So be sure to ask Ivo questions about his childhood, his family, his education, his finances, where he lives, how often he has bowel movements, anything that brings him down to the level of a human.
Well... I think that on the skydharma website they put all the other info, except the bowel movement thing. Sorry we missed that, it somehow completely slipped our collective cult mind.
So, to the point. I have bowel movements usually once a day these last months. Still adjusting to the Mexican climate and the heat, so the consistency of what comes out is still... inconsistent. The last few days it is more goat-like than human like, but still hard. At 39 years of age I continue to be amazed that every time I go to the toilet the experience is slightly different, unique. How is this possible I do not know.
I have always had problems with my bowels in my life. As a child I had IBS, a not very pleasant thing. When the spasms hit you you wish you were dead, especially if you are a kid. I used to spend a good deal of my early childhood in hospitals for this reason (hint: a genesis of a cult leader mentality). As the years passed I learned how to deal with this and what was actually going on. Now, on the rare occasions when it returns I go straight to the toilet and usually things get right quickly... As you can imagine I can give much more exhaustive information, just tell me if it is needed and what exactly you need to know.
By the way, sorry to hear about your childhood and that you got misled and used. We live in a messy world and we have to use our reasoning to get our bearings. Often even this is not enough and the karmic wind just starts blowing. I guess this is the reason the Buddhist teaching exists.
P.S. Sorry to distract you all from the "nature of a cult" discussion, when I see my name on the topic title vanity takes over and I just can not control myself