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Valentine Desclee
Jan 26, 2001 - 11:22   Edit Post Delete Post Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)
I am travelling from Australia with my cousin. We are looking for a short-term voluntary work in Thailand for April 2001.
We want to give our energy and human warmth to people that live in tough conditions.
We are multi-tasked and very flexible in what kind of project to lead.
Please contact me if you have any opportunity.
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Bob White
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Hello I am looking for voluntary work in Bangkok I have my own accomadation and a small income all I would need is introductory letter for the Thai Embassy so I may get a work permit I am a 54 year old male retired and am looking for a long term voluntary work (6 to 9 months perhaps longer) I have spent all my working life working with people and also the last 10 years as trade union rep and health and safety rep I am also computer literate having used Microsoft Office and various graphic programmes as my hobby is photography using digital cameras. I hoping to travel to Thailand in January 2003

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Human beings from time immemorial have searched for some meaning in their life and have tried to ascertain as to what their goal in life is. My Master has said, “even if we are the biggest, largest, most powerful emperor on the earth, it is as futile as a beggars life if that was all life was supposed to be”. My Master has said that, born as human beings we have to think about our life and set our priorities right. Human beings spend enormous time and energy to maintain higher standards of living at the cost of inner spiritual development. Issues in corporate world like insecurity, stress & rivalry contribute to unrest and disturbance of the mind. So as a result we see that despite material success people are still unhappy. So there must be something more to life than such mere materialistic achievement.

For those who have such a quest, we are happy to introduce you to a system of Meditation, which is being practiced by many aspirants around the world who have found it a very effective system.

Meditation is done for many reasons. It reduces our stress, restores our balance, helps us to concentrate better and reduces our mental disturbance and helps in relaxation of the mind. But the highest benefit it can give is beyond all these which and it is spiritual awakening. According to my Master, the term Meditation means to think about something continuously and we must take as the object of Meditation that which we want to become. The system of Meditation, which we practice is called, Sahaj Marg or ‘The Natural Path’. Technically speaking Sahaj Marg is a modified (actually simplified) form of Raja Yoga, which is Yoga of the mind and realistically speaking Sahaj Marg is a way of life. In Sahaj Marg there is no discourse or lecture about meditation. It is a practical system and the aspirant learns by direct experience. The only thing required to practice the Sahaj Marg system is the willingness of the aspirant to practice the system sincerely because according to my Master there should be no fee for such a system and it must be available to everyone.

One more very important aspect of the Sahaj Marg system is the balance of the material aspects and the spiritual aspect in life. According to Sahaj Marg, material and spiritual existence are like two wings of a bird. Just as no bird can fly on one wing so too one should not be neglected for the other. So we have to be in the family, perform our role in the family and at the same time be attentive to our inner self by doing our Meditation sincerely.

If practiced sincerely, we will find the change within ourselves in a span of hardly a few months. Many people talk about changing the world. But it is not possible to do it unless we change ourselves and when we do it, we will find that everything around us will also change.

For more information about the practice of the Sahaj Marg system please call

01-750-3060 (or) 02-381-1557.


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4d don
Sep 20, 2006 - 18:34   Edit Post Delete Post Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)
Heads up Meditators....

Here are quotes from the Sahaj Marg (Shri Ram Chandra Mission) Material...who call their practice "meditation":

On Chosing a Master

On Chosing a Guru, Chariji in his book: Heart of the Lion, states:

....So I repeat, the Guru is the only friend. In fact, I have said this so often, that in the Sufi philosophy, the Guru is called Friend. "The Friend is coming". Because he is the only fellow who can give his life for you. He is the only fellow, therefore, to whom you must hand over totally, a Power of Attorney....."Do with me as you think I deserve to be done with. Kick me when I have to be kicked. Beat me when I have to be beaten. Curse me when I have to be cursed. But make of me what you think I should be eventually, because only you can do it."

"So once more I say this in all humility....if you must have a Master, find a fellow who is capable of, you know, throwing you around, beating you up, cutting you to pieces. Remember Parushurama's father and the stern test that young boy had to make for obedience...."Kill your Mother". "Yes"..."

"He pulled out the sword and cut off her head. He said, "I am pleased with you my son. Ask for anything you want." He said, "I want my mother alive." And He said, "So be it." and she got up and walked off. The Guru is the Master, when you say of destiny, it means life and death. He must be the Master of your life as he must be the Master of your death."

On HOMOSEXUALITY, the Master of this system in a recent speech said: "Unlike the churches of the world, we don’t perform same-sex marriages. That is unnatural. God did not intend it to be thus. Please excuse me, it is a personal comment, it is not Sahaj Marg. But there are things, as Babuji Maharaj said, “If God did not want two sexes, he could have as well created one and seen that the world propagated by itself."...Why two sexes? Not so that one sex should marry among themselves, isn’t it? So, what the church may allow, I don’t have to condone or accept. To me, it is a very blatant misuse of so-called privileges of the human being, fundamental rights, et cetera. Of course, if you claim it is your fundamental right to go the dogs, so be it! Even God cannot stop it."


On Freedom, in Salient Points of Sahaj Marg, it states that with Sahaj Marg:

"...We have voluntarily, whole-heartedly and devotedly surrendered it to the Master of our Soul. To those who are fortunate enough to arrive at this stage, the Master is no longer a guide for spirituality alone. He has now become the Master of one's life in all it's aspects of existence. He becomes the father, the mother, the son, the teacher, the doctor, in fact, there is no role that He does not play in the abhyasi's life. He has taken total charge of the abhyasi. So we see that only our surrendering to Him can bring about a state where He can take total charge of us!"


"Sahaj Marg has nowhere said temple worship is wrong, nor does Master expressly forbid idol worship" ....To other abhyasis, the preceptor has become such an idol. I believe that any abhyasi who says, "my preceptor" when talking about the preceptor who is serving him has fallen into this form of idol worship. Here it is the preceptor who has been transformed into an idol, or idolised. Here again the Master may be in the background, but is that Master's rightful place?

"So Master's message is quite clear. All credit goes to our Master. When we give credit where it is not due, that too is a form of idol worship. We should beware of falling into such errors......."


On the Philosophy of Sahaj Marg, Chari in a speech on New Year's Day, 2005 at Babuji Memorial Ashram, Manapakkam, INDIA, said: "There is no room for philosophy in speeches of Sahaj Marg. In fact, Sahaj Marg has no philosophy. It does not rest on any philosophy. It is neither advaita nor dvaita nor vishishta advaita."

Reasearch on

or at:

* Inner Circle of SRCM-USA
* Poxy SRCM- Switzerland
* Mielk - A French Analysis- France-Fr. & Eng.
* The Desperate Abhyasi-France-Fr. & Eng.


4d don
Sep 20, 2006 - 18:38   Edit Post Delete Post Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)
Heads up meditators (Sahaj Marg)

Sahaj Marg (Shri Ram Chandra Mission)
on other Religions...

On other Religions, although Sahaj Marg claims to "erase Samskaras" (imprint on the soul), in a speech in Denmark in Nov. 2005, the current Master stated that abhyasis were lucky. If they were in religion, he said, they would have to go to church and "you know", tell lies in that "wonderful place called the confessional". “Lord, forgive me for what I have done this week.” And there would be an equally sinful priest on the other side of the curtain saying, “In the name of the Lord Jesus Christ I absolve you of your sins.” Something that according to Chariji, he has no power to do. No man on earth has power, he states, to absolve you of your sins except two people: one, oneself, and the other, God. In between there is nobody who can do it, he stated. Then he added, that is why religion is useless, that is why religion has failed. That’s why, the Master stated, the abhyasis are all there, not in church.

...and later:

Chariji stated that he was no Christ, ("you know";), to crucify himself on the cross for all of them. Did they think Christ was a wise man, he asked, that he (Christ) became crucified so that forever and ever after humanity would be absolved of its sins? "I don’t think so", he said. It gave people more license for indulgence. But after all, he said, they have been forgiven two thousand years ago for what they are going to do today, what their children were going to do ten years hence. He said that he did not think he (Christ) was wise. According to Chariji,he (Christ)left no room, no incentive for human beings to change, become moral, become spiritual. He said that they were all happy that they had a Christ who got crucified. He added that none of us weep for Christ and that we were happy. “God bless him,” we say, which is another blasphemy. He then said that the abhyasis need blessings, not Christ.

At a preceptors' seminar in January, 2001, Chariji stated:

"In the Indian scene, the Hindus and Hinduism is corrupt. God is personified as somebody who can be bribed with gifts, with so called prasads - offering temptation of Heaven which fact Babuji emphasized in His teachings, saying that religions depends on two instruments - temptation and fear."

"I am afraid that Sahaj Marg is suffering in this way because even when Christian people become abhyasis and preceptors, they somehow, somewhere along the way seem to lose this idea of love, charity, compassion, faith and become preceptors. So what Spirituality offers and can deliver, our priesthood, I would categorize you as, say temporarily as priesthood - they destroy."

Written in the Sahaj Marg material: ABHYASI'S QUESTION:"..... "Why do I have to give up my existing religious practices....."

MASTER'S ANSWER: "All religious practice involve the worship of God as being outside us. It is called Bahya Upachara in Sanskrit. Spirituality puts God where HE really is - inside the human heart, and indeed at the heart of every created thing, as Lord Krishna says in the Bhagavad Gita. One cannot mix the two. In the Vedas Murthy Pooja is called the lowest form of worship. Mantra is only a way of pleasing the mind, and bhajans please the senses, while giving the illusion of being a form of worship. I trust that this will be satisfactory. If people have more questions, they should be encouraged to read the Gita slowly, and try to understand it. Love to all."

According to the teaching of this system, God is simple, and therefore, the way to reach Him must be simple. On the Nature of the Divine, when asked why in all the written material, God was referred to as "Him", Chariji replied: "God is Male, Nature is female." SMRTI

Research this topic at

or at:

Websites of associations with similar or same lineage as Shri Ram Chandra Mission:

* Insitute for Ram Chandra Consciousness (ISRC)
* Yogabhyas
* Naqsh MuMRa

Blogs of dissociated, questioning and/or ex-abhyasis:

* Inner Circle of SRCM-USA
* Poxy SRCM- Switzerland
* Mielk - A French Analysis- France-Fr. & Eng.
* The Desperate Abhyasi-France-Fr. & Eng.

Safely tucked inside the ONE God where we live.


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The Codex Holding Group is a modern and innovative IT-Services Company based in Switzerland. Our main activity is the development of the ERP Software proAlpha© in Europe, USA, and Asia. We currently have a staff of 75 located in Switzerland, France, Germany, Italy, and Thailand. In order to satisfy our fast growing expansion, we are looking for motivated IT-Analyst-Programmers.

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• Thai Nationality, 22 – 39 years of age living or have relatives in Phuket or surroundings.
• A solid IT-Qualification (Bachelor’s Degree with high GPA or Masters Degree).
• A good command of both written and spoken English (German would be a plus).
• A strong knowledge of Databases (experience with 4GL Progress would be a plus).
• Experience with ERP Software or ERP Business is a plus.
• Motivated, innovative, logical team player and looking for a long term position.
• Geographically flexible and able to travel abroad for short periods.

We provide:

• An attractive salary based on your previous experience and/or qualifications.
• Commission & bonus based on the quality of work, your commitment & motivation.
• Yearly working trips to Europe or Asia (Switzerland, France, Singapore and China).
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Please note that all positions are located in Phuket. The successful applicants must therefore be prepared to live on the island. Candidates from Phuket or surroundings have preference.

If this great opportunity catches your interest, please submit your application & curriculum vitae (in English with recent photo), stating your previous and expected salary to:

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