Hi everyone I have been following this thread with interest for a while now as my daughter has been increasingly getting involved with this group over the last year or so.
My reason for posting now is out of concern for Cara the person who was posting here as cultreporter.
I went to the www.sif-facts.com site. It seems like Cara is in a lot of trouble with the police and recently lost a defamation lawsuit for things she said on her website. She was ordered to pay $70000 as well as hit with a court order stopping her from posting.
It seems these people will not hesitate to aggressively go after anyone who speaks out about them, it is outrageous.
I also have concerns they may go after other people like Rama because he has openly identified himself here. Rama you will have to be very careful that you don’t get caught up in this kind of thing as well.
What is so good about this forum a person can express their concerns, experiences and points of view but stay safe by staying anonymous.
Despite the disagreements some people here may have had with Cara I think it is important to offer her support. She seems to be the backbone of and in the frontline of this important battle.
I would like to propose we show that support by perhaps offering her some financial assistance, to help pay her damages or lawyers’ fees etc. what do you guys think? How could we do that? Is it something Rick Ross could be involved with? Please PM me if anyone has any ideas.
Hey, Everyone, hope all is well for you all.
Was just reading through for the first time in ages and saw this.
Just for your information, I have never once received any type of backlash of the legal variety over any of my speaking out.
Perhaps because it was largely through this website, not to mention it all being legitimate testimony. Angry, no doubt, and this sight was witness to some of my darkest moments, but I have never regretted doing what I did here.
It was a crucial step in my life that has brought me great clarity and a much deeper level of freedom.
I feel as though I don't want to waste my energy on fighting these people, life is far more wide open than that.
I appreciate everyone who does or has, I guess I just wanted to share my experiences from the past, while gladly not accumulating too many more, as the whole point has been to get free of it.
That is just my own personal orientation and I honored my instinct to stand up and speak out, I encourage anyone else to do the same.
I applaud all of you who have contributed, Cara for sure, a real warrior. I hope she is okay. It gets rough dancing with the devil, she has a lot of courage.
I lost my family over this, but they chose to cut me off, I just figured they would have a place in their lives for their son and brother despite or god forbid BECAUSE of his true feelings and nature... I guess I was naive to ascribe such a basic level of humanity to them.
Man, what a crying shame.
My door to all my friends and family remains wide open, though I would probably "die of astonishment*" if any of them came close to the damn thing short of me groveling for forgiveness after somehow erasing any trace of my dissatisfaction with the cult from existence.
*(Above phrase courtesy of the magnificent Terence McKenna)
No matter how this may seem, I LOVE YOU MUM. I LOVE YOU LAKS, even though I was screaming at you over the phone a year ago (cold bastard!), you know I can effortlessly leave all our differences aside, I think I actually demonstrated this thoroughly. You know when the time is right for you, I am your brother and will be waiting happily if you want anything.
I think that time is not as far as we may think and I know that the real things that outlive this life are the deep love and connection we share. This drama we play out here is as transitory as the flesh and just an intense catalyst for our own growth.
I am deeply connected to you both and deeply connected to all my old friends.
Especially you, Prahlad, I wish you all the best and we have shared some f**king amazing times.
I'll meet you all on the other side.
Perhaps just beyond the rapidly approaching crescendo of the fractal spiral.
"whatever the hell that means... what the f**k's this guy on about? just goes to show how crazy you get when you go out into the material world without a bonafide spiritual master."
"yeah, I know, how can you have a teacher who was not taught by someone out of disciplic succession? You gotta be linked up to lord chaitanya somewhere along the line or you're just lost, mate."
"Yeah, all these fake gurus are bloody dangerous, mate!"
"Lucky we found Srila Prapbhupada, mate, otherwise we'd be bloody stuck on the wheel of birth and death for like millions of bloody lifetimes, mate."
"Yeah, Hare bol, mate"
"Yeah, Yeah, Hare Bol, mate."
Right on, everyone, thanks for entertaining my impromptu performance.
all the best,