I think one of the signposts of the lack of oomph the TMO has is the fact that after Oprah came out in support of TM there was so far as I know no explosion of people getting initiated. Normally whatever Oprah endorses temporarily zooms in popularity and lots of her fans run go get it. If this had happened, I think the TMO would have been crowing about it to high heaven.
________________________________ From: seekliberation <seekliberat...@yahoo.com> To: FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com Sent: Tuesday, February 5, 2013 6:42 AM Subject: [FairfieldLife] Re: Rama,Krishna, Buddha are nothing By saying MMY is greater than Rama, Krishna, and Buddha, you've put yourself in the same category of the 'Hare Krishnas' who once claimed there will never be a master as great as Swami Prabhupadha. I remember when I was at MIU many students would always ask why this knowledge disappeared and why it can't be easily spread to the masses. The reply, which is a direct quote from MMY, is that 'Pure Knowledge is like water that shatters on the hard rocks of ignorance'. So it's a default answer anytime someone asks. Basically, it's a very benevolent way of saying 'because people are dumbasses'. But after seeing the behaviour and actions of many people in the TMO, I'm convinced that it's not just that people are ignorant. It's also because followers of 'pure knowledge' develop a lot of narcissistic and arrogant traits that make anything they have to say seem very unattractive to anyone. It reminds me of a public speech by John Hagelin in either 1996 or 2000. He stood up in front of a crowd talking about failed government policy vs. enlightened policy. And though I agree with many ideas he expressed, what I noticed about him was something very peculiar. There was this blatantly arrogant tone in his voice and body language combined with a know-it-all attitude. When I watched that speech, I prayed to God that he never gets any significant publicity. Saturday night live and other comedians would eat someone like him alive after seeing a speech like that. It is obvious to me that the reason the NLP didn't gain much momentum, and TM isn't marketing that well is not because everyone is dumb. It's because those following the TMO/NLP/MMY the closest have so many bizarre traits that nobody will listen to them. So before we go around and say MMY is the greatest master (or whatever term you want to use), I would be cautious to see how long his influence really lasts. None of us were alive when Buddha, Krishna, or Rama were around, so we have no idea how many people were positively influenced by them. Besides, we don't really know if Krishna or Rama really existed, speculation only. But the bottom line is that Buddha, Krishna, and Rama have all given rise to many religious nuts and cults that I'm sure are far off track from the original teaching. And I don't see any indication that the TMO is on any different path than all the other nutcase cults that exist in this world. I firmly believe we are capable of screwing up the spreading of TM to the world in the same way Bhuddism and Hinduism have resulted in many screwed up cults and followers. In other words, it's not 'Pure Knowledge shattering on the hard rocks of ignorance', but perhaps its 'Followers of Pure teachings becoming unattractive and narcissistic megolamaniacs that nobody wants to listen to' that destroys the chances of spirituality expanding in this world. seekliberation --- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, nablusoss1008 wrote: > > > > --- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, navashok wrote: > > > > > > > > --- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, srijau@ wrote: > > > > > > there are nothing when compared to Maharishi and what he has done. > > > > Let me guess.. creating the biggest spiritual egos? > > > Correct, universal egos :-) >