Barry, your greatness is unparalleled. 


---In, <turquoiseb@...> wrote :

 This story from the Puranas is the very reason for my Do Not Read List. 

My stalkers are free to pick up any of my qualities that they wish to by 
focusing so intently on their hatred for me, while by ignoring them and not 
even reading what they write I pick up nothing from them. Win-win.  :-)


 From: "curtisdeltablues@... [FairfieldLife]" <>
 Sent: Friday, November 14, 2014 8:56 PM
 Subject: Re: [FairfieldLife] Re: Maharishi on Not Speaking Ill of Others + 
Finding Something Good in Others and Talking about that Good
   Thanks Michael and Barry. The funniest kicker to the story is that according 
to the Puranas, a demon can gain enlightenment by a steady opposition to 
Krishna. So the only thing that will happen from this circle jerk is that we 
gain Maharishi's "purity" and Buck gains our "impurity."

Not a bad deal huh?!


---In, <mjackson74@...> wrote :

 One of the bests post I have ever seen on FFL - thanks Curtis. Very 
interesting to read Marshy's pontifications in context.


 From: "curtisdeltablues@... [FairfieldLife]" <>
 Sent: Friday, November 14, 2014 2:13 PM
 Subject: Re: [FairfieldLife] Re: Maharishi on Not Speaking Ill of Others + 
Finding Something Good in Others and Talking about that Good
   C: Since Buck decided to take a swipe at me well I have been off the board, 
I will take a moment to make my own case: that Buck comically misunderstands 
the meaning of Maharishi's message as usual and idiotically thinks it might 
serve as a weapon against people who think differently than he does. The 
hysterical perversion of the intention of Maharishi's words being used as a 
justification of his doing EXACTLY what Maharishi is warning against is too 
good to miss. Plus it gives me a chance to comment on Maharishi's style of self 
promotions as a special guy that seems to have worked so well on Buck. My 
comments will be interspersed with Maharishi's below

Don't Speak Ill, Remain Pure, 1964
Everyone has to discharge one's duty towards himself and towards spreading of 
this meditation in whatever capacity one can. And never undermine any other's 
attempt or desires in whatever humble way it may be.

C: The context is his teachers who were bitching about each other. Maharishi 
wants them to get back to work pitching his product and STFU about their 
personality problems with each other. 
One thing of very great importance: that now when you have been meditating for 
some time, purity has grown in life quite a lot. As the mind gains more and 
more of the Being, mind becomes more and more pure.

C: Again setting the context, this applies to those who are of a level of 
purity where this kind of magical effect takes place. He is not making a broad 
statement about all people and is not addressing this to non meditators. By 
applying it to Barry and Michael and me, Buck is saying that our consciousness 
is as pure as his so this should be a problem for us too. In Maharish's system, 
like that of the Laws of Manu, there are different instructions for behavior 
for each level of consciousness. He is not instructing Buck to run around like 
a clucking hen berating people like me who are acting according to my own level 
of consciousness according to his system. He is directing this to insiders who 
want or care about his opinions. It is not a scold to be used to beat others 
over the head, it is an insiders tip for insiders.
But one thing which you have to be very cautious about is that you don't think 
evil of anyone, don't speak ill of anyone. Otherwise speaking ill and thinking 
ill of someone, dwelling on the weaknesses of someone, all their bad qualities 
come to your heart; [this way] you get your heart and mind spoiled.

C: Here is where it gets even funnier. For Buck worry to be valid, the things 
we are saying about Maharishi must be true. He is not denying that people have 
real "weaknesses", he is saying that those real weakness come into your heart 
for paying attention to them. So only in the case where Maharishi is an actual 
con man shyster, or whatever other criticism had been leveled does this 
influence come into play. And none of it has anything to do with my own 
critiques of Maharishi's belief system. He is not condemning all philosophical 
disagreement or he would be condemning Shankara's main activity traveling 
around India and debating with and arguing his points with opposing view 
points. Buck is misusing the intention of this instruction because he has 
intellectual boundary problems with people who don't share his provincial view 
of the world.
So when through meditation, purity is growing in life, we don't invite this mud 
from outside to make us impure anymore. We have to be cautious against our 
thoughts that we don't think ill of anyone, and we don't do ill to anyone 

C: Again, the point is for people who in the system have gained this imaginary 
purity, it is not a universal instruction for outsiders.
Speaking ill of others is a very bad.... We say it makes the cloth dirty, makes 
the whole personality very dirty and impure. That we have to guard against in 
our dealings and feelings with people. Very important; very, very important.  
It is as important as daily practice of meditation.

C: So WTF is Buck doing chasing us around, drawing our "mud" to himself? If 
what we are doing it is impure, then by dwelling on and attacking us Buck is 
violating the very purpose of the instruction, while at the same time thinking 
it is a way to put us down? Now THAT's funny.

In the olden days in India, there was a practice that if some man did some 
great sin, then the way to repent it was that he would cover his body with a 
cloth like that and will go to any village. Standing out of the village, he 
would shout out: my name is such and such, and I come from that village, and I 
happened to be doing like that and like that and like that. He would just 
announce it and go ahead, and keep on announcing from village to village.
And the effect was: all the people who heard him, if in their evening meetings 
with their fellow men, they talk about that, then the contention is that they 
partake of his sin and after some time he becomes pure. Just by talking about 
the sinner, the people who talk about him share his sin.
This is very dangerous. Someone has done something wrong and if we dwell on 
that and talk it over with someone, we have been affected by that sin and we 
spread that sin; we partake of his sin and take it upon us.

C: I agree with Maharishi that olden day India was full of idiotic practices.
Anyone who has done any mistake there or there or there, we just don't speak of 
it.  Otherwise we will only be shrouding ourselves with the sins of others. 
Very important, especially now when through this Transcendental Meditation we 
are making ourselves more and more full with Being, means more and more full 
with purity, then we have to guard against this thing which is very dangerous.
No one thinks that if I am talking ill of someone, then no one thinks that I am 
taking over his sin. It is a common practice in the world to simply talk 
something wrong done by others. It is just very harmful for us.

C: So Mr. Pure guy. Heed your master and STFU about people who you believe are 
sinners. It is very dangerous for you to focus your purity and wa wa woo woo 
power on people who don't share our views. It isn't even his intended point. 
Take a moment to actually read what your teacher said, apply it to yourself 
after you understand what the F was actually talking about.

More below;:

Question (inaudible, about newspaper writers?)
They do a great service as far as amending of the wrong is concerned, but as 
far as partaking of his sin is concerned, they do partake. They help the sinner 
by spreading the news about him and everybody talks about him, and then all of 
them partake of the sins. As far as partaking of the sin is concerned, that is 
helpful for the sinner.

C: What a complete indictment of how you behave here Buck. 
In Bhagavad Gita, Lord Krishna said to Arjuna at one point [Gita 9:1, see 
below] that I am giving you this most secret wisdom because, one condition out 
of many that He said was, that you never speak ill of others (anasuya). That is 
you don't speak ill of others, for this quality in you I think you deserve this 
wisdom, so I give this wisdom to you. Just this quality of not speaking ill of 
Out of my own experience, I tell you, in the ashram of my Guru Dev, there were 
100s of people, all good disciples. And everyone after all is a human being. No 
aspirant is ever perfect. They come to the feet of the master for that 
perfection. So everyone has his own failing there and there and there. I had my 
own failings, I never knew what were they, but must be because no human is ever 

C: With the myopic self knowledge of George Bush who as asked the question 
about his failings, Maharishi doesn't know himself well enough to know what 
they were. That explains a lot.
One thing I was famous about is that I will not speak ill of anyone. I would 
always cherish a hope of his becoming better sooner or later. I would always 
cherish a hope.

C: Mr Self Promotion to the end. He was "famous" for being so wonderful while 
at the same time oblivious to his own faults. I would love to hear the 
discussion over chapattis about the clueless Mahesh by the other disciples! 
If someone says: that man has done like that and such a bad man. [I would say:] 
“Now that he is in the ashram he will improve.” Always I cherish a hope against 
all the wrongs done by all the people.

C: Get it Buck? Stop being such a negative d-bag around here. 
And the effect that you find today is all this world Movement to bring peace to 
every man all around the world; it is a very great thing in the long history of 
the world. This great force of purity and strength for spiritual regeneration 
of entire mankind, no  surprise [that it] is based on the faculty of mind that 
will not cherish into the wrongs of others.

C: And he sticks the landing! I am going to predict that Buck will share 
Maharishi's lack of ability for self reflection and will continue to trot this 
out as if it means that critics of Maharishi and his belief system should stop 
expressing their POV here. And when he does, I will laugh my ass off at his 
utter lack of understanding of the system he claims to be such a champion for. 

What you are doing is hijacking Maharishi's belief system into your own 
personal agenda for promoting your image as a super special spiritual person, 
while demonstrating your lack of reading comprehension. Why did it take a 
critic of the system to point out its intended meaning to you?

Now you have three choices. Show me where my understanding is specifically 
wrong and why his words should apply to me, go ad hominem as if that solves the 
problem, or cut and run and apply yourself to writing some new preachy bullshit 
that attempts to sell us on how special you are for the intellectually mangled 
beliefs you hold.

Bhagavad  Gita 9:1
The Blessed Lord said:
Now I shall fully declare to you, who do not cavil, this the greatest secret, 
the knowledge combined with the experience, having known which you will be 
freed from evil.
Quote from Upanishads, which was used in Vedic Atom Pledge (1980)
Let us be together,
Let us eat together,
Let us be vital together,
Let us be radiating truth, radiating the light of life,
Never shall we denounce anyone, never entertain negativity.



---In, <dhamiltony2k5@...> wrote :

 Well, really there is a much larger communal discussion going on here about 
dealing with negativity. As such I am not going to entertain your particular 
negativity around this any further. For to go any further might well 
necessitate having to denounce you in addition to dredging your negativity 
further and I feel that should not be spiritually useful for either of us right 
now, according to the teaching. Instead I shall sit in yoga with your energetic 
resolution of your anger issues. 
 I wish you well, 

turquoiseb wrote    Son,... 

 How old are you, "Buck?" I'll bet I'm older than you are. a transcendentalist I well know the reality of my inner experience with 
this and for that I am quite a satisfied customer of the transcending 
meditation experience. 


 I have no problem with this, and am in fact happy for you that your "inner 
experience" has been good for you. What I object to is your assumption that 
YOUR "inner experience" means diddleysquat to anyone else or is good for them. 
Or even that it should. 


 I know and can certainly trust in the clarity of that reality by the science 
of my experience, thank you for asking. 


 "That reality" isn't one. It's only your "inner experience." 



 Get it?


 I am not going to get down in to your mud to wrestle with you point by point 
about George Bush, life is too short for that. However there is in deed a 
discerning and practical spiritual aspect of caution to what Maharishi is 
getting at with his negativity talk around spiritual practice. I find it wise 
to take that to heart. Jai Guru Dev, -Buck

 Sorry, but I can't "take to heart" the possibility that anyone who still tries 
to end rants by invoking the thoughtstopper "Jai Guru Dev" could possibly be 




 turquoiseb wrote :
 Two words: "Scorpion nation." Five more: "George Bush is a rakshasa." 




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