You missed the point and got your buttons pushed over a small and insignificant technicality uttered by someone who has not studied Sanskrit. Instead Hans spent his life teaching. You'd probably been better off and less easily offended had you done the same.
---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, <emptybill@...> wrote : SBS passed his jiva ... blah blah ... Such (p)suckophantic B.S.. What else could you expect from a Maharaj and a true-believing TM teacher but vacuous and esoteric prattle? This just demonstrates how ignorant both Hans and Maharaj Kanju are about the lineage of Shankara's Advaita - which MMY claimed founded his meditation practice. You can pass along your blessing but not your jiva/soul. The jiva/soul is the basis of samsara and exists only as the identification of sheer awareness with intellect-mind. This is why Patanjali gave principle importance to the sutra YS 3.35 defining discernment of the separation between awareness and intellect (purusha-buddhi viveka). The jiva is the causal source of the subtle body-mind. It does not exist as an entity but as a reflection of pure awareness. It functions as the illusion of doer-ship as it shines upon the sanskara-s and vasana-s inhabiting the causal sheath. Shakti does not mean energy (the capacity for work or activity). Rather, Shakti means power. Shakti can be transmitted to another person – a reflection cannot be transmitted to anything by anything else. Wake up and smell the stinkin left-handed fantasy.