem. Yet, I believe each and every one has experienced a centered heart early on their practice. The internal struggle results from the pursuit of spiritual achievements beyond the simplicity of a centered heart. That centered heart is the only constant on a Journey that never ends. Further harm is done by demanding obedience to the Mission.

What is the purpose of this obedience? What has this Mission created? Vast real estate holdings? Publications irrelevant to anyone who does not share in obedience to the Mission? What has the Mission done to uplift Humanity that merits obedience to it? The Mission anoints spiritual trainers who are but beginners, with little or no training of their own. Its hierarchy has neither the compassion nor the patience to affirm the divinity that exists in every aspirant's heart. Instead they proclaim that the highest divinity exists only in the one Master, as if nature hoards its abundance in only one heart! They forswear their disciples as merely slaves of wishes, full of grossness, in need of cleaning. 

This behavior is the antithesis of the ancient spiritual truth - The truth, which declares the heart as the true guide, where at its core exists the spark of the Infinite. Only when one affirms this truth does the Infinite Journey begin! When one pursues a spiritual goal, they step off this Journey. They risk mental anguish, trauma and even insanity. Obedience to the Mission is a dangerous distraction. The Mission serves only itself. It serves only to perpetuate myths that perpetuate obedience to itself. The truth is, there exists no divine master to take you to an ultimate spiritual goal, because there is no goal. There is only the Journey itself – which is Infinite, and the heart is the only true guide and Master.

Michael


See also:
Earlier Comment by Michael on his experience with Chari
Inner Circle of SRCM (Michael's Blog) 

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Sunday, November 02, 2014

Hyderabad, Future Capital of Sahaj Marg?

Translation of an article by Alexis: "Hyderabad, Capitale Future du Sahaj Marg?", on Elodie's blog in Europe: Pour Que Vive Le Sahaj Marg.


November 2, 2014  

Hyderabad, Future Capital of Sahaj Marg?  
A new article by Alexis: Codenamed "Kanha Shantivanam"


Under the code name Shanti Vanam Kanha (Kanha = Lord Krishna, Shanti = Tranquility, Vanam = Forest), one finds four charitable organizations (section 25 Societies) with very similar names, each led by different trios, but all located in or near Hyderabad: Kanha Shanti Vanam (KSV), created November 10, 2009, Yashoda Kanha Shanti Vanam (YKSV) and Radha Kanha Shanti Vanam (RKSV) both created February 10, 2010 and finally Devaki Kanha Shanti Vanam (DKSV) established March 12, 2010.

VS Mallick, co-director of KSV, who calls himself a preceptor of SRCM, is director of the charity project KSV since July 2008, the creator of a huge campus of about 500 acres (200 ha) around an Ashram and a colony for members of the Ashram which surrounds it.   Ulhas Rao Kumble, another co-director, is the Zone-in-Charge of the SRCM Hyderabad metropolis.


Information closer to what could be read on a real estate website: In the suburbs of Hyderabad (Andhra Pradesh) SRCM has 300 ha (750 acres) Thimmapur, 20 km south of the Rajiv Gandhi international airport of Shamshabad on the Bangalore National Highway NH7.


RKSV and YKSV are created on the same day, one on the campus of SRCM Tumukunta (Zonal ashram) at Shamirpet in Ranga Reddy district, the other at 36 Jubilee Hills in Hyderabad. A month later the fourth and last is at 66 Jubilee Hills, Hyderabad still. One of its directors is none other than Madhu Kothapalli.


Of the 12 leaders of the four charitable organizations, many are important entrepreneurs. Anantha Kumar Dommety runs Trans-Domain Solutions since July 2002 (
http://www.transdomain.com). Siva Rama Vadlamani Mallick (Mallick VS) heads Intense Technologies since August 2009 (http://www.in10stech.com). Rajasekhar directs Kotagiri Nano Natrium Hydrogen Power (NNHP) since March 2013 and Madusudanarao Kothapalli directs Leiutis and other leading pharmaceutical companies, as we have already said (http://www.leiutis.com). Three of these companies are present in both India and the United States. 


Chari's “Kanha Shanti Vanam” Project:

November 2010: “On arrival at the Hyderabad International Airport on the 11th morning, Master proceeded to the site of Kanha Shanti Vanam project, about 20 km. away. He appeared tired but cheerful as he walked into the small but beautiful cottage built under and around a tree.” (Echoes of India, January 2011) 

August 2011: “On arrival Master proceeded to Gachibowli to carry out the registration formalities for the Kanha Shanti Vanam project. (…) On 19th August, after morning satsangh, Master met the Kanha project team and reviewed the  documentation. (…) On 20th August after breakfast, Master left for Kanha Shanti Vanam. The land has been cleared, fenced and papaya, maize and paddy have been planted. A small cottage has been built around a tree. Master sat outside and reviewed a sketch of the land. Master conducted the first satsangh at the site and also permitted the holding of regular Sunday satsangh henceforth. He went around the property and appreciated the way it was being maintained. He then returned to Br. Madhu Kothapalli's residence for lunch and rest.” (Echoes of India, November 2011) 

June-July 2012: "He had planned to visit Hyderabad as the Kanha project was going very well and he wanted to do the registration work himself. (…) As he could not go to Hyderabad, he had invited the volunteers of the Kanha project to Gayatri on June 6th and had a long meeting with them and then gave them all gifts and congratulated them for making this project successful.” (Echoes Oceania, July 2012) 

June-July 2013: “Master has been taking a keen interest in the land records relating to the Brahmand and Kanha projects as a result of which a new energy seems to have come into this effort. (…) A large scale model of Kanha Shanti Vanam was brought by the Hyderabad team and Master looked at it in great detail. He was impressed with the model and proudly called many abhyasis to see it and explained the various features to them.” (Echoes of India, September 2013)


So here we are plunged into the heart of one of Chari's colonial project of enclaves and living spaces. It seems that the first of them (projects)  relates to Hyderabad and the surrounding areas in Andhra Pradesh, to the point that the Babuji of Whispers announced that SRCM will be headquartered in Hyderabad in the future.

Whispers of a Babuji dated September 9, 2014 at 10: o'clock "(...) This Mecca in the Making of the future Mission (in Hyderabad) will have a special place, it will become the flagship, the drawing point of this mission in perfect connection with all other centers of the mission in this world. (...) "

SRCM has transformed itself into a  land and real estate agencyThe principle is simple: Real Estate Committees seek out real estate bargains and the legal and fiscal arrangements best suited. Then they create private companies who buy the land and then sell parcels of the colony to Abhyasis to cover the land acquisition, construction of an ashram, a cottage for the master or potential profits.

Under the code name "Kanha Shanti Vanam" in Hyderabad, no less than four so-called "charitable" organizations were set up to manage the project of living space, with 12 directors, including many investors and entrepreneurs ...

Alexis

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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) :

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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


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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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