Date Posted:13:37 Author: Thomas mark - 6 July 2001 Subject: Calling the Org into Question
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About 35 years ago I came to SRF, have adhered closely to a couple of the temples, & have sincerely held to the ideal of loyalty. SRF has been at the core of my life for a long time.
B U T -- suddenly Iím just absolutely shocked by things that come as news to me this last year on the internet. Apparently a lot of these things are old news to many folks, but in past I wouldíve ignored talk of such things as disloyalty by people who didnít understand the deeper inner metaphysical aspects. "SRF right or wrong!"
Iíll be loyal to my guru till the end. But suddenly, the critical thinking discipline educated into me are rebelling against acceptance of the SRF organizationís reprehensible actions in revising history, concealing info, revising Masterís words, altering photos, etc. What Iíve seen on the internet this last year makes it clear that the SRF organization has in actual fact done some things that really shock meÖÖ..especially so because Iíve always been so ardently loyal to the organization. Iím definitely not in the cult camp of that kook Kriyananda, or any of the other renegades from Master.
Itís very clear SRF has in actual fact grossly revised photographs, ( I never knew that!) e.g.;
painted cloth onto Lahiri Mahasaya,
excised Premananda out of death photo,
painted out Christian cross worn by Master in a photo of him,
painted out Christian cross in photo of St. Lynn,
Itís clear the SRF organization actually has edited Masterís original writings so extensively that now, suddenly for me, itís hard not to doubt the veracity of anything from SRF. I think some of the tendency to do such heavy handed editing began with Laurie Pratt (Tara Mata), and perpetuates today.
Contrary to Masterís expressed emphasis on disseminating yoga to his mass laity, itís clear the SRF has actually gathered in a compendium of secret inner information SRF doesnít share with the laity, e.g.; motion pictures of Sri Yukteswar, voluminous letter correspondence between Master and key figures in SRF history, Masterís notes about his numerous projects, etc.
Iíve heard a very naive idea on this board that Masterís writings arenít being published ďuntil Master decides itís the right time for them to come out.Ē Nonsense! The actual fact is Master pushed hard to get all his books published before he left, including Second Coming of Christ and maybe others yet to come in future. It was people in the SRF administration, not Masterís plan, that has held them back. Why? The naive idea that Master is intentionally causing the delay is just flat wrong. Be realistic. The delay is political, issuing from the SRF administration. I canít help but suspect itís so SRF can do more tortured editing of Masterís writings.
d) Disappeared Key Players
When Master was in the body, people like Dr. & Mildred Lewis, Ma Durga, St. Lynn, etc. were the very pillars of his SRF organization. As soon as Master & St. Lynn left, suddenly Mrs. Lewis down there in San Diego temple, Ma Durga and others were marginalized, seemingly pushed into the background and ďsilencedĒ by Daya Maís people.
I guess the only reason Iím writing this is to ďget it off my chestĒ. This stuff REALLY REALLY bothers me deeply. All the above, and more, is new to me within the last year, after many loyal years of service to SRF org, and Iím just thunderstruck. Things such as noted above are actual real facts, not merely opinions or subjective points of view. Lately I resolved to put blinders on and try to just meditate & follow Masterís teachings while ignoring all the rest, but in practice itís really hard to do that.
Your comments are invited, & will be most welcome.