Praxis Now! 
 “Praxis: Action grounded in particular values.  To act rightly or goodly; 
action that furthers human well-being...It is not simply doing something, which 
Freier refers to as activism, or simply talking about, which he refers to as 
verbalism.  Instead it refers to a creative and dialogical process, where 
people come together to describe and name their realities and then act with 
others to create a more non-violent, socially just, and inclusive society.” 

 I know ya;ll are angry, afraid, overwhelmed, shocked, etc. but this will 
require real engagement and action to change this.  Social media venting will 
not stop it. We will all have to be involved in turning our neighborhoods, 
communities, and cities into sanctuaries where this hatred cannot exist… and we 
must all hold each other accountable in this work.  Ya’ll want to talk good 
liberal shit, show up and show out for the next four years, at the very least. 


---In, <> wrote :

 Not unto us, Om Unified Field, not unto us,
but to thy name give the glory.

---In, <> wrote :


 "Om that we had one ten thousand of those meditators who do no meditation 
here.. this story shall a good person teach their children. All things shall be 
ready if our minds are so, you know your places, may the Unified Field be with 
you all, but by the meditation our hearts are in the trim." 
 Henry V


---In, <> wrote :

 In renewed social critique,
 with the dislocations in society from rapid technological changes like in the 
‘social question’ of the 19th Century renewed, is there alternative here to so 
much of what is in this postmodern time period’s spiritual agitation and 
conflict-making, like taking a fresh alternative towards looking to the science 
of radical peace-making?

 Is it come time for something radical, like a making of peace, going up in 
magnitude to a much larger scale?
 To go much higher than 1 percent, 5 in 100, much higher than the square root 
of one percent of a group meditating. 

 Is it come time now for new critique and something more.
 In experience Transcendentalism has always been the critique to materialism 
that has gone out of perspective.  Given the stakes, it would seem in the 
modern now it is time for revolutionary transforming transcendent meditationist 
action everywhere.  QED.


---In, <> wrote :

 We are grateful to all those who came answering the call and sat up in their 
meditations with us in Fairfield, Iowa. It has been our honor to have had those 
who traveled from distant places join alongside us here in collective 
meditation in these times.

 From time in memorium this is called the work of moral courage where people, 
deeper spiritual people [transcendentalists] do this, come in to groups 
meditating together for something larger. 


---In, <> wrote :

 Yes. If i understand properly, there are bodies of studies now authored, 
collaboratively with other reputable universities and institutions, and 
conducted independent of the .org, published studies that have extremely high 
statistical p values and then also aggregated high p values studies, replicated 
too that correlate the effects of meditating. Gold standard stuff.  So the 
premise is that at a point the plain truth of such a series of extremely 
extraordinarily high p value published studies in the aggregate simply becomes 
statistical truth. A type of fact. What they correlate becomes fair ‘rule of 
thumb’.  Unless of course as people may be anti-science or don’t understand 
science this way they may not grok what is completely current in the cutting 
edge of knowledge. This does not deny that there was bad or poorly designed or 
poorly performed science on meditation that went before. However, a sheer 
weight of the best of science is plainly correlating that it is a statistical 
truth now and quite fair rule of thumb that meditating has benefits that go 
with its practice.  QED.  

 It would be far better for you look at the webpage of towards engaging a 
much higher level of understanding of these things.  I only know my objective 
experience with it all which I find statistically certain in many replicable 
ways for myself.  -JaiGuruYou> wrote :

 Thx,....statements like this should be put into a proper perspective.  As to 
the Hagelin Premise where he basically says that peace follows from the ME 
which is "peer reviewed" and supported by "statistics"; which "peers" is he 
talking about, and who collected the stats.  If Dr. Hagelin is reading this, 
kindly provide the reference(s) on the peer reviewed journals, if any. 
 If you're reading this, Dr. Hagelin, feel free to jump in and rebut.


---In, <> wrote :

 Waging radical peace... 

 Hagelin's Premise..
 Peer-reviewed, published, replicated, honest-to-goodness, gold-standard 
scientific research leads us to make this heartfelt request of you: Come and 
join us for meditation in Fairfield, Iowa for this post-election period of 


---In, <> wrote :

 Hagelin's Premise,


 A premise large in assertion and direction like a Monroe Doctrine, The 
Marshall Plan or the Meissner-like Maharishi Effect, now as matter of 
statistical fact: The Hagelin Premise.

 Hagelin’s Premise :
 It is time to rally to meditation by all that the best of modern science tells 
us is statistical truth and by what we know more objectively in our experience 
as quite fair rule of thumb. It is quite time now to come together in 
collective meditation for all that is good.

---In, <> wrote :

 Discourses at the Ammachi darshans in Detroit this week were a lot about 
making a connection of cultivating/gaining spiritual strength from spiritual 
practices along with compassionate humanitarianism, as you say.  Light in the 
body, feet on the ground. "Do the work."



 Yifuxero writes:

 Thx, the case of a connection between Transcendence and compassionate 
humanitarianism, perhaps can be undermined or even dismissed from a 
Neo-Advaitic viewpoint by saying that Transcendence alone does not imply any 
particular action.
 However, recent research coming from several areas does indeed bolster the 
connection between Transcendence (if done by enough people) and Global Peace.; 
but I must object to the idea that MMY made those connections.
 The new argument can be bolstered by merging 3  sources:  1. Sam Harris, 2. 
The polyvagal axis theory, and 3. the brain's production of Oxytocin, which is 
part of (2).
 First, from Neurophysiologist Harris:  (a reasoned hypothesis) That silent 
medication may lead to increased awareness which leads to Empathy for others 
(an ability to feel what others are feeling, in some way).  Finally, the 
increased ability to Empathize leads to what the Buddhists call Compassion 
(related to the love concept but slightly different).

 2. Second, the Polyvagal axis, already covered on this forum.  Thx Doug for 
introducing this to the forum..
 3. The measurement of Oxytocin output after the subject engages in various 
experimental activities.  Oxytocin is the body's "Love molecule".  For example, 
petting animals might stimulate hormone.  High up on the list of activities 
that generate an Oxy response is Compassionate meditation: (silent meditation 
coupled with a feeling of Compassion).
 Therefore the missing ingredient not emphasized by MMY to any great extent is 

 Shalom Aleichem

---In, <> wrote :

 Yes, the Domes in Fairfield quite evidently are activating places spiritually 
too like these places are for an individual or collective.  There certainly is 
a reality to that. Like sitting in gathered Quaker meetings meditating In 
effect wages peace as place more profoundly founded in what is a silence of 
their spiritual processes. Waging Peace now given these agitated and divided 
times, the imperative seems to rise as we come to know more. This becomes like 
a duty.  Duty for those who know how to pursue and wage radical peace 
spiritually. To the help,  


 Yifuxero writes:
 On the topic of group vs solitary meditation, having meditated in Charlie 
Lutes' group, the Shakti was quote powerful, but so was meditating alone in the 
SIMS initiation rooms.  But positively the MOST powerful Shakti site I've been 
in was the Ramakrishna Vedanta Temple in Hollywood, CA.

 Thx Jim, another great essay on your part that I agree with. I've come up with 
a hypothesis that moral values (as a set of ethics, a major branch of 
philosophy), can ultimately be derived from Game Theory.  Some of the results 
can be duplicated with a computer, but given the limited power of computers, we 
would have to speculate on an overall conclusion with large numbers of people..
 Take tribal behavior.  There's an optimum population which gives rise to a 
cohesive tribe (I believe it's approximately 150 people).  Too little, and the 
members can't come together to formulate (not consciously), game-theoretic 
rules which enhance tribal survival.  Division of labor for example. With too 
many people, the tribe may break off into sects that ultimately war against 
each other.  The more simplistic outcomes can be programmed using game theory, 
matching what we observe.

 On the topic of Transcendence, I've come up with a new Koan: "Before 
Enlightenment, an asshole chopping wood and carrying water.  After 
Enlightenment, as asshole chopping wood and carrying water".  Thijs doesn't 
apply to you.  I'm thinking of people like Adi Da, but that's a judgment on my 
 On the topic of group vs solitary meditation, having meditated in Charlie 
Lutes' group, the Shakti was quote powerful, but so was meditating alone in the 
SIMS initiation rooms.  But positively the MOST powerful Shakti site I've been 
in was the Ramakrishna Vedanta Temple in Hollywood, CA.

 Shalom Aleichem



 From: " [FairfieldLife]" <>

 Sent: Friday, November 18, 2016 11:42 AM
 Subject: Re: [FairfieldLife] Re: The Call to Spiritual Order,Rally Now to 
 Waging Peace.

 It is time for
 Waging Radical Peace, in groups meditating, this call now to meditation
 is something like A Moral Equivalent of War, for peace..

 Paraphrased, what William James would say to meditators today:

 Meditators, this meditation against war is going to be no holiday excursion or 
camping party. The post-election feelings of division are too deeply grounded 
to abdicate their place until better ideals as substitutes are offered than the 
glory and shame that come to people and nations by politics and vicissitudes of 
trade and commerce in making war. 

 It is time, for
A Moral Equivalent of War: a radical modern peace-making, in meditation.  

---In, <> wrote :

 We are most grateful to all those who came answering the call and sat up in 
their meditations with us in Fairfield, Iowa. It has been our honor to have had 
those who traveled from distant places joining alongside us here in collective 
meditation in these times. -JaiGuruYou

 Those of you that have been going to the Domes recently will be aware that 
many of our friends from across the country have joined us here in Fairfield 
over the last week or so, and they have helped boost the overall attendance in 
evening program to over 750 people.

 If you aren't able to attend any of the official flying halls, please try to 
do group program together with friends in 2s, 3s, 4s, etc., whatever is 
convenient, and aim to start your yogic flying practice at the official CST 
times of 8:15 am and 5:45 pm.

 Jai Guru Dev

 Raja John Hagelin and the
 Ideal Community Group


 Bhairitu writes:

 I think Doug is lost in the nostalgia of early 1970s TM which ended when the 
"self appointed" purity gestapo returned from AofE courses.

On 11/16/2016 11:01 AM, upfronter [FairfieldLife] 

 Well, forgive this voicing of a different viewpoint, but this one's personal 
opinion is that one genuine disciplined meditator meditating regularly amongst 
100 non-meditators is more effective in society than 100 meditators meditating 
amongst themselves - although there is certainly a beneficial social family 
aspect which cannot be denied from similar association on such a deep level.

 Besides, I personally have a different spiritual philosophy to that expounded 
by Maharishi, one which differs in certain fundamental aspects, it would seem, 
one which touches both my heart and mind deeply in a manner that leaves no room 
for the grafting of branches from other trees.
 I’m not sure I could listen to too much coffee-shop conversation without 
suggesting the smelling of stronger coffee all round. 


 Jai Guru Dev.




---In, <> wrote :

 FW: e-mail response, 

 Try to meditate in groups with a grateful heart. 
 Remember all that TM has given you- is giving you, the countless blessings, 
and return your gratitude to the source. 

 Gratitude and praise open a channel for support of nature to come to you.  
Listen to and read what Maharishi said about the Maharishi Effect. A full 
commitment by individuals who gather in groups is all that it takes.

 Future generations will be so grateful when they learn about you--what you did 
for them, this world, the future. And that includes the sacrifices you made 
moving to Fairfield remaining true to your convictions and to the tradition 
from which the knowledge came.  
 Jai Guru Dev,



---In, <> wrote :

 Quite a few of my friends meditate, and some are teachers, but most of us live 
far from Fairfield, IA.

 But we are scattered over a wide area so group gatherings of meditators tends 
to take place only during quarterly celebrations or occasional group 

 Attempting to get enlightened is not a military campaign against the outer 
world, it is a campaign against our inner inadequacies....

 From: " [FairfieldLife]" <>
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