I would say that both your reactive posting history here and Maharishi on that tape provide clear counter-evidence to you analogies on parade claims below.
"Balanced intellect" is a meaningless phrase you are parroting to sound profound. I think it works better in a dhoti surrounded by flowers. ---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, <fleetwood_macncheese@...> wrote : Good morning - A couple of observations -- First, enlightened people only think when they want to, or need to. That endless loop of thoughts, running mental energy in a circle, so common in waking state, is just about absent in an enlightened state. Lots of people refer to a state of grace, accompanying enlightenment, and this is the most significant feature of that, far fewer thoughts; silence, moving. So, a lot less wear and tear on the mental machinery. The mind as a result, tends to stay sharp and fresh, ever bathed in a deep, soothing silence, the arrow always all the way back on the bow. Also, an enlightened state brings with it, a balanced intellect, so there are not the stressors present. that cause dementia; the mind is not continuously trying to be somewhere else. It remains balanced. So, I find it highly unlikely that anyone enlightened, would be a candidate for dementia (no matter how much that might feed the wish fulfillment of others). ---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, <awoelflebater@...> wrote : ---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, <fleetwood_macncheese@...> wrote : Pardon my common sense, but all of this spinning, based on a few moments of videotape, strikes me as unscientific in the extreme. A bit of mental midgetry, imo. Might as well be speculating on the motives of Kim Kardashian, for all any of us knew of Maharishi during his last days. I agree with you. Like I said, I have not watched a tape of MMY, other than that cherry picked few moments by the Australian interviewer and documentary maker, since my days at MIU so that would have been 35+ years ago. I know that I have been influenced by what others here described as his mental infirmities and I have read their accounts of their own subjective observations of later tapes but have not gone to actually see them myself. However, the question still stands for me: Does enlightenment preclude the possibility of mental decay or even senility and the onset of Alzheimers? Not having been around elderly enlightened people I have no idea.