Monday, December 15, 2014

Chari's Children - Searching for the Re-Assuring Image of the Father!

Translation of an article by Élodie: "Les Enfants de Chari - À la Recherche de l'Image Rassurante du Père", on her blog in Europe: Pour Que Vive Le Sahaj Marg.

Dec. 15, 2014

Chari's Children - Searching For the Reassuring Image of the Father

August 15, 2012, an aged Chari, sick and tired appears to abhyasis worldwide via a video-conference on the Internet to announce his resignation live in a gigantic bhandara (party) organized especially for this occasion. His departure is organized, his successor is now ready to take over.
The immediate amazement gave way to bewilderment and then despondency. Almost immediately, the response of Abhyasis fuse in the room: they refuse his resignation. The consequence of this refusal: the abhyasis condemn Chari to die at work.

Just over two years later, Chari is always in control. In the shadows, his successor waits for his hour. Yet the abhyasis have never been as worried about the future of the Mission. In their imagination, Chari is irreplaceable.

But, let us sweep outside our own door. Myself, in 2005, I criticized the Mission but defended "tooth and nail" the figure of the master, hence the original title of this blog.  I attributed the excesses of Sahaj Marg to internal problems in the organization and to "the Men", I was still unable to accept the idea that Chari bears a share of the responsibility for this failure. And even after having left it all, it took me a while to admit it; at least two years were needed before I began to rebuke him.

What is the dream of all abhyasis?  To approach, meet, touch Chari. We are far from the so-called spiritual quest which theoretically leads all abhyasis to Sahaj Marg.

The charisma of Chari can explain as expected, his ascension in the seventies, the eighties or the nineties, but certainly more his undeniable current success. But the (real?) reasons are neither charismatic nor spiritual; they are psychological.

There are not 36 possible explanations. The abhyasis need this living master which is Chari. They need a leader, the figure of the leader, the reassuring image of an authoritarian father.

Men killed religions (God is symbolically dead). Orphaned, Men (abhyasis?)  are searching for another master to replace him. Spiritual seekers are obsessed with the need for a teacher, a supreme and indisputable leader. They need the power of the infallible leader, the one who knows better than any others and who is guiding them. The abhyasis have found him, it is Chari, the most gifted imposter to pose as God.

Adherence to SRCM and Sahaj Marg is based on a misunderstanding, a mistake, a misdirection, a sham: the abhyasis are not really looking for the divine light that is inside of themselves, unconsciously they are like children looking for a paternal protection.

And as the child endangers his family if he does not submit to parental authority, the abhyasi who doubts endangers the Mission because he/she no longer blindly obeys Chari.

The Mission is not a spiritual movement, it is Chari's family, the reassuring figure which is both authoritative and paternal. Tomorrow, when the children of Chari are grieving again, orphans of their Father, what reception  will they reserve for Kamlesh Patel?



Sunday, December 07, 2014

Eastern Spirituality and Sahaj Marg

Translation of an article by Élodie: "La Spiritualités Orientales et le Sahaj Marg", on her blog in Europe: Pour Que Vive Le Sahaj Marg.

December 7, 2014

Eastern Spirituality and Sahaj Marg

 Most of all, do not misunderstand me, I do not reject all Eastern spiritual teachings, quite the contrary.

I left the mission and the teachings of Sahaj Marg, but I believe more than ever in the inner presence of divine light. The search for inner harmony, the unity of soul and body are for me essential teachings that guides me every day. I try with the means at hand, to make my whole life a spiritual quest that I know will never end. And I do not reject the benefits of yoga or meditation, whatever you may think.

While we Westerners discovered Eastern spiritualities, the Orientals were being caught by Western values, because of globalization. Chari had adopted the values ​​of profit and of time passing, even before the beginning of his career in industry.  On the Western side, the New Age was significantly nourished by the Eastern experience.  But it (the New Age) was also an open door for many pseudo-gurus to profit greatly from it to deceive the ordinary people who were on a spiritual quest.

This will shock many of you, but Sahaj Marg is a very good example. It is a marketing product developed by Chari and his team for their exclusive benefit, under the guise of an Eastern philosophical varnish of Western New Age techniques.

They hijacked the traditional sense of the spiritual quest or journey by assigning it a specific purpose and emphasizing the need to reach it as soon as possible. They have diverted us from the inner quest for the divine by imposing an intermediary (the Master) who would concentrate (focus) it all, while leaving us only a few crumbs. They are ready for any and all sacrifice to convince and to win the adherence of the greatest number. They talk about experience, but they take the opportunity to sell us a dogma and its associated myths without one becoming aware.

Sahaj Marg is based solely on the experiences of meditation and the egregore. Its living guru distracts us from the divine within us to impose itself in its place, to put an end to all spiritual quest and to replace the quest with the approval of a Master who manipulates us.

When, while on a spiritual quest, one approaches Sahaj Marg, it is with a promise of an interrupted  spiritual journey.  Sahaj Marg imposes a living master instead of our inner journey to the divine light.  Sahaj Marg is not spirituality, it distracts the spiritual seeker of spirituality in favor of a man and an organization. To return to the path of true spirituality, there is only one solution: forget Chari, the Mission and Sahaj Marg.

Sahaj Marg, for spirituality, it is like the path inside a garage, a path with no way out (except backwards).




Saturday, November 29, 2014

Sahaj Marg: Denial of Self and Surrender to the Master

Translation of an article by Elodie: "Négation de L'Individu et Abandon au Maître", on her blog in Europe: Pour Que Vive Le Sahaj Marg.

Nov. 29, 2014 

Denial of the Self and Surrender to the Master

You are an abhyasi of Sahaj Marg and you wonder about your practice? Do not tell anyone, especially do not share your doubts.

I have experienced that; it was in 2005, with the release of the first "Whispers".  In no time, I found myself on the witness stand.  Bad abhyasi with an oversized ego, I did not love Chari enough, I was causing him pain and I was doing harm to the Mission. In a word, I was accused of all the evils.

Do you have a question, a doubt?  Blame your ego. The answer does not change, it's always the same. The Whispers of Babuji, dead and buried for more than 30 years, says the same thing: "The resistance in some abhyasis sadly denotes an ego, let us hope that years of spiritual practice will bring a state of surrender to the mind."
A question, a doubt? Your ego is oversized, you must adopt a mindset of surrender, (you must) become a living-dead, as one with a dead body.

"What should be the ideal attitude of the abhyasi? According to the Master's own words: "he must be like a dead man in the hands of a funeral director." That is to say, the abhyasi should be like a dead body, free of personal desire, personal opinions and completely devoid of any resistance. Such an abhyasi is the ideal material because he offers no resistance of any kind, no more physical than mental, to the spiritual powers of the Master." 

(Chari in: "My Master")

"The easiest and surest way to achieve the goal is to surrender to the Great Master and become oneself a living-dead.  (...)  The abandonment of self is nothing but a complete state of surrender to the will of the Master, with a complete lack of interest in oneself. Remaining permanently in this condition leads to the beginning of the denial of the self.  (...) In this state a man thinks and does what the will of his master orders him.  (...) He will be completely subordinated to the will of the Master.

 (Babuji in: "The Role of the Abhyasi in Sahaj Marg")

Your ego is oversized, you have to surrender yourself in the hands of the Master, becoming a "living-dead". For that you need to perform a lot of work on your character and really surrender yourself  to the will of the Master.

This is the beginning of the state of denial of your ego, or self-neglect. Your will is subordinate to that of the Master, you do not think, and you do what the Master commands you.

You will not have any doubts or questions. They will tell you that you are participating in the egregore of Sahaj Marg, the collective entity devoid of individual egos.

This is wrong, they will simply have brainwashed you; (or gotten you to brainwash yourself) your ego has not disappeared, it will only be subordinate to that of the Master.

So,  you are an abhyasi and you wonder about your practice?  Do not tell anyone, especially do not share your doubts. Run Away! (Save yourself!) 



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.



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. 



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.


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


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 ( Siva Rama Vadlamani Mallick (Mallick VS) heads Intense Technologies since August 2009 ( 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 ( 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 ...


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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.



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?


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