The SRM (The Spiritual Regeneration Movement) would be revolutionary.. A 
corollary discussion drawing on definition..
 Using Foster's Critique of revolutionary movements to consider 
 Transcendental Meditation (TM) in the 20th Century.  
 See thread: 
https://groups.google.com/forum/?hl=en#!topic/communal-studies-forum/1di3VYUG13U
 
https://groups.google.com/forum/?hl=en#!topic/communal-studies-forum/1di3VYUG13U
 

 

---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, <dhamiltony...@yahoo.com> wrote :

 Anyone who will effectively meditate according to what the best of modern 
science is correlating, anyone practicing an effective transcending meditation 
is of their own weight a radical, a free radical revolutionary. -JaiGuruYou 

---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, <dhamiltony...@yahoo.com> wrote :

 

 Well, like an old battle cruiser that had been left with a skeleton crew 
decommissioned by bureaucrats the likes of Bevan and Neil the old ship is in 
re-fit right now.  Gone from speeds of just 200 a month being taught meditation 
before 2006 whence the old ship was discovered then in inventory at anchor 
unattended to, then bringing in and putting John Hagelin in charge in concert 
with David Lynch along with other capable old field teachers in the old ship is 
being brought on line again.  It is up to speeds of about 2000 new meditators a 
month or better speeds now in tests in the US.   
 Like the old Shaker tune,
 Old Ship of Zion
 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SZrj0BocV4U 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SZrj0BocV4U
 

 

 What ship is this that will take us all home, 
O glory, hallelujah!
And safely land us on Canaan's bright shore?
O glory, hallelujah!

(refrain)
'Tis the old ship of Zion, hallelu, hallelu;
'Tis the old ship of Zion, hallelujah!

The winds may blow, and the billows may foam,
O glory, hallelujah!
But she is able to land us all home, 
O glory, hallelujah!

(refrain)

She landed all who have gone before, 
O glory, hallelujah!
And she is able to land still more,
O glory, hallelujah!

(refrain)

If I arrive there, then, before you do,
O glory, hallelujah!
I'll tell them all that you are coming up, too.
O glory, hallelujah!

(refrain)
 

 
 Thx, sorry but I don't get "it" - the scenario you're describing.  After 1975, 
the TM Movement suffered a precipitous decline in initiation numbers and by 
your own accout, there's only a few hundred initiations per year.
 While it's true that a revolution is going on on growing numbers of 
self-styled "Spiritual" but non-religious people, I see no ground swell of 
meditating Transcendentalists.  If anything, Mindfulness is increasingly 
supplanting TM in numbers.
 But overall, there are countless millions more religious Fundamentalists than 
Transcendentalists, and this has been the case since the middle of the 19-th 
Century when Methodism became a dominant  religion.  In recent decades, the 
numbers of nominal Catholics has declined with growing numbers of "lapsed 
Catholics" and the Evangelicals supplanting the mainstream branches.
 ....But still no evidence of more TM Initiations.  Such numbers are shrinking 
to almost zero.
 The best strategy may be for the remnant leaders of the TMO to become 
Mindfulness teachers and ride that wave of popularity.
 

---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, <dhamiltony...@yahoo.com> wrote :

 Revolutionary, the whole series of large format publications using the 
Heidelberg color presses is testament to revolution.   The earliest color 
productions to come off the Heidelbergs, the embossed tan covered color MIU 
Catalog with the embossed cover logo was about revolution.  That book which in 
production Maharishi poured over every word, sentence and aspect of layout was 
way more than idealism, it was revolution.  
 

 Here is the mission taken from that book of Maharishi’s
 

  “We will count ourselves successful only when the problems of Today's world 
are substantially reduced and eventually eliminated and the educational 
institutions of every country are capable of producing fully developed 
citizens.”
 

 -Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, from the founding Catalog of Maharishi International 
University, 1974
 

 

---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, <dhamiltony...@yahoo.com> wrote :

 Folks can soft sell him and call him an idealist but he was a revolutionary 
plain, expecting and not just waiting idle for the change of broad 
transformation.  His own life worked at it and led it in so many ways.  There 
was a deep consistency to his life and that was all about ‘revolution’. 
 

---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, <dhamiltony...@yahoo.com> wrote :

 Yes, as a Transcendentalist in fact he was a radical.  Maharishi Mahesh Yogi 
plainly was one of the large revolutionaries of the last half of the 20th 
Century and early 21st.  From the time of his leaving India in the 1950’s he 
was systematically looking to affect radical change from the norm. Through the 
whole time of his travels he was looking the whole way along to bring in to 
effect complete transformation in society, a change from the norm and expecting 
it.  
 

---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, <dhamiltony...@yahoo.com> wrote :

 Transcendentalism, ..has the power to transform lives, 
The power to transform..  But at face value, ever since Maharishi left India in 
the 1950’s he seems to have been about revolution as these transcendentalism 
definitions say it too. Transformation.  He did everything inciting revolution 
in the world: Spiritual [SRM], education, public health, religion, politics 
[NLP], government.  It was all about revolution (transcendentalism).  
 

---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, <dhamiltony...@yahoo.com> wrote :

 
 Radical Transcendentalism?  These are good observations and question.  
Evidently ‘respectability’ didn’t work very well for ™ after the 1970’s the way 
that they did it. Revolutionary is another narrative of our being 
transcendentalists who look to broad transformations that may now be more in 
keeping with these times now.  

 Your definitions on transcendentalism are fine and could be added in well with 
the recent threads on transcendentalism here that were explored before you 
joined FFL.
 (You can find those threads gathered on Oct 1 posts in the matrix that is at 
the bottom of the FFL homepage). 

 Transcendentalists both contemporary and going back in time as a people it 
seems have an ongoing kind of spirituality way more than the historical 
artifacts and cultural expression of the 1830’s American movement of 
Transcendentalists. As a people now we ™’ers fit in with the definitions quite 
well. 

 A more recent academic definition goes well to describe a spirituality of the 
meditating community, the Fairfield Transcendental Meditationists but I see it 
also is describing a wider movement in the current postmodern, evidently a 
growing ‘spiritual but not religious’ demographic. (in mindfulness and TM, 
tolle, chopra, centering, oprah, Yogananda ..)  
 Transcendentalism:
 Our initial working definition of transcendentalism, however, will stress a 
divine force in each individual, a force that is also linked to nature and has 
the power to transform lives, as well as social institutions. -Professor Ashton 
Nichols, Emerson, Thoreau, and the Transcendentalist Movement


---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, <archonan...@yahoo.com> wrote :

 The triumphal trumpet, 

 radical transcendentalists in the postmodern age... 
 

 With these short words I think you may have undercut the movement's attempt at 
respectability.

 From: "dhamiltony...@yahoo.com [FairfieldLife]" <FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com>
 To: FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com 
 Sent: Saturday, October 15, 2016 1:20 PM
 Subject: [FairfieldLife] The UK Dome 20 Years On
 
 
   
 The triumphal trumpet, 

 radical transcendentalists in the postmodern age... 
 

 With these short words I think you may have undercut the movement's attempt at 
respectability.
 

 "Radical means advocating advocating complete political or social reform or 
supporting an extreme section of a idealistic movement."
 

 "Transcendentalism is an idealistic philosophical and social movement that 
developed in New England around 1836 in reaction to rationalism. Influenced by 
romanticism, Platonism, and Kantian philosophy, it taught that divinity 
pervades all nature and humanity, and its members held progressive views on 
feminism and communal living. Ralph Waldo Emerson and Henry David Thoreau were 
central figures."
 

 "Postmodernism is an era and a broad movement that developed in the late-20th 
century across philosophy, the arts, architecture, and criticism which marked a 
departure from modernism typically defined by an attitude of skepticism or 
distrust toward grand narratives, ideologies, and various tenets of 
Enlightenment rationality, including the existence of objective reality and 
absolute truth, as well as notions of rationality, human nature, and 
progress.It asserts that knowledge and truth are the product of unique systems 
of social, historical, and political discourse and interpretation, and are 
therefore contextual and constructed."
 

 Postmodernism also exhibits a high degree of irrationality, at odds with 
science.
 

 It seems to me this kind of language does not really suit the Transcendental 
Meditation movement which prides itself on a public face of religious 
neutrality, scientific rigor and as not being a lifestyle or philosophy.
 

 It creates a sense of extremism and religious advocacy which does not forward 
the movement's public image they have cultured for the last 45 years or so, to 
avoid the appearance of crass Hinduism.
 

 The movement has enough trouble with this as it is.
 

 
 What do you think is the best way for TM to be promoted to modern, rational 
people that have perhaps paid lip service in the direction of spiritual 
activities, people who are basically secular in outlook and desire?
 

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