---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, <curtisdeltablues@...> wrote :
Yes the Maharishi was a martyr myth, I know it well. The idea that an ambitious guy like Maharishi who showed no reclusive tendencies before or after the two years he claimed to have been camping in Uttar Kashi is absurd. He was an advance man for Guru Dev, that is how Jerry described it to me. He was never sitting around, he was constantly busy promoting the image of his teacher which was also a hallmark of his active life in the movement where he promoted himself. He had a flair for the dramatic and the sensational:Yogic flying come one come all! He was no more prone to sit around in a cave taking his morning dump outside than Donald Trump. He was used to living in the Hindu Vatican. And what did he do as soon as he had the means? He built cushy palaces for himself all over the world with silk wall paper and every other comfort he wanted. What it is with these "enlightened" guys? They always seem to love the good things in life - beautiful surroundings, nice rides, cashmere and silk clothing, expensive accoutrements in their fancy homes. What the hell? Oh, I guess they have something in common with the rest of us after all. I mean, I prefer a toilet to the woods and, when I can get it, toilet paper as well. It was no sacrifice for him to follow his ambitious nature, become a millionaire, bang a bunch of white chicks and jet set around the world collecting celebrities like Parez Hilton to popularize his brand. Save the world from self-destruction? I don't even need to refute that claim, it does that fine just being repeated to shine in its absurd glory!