Sects

One topic of Swami Ji's blog is sects - their behaviour, their people and their dangers. Unfortunately spiritual seekers often get drawn to sects because of their promises, their organization, their group feeling and several other reasons. However their man...

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Yesterday I wrote that the caste system comes from Hinduism and that there are sects like ISKCON in which people also support this system, inadvertently or not, by their actions. It is wrong to do this, it is wrong to support a wrong system. I think everyone who re... Read More

Tags: Followers , Religion , Sects , Personal statement , Iskcon , Osho

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School Girls at the Ashram
There is another topic that the local newspapers have been writing about in the last days and which I thought I would like to share with you, too. In Farrukhabad, in our state U.P., about 300 kilometers from here, a group of local people entered an Ashram, the Adhy... Read More

Tags: Guru , Religion , Sects , Crime

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Sex in Sects
A few days ago I wrote about polygamy after hearing of a sect leader in the US who had several wives who were not even adult. Of course I thought a bit more about the connections of sex and religion and the concept of polygamy. I noticed that there seems to be alwa... Read More

Tags: Religion , Sects , Sex , Tantra , Celibacy , Islam , Hinduism , Iskcon , Polygamy

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Abuse in Sects
Recently I came across an article online in which I for the first time read about Warren Jeffs, the leader of the polygamist sect ‘Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints’ in America. He has recently been convicted for sexual assault ... Read More

Tags: Religion , Sects , Sex , Abuse , Polygamy

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Children growing up in Sects
I have been writing about children and religions, saying that children should have the freedom of choice. When thinking about this, I could not help but wonder what happens to children whose parents are involved in a sect? The plain answer is: these children ha... Read More

Tags: Children , Followers , Guru , Mind , Religion , Sects , Rituals , Freedom , God , Society , Vrindavan , Abuse , Iskcon , Manipulation , Priest , Rules

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