The issue though exacerbated by these digital baby sitters aka smart phones, is the imbalance within. Nothing wrong with communication devices. I sure don't want a return to tethered rotary phones, and have my weekly source of trivia be antenna TV, and "That's Incredible!", with Kathy Lee Crosby and Jon Davidson...lol The key with 'smart' tools is to ensure they don't use you, instead of the other way around. The hubub around being so device-oriented is already calming down among younger kids - just another thing to have in your pocket, like a pocket knife or yo-yo was to us. Regarding collective mental agitation the only way to do something about it [for others] is to transcend the nature of the Self and abide in all things. This is the only way to foster peace on a large scale, each of us continue developing consciousness, into wholeness [Unity] and then totality [Brahman]. ---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, <dhamiltony2k5@...> wrote :
Within Satsang Fairfield, Iowa.. There is satsang, spiritual conversation, going on all the time it seems everywhere you go in Fairfield. In shops, on the streets and sidewalks in passing, at the hardware store, out while pumping gas, in the grocery stores, on porches, in cafes. Active Spirituality it seems is in so much of a conversation in Fairfield. Fairfield is a remarkable place this way. Satsang: A spiritual http://www.oxforddictionaries.com/us/definition/american_english/spiritual#spiritual__2 discourse http://www.oxforddictionaries.com/us/definition/american_english/discourse#discourse__2 or sacred http://www.oxforddictionaries.com/us/definition/american_english/sacred#sacred__2 gathering http://www.oxforddictionaries.com/us/definition/american_english/gathering#gathering__2. In listening, here is more along the lines of satsang-like conversation from Fairfield about what seems a general or collective mental agitation in our modern times.. On this topic from sitting with folks having coffee at one of the cafes one day and other comments from after a collective meditation in town.. # "Computers and digital media, we all do it. It is a tool that we all use that we get sucked into often by necessity. It is a tool where people are not out engaged face-to-face with others, out with others, they are not out in nature in the simplest ways, so then you end up with un-grounded people who are, depending on what they are watching, if they are watching violence, horrific violence, and doing violent games, which some of these people I work with do, pornography too, oh my god it eats up, it eats up, it invites in the most base vile energies into your system. ..When you do this it is an astrality, it affects the emotions. So, when the emotional subtle body becomes destabilized with this, when it is loaded with all these impressions and all these very mixed and some of them very degraded types of emotional states then it throws everything off so then the person can't find themselves, can't find their source, they can't find their soul because they have this overburdened wildly out of control astral body." ---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, <dhamiltony2k5@...> wrote : These Fairfield people and Ammachi for example are looking at what seems an ambient mental field ‘agitation’ going on in the collective, and looking at evidently what is debasing that is trend in the rise of the post-modern digital/media age. Someone relating: I worked recently with a dad, he felt very frightened, angry; like a mass-media kind of hysterical person. They are just so overwhelmed with no respite from it and they don’t even know how to find it. Those are kind of fatiguing, there is not a lot of meeting. It is not like they are evil people, it is just they are afflicted. And, probably they could hold some pretty angry thoughts. You just do what you can do in a session. So, I bring in light, I pray for help, whatever maximally can be absorbed, fine, let it be so. Whatever can be done to help this person make it maximally beneficial to this person so they get some relief, get some base so that they have some experience with it other than their agitation. As to its enduring value I get no idea at the time other than just the potential of shifting something that will help them find themselves. ---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, <dhamiltony2k5@...> wrote : Yes, your sensibility about ‘pedal to the metal' is practical advice along with MMY’s ‘dying the cloth’ for ‘meditate and act’ as analogy for spacey-cadet seekers along the way.. And, assuming there is a collective increase in spirituality going on, as you say, to integrate spiritual growth as a householder then 'pedal to the metal' in practical life. Similarly in Ammachi’s reflection on this other trend phenomena [debased mental fields] she also included, find points to help others. .. to help ground the agitated human being in addition to spiritual practices. ---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, <olliesedwuz@...> wrote : Yep, there are always trade-offs and challenges with any new technology. Not sure why this is a big deal. Sometimes it seems that the increased sensitivity growing from spiritual practices ends up making people weaker and more victimized, which is standing the whole thing on its head. The best way to integrate spiritual growth as a householder, is damn the torpedoes, full steam ahead. ---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, <dhamiltony2k5@...> wrote : Mental chaos, of the Post-Modern World.. Someone in Fairfield commenting It depends on the situation but some can have a phenomenal amount of mental agitation. Sometimes when I put my hands out and feel into their emotional body, there is such distress, So much that it throws them off balance. The distress throws them off, there is no coherence, it is just reactive and no feeling of alignment in the system. Sometimes you will feel something, about how they were before like when they were children when they were younger and had more native alignment as children, but the agitation is pretty rough. Q: This 'alignment', becomes an indicator of the continuum of spirituality, of spiritual well-being? A: Yes, if there is no alignment it means the intelligence of the chakras is not coordinated, they are not really informing each other. So, you have all these blocks. Certain chakras, often times the lower ones are sitting on the shelf, the hearts are cut off, the throats are cut off, they will have all this mental agitation in the mental field above. ..Ammachi spoke that it is by grace of nature (spiritual practice and good life) that we can be integrated and help ourselves spiritually as human beings. . 93rd Psalm: ---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, <dhamiltony2k5@...> wrote : Grace! 'Tis a charming sound, Harmonious to the ear; Heav'n with the echo shall resound, And all the earth shall hear. Grace first inscribed the way To save rebellious man; And all the steps that grace display, Which drew the wondrous plan. Grace taught my wand'ring feet To tread the heav'nly road. And all the steps that grace display, Which drew the wondrous plan. Grace all the work shall crown Through everlasting days; It lays in heav'n the top-most stone, And well deserves our praise. ---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, <dhamiltony2k5@...> wrote : No, Empty, Maharishi was very much working on this too in his last technique that he was developing in the last years of his life, the Ved and Physiology technique. This was a technique to cultivate the integration of the mental fields and subtle system fields in the body of the human physiology. With some awareness you could use all the Maharishi programs to do this. Quite frankly if someone used all the venues of practices Maharishi offered the subtle system then one gets integrated into.. an integrated enlightenment of the spiritual system whole. A month or so ago Dr. Antoine Nader, Maharaja Adhiraj Rajaraam, you may call him Tony Nader, was telling a group of us in the Dome that he would be teaching vibrational techniques related to this in the close future. Very likely if the great sage and spiritual teacher Maharishi Mahesh Yogi were alive still today he would be commenting on the debasing spiritual influence in aggravated mental fields as a downside of the coming of the post-modern ubiquitous use of digital media devices throughout culture. -JaiGuruYou # Are you not substituting Ammachi's pronouncements for the clear statements of MMY? Why the duplicity? # Post-Modern Gadget/Product technologies.. This past week in Chicago Ammachi in satsang there spoke to what she is seeing in people as she tours as a psycho-spiritual phenomena of disintegrating the human being spiritual subtle system by technology gadget. She spoke to this in her homilies before and after the group meditations there. That there is a world-wide problem in mental and environmental agitation now from electronic gadgets having becoming ubiquitous creating its own disabling dis-ease with a mental agitation within people world-wide. paraphrasing Ammachi's spiritual talks: ..That in cultural remedy to the spiritual disintegrating agitated values of this techno-gadget materialism people do need to be out in nature, plant gardens and trees, be with animals, walk out in nature, do their spiritual practices that stabilize their systems, and get away from their gadgets. And, to help integrate themselves find points to help others. That this mental agitation of the subtle system is now a world-wide problem that must be tackled directly for everyone’s and the world's well-being. Post-Modern Gadget/Product technologies.. Yep. And product/gadget technologies that are destabilizing to the human system, without cultivated or deeper spiritual discernments of what the gadgets do to us.. A lot of this cultural consumerism, materialism, itself seems to suffer from dis-integrated perspective by a general lacking in what evidently is in perspective of deeper spiritual experience. Yep, spiritual suffering in poor modeling, ignorance in poor spiritual education and guidance, and a consequent cultural lack of spiritual discipline. Ah say, ah say .. there's just too much consumin' goin' on. It seemed to be a conspiracy to put as many people as possible into debt for wage slavery. I think one of the problems is that we've become a consumer nation. Everybody has to have the latest gadget/technology now, whether they can afford it or not! From: "Bhairitu noozguru@... [FairfieldLife]" <FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com> To: FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com Sent: Thursday, June 30, 2016 4:55 PM Subject: Re: [FairfieldLife] Re: Feel The Burn What that means is the current standard of living is artificial and inflated because it is using too much credit putting people into debt. Learned my lesson on this going into debt to do the TM-Sidhis course. Quit the music gig I had to do another gig that fell through and that put me into financial straits for a couple years. I learned to use credit wisely paying off the balance most the time unless I really do need to amortize something within my means. Living in the SF Bay Area I could understand rising housing prices. In 2000 my apartment rent for a 1 bedroom den cost about as much as a house payment so bought a house instead. Housing prices continued to go on the rise because many communities in the Bay Area blocked new housing. But there was actually no reason for housing prices to rise across much of the US including in the small ho-dunk town I grew up in. It seemed to be a conspiracy to put as many people as possible into debt for wage slavery. On 06/30/2016 02:39 PM, Mike Dixon mdixon.6569@... mailto:mdixon.6569@... [FairfieldLife] wrote: I think one of the problems is that we've become a consumer nation. Everybody has to have the latest gadget/technology now, whether they can afford it or not! So, they borrow and borrow to get what they want, end up in enormous debt. Nobody has any savings. Yeah, it revs up an economy but with nothing to run on once it's rev'd. Banks used to use peoples savings to lend and make their profits. Now there aren't any savings to use. They go to the Fed who just prints it up, making it worthless in the long run. Ah say, ah say .. there's just too much consumin' goin' on. From: "Bhairitu noozguru@... mailto:noozguru@... [FairfieldLife]" <FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com> mailto:FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com To: FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com mailto:FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com Sent: Thursday, June 30, 2016 3:42 PM Subject: Re: [FairfieldLife] Re: Feel The Burn The US economy has progressively become more and more lopsided in favor of the rich ever since the Reagan administration. Improvements have not raised everyone's boat. Some solutions are poor like raising the minimum wage won't help a lot since businesses will just increase their prices (usually way too much) to compensate. Minimum wage jobs were intended for students and part time casual and unskilled workers. Even then back in the day one could still rent a house (or even buy), afford a car, dine out, go to movies on a minimum wage income. No more. Greed took over. As far as I can see the only solution is a total economic collapse taking out the rich as well. Basically a reboot of the economy. On 06/29/2016 10:11 PM, mailto:rajawilliamsmith@...rajawilliamsmith@... mailto:rajawilliamsmith@... [FairfieldLife] wrote: The median home income should be way up, more women are making much more money at least until 2007, more two income families. More people in the world are much wealthier, China, South American countries. and there is a lot of neat things we have with tremendous value, smart phones for example, which we didn't have in 1973. A lot of what wealthy people own is really at service to society, stocks in companies, but we do have to look at excessive use of natural resources, like ozone.