Alright especially for Steve and Buck - even though Bob Roth says the TMO has a "modest income" let's say the Indian English newspapers got it right when they reported last summer that the Indian arm of the TMO alone is worth over 1 billion, 114 million US dollars.
Now if TM and all its other programs are the royal gift and sovereign remedy for PTSD sufferers, at risk students and prison inmates (as well as everyone else in the world) why does the TMO through the David Lynch Foundation continue to beg the public to fund its efforts? Why, if TM is as royal a gift as they claim does the TMO not have a dedicated team of 200 teachers go all over this country teaching TM to these populations and anyone else who wants it and fund this teaching effort themselves? If the TMO gave each of these 200 teachers $50,000.00 per year, plus expenses the total cost of salaries would be 10 million per year. Then adding in expenses, let's say another 5 million a year. 15 million a year total costs for teaching, well I don't know how many people a teacher can initiate in one day, but let's say 7 initiations per teacher per day. Let's say that 150 teachers actually initiate and the other 50 have support roles of some kind. In one week, that would be 1,050 people per week learning TM, assuming one course per week being taught. Time off for the teacher for 2 weeks per year vacation, plus no courses on Christmas, Thanksgiving, Fourth of July and so on. Let's postulate the teachers have 6 weeks per year off for vacation and holidays. So in one year there would be 46 courses of 1,050 people initiated for a total of 48,300 people learning TM every year. In the course of 10 years, there would be an additional 483,000 TM'ers on planet earth at a cost of 150 million dollars which if the funds were taken from the Indian branch of the TMO would leave them with nearly 1 billion dollars US. The numbers of new initiates could be higher if 2 courses were taught per week or more TM teachers were paid to do it. If there was really anything to the idea that the mantra won't work unless there is "dakshina" or an offering of fruit, flowers and money, the initiates could each give 5 dollars as dakshina, this would fulfill the requirements of dakshina, and give the TMO teachers $241,500 per year to use as petty cash and help pay expenses. This would also mean that there would be potentially nearly half a million new sidhas each year in the US able to do group program together. If the TMO would also fund local centers and pay maybe four TM teachers per center to run things, have advanced lectures, checking and of course organize local group flying. Let's say the cost of this would equal new initiations each year, so at the end of 10 years the TMO would have paid out another 150 million dollars. This would leave the TMO with over 500 million dollars in assets (assuming the Indian TMO is funding things) and more than enough yogic flyers to tip the balance from negative energy to positive energy all over the world. If the Maharishi Effect is real, this would create world peace in 10 years for real. Now tell me why the TMO doesn't do this? My answer is several fold. One: The TMO always existed to fund Maharishi and the Shrivastava boys. Now it just goes to the Shrivastava boys. Two: The TMO has made sure for nearly 60 years that it does not pay, it gets paid. Three: Tony Nader, Bevan and all the other raja's are also clearly on the TMO payroll and want to get paid, not pay out. Three: Laying out the numbers as I have here, it is clear to me that if the Maharishi Effect is real and verifiable, and that world peace, prosperity, safety and a good life for all is dependent on large numbers of people practicing TM and TM Sidhis program, then there can only be two conclusions one can logically reach which are: Conclusion number one - the Shrivastava boys and the rajas don't give a rat's ass about the well being of the world - if they did care, and the TM and TM Sidhi Superradiance Effect is real, they should do it now. Conclusion number two - the Shrivastava boys and the rajas know damn good and well the programs they claim will bring enlightenment and world peace won't do it, so they won't fund them to be proven liars, hucksters and frauds. If they keep CLAIMING it works, they can keep getting funding for what is gonna happen - selling futures that never arrive. So have at it FFL!