the self appointed "TM cops" who emerged usually from being relatively shy 
teachers at centers to assholes.
Are you serious? They went from shy to buttheads?

      From: "Bhairitu noozg...@sbcglobal.net [FairfieldLife]" 
<FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com>
 To: FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com 
 Sent: Saturday, November 29, 2014 4:57 PM
 Subject: Re: [FairfieldLife] Apologies...
   
     It was a long time ago and on the a.m.t newsgroup that Judy mentioned 
that.  No one wants to explain to dummies that their organization is public and 
open to criticism.  Nor explain that you haven't taken TM and are teaching 
under something different when you're not.  In fact I asked a few of these 
indie teachers why didn't they just go learn to teach a different meditation 
method as I did.  Many of us saw the self appointed "TM cops" who emerged 
usually from being relatively shy teachers at centers to assholes.  They drove 
a lot of cool people away from the organization.  We just didn't want to bother 
with them.
 
 On 11/29/2014 12:03 PM, Michael Jackson mjackso...@yahoo.com [FairfieldLife] 
wrote:
  


     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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