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White Washing Yoga -- India Currents Magazine
Posted by: corboy ()
Date: August 08, 2017 04:19AM

Whitewashing Yoga


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Why the best cult recruiters are people we already trust
Posted by: corboy ()
Date: September 10, 2017 12:23AM

The best recruiters are people you already trust. And the best recruiters
are not pushy - enthusiastic.

They are sincerely enthusiastic.

And this sincerity is attractive and appealing.

But sincerity does not in itself prove anything. It is
like sweet tasting substances.

We are wired to seek out the taste of sweetness.

But...sweetness can mask the taste of poison.

Those you trust who are sincerely, may without their knowledge have had
their sincerity co-opted by indoctrination experts (calling themselves
gurus, teachers, leaders, masters) to serve an agenda of deceit.

These trusted friends, coworkers, a teacher at your children's school, lovers, relatives, even in some
cases, yoga teachers or therapists -- they will be unaware that
their newfound feeling of salvation and transformation has been produced
a set of stimuli deployed by a dishonest group or guru, who are adept at manipulating the neurochemistry of trustful persons.

Those persons you trust do not feel exploited, even though
they are being exploited without being aware of it.

You are therefore unlikely to research this leader and group your
sincere, radient friend is involved with.

Even if you do learn alarming information about this group, you
may feel afraid to compromise a valued relationship by taking this
seriously. You may persuade yourself that this is obsolete
information, that it is about a different sect from the one your
friend is in.

You become an enabler for your friend by making these excuses to yourself.

You will not be aware that when you have this kind of fear, a fear that silences you, that this is a danger sign in the context of any relationship.

The most effective recruiters for a cult do not know that they and their
sincerity are being pimped by their group.

Pimped to to recruit for their guru or group via their existing relationship networks.

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Re: The downside of yoga
Posted by: Alex45 ()
Date: November 13, 2017 11:11AM

History has shown the vicious cycle of anything good: it starts, it catches fire, it spreads far and wide from hype and super hype. with super hype is the evolvement of the good thing. different techniques, applications, combinations etc. People catch the hype fever, some overdo it. Some people get harmed by the wrong application or wrong combination or whatever. Then that mistaken use gets a bad rap, catches fire, spreads far and wide and a blanket of bad is then thrown over what was originally good.
Take water, for instance. It’s good for you, indispensable to life. But water can kill, too.
Therefore, don’t be carried away by everything you read, see, hear. Not all may be true. In fact many have an ounce of truth blown out of proportions. Investigate. The moral of the story is: moderation, prudence, guidance, discretion.

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