--- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, Michael Jackson wrote: > > I'm surprised the TM purists have not taken you to task for suggesting the technique can be improved. >
Perhaps they're flabbergasted by my temerity : ) Duncan Barford in his delightful (and amusingly-entitled) little book, Handbook for the Recently Enlightened, suggests that those who pursue the bog-standard "head-trip" meditation techniques can end up "enlightened" but their enlightenment can be of a rather "autistic" nature. Think Osho/Gurdjieff/Aleister Crowley/Maharishi/Robin Carlsen/ . . . A fully-rounded enlightenment needs all the chakras opened in sequence. Perhaps those who have genuine but limited, autistic, awakenings end up founding cults - like Osho - but those who have the full complement of awakened chakras - Jesus (?), Buddha (?) - found world-historical religions?