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8 weeks ago
Sahara71
I just watched the full documentary "How I created a Cult" - available for free now on Youtube. It blew my mind actually. Andrew Cohen appears mainly unrepentant and very creepy in a spangled floral vest. It's hard to know what to make of him. He seems devoid of emotion when he talks about things which should elicit emotion. I think he intellectualizes his bad behavior in order
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1 year ago
Sahara71
Hello, no I haven't read Be's book, but I see that chapter 24 is called "Mooji" so that's interesting... The book has great reviews on Amazon.
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1 year ago
Sahara71
Hello Valma, you make a great point. I think the vast majority of people have psychological wounds of some kind, often stemming from childhood or perhaps from other traumatic events in their lives. Many of these types of emotional problems are not significant enough to 'ruin our lives' or prevent us from having friends, maintaining a job and getting married, etc. But these kind of
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1 year ago
Sahara71
I read one of Byron Katie's books, it was utter rubbish but I can see how it draws people in. It's aimed at our desire for pure escapism. Is your life a bit messy? Does it bother you? If you answered 'yes' to both these questions (as 99.9% of the general population would) then you can be led into the false (but seductive) belief that it's only your wrong-thinking that
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1 year ago
Sahara71
Another academic who prominently features Mooji's photo on a website under the title "Gurus and Sexual Abuse" see: (you will need to scroll down to see Moo's photo) It's good to see that these resources are available for survivors of abuse and also for those interested in researching further.
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1 year ago
Sahara71
Hello, I found a great academic article all about power relations within the Mooji movement. I's at Research Gate. See this link: It's so great to see that serious researchers are looking into this! Among other things, this article mentions the allegations of sexual misconduct, and the false spiritual linage claims. Well worth a read.
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2 years ago
Sahara71
Hello antman, Quote: -metaphysical things, like you always existed and can never die There is a lot of evidence out there to suggest that people do actually die. For example, both my parents died, I saw it with my own eyes, it was very real. However, a lot of religions believe in 'life after death', which brings people some comfort - we believe that one day we might meet our lov
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2 years ago
Sahara71
So Papaji 'got rid of' people by 'giving them what they wanted...'? That doesn't sound too holy to me... sounds more like a scam enacted by a egotist. No doubt a egotist just attracts other delusional folks. It's really so sad. When Papaji claimed 'the law of karma catches up with and deals with people who are trafficking in fake experiences' he w
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2 years ago
Sahara71
New anti-Mooji website, sure to be a big hit!
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2 years ago
Sahara71
Hello Leslie, I'm sorry to hear that the ASI asked you to "walk away" from the concerns you have. I would have though that they would have offered you more assistance than that. The least they could do is point you in the right direction to get your concerns addressed. A few articles for 'background reading' for those who are interested. Sounds like a complicated c
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2 years ago
Sahara71
Good to see ABC news of Australia keeping this cult in the spotlight. ? An informative article.
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2 years ago
Sahara71
Sri Mooji-Baba-ji meets his match... Ever wondered what happens when one enlightened being meets another enlightened being?What can they teach each other and more importantly. what can we, as mere students, learn from them? Watch and see! At 1.41.30: (Mooji picks a pretty girl from the audience and lo and behold, discovers that she is the Buddha, manifested in human form. Is he humble b
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2 years ago
Sahara71
Years ago, someone was allegedly discovered smuggling a very large sum of cash while entering Portugal, in order to set up Moo's ashram at Monte Sahaja. Be Scofield wrote about this incident in her now infamous article "Becoming God - inside Mooji's Portugal Cult". This person has been revealed as one "Zenji Ganz". He is still involved with Moo. On another note, t
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2 years ago
Sahara71
Hi Neville, you are correct, a lot of cults cherry-pick different ideas from various people, other spiritual teachers and even mainstream religions, and then wrap them up together in a confusing parcel. You are also correct, as this does not necessarily reflect badly on the original idea and it's creator. It's the particular way that the information is then used by a cult to conf
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2 years ago
Sahara71
I'm posting on this old thread because there has been some renewed interest in the activities of Hillsong Church in Australia. The current affairs program "60 Minutes" has just done an expose on this church - with allegations that two women were sexually assaulted/ indecently assaulted while the church turned a blind eye. [9now.nine.com.au] There is a lot of information abou
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2 years ago
Sahara71
Another good video by anti-cultic abuse activist Mr. Henri Jolicoeur: Henri gives an analysis of Mooji's relationships with current partner Sara (Krishnabai) and with ex-wife Radha. The relationship between Sara and Moo has been confirmed by the spiritual teacher Joan Tolifson on social media. She spent time with the couple in a social setting. Why not send her a email if you nee
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2 years ago
Sahara71
Here is a comment from under one of Henri Jolicoeur's videos: "I’m so grateful to see you still putting content up about Mooji. I was a devotee of Mooji and spent quite some time with him in Portugal and know first hand the evil from him. He is more dangerous than he is helpful and you are right, he has no idea of the deeper states. People these days are easily fooled by “pretty wor
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2 years ago
Sahara71
A comment lifted directly from social media today. Quote: I was drawn in for a while to his satsang and followed him for a few years. I left as it became obvious to me that he was sleeping with his 'young-enough-to-be-his- daughters' beautiful devotees and hiding it. I also saw how he encouraged people to worship him and bow at his feet which is a strange thing to do when you are a
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2 years ago
Sahara71
Hi Sydney Girl, I agree with Rick Ross - it's difficult to tell if your sister mentally ill or under undue influence. Possibly it could be that both metal illness and cultic influence are working in tandem with each other. How are her children and do you have any contact with them? If you have their mobile phone numbers you could try making contact to see if they are worried about thei
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2 years ago
Sahara71
Also, Everyone - I found an interesting podcast discussing Moo's Cult. It's a good listen! One woman describes how she almost fell victim to the on-line recruitment drive and slick marketing of the Moo Organization. At 7.42 minutes she describes how she became very into Moo. At 9.15 she describes the end of one of the videos she watched - she sees a young woman traili
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2 years ago
Sahara71
If you read the entire comments section under the Youtube video mentioned above you can read several further comments by "Dream Catchers". Quote: Mooji, for what I know does sleep with his followers bcs I have a friend who slept with him and who speaks exactky like the ones in the video. Also she turned into somebody completlet disapinted in life, lost all character and vitality
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2 years ago
Sahara71
Have we seen this video before? I think its been doing the rounds for some time - its quite sickening. Watch with care! Here is a comment from below the video, written by "Dream Catchers": My friend, I am here watching this video because I know personally some of this people and wanted to see whats going on in there. Believe me , they are not so happy at all. They are in a
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2 years ago
Sahara71
Henri Jolicoeur makes yet another video criticizing Mooji, Papaji and the whole false linage fiasco. Mooji previously claimed to be a direct spiritual descendent of Ramana Maharshi - but since multiple people came forward to debunk this blatant lie, Moo did a backflip and wiped the spiritual linage claim from his website. What else has Moo lied about??????
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2 years ago
Sahara71
That is a very sad case, Sarv. I don't think I have read about it before now. I did have some correspondence with someone a while back, who reported a disturbed, mentally unwell person working at Mooji's ashram in Portugal who was not offered any kind of support for her illness. The attitude of the cult members was "there is nothing we can do for her" but they didn't s
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2 years ago
Sahara71
Thanks Amitao, Henri Jolicoeur was indeed threatened with legal action over one of his videos, which he he did take down. All the other anti-Mooji content of his Youtube channel remains available, however, including this video: The association between the legal firm and the Moo organization dissolved rather quickly, from what I hear. I do not know why. I suggest the "Moo-Moo's&
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2 years ago
Sahara71
Amma Tanya White released this statement on social media today: Quote: "Every experience, no matter how challenging and/or painful, can be used as fodder for our soul’s evolution. This is a picture of myself and my former Guru Mooji. I am finally able to see a picture of him, and not come completely undone, which is my only reason for sharing it, that and to put a face to his name. Thre
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2 years ago
Sahara71
Hi Gaja, It's good to see you posting here again. I hope everything is going well for you! I have a question for everyone: Where is Mooji? I've noticed this year that Moo has been increasingly absent. The Moo Organization issued a mysterious statement back on June 23rd this year, stating that the weekly release of their online Satsung had "reached a natural conclusion"
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2 years ago
Sahara71
Hi Sarv, I came to the same conclusion as you some time ago. Mooji uses hypnosis/trance. His videos leave you in a state of very relaxed confusion, if you are susceptible to trance induction. I felt very fuzzy-headed after watching the Mooji material and I began t have 'nihilist' thoughts, such as 'nothing matters'. I became very suspicious that something was not right with
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2 years ago
Sahara71
Great advice here from a Buddhist Monk - If you want to be happy then you should: 1. Keep your Morality 2. Give to others 3. Meditate Notice how morality comes first? Meditation only comes in at 3rd place. There is a reason for this. at 17.50 mins. Also, meditation is this day and age might be doing something as simple as slowly and quietly baking some bread, as long as you do
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2 years ago
Sahara71
Hello aladdin_felip, I read your posts with interest, thanks for contributing to the conversation. One thing I would like to point out (which I'm fairy sure you are aware of anyway) is that Mooji does not teach traditional Advaita Vedanta - he teaches some mish-mash of ideas that he had made up himself. If you would like to understand what traditional Advaita Vedanta is, then please ta
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