Re: Mooji a cult?
Date: May 11, 2020 10:33AM
It's very troubling that people in vulnerable spiritual/emotional states are being 'pressured' to stick with Moo. Surely, if their spiritual longings were calling them down a different path to Moo's, then that would also be encouraged and honored?????
Otherwise, this is sounding very much like cult indoctrination! To tell people that it is somehow 'sinful' not to stick with Moo is very manipulative and very misleading. That is a very unhealthy, potentially harmful thing to tell a person.
It sounds like it because it is. There is LOTS of indoctrination there, ceremonies, rituals, and behaviour that is completely brainwashing and ritualistic.
It is all done through emotional manipulation, you become so confused at that point about where your decisions end and sahaja/mooji begins.
Noone is walking up and saying directly to you, 'if you leave mooji your committing a sin', at that point all they have to do is urge them to 'stick with mooji throughout their awakening'. It is insinuated that by leaving before you've reached a state of enlightenment, you are straying from the (mooji) 'path'
Thats all they have to do, suggest things and confuse you more and more, until you dont know what to believe anymore, and dont trust your own decisions any more.
I saw countless, young, vulnerable women who would groveling to mooji in confusion, in a heart wrenching battle most likely with their own intuition about the whole experience, and end up AGREEING yet again, that 'master always knows what is best for us'
this isnt an exaggeration, these types of 'sayings' are communicated ALL the time there, all day, every day. They think he is actually their personal living god!! They walk around calling him god, Lord, Master, savior ALL DAY every day
Heythere101, can you tell us what happened to your friend who ended up being hospitalized in an asylum?
So about my friend, Will, I told him about this forum, when I was still trying to wake him up to the fact that this whole thing is not where to look to find Truth. He said he looked at it and did't know what to think, he's still COMPLETELY brainwashed and completely devoted to mooji, whom he thinks is his guru. Weve kept in touch this entire time (almost 5 years now, quite a while) and every single time I have talked to him he talks about how he is going to get back to mooji/satsang/sahaja somehow. He has been sectioned for 5 years by his parents, apparently you can still do that in the UK which seems crazy to me. he's 26 yrs old!! How can his parents keep him sectioned?? It makes absolutely no sense to me.
Did he have some kind of strange spiritual experience or was he subject to some kind of pressure from the Moo group, if you know of any?
I would say both of us had very strange spiritual experiences there, no convulsions, or exorcisms, but very strange nontheless. After satsangs he began to become violent and extremely angry in front of me and then apologize the next day. When he went back to England he started wandering around and stayed at these random peoples house, got kicked out. He kept acting hostile and violent towards people until his parents had him sectioned, I think he was somewhat homeless at the time. I don't know what he experienced from directly talking with devotees in sahaja, in regards to pressure.
For me I was pressured by the camp manager to stay for longer and 'finish the job'(as in 'win' my enlightenment) when I was thinking about leaving. when I told him I think i should go, he said, 'what? your just going to get on a plane tomorrow?' like it was very unrealistic, when in reality i really should've. I was running out of money, and would barely have a savings when I got back. Did they look out for my well being when they knew I had money? Of course not, they pressured me to stay "and win my enlightenment" so they could make extra money on their rent that month.
I feel there was a lot of financial pressure there.
At the campsite, I was pressured to keep a schedule with others, do chores, and was scolded like a child, if they didnt think i had completed a task good 'enough'.
There is pressure not to communicate with your family or friends and using your cell phone was very 'controversial' on the campsite. You could get internet access once a week when the camp manager brought down the router. and are also pressured to not use the internet for anything 'disruptive to satsang'
When I went back to Hawaii, which is where i'm from, I was also in a similar state as will, thankfully they don't section people there, unless it is a very extreme case, but in any case I could somewhat hold it together enough to keep a job.
I could not relate to anyone I knew there anymore and felt like a complete stranger. I felt I had been used by sahaja. I hadn't beeb 'good' enough and had a miserable self esteem at this time.
I was angry at everyone and everything, hated myself, and was also, like a person in a previous post had written, extremely horny?? haha and was watching porn, and masturbating fervently, which was very out of character for me.
It was very weird, I actually became convinced I was possessed by demons. And honestly, it still sort of feels like that's what happened. I dont know, there was a very dark demonic feel to what I experienced when I left sahaja. The world outside of sahaja seemed grotesque and demonic, like your in hell all the time, suffocating. I can't explain it, I thought I was being punished for leaving for not being good enough to stay there. That is what it felt like, it was genuinely terrifying.
Like you could see through the motives of all the people in the world and how disturbing and dark everything was, how much worse the world was than you could ever imagine
I started going down this rabbit hole of conspiracy theories and becoming terrified for my life. I started going insane in a way.
Interestingly, it did open my eyes to a lot of things about this life/world that are being hidden and silenced, much like they are in sahaja
I made a conscious choice to leave sahaja and mooji, so in some way I believed I was being punished for that.