--- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, off_world_beings 
<[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
>
> --- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, Vaj <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
> >
> > 
> > On Jan 5, 2006, at 10:46 AM, off_world_beings wrote:
> > 
> > > Nonsense. Even Jesus accepted money for his Church. Monks and
> > > priests have always been paid for their services since the 
> beginning
> > > of time. Ancient cultures considered these services paramount 
and
> > > the most practical thing they could do, and were quite happy 
to 
> be
> > > materialistic about it, and pay for it, just like you would 
for 
> TV,
> > > airplanes, buses, internet computer, etc. You just have your
> > > priorities skewed. Also, almost all ancient cultures had some
> > > concept of Karma, and believed that they were given what they 
had
> > > for a reason (wether they were given poverty or wealth), And
> > > Maharishi has said that it is the 'deserving ability' of the 
> people
> > > that allows them to gain the necessary means, which is what 
> almost
> > > all ancient cultures believed, including Guru Dev's cultural
> > > worldview.
> > 
> > Is there any record of Swami Brahmananda Saraswati *charging* 
for 
> a  
> > mantra? Or was it just on a donation basis? Or was it free?>>>
> 
> FREE !??? GET OVER IT  !
> Only Maharishi and a few others have given techniques for 
> free....and that NEVER lasts. NEVER. It is a fact of life.
> If you wanted knoweldge from Guru Dev you had to DONATE your time 
as 
> a worker, and a lot of it, OR, pay for it (yagyas etc.), or gain 
> good karma by being a DONOR to the temple. By our standards it 
would 
> not be much, but by Indian standards in those days it was not 
> insignificant.
> 
> OffWorld

I have teached a lot of students for free. With good following-up, 
most of them continue. 
Ingegerd
>






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