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We are all responsible

From: https://web-beta.archive.org/web/20151007045803/http://www.dharma-sangha.com/news/2015/04/24/we-are-all-responsible

 

by This website | Apr 24, 2015

 

Those who willingly put aside their own autonomy, their own moral judgement, to obey even a Christ, a Buddha, or a Krishna, do so at risk of losing a great deal more than they can hope to gain.

 

We are all responsible

Doing nothing is akin to condoning unethical behaviour

Mr Ramlal Bomjon, who appeared first in the news as a young boy without much education from Nepal, who left to go meditate in the jungle, has gradually taken on the role and authority that everyone gave him. His meditative skills were masking what he was growing into.

As the Dalai Lama (1999) expressed his own opinion, regarding the value of investigative journalism, welcoming it unlike the treatment given by the aides of Mr Ramlal Bomjon to the journalist in 2012, coming to report on the detention two women:

“I respect and appreciate the media’s interference…. It is appropriate … to have journalists … snooping around and ex-posing wrongdoing where they find it. We need to know when this or that renowned individual hides a very different aspect behind a pleasant exterior.”

In the same line of wisdom Albert Einstein tells us:

“The world is a dangerous place to live; not because of the people who are evil, but because of the people who don’t do anything about it.”

The dream of a Buddha in our life time, and as soon as the nickname “Buddha Boy” hit the headlines of the press, we wanted so much to believe this was it, that the nickname was forged into factual reality by the power of our own desires.

Before showing any merit as a teacher or a guide, his followers made him a personality above all others, treating him like a god, imparting impunity to any of his actions, diverting the guilt towards the victims. For so many want to believe saints and sages have the best interest of everyone in their heart, in their speech, in their mind and through their actions.

We also want to believe that the ‘enlightened beings’ would never twist truth to suit their own desires or goals, and abuse their power to take advantage, be it sexually or otherwise, of their followers.

Of course, disclosures will create a good amount of exasperation among the obedient followers, for whom the “perfection” and infallibility of their leader is not open to questioning. However if truth ever matters, then we need to welcome that the lies and abusive behaviours of the people in position of spiritual authority be laid bare to the rest of the world.

In this circumstance exposing them to the public scrutiny is the only way to get them to stop with the damaging practices.

Conclusion

Those who willingly put aside their own autonomy, their own moral judgement, to obey even a Christ, a Buddha, or a Krishna, do so at risk of losing a great deal more than they can hope to gain.

“Nothing was true of all that she had believed, but the falsest thing of all was what she had mistaken for revealed truth.”
— François Mauriac, Maltaverne

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Lovetruthjoy and the money trail

From: https://web-beta.archive.org/web/20151018065321/http://www.dharma-sangha.com/news/2015/03/28/lovetruthjoy-and-the-money-trail

by This Websiite | Mar 28, 2015

 

The co-guru Andrea Good, was agitating her devotees in Japan for a long time as how the next step would be the creation of a Japanese Sangha. She was pushing for that process for a while, when she started taking the steps for registering such an organization in Japan.

 

lovetruthjoy through her own writing

First a bit of context. The co-guru Andrea Good, was agitating her devotees in Japan for a long time as how the next step would be the creation of a Japanese Sangha. She was pushing for that process for a while, when she started taking the steps for registering such an organization in Japan. Pragya even went to Japan for that occasion and was handled like a servant by Madame the Co-guru. Andrea Good was trying to get money in any way shape or form she could. From Kim the up till now and maybe no longer President of BSDS she asked for money for the stay of Pragya, from her local devotees she was asking for money to pay for ‘her volunteer work’ as translator of one or two A4 pages of text, mostly done by actual Nepali (Rahul, Pragya etc…), but for which she needed the credit, and more than anything else the money. Om money padme hmmmm.

Throughout all those years I have been interacting (if we can call it like that) with Mrs  Andrea G., each and everyone of her actions visible and the less visible ones through others, were control, money, lies, self-delusion, and ego trips. She is actually convinced to do the right thing for a higher goal and that as such she is above everyone else. That is usually what is called fanaticism. That is the moment where your faith or what you believe takes over your conscience, moral principles and honesty.

You will see through her own words below in the full copy of her text, how she uses people’s devotion and her position to ask for money. She uses what was meant to be ‘volunteer work’ her donation to the Sangha as she calls it everywhere, to monetize her effort. When confronted with that, she just simply brushes the issue away and says, it ‘was my friends helping me’. Not for a split second does she even envisage that this is an abuse of her position, a deviated way of having others pay for your ‘donation of time’. But as time has shown, for all these years all that she has been doing is clinging to her position, ‘her powers’, perceived and imposed, and to her denials.

While trying to open a Sangha in Japan, she realizes having a legal organization imposes some restrictions in the way you deal with money, with legality, a structure and rules that need to be followed, you have to be able to finance such a structure, you have to have a real backing and support. Kim was insisting that things are done properly. Andrea didn’t like that. So the adventure of opening a Sangha had to be called off, and some explanations needed to be given to all those people waiting for that. This is in full the text Andrea Good writes to her closest following:

[buddhaboy] The situation in Japan

Dear Group,

I would like to give you an update of the situation over here and also make a request.  I’m sure all have been wondering exactly what became of our lives and the Japan Chapter after the return of Manu and Bhante. Our group was a little taken aback when it really came home that forming a Japanese chapter would mean submission of personal documentation both in Nepal and Japan and furthermore the complete formation of a “religious organization”, there being thousands in this country already with not a lot to boast about, but rather more to hide which means that such an organization would likely alienate more than it would welcome. It would also create the need for a lot of funding for office space.  For us, this simply did not “feel” right, nor given our present conditions, are we the most competent people to do this.  So, we decided to form a chapter of BSDS in the heart and to meet together and pick through Japanese translations and learn how to chant Maha Pranidhan. I think the majority of this group will understand our feelings, although this should not be taken in any way to be a separation, because it certainly isn’t.  So we have devoted our body, speech and mind to the sake of all sentient beings, and recognize that Guruji is giving us guidance through the heart.  We are also actively promoting Guruji’s cause among friends and relatives and online in Japan.

I have been struggling for some time also to pay my bills, and Sister Kidwen was extremely supportive, by paying most of Manu and Bhante’s expenses.  I am so grateful for this. My difficulties were somewhat exacerbated by several coinciding problems, the first, you all know occurred with the earthquake, tidal waves, and nuclear situation in Japan, which made most businesses except grocery stores suffer if not stop completely.  My own friends and customers were intimidated by the present situation.  Many came to the shop to discuss their problems and have tea (and I was very grateful for their company) and yet few were inclined to buy anything.  I also tended to retreat because I felt the need to concentrate on translating the Maha Pranidhan, so sometimes I simply hermitized 😉 for a few hours a day, assuming I would get into the swing of business again later.  Things continued in this way when my husband went to hospital where he remains.  I need to commute daily to take care of two apartments and make sure my children on both sides are fed.  Of course I am happy now because I enjoy much better relations with my family, and even feel eventually I will be able to leave this apartment to my increasingly independent son and return to care for my younger daughter and husband.  My husband was able to get leave over the past two days which were national holidays and all four of us were able to be together.  Although now I am twice as busy…and thanks to the help of the shop people who have gently led me back into being a full-fledged aromatherapist for the sake of the shop and my family, things are looking better.  So there are bright sides, and also realities that need to be faced.  One, I am two months behind on my family bills ($3,000).  The extra money that remained in Nepal is there for two purposes, some of that money ($1000) is being reserved to pay for Solar Energy once a decision is made by BSDS, and the remaining ($300) is to pay for extra expenses incurred by Dawa and or Marici who are spending so much time and energy to provide information and guidance to our group.

Given the situation, my husband’s continued hospitalization, and the needs of my family, I have decided not to attend Maha Darshan, but will probably revisit Nepal at a later time. Dawa has been praying very hard for us, my husband’s recovery and in the hope that one day my whole family wishes to go to Nepal with me. That would be wonderful. I certainly believe that this will soon be the case.

So I hope you will forgive me for reaching out to the group again for some support to help my family get back on its feet. I hope that we have been useful in providing the closest translations possible (thanks greatly to Rahul – I hope I will be able to send him something nice, even though he helps only with the sincere wish to understand Guruji.) The translations will continue beyond their publishing for Maha Pranidhan, and indeed beyond all publishing as I’m sure things will just keep popping up!  And, as always, I like to give in return to those who have been kindly helping out.  I still have just a few blessed strings left, but quite a few “The World in One Heart” (chants of the heart sutra from around the world) CDs produced by Imee Ooi, and also the Om Namo Guru Buddha Gyani CDs, so please feel free to ask for them, otherwise I will send you one of each CD, as I also have some stamps left as well to pay for the postage. Since my own paypal can no longer be used to send money to Japan, with kind permission from Sister Kidwen, she will gather any funds sent to me  via her paypal account (kim……@…….and she can forward them

once she returns from Maha Darshan

 

 via the banks to my account in Japan, so please send me your name and address and a memo of the amount via email so I can send you CDs and a string if they are still left over.  Mark the purpose as for World Peace Prayers translation.  

Thank you very much.  Sarva Mangalam Astu.

Maitri,

LTJ D (Andrea Good) 

 

There is nothing to teach others when such a culture of dishonesty, abusive exercise of positions that were meant to be volunteer contribution.

There is no valuable moral stand to show when no one in those management positions has the courage to stop the abuses, when these people are telling everyone what to do and how they explain away crimes like unlawful detention, the confiscation of personal belongings from the women they detained, and ask from people things that they themselves cannot do.

 

A girl friend, pregnancies, miscarriages

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A girl friend, pregnancies, miscarriages

 

by This Website | Feb 08, 2015

 

Ram’s girl friend, called Guru Ama by the devotees, her repeated pregnancies.

 

Useless secrecy

While the public at large is fed the propaganda of an ascetic into his 6 years of intense meditation without food or water, his close entourage organises a secret trip for him, from Nepal to India, in Darjeeling. The reason of this trip, meeting with a girl, his girl-friend, the girl devotees will later call Guru Ama.
At that time, Ram Bomjon doesn’t have any papers, ID or passport, so it is important that the whole mission be kept secret. Obviously not only for the reason that he doesn’t have any papers, but he is supposed to be in deep meditation for his tapasya (vows to benefit all sentient beings). They would cross the border at night, passing him as an ordinary Nepali, most Nepalis are not even checked at the border with India.
Only a few devotees are in the loop about the girl-friend, there is an embargo about revealing the existence of that girl-friend. You can easily imagine why. Remember, he is supposed to be 6 years in constant meditation. If the public was to learn that he is having some sex (wether tantric or kamasutric), a lot of the followers might be lost.
In the meantime the aparatus of propaganda tightly controlled by Andrea Good, and her ever devoted aid Semyon Shekhotsov, webmaster from Russia, feed the group of blind devotees with what they are expecting to hear, too eager to help the right cause for compassion, unity among all religions, an aspiration that every human thirsty for tolerance and fraternity wishes. All the activities require money. Money, money, money. Om Money Padme hmmmmm.
That same girl-friend will later move to Nepal, to serve Ram whereever he goes. In early 2014, an internal announcement informs a very small circle of devotees of her pregnancy. Then long radio silence. And about in october-november 2014, when the baby was actually expected to come to this world, we start learning that the girl went already through 3 miscarriages. By December she is again pregnant.
Ram tells some of his devotees that he needs to protect her against witchcraft. Some dark forces being for him at the source of the miscarriages. Yet at no point, is he considering that after 3 miscarriages, the best protection she could get would be proper medical care first. She is kept to live under the harsh conditions in those montains and be provided only his ‘protection’ which she had all along the past miscarriages.
Why does an allegedly ‘enlightened’ being keep talking of witches, and with all his supposed powers, doesn’t even come forth openly in public to explain to his devotees the odidity of his actions? Why so many half baked secrets, when he presents himself as the Guru of Truth (Satya Guru)?
Why use propaganda instead of being completely open, and straight in his boots, in his actions, his mistakes, and his lack of basic judgement, which he seems to demonstrate so many times?

Propaganda and Web lies

This is a copy from http://archive.is/gP3IK#selection-963.1-956.19

Propaganda and Web lies

 

by This Website | Feb 07, 2015

 

An illustration of how propaganda gets built, how legends are created, how fanaticism encourages the distortion of the truth. Fanaticism starts from an exaggerated zeal to show devotion and ends up in a sad misleading propaganda.

 

While the websites have never been reviewed by Ram Bomjon himself, nor by anyone qualified to review them, nor even by anyone full stop, they are the product of the fanatical views of the individuals involved in their creation and maintenance. For three years requests were made that a proper review be conducted, it never happened.

The word ‘Sangha’ is used all over the place without any clear definition to support what is meant by that word, one could say that the vagueness is intentional as to give the auditorium the only impression he can get from reading the content, that of a large worldwide collection of communities active and organized around a common goal. Vague enough to keep it totally unaccountable in case of any legal, moral or financial responsibility.

Sangha Worldwide Untruth

What’s the reality? There is only 2 organizations registered legally, one in Nepal and one in the USA. None of which is actually a ‘Sangha’ as most people would understand the definition of that term, for instance as given in the Wikipedia: “(Pali: सङ्घ saṅgha; Sanskrit: संघ saṃgha; Chinese: 僧伽; pinyin: Sēngjiā; Tibetan: དགེ་འདུན་ dge ‘dun) is a word in Pali and Sanskrit meaning “association”, “assembly,” “company” or “community” and most commonly refers in Buddhism to the monastic community of ordained Buddhist monks or nuns.”

The USA organization does not have any ordained monks within it. There is no ‘Sangha’ activities organized by it, other than the collection of donations (money). The Nepali ‘Sangha’ is having some monks, some of which were given robes without any ordination or vows or ethic being required from them. No education or teaching really takes place, those monks are at times involved in violent acts, and spend most of their time, either playing with their mobile phones, or training to chant the ‘Prayers to the seven Deities’.

Fake list of Sanghas

Fake List continued

All the ‘Sanghas’ represented on the website etapasvi now maitreya.info, are just web pages, google groups, youtube channels or facebook pages, no oversight, no monks, no teaching, no structure, no authorization to create them. That is what most people would call ‘propaganda’. What used to be a single Google Group for all, became obsolete as a big campaign of propaganda was launched by an American born living in Japan Andrea Good, against a former devotee Ms Takacs known as “Marici” after she was chained and detained by the closest collaborators of Ram Bomjon in Halkhoriya. Slander and defamation was propagated against her, access to that Google Group was blocked for her, and a series of new Google Groups were created baring names like “The Core Maitri Sangha group“, the “Sangha Dev group“, “Maha Sambodhi Dharma Sangha Group“, and another dozen others, to cater for the most faithfull to that same Andrea Good more than to any other cause.

Social Illusion

The main new group bared a welcome text that stated the following:
“Welcome Sangha members, devotees and followers of Maha Sambodhi Guru Dharma Sangha. This group is formed for those who, in deep trust of the Guru, are making a serious effort to follow the teachings. It is a continuation of the original Google Group founded in 2007. Central to all communication, acts, and meditation is the willingness to dedicate body, speech, and soul/heart to the freedom and welfare of all sentient beings in refuge of the Guru. As this group is for the truly faithful, we are blessed by the Guru’s presence. Thus, we are kindly requested to behave in the same way as we would in his physical presence. When entering this group it is in understanding of the Samaya (agreement) between the follower and Guru to uphold the 11 precepts. If the Samaya is transgressed, then we will remind one another of this responsibility and make an honest effort to repair it by showing a sincere willingness not to repeat the unwholesome act.”
Many were shocked by those discriminatory actions organized and enacted by Andrea Good, and a letter was sent to her with the following text:

“A lot of the sentences there are creating division and discrimination. Does Guruji wonder whether someone is truly faithful or not before he gives his blessing, does He select who to give a blessing to?

First sentence: “Welcome Sangha members, devotees and followers of Maha Sambodhi Guru Dharma Sangha. This group is formed for those who, in deep trust of the Guru, are making a serious effort to follow the teachings.”

Question: Who needs to judge if someone is making a serious effort to follow the teachings or not? Are we following the teaching by creating a separation between some brothers and sisters and others? Isn’t this separation and creation of groups for the “truly faithful” a clear contradiction with the First Precept: “Never discriminate on the basis of name, appearance, complexion, class, belief, community, power, position, or qualification; even discard differentiating between the concepts of material and spiritual”.

Third sentence: “As this group is for the truly faithful, we are blessed by the Guru’s presence.”

Question: Who are we to judge who is truly faithful or not, who are we to ask from anyone to examine whether he deems himself truly faithful or not? Shouldn’t we be inclusive while Guruji works at uniting all religious traditions, here we are creating already division among us. From the moment this division was created, some brothers and sisters feeling ‘unworthy’ of the new group (which by the way is just an internet discussion platform), left with sadness and sorrow and maybe some of them even gave up. From 964 members we are left with 138. We’ve eliminated 826 brothers and sisters from our family. An internet discussion group is not the Holy of Holy of the Temple, and even in Buddhist temples throughout India and Nepal, everyone is welcome, even animals are free to roam. So why are we preventing others brothers and sisters to receive our brotherly love and compassion? The pretext is given on the top: “In respect of Guru’s request not to refer to him as “Buddha Boy” we are shifting this group to a new link which does not contain that label.” Doesn’t this sound like a lame pretext, when you can change the name of the group in the settings of the group? Where is our compassion for “ALL” sentient beings?

Fourth sentence: “Thus, we are kindly requested to behave in the same way as we would in his physical presence.”

Question: Did Guruji ever ask anyone to behave a certain way, or does He through His boundless compassion for ALL naturally invites respect and devotion from all of us? If anything, shouldn’t we be trying to emulate compassion instead of adding precepts of our own making for internet discussion groups?

Fifth sentence: “When entering this group it is in understanding of the Samaya (agreement) between the follower and Guru to uphold the 11 precepts.”

Question: What does entering an online discussion group have to do with a Samaya “Covenant” that is a personal engagement between oneself and the Teacher? Why do we need to distort a tool that can help bring brothers and sisters together and feel among a family, become a tool to divide?

Last sentence: “If the Samaya is transgressed, then we will remind one another of this responsibility and make an honest effort to repair it by showing a sincere willingness not to repeat the unwholesome act.”

Question: Who is the judge of the transgression? Isn’t the creation of so many different groups for this type and that type of brothers and sisters precisely a clear transgression towards the efforts of Guruji to care for ALL sentient beings? How long will it take for us to grow and be inclusive, open our arms and hearts to all our brothers and sisters in this world, regardless their religion, belief, color, faithfulness, unfaithfulness, or any other attributes? Are we really following the Maitri Path when we do this? Is this really what Guruji is teaching us? Did Guruji ask to create many groups to cater for certain types of brothers and sisters and segregate them from the rest?

Is there enough groups, to hold all the various degrees of faithfulness? Are we sure we shouldn’t create maybe also Google’s groups for visitors of this website or that website, for Facebook users and twitter readers? Then some for very faithful readers and others for not yet enough faithful? And who is in charge of determining who passes the examination of faithfulness?”

In the exchange that followed this it was highlighted how this person (Andrea Good) was abusing her position of moderator/self imposed translator/self-proclaimed co-Guru to get from other devotees to pay for her plane tickets to Nepal. She would see nothing wrong with it, as in her eyes, they are ‘her friends’. So she feels clean about it. And in the same exchange, for which the full content of the exchange will later be published, she clearly calls the Google Groups ‘MY BLOGS’ and since they are “HER BLOGS” then definitely she can do what she wants with them. But at least it is important to know that is what they are. As the impression many of us had is that they were something for the community.

Menu giving fake impression of importance

Lying menu

No such things as Live Videos exists, no real questions and answer sessions are regularly orgnized. Usually its like 10-15 min sessions that only happened 3 or 4 times, where the content has been filtered out to only portrait the meaningless questions and hide the rest. Projects used to be a big sections but as no project really ever completed it is just a section to portrait that there are things going on when all the projects have failed, the money wasted, the constructions destroyed, and the reasons for collecting the money were masking what the money were spent on.

Slander against Ms Takacs

This is a copy from http://archive.is/YojzH

Another capture of the same article is found below this one.

Slander against Ms Takacs

by This Website | Feb 14, 2015
Instead of apologizing for the illegal detention of Ms Takacs, the theft of her belongings and the abuses made by the entourage of Ramlal Bomjon, two years later the campaign of defamation continued.

Slander instead of compassion

In 2011 a devotee, Ms Takacs, then moderator of the Google Group dedicated to discussions for the International audience of curious, devotees, and ‘Truth seekers’ as they call them, moderator together with Mrs Andrea Good, came to Halkhoriya to meditate. She was there long before the March 2012 Maitri Peace Puja was to take place. The detention started before the puja and continued through that very puja. The initial campaign against Ms Takacs was orchestrated by the then Khenpo Sonam Gyurme, and Andrea Good. To counter the web posts where Ms Takacs tells the world her story, their first moves were not to apologize to her. They chose instead to cover-up what happened by making Ms Takacs guilty of her own detention, excluding her from the community, and banning her access to the very Google Group she helped shape and animate.
Unhappy with those measure, as new articles kept emerging, the leaders of the organization of Ramlal Bomjon, kept explaining away those publication by further slandering the character and reputation of Ms Takacs. While two years later in 2013, no one at management positions within the organization ever made the effort to compassionately apologize to her and offer Ms Takacs reparation for her taken belongings that had never been given back to her.
Instead the propaganda against Ms Takacs takes on a new level where the president of Bodhi Shrawan Dharma Sangha, uses the pseudo-expert opinion of a wannabe monk, a Doctor in psychology waiting to be approved as the monk of Mr Ramlal Bomjon based on a photography. The pseudo-expert opinion, which that ‘great’ specialist establishes by reading the web posts of Ms Takacs, tells more about the specialist than about the person he is diagnosing. The famous ‘online diagnosis’! We can let everyone be the judge for himself of the validity of such a diagnosis, and also about the motivations for circulating that diagnosis within the Google Group of devotees ‘controlled by Mrs Andrea Good’. The famous ‘Etapasvi GG’ at: etapasvi@googlegroups.com.
This is a screen shot of the email sent to that group, private emails have been blacked out, and also a part that is a direct insult and probably the most abject slander against Ms Takacs. While being unable to reach Ms Takacs and request her permission or that of her legal team, I am not in the ability to publish that part:

Slander document

It is worthy highlighting that the organization of Mr Ramlal Bomjon publicly claims that its purpose is “The BSDS should be based on the spiritual principles and rules of The Most Venerable Dharma Sangha, promoting peace, knowledge, and the welfare of all sentient beings” (Rules_and_Regulations_of_Bodhi_Shrawan_Dharma_Sangha_en.pdf) – (a document created by Khenpo Sonam Gyurme) – Rules and Regulations of BSDS_en, at every single problem they have with other human beings, they choose to apply totally different standards from those of ‘peace, knowledge, and welfare of those very sentient beings. It is also worthy noting that the word compassion is totally absent from those Rules and Regulations of their, maybe, not entirely so Venerable Mr Ramlal Bomjon.
Our un-enlightened minds probably have some problems understanding what spiritual principles and rules of Mr Ramlal Bomjon were applied in this case and everything that surrounds it?
In these dramatic events one should never forget or confuse who are the victims of illegal detentions, and who is executing the illegal detentions. Blaming the victim cannot in any possible way justify the criminal actions that were committed. It is also not serving the promotion of any peace, it is not promoting the welfare of “ANY” sentient being either.
To add another level of twisted circumstances to this, the president of the ‘International Sangha’ as they call it, Kim Nguyen, tells me in private that most of what Ms Takacs writes is actually correct. She even goes further to say that she gets herself at times more information from those web posts than from within the organization.
2015 © Is copyright part of enlightenment. Looking for a guide check the Michelin guide.

Another capture of the same article from :http://archive.is/YojzH#selection-402.6-1193.90

Slander against Ms Takacs

by This Website | Feb 14, 2015
Instead of apologizing for the illegal detention of Ms Takacs, the theft of her belongings and the abuses made by the entourage of Ramlal Bomjon, two years later the campaign of defamation continued.

Slander instead of compassion

In 2011 a devotee, Ms Takacs, then moderator of the Google Group dedicated to discussions for the International audience of curious, devotees, and ‘Truth seekers’ as they call them, moderator together with Mrs Andrea Good, came to Halkhoriya to meditate. She was there long before the March 2012 Maitri Peace Puja was to take place. The detention started before the puja and continued through that very puja. The initial campaign against Ms Takacs was orchestrated by the then Khenpo Sonam Gyurme, and Andrea Good. To counter the web posts where Ms Takacs tells the world her story, their first moves were not to apologize to her. They chose instead to cover-up what happened by making Ms Takacs guilty of her own detention, excluding her from the community, and banning her access to the very Google Group she helped shape and animate.
Unhappy with those measure, as new articles kept emerging, the leaders of the organization of Ramlal Bomjon, kept explaining away those publication by further slandering the character and reputation of Ms Takacs. While two years later in 2013, no one at management positions within the organization ever made the effort to compassionately apologize to her and offer Ms Takacs reparation for her taken belongings that had never been given back to her.
Instead the propaganda against Ms Takacs takes on a new level where the president of Bodhi Shrawan Dharma Sangha, uses the pseudo-expert opinion of a wannabe monk, a Doctor in psychology waiting to be approved as the monk of Mr Ramlal Bomjon based on a photography. The pseudo-expert opinion, which that ‘great’ specialist establishes by reading the web posts of Ms Takacs, tells more about the specialist than about the person he is diagnosing. The famous ‘online diagnosis’! We can let everyone be the judge for himself of the validity of such a diagnosis, and also about the motivations for circulating that diagnosis within the Google Group of devotees ‘controlled by Mrs Andrea Good’. The famous ‘Etapasvi GG’ at: etapasvi@googlegroups.com.
This is a screen shot of the email sent to that group, private emails have been blacked out, and also a part that is a direct insult and probably the most abject slander against Ms Takacs. While being unable to reach Ms Takacs and request her permission or that of her legal team, I am not in the ability to publish that part:

Slander document

It is worthy highlighting that the organization of Mr Ramlal Bomjon publicly claims that its purpose is “The BSDS should be based on the spiritual principles and rules of The Most Venerable Dharma Sangha, promoting peace, knowledge, and the welfare of all sentient beings” (Rules_and_Regulations_of_Bodhi_Shrawan_Dharma_Sangha_en.pdf) – (a document created by Khenpo Sonam Gyurme) – Rules and Regulations of BSDS_en, at every single problem they have with other human beings, they choose to apply totally different standards from those of ‘peace, knowledge, and welfare of those very sentient beings. It is also worthy noting that the word compassion is totally absent from those Rules and Regulations of their, maybe, not entirely so Venerable Mr Ramlal Bomjon.
Our un-enlightened minds probably have some problems understanding what spiritual principles and rules of Mr Ramlal Bomjon were applied in this case and everything that surrounds it?
In these dramatic events one should never forget or confuse who are the victims of illegal detentions, and who is executing the illegal detentions. Blaming the victim cannot in any possible way justify the criminal actions that were committed. It is also not serving the promotion of any peace, it is not promoting the welfare of “ANY” sentient being either.
To add another level of twisted circumstances to this, the president of the ‘International Sangha’ as they call it, Kim Nguyen, tells me in private that most of what Ms Takacs writes is actually correct. She even goes further to say that she gets herself at times more information from those web posts than from within the organization.
2015 © Is copyright part of enlightenment. Looking for a guide check the Michelin guide.

Your money as donations

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Your money as donations

by this website | Apr 13, 2015
While nobody is forcing anyone to make donations, how many years of the same tricks do you need to understand that there are some fundamental flaws in the entire management of this organization.

Your donations

The stated purpose of donations

“Donations support a wide range of causes: constructions, shelters, protection of the environment, food, transport, rents… It all is done through your kindness and generosity only.” – Very vague and broad statement which is officially written on their website.
Through Google groups, social media, website and the donation pump agents, the public is being served a multitude of causes to support throughout the years that have either never been fulfilled or have been totally wasted with the same result as if you were burning yourself the bank notes. It is probably the only actual visible evidence of the infinite compassion of this organization, which thrives at ridding you from any burden in your wallet.
Here is a list of the promises and so-called projects you were supposed to finance through your donations:
  1. The Halkhoriya Water-Supply Project – Dec 2011
  2. Kajopa, Lake and legalization of Halkhoriya forest as a Dharmic Forest Nov 2011
  3. Restoration of lake in Halkhoriya by Ramlal Bomjon request Nov 2011
  4. Building Kajopa in Halkhoriya Nov 2011
  5. Terthup Dharma Hall 2010
  6. Writing a book of teachings

What really happens with donations

Money is the tattva of this organization, the essence and engine of all its operations. If observed as a commercial entity, one must admit that only very few commercial companies manage to generate so much income in proportion to the goods they produce. Of all the announced reasons and projects to support, not a single one has been accomplished. So through times the stated purpose of the donations has been modified to reach as vague as possible a phrasing, and in the fervent hope that people will forget about how they were tricked into donating each time.
Here is where the money actually goes:
  1. Helicopter rides – 4 or 5 so far at 4 000 – 7000 USD each.
  2. Buying the 4 wheel drive for Ramlal Bomjon
  3. Repairing the badly driven and badly taken care of car
  4. Making ugly concrete constructions on sites where no construction permit was ever secured. Which in turn get later bulldozed by the authorities.
  5. Money leeks – its a physical property of money in Nepal it seems, where bribing, commissions, service fees, are more or less one and the same.
  6. Court cases
  7. Lawyers
  8. Food
  9. Construction materials
  10. Financing pseudo pujas
In 2012, the year when the detention of Ms Takacs occurred, and when the journalists were attacked while a big World Peace Puja was held in Halkhoriya, the international/USA section of the organization collected 49 875 USD. Or at least that is the amount declared by the USA branch. At the rate of the USD to NPR which went in that period between 87 NPR to 105 NPR for 1 USD. The value ranges between 4 339 125 NPR and 5 236 875 NPR. Add to this amount the unknown figure of the sums collected locally in Nepal.
With time Mr Ramlal Bomjon has developed a liking for helicopter rides. Regardless the trivial issue of wondering if there are enough funds for that, when he wants a ride, he just asks for a ride, and the donation pump is turned on, when it’s not enough, then his closest aids might just take a bank loan, and worry later of how to reimburse it.

Conclusion

While nobody is forcing anyone to make donations, how many years of the same tricks do you need to understand that there are some fundamental flaws in the entire management of this organization. The donations made are factually supporting this entire system of organizational miss-management. Thereby also supporting and contributing to the perception Mr Ramlal Bomjon has that he is above any legal consideration and above any accountability towards anyone.
While we cannot ask him directly about the real meaning of the words he uses in his speeches, which derive from an unknown language spoken by invisible entities which they call Maitri, if in the meantime we just replace that Maitri by ‘commercial marketing’ then everything starts making sense.
If some of the funds were used to buy a book of English for Nepali speakers to Mr Ramlal Bomjon, in all these years he might have been able to address the world he speaks to, in a language the world understands. That book is available for only 44.95 USD. With it Mr Ramlal Bomjon might have had the chance of learning even casually about ethics, principles and values that govern our societies.
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All the horses are now dead

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All the horses are now dead

by This website | Apr 19, 2015
Wasted lives of innocent animals, wasted donations coming from people who sometimes have almost nothing, wasted trust and respect from his own devotees and from the world who looked at him with hope.

All horses are now dead

5 horses bought with donation money are all dead

When negligence is associated to the authoritarian rule of an abusive self-deluded pseudo religious leader the entire environment around him suffers the worst possible outcomes. In the beginning legends were created by the propaganda apparatus around Mr Ramlal Bomjon presenting the horse as it arrived on its own to be near this miraculous guru. Yet the reality is that donation moneys were used to buy all of those horses. The total sums spent to buy successively those 5 horses reached 2 700 000 Nepali rupees, that is about 25 000 euros, or 27 000 USD.

A story of improper care and neglect

Despite raising all the alarms, bringing to the attention of all the people involved the necessities of a proper care for the animals under their possession, one after the other all the horses met terrible deaths. Not shielded or protected properly from the wild predators of this surrounding, fed improperly with food ill adapted to the physiological needs of those horses, their destiny was sealed from the moment they were acquired.
The saddest in this is that their acquisition was organized on the orders/requests of Mr Ramlal Bomjon, and that no one around him has neither the knowledge nor the capacity to properly care for them.

Conclusion

Wasted lives of innocent animals, wasted donations coming from people who sometimes have almost nothing, wasted trust and respect from his own devotees and from the world who looked at him with hope.
The Dalai Lama wrote today: “Do not limit yourself to words; set your students an example. Then they will remember what you tell them better.”.
We ask the Dalai, what to do your Holiness when the teacher doesn’t set an example and behaves in ways that are damaging for him and his followers?
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