“TM is NOT the cause of enlightenment - it simply provides the ideal opportunity for transcending. You are only going to get as much enlightenment as you are going to get.” Only as much as you are going to get. Nay, now don't take that wrong. But if at first you do not succeed in that illumination, then certainly try and try again. Enlightenment is something you can cultivate the grace of and that is something that some may have to do even with some discipline too. Certainly the effective method is in transcending meditation where you can more easily be all that you can and should Be, and join then also in the army of field effect meditators meditating in group. Certainly always take up quiet time to meditate for yourSelf and for others. The science is very clear on this now as so is scriptural experience of others before you. Do it regularly. Take the time. Even the enlightened then continue to meditate as much for others as for themselves in that state of Being. It is a great blessing. Make haste. "The whole purpose of life is to gain enlightenment. Nothing else is significant compared to that completely natural, exalted state of consciousness. So always strive for that. Set your life around that goal. Don't get caught up in small things, and then it will be yours." - Maharishi Mahesh Yogi Don't kid your Self Yours is a universal Being also. Sit up, don't sit back in life. Make spiritual haste while you got life. -Buck in the Dome
---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, <punditster@...> wrote: On 2/7/2014 4:26 PM, steve.sundur@... mailto:steve.sundur@... wrote: I know all about cc in 5 - 7 years > Actually, in over ten years of being a reader on Yahoo Groups and Google Grpups, I've never seen any proof that the TMO or MMY ever "promised anyone enlightenment in 5-7 years." This is a meme that's been posted on the internet for at least fifteen years without any proof. Maybe Barry got this phrase mixed up with the World Plan of five years. Go figure. But, I seriously doubt that MMY ever said such a thing - it's not in any MMY book, tape, video, or printed quote that I know of. This was never a promise Jerry Jarvis ever made, fer sure and it's not in any TM intro lecture that I ever heard. I've got a stack of SIMS literature and nowhere does it promise anyone enlightenment. First of all, it would be non-sensical to promise enlightenment to anyone - there were already people who had been TM meditating for over five years when the SRM was founded in the USA. And, second according to MMY, TM is NOT the cause of enlightenment - it simply provides the ideal opportunity for transcending. You are only going to get as much enlightenment as you are going to get.