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Take care of yourself. You're like an escaped POW.Cults Inside Out
by Rick ROss may be very helpful. It is very tempting to
be down on oneself for getting involved with an abusive lama, guru, etc.
* You were NOT told what you'd be in. These people usually wait until you are emotionally and socially invested before they show their true colours.
* Often, we are recruited through people we love and trust, very often at times when we are in low spirits, new in town, in the mood to do major changes.
* What distinguishes a cult from an ordinary relationship is deceit and how the cult makes it difficult to leave by boosting what are called the 'exit costs'. In non cultic groups, churches, relationships, you don't have severe exit costs. When exit costs are low or non existent, it is so much easier to entertain doubts and to decide "He's an arsehole, I'm leaving."Cults Inside Out
covers all this and much more.
If you want a morale booster, there is a discussion thread
started by former disciples of a female so called tantric guru named
Uma Inder. Many of them reported being utterly drained and terrorized.
Over a couple of years, they came together, compared what they'd witnessed. Since then, there has been increasing public scrutiny of this person. A very heartening example.
If you have not been to a physician in awhile, it can be wise to have
a check up to ensure you don't have hypertension, blood sugar troubles, etc.
Just in case you get any dodgy messages in CEI's private mail, please
send a copy of the offending text to Mr. Rick Ross, moderator and owner of
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There've been some earlier discussions about this gentleman.
If the guy who "ordained" Peter Young was the Penor Rinpoche now deceased who was throne holder of the Palyul lineage of the Nyingma sect of Tibetan Buddhism,
this Penor was a very poor judge of character.
Penor Rinpoche disastrously talent spotted Catherine Zeoli Burroughs as being a tulku, giving her the name Jetsunma Akhon Lamo. Jetsunma became a greedy, money hungry guru, abusive to her followers.
Sources: The Buddha From Brooklyn by Martha Sherrill
Penor Rinpoche infamously recognized actor Steven Segal as a tulku.
Segal needs to go to charm school.
Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 05/29/2018 08:25AM by corboy.