As readers of this site will know, we have had concerns for many years about the apparent lack of accuracy in the tale of how Brahma Kumaris came to embrace their primary philosophy expressed
The One True God of All Religions has descended, and is setting about His task of World Transformation: through the agency of Brahma Kumaris..
We also have ongoing concerns about censorship of the Godly teachings: known as sakar murlis (1964-69), and certain avyakt murlis (1969-77). Our many requests to management to discuss and resolve these anomalies
for the benefit of the people of the world have not born fruit.
With this in mind we recently invited the leadership of Brahma Kumaris Australia, incorporated in Australia, to meet with us, each with our solicitors.
Although the nature of the discussions will not be for publication here, our concerns have been these:
Law contains broad provisions prohibiting conduct by a corporation that is considered to be misleading or deceptive or would be likely to mislead or deceive.
In that context we note that there appear to be fundamental discrepancies between the Brahma Kumaris story, as currently endorsed by Brahma Kumaris Australia, through both active denial and passive neglect, and the BK story as authenticated by original
documents in the British Library, the New York Public Library and the public library in Karachi. BKA is funded almost exclusively by members of the public, and we believe that the public has a right to full and complete knowledge about the organisation they
are contributing to. Because of management censorship and lack of disclosure regarding the story, we feel that currently they do not.
Brahma Kumaris Australia
has secure assets in excess of $20,000,000, and an annual cash income donated by members of the public of some $1,000,000, as well as further millions contributed to its tax deductible building
account.* ( BKA has tax deductible status as a 'school', though it teaches in a rather colonial style, reminiscent of British India).
We believe that BKA has a clear
responsibility to be open and transparent about its history and teachings to all past, present and future donors, and all Australian tax payers, and hope pathways to bring this about can be agreed to between the parties.
NOTE RE YOUR ENQUIRIES ABOUT PROGRESS:
OUR CONCERNS ABOUT THE BRAHMA KUMARIS BACKSTORY AS PRESENTED, AS WELL AS WITH CERTAIN MATTERS OF BKA GOVERNANCE, HAVE BEEN DOCUMENTED AND SENT TO MR HOGG AND HIS LEGAL TEAM FOR THEIR ATTENTION. THEY ARE DUE TO RESPOND BY MAY 1 2015.
MARCH 2016: WE REGARD THE RESPONSES TO THE HISTORY AND OTHER MATTERS OF GOVERNANCE THAT WE RAISED WITH BK MANAGEMENT TO BE QUITE INADEQUATE: YOU CAN READ MORE
ABOUT OUR CONCERNS AT+THE TRUMAN SHOW?
* Source: Brahma Kumaris Australia financials available online from ASIC.