Gullibility Exploited by Yogananda
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One may also come to suspect that inexperienced narcissism and vanity is exploited in many cases that are marked by superiority beliefs. Yogananda's cult SRF is marked by superiority belief. It stands out.
Yogananda disciples tell one another such as:
"Like many others, I believed the SRF "dispensation" heralded a new ways of doing things in the world. I now see all too painfully how wrong this assumption was. SRF is a . . . hindrance to greater understanding.
If your horse stumbles and falls as you ride it, be very careful about riding him haltingly away from there that day, for in so doing you could make matters worse. Also, if you lose contact and guidance from within on important matters, try not to let another ride you to the long-range end of using you as some faith-ridden, halting animal. Also see how little goofs care. By cult-promoting strides many absorb fuel for further confusion, and their confidence in whatever cults tell them makes them easy victims of being exploited along with some inner aggravations of the stumbled-horse kind.
Anchorites may have a good time in suburban environments. It may help to be candid also.
Greenspan, Stephen. Annals of Gullibility: Why We Get Duped and How to Avoid It. Westport, CT: Praeger Publishers, 2009.
Kriyananda, Swami. Paramhansa Yogananda: A Biography with Personal Reflections and Reminiscences. Nevada City, CA: Crystal Clarity, 2011.
Kriyananda, Swami, ed. The Road Ahead: World Prophecies by the Great Master, Paramahansa Yogananda. Nevada City, CA: Ananda Publications, 1973.
Ak: Yogananda, Paramahansa. Man's Eternal Quest. Los Angeles: Self-Realization Fellowship, 1975.
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