--- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, "sparaig" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote: > --- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, TurquoiseB <no_reply@> wrote: > > > > 'Unstressing,' to me (if you're seriously asking) is > > a *made up* phrase that doesn't have much to do with > > reality. As we've discussed before, I do not believe > > that 'stress' has anything whatsoever to do with > > preventing the realization of enlightenment. I think > > that Maharishi coopted the word 'stress' from Hans > > Selye and coined the phrase 'unstressing' because it > > gave him an easy way to ignore some of the less-than- > > pleasant side effects of TM. > > > > I'm not suggesting that you have to believe this, > > but it's what I believe. > > Your history is certainly correct, but the conclusion is > debateable.
Sure. > What is YOUR explation for the "less-than-pleasant sdie > effects of TM?" A technique that was cobbled together from several other existing techniques and given to guinea pigs (us) to test. As opposed to a technique or techniques that have been taught the same way and the effects noted and documented for centuries. Again, I'm not suggesting that you believe this, but I tend to. My belief is based on seeing a fair number of TMers who complained about "heavy unstressing" for years learn a different style of meditation, one with more tradition behind it, and have all of the things they considered "unstressing" go away completely within a couple of days, never to reappear. This while their subjective experience both of transcendence during meditation and benefits after meditation increased. I'm not trying to argue with you here, BTW. I'm just trying to explain where I'm coming from whenever the issue of "unstressing" comes up. I rejected the "stress prevents enlightenment" theory a couple of decades ago, so I really don't hold many of the core assumptions that a person who believes the TM explanation does. 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/