--- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, Michael Jackson <mjackson74@...> wrote:
> It is true he did have his followers rub elbows with a few
> other "saints" but that was early in the Movement - by the
> time the sidhis came out in the 70's that was all over with.

Ah. But Barry was already a teacher by the time the
TM-Sidhis came out. Yet he says:

"From Day One of meeting him [Maharishi]...created a
sense of 'sin' or 'wrongdoing' in anyone who wanted
*to* meet them."

>  From: authfriend <authfriend@...>
> To: FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com 
> Sent: Tuesday, June 11, 2013 2:12 AM
> Subject: [FairfieldLife] Re: Fwd: Invitation: July 7-21 Governors Assembly at 
> MUM Fairfield
> --- 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.

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