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by ManOnTheStreet
Sun Jun 30, 2013 1:11 pm
Forum: The Australian and NZ schools
Topic: SFSK Devotee
Replies: 164
Views: 38135

Re: SFSK Devotee

I don't think Enlightened is "dumb", I just think she is hearing conflicting stories and choosing to believe one over the other. Obviously I disagree with her choice, but it doesn't help our cause to question her intelligence. In fact, I am appealing to that intelligence when I post here. ...
by ManOnTheStreet
Sun Jun 30, 2013 3:33 am
Forum: The Australian and NZ schools
Topic: SFSK Devotee
Replies: 164
Views: 38135

Re: SFSK Devotee

Enlightened, It is interesting that you now seem to value evidence - why not hold Mrs Mavro to the same standard? Have you seen the financial documents of the School or Mrs Mavro's bank statements? If not, then I suggest it's simply a matter of what is reasonable in the given circumstances. My gripe...
by ManOnTheStreet
Fri Jun 28, 2013 2:11 pm
Forum: The Australian and NZ schools
Topic: SFSK Devotee
Replies: 164
Views: 38135

Re: SFSK Devotee

Enlightened, It's just a matter of thinking rationally about the situation. Do you really think Mrs Mavro personally bought (or was even able to buy) a premises in the Sydney CBD at current market value? Do you think she is that wealthy? Even if she did - to whom is she leaving all those mortgage re...
by ManOnTheStreet
Fri Jun 28, 2013 1:39 pm
Forum: The Australian and NZ schools
Topic: Sydney School for Self Knowledge
Replies: 317
Views: 71017

Re: Sydney School for Self Knowledge

Krishna claims that His Holiness evidently swims twice a day, but he has been confined to a wheelchair for quite some time. Surely this is wholly irrelevant to the issue of whether or not Mrs Mavro's claims regarding her authority are substantiated or not. If you speak to Krishna's credibility, it'...
by ManOnTheStreet
Tue Jun 25, 2013 12:55 pm
Forum: The Australian and NZ schools
Topic: SFSK Devotee
Replies: 164
Views: 38135

Re: SFSK Devotee

Margarita happens to be a close friend, and I know for a fact that she is not as you state "hanging around to inherit Mrs M's riches".......Its preposterous, you sound extreme and alarmist... If Margarita, who has remained in the School, is not interested in Mrs Mavro's money, then it see...
by ManOnTheStreet
Fri Jun 21, 2013 12:43 am
Forum: The Australian and NZ schools
Topic: Residentials
Replies: 11
Views: 14247

Re: Residentials

Hello Minnie and welcome to the forums. Thank you for posting - this forum is read by many current and ex-students so I'm sure your words will not go to waste.

MOTS
by ManOnTheStreet
Sun Jun 09, 2013 3:21 am
Forum: The Australian and NZ schools
Topic: Sydney School for Self Knowledge
Replies: 317
Views: 71017

Re: Sydney School for Self Knowledge

Hi Nick, 1. Audio file As you know, I agree with you when you say there has been an interminable wait on that audio file. Just one question though - let's say you heard the audio and we turned out to be right about the mantram etc. Would you change your mind about Mrs Mavro and the School? 2. Integr...
by ManOnTheStreet
Tue Jun 04, 2013 12:21 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: An End to the Usurpation by Daffy
Replies: 16
Views: 8393

Re: An End to the Usurpation by Daffy

Do you mean two separate sub-forums within ses-forums.org? If yes, then I'm all for it. It might help to organise the threads a bit as well - at the moment everything is mixed in together and might look confusing to some people.

What will be done with all the existing threads?

MOTS
by ManOnTheStreet
Tue May 21, 2013 8:21 am
Forum: The Australian and NZ schools
Topic: SFSK Devotee
Replies: 164
Views: 38135

Re: SFSK Devotee

There are two issues here; the first regards the question of whether the stipulation of a fee for teaching is allowable in the Vedantic tradition, and the second regards the question of whether that money, once paid, is used legitimately. The first issue is resolved by simply looking at what Vedanti...
by ManOnTheStreet
Sun Apr 21, 2013 12:57 am
Forum: General discussion of SES
Topic: Nothing Wrong with SES
Replies: 49
Views: 21932

Re: Nothing Wrong with SES

GD, I think StillatSES has decided to leave the SES for genuine reasons. I'm not sure if he is still posting, but it was my impression that membership of this forum genuinely changed the way he thought about the SES. I think we should give people the benefit of the doubt in this regard - my own &quo...
by ManOnTheStreet
Sat Apr 20, 2013 12:47 am
Forum: The Australian and NZ schools
Topic: SFSK Devotee
Replies: 164
Views: 38135

Re: SFSK Devotee

Yes, the tactic of "who's asking that question?" was particularly bad. This 'answer' was so ubiquitously used at School that it became a cliché. Not only does it fail to answer the question, but it makes the tutor look as if he/she has a 'deeper' understanding of the 'real' situation. All ...
by ManOnTheStreet
Fri Apr 19, 2013 7:57 am
Forum: The Australian and NZ schools
Topic: Michael Mavro Sydney SOP
Replies: 38
Views: 19395

Re: Michael Mavro Sydney SOP

Dear all, 1. The "couldn't hack it" comment was unfortunate. Enlightened, it's often hard to make sense of your true position when you present us with such wildly fluctuating responses. Sometimes you are considered and thoughtful, and at others you are highly derogatory - it might be bette...
by ManOnTheStreet
Thu Apr 18, 2013 2:32 pm
Forum: The Australian and NZ schools
Topic: Michael Mavro Sydney SOP
Replies: 38
Views: 19395

Re: Michael Mavro Sydney SOP

Enlightened, I'm pretty sure that if you took a survey of (now ex-) School members 1 or 2 years ago, many (if not all) of them would have said they didn't feel controlled. Now that they are outside the School, many have realised just how pernicious that "control" really was. Might you not ...
by ManOnTheStreet
Thu Apr 18, 2013 2:21 pm
Forum: The Australian and NZ schools
Topic: SFSK Devotee
Replies: 164
Views: 38135

Re: SFSK Devotee

Hello Sydneysider and welcome to the forum, In regard to your question, the notion of "School" originated with the SES in London, and was appropriated by the Mavros when they set up the School of Philosophy (and later the SFSK). As far as qualifications are concerned, I think this is one o...
by ManOnTheStreet
Thu Apr 18, 2013 12:41 am
Forum: The Australian and NZ schools
Topic: Sydney School for Self Knowledge
Replies: 317
Views: 71017

Re: Sydney School for Self Knowledge

It seems Dr. Alan has 'un-deleted' his posts above. It makes the thread easier to read and understand, so thank you for that.

There's just too much in the post to deal with, moreover I've written responses to most of the points in previous posts, so I won't go into it now.

MOTS

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