--- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, Vaj <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote: > > > On Jun 18, 2006, at 5:18 PM, sparaig wrote: > > > --- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, "curtisdeltablues" > > <curtisdeltablues@> wrote: > >> > > [...] > >> So much of what you said seems to be a natural pattern of growing up > >> with our ideas whatever they are. I suspect that I am neither > >> uniquely flawed nor gifted in intellectual awareness, in or out of > >> TMO. I also recognize that this group is far from TMO is so many > >> important ways. Ways that make this group a much nicer and more > >> interesting group to interact with. I have not been able to have a > >> mutually respectful conversation with anyone still in the group > >> mindset. I suspect some of the people here have similar experiences > >> although mine may be a little more intense because I publicly spoke > >> out against the TMO, breaking the most important "no talk" rule of > >> any > >> dysfunctional family! > >> > > > > Well, you also made it sound as though anyone and everyone in the > > TMO was a liar as > > Andrew Skolnick quoted you in his JAMA article: > > > > http://www.skeptictank.org/gs/sci603.htm > > [...] > > 'Ex-members say that the movement widely practices a style of > > deception some call the "SIMS shuffle." Curtis Mailloux, a former > > member who lives in Fairfax, Va, says the name is derived from the > > Student International Meditation Society, one of the Maharishi's > > front groups, where many members develop this skill. Mailloux says > > he "left the cult" in 1989 after 15 years. As a former TM teacher > > and chair of the TM center in Washington, DC, the largest in the > > United States, he is one of the highest ranking members to defect. > > > > "I was taught to lie and to get around the pretty rules of the > > 'unenlightened' in order to get favorable reports into the media," > > says Maillous. "We were taught how to exploit the reporters' > > gullibility and fascination with the exotic, especially what comes > > from the East. We thought we weren't doing anything wrong, because > > we were told it was often necessary to deceive the unenlightened to > > advance our guru's plan to save the world."' > > > No, that's not what this reveals, what is seems to reveal is a > pattern of corruption and deception at the higher levels, not the > rank and file.
a SIMS teacher is "higher level?" A center "chairman" is "higher level?" It also implies this mandate came from *somewhere or > someone*--someone pulling the financial and PR strings. Given the > history of extreme micromanagement, who do ya think that might be? > > It's sad to me that someone who is so spiritual would be turned away > because of these experiences. > Uh.... Just today on this board, Curtis seems to have contradicted what he said to Skolnick... ------------------------ Yahoo! Groups Sponsor --------------------~--> Yahoo! Groups gets a make over. See the new email design. http://us.click.yahoo.com/mDk17A/lOaOAA/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/