Monday, November 23, 2009

Sahaj Marg Groupies! SRCM Defines their "FOLLOWERS"!

Taken and Translated from an article by Alexis on Elodie's Blog in Europe: Pour Que Vive Le Sahaj Marg. The title of the Article is: Les Groupies, Fans de la Star

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Monday, November 23, 2009

The groupies, Fans of the "Star"!

Ferdinand Wulliemier, preceptor of Sahaj Marg and Swiss psychiatrist, conducted a study that he related at the Symposium on Medicine in the Third Millennium of January 19, 1997 (as Chari and Santosh Khanjee were registering their schism from SRCM (Shahjahanpur), in San Luis Obispo, California, and the SMRTI (Sahaj Marg Research and Training Institute) in Austin, Texas, USA.
SRCM (Shahjahanpur) is the society founded in 1945 by Babuji, and now managed by his family and presided by his grandson( Navneet Kumar Saxena) : "It covers a population of 54 persons for a period of 8 years between 1988 and 1996. These 54 persons were patients that I followed personally as a psychotherapist and who either began to meditate or were meditating already under the system of Sahaj Marg Yoga (...)

Who are these people who are involved in a spiritual practice from a sociological perspective? Almost three quarters are women. They are between 18 and 80 years, rarely more, with a maximum between 35 and 50 years. This allows a link with the "mid-life crisis "spoken of by CG Jung, which he placed at approximately 35 years. What are their socio-cultural and professional backgrounds? Almost everyone seems represented, but there is an over-representation of care-givers, and teachers also, but to a lesser extent, and perhaps artists.

What is their evolutionary level, that is to say at what level of psychological functioning can one connect them when they start to meditate? Let me say first that according to that estimate, almost a quarter had psychotherapy before beginning a spiritual practice. A sizable minority of them, about 30% are people called "unstructured". If I take the usual psychiatric classification one will include borderline personality, and borderline-neurotic and borderline pre-psychotic (...)".

Almost three quarters of the followers (of Sahaj Marg) are women, says Wulliemier.
After verification, this is the case in Europe. The proportion decreases gradually as one climbs the hierarchy: two thirds of the preceptors and only half of the vice presidents (...of National SRCM societies. The "women vice-presidents" have no political power as the majority of the Boards of Directors of the national SRCM's are "non-residents" men, loyal to Chari. See this article on this blog: SRCM (Canada) and Sahaj Marg Finances... See also: SRCM and the United Nations) are women, a committee of the chairman (President and Master) is 100% male and with a Master President who can never be a woman, according to Rajagopalachari. In contrast, in India, the proportion is reversed and there is no more than a quarter of preceptors who are women.

The divorce between India and the West is evident, the population of Sahaj Marg is clearly divided in two, both socially and psychologically. On one side, a world still very much patriarchal with Indian preceptors attracted by the lights of power and money, where Rajagopalachari's approach is to integrate a network of well placed political and financial circles hitherto inaccessible, in the hope of enjoying personal providential benefits. On the other, a Western world largely dominated by women of middle age, often single, separated or divorced, spinsters or single mothers in a very egocentric quest for emotional balance.

Ferdinand Wulliemier tells us that all professions are represented, although some are more prevalent. There are actually almost no labourers or farmers. Spirituality does not motivate the primary sector of production, but it invades the service sectors or the creative sector, especially the personal services sector. The medical and para-medical world such as education and training, personal development, welfare or artistic creation are swarmed by the followers of Sahaj Marg. A quick explanation, perhaps simplistic, they (the human resources and service sector) are more than the others in direct contact with anything that produces human misery, and therefore are more likely to succumb to the lure of a spiritual well-being.

Ferdinand Wulliemier also tells us that nearly one third of the followers are unstructured personalities, "borderline" in psychiatric language, and have had psychotherapy. So much so that Rajagopalachari already expressed concern in December 1992: "(...) our tutors (preceptors) must be very careful when accepting new abhyasis to ensure they do not have people here who can not be helped. I 'm especially referring to people who have mental problems, and underwent treatment in psychiatric hospitals or offices. Cases like this are becoming more frequent (...)."

In 2008, Ajay Kumar Bhatti also noticed it, and was surprised because "many European tutors have problems with depression." Things were not arranged. And yet, the training manual for preceptors said that "(...) the transmission can exacerbate the mental problems of such persons and in some cases even lead to suicidal tendencies." Indian followers confirm that meditation with Sahaj Marg has caused them hallucinations, manic-depressive problems or even madness.

On May 14, 2009, Ferdinand Wulliemier makes a presentation before the 20th Congress GRAAP (Groupe Romand Home and Psychiatric Action) in Lausanne, saying essentially that depression is an opportunity to transcend the evolutionary stages to merge with the divine .

Clearly, adepts recruited by the Shri Ram Chandra Mission are often psychologically fragile people, meditation can enhance their psychological problems to madness or suicide, but that is seen as an opportunity to better achieve the ultimate goal of Sahaj Marg and thus to cure the depression. In other words, one enters Sahaj Marg depressed, meditation increases the depression, but if you follow the instructions to the letter, it cures the depression.

The countless letters sent to the Master by the adepts, show their incredible personal, family, and social emotional distress. In this sense they are a good sample of the collateral damage caused by the modern world. Rather than seeking solutions to their discomfort in the defects of society itself, fighting to make a change, they turn to inner spiritual solution promised by Rajagopalachari, definitely excluding themselves from the outside world.

Sahaj Marg sets the ultimate goal of merging with the divine, provided one obeys and serves the Master of everything, and for all.
That's what they call involutive evolution, the invertendo, where the master becomes the father, mother, etc.. Solely focused on their troubles, the adepts focus exclusively on their relationship with the master. The way to achieve the ultimate goal becomes more important than the merger with the Divine. This helps to forget the worries and frustrations of everyday adult and to find the freshness and insouciance of childhood, a regression to the years of innocence where the practitioner had only to adore her dad
. The means have replaced the end.

The proponents have therefore transformed Sahaj Marg into a solution to their egocentric malaise, a delicate balance in which Rajagopalachari serves as their psychological crutch. Sahaj Marg has nothing to do with spirituality, it has become a simple research technique for wellness within, based on total surrender to a Master who asks only that.

The Christian religion promises "Paradise" after death, failing to promise it on earth, thus legitimizing all their abuses. Sahaj Marg helps one to live in a very imperfect society, by replacing the legitimate revolt against the outside world with an "interior" pseudo solution. To change one's self becomes more important than changing or improving the world. Without saying it, Sahaj Marg helps in its own way, to legitimize the abuses of our world. Religion was the opiate of the people. Sahaj Marg and Rajagopalachari are "Opiates" also.


See also:

SRCM, Astrology, and Therapies of All Kinds (Same Psychiatrist as above, and his daughter)
Worshipping False Gods (A Testimonial) (Abhasi blames his mental problems on Spiritual group (un-named through fear??)

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