--- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, "Richard J. Williams" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> 
> anon_astute_ff wrote:
> > Who in the Holy Tradition would ever accept money for such?
> >
> Most all Holy Traditions in India accept money for operational
> expenses. How do you think they build temples? I've seen donor's names
> carved into the rock base of some temples. It's a common practice in
> India to give money to your guru for instruction.
> > They would go to hell.
> >
> Maybe so, but you or I don't get to make up the rules.
> > What Guru would ever put such a sacred bond to paper?
> >
> Maybe not to paper, but it's all recited on a daily basis in the puja
> to Guru Dev anyway. The TM puja contains an admonition to bow down
> before your guru and pay homage. Bring fruit and flowers - these all
> cost money. Most Indian spiritual traditions have an oath -
> some are even secret oaths, such as those in the tantric tradition.
> It's SOP for devotees.
If you have read the Bhagavata then you should know what it says about one who 
sells this 
secret knowledge.

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