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by actuallythere
Wed Mar 27, 2013 6:11 pm
Forum: General discussion of SES
Topic: Rules, regulations, and directions made in SES/SOP/SFSK
Replies: 31
Views: 26848

Re: Rules, regulations, and directions made in SES/SOP/SFSK

"Do not criticize."

How did they say one should respond to wrongdoing, in that case?

For example, would they really say murder should not be criticized?
by actuallythere
Fri Mar 22, 2013 6:35 am
Forum: The Australian and NZ schools
Topic: SFSK Devotee
Replies: 164
Views: 86780

Re: SFSK Devotee

Hello enlightened, You have indeed raised a really interesting topic, you wrote: I posed a simple question: Are the spiritual practices enough to deal with your "stuff", or does one need therapy as well and previously In the spiritual sense all this "stuff" is the result of 'karm...
by actuallythere
Tue Mar 19, 2013 7:34 am
Forum: The Australian and NZ schools
Topic: SFSK Devotee
Replies: 164
Views: 86780

Re: SFSK Devotee

MW, Ella, Dr Allan, Thanks all for your clarification. This points to something I've always wondered, a thought prompted by observations of the behavior of SES members: How does one simultaneously aspire to the reward of being a better person who has attained a state of higher spiritual progress, wi...
by actuallythere
Mon Mar 18, 2013 7:55 pm
Forum: The Australian and NZ schools
Topic: SFSK Devotee
Replies: 164
Views: 86780

Re: SFSK Devotee

@MW I'm very curious about this paragraph you wrote: Students are told that the “sacred” mantra they’ve been given has the unique effect of “drilling down” through the layers of ego, clearing away the “sanskaric” material (the results of past improper actions) as it goes down. But the deeper layers ...
by actuallythere
Mon Mar 11, 2013 3:44 pm
Forum: General discussion of SES
Topic: Nothing Wrong with SES
Replies: 49
Views: 38576

Re: Nothing Wrong with SES

StallatSES, Yes, self-deception is at the heart of the matter, and the reasons for it are often (possibly always) answered by personal psychology. Anecdote for you: one SES member gave a speech on why they are a member, it was all about how wretched they once felt about themselves, that they hated t...
by actuallythere
Thu Mar 07, 2013 9:16 pm
Forum: Cults and religious organisations generally
Topic: The Family Survival Trust
Replies: 3
Views: 8014

Re: The Family Survival Trust

Dr Alan, I quite agree. Personally I don't use the c-word, partly for this very reason. I've posted the links for interest - not because I agree with all the content. Guess you'd concur there is a distinction between (i) religions and (ii) spiritual groups that say they are not religions. One is mor...
by actuallythere
Thu Mar 07, 2013 6:06 am
Forum: Cults and religious organisations generally
Topic: The Family Survival Trust
Replies: 3
Views: 8014

Re: The Family Survival Trust

http://www.familysurvivaltrust.org/info.php?page=how_cults_operate How cults operate Over many years of experience, The Family Survival Trust has become aware of the wide variety of techniques employed by cults to win power, money and influence. We learn much of this through interested and aware mem...
by actuallythere
Thu Mar 07, 2013 5:45 am
Forum: Cults and religious organisations generally
Topic: The Family Survival Trust
Replies: 3
Views: 8014

The Family Survival Trust

http://www.familysurvivaltrust.org/info.php?page=what_cults_are What cults are A cult is not necessarily a religious group, although religious cults are common, including breakaway sects from more mainstream faiths. Cults can also take the form of therapeutic, commercial, educational, self-help, pse...
by actuallythere
Thu Mar 07, 2013 5:40 am
Forum: General discussion of SES
Topic: Nothing Wrong with SES
Replies: 49
Views: 38576

Re: Nothing Wrong with SES

Dear StillatSES Thank you for the reply. Certainly, my questions are for you to do with as you please and there is no pressure for you to answer them to anyone other than yourself. I'm really impressed with your perseverance, your positive assertiveness with your tutor, and your candor here. Never h...
by actuallythere
Fri Mar 01, 2013 5:49 pm
Forum: General discussion of SES
Topic: Nothing Wrong with SES
Replies: 49
Views: 38576

Re: Nothing Wrong with SES

Hello StillatSES, How have you been keeping in the last few weeks since we last heard from you? You mentioned about time commitment, which is a theme everyone familiar with SES can relate to. I once looked at it in comparison to religious observance. In my observation it is standard for SES members ...
by actuallythere
Sun Feb 24, 2013 9:57 am
Forum: Cults and religious organisations generally
Topic: Codependency and narcissism
Replies: 0
Views: 9450

Codependency and narcissism

For interest: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Codependency A subject definitely worth considering, and researching deeper for further reading, in the context of trying to explain what egotistical rewards people were drawn to in SES. It also supports the view that one cannot entirely blame the leadershi...
by actuallythere
Sun Feb 03, 2013 4:30 pm
Forum: General discussion of SES
Topic: Nothing Wrong with SES
Replies: 49
Views: 38576

Re: Nothing Wrong with SES

Dear Stillat, Thank you very much for replying. In my view you are being very honest and therefore strong. I recommend you continue on the simple course of inquiry and analysis, it is no more nor less than that. As far as I'm concerned the one certainty you can be sure of, and trust, is that there i...
by actuallythere
Sun Feb 03, 2013 11:57 am
Forum: General discussion of SES
Topic: Nothing Wrong with SES
Replies: 49
Views: 38576

Re: Nothing Wrong with SES

@StillatSES

You may be busy at the moment, but it has occurred to me that you've had four days to reply to my good faith response to your comments, which I wrote to you with care and respect.

Please respond to my reply as soon as it is convenient for you to do so.

Kind regards,

AT
by actuallythere
Wed Jan 30, 2013 2:53 am
Forum: General discussion of SES
Topic: Nothing Wrong with SES
Replies: 49
Views: 38576

Re: Nothing Wrong with SES

@Earlgrey

I respectfully disagree. StaillatSES's contributions are helpful to us all and I for one will encourage them as much as possible. If you think it through a little more, I've a hunch you might see why - but there's no need to spell it out.

Best regards

AT
by actuallythere
Tue Jan 29, 2013 3:11 pm
Forum: General discussion of SES
Topic: Nothing Wrong with SES
Replies: 49
Views: 38576

Re: Nothing Wrong with SES

Stillat SES - would you agree that you could appear to others to be breaking your own rules? Because (i) you're communicating with people who've left SES, and (ii) you are being very negative indeed - about this forum. Is this negativity not the very poison that you allege is held in others? As to y...

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