Wednesday, 19 November 2008

The inability of Sikh sects to stop their members therefore implicate themselves

Any sect, club or group is made of individuals, individual integrity and behaviour is the foundation of any group. In the case of the Sikh sects members who have taken it upon themself to harm people, doesnt not demonstrate any Gurmat, in fact, it demonstrates the very insidious, dark and destructive agenda of those involved, and by default the sect itself. If these Sects operated on Sikhi Principals, Gurmat, they would have put a stop to such behaviour. However, it is apparent from many Sects inaction to stop the activities of their stout and prominent members that the Sect endorses these types of attack upon others who question the authenticity of the Sect practices.
Ask yourself if the following criteria apply to the group you are concerned about.A destructive cult tends to be totalitarian in its control of its members' behavior. Cults are likely to dictate in great detail not only what members believe, but also what members wear and eat, when and where members work, sleep, and bathe, and how members think, speak, and conduct familial, marital, or sexual relationships.
A destructive cult tends to have an ethical double standard. Members are urged to be obedient to the cult, to carefully follow cult rules. They are also encouraged to be revealing and open in the group, confessing all to the leaders. On the other hand, outside the group they are encouraged to act unethically, manipulating outsiders or nonmembers, and either deceiving them or simply revealing very little about themselves or the group. In contrast to destructive cults, honorable groups teach members to abide by one set of ethics and act ethically and truthfully to all people in all situations.A destructive cult has only two basic purposes: recruiting new members and fund-raising. Altruistic movements, established religions, and other honorable groups also recruit and raise funds. However, these actions are incidental to an honorable group's main purpose of improving the lives of its members and of humankind in general. Destructive cults may claim to make social contributions, but in actuality such claims are superficial and only serve as gestures or fronts for recruiting and fund-raising. A cult's real goal is to increase the prestige and often the wealth of the leader.A destructive cult appears to be innovative and exclusive.
The leader claims to be breaking with tradition, offering something novel, and instituting the ONLY viable system for change that will solve life's problems or the world's ills. But these claims are empty and only used to recruit members who are then surreptitiously subjected to mind control to inhibit their ability to examine the actual validity of the claims of the leader and the cult.A destructive cult is authoritarian in its power structure. The leader is regarded as the supreme authority. He or she may delegate certain power to a few subordinates for the purpose of seeing that members adhere to the leader's wishes. There is no appeal outside his or her system to a greater system of justice. For example, if a schoolteacher feels unjustly treated by a principal, an appeal can be made to the superintendent. In a destructive cult, the leader claims to have the only and final ruling on all matters.A destructive cult's leader is a self-appointed messianic person claiming to have a special mission in life. For example, leaders of flying saucer cults claim that beings from outer space have commissioned them to lead people away from Earth, so that only the leaders can save them from impending doom.
A destructive cult's leader centers the veneration of members upon himself or herself. Priests, rabbis, ministers, democratic leaders, and other leaders of genuinely altruistic movements focus the veneration of adherents on God or a set of ethical principles. Cult leaders, in contrast, keep the focus of love, devotion, and allegiance on themselves.A destructive cult's leader tends to be determined, domineering, and charismatic. Such a leader effectively persuades followers to abandon or alter their families, friends, and careers to follow the cult. The leader then takes control over followers' possessions, money, time, and lives.
Those in sects like to present themselves as being infallable, pristine and perfect. I would hasten to add that the AKJ, Bhasauria, and missionaries are fallable like us all. Sadly, the following actions have been done by members of the Jatha: Suicides Adultery Unwanted pregnanices Promiscious behaviour Stalking Clubbing
Conclusion. The members of any Jatha are human. They do not develop superhuman abilities by being in the Jatha. The reason why Panj Singh allow people to go Pesh, is because we all make mistakes.

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