Oh gawd! I can see this is going to be a "palms to eyes" day on  FFL.  
Michael, you did not do TTC, correct?  I don't think you've ever claimed 
to but you've probably got folks like me who did rolling on the floor 
laughing.  Out of respect I won't say why.  However, gurus write down 
mantras all the time.  It is the personal practice of meditation not 
just in TM but other paths as well where you are not supposed to give 
out your personal mantra even if the guru gives out the same one to 
everybody.  But then by logic you might ask what happens if someone 
becomes a TM teacher and in the process doesn't have an advanced 
technique (and probably why MMY gave them out on TTCs) but just the 
first technique?

On 04/22/2013 04:10 AM, Michael Jackson wrote:
> the guy who wrote the books says that when he was made a teacher on the 
> Rishikesh course (yeah the one with the Beatles) Marshy wrote the 2 mantras 
> the guy was supposed to teach on a pad of paper with the ages that were 
> appropriate - under 13 years of age, one for over 13
> I guess since Marshy was "enlightened" it was ok for him to write the mantras 
> down
> ________________________________
>   From: sparaig <lengli...@cox.net>
> To: FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com
> Sent: Sunday, April 21, 2013 6:11 PM
> Subject: [FairfieldLife] Re: Secrets of the Mantras
> In TM theory, it isn't that mantras are kept secret for the sake of a 
> secret,, but because the process of meditation and the process of speaking 
> the mantra aloud or writing it down, are contrary to one another.
> There's even a physiological explanation that might explain why this is so.
> L
> --- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, Bhairitu <noozguru@...> wrote:
>> On 04/21/2013 01:14 PM, Michael Jackson wrote:
>>> Just got off the phone with one of my old TM friends in North Carolina - he 
>>> just finished reading the Secret of the Mantras - if what he told me was 
>>> accurate I don't see how one could read the book and not see what a damned 
>>> old fraud Marshy was
>> I recall when I came back from TTC I bought a book on the Vedas that had
>> recently been published.  In the book I found the list of many of the
>> beej mantras used in TM with the statement that "many Indians recite
>> these mantras before having sex." :-D
>> Mantras in general are not secret at all.  However one given my a guru
>> is generally kept secret because of the belief that it will weaken the
>> effect of the mantra for the practitioner if they give it out.  This is
>> true even if the guru gives everyone the same mantra.

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