I have had some remarkable experiences meditating in a large group in the dome, and then practicing yogic flying.
Ok, to be really truthful, they were not as nice as the experiences MJ shared a few months ago, but they were pretty good, nonetheless. (-: I think all of us would like to see some nice solid of the ME, but absent that, I'm not going to throw the whole theory out the window. I have my own validating experiences, which really, I would not be inclined to share, and further, count me as one who believes, that even one person touching that transcendent field of life has an effect on his immediate and distant environment. And count me also, as one who believes in the state of enlightenment, and that those who have achieved it, produce a positive influence of that same immediate and distant environment. If you don't believe me, well, you don't believe me. (-: ---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, <fleetwood_macncheese@...> wrote : Ann, The Maharishi Effect, is not about belief. It is about a shift in identity, from me, to us. Not in some phony way, but an actual shift, in empathy, compassion, and even beyond that, sensing oneself, that 'finest feeling level, we are all familiar with, strengthening that, not just for me, but for everyone, everything, becoming a source of life giving and supporting energy, globally. That can never be accomplished within the obvious boundaries, of our individual minds and bodies . But, if we break down some of these self-imposed boundaries, of ourselves, again, not through belief, but through integrating experience, Being, then, this effect, of thousands of fliers (that being the sutra of greatest integration of Being), is truly one that unites us, as a global people, and begins to calm a rapidly changing world, in the direction of peace, and a better world. Not through belief, but by reaching a profound, and sustainable, Being. Maharishi always operated like that, from the intro lecture, on - peace begins at home, and once that is established, go for the world. It is a very exciting time, with every possible institution, system, leader, and big idea, under the microscope of ubiquitous communication, encyclopedias in a thumbprint, and everyone on the Internet. All it takes is the right momentum, at the right time, encouragement of the other side of life, away from violence, and exploitation. The genius of the Maharishi Effect, just as Maharishi accomplished with the TM technique, is to find the combination most efficient, in terms of the program for each individual, and their congregation, to effect world peace, in a mechanical way. There is no need for belief, or hope - As the Nike ad says, "Just Do It", and the rest follows. I promise. ---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, <awoelflebater@...> wrote : ---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, <no_re...@yahoogroups.com> wrote : ---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, <awoelflebater@...> wrote : ---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, <no_re...@yahoogroups.com> wrote : ---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, <mjackson74@...> wrote : You are being too kind - Actually, I thought I was being successfully rather sarcastic! I thought it was a really good post, I gave it two stars. Not too shabby, especially as I've got a stinking cold. Maybe double-edged would be a better description than sarcastic. I was serious though, even though I don't believe in it I think it's good that it's being tested again and with so many that it will leave us in no doubt. I can't imagine what the TMO will do when they don't have a leg to stand on regarding the Maharishi Effect. I know they'll just carry on regardless but they should take heed that we'll always be able to point to this and say "what about...". Unless it turns out they are right of course, in which case it'll be humble pie for the sceptics unless we're all too enlightened to care! Here is the thing, why isn't a meditation technique good enough to hang your hat on as a Movement? Why bother to start claiming all sorts of "Maharishi Effects" when all anyone really needs is a sound meditation technique? I don't know if TM is the greatest or bestest out there because I don't like sitting during my waking hours with my eyes closed when there is so much else to do and see so I simply don't scope out other techniques to compare. But the ME? I don't believe any of it for a minute. But why is the ME even necessary to put out there? If human beings are benefiting personally from a technique then the whole world should benefit due to the individuals becoming happier, calmer, more grounded.