Cult Psychology - Part 2 - The Big Picture

By Leo Gura - January 23, 2019 | 9 Comments

How cult dynamics are found all throughout mainstream society and culture

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KAREN says:

Great video, Leo. Group memberships probably gradually fall away the more a particular person identifies with the context of reality as well as the content of being a particular personality with a “life”. But so does trying to figure out how to live life. No one lives their own life. All lives are being lived. This is what ego denies. If you do figure it all out in this particular body- that is commendable. But what about all the others that haven’t? You are all of them, too!

saurabh jadhav says:

seeing sameness and difference between your first thought and your just next thought simultaneously …lies the key .you will reach no mind state.just as a practice to do. detach your manas(a part of mind which causes attachment with any thing) from the thought then you will be able to observe the sameness and the difference between them as much as you want.needs detachment practice.have you thought that your memory changes when you recall a thought a second time.you’ll need to observe the
two thoughts as they arise being totally grounded in the present.you cant use the past thoughts neither the thoughts that are about to come.if you succeed in doing so you may find a radical shift in the time perception.i found from my personal experience that it alters the time perception literally.you’ll need the ability to observe a single thought for any amount of time.you need the ability to isolate the thought simultenusly being in the present movement.you can do so in the meditative state but need to tap into the samadhi. what will happen is that there will be no more you at this time but just a thought.not a kind of perfected advice but a rudimentary one.you need the ability to isolate a thought for a period of time and meditate upon the thought. good luck and see what happens ,i hope you never did this kind of exercise ever before otherwise the advise is in vain….

shane says:

Hey Leo,

I was razed mainstream Mormon in a cult-like manor. I can really relate to a lot of what you said.

I have enjoyed watching your enlightenment!

shane says:

You Helped me get so conscious, now I will return the favor and tutor you through my comments of your videos as needed.

Again,

Thank you for being a catalyst.

Luke says:

Is THIS a cult Leo? Are YOU a cult leader?

Luke says:

No. This isn’t a cult and Leo is not a cult leader. There is no hierarchy. Leo’s not creating a false narrative to believe in. And lastly, there’s no implicit or explicit desire that I can see to get as much money or recruits as possible. So I’ve answered my own question.

Max Gron says:

Just because it’s not false it doesn’t stop it from being a cult. Does Puritanism ring any bells? Look it up, then follow it, I think you’ll find that cults don’t fit the stereotyped definition. Just a suggestion, Puritanism lures you in, not only that it’s an unorthodox religion, that makes it a cult, if you think avoiding the going to the theatre is weird that’s exactly what a cult does: it does weird things, Christianity was once a cult, it’s exceedingly unique. A cult is a religion regarded as unorthodox or spurious, that’s all, you don’t get to call something not a cult because it sounds nice to you, Leo’s religion is still a cult, spirituality is therefore a cult because it’s quasi-religious, has a charismatic leader, and rejects conventional religious practice. Cults are religions and all the cults are the belief in a superhuman controlling power, especially God, entitled to worship, in other words a cult is a religion that controls people. Just admit that cults are quirky religions, cult has nothing to do with sex and money, it has more to do with religion and dictating. Why does Puritanism dictate? Because it’s a religion, religion = superhuman controlling power, and I don’t think dictating is spiritual, what Leo does is guiding you, my religion dictates, the two are synonymous, even though Leo tends to dictate sometimes. To be free of a cult is to be free of gods, religions, spirits, devils or anything like that. Reality becomes objective once you give up this nonsense. Atheism is therefore natural by definition, whatever’s natural is physical not spiritual, this is what I think, Leo feels guilty of being accused of running a cult so he’s making the definition up, I can see the guilt in his eyes, and the laughing, that means he’s lying, he doesn’t want you to know what he’s talking about. He characterises a cult as necessarily evil, I characterise it as a religion, like Christianity, that makes you peculiar compared to the rest of the world.

Max Raoy Gron says:

All religions are cults because they’re all different from each other even though much of all religions are the same, it’s all a game of spirits, the truth isn’t behind the scenes, outside of thinking, truth is consciousness, based on not your imagination but what you’re conscious of. If I think the grass is metal it’s not metal, if I’m conscious it’s a plant it’s a plant, truth is the way things are, like the way I act, therefore religion is real, it’s neither subjective nor objective, it’s beyond your understanding.

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