On 11/1/2014 12:53 PM, Michael Jackson mjackso...@yahoo.com
The idea that Marshy lived in seclusion after Guru Dev kicked the
bucket is from only one source - Marshy.
/You are mistaken - this is a matter of record according to Paul Mason.
///After the passing of SBS, he/ went to the Upper Kashi to take some
time off - after thirteen years of service to the monestery - so he
I think it much more likely that he spent that two years lounging
around on his parents couch, sucking his thumb and sulking since he
wasn't able to rub elbows with the Hindu elite he schmoozed with at
/Apparently he spent time with the Shankaracharya - you can't get much
more elite than that for schmoozing. /
His old man raised hell with him for lazing around not looking for a
job while his mommy cooed to him and fed him his favorite gulab jamons
- only after his old man tossed him out on his ear did he decide to
create a fake guru persona and seek his fortune by blabbering and not
/According to what I've read, MMY was already known all over India for
serving the Shankaracharya of Jyotirmath. He was in fact an unofficial
representative when he went down to Kerala to attend the Spiritual
Had he been more astute he could have made more money more quickly by
selling nostrums and snake oil - it would be another 25 years or so
till he hit upon that idea.
/Most anyone could have come up with the same ideas, except maybe you
because you are too dumb. Go figure./
But all he did was predicated on people's gullibility and willingness
to believe he was above normal men.
/It's not that complicated - all he needed to do was think up a catchy
name for a common Indian meditation technique he learned from SBS, and
bring it to America. He already had the yogi look for the marketing.
So, he meditated in the Himalayas with yogis and then came out of the
Himalayas looking like a yogi. In America, if someone comes out of the
Himalayas and he looks and talks like a yogi, then he probably is a yogi
of some sort. /
*Maharishi: The Biography*
By Paul Mason
Element Books, 1994
*From:* "curtisdeltabl...@yahoo.com [FairfieldLife]"
*Sent:* Saturday, November 1, 2014 1:00 PM
*Subject:* Re: [FairfieldLife] Re: Curtis's declining brain functioning
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.
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!
---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, <no_re...@yahoogroups.com> wrote :
Maharishi's life was a total sacrifice, he could have stayed in the
Himalayas with a few students and pursued the refinements you are
mentioning. He made his choice and he kept saying that he was "a
normal human being". He didn't have the time to pursue further
physical developments, he hardly slept, instead there was a total
focus on bringing the knowledge which could, and did, save the world
---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, <noozguru@...> wrote :
I suspect that folks were very disappointed that like some gurus MMY
didn't stay sharp in mind until he decided it was time to bail and
"drop the body." That's a lot of work but the whole thing about yoga
is learning to control the autonomic nervous system and keep aging
away. Some are good at and others not. Higher states of consciousness
come as a by-product.
I changed the subjectline as it is more appropriate.
Curtis is trying to distract attention from his own misery on
the streets and general failures as an artist. His negativity
though shines Bright
This video was done during a long series of interviews
shortly before Maharishi died and shows a mentally very fit man.