RALLYING THROUGH SUSPICIONS Nablusoss1008 - if that is your real name . . .
I would not have written what I did if Maharishi had not himself > warned that this exact situation would arise some time in the future. I've > never for a moment believed that Paul Mason has the Movement's progress as > one of his priorities. > As for the rest of what you wrote it's mostly blabber, same stuff as your > "review" of An Autobiography of A Yogi. Every wild donkey has a right to be on its guard of predators and humans. You look much more like a clown to me, but . . . you may be on the side of Jesus. He not only suspected his family contained enemies who would kill him - and they tried to - but warned in public that "a man's enemies will be the members of his own household." (Matthew 10:36). You are not of my household, thanks God! Go and suspect wisely and well on Biblical ground, you! But don't be rash. There is Buddha's great advice to investigate - going against dumb belief - a help to suspect well, try to live wisely and well, a candle in a dark, dark cave: "Etha tumhe Kalama. Ma anussavena, ma paramparaya, ma itikiraya, ma > pitasampadanena, ma takkahetu, ma nayahetu, ma akaraparivitakkena, nid > ditthinijjhanakkhantiya, ma bhabbarupataya, ma samanro no garu ti." It says, in one translation: Do not accept anything on mere hearsay (ie, thinking that thus have we > heard it for a long time). > Do not accept anything by mere tradition (ie, thinking that it has been > handed down thus through many generations). > Do not accept anything on account of rumours (ie, by believing what others > say without any investigation). > Do not accept anything just because it accords with your scriptures. > Do not accept anything by mere supposition. > Do not accept anything by mere inference. > Do not accept anything by merely considering the appearances. > Do not accept anything merely because it agrees with your preconceived > notions. > Do not accept anything merely because it seems acceptable (ie, should be > accepted). > Do not accept anything thinking that the ascetic is respected by us (and > that therefore it is right to accept his word.) > But when you know for yourselves - these things are immoral, these things > are blameworthy, these things are censured by the wise, these things, when > performed and undertaken, conduce to ruin and sorrow - then reject them. > When you know for yourselves - these things are moral, these things are > blameless, these things are praised by the wise, these things, when > performed and undertaken, conduce to well-being and happiness - then live > and act accordingly." [This section: Bht 284-85] So, try to benefit from the art of suspicion also, learn to investigate like a human. By the way, anonymous posters are a motley crew with many uncultivable cowards in it ... You can take it to heart. I do not say you were a fool with misplaced suspicions - that's where civil manners and decency help out - up to a point. As for me, I was fooled by Autobiography of a Yogi. What I have taken up in may Amazon review of Autobiography of a Yogi takes off from a blend of own experiences and facts. And there are many more facts I could have gone into. Some are here, on my own net place and hosted by a Norwegian university: http://oaks.nvg.org/ayol.html -- T. Kinnes