Do you remember how many people you taught TM to, and what would you estimate the number who were still doing TM a year after their initiation?
________________________________ From: "Bhairitu noozg...@sbcglobal.net [FairfieldLife]" <FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com> To: FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com Sent: Monday, October 13, 2014 2:25 PM Subject: Re: [FairfieldLife] Re: About Nov. 30 Note that I'm not defending the movement. I can teach meditation myself with a program that is better than TM but I don't push it nor hang a shingle but am willing to teach anyone who is interested. That training and authority came from by tantra teacher. I think TM is "Yoga Lite" and the way it is not will definitely not work for everyone. Maharishi I'm sure knew that and just figured if it didn't work for someone they'd move on to something just as folks in India find a teaching from a particular guru isn't working for them they find another guru. It's part of the culture. When TM was $75 for an adult to learn that was no problem and it made a good social outlet for folks of similar interest. Our medical establishment often speaks and acts as if everyone has metabolic syndrome just as TM treats the public as they are all pitta. Not everyone has metabolic syndrome and getting caught in such a shotgun approach to treating it can be disastrous if you don't have that problem. Similarly with TM. I wanted to know what was "behind" TM and I wasn't about to get that from the movement. That I got from other teachers and from a trip to India to demystify that culture. On 10/13/2014 10:29 AM, Michael Jackson mjackso...@yahoo.com [FairfieldLife] wrote: >I also find it interesting that many who still defend the Movement or think it >is doing good or that TM itself is valuable don't actually teach TM anymore >and in many cases don't even do TM anymore. That says more about the >"goodness" of TM and its organization than anything else they can say about it. > > > > >________________________________ > From: "Bhairitu noozg...@sbcglobal.net [FairfieldLife]" > <FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com> >To: FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com >Sent: Monday, October 13, 2014 12:47 PM >Subject: Re: [FairfieldLife] Re: About Nov. 30 > > > > >I'm curious, how would you feel about TM if it was today only $125 and maybe >taught over a weekend workshop? Or maybe even the first technique free? What >bothers you more the money or the supposed link to 'Hinduism'? > >On 10/13/2014 09:27 AM, Michael Jackson mjackso...@yahoo.com [FairfieldLife] >wrote: > > > > > >>I am curious how you feel it is "doing good in the world" when it has thrived >>off of lies, misinformation and the cultish beliefs and antics it has used >>for decades? Do you mean just by the fact it still teaches TM to folks who >>were not meditators before? >> >> >> >> >>________________________________ >> From: "'Rick Archer' r...@searchsummit.com [FairfieldLife]" >> <FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com> >>To: FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com >>Sent: Monday, October 13, 2014 11:15 AM >>Subject: RE: [FairfieldLife] Re: About Nov. 30 >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >>From:FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com [mailto:FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com] On >>Behalf Of nablusoss1008 >>Sent: Monday, October 13, 2014 3:36 AM >>To: FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com >>Subject: [FairfieldLife] Re: About Nov. 30 >> >> >>It's part of Rick Archer's long-time strategy to try to split up and weaken >>the Movement. >>I have no such strategy. I just forward stuff that’s relevant to FFL. That >>includes stuff from Hagelin, Orme-Johnson, etc. I wish the movement well. I >>think it’s doing a lot of good in the world. But it will only thrive if it >>conducts itself with honesty and integrity and purges itself from cultish >>nonsense, much of which was introduced by MMY. >> >> > > >