You already answered your own question: For our practice we select only the > suitable mantras of personal Gods. Such mantras fetch to us the > grace of personal Gods and make us happier in every walk of > life."
________________________________ From: authfriend <authfri...@yahoo.com> To: FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com Sent: Sunday, February 24, 2013 11:55 AM Subject: [FairfieldLife] Re: David Lynch Is Back --- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, Michael Jackson wrote: > > that is a good quote - and it points out something else the > former skin boy told me which was that in his opinion, TM is > all about the the accumulation of personal power rather than > being a path to enlightenment as in we repeat the names of > gods or goddesses Back to the original issue: Did Maharishi say in this quote that TM involves repeating the names of gods or goddesses? Or did he say something a little different? (Just for the record, we've had several lengthy discussions of this Beacon Light quote here over the years. I guess Xeno wasn't here for the last one. I'm not sure there's anything to be said about the quote that hasn't been said before more than once, but we might as well go over it again.) Oh, and are enlightenment and "the accumulation of personal power" mutually exclusive? For that matter, does "make us happier in every walk of life" even refer to "personal power"? > so they will give us good stuff - either way, the end result > is the kinds of behavior that the TMO leaders and even low > to mid level managers exhibit - unpleasant, deceitful, > arrogant etc. Yep TM is a goooooood thing to do. And even if > you like Lynch's movies for their artistic value as films, > the subject matter is often some sick twisted stuff - and he > credits TM with unleashing his creativity to make such trash Wait. Is it trash, or does it have artistic value? > And to answer J's question - empty's quoting an old post don't > cut no ice wid me cuz I don't believe it. Period. Right. As I said, you are unwilling or unable to address the case emptybill made. You won't even address the question of whether the opinion of a skin boy trumps that of a respected scholarly Hindu yogi. "The skin boy said it, I believe it, that settles it." I could swear I've seen that on a bumper sticker somewhere. > ________________________________ > From: authfriend > To: FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com > Sent: Sunday, February 24, 2013 11:10 AM > Subject: [FairfieldLife] Re: David Lynch Is Back > > > Â > --- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, "Xenophaneros Anartaxius" wrote: > > > > While I do not want to get into this particular sparring match > > between MJ and JS about whether TM is a devotional practice or > > not, > > What Michael and I are actually "sparring" about is > Michael's unwillingness--or inability--to address the > case emptybill made that TM is not a devotional > practice. > > > the following link points to a few pages of Maharishi's Theory > > of Spiritual development from 1955, which is the earliest > > document I know of that describes his system of meditation. > > Actually the link doesn't "point to" anything. It doesn't > work (HTTP 404). > > > This is a PDF document, an excerpt from 'Beacon Light of the > > Himalayas'. > > And I'll just bet it's the excerpt in which Maharishi says: > > "...We find that any sound can serve our purpose of training the > mind to become sharp. But we do not select any sound like 'mike', > flower, table, pen, wall etc. because such ordinary sounds can > do nothing more than merely sharpening the mind; whereas there > are some special sounds which have the additional efficacy of > producing vibrations whose effects are found to be congenial > to our way of life. This is the scientific reason why we do not > select any word at random. For our practice we select only the > suitable mantras of personal Gods. Such mantras fetch to us the > grace of personal Gods and make us happier in every walk of > life." > > Right? > > > Because the TMO did not exist then, and this was published without a > > copyright, I will assume it is in the public domain. > > > > http://bit.ly/YQmNKW > > >