--- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, "jyouells2000" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> 
wrote:
>
> --- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, "shempmcgurk" <shempmcgurk@>
> wrote:
> >
> > --- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, TurquoiseB <no_reply@> 
> > wrote:
> > >
> > > --- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, "shempmcgurk" 
> > > <shempmcgurk@> wrote:
> > > > > > TorquiseB writes: snipped
> > > > > > Whatever the specifics were, the bottom line was always
> > > > > > the same -- pretense. Pretending that the actuality of
> > > > > > the life of a TMer conformed to Maharishi's claims of
> > > > > > what the life of a TMer should be. And woe be unto him
> > > > > > who pulls back the curtain on that pretense and reveals
> > > > > > it for what it is.
> > > > 
> > > > You really should qualify your use of the term "TMer", 
TorquiseB.
> > > > 
> > > > I think it should read "TMOer" because that's really what you 
> > > > are referring to: someone in the TM organisation that takes 
> > > > instructions from the TMO and MMY.
> > > > 
> > > > That's NOT a TMer: a TMer is one who practises the TM program 
> > > > and doesn't follow a guru nor is involved in the TMO.
> > > 
> > > That's actually a good point, and I agree with it.
> > > 
> > > However, it should be obvious from a few people
> > > here that you don't actually have to have any
> > > position within the TM organization to be as 
> > > much of a True Believer as those who are. In
> > > fact, I think that sometimes it actually *helps*
> > > to perpetuate one's illusions about Maharishi
> > > to have never met him, or even seen him, except
> > > on videotape.
> > >
> > 
> > I would suspect though that the vast majority of people that 
> > practise the TM technique are NOT associated with the TMO or MMY 
in 
> > any way, shape or form.
> > 
> > Although I have no statistics to rely on, we all know that 
hundreds 
> > of thousands of Americans -- as well as others across the world --
 
> > did indeed start TM in the '70s and '80s and at least some are 
still 
> > practising it.  These people are NOT TBers.
> >
> 
> Do you think there are 20,000 still meditating in the US and 
Canada? 
> 

Well, since I'm not a TMer by Shemp's standards, maybe not.






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