--- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, "anonyff" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote: > > --- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, "sparaig" <sparaig@> wrote: > > > > > > > I take ownership of my speech, but could that ownership > > > > be just as much of a delusion as the individual ego > > > > in ignorance? Those thoughts could be in the "thought > > > > sphere," available for pickup by me or anyone. > > > > > > > +++ Don't think it would be a delusion- > > > If I am sitting with a group of vegetarians enjoying my > > > cheeseburgher and thinking how good it is, I would doubt that > > thought > > > would be anyone elses. N. > > > > > > > Unless they are closet meat eaters wishing that they weren't so > > ethical and all that. > > > > > Kind of reminds me what happen on our flying block on CIC VI. We > were up at Cobb, and four or five guys snuck down the road one day > to get burgers at a near by greasy spoon. I didn't join them, but > I thought it was funny. The Siddhi Administrators (The Burkes) > were a little bent out of shape about, but I thought the act was > harmless and added a bit of "levity" to the whole thing. I broke > the tension for some of us who taking this thing a little too > seriously, especially those who hadn't taken off yet. > > We're they just jealous?
I was at the TM facility in Asbury Park some years back; it was a pretty fancy hotel that the TMO had bought and was running *as* a hotel for regular guests, as well as housing various TM administrative folks and course participants. The TMers' food was prepared in the downstairs kitchen, all vegetarian, but there was a bigger kitchen upstairs that cooked for the guests. One night I was sitting at a table of TM-lifers during dinner. The hotel was hosting a big Bar Mitzvah bash. One of the MAV-technicians, a big galoot of a guy with a heart of gold who regarded the bliss-ninnies with good-humored puzzlement, had gone up to the guest kitchen to see if he could cadge some real food from one of the staff, a friend of his. So we were sitting there eating our lentils and rice and curried cauliflower, and he walks into the dining hall bearing a big platter. He came up to our table to join us and put down the plate, on which rested a gigantic hunk of very rare steak. You'd have thought there was a severed human hand on the plate. The TM-lifers all gasped audibly, and one of the more delicate of the ladies actually gave out a little shriek. This was *completely* spontaneous; these folks probably hadn't even laid eyes on a piece of meat for years, and that bloody slab really must have been kind of a shocking sight. The poor MA-V guy was baffled. Then everybody started laughing, practically falling out of their chairs. We laughed until we cried, including the MA-V guy, once he realized we weren't laughing at *him* but at our own reaction. It was just bizarre, one of the funniest occasions I've ever experienced in a TM context ------------------------ Yahoo! Groups Sponsor --------------------~--> Join modern day disciples reach the disfigured and poor with hope and healing http://us.click.yahoo.com/lMct6A/Vp3LAA/i1hLAA/UlWolB/TM --------------------------------------------------------------------~-> To subscribe, send a message to: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Or go to: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/FairfieldLife/ and click 'Join This Group!' Yahoo! Groups Links <*> To visit your group on the web, go to: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/FairfieldLife/ <*> To unsubscribe from this group, send an email to: [EMAIL PROTECTED] <*> Your use of Yahoo! Groups is subject to: http://docs.yahoo.com/info/terms/