Now that is something I can't understand - how former TM teachers could be 
afraid of reprisals of some kind for saying stuff about Marshy or the TMO. 

Why? How? I mean look at how inept the Movement has been in suing ACTIVE former 
TM teachers such as the folks in the UK Chris Greathead and Colin Beckley who 
founded the Meditation Trust and Transcendental Meditation Independent. 
So what does a non teaching former TM teacher have to fear from the popinjays 
of the Movement? Unless you might want to get on a course now and again - then 
I can see it.

      From: "Bhairitu noozg...@sbcglobal.net [FairfieldLife]" 
<FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com>
 To: FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com 
 Sent: Saturday, November 29, 2014 1:00 PM
 Subject: Re: [FairfieldLife] Apologies...
   
     It was Judy who brought that phrase about being open minded, attributed to 
her dad, after I accused her of being close minded on a topic.
 
 What is happening to FFL is we are getting old and cranky.  Some of us are 
approaching our 70s and some are already there.  And we have some that are a 
generation younger (apparently Salyavin and MJ).
 
 It is kinda unusual to watch a group fly this out of control.  Usually 
moderators will keep things civil but then there's nothing like a "free for 
all" either.  Some of us like to keep our anonymity because we don't want 
(having been TM teachers) unwarranted reprisals from the TMO. Even Judy 
recommended it.
 
 But anyway the places also has to keep up it's appearances as a "loony bin" 
which doesn't seem to hard to do.  :-D 
 
 On 11/29/2014 09:33 AM, curtisdeltabl...@yahoo.com [FairfieldLife] wrote:
  


    I am just trying to keep from being so "open minded" that my brains fall 
out!
 
 Glad it made you laugh.
  
 
 ---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, <sharelong60@...> wrote :
 
   Curtis, I'm still LOLing as I reply. What got me laughing was your comment 
about what is overrated at this stage of life. Being vague so others can enjoy 
it for themselves... Have fun tomorrow and I look forward to your report.
  
  
   
      From: "curtisdeltablues@... [FairfieldLife]" 
<FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com>
 To: FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com 
 Sent: Saturday, November 29, 2014 10:47 AM
 Subject: Re: [FairfieldLife] Apologies...
  
        I've watched this will some alarm because last time I was posting here 
I had  to try to back down Jim and Nabby from creating fantasy ill-will 
scenarios about my personal life in  response to me posting my opinions about 
Maharishi's teaching. It was an escalation of their MO since I began posting 
here. I am happy to see it resolved with Jim creating  his own page while 
hilariously claiming that it was because OTHER people were not being civil 
here! I do not believe it will last any more than his participation on then 
other  "enlightened" forum, but hope to be proven wrong. 
 
 I think you were right to go the legal route because they were crossing a 
weird and disturbing line Barry. There is no parity between how you post here 
and what those  guys were up to. 
 
 FFL has gone through many different incarnations as strongly influential  
posters come and go. I viewed the end of the Judy era as a positive thing, but 
was disturbed to see how  others escalated to fill the gap. Judy ran her 
routine in a much more interesting way IMO, so despite strongly dissagreing 
with her most of the time, I was entertained and  prompted to write more many 
times because of her participation. That degraded in the era of the clique she 
led that involved the Share bashing era in the girl's locker  room. Shit got 
weird and unpleasant, but worst of all boring.
 
 I don't know where FFL is headed now but I am an optimist. I intend to report 
on my experiences tomorrow at the "event" in Alexandria. Last I checked almost 
800 people had  reserved a seat. I had some contact with people from the old 
days who were kind enough to share their perspective. Although I remain a 
skeptic and am not really going with  anything close to an "open" mind 
(overrated at this stage of my life I believe) I will go for the many layers of 
entertainment. One of the greatest aspects of the  entertainment will be 
posting here about it. FFL has been a great resource for my thinking and  
writing. It has been so useful that I have put up with some people with 
unfriendly agendas against me here. It was the ticket for admission.
 
 Sorry to see things spiral out so far here but I am encouraged to see the 
changes.      
 
         
 
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