The Administrative State of monitoring.. The coloring of consciousness with fear by effect of meditation-monitoring in physical observation is antithetical to 'effortless meditation' in creating stress to the innocence of the practice.
FW: ..refer to Maharishi's Commentary on the Gita, where he states, inter alia, at VI: 10, "the feeling of someone being around him or watching him may impede the smoothness of the process of transcending." FW: This monitoring system is clearly in contrast to basic Program instructions about not being watched while meditating that are in our Checking Notes, and in Chapter VI Verse 10 of Maharishi's Gita. This system has also been a dagger in the thigh of our Sidha community, already hurt by decades of authoritarian administration. There are mild to very hard feelings about it all over town among all those who know about it. It has put many people off the end of the diving board w the Movement, hurt our local community and Movement more than almost any single thing that has ever happened to it. note what this 'monitoring' system involves - A man up on the stage not meditating, watching each person, counting how many hops they take per Program, how many times they go to the bathroom, how many minutes they are gone, how many times they lie down to sleep, for how long each time, and when they enter and leave the day, to the minute, and writing it all down as needed and entering it in a computer spreadsheet at night, then the record being reviewed by someone else, then if felt necessary someone who is too far from the Program being emailed anonymously, or asked to call an out of state phone # of someone they never heard of? ---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, <dhamiltony...@yahoo.com> wrote : FW: "..refer to Maharishi's Commentary on the Gita, where he states, inter alia, at VI: 10, "the feeling of someone being around him or watching him may impede the smoothness of the process of transcending." ---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, <dhamiltony...@yahoo.com> wrote : At this point we should carry on without the movement doing the paying of people to meditate. That is just fraught with bad feeling. Parse that off to some other non-profit entity to figure out if it can be. Drop now the IAA and carry on with a WPA group meditation for those who can. The movement should simply just facilitate meditation and not try to run the social support program by monitoring people's lives. Let other parts of the meditating community figure that out. ---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, <dhamiltony...@yahoo.com> wrote : A Responding e-mail: Dr. Hagelin, I came to MIU in 1974 as a student. One of the best times of my life, I was inspired to become a teacher, moved here to raise children, etc. IF, MIU had had "monitoring"then, I'm sure I'd never have stayed in Fairfield. Honestly, the concept is weird and certainly not...spiritual. I stay because Fairfield is a mature and integrated spiritual community that supports me and that hopefully I contribute to. I do hope that some thought and consideration is given to the points about "monitoring". I'm sure none of this policy is your design but I'm inspired to write you. One would hope, that the understanding of the practice of meditation, i.e. that "control" doesn't work, could be applied in this instance. In appreciation and gratitude, ---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, <dhamiltony...@yahoo.com> wrote : FW: Friends it is imperative that we all press Dr. Hagelin to put an end to monitoring in the Dome meditation. Monitoring as it has been done in the administrative state of the “grant” program and the Invincible America Assembly stands as a prime culprit in the undoing of our communal cohesion as a meditating community. There is an elite level of money and administrative apparatchiks in the movement community who are enamored of controlling people with punitive controls by monitoring meditation. Punitive monitoring of meditation is completely antithetical to what we stand on as the teaching of effortless meditation. It is time to put to put an end to the administrative state of the Invincible America Assembly. This is an extremely important time right now. As much as one can act right now, push this real concern about the group meditation here in Fairfield by contacting Dr. Hagelin now. Dr. Hagelin as Raja of America in the Global Country of World Peace, Director of Maharishi Foundation USA, and as President of Maharishi International University (MUM), Dr. Hagelin has the position to pull rank and remediate this locally. Ask him to take courage and right this predicament which is so fundamental to our innocent practice of meditation as a group. It is time to remove what has been a sutra of fear from the Dome community. Act now and share your feelings about this with Dr. Hagelin at, Contact, Write him Dr, John Hagelin, MUM President’s Office Leave a Phone Message Tell him: Dr. Hagelin,, Please dissolve all the Meditation Monitoring System(s) and get the movement out of all the business of monitoring people (students, faculty, grantees, citizens, old initiators/govs of TSR) and their meditations. The large principle here is that monitoring the way it has been done in the Domes is fundamentally antithetical to the effortless practice of meditation there. Tell this to Dr. Hagelin and anyone else who could help. For the community don’t lose this opportunity now to: Stop the ‘grant’ program right now as it is run. It is way too corrosive to the element of innocence and effortless meditation there. Let some other community group figure out how to support these few indigents who are meditating on the “long program” in the Domes. Everything should be done to support them but it is clearly time to get the movement out of the administration of the grant. The money and with its monitoring the grant has destroyed the whole coherence of what was the place. A substantial “principle of the 2nd element” towards correcting this is to completely skip trying to ‘solve’ the problem on the level of the problem but simply to stop having the movement run the ‘grant’ program as the Invincible America Assembly. There have been weeks-long ongoing considerations of this in small groups and meditating community committees including grantees, university, TSR, IAA and administrator members of the meditating community.. Summary links, open and scroll down.. The FairfieldLife forum can be read by the public without having to join as a group member, Fairfield’s Crisis of Meditator Numbers in the Dome https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/g roups/FairfieldLife/conversati ons/messages/434720 https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/FairfieldLife/conversations/messages/434720?soc_src=mail&soc_trk=ma Fairfield's Kodak Moment https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/g roups/FairfieldLife/conversati ons/messages/434676 https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/FairfieldLife/conversations/messages/434676?soc_src=mail&soc_trk=ma Why does it matter?.. In Statistical Truth, The Call to Spiritual Order,Rally Now to Meditation! https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/g roups/FairfieldLife/conversati ons/messages/434677 https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/FairfieldLife/conversations/messages/434677?soc_src=mail&soc_trk=ma Act now with the best of kind regards, ---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, <dhamiltony...@yahoo.com> wrote : As an advocating force behind meditation monitoring, Raja Bob LoPinto, someone was saying LoPinto is not a TM teacher? Is that true? Minister of Finance and Planning: Raja Bob LoPinto Deputy Minister: Dr. Markus Gerber http://www.globalcountry.org/wp/ministries/ http://www.globalcountry.org/wp/ministries/ ---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, <dhamiltony...@yahoo.com> wrote : e-mail asks, Is this more just a matter of principle? People choose not to be on these programs because they are monitored? It reaches in and affects the practice of meditation for those sitting in the domes? Spreadsheets of the long term attendance data and its graphs show empirically what has happened. The communal narratives certainly describe it. More recently in committee meetings other minds more versed in Vedic Science figured the ill effect of monitoring’s connection out. From cultivated Mother Divine and IAA alumni and those current on the grant programs evidently in report there is a fear and hurt that is put in people by the monitoring. All this taken together becomes compelling evidence that monitoring the way it is done is ‘deeply’ offending to the practice of meditation. The data shows there a need now for acknowledging the policy problem and remediating it. A more recent interview tells of someone intentionally working at throwing the observers off (during meditation) by constantly changing outward patterns during practice and the hopping performance so there is no trend to record. We found the same thing before in the couple of years of committee work prior to the former University President’s removal which also collected these narratives related to student (MSAE, MIU & MUM) experience. Same offending problem which then got identified as a policy problem and remediated. Work in progress. - ---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, <dhamiltony...@yahoo.com> wrote : By e-mail: "They" actually do that??? Ie monitor meditation???? WTF What is this "physical monitoring"? Are they walking around checking to see if you're awake? Hopping? Money clearly is primary as a corrupting force in the ruin of the system here. Now, in an abundance of fear for my own Dome badge status I can neither confirm or deny here that there are monitors hired in both Domes to have their eyes open during meditation observing and making records of parameters of how the grantees meditate. That spreadsheets are made. That Grantees who are not productive within parameters as meditators are consulted with and may be dropped from the grant, so it is said. I can neither confirm or deny I have seen this. I do hear firsthand narratives of assembly meditators quitting the assembly no longer going to the dome meditation having disliked being followed to the toilets, being forced to hop for hours by guideline and such or harangued to give ‘number one’ experiences of meditating. Some broken hearted (energy system) demoralization from the experience. Qualitatively I can vouch that generally people are actually sitting up attending more to meditate now than before there was monitoring of the grant $. Possibly this one aspect of more people actually sitting up and meditating is a general benefit of the greater expectations in monitoring. Before the monitoring of the grant the meditating community with its Domes were well known for its TM sleepers “dosing for dollars”. Quite evidently there now is a lot more meditating going on per dollar granted for meditating than before but a spiritual hurt otherwise here has been great. Not like it used to be but the Domes even with their incredibly attrited numbers are still powerfully activated spiritual places to meditate. That a meditator would live in Fairfield and not go to the Dome meditation? God save the Domes. Succinct Action Steps for Dr. Hagelin to Engage Group conversations and committee summaries: Top of list: Re-articulate Communal Mission Dissolve all the Meditation Monitoring System(s). Get the movement out of all the biz of monitoring people (students, faculty, grantees, citizens, old initiators/govs of TSR) and their meditations. Dissolve the IAA grant program as it is currently. Re-Start a World Peace Assembly for those who can. Shorten the morning and evening long program by letting attendees out of the Domes by 11:45am and 6:15pm so our meditators could be eating and networking in sync with the larger meditating community around them. Axe the time spent on the puja and the 10am ‘number one’ experience meeting in the middle of the morning meditation. Worst than just being spartan the grant program as it has been administered turns these people into renunciate sanyasis in our midsts. Stop the daily Puja Performance as part of the Dome meditation program Stop the 10:00am ‘number one experience’ sessions. Make that meeting now separate from the meditating of the group. Get the Dome WPA meditation down to two long programs for anyone who would take the time. Advocate largely for the larger group meditation by the practice of transcendent meditative experience along with the science, and not through disciplinary punitive means of judging or monitoring of practice while meditating, the level of fealty of faith or belief, or the individual lives of members. Done. ---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, <dhamiltony...@yahoo.com> wrote : Dear Dr. Hagelin, Please Stop the grant program right now as it is run. It is way too corrosive to the element of innocence and effortless meditation here. Let some other community group figure out how to support these few indigents who are meditating on the “long program” in the Domes. Everything should be done to support them but it is clearly time to get the movement out of the administration of the grant. The money and its monitoring the grant has destroyed the whole coherence of what was the place. ---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, <dhamiltony...@yahoo.com> wrote : Q: They wonder, why are people not meditating together? A:Using our own communal technical Vedic Science nomenclature.. Monitoring lowered the group coherence and numbers meditating in Fairfield by 'tainting the wave function' of consciousness as the wave function of individual consciousness collapses in meditation(™). The coloring of consciousness with fear by effect of monitoring in physical observation is antithetical to meditation in creating stress to the innocence of the practice. It was the same complaint of students both at MSAE and MUM over being graded on their meditation practice by monitors and having that grade go in transcripts. The same complaint of the file-making on meditator’s private lives by ‘the administrative state’ of the ™ movement. The monitoring needs to be decompressed to something else to help get back to increased levels of communal cohesion again. Towards Regaining Communal Critical Mass: Also, it is way past time to re-draft the national guidelines that regulate membership for inclusion in the group meditations. There are way too many “non-compete” clauses that remain in the guidelines, still. Clauses that exclude capable meditators from the collective of the group meditations. It is sinful what the Rajas have continued to abide in excluding people. (Message over 64 KB, truncated)