Great article by Freinacht.
] thanks corboy for posting this link
It is my opinion that the greatest fault of moo is that he overemphasizes the absolute and our subjective relation with (or identity as) the absolute (i put the ingroup terminology in brackets). He Does this very consistently, also with Regard to himself, which is why It seems to Some people that he is inflating himself with god. Secondly, he argues that a path of devotional surrender is a helpfull path for Some people (Beings) , while a more philosophical of scientific path is more suited for others.
The combination of him emphasizing our identity with pure consiousness, i would argue that this identity is What heidegger calls dasein, the being that we are with the capacity and defining characteristic to understand its own being, combined with his acceptance of devotional surrender as a proper mode of spiritual pursuit, and also room for magical thinking by himself and his followers are What make it look like a cult. I must say however that throughout Reading the entirety of this thread, i am not convinced that mooji classifies as a destructive cult. Sure he is being worshipped by his followers, he has many flaws in his teaching approach in my opinion an many others, also Some people suffer negative consequenses especially in that they trend to withdraw from the world. But i am not convinced that this is the intended outcome by mooji, he often also explicitly advises not to give up Your job or make hasty decisions with enlightening experience. One of Sahara71 main points is that his satsangs are trance inducing and should come with Some from of warming, which i also find a reasonable complaint that should be taken seriously.
Also i am sure that he is pretty much in charge of the whole operation, and that he gets angry from time to time.
But is the organization geared toward exploiting followers? Is it destructive in any meaningful and structural way? I DONT think so, i am not at all convinced.
In that case Mooji is NOT A destructive cult!
I am sorry if i sound like an apologist, i guess i take up that role now, but honestly i am just trying to be true and fair.
Even reports from those who live or lived at Sahaja seem just to confirm that social dynamics around moo are cultlike because he is being worshipped but that he is a human being after all, i don’t feel they show malicious intent or coercion. Please correct me if Im wrong.
Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 11/19/2018 07:28PM by SadGame.