---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, <turquoiseb@...> wrote :
I'm not sure when this painting first appeared, except that I do not remember every seeing it -- either in its version with Maharishi or without -- up to the point when I bailed from the TMO. That is, 1977 or so. I'm pretty sure the first place I ever saw it or heard anything about it was here on FFL. They had a huge one in Mentmore Towers and they brought that place in 1980 so maybe it appeared as a centrepiece for the Vedic room in the academies. I always disliked it, it looks like a birthday card you'd get in a new age shop. And is there really a link between all the people on it? Are they all reviving the original teaching of Krisha, and how would you know? From: salyavin808 <no_re...@yahoogroups.com> To: FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com Sent: Wednesday, December 3, 2014 7:37 PM Subject: [FairfieldLife] Re: Puja Pictures™ Did you have the tradition painting at your puja? I just had the GD portrait. Come to think of it, we had a massive holy tradition painting without Maharishi in it at both academies I lived in. And I remember thinking the one with him in it was a bit rubbish when I first saw it. Like they'd added him in that pose to associate him with the others but in a fake devotional way rather than the "I'm just as good as them" way that they - and undoubtably he - liked to be thought of. Or is my memory bad and he's always been there? ---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, <LEnglish5@...> wrote : Well, we all know what the original painting that Maharishi Mahesh Yogi commissioned to show his position within the Shankaran tradition looks like: http://www.meru.ch/uploads/images/Vedic+Tradition.jpg http://www.meru.ch/uploads/images/Vedic+Tradition.jpg http://www.meru.ch/uploads/images/Vedic+Tradition.jpg http://www.meru.ch/uploads/images/Vedic+Tradition.jpg http://www.meru.ch/uploads/images/Vedic+Tradition.jpg http://www.meru.ch/uploads/images/Vedic+Tradition.jpg View on www.meru.ch http://www.meru.ch/uploads/images/Vedic+Tradition.jpg Preview by Yahoo Here's the version used by students of Thom Knoles when they teach "Vedic Meditation": There will be no levitating. Expect no unicorns. http://www.popsugar.com.au/fitness/photo-gallery/36184832/image/36202196/levitating-Expect-unicorns http://www.popsugar.com.au/fitness/photo-gallery/36184832/image/36202196/levitating-Expect-unicorns There will be no levitating. Expect no unicorns. http://www.popsugar.com.au/fitness/photo-gallery/36184832/image/36202196/levitating-Expect-unicorns My second meeting with Matt was another one-on-one. Matt warned me that there would be a ceremony to start, during which I would be given a mantra... View on www.popsuga... http://www.popsugar.com.au/fitness/photo-gallery/36184832/image/36202196/levitating-Expect-unicorns Preview by Yahoo And here's the version used by devotees of Sri Sri Ravi Shankar: http://bawandinesh.name/wp-content/uploads/2009/10/guru-parampara1.jpg http://bawandinesh.name/wp-content/uploads/2009/10/guru-parampara1.jpg http://bawandinesh.name/wp-content/uploads/2009/10/guru-parampara1.jpg http://bawandinesh.name/wp-content/uploads/2009/10/guru-... http://bawandinesh.name/wp-content/uploads/2009/10/guru-parampara1.jpg View on bawandinesh... http://bawandinesh.name/wp-content/uploads/2009/10/guru-parampara1.jpg Preview by Yahoo No violation of copyright obviously, even though the original painting was commissioned BY Maharishi and was his own design, from what I understand.