> Not only do I feel the NLP was a complete waste of TM but it 
> whittled away what little credibility the TMO had left.
> 
> Look, the NLP being a political party, by definition, had to take 
> political and policy stands on the whole range of issues that affect 
> the societies and countries they ran candidates in: health care, 
> abortion, gun control, capitalism versus socialism, etc. etc.
> 
> Once you take positions on all of those things you are, in effect, 
> adopting a philosophy, a way of looking at the world and, indeed, 
> putting yourself at opposition to those in other parties that hold 
> differing views on those matters.
> 
> Being a philosophy violates that basic tenet of TM that it is 
> neither a religion or a philosophy.  TM is supposed to be for 
> everybody: capitalists or communists, Democrats or Republicans, Left 
> or Right.  Once you take positions on things, you are bound to piss 
> off those that are on the other side of the spectrum from you.
> 
> So when you announce to the world that TM is not a philosophy and 
> then, after holding onto and practising that tenet for 30 years of 
> your existence, abandon it and start BEING a philosophy, people 
> notice.  And you lose credibility.
> 
> That's why the NLP was a horrible disaster for the TMO.  They should 
> NEVER have done it, it was wrong, and it was just another nail in 
> the coffin of what was once a great movement.

That is a surprise. It was different germany.
1) NLP was a quite good advertisment campain.
2) TM peopel (especily TM teachers) realised that the language they
were speaking coulnd`t be understood by most of the non-TM-peopel. 
  
Probabbly because we did not take anny political and policy stands.
Messeg was "TM" and "no gmo food" thats all.

 





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