> > > > It's a pretty strong indictment of the claim that > > > > TM makes one more able to deal with 'stress' and > > > > function effectively in the real world. I can only > > > > hope that the next time I fly the person in charge > > > > of air traffic control does NOT practice TM. "Oh... > > > > two planes on a collision course...better meditate..." > > > > > > Heh. I wouldn't blame TM, but only the insular environment > > > where they are living. > > > > I'm not convinced. The same mindset has been present > > in *every* TM environment I've ever lived or worked > > in, including the centers and administrative offices > > in the heart of Los Angleles. One can create an 'island' > > anywhere if one wants to. > > > > The question for me is whether this mindset is the > > result of TM per se or the effect of decades of > > indoctrination in "Don't focus on the negative." > > I don't know. > > Since I've been practicing TM for 30+ years and been in various > enviornments where emergencies are contrived to happen (e.g. > USAF/NATO exercises) I can assure you it's the lack of > experience/practice with emergencies. The military spends a LOT of > time and money training people to know what to do "under fire." > The TMO doesn't.
The TMO, in fact, trains people in the *opposite*, that they will become 'in tune' with the 'laws of nature,' and thus nothing bad will ever happen. I still think that *this* is the problem. Not only were these people not trained in how to react to such a situation, they didn't want to *believe* it was happening. Rather than deal with it, they tried their best to make it 'go away' and *not* deal with it. I'm afraid that this attitude will continue at MUM, no matter what policies are implemented or what training is provided. This myth of being 'invincible' due to the power of TM and the siddhis is part and parcel of the TMO teaching and its environments. The first reaction to a bad situation happening is always going to be, "This isn't really happening, because it *can't*. These kinds of things just aren't supposed *to* happen." I'm actually somewhat surprised MUM had insurance. It must be a legal requirement for a school in Iowa. If the MUM administrators actually believe the stuff they've been told by Maharishi and that they repeat themselves, they would tend to believe that there is no *need* for insurance of this sort, because nothing bad can ever happen to people who have the 'laws of nature' supporting them. A quick look around at the number of TMers in Fair- field who get sick, have accidents, and even commit suicide would tend to challenge this belief. But when has reality *ever* challenged a belief on which one has based one's entire life? ------------------------ 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/