--- authfriend wrote: > > --- Gillam wrote: > > > > --- authfriend wrote: > > > > > > --- Rick wrote: > > > > > > > > If ever the topic of women or sex came up, he would feign > > > > ignorance, and would encourage single guys to be celibate, > > > > like him. > > > > > > And you see this as hypocrisy? > > > > (Butting in) Looks that way to me. How would you > > interpret it, Judy? Genuinely curious. I'm not good > > at this sort of perception. > > Well, I wasn't there, obviously. But what the > hell else could he say under the circumstances > if he really thought the guys he was speaking to > ought to be celibate for the sake of their > evolution? > > I'm not condoning his illicit sexual behavior, > given his position, but I'm not sure "hypocrisy" > is the right term for what he told the guys.
I see the nuance, and his conundrum. Given the lame nature of his relationships - maybe 30 minutes of nooky time at the end of the work day now and again - he probably didn't perceive himself as being in a relationship. I'm not trying to rationalize his behavior. I'm just assuming he was able to rationalize it himself. I had a spell some years ago when I enjoyed a cigar or two on the weekend. After about six months of this, I was looking at an insurance form that asked, "Have you used any tobacco products in the past six months?" If so, I had to pay the smoker's rate for insurance. At that point I realized, "Oh my God. I'm a smoker." Before that, I never thought of myself as a smoker. It wasn't part of my identity. I was just enjoying a cigar or two on the weekend. Maybe Maharishi had the same delusion I did. Just as I thought I was essentially a non-smoker even as I puffed away at my La Unicas, he was able to think he was celibate when he dallying with his gopis. 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/