--- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, Vaj <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
>
> 
> On Feb 28, 2006, at 8:22 AM, TurquoiseB wrote:
> 
> >> I didn't say that the experiences they have had are exactly
> >> the ones that were described. But I believe most of them had
> >> experiences of one sort or another, which made them go for
> >> these very books, etc. For example, somebody had an experience
> >> with TM - following a set of instructions laid out by the
> >> MMY - and therefore tends to believe that MMY knows about
> >> higher states of Consciousness. His belief is therefore
> >> reinforced by experience. Acting on those beliefs he may
> >> come across another experience, - again not necessarily
> >> identical to those described, but sort of in the same
> >> direction, and therefore tends to give some more authority
> >> to MMY, therefore the experience is reinforcing his beliefs
> >> once more.
> >>
> >> This is how it works for most people, and therefore what
> >> I say is perfectly true.
> >>
> >
> > Not "pefectly," but you're right...people do tend
> > to re-believe the people they've believed before.
> > This often tends to be an enormous trap, as when
> > they believe that Maharishi says about politics
> > is valid just because what he said about how TM
> > seems to work was valid.
> 
> Really a key point here is the validity and authenticity of the  
> teacher. There are real teachers and there are charlatans--both go 
by  
> the same name: teacher. Furthermore some people by their own  
> obscurations and karma will instinctively find the latter, others  
> possessing different patterns which are free of such concerns, 
find  
> someone to point out their true nature.
>

And some think they have the wisdom to know the difference...





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