--- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, "authfriend" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
> And what do you say to this quote from Larry
> Domash's introductory essay to the first volume
> of the Collected Papers?

You didn't ask me, but reading it, it honestly
sounds made up to me. In fourteen years, I never
heard Maharishi talk this way, or even close. 
I've never heard anything even remotely like this.
I think Domash just came up with something that
he thought was true, and wrote it down. 

Unlike you, I don't believe that Maharishi reads
all the stuff that goes into the books. I've seen
otherwise. If he read this, he probably thought,
"Well, this sounds as good as anything else" and
let it slide. But it doesn't strike me as having
come from anything he actually said.

I am *not* either ragging on Maharishi or saying
that I don't think he came up with the TM tech-
nique on his own, BTW. It's just that this stuff
honestly doesn't sound real to me. I knew Domash
for a while, and it sounds like the bullshit he
used to spout, and usually get away with.

> "By the process of comparing his own direct experience of 
> the actual goal of meditation with the common understanding then 
> available, it became clear to Maharishi that the common idea of 
> what meditation was supposed to be was in fact a complete 
> distortion of the original meaning of the ancient procedure. 
> Procedures of concentration or of forcing the mind to be free of 
> content, with or without the use of a sensory medium such as an 
> auditory or visual focus, seemed to him to lead away from, 
> rather than toward, the desired result.
> "At every stage of experimentation, Maharishi held to the
> guideline given him by his master that maximum naturalness
> and simplicity alone would identify the correct direction;
> his profound faith in the beneficent simplicity of nature
> has been echoed in the thinking of other great researchers,
> such as Einstein.
> "In practice, then, an effective form of meditation should
> come out to be an easy, automatic process and not a constant
> struggle involving concentration or control of mind.
> "On this basis, Maharishi recognized quite simply what
> the mechanics of the original systematic procedure had been,
> not by means of textual scholarship alone, but by working
> with constant reference to fresh personal experience of the
> state of pure consciousness, the aim and end-point of
> meditation."

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