Testing. Richard, maybe Domash didn't mention the tantric origins because Westerners can have such a narrow view of what tantra is. And that view does not include being a recluse!
On Wednesday, October 9, 2013 10:18 AM, Richard J. Williams <pundits...@gmail.com> wrote: It sounds to me like you wanted to believe there was pie up in the sky, but you failed to get any. Maybe you sucked as a baker or maybe you just couldn't sit still to do a simple kindergarden yoga pose. Go figure. Maybe you just conned yourself - at any rate, it must have been a powerful experience, since you're still talking about it after all these years. LoL! On 10/8/2013 12:26 PM, Michael Jackson wrote: >you knew him better than I did, but nah, it wasn't revolutionary, just another >con man using the best con man's trick in the world, i.e. the best cons are >ones that contain some truth, or have something that is of some value. > >Let's not forget that the term con artist means confidence artist. > > >A confidence trick is an attempt to defraud a person or group after first >gaining their confidence, in the classical sense of trust. > >In David Mamet's film House of Games, the main con artist gives a slightly >different description of the "confidence game". He explains that, in a typical >swindle, the con man gives the mark his own confidence, encouraging the mark >to in turn trust him. The con artist thus poses as a trustworthy person >seeking another trustworthy person. > > > > >________________________________ > From: turquoiseb <no_re...@yahoogroups.com> >To: FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com >Sent: Tuesday, October 8, 2013 8:16 AM >Subject: [FairfieldLife] Re: MMY and Siddha Tradtions > > > > >--- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, Michael Jackson wrote: >> >> what about it was revolutionary? He wasn't the only Indian guru >> who came to the states and europe to promote his schtick you know. > >It was revolutionary in that he found a way to present a technique >of meditation designed for beginners, as a mere starting point from >which to explore more interesting techniques, as the "end point" >of meditation itself. In other words, he presented a kindergarten >level of meditation as "the best, most effective form of meditation >on the planet," and convinced millions of people it was true. > >I'd call the chutzpah of that pretty revolutionary, wouldn't you? :-) > > > >