--- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, TurquoiseB <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote: > > --- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, "authfriend" <jstein@> wrote: > > > > --- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, TurquoiseB <no_reply@> wrote: > > > > > > --- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, "authfriend" <jstein@> wrote: > > > > > > > > --- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, "curtisdeltablues" > > > > <curtisdeltablues@> wrote: > > > > > > > > > > Are and Spraig playing stump the teacher? That is so cute. > > > > > Whatever distinction you are making has no relevance to my > > > > > life or my point. > > > > > It is a desperate attempt to make it seem like I somehow never > > > > > understood TM like you guys do. If that makes you happy to > > > > > believe that, I couldn't care less. > > > > > > > > Says Curtis, launching an ad hominem attack ("shooting > > > > the messenger") instead of admitting that he got it wrong. > > > > > > > > Such integrity! > > > > > > Compare and contrast the state of consciousness, > > > compassion, courage, and just plain humanity of > > > this statement and its "defender of the TM faith" > > > author to those TMers sitting in a hotel in a war > > > zone in Israel, putting their beliefs -- and yes, > > > integrity -- on the line. > > > > > > Interesting comparison, eh? > > > > Notice Barry does not compare *Curtis's* state > > of consciousness, compassion, courage, and just > > plain humanity--not to mention his willingness > > to put his own beliefs and integrity on the line-- > > to the Israeli TMers. IOKIFAAT. > > > > And of course there's no consideration of the > > context. Curtis questioned the value of the > > "experience of transcending," suggesting that > > it's been vastly overrated, when, as a former > > TM teacher, he ought to know--as Lawson pointed > > out--that no experience during TM is of any > > greater value than any other, including random > > thoughts. > > > > That *does* suggest that Curtis was not > > meditating properly, if he thought there was > > supposed to be great value in the experience > > of transcending. > > > > This error, uncorrected, might well have > > served to discourage folks who would otherwise > > have been in a position at some point to > > demonstrate their courage and humanity by > > joining a group practicing the TM-Sidhis in a > > war zone. > > Have you ever considered taking the Which Harry > Potter Character Are You? quiz at: > > http://www.selectsmart.com/FREE/select.php?client=hpcharacter > > I'm bettin' on Hermione. > > You're trying to berate someone and make them > publicly confess the error of their ways because > they didn't speak the exact words that were in > the textbook.
Uh, no, you appear to be missing the point (or doing your damndest to lead others to miss it). Not using the "exact words that were in the textbook," in this case, may well represent a significant conceptual difference that would negatively affect one's TM practice. I suggested to Curtis earlier that he may have meant to write "process of transcending" versus "experience of transcending," but he ignored the suggestion. Then he claimed the distinction wasn't relevant, which seems to indicate pretty clearly that he *doesn't* understand that valuing the *experience* of transcending in TM is contrary to correct practice. Words *do* make a difference, especially in the context of TM practice. Of course, it may well be that he *does* recognize the difference but simply can't bring himself to admit that he inadvertently used a word that represents an incorrect approach. Why that would be such a problem for him is unclear, but it certainly does not speak well for his integrity. > That just makes you a grumpy schoolmarm, not smart. > ------------------------ Yahoo! Groups Sponsor --------------------~--> Yahoo! Groups gets a make over. See the new email design. http://us.click.yahoo.com/XISQkA/lOaOAA/yQLSAA/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/