---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, <turquoiseb@...> wrote :
From: "anartaxius@... [FairfieldLife]" <FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com> To: FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com Sent: Wednesday, October 15, 2014 3:19 PM Subject: Re: [FairfieldLife] Hagelin's Response to Hammond's Nov. 30 TM Meeting Buck, if you have happened to have read Michael' posts here, he seems very passionate in what he feels is right, not cold at all. And all of us here have had the 'blessings' of the movement and it has produced what you see here on FFL. The result is as varied as life itself. Maybe only 10% of those who learn TM stick with it, and 90% end up doing something else or just stopping. Those who drop off but do something else that works for them, be happy for them. Some drift off the spiritual path, and some reach the end of the path and walk off (the only rational thing to do in that case). Those that oppose the movement are testing its mettle, its truthfulness, its integrity, for they find it wanting. The ones that are dangerous are the ones that remain on the path forever; they are the ones that have truly failed. The last sentence contains a valuable point. What could be more *embarrassing* than spending 30 or 40 years of one's life pursuing a spiritual path that led nowhere, and then actually being content with being nowhere? Where is "nowhere"? Sounds like a Zen koan of some sort. Think of it, "I am nowhere" and let's add, "I am nobody". How does that work? Sounds positively transcendental. You have to be nowhere and nobody to have arrived and to become. LOL.