A TALE OF TWO WEBSITES...

Kim Wainer is the new youthful face of BKA, see her on the BKA website screen shot below. An accomplished dancer and acrobat of note, she is a seminal part of 'The Movement Collective'.
Kim has been with the BKs for many years. Intelligent and talented, she has developed a fine career.

BRAHMA KUMARIS AUSTRALIA: THE NEW WEBSITE.

Brahma Kumaris Australia, has a new website. Colourful and skilfully presented, the site promotes a refocussed 'New Age  Makeover' for the high demand religion of Brahma Kumaris : a look best described as BK LITE:  LITE on the controversial philosophy...LITE on the true backstory....and no mention  that BKA is big business, Australian Public Company ACN 132 195 883, with a $1,000,000 plus annual income (ref ASIC), and generous tax concessions for the company schools.++BKA FINANCIAL 2016

But somewhat disrespectfully we feel, the website does not reference the crucial role of founder Lekraj Kripalani ( Brahma Baba), nor does it touch on the BK core message to humanity, that God has arrived and is even now speaking directly to the world from the BKWSU ashram in India!Crying

The website makes a particular visual appeal to young people: BKA stakeholders are rapidly aging, and BKA retreat centres  are more like retirement homes for the elderly BK students: most residents are over 60, some in their 80's: though the centres certainly provide pleasant places to enjoy a busy semi retirement, and the public are warmly welcomed to the frequent  BK service programs. 

It can be argued that by continuing to deny crucial foundational aspects of their history, and redacting the teachings, Brahma Kumaris is continuing, as the new website makes apparent, to attract followers by stealth.Confused

 

www.brahmakumarisresearch.org: the informative academic site.

The founder with original BKs in Sindh.The true story of how the BK 'knowledge' developed is kept strictly under wraps by the group.

 

 

The genuine BK story continues to be hidden and denied by BK leadership. Below is an online post referencing this from the moderator of the website www.brahmakumarisresearch.org

BRAHMA KUMARIS

History and Research

 

DECLARATION
Since original documents were found in the British Library in 2007 there has been an honest endeavour by scholars and historians to discover, authenticate and celebrate the earliest days of the Brahma Kumaris, ‘Om Mandli' through a systematic and thorough review of its history.
Om Mandli was a revolution in the North West Frontier of the 1930s, particularly with regard to its role in the liberation of women and recognising their capacities as true spiritual leaders. The founder was a social rebel, a hero to many, and the spiritual teachings of that time are profound. 
In 2012, senior managers within the Brahma Kumaris requested a "book-length" treatment of the history. This website was started as an initial attempt to organise and make sense of the history in preparation for writing the manuscript. The aim was to have a living and dynamic webpage that would allow for updates, edits and changes. It would also allow the history to be available to critique, comments and open review from scholars, students within the movement, and members of the public. The vision was for the site to be an authenticated celebration of the Brahma Kumaris' history, and as such would be supported by the organisation. This was the assurance.
However, this has not been the case.
Due to ongoing disagreement between scholars and researchers, and senior BK administrators, regarding documented events and philosophical developments within the Brahma Kumaris' history, this site remains unacknowledged by the organisation. Therefore, Brahma Kumaris Research will continue but as a wholly independent site without any alliance with the organisation. 
Our hope is that - sometime in the  future - the history of this remarkable community will be given the open anthropological deliberation it deserves, and will be embraced by senior administrators within the Brahma Kumaris World Spiritual University. 
All primary source materials used in this website are still available here.   
Om Shanti

 

 

 

 

 

 
 

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HELENTODAY | Reply 07.08.2015 00.33

cont'd ...Time is ripe for wider still personal reading to understand the yagya's position esp. within India's political revolution underway in 18/19 centuries

HelenToday | Reply 07.08.2015 00.28

The website www.brahmakumarisresearch.org was an historical treasure trove for me and I loved to read each new posting. Now is time for more... cont'd

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