Re: Mooji a cult?
Posted by: Sahara71 ()
Date: April 24, 2020 09:55AM
Further to my last post, I would like to provide some specific examples of how cult indoctrination operates within the Mooji group. Please bare in mind that these techniques are subtle.... it is entirely possible to watch Moo in action and take everything he says at face value and not feel that you are being slowly indoctrinated. If it were obvious, then I suggest that it wouldn't be as effective!
Refer to the recent Moo video:
1.38 Straight up, Mooji deliberately confuses the word ‘eye’ with the pronoun ‘I’. He says that you are in the ‘eye of the storm' and you are the 'I' in the storm. This is a common trance inducing tactic – and here the trance sequence goes on for a while.
Mooji takes what was already a metaphor - 'the eye of the storm' - meaning presumably that the person is in a calm place while the world is in upheaval around them, due to Covid 19. He doesn't bother with the meaning that the student implied, but turns the phrase into an opportunity to confuse the viewers with 'I' and 'eye'.
4.00 Moo makes it very personal- he makes a lot of eye contact with the camera. He's talking to the person who wrote the letter, but we feel he is talking to us, personally. All the eye contact gives us a false sense of emotional intimacy. He is pointing at the camera, to make his point. If we are alone and lacking company in this crisis, we could easily become vulnerable to listening to this. He is still playing on the word 'I' and it's becoming confusing.
This corresponds to point 2, in my last post, where I wrote: There are things that are vague and could have double meanings.
Now he starts talking up the viewer, almost praising us for being clam and transcendent - this is going to give us a dopamine hit! The reward centers in our brains are going to light up.
He says: “Fear will engulf our self-image.” He is identifying with the letter-writer but he is turning it around a bit. The student who wrote the letter does not want to be fearful, but Moo is saying that fear is good, because it will destroy the false self. Hold on, fear is meant to be unpleasant, isn't it? But Moo is telling us that our fear is a good thing?
8.38 He plays on the phrase "mind-field" and then confuses it with "minefield". They are two very different things, but they sound similar, don't they? The implication is that you mind is a minefield and therefore very dangerous. This is trance; it's confusing but you don't know why. It's only when you write it down that it becomes more obvious. Moo wants us to believe that our own minds are dangerous - 'don't trust your own mind.'
17.44 Just jumping ahead a little... Moo is pointing at the camera and saying "you will find great strength!" Another dopamine hit for the viewer! He sounds so sure of himself. What? Is he psychic? Maybe we won't find any strength at all - how the heck would he know? He goes on to say that 'feeling alone in the world' is not a bad thing - well, it's not bad for Moo, is it? Because it means we will probably be watching more of his videos.....
(Actually, there are concrete things you can do when you feel alone - like phone up a friend or a relative that you haven't spoken to for a while.)
20.35 Here is one of the most disturbing things in the video. Moo says that at Monte Sahaja they have a policy: "Live as though you have no rights or entitlements."
He says that if you give up the expectation of having rights, then you will be more grateful for what you do have. OK, well, the way he says it, it sounds kind of convincing, and by now everyone is confused and tranced-out, anyway, so they just might buy it. But if you give up you rights and entitlements, wont that make you open to being exploited by...I don't know... a cult, maybe????
I mean, do you also get to give up all your responsibilities at the same time? Do you not have to lift a finger there at Monte Sahaja? Just laze around eating tofu and drinking organic chai and being fanned by someone wielding a peacock feather fan? Is that how it works?
But, anyway, make up your own mind, peoples. This is just my take on things and is food for thought.