Promoting Increased Critical Reasoning among AOL Followers
by Independent Observer
I am constantly amazed by the negative reactions to this blog when on a simplistic level all we are doing is asking folks to take a 360 degree view of the whole AOL phenomenon. In fact, considering that we are helping people see more of the AOL movement that the so called regular followers, technically we are closer to AOL than the so labelled AOL devotees.
All we are recommending and promoting here is “increased critical reasoning” among the followers by encouraging the questioning and therefore deeper understanding of what is told to them by the so labelled experts. Rather than simply accepting what such experts suggest without a second thought. Such an ideal—that of informing ourselves, rather than relying upon authority to do the thinking for us is the very foundation required for participating in a peaceful co-existence.
AOL’s inherent drive is convert everybody to AOL, as they believe that this is the only way we can all exist peacefully. Nothing to beat this for sheer hypocrisy (Whatever happened to harmony in diversity ??). The question is how diverse is diverse ???. There is only a certain amount of diversity that is allowed (read permissible, and permitted by whom ?, none other than the great SSRS). Beyond that allowable point its not diversity any more, its adversity. Hence if we sense that it is adverse then its divorce (the law is bought in).
Followers should participate in guiding and structuring policy and action. And this requires critical reasoning.
On a very concrete level, our call is for all involved to think critically—rather than absent-mindedly accepting the declarations of the so called experts. This is so necessary to prevent the abuse of power, which may be overt or covert, intended or unintended.
To illustrate the point, an extreme parallel example is the (in)famous Milgram conclusions. Milgram’s experiment showed how uncritical acceptance of authority can lead to very problematic behavior. Milgram conducted these experiments in order to determine how the population of Germany could allow the Nazis to kill six million people.
All pro Sudarshan Kriya reports are produced by AOL devotees and practitioners. They have a vested interest already….this is a conflict of interest. Its like the Pharma companies funding free testing in the malls.