--- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, "hugheshugo" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote: > > --- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, TurquoiseB <no_reply@> wrote: > > > > --- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, "markmeredith2002" > > <markmeredith@> wrote: > > > > > > I predict the plan to make vedic city, iowa a pilgrimage > > > center for hindus will be even more successful than MMY's > > > plan to make (doug henning's) vedaland more popular than > > > disneyworld, though not as successful as his plan to make > > > hagelin president. > > > > A fairly safe prediction. :-) > > > > I wonder whether one of the major factors involved in > > the failure of these ideas is the near-total lack of > > familiarity on the part of Maharishi and the TMO > > higher-ups with the common people they think they are > > appealing to. > > > > I mean (a question for those of you who might know), > > how long has it *been* since Maharishi met someone > > face to face who does not practice TM and who does > > not have the money to buy their way into his presence? > > Ten years? Fifteen years? Longer? All that time, as > > far as I know, the *only* people he has interfaced > > with are the Truest of the True Believers, complete > > Yes-men and Yes-women who *share* his disdain for > > and distance from the common people of the planet. > > > > The *arrogance* of it all is not unlike George W. > > Bush pretending to understand and care about the > > problems of the middle class in America. Bush not > > only knows nothing about them; chances are that > > he hasn't even *talked* with any of them in his > > entire life. He's *famous* for wanting to be > > surrounded only by people of his "class." > > > > These projects are meant to appeal to Maharishi's > > *fantasies* of what people are like and what they > > want, not what people are really like and what > > they want. No wonder they don't work. As Jimi > > Hendrix once sang: > > > > And so castles made of sand > > slip into the sea, eventually > > > > When I was on the Dubrovnik Peace Project, which ran 1999/2000, we > were visited by a movement PR guy raising money for Doug Hennings > veda land. > > He gave us a presentation about floating buildings, budget&Profit > forecasts and some focus group/bullsh*t and told us the minimum > investment was $50,000. It was a perticularly depressing night with > talk mostly of money and investments only and nothing even remotelty > spiritual. > > We then had a Q&A session in which people asked how the project was > going (Very well) How Doug was and what he's been up to (working hard > and totally devoted to veda land) > > The course leaders pointed out who the richest CP's were and he spent > a few days courting them before flying home. 1st class of course. > > Imagine our surpise when Doug Henning died the very next week and we > found out had been seriously ill for some time. I mean, what a > cynical exercise. I wish I could remember the PR guys name, what a > soul-less prick. Age of Enlightenment behaviour? I think not. > > That might have been when I first started questioning the way things > are run, the next was Maharishi's press conference with Slobodan > Milosovic (the butcher of Belgrade) about what a wronged man he is. > But thats another story! > > I wonder if anyone ever got a refund.
No way. We did collect a lot of money in Norway many years ago to one of the numerous projects in Norway - which never came through. I asked the National Leader to pay the money back to the donators - because I thought about the future, if we had to ask for money to another project. The answer was No. The result was that the donations dried out -. The money and the TMO is very disappointing and dishonest. Ingegerd > ------------------------ 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/