Krishna group in Hawaii
Date: May 28, 2005 02:25PM
I've noticed many posters on this forum seem to be having a hard time getting a grasp on “Chris Butler’s Group.” The reason is, there is no “Group.”
What you really have is lots of different individuals who are trying to apply the teachings of the Bhagavad-Gita in their personal lives. These individuals, being of like mind and following a similar philosophy in life, get together and chant or meditate together, etc. as is the traditional method of bhakti yoga. However they have their own bank accounts, finances, houses, families, etc., etc. they also have their own opinions and attitudes about different things, as is natural since we’re all individuals.
From the things I’ve read that Bonnie has written, I suspect she’s one of those people who tried to “join” Butler’s group, but the “group” was not something she could join. Basically joiners don’t like Jagad Guru’s teachings. They want to be able to go to a temple or commune and have somebody fix all their problems for them, financially, emotionally and spiritually. That may or may not be the case with Bonnie and if it’s not I apologize for saying I suspect it is. But in any case, it does hold true for many people, that they are really looking for a cult to join and Jagad Guru refuses to provide it for them.
I remember a quote from Jagad Guru which basically went, “If you want to join a team, go join a baseball team or the boy scouts or some cult. If however, you want to learn the science of identity, then you are welcome to listen, learn and apply.”