Is Ching Hai initiation same as this in terms of reference to Master taking on Karma and obeying the law of the master? Also , in reference to refraining from sex and wedlock, is this also a vow to be taken when joining this group? It sounds like a very conservative approach to sex in such an area, given the type of people she may want to attract.
Also on the subject of sexuality , can anyone advise of their stance towards gays as it is not broadcasted greatly and it seems new age believers are more liberal......
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One of the 5 precepts of Ching Hai (copied from budhism) is "refrain from sexual misconduct"
Ching Hai intentionnaly appears to be very open on sexual matters. Of course if she was not, it would be difficult for her to attract people.
You can see her official speech about homosexuality here, pretty open : [www.youtube.com
Or here : [www.chinghai.org.tw
But as we demonstrated many times before in this thread, and as in many other cults, there is a gap between official speech and what is said inside the cult, to disciples (and may vary from a disciple to another depending on their "spiritual level"). For exemple, in her public conferences and her multitude of official websites, she pretends that all religions are the same, equal, and that everybody is welcome and can keep his/her belief when practicing the QuanYin Method. But in fact when you analyse the disciples speech (on forums, or direct discussion) you quickly notice that in their eyes, there's nothing spiritually higher than Ching Hai and her method, and Ching Hai is better than Jesus, Mahomet, Buddha, etc... which are, actualy, interesting but vain believes. They are only useful for Ching Hai to demonstrate that all are the same, and that she is the all-in-one. Which means that if you had to keep one belief, that would be Ching Hai.
About homosexuality, she also pretend to be very open. But is she? No she's not. In most of cults, the leader has to be as restrictive, discriminative and coercive as possible. As you can notice in the email leaked by NoMaster on April 26, 2011 [forum.culteducation.com
] . It would be hard to explain for a disciple, don't you think? Contradictory speeches are also very common in all cults in order to destabilize disciples, and break the logical thinking. Finaly, only the Master speech prevail, whatever it is, it's undiscussed.
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