Do Brahma Kumaris break up families or split apart friends, husbands and wives?
Yes. Brahma Kumaris have quite correctly been accused of interfering with other individuals’ marriages and bringing about the breaking up of families since the 1930s, every decade since and on every continent including even the family of the founder Lekhraj Kripalani. Unlike orthodox religions, as a celibate religion, its expansion has only come about by individuals leaving their families or by families converting to it. In the West, the latter is extremely rare.The BK Leadership has throughout their history been active in encourage and advising its adherents on how to achieve breaking heterosexual and homosexual partnerships.
Very specifically, yes, and gradually if necessary. Brahma Kumari leaders and other followers will give specific advice to males, but much more likely female adherents, on how to split apart from their partners.This will graduate from stopping physical and sexual contact and changing sleeping arrangements and has in some circumstances even involved support in initiating divorce proceedings. This has included avoiding skin contact, sleeping in separate rooms, refusing to eat food cooked by relatives, refusing to socialize or attend other religious events and so on.In other cases, this has involved senior sisters advising on how and when followers should satisfy their partners sexual demands until leaving them and even advice to have an abortion in order to avoid the distraction of having children. It is accurate to say that leading Brahma Kumaris have also left family, partners and children behind to join the group.
Some (daily) quotes from teachings, the author claims that he is God.
“To the sweetest, beloved, long-lost and now-found children, love, remembrance and good morning from the Mother, the Father, BapDada. The spiritual Father says namaste to the spiritual children”.
“First your family than your friends become your enemies”.
“Continue to break your attachment to your body and bodily relations. Remember Me alone and your final thoughts will lead you to your destination”.
“There should be only the one Father, I, and no third person … If a third person enters your intellect, the third eye closes. Therefore, let the third eye remain constantly open. For this, remember that there should not be any third person.”
“For your own benefit forget all bodily relations. Do not have love for them. Only follow God’s directions and not your own. Protect yourself from bad company and stay in the company of God”.
” Everything depends on purity. Therefore, you have to take care not to sit next to and touch an impure person. Do not remember anything other than the sweet Father and the sweet kingdom”.
“Who are your best servants and slaves?
Natural calamities and the inventions of science through which the rubbish of the whole world will be cleared away. They are your best servants and slaves, those who become your helpers in cleansing everything. Then, all the elements of nature will be under your control”.
” Sweet children, in order to pass with good marks, you students must become active and make some effort. You students mustn’t become lazy. Lazy students are those who remember their friends and relatives throughout the day”.
“In order to attain your karmateet stage, forget your tail, the form of your body. Remember none of your friends or relatives. Just make effort to remember the one Father”.
” In order to make the soul pure, stay in a bhatthi in solitude. Do not remember any friends or
relatives apart from the one Father”.
“What are the signs of the children who have imbibed this knowledge and have shrewd
intellects? They have an interest in relating knowledge to others. Their intellects do not wander to
friends and relatives”.
” If you are making progress in your study, you experience lightness. It will remain in your
intellect that that is a dirty body and that you now have to shed it, that you now have to return
“Sweet children, this dirty world is now to be set on fire. Therefore, forget everything
including your body and that which you call yours. Do not attach your heart to this world”.
“Why does the Father inspire you to have distaste for this land of sorrow? Because you have to go to the land of peace and the land of happiness. You no longer have to stay in this dirty world. You understand that souls will become separate from their bodies and return home. Why should you look at those bodies? Therefore, your intellect should not be drawn towards anyone’s name or form. Even by having dirty thoughts, your status will be destroyed”.
“You must not remember anyone except the one Father in your final moments. In order to
achieve this, do not allow your heart to become attached to anyone. Do not have love for the
“What directions does the Father give to Raja Yogi students? You are given the directions that, after belonging to the one Father, you must not allow your heart to become attached to anyone else. After making a promise to remain pure, you must never become impure. Become completely pure, so much that you automatically stay in constant remembrance of the Father and the Teacher. Have love for the one Father alone and remember Him alone and you will receive a great deal of power”.
“This is not a common class. You should not sit here with your eyes closed but continue to
look at the Teacher in front of you. You must not yawn. Yawning is a sign of sorrow”.
“Sweet children, you must not love any impure bodily beings because you are going to the
pure world. Have love for the one Father”.
“Whilst living in this kingdom of Ravan, let go of the code of conduct of the impure family
clan and the opinions of society and accept the things of the unlimited Father”.
” Do not have any exchange with impure souls. In order to go to heaven with honour,
you definitely do have to become pure”.
“Sweet children, this old world has nothing left to offer. This is why you mustn’t let your
heart remain attached to it. If you forget to have remembrance of the Father, there will be
“Why do you disobey one of the Father’s main directions! What is that direction? The Father’s direction is: Never accept personal service from anyone, because you yourselves are servants. However, because of body consciousness, some of you disobey this direction that the Father gives. Baba says: If you accept that happiness here, your happiness there will be reduced. Many of you children say that you want to be independent but, in fact, all of you depend on the Father”.
“If you make a mistake, pull your own ears there and then so that you don’t make the same
mistake again. Never become body conscious”.
” Remain truly faithful to the one Father. Sacrifice yourself to Him for as long as you live.
Don’t allow your heart to become attached to anyone else. Don’t do anything senseless”.
“Your intellect should not be pulled by the company, virtue or speciality of any one soul, and only thenwill you be said to be a pure karma yogi soul”.
” Which children will the Father welcome to His home? The Father will receive in His home the children who follow the Father’s directions very well, those who don’t remember anyone else, who break their intellect’s yoga away from all
their bodily relationships, including their own body, and who stay in remembrance of the one Father. The Father is now making you children into beautiful flowers and He will then welcome the flower children to His home”.
” Do not attach your heart to this old world. Forget everything you can see with your physical eyes”.
And so on.