Just in for a quick lunch and catching up. Beautifully explained, Nablusoss. Thanks. A taliban's version of the New TM Movement. Very tight, I like the last two paragraphs that really catch the ultra-tru-believer's element in this for perspective. Many are the interested elements in this community. It is hard to say any one thing about meditators or the movement. It's a bit of a three-ring circus to watch. -Buck out standing in his field.
--- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, nablusoss1008 <no_reply@...> wrote: > > Thanks John, beautiful post in it's positivity. And unique on this forum > because you are one of perhaps only 5 posters here altogether that does TM > regularily and have a non-agressive take on the TMO. So your idea of sending > it here was perhaps a bit too enthusiastic, it will unfortunately only fuel > more vile attacs on the TMO from the regulars here, most of whom have not > done TM in decades. > > Aside from that it is impossible to disagree with you on any point, except > for perhaps the most important; your idea that the > > "The goal of this organization is not to appeal to a particular leader or > person, but to the widest possible audience who will appreciate and practice > the TM program in its purity." > and > "....reach the widest possible audience who will appreciate and practice the > TM program in its purity. This is the goal. This is what the TM organization > is about." > > This is a widespread misunderstanding due largely to being stuck in > Maharishi's old thinking or having been exposed only to this timeframe of > Maharishi's philosophy on video, strategies that were perfect until about > 1985. As the Age of Enlightenment grew and became an irreversible process the > old thinking based on the individual was replaced with the concern for > groups, and ultimately the whole world. Already in 1980, after having > prevented the WWII during the winther of 1979, Maharishi said "From today no > more meditators are necessary". Thus Maharishi's focus shifted and the TMO as > we know it became in many ways obsolete, left unattended also by it's own > Founder simply because it had no more function other than being the > safekeeper of the purity of the teaching. No small task, but the real job of > securing permanent world peace was given to the Rajas and the Vedic Pundits, > a responsebility that remains theirs to this day. > > So my advice to you would be to "stay calm and carry on". Continue with your > beautiful programme, knowing that some obstacles like bad smell or bad food > or whatever will be thown into the mix at regular intervals, they don't > matter much. Forget about the mismanagement of the TMO, it is irrelevant for > you. Forget that the TMO must become in better shape to save the world, they > won't and their task isn't. Let them do their bit as you do yours, life is > too short to waste on such small things. > One last thing; please see as many as possible of Maharishi's newest tapes > that are available on youtube. Perhaps what I've stated above will be > clearer. Thank you again for your well meaning post. > Jai Guru Dev >