As you know TM would not be my choice to use in schools because it IS
too expensive and somewhat limited. My first experience with any kind
of meditation was in the 5th grade when some of the intermediate band
members were added to the advanced or high school band. The teacher
took us through what we today would call a "guided meditation" of
imagining a handkerchief slowly falling to the ground. This was an
attempt to get the kids to quiet down enough to concentrate on playing
The problem is that Sanskrit mantras do tend to work very well even
though they really are just sounds *attributed* to "Hindu gods" which in
reality are analogs for forces of nature.
As for "missing the boat" I think a lot of people think that about the
backward. We should encourage them to move forward. There are just
some ideologies that don't fit well into this era. A lot of
fundamentalism is interpreting too literally a teaching that was not
supposed to be taken so.
On 11/27/2016 05:30 PM, Mike Dixon mdixon.6...@yahoo.com [FairfieldLife]
Equal protection under the law, I would assume. If public schools are
going to protect non- Christians from being *harmed* by being in the
presence of organized prayer.... what's good for the goose is good for
BTW, it won't just be *fundamentalists* that oppose it. Nearly every
other sect of main stream Christianity would also.
I'm not exactly sure that you are qualified to say *who has or hasn't*
missed the boat. Our karma determines our dharma. Is yoga a *blessing*
to get ahead or is it a blessing to catch-up? Each person has it's
mission in life. The camp you find yourself in, is probably the one
you need the most.
*From:* "Bhairitu noozg...@sbcglobal.net [FairfieldLife]"
*Sent:* Sunday, November 27, 2016 7:07 PM
*Subject:* Re: [FairfieldLife] TM mantras revisited
Why should we care what fundamentalists think? There are such kinds
in every religion and they missed the boat a long time ago. They are a
minority and should never be treated like they are a majority. It's
not like we keep them from learning anything as it's up to them to ask
On 11/27/2016 04:39 PM, yifux...@yahoo.com <mailto:yifux...@yahoo.com>
Thx again Doug for posting the Smithsonian article on the Quietist
schools supported by Lynch, under the direction of an apparent
independent academic party (the independence part is something new
and unexpected....since it lends credibility to the science).
....Unfortunately, the venture may not go over well as soon as the
Fundamentalist Christians learn of it. Put yourself in their shoes.
First step Google TM Mantras, or "Are TM Mantras Names of the
Gods". Naturally, they will select the very first entry on top, and
use that to attempt to discredit the Quietist schools.
...Next, they will gather a group of like-minded Folk to picket the
schools and put pressure on the local politicians to put a lid on the
venture, claiming the separation of Church and State (since their
conclusion will be that the TM mantras are the Names of the Hindu
Gods, according to the very first google entry that comes up.).
Any TM practitioner knows that when using the mantras, they aren't
praying to the actual "Gods"; but the reality of what actually
happens is experientially obscure and beyond the superficial
understanding of the Fundamentalists. A media frenzy will ensue,
since the media feeds on superficiality.
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