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From: Don (
Subject: Re: In Reply to Joshua Pollock on January 25, 2006 at 1:36 pm:
Date: March 26, 2006 at 2:33 pm PST

In Reply to: In Reply to Joshua Pollock on January 25, 2006 at 1:36 pm: posted by don on March 21, 2006 at 3:01 pm:

Heads up Meditators

Regarding Sahaj Marg which is included in two lists in Europe (Government Committees), of "cult activity".

There are many sites and blogs in Europe testifying to the negative impact of Sahaj Marg on the family and society.

Here is page 14 of the Heart of the Lion, by Chari...

....So I repeat, the Guru is the only friend. In fact, I have said this so often, that in the Sufi philosophy, the Guru is called Friend. "The Friend is coming". Because he is the only fellow who can give his life for you. He is the only fellow, therefore, to whom you must hand over totally, a Power of Attorney....."Do with me as you think I deserve to be done with. Kick me when I have to be kicked. Beat me when I have to be beaten. Curse me when I have to be cursed. But make of me what you think I should be eventually, because only you can do it."
So once more I say this in all humility....if you must have a Master, find a fellow who is capable of, you know, throwing you around, beating you up, cutting you to pieces. Remember Parushurama's father and the stern test that young boy had to make for obedience...."Kill your Mother"...."Yes"...
He pulled out the sword and cut off her head. He said, "I am pleased with you my son. Ask for anything you want." He said, "I want my mother alive." And He said, "So be it." and she got up and walked off. The Guru is the Guru, is the Master, when you say of destiny, it means life and death. He must be the Master of your life as he must be the Master of your death.

Here is a cut from their 'Value based' spirituality taught in their school curriculum for 5-7 yrs old and incudied in 100 schools in India, according to Chari. It was available on-line and now is hidden. Access with a password only.

Story 2 - Do you know that in the olden days there were no schools as we have them today? There were teachers who lived in their ashrams. They were highly respected and students would go to them, stay with them for a few years, serve them in every way and learn from them. At the end of their study period they would offer something as their Guru Dakshina. The following story is about a boy who was eager to learn from a guru.
Jathila was the son of a poor widow. He wanted to study with a guru who lived across the forest but he was scared to go alone. His mother told him not to be scared and to call out for brother Gopal. Jathila believed in her and called out Gopal’s name when he went into the forest. Soon a cowherd appeared before him and asked him what he wanted. When he learnt about Jathila’s fears he told him not to be afraid and that he would help him. Everyday Jathila would call out to Gopal and with his escort, cross the forest. Soon the school term came to an end and Jathila was in a fix what to give his teacher as Guru dakshina. Gopal solved this problem by giving him a pot of curd. When the teacher tasted the curd, he found it so sweet and tasty that he wanted to know from where Jathila had got it. When Jathila narrated who had been helping him all these days, the teacher realized that innocent Jathila’s escort was no one else but God himself!

and then this one....


 Be friendly and not quarrelsome.
 Show your love for your friends by sharing in their joys and sorrows.
 Only people who love us and care for us criticize us by pointing out our mistakes. We must take the criticisms in the right spirit.

A way to begin

 Tell them the story of Krishna and his friend Sudama. Since most of the children may be familiar with this story, ask them questions in between or deliberately make a mistake to see how attentive they are!
 Tell them the story of how Krishna helped Arjun fight the Kurukshetra war. When Arjun declined from fighting the war because all his relatives were lined up against him. Krishna, who was Arjun’s best friend, advised Arjun and reminded him of his duties. This was how the immortal verses of Gita were born.
 The two stories show what a good friend Krishna was. He helped when it was necessary but also criticized when it was needed. Let the children understand that God, who is our best friend, does the same way. He helps us when we need his help. When we do something wrong, He reminds us of it too!

Don's Note…They seem to want to repeat the Hindu story of Arjun fighting his relatives as a duty or destiny …..Is this a preparation for the kids fighting their family to become a disciple of the Guru???? Is this a friend or a foe???? This God of theirs is much like the Christian “God with a Beard” who talks and interferes in our affairs. As we warn our kids about strangers, they talk of Gopal as "god himself"

…..Eventuallly most religions say that God had messengers “The Guru” or the “Priest”, or the Amim…..and we go on fighting wars with God on our side. Does Sahaj Marg not have any solution beside the Hindu "war" as a "destiny"? Sahaj Marg is very much the same....a religion .

According to newspaper reports, they attempted to introduce this curriculum in a small school in the southeast of France. The citizens reacted. Is that a cult or spirituality? Judge for yourself and research before getting involved....


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