--- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, "jim_flanegin" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
> --- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, "authfriend" <jstein@> 
> wrote:
> >
> <snip>He later warns you will never attain CC/jivan-
> > mukti if you practice samyama: 
> > 
> > "In this way he (the samyama yogi) falls away from the attainment 
> of 
> > the goal of life (CC)." 
> > 
> > Then he repeats Patanjali for a second time: 
> > 
> > "These are obstacles to samadhi; they are powers in the worldly 
> > state." 
> > 
> > He continues with even more warnings.
> > 
> > http://tinyurl.com/cx4ff
> >
> Yeah, it is a misintepretation of what these writers are saying, 
> that the sutras exert a powerful influence over our perception and 
> abilities, and not to get lost in this powerful influence, or maya. 
> I think this is why TM is included as part of the practice of the 
> sidhis, because this ensures that the continued 'fast' experience of 
> transcending to Pure Conciousness [with TM] 'purifies' the practice 
> of the sidhis, keeping the mind focused on the end goal, and helping 
> to avoid getting lost in the sidhis practice.
> No question the sidhis are very very powerful. One of their most 
> useful aspects is the use of this power to increase perception so 
> that we can more easily see Reality in everyday activity, and by so 
> doing discriminate it from falseness. The 'side effect' though, is 
> that this practice completely destroys the grip of the limited self 
> on our awareness.
> So rather than understanding the sidhis as an impediment to 
> liberation, when practiced as the TM-Sidhis program, they are a 
> massive accelerator towards liberation.

For samadhi, they are an obstacle [to be challenged and overcome, thereby 
the connection between activity and samadhi]; for the relative, they are 

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