---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, <fleetwood_macncheese@...> wrote :

 "What struck me because I have spent quite a bit of time around old people in 
the last few years and it seemed obvious that Maharishi was clearly suffering 
from the diminished capacity of age and very likely dementia. He was not well." 

 Um, have you ever actually spent hours at a time with each resident of a 
nursing home, as in worked there, changing diapers, serving meals, doing bed 
checks? I have, and the thing that clearly distinguishes Maharishi's response, 
from that of someone suffering from dementia, is that Maharishi, despite some 
irritability, retains his focus. The same cannot be said of nursing home 
patients, with dementia. 

M: I didn't see him maintaining any "focus" but my point does not require a 
diagnosis of dementia, I was making a point about diminished capacity from an 
aging brain. The degree is not something we could know.

 

 J: Quite a stretch, from you, with a little cherry-picked "evidence" as 
garnish.

M: It is irrelevant to my point and the term cherry -picked evidence does not 
apply here. I was simply making an observation and drawing my own conclusions 
from seeing and hear the tape after having seen the guy for about a quadrillian 
hours before his obvious decline.

J: Seems very similar to the sort of things you have been accusing Nabby of 
lately, doesn't it?

M: They have nothing in common. Nabbie was trolling me and I used it to discuss 
what I felt like. He also doesn't understand the meaning of some English words 
but he isn't an English speaker or very bright so he gets a pass.

 J: I guess fairness only counts, when *you* are the target.

M: If you think Nabbie was being unfair please take it up with him.


 
---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, <curtisdeltablues@...> wrote :

 I was struck by the posted interview between the Aussie and the Maharishi 
through closed circuit TV where Maharishi was unable to field a question about 
whether or not he could actually fly by going into "you kids get off of my 
lawn" mode. What struck me because I have spent quite a bit of time around old 
people in the last few years and it seemed obvious that Maharishi was clearly 
suffering from the diminished capacity of age and very likely dementia. He was 
not well.

This observation only matters because at the heart of a lot of the premises in 
TM is that the state of consciousness in enlightenment transcends the 
functioning of the brain. This is the premise on which we have claims about 
witnessing deep sleep for example, and all the conjectural nonsense surrounding 
what happens after a "conscious" enlightened death. It is stated in different 
ways as a premise underneath many claims about how a person functions in 
enlightenment.

We saw Maharishi, who in his salad days would have gigglingly swatted away such 
a direct question calling him on an outrageous claim, completely flummoxed and 
left with a broom in his hand chasing the local scamps out of his rutabaga 
patch.

How can it be that "consciousness development" can have an effect on the person 
after their brain stops functioning and rots, when it couldn't even weather the 
storm of old age for the supposedly most developed person, Maharishi himself? 
Apparently consciousness development has the same impact as imagination 
development when it comes  to being able to resist the ravages of age. Brain 
functioning trumps all imagination of it being otherwise. And the difference 
between Maharishi in old age and my own father can only be seen clearly in the 
zeros in their bank accounts. 
 







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