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Date Posted: 07:59
Author: Jimminy Cricket - 2 Sep 2001
Subject: SRF, Ananda, and the Catholic Church

From Yoganandarediscovered:

"Of grave concern is SRF's increasing assertion of itself as the required intermediary between the disciples and their own master. This is what the Catholic Church did to the teachings of Christ centuries ago."

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Contrast with other statements from Ananda/Kriyananda:

"It is also vitally important at Ananda that other energies not be allowed to intrude themselves, as if to bypass Kriyananda and go straight to our gurus for guidance and inspiration...Yes, you can "go straight to Master," or to any other master in our line of gurus. Try it, please, if you like. See if they will accept you. Others have done so, however, and I have yet to see one of the flourish."

J. Donald Walters, in a twenty-three page letter to the Ananda community, posted on Ananda's website in December of 1998. (And removed, without explanation, several weeks later)

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From the Ananda Final Vows of Membership: (written by J. Donald Walters):

"...As a means of attaining Self-Realization, I pledge my cooperative obedience and loyalty to Ananda, to those members who are responsible for guiding the community in it's various aspects, and, above all, to the living representative of the Ananda line of gurus: the Spiritual Director of Ananda World Brotherhood Village." (J. Donald Walter)

From "Rules of Conduct for Members" pg.27

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"If you wish to stay on here, you will need to attune yourself to this expression of Master's ray, through Swami as the spiritual director. If you don't wish to do that, then you will need to move on. Also, if you think about it, even a little, you will come to realize that the idea of "loyal opposition" has no valid place on a spiritual path that holds as one of it's prime tenets, the ideal of attunement."

Parvati Hansen, Long time Ananda member, March 20, 1996, in an open letter to the Ananda community.

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"I've heard that some of you have decided to go to Master directly. This is wrong. You can't get to Master, except through me."

Mr.Walters, while speaking to a group of Ananda members by phone from Italy, during a meeting, Sunday, 9-13-98. As reported by an
eyewitness.

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