You are putting some extremely important on-the-ground info into this thread. There seems to be quite a number of people reading this thread, as many are having serious doubts about Chinghai and what she is doing.
For those on the inside of the group, its important to realize that in fact what Master Chinghai is doing, is not original at all. Not just things like the 5 Precepts, but all these other things she is doing, are literally "cult 101" methods.
- FEAR: Using end of the world fears. That is a common technique. It makes the followers afraid, and they will follow the sects leader, and work for free 18 hrs a day, give up all their money, sell their houses, or whatever it takes. Using FEAR to control and unify people is a basic technique, and Ching Hai does that in spades. Also, moving people to other countries and into bunkers/caves, that really separates out the true believer followers for the Guru, who stays at the 5 Star Hilton! Often, the Guru herself does NOT believe the drivel she is telling others, and knows it just a technique. In other cases, the leader is paranoid and delusional, and believes it.
- FALSE PREDICTIONS: and when the false prediction fails, she then tells everyone it was her supernatural powers, and your prayers and financial donations, which changed the worlds Karma, or whatever. Its a win/win for the Guru. If bad things happen, its your fault for not donating enough to her sect. If nothing happens, then its because the Guru is God and controlled it. So the Guru always wins in that scam.
So 2012, the world will end, so they say. When it doesn't then 2015, then repeat for the next 30 years, then retire from being a Guru with millions.
Claiming to Be God, or a God: All the Gurus claim this, so how many "Gods" can there be? Of course its just a sick fraud from a sick mind. They are just very sick humans, not "gods".
CRAZY stuff: many sects start with the crazy stuff, aliens living under the earth, Lizard shapeshifters from other dimensions, and the list goes forever. Who knows if any of the Gurus believe their own lies, but what it does is separate the group from the public, with a CRAZY belief system. Hey, if you can be made to believe aliens live under the earth, you can be made to believe literally anything. The Guru wants that. People who will believe anything she tells them.
No MEAT: many groups deprive followers of protein, not for health, but to weaken them. Also, perhaps the Guru wants to be skinnier for vanity reasons, and thinks not eating meat will keep her skinnier? Many Gurus are more vain than a hollywood actor.
But they will put followers on rice only, as the unhealthy diet makes followers more docile, that happens all the time.
(of course being a healthy vegetarian is a different thing, that is about nutrition, not cults!)
And all cult leaders abuse their followers over things like a sandwiches. Its just another way to keep people off balance, and of course the sect leaders turn into spoiled tyrants. Power corrupts.
And they all scare their followers with stories of ENEMIES trying to get the leader. So that makes people fear for the leader, give more money, etc.
The entire Ching Hai set-up is a put-on, just a classic scam seen 1000x before.
The Leader she gets her wealth, cars, homes, designer clothes, and her unpaid followers do all the work.
And the Master Guru sect leader, just uses the standard crude cultic techniques on people, and somehow they manage to pull it off, as most of the public unfortunately don't know about these types of things.
And most people are decent, and can't imagine someone would tell such BIG LIES so openly, so they believe it.
And telling the BIG LIE is another technique.
So the Ching Hai system, seems to be just another in a long line of almost identical systems, just with a few superficial changes.
Hopefully more insiders will start to come out, and spill the beans and TELL THE TRUTH about what is really going on with the Ching Hai group. Just tell the precise truth, back up with facts, and research, so the public can find out what is really going on.
As internet criticism of Ching Hai grows, expect her to say that some "enemies" from some secret "meat mafia" of some sort, are trying to bring her down. She's probably already said it. She will probably say...the meat mafia went after Oprah, and now they are coming after me... [www.madcowboy.com
That is a pretty clever and diabolical technique actually. Then all factual criticism of her, can be blamed on her "meat enemies" trying to bring her down.
But posting the facts of where and when she calls herself a God, and all the details of the techniques she uses, that can help people look at the facts, and make up their own minds if they are being lied to and scammed for money, and being made to work for free, to make the alleged Master richer, in a classic cultic swindle.
Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 04/05/2011 12:58AM by The Anticult.