Hi i was also involved in the ramana trust and defintley believe it is a cult. I realised after i left recently that mind control was being used with everyone. I and another member were phyically assaulted and screamed at. On leaving i did some research on cult and realised that people were treated badly against their will and vulverable. I feel something needs to be done about this orgainsation as they no longer go by the name of the ramana trust and are working with other people and wanting volunteers. Children are involved in this situation which gives more concern to why it needs to be stopped. Also to answer the above regarding sai baba most of the members and myself have been to india and done work at sai baba,s ashram. And ramana being a sai baba devotee up until two years ago.
I hope this is useful.
Thank you for sharing this information candyscent and sorry to hear of your experience within the group. It is interesting that they no longer go by the name Ramana trust. Name changes can often be a feature of cults, particularly where concerns have been raised and this provides some sort of smokescreen for the group.
What name/names are they currently using ?
It is interesting that you volunteered at Sai Baba's ashram as part of the Ramana Trust. How was this venture funded? and what was its effect?
ineedhelpformyfriend I hope that you will find help here through information posted on this thread or through contact with other people to reestablish contact with your friend. Please take time to read about the subject and to research the group and do not act in haste. Establishing and maintaining a line of communiciation is very important and this will be made easier in the absence of any percieved hostility.
Dandelion blossom, you are quite right to be cautious about protecting your identity. Cult leaders have been known to peruse these boards to guage the locus and levels of concern and opposition.
NB The purpose of this forum is to pool information about groups causing concern in order to help those who have been affected and prevent further damage or recruitment. Any information posted here may help potential recruits to make informed decisions.
These links are useful reading:
I can pm further general information if you wish.
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