always the expert, Michael. ---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, <mjackson74@...> wrote :
Enlightenment AS DESCRIBED by fakir Marshy does preclude any form of mental infirmity - enlightenment as it ACTUALLY is - a state of seemingly expanded awareness defined in various ways according to who is claiming the state and what their experience is and what they are trying to sell seems to include every experience under the sun. From: salyavin808 <no_re...@yahoogroups.com> To: FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com Sent: Saturday, November 1, 2014 9:46 AM Subject: [FairfieldLife] Re: Maharishi's declining brain functioning ---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. In that case, why do you agree with Jim? I saw Marshy deteriorate over a ten year period because I lived in an academy and they had the Marshy channel on 24/7. This aint no spinning. I'm probably the best informed person here, it was excrutiating to watch and if they really cared about him they would have pulled the plug on his TV appearances long before the end. That's my Ha'porth. 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. Clearly, enlightenment isn't all it's cracked up to be in possibly every respect you can think of. It's a bit embarrassing that we all thought it was. The denial you hear comes from TBs who still hold it as the ultimate panacea they have been striving for their entire lives. Perfect health, infinite wisdom, eternal bliss etc and they got it all from the reesh, and then he turns out to be merely human after all. Like Guru Dev before him, and everyone else on Earth before and since. That's life.