No friend, I do not belittle Maharishi or his achievements in any manner, rather do I hold reverent love for him and gratitude for his presence on Earth in a body of flesh, even though I disagree with some of his claims. It is not difficult to follow his chosen path and see in outline why he did what he did. I am wholly aware that if someone has climbed upon a ledge to safety then nobody ever has the right to make their way slippery so that they might fall back into the precipice, because the hand of an angel is always firmly offering an invisible rope upon which the climber has unknowingly been grasping to reach that ledge, and if that be so, then beware the one who topples another. However, I do not harbour, I hope, fatalist concepts in my make-up, as perhaps some others may do, and the point that I was making was that I believe it more important for the world to have a large number of people practising Transcendental Meditation than anything else that is associated with it through the drawing of aspects from the Vedic scriptures and attaching to them the Maharishi signature. The technique developed by Maharishi of Transcendental Meditation is pure magic and it is unique because Maharishi developed it for the householder. As I said, I believe the world would be a far better place if Maharishi had recycled all resources without exception back into the promotion of the teaching of Transcendental Meditation and he had focussed all of his genius and efforts on the promotion of the teaching of Transcendental Meditation alone (and of course scope for the TM-Sidhi program but not necessarily in the manner it is held today). I do not doubt that a being such as Maharishi could have in place upon this world today perhaps 56 million or even 106 million meditators if he had set his desire on this achievement alone, perhaps, for instance, through such actions as charging less to gain more meditators, increasing the percentage a TM teacher could claim, making the TM practice as completely separate from any ties with religion as possible (the deference to the disciplic succession is acceptable to many people as most people do have a sense of manners and respect), and so on. The sheer numbers of ‘ordinary’ people meditating in the community would in itself be certain to ‘normalise’ Transcendental Meditation to many others, and word of mouth, so to speak, would bring Transcendental Meditation to the level of a nice-to-have practice, if not essential, not only in homes but in many more educational establishments and other institutions than it is in today.
Regards. ---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, <no_re...@yahoogroups.com> wrote : Maharishi being in the relative was not perfect however he knew what he was doing and he had to do everything that he did even it didn't make sense to one person at one time or doesn't seem to make sense to you now. A lot of the stuff that I could not make sense of before has become clear to me now.