I think more than anything, at the moment, I just want to express my appreciation and thanks to everyone who posts regularly here and makes F7 what it is.
It has been indispensable to me since I first discovered EPO in June/July this year, shortly after Ally Pally. Even though I'd heard of the "anti-Maharaji" sites I hadn't dared to check them out because premies were saying "just don't go there!" And apparently it was Maharji's direction that premies should not even look at these sites.
For some reason, after Ally Pally, I found that I just could not swallow the way M & K are presented to the public and premies; all the CD's and publications for sale just made it all look so false. As if it was necessary to package M&K all up in a nice, clean, non-Indian-rooted, new-agey type image. It felt lifeless and false.
And sitting in the programme, watching all the usual front rowers get their wonderful close view of M, and all us unimportant premies, with no cash to get the decent seats,
sitting miles away, watching them all with envy! And I suddenly realised it was never going to change.
I thought back to the 70's when it was all so new and exciting, and we were all so full of hope for the future and what it would bring. And now we were in the future, and what had it really brought me?
All these thoughts led me to check out EPO, and on my first visit I was absolutely devasted, and I felt quite hurt really at everything I discovered there. I found it hard to bring myself to imagine that M wasn't the Lord. Because I always thought that anything wrong was NEVER his fault, and ALWAYS ours.
So reading the forum has really helped get it all sorted out in my mind, and my heart. When I first looked, I used be really shocked at some of the pictures of Maharaji. Now I laugh.
And I laughed at the picture you posted Hilltop, the monkey one!
My daughter is hassling me now for the computer. She wants to chat to her friends!
Thanks for the welcome, and I look forward to posting more when I get the chance.
All the best