then the whole thing is bull crap - look at the way TM is touted and hyped as a panacea for everything from bad grades, failing relationships to PTSD - you are just making excuses.
I bow to the TM Free Facebook page's quip - it ways it better than I could have: "National Co-director of TM's Committee for Stress-free Schools scrubbed off TM and David Lynch Foundation sites after revelations of child molestation. 30 years of TM for an Ideal Society!" ________________________________ From: feste37 <no_re...@yahoogroups.com> To: FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com Sent: Wednesday, October 8, 2014 12:18 PM Subject: Re: [FairfieldLife] Stephen Collins Admits to Molesting Underage Girl You are right, Share. I have never seen a claim that TM cures pedophilia or any other sexual disorder. It doesn't have any effect on those kinds of things. ---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, <sharelong60@...> wrote : Michael, I'd say that TM helped him in his work. But he needed specific help in his personal life. Obviously in that area of life, his damage was serious and needed expert attention. I'm mystified as to why he didn't seek that. Meanwhile, based on my own experience, I suggest: toss the bath water! Keep the baby... On Wednesday, October 8, 2014 10:54 AM, "Michael Jackson mjackson74@... [FairfieldLife]" <FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com> wrote: The thing is, both Collins and the TMO have hyped his practice of TM and TMSP as that which keeps him on a even keel in the entertainment world - they make big claims for his practice doing all kinds of stuff for him. ________________________________ From: "Share Long sharelong60@... [FairfieldLife]" <FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com> To: "FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com" <FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com> Sent: Wednesday, October 8, 2014 11:01 AM Subject: Re: [FairfieldLife] Stephen Collins Admits to Molesting Underage Girl Michael, certainly I have been exposed to the TMO more than most people. I've been in FF for 26 years and lived on campus for the first 14 of those years. I earned both an MA in SCI and an MS in psychology from MUM. During that time I took relationship workshops because I realized that I needed specific knowledge about successfully navigating that often complicated area of life. In large part I left campus 12 years ago because I realized that I had "issues" and that I needed to deal with them with expert help. Maybe I'm just more practical than Stephen Collins! But in almost 40 years, I have only missed between 5 and 10 meditations. And that was due to illness or traveling. And includes the 7 years when I did not have contact with MUM or the TMO. I did my TMSP at home. We don't really know any details about Stephen's TMSP practice. Thus to draw conclusions is not really useful. I see the TMO as part of a world that is constantly evolving. And recently, I see the TMO itself evolving. Take the best and leave the rest! On Wednesday, October 8, 2014 9:45 AM, "Michael Jackson mjackson74@... [FairfieldLife]" <FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com> wrote: Perhaps that TM is a technique that can be of great benefit to some, and, on its own, not to others. I agree that may be true for some, the problem is that the Old Fraud and his organization, the Movement have always make outrageous unsupportable claims for the efficacy and benefits of of TM for EVERYONE. This gives people who know nothing about TM unreasonable expectations and sets them up for disappointment on many levels. If one reads and listens to the hype about TM and TMSP the existence of a mental/emotional state that would lead one to be a child molester should not be possible in someone who has done TMSP for decades. Yet it happens. If the TMO billed TM for what it actually is, instead of what they claim for it, I would never say a word. It is the fraud, the lies and the misuse of people that makes the TMO a fundamentally corrupt and disgusting organization. And the meditation itself is mediocre - it is not the superlative better than any other technique, superior to all others the Movement does and Marshy did claim that it is. ________________________________ From: "Share Long sharelong60@... [FairfieldLife]" <FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com> To: "FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com" <FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com> Sent: Wednesday, October 8, 2014 10:18 AM Subject: Re: [FairfieldLife] Stephen Collins Admits to Molesting Underage Girl Good day lurking reporters, yes Stephen Collins, who has molested children, has been a TM advocate. So too has Father Gabriel Mejia been a TM advocate. And he has rescued hundreds of Columbian street children with TM central to his efforts. What reasonable conclusions can be drawn from these opposite stories? Perhaps that TM is a technique that can be of great benefit to some, and, on its own, not to others. >From my own experience I'd say that TM is necessary for full psychological >development. But in some cases, it is not sufficient. Nor is TM sufficient to >heal a toothache. Or a broken finger. Or a floundering marriage. Again, in my own experience, I'd say TM is perfect for preparing the ground for healing. And I think of it as my only spiritual practice. What I do to deal with my Attachment Disorder, those I think of as my healing modalities. They are complementary to my TM practice. But they could never replace it. On Wednesday, October 8, 2014 2:04 AM, "TurquoiseBee turquoiseb@... [FairfieldLife]" <FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com> wrote: From: "Michael Jackson mjackson74@... [FairfieldLife]" <FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com> To: "FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com" <FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com> Sent: Tuesday, October 7, 2014 9:59 PM Subject: Re: [FairfieldLife] Stephen Collins Admits to Molesting Underage Girl And where are the TM apologists here on FFL on this revelation? Deadly silent! They have shifted into "shoot the messenger" mode. There is, after all, *nothing* they can say to "apologize away" one of the TMO's superstars being investigated for child molestation. So since they can't excuse it away, they'll try to distract from it by attacking you and anyone else who brings it up. Hadn't you noticed this trend? All of the lurking reporters have. ________________________________ From: wgm4u <no_re...@yahoogroups.com> To: FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com Sent: Tuesday, October 7, 2014 3:16 PM Subject: [FairfieldLife] Stephen Collins Admits to Molesting Underage Girl Huh? I thought TM *automatically* made one a better person...in just a few years no less! Gee, maybe MMY was, shall we say, *embellishing* the supposed benefits? More hyperbole from the great one I guess! Today Stephen Collins, tomorrow, Raja Roger Ram? (and this is the highest teaching on the planet?) '7th Heaven' Dad Stephen Collins Admits to Molesting Underage Girl, Fallout Reaches Hollywood By Suzy Byrne Suzy Byrne See our Celebrity writer Suzy Byrne's profile on Yahoo Celebrity. View Suzy Byrne's latest posts. View on celebrity.yahoo.com Preview by Yahoo View photo. Stephen Collins (Getty Images)Stephen Collins, who played minister and family man the Rev. Eric Camden on TV's 7th Heaven, confessed to his now ex-wife that he molested an underage girl and exposed himself to two others, prompting police on both coasts to examine his admission and Hollywood to distance itself from the actor. "There is a formal complaint on file and the incident is being investigated by the Manhattan Special Victims Squad," the NYPD confirmed to The Insider With Yahoo.