Re: The Cornerstone is out of place.
Re: The Cornerstone is out of place. -- koeeaddi Post Reply Top of thread Forum
Posted by: Will
02/27/2003, 19:58:51

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K,

Your post is a pleasure to read. You make some glaringly apparent and unassailable points about Prem Rawat and the path he prescribes.

Rawat's power is limited, far below the voltage level required to really make any positive mark in this world. He simply cannot be taken seriously in any arena other than the small personality cult that surrounds him. Even in his own environment, his status is nothing but a shared hallucination. The guru-figure's power is only possible because of the mystery of life and human ignorance and gullibility. Rawat's students are all weaklings willing to subjugate their own power for the comfort of a father figure. Outside of this small circle of idiotic sycophants, Mr. Rawat is a laughing stock. And the premies know that.

The main point here is Rawat's incapacity to actually bring forth something of value to today's society. The truth of the matter is that he has no hope of making any real contribution. Therefore, his message of his talks is narrowed down to the only thing he has to offer: the supposed self-fulfillment of personal enlightenment. But even on the level of religion, his main message is very problematic because of the extreme vagueness about what Knowledge actually is. Most gurus maintain enlightenment for a select few, but Rawat's efforts to make Knowledge palatable to mainstream sensibilities is doomed to absolute failure. What human beings need in today's society, and in any society, is not those four meditation techniques, a leader such as Mr. Rawat, and the values that he espouses.

The values that are actually needed, which are beyond Rawat's power and his own experience, are such things as openness, honesty, full-disclosure, obeying the laws, earning an honest living, being self-supporting, offering your services to the needs of society, helping the less fortunate, making peace, making strong commitments to family and friends, offering love and inspiration, being available and relatable to all cultures, promoting the health of the planet, bringing people together in love, overcoming the boundaries of cultish thinking and religious intolerance, affirming life as we know it, finding wholeness in the individual by an acceptance of the dual nature of man - both mind and heart, and all such other values that could be listed here.

The premies all say that they cannot judge the master. As soon as a premie allows himself to judge the master, Rawat is easily seen as far from masterful. He is a weak man, living an impossible dream.

These are just some thoughts that your post brought up, K, but I did not really understand the first part of your post about your premie friend. Was there some sort of mutual understanding between you and your old friend? And the point about living a separate life of no action - was that something that she saw as lacking in the premie life?







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