Dear Drs. Hagelin and Nader: Now that the pundits are gone from Maharishi Vedic City, Iowa could you write the membership application guidelines for the Domes anew?
The old guidelines are yet too inflammatory towards superradiance as they are cobbled and wordsmithed. Please sit and write with a new piece of paper a new and fresh Dome application guideline now for membership in the group programs, now the pundits are gone. Start with a fresh sheet of paper. Get it down to simple: did someone learn the ™ programs and that this is what they will do in the group programs for superradiance. This would be a good time to just go in and gut, drop the clause from the guidelines that remains excluding from membership people who spend money on ‘non-Maharishi’ jyotish and yagya. The earnest reason it was put in there originally evidently has gone away. It is time to just get rid of that clause in the membership application guideline. There is no sense now to having the office staff there investigating that one on people anymore. The pundit program had been a long endured suction of resource out of the Fairfield community. That clause about people spending monies on ‘non-Maharishi’ jyotish and yagya along with the couple of other clauses that are left there as some kind of fealty test within the membership guidelines is just needlessly inflammatory to succeeding with the Dome attendance numbers and superradiance in Fairfield now. Sincerely, Doug Hamilton. ---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, <dhamiltony...@yahoo.com> wrote : A morality, Q: I don’t recall anything about “principles of higher moral character” in the air when we first came here from Amherst. A: Meditation in groups, Maharishi was consistent the whole way about the utility of group meditating influencing a wellbeing of good for others at a distance. This remarkable idea in practice is a simple disruptor to a lot of people’s material paradigm but after so many decades of inquiry in to this observation the science has well borne out the hypothesis. And, Guru Dev too in his spiritual construct on moral order could have easily agreed now given what all we know from the inquiry of science, that people who do not go to group meditations when they could join with them are being amoral in their selfishness. That someone sitting out in a coffee house whether in Leiden watching videos on their laptop or those meditators idle downtown around the Fairfield, iowa town square at Paradiso, the Cider House, the Sushi bar, or in Revelations during the communal group meditation is near to worthless and worse morally in their contribution to the general good and communal welfare, a drag, amoral. So this, the virtue of group meditation is now in the reach of this spiritual but not religious time of science and spirituality that we do live in. Yet, people who would stay home by themselves, be it some Raja hold up somewhere out there by themselves, or an editor working overtime somewhere and may be would meditate later, but also an administration and its defenders with a religious-like adherence to ill-serving guidelines that should keep people away who could otherwise be meditating with the group evidently are all worst than sad but pretty bad morally. Jai Guru Dev. Thread 437705 Re: What did ‘Guru Dev’ say on Spiritual Morality and its Moral Compass https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/FairfieldLife/conversations/messages/437705 https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/FairfieldLife/conversations/messages/437705 .< Interesting to see how the principles of higher moral character that were the communal experiment started at Amherst in ‘78 have been eroded and hurt in the administration of it. For outsiders or people from away looking in on the experiment I recommend their reading "Greetings From Utopia Park" and listening to the NPR 'Fresh Air' interview of Claire Hoffman for insight to how it went. I don’t recall anything about “principles of higher moral character” in the air when we first came here from Amherst. Q: I appreciate what you’re doing with the group meditation thing, but I like meditating at home. I usually take a nap first, then just sit up and meditate. Times vary. A: Evidently a lot of people feel this way also about meditating with the TM group, not turning out for what was superradiance of the group. The numbers in the Dome meditation are incredibly low now. # ---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, <dhamiltony...@yahoo.com> wrote : Meditation brings wisdom; lack of meditation leaves ignorance. Know well what leads you forward and what holds you back, and choose the path that leads to wisdom. -The Buddha ---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, <dhamiltony...@yahoo.com> wrote : Meditate and Act Meditation with activity has always been the TM teaching (B.Gita II v 48). This teaching was one of the things also used to convince a change in the administration policy at a point to modify the ‘long’ IAAssembly morning program rounds to get it all shortened down more to what it is now with the idea according to the teaching to get them out of there and in to the world and community before the mid-day and to give them longer in the afternoon to ‘do things’ of life and be in the community. That was important to have happen at the time for people’s health and general wellbeing. The long program the way it was enforced was turning folks in to pale renunciates in front of us here in the community. Then it is just a matter of how people may use their time between meditations. Turning compost for health is not a bad use of time. Meditate and perform action. Communicating this by FFL was an effective element at the time in turning this around for the better. . Jai Guru Dev ---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, <r...@searchsummit.com> wrote : I think I’d rather shovel cow manure for a living than spend my days spying on people through people’s social media, the Weekly Reader, Source, etc. Note to spies: shoveling cow manure is great exercise and really quite enjoyable when you get into it. I used to do it at Livingston Manor. If interested, contact Radiance Dairy. They may have openings. Rick Archer Buddha at the Gas Pump https://batgap.com From: FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com <FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com> Sent: Friday, December 14, 2018 8:11 PM To: FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com Subject: RE: [FairfieldLife] Re: The Importance of Group Meditation The Authorities? Yes they read FFL and make files about people’s social media, the Weekly Reader, Source, and such on applicants. It is their job to gather info on people in ferreting out people who are in violation of the membership guidelines by making inquiry in to lives. Yes, with potentially long interrogation. One of the things that was held up this last time I was denied a badge was about things I may have written on FFL, “about these things you write on Fairfield Life”. Yes, you could proly be in some trouble with the membership guidelines promoting other spiritual teachers and such by what and who you promote with BATGAP. The existential problem they have with this is that as they have these written guidelines they have to have a staff hired to investigate and enforce them in detail over applicants. The guidelines have been cobbled together, wordsmithed over the years either to exclude people and they have been reduced somewhat to include peoples who were separated from the group by guideline. The remaining exclusionary clauses now are mostly cultural and not simply as to whether someone is a practitioner or not. There are three written clauses remaining that still are in there that can stick in the craw of the larger meditating community. The Authorities, I also do send in communication to movement policy makers the url’s to posts made on FFL as posts are pithy, incisive, pertinent and relevant in the context of having to do with policy. Fairfield Life has had its effective place in communications. But, the people who investigate Dome membership applications do not make policy themselves, they just enforce it. The people who make decisions you likely will never meet in the process. May the grace of the Unified Field grant providential support in Nature towards overcoming these long problems we all have suffered with our communal Dome meditation attendance numbers. Jai Guru Dev ---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com mailto:FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, <r...@searchsummit.com mailto:r...@searchsummit.com> wrote : So do the dome authorities still read FFL to see who’s saying what, and exclude them if they feel inclined? Batgap is a funny phenomena with regard to this issue. I promote other teachers up the wazoo, and probably wouldn’t be allowed in the dome if I wanted to be, but I’ve interviewed Hagelin and Pearson, and others who still go to the dome. A senior faculty member listens to just about every BatGap interview and we sometimes chat about them. He said he even discusses them with other faculty in his department sometimes. Rick Archer Buddha at the Gas Pump https://batgap.com https://batgap.com From: FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com <FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com mailto:FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com> Sent: Friday, December 14, 2018 10:52 AM To: FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com mailto:FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com Subject: [FairfieldLife] Re: The Importance of Group Meditation Q: I appreciate what you’re doing with the group meditation thing, but I like meditating at home. I usually take a nap first, then just sit up and meditate. Times vary. A: Evidently a lot of people feel this way also about meditating with the TM group, not turning out for what was superradiance of the group. The numbers in the Dome meditation are incredibly low now. A radical transcendentalist's response to excuses, like the.. This Insulting Frenchman's: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QSo0duY7-9s https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QSo0duY7-9s ---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, <dhamiltony...@yahoo.com mailto:dhamiltony...@yahoo.com> wrote : banned from the Domes.. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kiKZjq0vTWg https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kiKZjq0vTWg It is time to start with the membership guidelines anew with a clean sheet of paper. Examples of adapting policy: The ‘Adhesion Contract’.. Back in 2012 I incited getting the ridiculous 4 pages ‘course agreement’ down more essentially to two pages of text. All that is needed to run a residence course or group meditation is the ability to remove disruptive people. The 'course agreement' as it was written by apparatchiks trying to be ‘legal’ with everything in their minds and all their concerns including the kitchen sink thrown in, their course agreement was trying to catch, coerce or punish people to line on all kinds of creed stuff otherwise unrelated to being on a course, assembly or in a group meditation. The agreement was embarrassing as it was ridiculous as a ‘human resources’ document. I pointed this out to reasonable minds and it was written down to what was more essential to running the facility and course with people. One sheet of paper, two sides for signature. Blue jeans were once banned from the Domes. That changed. ---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com mailto:FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, <dhamiltony...@yahoo.com mailto:dhamiltony...@yahoo.com> wrote : Thanks for the response, Yes, you are right about a practical need to regulate the running of a course assembly or group meditation. The practical Regulating of Disruptive behavior is written in to the legal course agreement that gets signed as people get badges that allows course administrators a discretion to remove disruptive folks. There is a communal practicality to that. That “course agreement” is different than the written guidelines for membership (Dome badge) application to the group. Om by the way, that 'course agreement' document that had developed into a piled-on cobbled and complex Four page document of legalese (what is called in common law an abusive 'adhesion contract') got cut down to one sheet of paper, the sheet of paper agreement that is what they use now to have people sign as they come in to get Dome badges. That change is an example of work in progress that can occur within TM. Jai Guru Dev ---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com mailto:FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, <dhamiltony...@yahoo.com mailto:dhamiltony...@yahoo.com> wrote : Our ™ group offers what? The written guidelines to the Domes have for years not been inviting to a larger community practice here. The guidelines as they have been cobbled and word-smithed together have not served us well, at all. The guidelines must, need to be written down to simple: 1) Did someone learn the ™ technique and programs? 2) If folks come to the Dome is that what they will do? If yes on both accounts then say ‘welcome’. Be magnanimous and even say, ‘thank you’ for being with the group. Get rid of the remaining old jealousies that are cultural written still into the guidelines which have right at nothing to do with the either the practice or running a group meditation or residence/assembly course but are there as purely administrative coercive and punitive ideas of other things of some people’s creeds. To approach the communal problem with the Dome numbers the guidelines must be changed to such a place that they may be publishable on a web page. Now. ---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com mailto:FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, <dhamiltony...@yahoo.com mailto:dhamiltony...@yahoo.com> wrote : Thanks for the replies from several of you. The membership (Dome badge) guideline problem The need is to write the membership guidelines anew, start with a clean sheet of paper. Right now. New. Don’t just edit and wordsmith the old ones. Go with “Name, Rank, and Serial number”. Simply, Did someone start ™ and learn the ™ program practices and if they would come to the Domes that is what is practiced as these Domes are facilitated. Thank you very much. Don’t try to wordsmith the old ones anymore. Raja Hagelin did that again more recently retreating with (..) whispering in his ear this last spring and it did not improve on the essential problem of these old jealousies that are stuck in the written guidelines as they are cobbled. Notice also: The ‘course agreement’ that people sign as they get badges is a different doc than ‘the guideline for (Dome badge) membership application’ . Don’t confuse either document for ‘the purity of the teaching’. ‘Effortless meditation’ is the purity of the teaching. Policy as guideline only facilitates the teaching but they are not the same thing. Too many tru-believers conflate the two and have caused all kinds of trouble. Maharishi modified changing policy all the time based on what was at hand. Metrics. It is time to do that now to save superradiance meditation. Rajas: ‘Run it like a business’? ---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com mailto:FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, <dhamiltony...@yahoo.com mailto:dhamiltony...@yahoo.com> wrote : Hey, I am a satisfied customer of the practice of the ™ program. I know my experience with it. Questioning the character of my experience with it? I thank the Providence in the large Nature of the Unified Field for my having come across it in my life time as a spiritual practice. Now, the behavior of some in the .org and how poorly or well the metics of their facilitating what is here as a community in this larger enterprise of superradiance is another question entirely. jr_...@yahoo.com mailto:jr_...@yahoo.com> wrote : In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, salsunshineiniowa@ wrote : I can’t believe you or anybody else still goes out of their way to be part of a group of aging yahoos who still believe in expelling people from their clique, despite abundant evidence almost nobody wants to be IN said clique, and hasn’t for many years. Hear they’re up to around 300 these days, even with the MUM students...pathetic. “Provisional” dome badge...lol. How’s the mold doing in there by the way? Then again, a friend tells me it’s still a good place to sleep, so there is that. Sal ---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com mailto:FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, <dhamiltony...@yahoo.com mailto:dhamiltony...@yahoo.com> wrote : They gave me a ‘provisional’ Dome badge. Okay, I am back in the Dome meditation again with the group. In the interviewing, the more grave concerns were in three jealousies embedded in the written guidelines, that posts here on FairfieldLife could be seen as ‘promoting’ other practices, also the giving an indication of money going to ‘non-Maharishi’ jyotish/ yagya, and then what cursory promotion of Ravi Shankar there could be seen here from describing (a journalism of) any of these as being part of what is going on in the meditating community of ‘spiritual’ Fairfield. FairfieldLife posts, news and social media/facebook otherwise get read actively by an investigating staff. This is not like going in to a Saudi Embassy in Turkey for papers but an intelligence gathering about people works similarly because of guidelines as they are written and a staff that is hired to investigate these guidelines. Srijau writing: you compare to the House of Saud. disgusting. ---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com mailto:FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, <dhamiltony...@yahoo.com mailto:dhamiltony...@yahoo.com> wrote : In the last few of weeks of processing since I was denied an updated sticker or new Dome badge people here generally on hearing word of this would respond, “..are they still doing that?” and then relate their own experience and fears with this. These last few days in Fairfield I have run across people who recently updated/got their badges and when hearing about the written guideline over ‘money’ going to ‘non-Maharishi’ jyotish/yagya, remarked “opps”, that they had. Another just the other day, had an ‘inexpensive’ ‘non-Maharishi’ yagya done otherwise, also recently updated with a new badge and can meditate now in the Dome group meditation in fear of being found out. # I have advocated more recently with a direct hand for four successfully renewed badge people urging them to/having them get Dome badges. Aggregate numbers, superradiance, towards a more critical mass. Jai Guru Dev. The process just let someone else in who they did not know about into the Domes who visits/sees Ravi Shankar quite a lot. These are each people (example) whether 'persisting' visiting other saints/spiritual people or having bought 'non-Maharishi' jyotish and yagya who can come and do, willingly do, the TM program with the group. And, will do so if so long as they are 'not found out' and separated from the group... ---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com mailto:FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, <dhamiltony...@yahoo.com mailto:dhamiltony...@yahoo.com> wrote : This is very much in the purvey now of TM’s Trustees and Raja class, as something like the House of Saud is hierarchical and organized. Hopefully our Trustees and Raja of the ™ .org can get the guidelines for membership down simply to whether someone learned the programs and would come to the group meditations doing those. Simple. May the grace of Providence of the Unified Field free us all from what long oppression the Dome group meditation numbers have suffered of those written guidelines. Jai Guru Dev ---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com mailto:FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, <dhamiltony...@yahoo.com mailto:dhamiltony...@yahoo.com> wrote : Dear Ones, I am very sorry and apologetic that Maharishi has told conflicting instruction of such different things to different groups and individuals that this has left you here to enforce a cobbled (wordsmithed) set of guidelines for our superradiance membership. Guidelines that have not served you or our meditating community well. The essential guideline of course is at the bottom of the printed guidelines: Only Maharishi’s techniques are permitted to be practiced in the program halls. Which essentially would entail an applicant having learned ™ and the TM0-Sidhis at some point. However, having now had the guidelines for membership read out to me on more than one occasion and also having read the guidelines directly there are three embedded jealousies which are cultural that stand out in the guidelines. These continue to be essentially corrosive to our communal superradiance experience.