|Rawat and his followers have a high level of anxiety about mental illness, TheKeys follows an established pattern with the Clause # 5 :
"I understand that some unresolved mental and emotional health
problems may interfere with the ability to make choices related to asking for,
practicing, and enjoying Knowledge. As far as I am aware, I am free from any
conditions that would impair my ability to ask for, practice, and enjoy
The publication of such a clause promotes the position that 'any and every'
mental or emotional health problem may undermine the ability of an individual to
'perform' as a meditator. Those suffering from any kind of mental and emotional
health problem are cast as lepers, unfit to enter into Prem Rawat's
enlightenment of Knowledge.
The attitude of Prem Rawat and his followers, to psychological and emotional
distress has been on public display for sometime on the Elan Vital websites :
Prem Rawat, Elan Vital and The Prem Rawat Foundation can not claim ignorance
of the legal implications of TheKeys agreement that they seek to impose on
participants - the past use of lawyers by Prem Rawat and his organisations shows
familiarity with the legal process. The action by Strook, Strook and Lavan was
copied to key Rawat advisor
Charles Glasser of Bloomberg Media
while high profile MoFo Associate
is a member of the TPRF Board.
It is difficult not to conclude that it is a
tenet of Rawat's teaching that psychological and emotional distress are an
insurmountable handicap to achieving inner happiness.