|I'm skeptical about this religious cult, mostly because of one single so-called Perfect Master (guru) who is probably damaging both Radhasoami Sant Mat and the serious and devoted believers in this religious path. I have to emphasize that I'm not against any particular religion or guru in general - I am sure there are sincere gurus in the world - I just don't believe Michael Martin is one of them. A POV I share with a lot of Yahoo- and Google-group-members.|
Michael Martin, a guru from East Texas, who claims to be
God incarnate, a Perfect Living Master in the Shabd Yoga
|"We use more discriminating intelligence when we buy a used car than when we buy a religion", says philosophy professor and cult-buster David Christopher Lane. "Buying a used car you at least look underneath the hood, hit the tires, maybe take it to a mechanic to check it out. But in buying a religion you're supposed to wear these narrow blinders, so that if anybody disagrees you can block it out. It's basically, check your brains at the door when you join a religion."
(from an interview with Dr. Lane - click relevant
link for more).
|I found this warning on the Internet.
In case you want to check this self-proclaimed guru out, here is a great link:
This group will give you a very nuanced picture of his motives and personality, because here he has to deal with other people, which he does in a very pompous, rude and often evil and threatening way.
The groups below are censored by M.M., which means that there are about 2 active members there - M.M. and a woman.
|"Reality is that which, when you stop believing in it, doesn't go away."
(Philip K. Dick)
"The Perfect Living Master"
(His 'Holyness' looks somewhat bitter to me).
|On this site:
Proof that Michael Martin is a fraud
plus some good advice
Threatening posts from Michael Martin
Letter from me to Mr. Martin
Michael Martin discusses
on Google groups
Michael Martin for Dummies - a manual
The Guru is dead - essay by David Lane
Lots of Michael Martin posts on Google groups
Interview with Professor David C. Lane
David Lane's website
Sarlo's guru rating service
|The writings you see on these pages are pasted from the internet/various groups. My purpose collecting them here, is to create a structure and an overview.|
|"God told me that I'm the Satguru for the Western World".
Quote: Michael Martin.