that's because you open the books with the belief that its some sort of high truth and I am looking at it like the authors were everyday guys who had occasional out of the ozone experiences. Same way many take it as a given that Marshy and other fakirs (or is that fakers?) are automatically considered enlightened and can do no wrong.
The acceptance of Indian beliefs as something special is the reason we have so much bull crap crap in the New Agers. It all started with Madame Blavatsky, Annie Besant and Alice Bailey and their acceptance of and writing about the Hindu mysticism. We could have done without it all, or as Edg would say, "BAH!" I miss Edg - he was pithy and erudite all at the same time. -------------------------------------------- On Sun, 2/16/14, steve.sun...@yahoo.com <steve.sun...@yahoo.com> wrote: Subject: Re: [FairfieldLife] RE: Drinking Vedic Coffee and Discerning 'Cult' from 'Sect' To: FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com Date: Sunday, February 16, 2014, 4:30 PM ---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, <mjackson74@...> wrote: And like everyone else in the world they wanted everyone else to corroborate their reality so they made a big deal out of it and created all the sacred books of the Hindoos that everybody was supposed to embrace if they were smart. Along comes Marshy, fanatic Hindoo, and he used the playbook to make a nice living for himself. I can't help but think MJ, that you have not had much exposure to some of the Vedic, or Hindu literature. I say that because I think you sort of misrepresent it. I am not saying that it is the "ultimate Truth", but you are painting a picture that I don't recognize, nor would, I think, most people who have had some exposure to it.