On 11/2/2014 7:09 PM, curtisdeltabl...@yahoo.com [FairfieldLife] wrote:
This discussion about Maharishi's lifestyle came on the heels of
Nabbie's absurd claim that Maharishi had sacrificed a lot by
abandoning outdoor camping for living in the most beautiful tourist
destinations in the world. The beauty of Seelsiberg is breathtaking
and we were right over Lake Lucerne, one of the most glorious views I
have ever seen.
While it is true that he was not a Rollex watch type millionaire and
although he had limos he had no fleets of Rolls Royces, his lifestyle
perks were to travel anywhere in the world with whoever he wanted to
take along. Have you read Judith Bourke's book? It describes how he
would dump chicks he grew tired of by just not taking them along on
his next jaunt.
/There's no way Judith would know this, since she worked for the
Maharishi for only two years and in just three locations, two in India.
The reason he didn't take her up in the helicopter is because there was
only room for one person and the pilot. When the group went up to
Kashmir she had to ride the bus like everyone else.
Even John Paul George and Ringo had to ///take a train to get to Bangor
and /fly on public air transportation to get to India; they took a taxi
to get to the ashram. Maybe you had to hitch-hike, who knows?/
Maharishi's greatest interest seemed to be creating symposiums and
events that would feature how wonderful he was reflected back to him
by different groups of people, especially academic types. Sometimes it
backfired when they got physicists who would not play ball with his
fantasies as I saw at MIU in 1975. But usually he got people on his
sycophant program to let him introduce analogies and then slip and
slide into making outrageous claims. Is the unified field of physics
an analogy for consciousness,or was he stating that this actually IS
the field of consciousness? It depended on who he presented it to.
/Well, yes a symposium is a formal meeting at which experts discuss a
particular topic: Bucky Fuller, Hans Selye, Marshall McLuhan - these are
pretty impressive experts. Nobody ever said that the Maharishi didn't
know how to organize a yoga camp - the guy was a marketing genius!/
His last wish for phallic towers of invincibility to be built in his
honor kind of said it all.
/It's very common in South Asian art and edifice architecture but none
are phallic - you are projecting again.//Here is the name of the book we
were required to read when I took Art History 101 at the local community
*Myths and Symbols in Indian Art and Civilization*
by Heinrich R. Zimmer
Princeton University Press
---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, <mjackson74@...> wrote :
that may have been true in the old days, but it certainly wasn't true
of his Vlodrop home or any of his residences in the US - I know people
who worked on and in them - stop trying to make out like he was a poor
itinerant preacher - he was a billionaire and his lackeys are still
toting up the shillings everyday thanks to TM junkies even ones like
you that the Movement can't stand and won't allow on their courses or
in their facilities.
*From:* nablusoss1008 <no_re...@yahoogroups.com>
*Sent:* Sunday, November 2, 2014 3:08 PM
*Subject:* Re: [FairfieldLife] Re: Curtis's declining brain functioning
That's right and when Curtis vent his anger his Pitta gets so out
of control that he looses all sense of right and wrong. Was he ever
personally involved in building any of Maharishi's rooms, no. But I
was, and I happen to know there was no silk tapestry anywhere, the
carpets we always got for a bargain somewhere and the furniture was
from IKEA. It looks great from a distance and on tape but was cheaper
to decorate than any of my own flats.
"/According to what I've read, they didn't have indoor toilets and
running hot and cold water up at the SBS Jyotir monestery. During one
winter I read that they didn't even have any salt for over a month.
It gets so cold up there in the winter that they close the place
temporarily and walk down to Alllahabad to enjoy some warmer weather./