In FF conversation..

 “Q: There is a thesis in hoping that some young people can hold on for a while 
longer in the group TM culture, hoping for some young people to come along?”

 A: “It is not going to happen with a first gen group bound themselves into an 
identity that is about obedience and self-doubt “I can only do what Maharishi 
said”, it will take a second or third generation. They had this January 12 
meeting and what do they do? They put this crown on Tony Nader. That is this 
stupidest shit thing that they ever did. I am sorry, Maharishi, but that was 
stupid to create Kings and Rajas. 
 ..Done with the movement, but the funny thing is that the meditation i still 
recommend to people. We refer new initiates. We are doing our part and they 
wear crowns. This first gen group is locked in to a belief structure about 
their efficacy. It is a belief structure. 
 The community though is not done. Where would it, the common meditators as 
people, go to replicate this? Just up and move? Most people own only one house 
at a time in their lives. 

It is going to take a third gen people in wisdom to speak to it who are not 
necessarily locked in to the belief structure. You are going to see it: Women 
coming back in to it too. It must be women too and in our world today it needs 
to be collaborative and not patriarchal-hierarchical”    

---In, <> wrote :

 In an application to join FFL...
 “My Father (God rest his soul) was way into TM. I consider myself spiritual, 
but I never quite understood his connection to an organization that basically 
charged him for a Mantra…”
 In and around Fairfield, Iowa there evidently is a second generation of the 
old meditating community making lives, buying houses, living, engaging in the 
culture of the larger community.  Around Fairfield also now a third generation 
of the old meditating community is raising, clearly visible. Second gen 
engagement in the ™ meditating community seems reserved, remote or passive yet 
some are clearly quite spiritual in their lives.  There has started to be a 
genre of second gen writing about their experience growing up as children of 
the meditating community. Living processes of community can appear subterrain 
or unspoken unless one shows up. 

 Culture generally is slow to move but clearly something is on the move in 
meditating Fairfield, generation to generation. It will be particularly 
interesting for those living it to see where the meditating community of 
Fairfield, Iowa is in 5 years.
 This link is to a reflection on the range of communal processes that are in 
communal Fairfield..  
 Engaging Restorative Justice in Reclamation of Community!topic/communal-studies-forum/AM9bhYe1dXI!topic/communal-studies-forum/AM9bhYe1dXI
 As anyone has comments to share directly with Fairfield Life 
 they can e-mail comments to consider to the owner-link on the Yahoo-group 
Fairfield Life main page. 


---In, <> wrote :

 President Hagelin Elevates Role of Young Administrators

 In recent months President John Hagelin has elevated younger administrators to 
leading positions and has added 10 of them to his “cabinet,” the group that 
helps run the university. This new group of 10 is sometimes referred to as the 
“young cabinet.” 

 “These very dedicated, talented, and accomplished young leaders are building 
the bright future of our university,” Dr. Hagelin said. “They constantly 
demonstrate their brilliance and their vision for moving MUM forward. In 
collaboration with our long-standing cabinet members, they are continually 
upgrading and expanding the university’s operations and successes.” 
 The young cabinet members include Carol Passos, director of human resources, 
Patrik Siljestam, comptroller, Aster Hesse, associate dean of admissions, 
Taniya Hallman, registrar, Gwen Stowe, director of admissions, Tiago Passos, 
director of development, Leslie Doyle, director of Student Support Services, 
Eric Liu, director of MUM Online and continuing education, Selin Ozbudak, 
associate dean of enrollment and student affairs, and Maryam Naraghi, principal 
designated school official and international student adviser. “I feel immensely 
fortunate that our young cabinet has been willing to take on such significant 
responsibilities at our university so early in their careers,” Dr. Hagelin 
said. “They will ensure a vital continuity of experience and knowledge as the 
university expands and moves into the future.”



 Of “second-generation” wisdom.. in terms as John Humphrey Noyes (1869) frames 
it below, Will John Hagelin now of his own direct experience of 
‘first-generation’ wisdom turn out to be the consolidator of the TM community 
to something that may last some decades or more? Dr. Nader? ..   Quoting 
 “At the time when Noyes was alive (19th Century) any marked deviation from the 
established churches of Christianity was likely to provoke a vigorous reaction. 
 Consequently initiators and leaders of sects had to be men of exceptionally 
strong character, especially if they were evangelically minded, for then they 
had to be capable of keeping the allegiance of their original members and of 
winning converts even in the midst of antagonism or actual physical 

 A fanatic might get this far, might indeed get further, as Ann Lee got to 
America from Lancashire and Joseph Smith got to Nauvoo; but other qualities 
were required in order to maintain the initial impetus.  As well as the 
absolute conviction that they and they alone had chosen the right path, and the 
ability to persuade others that this was so, leaders of this kind needed 
exceptional organizing ability and foresight, balanced judgment, and a quality 
that can best be described as “intuitive astuteness”. Joseph Meacham, who 
organized the Shakers into communities, and Brigham Young, who commanded the 
Mormon hegira, must have been endowed with these qualities; and no doubt other 
examples of “second-generation” wisdom of this kind could be cited.  It was a 
characteristic that was less common among initiators, 

 'second-generation' wisdom, ..simple vision, the strength of character and the 
evangelical fire of the fanatical initiator were blended with the balanced 
judgment and practical managerial capacity of the successful consolidator.  
This was an unusual combination of characteristics; and in view of (his) 
background , his absolute rejection of orthodoxy was also unusual. 

 ..He was extreme, but logical and realistic; revolutionary, but not violent. 
When religious fire, moral courage, and good judgment ..have all been given due 
credit, something remains unexplained--some ingredient of the personality--. I 
think that this unnamed quality can without sentimentality be called “love of 
life.”  ..I believe Noyes, unlike many sectarians, was a great yea-sayer, an 
enhancer of life,” 

 Excerpts from the 1966 Introduction by Mark Holloway  to the Dover edition, 
History Of American Socialisms, Noyes 1869


 In Second-generation Wisdom.. 

 Older than the TM movement by a generation, Yogananda’s SRF shifts leadership 
now to ‘third generation’ organizational members whom have never met the 

 The Self-Realization Fellowship Board of Directors is happy to share with you 
the news that Brother Chidananda has been elected president and spiritual 
leader of Self-Realization Fellowship/Yogoda Satsanga Society of India, 
succeeding Sri Mrinalini Mata, who served in this position from January 2011 
until her passing last month. His appointment was made by a unanimous vote by 
the SRF Board of Directors on Wednesday, August 30, 2017.


 Technically in Maharishi's founding and with John Hagelin and others having 
worked directly alongside Maharishi they could be first generation of TM and 
their work now is (post-founder) to consolidate things towards a (demographic) 
turnover at some point even to third generation meditators, who have never 
directly seen or met Maharishi.  Thus far the microphone has not been shared or 
handed to a 'second' or 'third generation' to hold nor is a second or third 
generation much present in upper level policy circles. 







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