--- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, Peter <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> 
wrote:
>
> 
> 
> --- authfriend <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
> 
> > --- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, "shempmcgurk" 
> > <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
> > <snip> 
> > > Yes, MMY is a great saint who has brought a great
> > teaching to the 
> > > world.  But I suppose even a great saint can be
> > delusional and 
> > > irrationally paranoid which is what MMY very well
> > may be if he 
> > > thinks the TMO has been spied upon and infiltrated
> > by the CIA.
> > 
> > The notion that the TMO was spied upon and
> > infiltrated by the CIA doesn't strike me as
> > all that unlikely, as I suggested in another
> > post.  It's just that if that were the case,
> > it would have been for very different reasons
> > than MMY imagined--either because the CIA
> > thought MMY was teaching some paranormal
> > technique that could be useful militarily, or
> > because they thought the *TMO* was a front
> > for spying or for communist activity of some
> > kind.
> > 
> > The CIA itself was pretty nutty and paranoid
> > at the height of the Cold War.
> > 
> > But that the CIA was intent on *persecuting*
> > MMY and the TMO is a ludicrous idea.
> 
> I agree with Judy, here. Probably the initial interest
> from the CIA was two fold: a very large and popular
> international organization and the possibility of some
> supernatural abilities that could be exploited. I
> think the CIA quickly discovered that the TMO was the
> "gang that couldn't shoot straight" and that the
> siddhis did not bring about anything that could be
> utilized.

Yup.  Or it may have been a complete fantasy
on MMY's part from the get-go.







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