Honesty is the best policy -when there is money in it.
 -Mark Twain
 
 It is about Ethics as a Leading Economic Indicator. For the New TM movement 
changes from within process are a necessity of the marketplace..   
 

 FW: “Never Entertain Negativity”,  This ethos "never entertain negativity"  is 
a crux of the problem here.  This has created a world of psycho-spiritual hurt 
in our tribe.
 

 FW: A Cultural Survey..
 

 
 "Never entertain negativity".
Would you be so kind as to give us your understanding of what this phrase has 
meant to you and how your understanding has impacted your life. And if you wish 
to ask someone else their view on this phrase and submit it with yours, that 
would be great.
 

 
 What has it meant? Culturally this sanctioning of blindness has allowed some 
really bad ethical behavior to go unchecked. In the marketplace TM it seems is 
well known for things not being right around money, sex and power. “Never 
entertain negativity” is a root of silence in its culture which has allowed, 
coerced, and condoned some really poor and even appalling ethical standards in 
a group of people. That would be my observation. It is said that change comes 
from within. There evidently is a lot of movement going on right now in the new 
TM Movement. I can see a hope for a better TM movement in process, like in 
changing or even getting rid of this ethos as an administrative policy tool.
 -Buck
 

 

 FW: Dear friends,
..on a committee, the Shifting Cultural Attitudes Subcommittee for the Mental 
Health Alliance here in Fairfield I am working with a sub group of that 
committee, the Cultural Committee, on one particular area right now. Which is 
to understand the meaning of phrases that have become a part of our local 
culture here. There are phrases which mean many things to many here. Some of 
these meanings may have lead to an erosion in mental health.
 I have written this group as a smattering of a cross-culture living here to 
get your understanding of the phrase, "Never entertain negativity".
Would you be so kind as to give us your understanding of what this phrase has 
meant to you and how your understanding has impacted your life. And if you wish 
to ask someone else their view on this phrase and submit it with yours, that 
would be great.
Thank you,
 

 # #
 
 The 1980 Pledge. 
  Things in TM did seem to change from about then to become some lot about some 
theocratic sense of fealty and a lot less as to merit and performance. Is 
noteworthy that the Saha Nav hymn was extracted up to become a normative 
organizational code of conduct in an oath then (1980).
 

 

 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. 
 

 

 

 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.
 

 

 Culture:  Never shall we denounce anyone, never entertain negativity.
 
 Such that within the culture of TM the TM negativity policy like with the TM 
Saha Nav Hymn for instance, if someone commits a larceny within an element of 
the organization then by the teachings it would be entertaining negativity to 
administratively examine that action in another person or within such element 
of an organization by others. Or let us say hypothetically that someone commits 
some abusive harassment within an organizational element using some position of 
power over someone it would be committing a negativity to raise or consider 
that situation for the negativity that it should engage. Organizationally it 
would might even be communally better from a spiritual energetic standpoint as 
to negativity than having to denounce anyone thence to extend this teaching and 
hence better to remove the complaining negativity from an element organization; 
could be solved by simply removing complainant who got exploited, packing their 
bags, and thus alleviate the possibility of widely entertaining such negativity 
altogether in the group. Never do we entertain negativity and never do we 
denounce anyone. Hamstrung?  Proly was often best to not say anything living 
within the culture.  Dare anyone call a spade a spade in TM?
 -Buck
 

 

 # #
 

 

 
 “..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.
 
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 
naturally.
 
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.”
 

 

 
 So evidently spiritually speaking what Maharishi is saying here is that if one 
entertains a negativity then one commits a negativity on the subtle. One may 
even take on the energetics in the subtle. Negativity in form then it seems is 
like an entity lodging in the system spiritually. Like a stress snag, an 
entity, like some would call a thought-form, energetically stuck in the fabric 
of the subtle system. There is proly some truth to that. -Buck
 
 

 

 Maharishi on Negativity:
 
https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/FairfieldLife/conversations/messages/403800 
https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/FairfieldLife/conversations/messages/403800
 

 

 

 
https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/FairfieldLife/conversations/messages/403804 
https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/FairfieldLife/conversations/messages/403804
 

 

---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, <dickmays@...> wrote :

 Maharishi on Not Speaking Ill of Others
 
 
 

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.
 
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.
 
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.
 
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 
naturally.
 
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.
 
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.
 
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.
 
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.
 
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 
others.
 
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 
perfect.
 
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.
 
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.
 
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.
 
 
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.



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Maharishi on the best principle in life is to find something good in others and 
talk about that good
 
 
 
 

"Always we take a good attitude about a thing. Any situation we try to mean 
well. In our heart, in our mind we just take a good aspect of it. Taking like 
that a few times, we develop a habit of taking the best out of the thing, 
taking the best out of the situation, making the best out of the situation. 
Otherwise, it is very easy for us to become so critical: 'That is also not 
right,' 'This is also bad,' 'No good,' 'No, no, no.' Everywhere 'no' and 'no,' 
and the whole social behavior gets into a muddle.
 
Because if that attitude becomes a habit, then no matter what comes to us -- 
'That is no good' -- we will find a negative aspect and condemn it for that 
instead of locating a beautiful, good, positive point and accepting it for that.
Always we look upon something due to which we can love that thing, that object, 
that situation. Always. Because if someone is a bad man, at least we should 
save our heart and our mind by not thinking of the evil doings of his. We will 
pick up some one good point in him and then admire him for that one good point. 
We don't mind the other dark side of him.
 
Because if we think of the dark side, we are putting the dark shadow in our 
heart and mind. If someone is dark, why should we put their dark shadow in our 
heart and mind by thinking about it? He has done something wrong. Why by 
thinking of his wrong should we allow that wrong to occupy our heart and mind 
and muddle our life?
 
And therefore, the best principle in life is: Find out something good in him 
and talk of that good, that's all. Otherwise, it's very easy when two people 
sit and talk about it, 'Look at that, that man, that, that, that.' [Audience 
laughter] Without any reason we bring the bad shadows in our heart and mind. 
It's lack of skill in viewing things, in commenting on things. 

Always we pick up a good point. We feel good about it. If we speak, we radiate 
good in the hearts of others. It's very, very necessary that particularly, 
particularly with those who are dear to you, when you sit together with them 
alone, always talk of some good things here and some good things there and some 
good things here. Then the meeting is of a very, very valuable, beneficial 
nature.
 
If you sit together and think of that man like that and that man like that, 
[it's a] waste of life. That meeting is a waste. Never with your friends, with 
your near ones, with your dear ones do we talk of something negative. Because 
so many millions of things are there for us to talk [about], why focus on that 
one [negative] point and unnecessarily make ourself miserable and make that man 
miserable with whom we are talking?
 
It's very important that we inculcate a habit of looking at the good points of 
others. And it's very easy to do so particularly when we are meditating and we 
have more ability to forgive others."


 ~Maharishi~
 ~Squaw Valley, USA -- August 21, 1968 -- Audiotape~
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 

 

 

 
 

 





































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