Lekraj Kirpalani (1884-1969) founder of Brahmakumaris. A welthy jeweller, pictured here shortly before he gave up his business in the early 1940's.
This site is supportive of Brahma Kumaris aims, while at the same time seeking to encourage leadership to build a more open relationship with its supporters.
And we think that the public deserves straighter talk on the BKWSU websites than is currently provided: for instance appeals are made for funds on the Australian BK website++BKA FINANCIAL 2016 while no mention is made on the website of the extremely controversial BKWSU core philosophy. +=BK LITE WEBSITE!
: A BRAVE AND CONTENTIOUS TALE
Brahma Kumaris World Spiritual University presents to the world an audacious Descent of God story : a tale which has a fine if highly contentious logic about
it, and draws on a reality founded in Indian mythology, or Indian reality depending on your point of view.
BKWSU core belief is that the incorporeal God of all Religions speaks to them exclusively and directly (though the three decade process of BK
acquiring that understanding is disputed by BK historian Dr Wendy Sargent and others). This belief is, of course, either dismissively outrageous, or the most important
event in world history: history being understood by Brahma Kumaris as a 5,000 year ever repeating cycle. It is appropriate that the world should be accurately informed about the how and why of this momentous event : especially as God continues
to speak to His children, by implication all of humanity, from the Brahmakumaris ashram in Rajasthan,India.
We will do our best to bring clarity
to some contentious issues, drawing on original BKWSU documents, almost hidden from followers for half a century, and reevaluating BKWSU's own publications and statements. Note that BK's generally refer to God as Shiva, or Shiv Baba,
though for many years adherents considered BKWSU founder Lekraj Kripalani, known as Prajapati God Brahma from 1937-1960, and then to be The One True God.
THE BKWSU TODAY
Brahmakumaris, always a controversial organisation, with an audacious philosophy, has been in existence since the late1930's.
The organisation has expanded rapidly in India, with more than 800,000 adherents. And in over 100 countries outside India BKWSU has a presence, and a few thousand students, as well as VIP supporters
in politics, business, religion and the arts. BKWSU is an NGO, affiliated with ECOSOC at the United Nations. Many people, including ourselves, have gained much from our asssociation with the group : others have suffered. We feel
the institution now needs to deeply look at itself 'from the inside out', because, lIke any heirarchical organisation, after a time the balance of Power and Deference begins to play out in less than positive
ways. Especially we feel, since the passing of Dadi Prakashmani
GOD AND TIME'S CYCLE
For the BKs, there is a clear rationale in their beliefs, as God resolves mysteries, or so it is believed, that have puzzled the world for some 2500 years. He descends, speaking through a human 'chariot' and gives us the
impetus and means to transform our lives, and so the world. He (sic) comes toward the end of every Time Cycle to do this very thing, which is why He has been remembered as the creator, well re-creator we would say, telling His children
how to bring the world back to its original 'Heaven on Earth' condition of myth, from the present 'Hell on Earth', through 'remembrance' or 'yoga' with Him. This process is considered by BKWSU to be only path to transform negative
human traits, and BK souls will become SuperPureSouls, able to transform a dark and divided world into a SuperPure World : The Garden of Eden, expected to follow an often predicted, and still soon expected, Huge World Destruction, as the eternal time
cycle continues its progression from order into chaos and back again through its 5,000 year period (see BKWSU graphic below).
As a long time BK stakeholder, who has supported Brahmakumaris
for many years, I have launched this site to bring you, as best I can, something of the deeper reality of the strangely fascinating Brahmakumaris tale, including its all important foundational Karachi story, as well some of the less attractive sides of the
organisation which remain hidden from its followers who donate large amounts money to the religion. We will also share aspects of our own experience.
Topics that we
engage with are on the side menu, and we add to them frequently.
BK Dr Wendy Sargent+DR WENDY SARGENT, appointed by management, who hoped she would give the fake
tale an acceptable gloss, was forthright in her criticism of the fictional backstory in her (unreleased) 2010 Report to BK Leadership:
story is quite different. Sensitivity to criticism of the Brahma Kumaris need not cause us to water down the story and make it seem much less than it is'.
We agree friends...
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