Where does "mahanta" come from?
- Hi everyone!
I posted on "eckankarhistory" (another Yahoo! Group) my personal
conclusion where this overused term "mahanta" comes from. The cult
uses this term with such a frequency, it's like having a prayer wheel
in your mind and someone turning it endlessly! :-)
Here's the direct link to the post:
I do not claim that this is the way it happened. But employing
the "Occam's Razor" principle would suggest that it did.
As a "fresh" ex-member I find that it's like a form of therapy to
understand how Paul constructed the "modern-day" teachings of the
cult. What he took from where, and how he changed the original
Interestingly enough I'm retired right now until November 30, and
where I live I've got a nice high-speed Internet connection which
allows me to research all this stuff.
I found leads on the net to almost all of the terms from old "suggie"
to the "vairagis" and even a lead to where the number 971, which Paul
employed for himself as being the 971th "mahanta", might have come
from. But more on that later.
Even without the good research of David Lane, it's all out there, if
someone wants to look for it.
Bye for now,