"I have, and am enlightened. Haven't you been reading what I write?"
This is for obvious reasons the most provocative claim ever posted on FFL. Though many start TM to have better sleep and improve health the majority of young people including the posters here who tried TM, the idea that enlightenment was easily available to anyone so convincingly put forward by Maharishi was the main reason to start TM. When due to lack of perserverance and self-control they failed they blame the teacher rather than analyzing their own shortcomings. The anger and resentment bordering on hate Fleetwood meets here is the same Adyashanti describes in Buddhist circles where anyone claiming to living the goal is labeled a fraud. The Buddha made 500 souls enlightened yet Buddhists today seems incapable of seeing that this is not only old stories but a reality also today. A friend of mine who goes for prolonged stays in Fairfield every year to do Programme in the dome reports that Fleetwood is far from the only person living the natural state of enlightenment. Quite the contrary, the experiences of higher states of consciousness in daily life is getting stronger and stronger every year. But to the consternation of loosers like the Turq or MJ, the Movement will never point the finger at an Enlightened parading him like in a Circus and say; look here, he is enlightened, see what TM can do. This will never happen. For this reason, anyone living in freedom like Fleetwood who is willing to share his experiences is doing everyone a great favor and we should be thankful that he is willing to spend some of his time here. "The future of mankind is bright, and that is our delight" -Maharishi