--- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, wmurphy77 <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
> --- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, Rick Archer 
> <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
> snip
> > The way I heard the story, it was the Shankaracharya, or the guy 
> MMY was
> > propping up as the Shankaracharya (I can't begin to keep the 
> details of that
> > whole mess straight) who suggested to MMY, during a quick trip to 
> India
> > during the Fiuggi course, that he offer something more to the 
> Westerners. So
> > Maharishi pulled out a copy of the Yoga Sutras and began 
> experimenting on
> > half a dozen of the M-group types around him (I got this account 
> from one of
> > them). The sidhis didn't come out until 1977. The 1% effect came 
> out when
> > Domash was reigning physicist in 1974. There was a campaign in 
> UK in
> > which one of the slogans was "you can be one of the 99 if you can 
> get one of
> > your friends to be the one." Square root of 1% came out soon 
> the
> > sidhis, and Domash or Hagelin was physicist at that point. It was 
> still
> > Domash until about 1980. Anyway, I think the theory preceded the 
> research.
> > In other words, the theory of 1% or square root of 1% was bandied 
> about
> > before any societal testing was done. And Maharishi spent 
> hours
> > discussing this and lecturing about it. It's not like it was 
> foisted on him
> > by cunning physicists. As always, he was calling the shots. He 
> tickled
> > pink to get a theory that would absolve him from having to get 
> of the
> > world's population meditating, or even 1%. Anyway, I don't think 
> this
> > particular point has much to do with the failure of the movement. 
> Although
> > the advent of the sidhis sure scared off a lot of respectable 
> who were
> > beginning to take it seriously.
> Thanks Rick, for the History lesson, I needed it. At any rate, it 
> really 
> supports my contention that MMY has rested the entire welfare of 
> TMorg's success on these bogus studies!! It's psuedo-science, it 
> hasn't been proven satisfactorily. Remember.."thru the window of 
> science".  We might as well replace Guru Dev's picture with that of 
> the greatest scientest of our age, the great John Hagelin!!  MMY's 
> biggest mistake was, is, and always will be, the Siddhi's program!

Unless you happen to find the Siddhis program of personal use, of 

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