--- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, Rick Archer <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote: > > on 4/18/06 2:20 PM, authfriend at [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: > > >> And don't forget Marcos. > > > > Seems to me that project worked just fine. People > > started meditating, started thinking more coherently > > as a result, and promptly ejected Marcos from power. > > I was there. Many did start meditating. Some became teachers. Some > are still teaching and are even on Purusha. Many wonderful people > there. But we were locked in our hotel for a month as mobs > protested our presence in the street below. There was a fatal fire > or suspicious origin in one of our hotels. I wouldn't jump to the > conclusion that our activities resulted in Marcos' ejection. In > fact, Maharishi did all he could to throw his support behind Marcos.
I said in another post, with reference to Marcos, that correlation didn't imply causation. I don't have the foggiest whether TM was the reason for Marcos being ejected, or whether it was on its way to happening anyway. If TM was the reason, I have no idea whether whether MMY expected that outcome, or whether it came as a surprise. If it was a surprise, I have no idea whether it was pleasant or unpleasant. But based on what little I know of the episode--including what you write above--I don't think one can unequivocally rule TM out as the cause of Marcos's downfall; I don't think we can assume with any certainty that the project was a "failure," if the goal was to improve the lot of the people of the Philippines (at least for a while). I don't think the protests say anything at all about whether TM was the cause. That MMY threw his support behind Marcos *may* say something about what MMY expected, or maybe not; I don't know the specifics of that support (and I'd be interested to hear more if you care to share it). My real point in all this is what it usually is--simply that, objectively speaking, the extreme negative view of MMY is no more certain than the extreme positive view. 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/