? “..the role of principle Barry hater - and you have to admire the gusto!”
No, we all rate posts as we may read them on spectrum; from posts that make:
Observations, to suggestions, to criticism, by negativity and tone, to
apostasy, thence to active anger and hating. In reading these posts I feel Ann
through reading the individual postings here simply lost some faith more in
Turq by her better understanding of his writing and approach here after reading
the Lenz book that was posted here. It is that simple also.
I always read the Turq and feel he has a valid perspective from having 'been
there' at a time, by his contrast with spiritual experience like Fleet's, and
now I feel I have an even better understanding of him as a critic from this
recent Freddy Lenz/Rama thread on FFL. Context often is everything.
That is something that is particularly good about the writing on FFL, that it
often can render down what is truth. Judy was very much part of that process
when she was here. Ann also helps with that by virtue of her mind about things
and by life experience as context about things here. Some here have been pricks
and Ann may be prickly towards people at times. Rick seems to welcome almost
everyone contributing to the related topics of FairfieldLife. I thank Rick for
that. Public forum is often one of the best checks against theocratic tyranny.
There was an amazing open meeting last night in meditating Fairfield where
everything was on the table in front of a bunch of the higher-up apparatchiks
of the new TM movement. For upward pressures on the organization being beyond
theocratic control, FFL has long been a part of the calculus of the meditating
Fairfield communal culture.
There is a lot of change going on inside right now by virtue of the attention
of public forum. Turq in his way has been part of that for years by force of
his experience, personality and writing. I would miss him if he gets entirely
hounded or completely embarrassed off of this forum. In the same way I feel it
was really mean the way they hounded Judy personally off this list and out of
this community. Rick and the moderators should have stopped that before the
I would hope we could all be kinder with one another in process.
Jai Guru Dev,
-Buck in the Dome