--- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, "Richard J. Williams" <richard@...> wrote: > > > > navashok: > > Where does the TM technique come from? > > > From India and the Vedas? LoL! > > According to Mircea Eliade, only the rudiments of classic > Yoga are to be found in the Vedas, and while shamanism and > other techniques of ecstasy are documented among other > Indo-European people, "Yoga is to be found only in India > and in cultures influenced by Indian spirituality" (102).
I think there is only one truly Vedic mantra and that is OM. What Maharishi teaches as the Vedic tradition is actually the Tantric tradition appropriated by Brahmanism, through the teaching of Shri Vidhya. With Vedic literature, he means the Agamas. > Work cited: > > 'Yoga : Immortality and Freedom' > by Mircea Eliade > Princeton University Press, 1970 > > Read more: > > Subject: A decomposition of practice ertswhile abusers lore > Author: Willytex > Newsgroups: alt.meditation.transcendental > Date: February 6, 2005 > http://tinyurl.com/ykqy7zh > > Other titles of interst: > > 'Shamanism: Archaic Techniques of Ecstasy' > by Mircea Eliade > Princeton University Press; 2004 > > 'The Yoga Tradition: Its History, Literature, > Philosophy and Practice' > by Georg Feuerstein and Ken Wilbur > Hohm Press, 2001 >