--- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, turquoiseb <no_reply@...> wrote: > > --- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, "emptybill" <emptybill@> wrote: > > > > The reality outside of the incestuous guru-groupie ashrams of > > US/Europe/pseudo-India is far from the reality. MMY's edicts to > > prevent his psychophants from "contamination" by other truths > > was a control move to guarantee kowtowing fidelity. > > I like "psychophants." :-) And while I may disagree with > your use of the word "truths" to describe that which they > might have found by meeting other teachers, I completely > agree that it was Maharishi who tried desperately to keep > them from ever meeting them. From Day One of meeting him > he put down other teachers and traditions, and created > a sense of "sin" or "wrongdoing" in anyone who wanted > *to* meet them. It was *very* much the same vibe as > women who go berserk if their boyfriend or husband even > *looks* at another woman -- jealousy.
(Of course, no *man* ever goes berserk with jealousy if his girlfriend or wife looks at another man.) >From what I understand, it isn't true that Maharishi kept people from seeing other teachers. There are any number of stories, some of which have been told here, about Maharishi *arranging* meetings with various saints, including Muktananda, Tat Walla Baba, Anandamayi Ma, and others. There are even group photographs of the gatherings.