--- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, "jim_flanegin" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote: > > --- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, Rick Archer <groups@> wrote: > > > > on 8/5/06 2:59 AM, cardemaister at [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: > > > > > http://www.whatfilms.com/vbw/index2.php > > > > Pretty cool. Very professionally put together. I wonder who did > it? Now if > > only they could get rid of all the insane stuff which scares > people away > > once they scratch beneath the surface, this could take off. The > problem as I > > see it is that those running the movement have no choice but to > adhere to > > the following logic: > > > > 1. Maharishi is enlightened. > > 2. Therefore, everything he thinks and says expresses the truth, > even though > > I and the world at large may not understand it. > > 3. Therefore, I should stay in tune with his thinking (as I am > told to do). > > 4. Therefore, on the one hand, I¹ll present the scientifically > proven > > benefits of TM and hope that the people I¹m presenting them to > don¹t find > > out about Rajas, Majesties, World¹s Tallest Buildings, Damn > Democracy, > > Praise Robert Mugabe, destroy and rebuild the world¹s cities, > etc., until > > they are as ³sold out² as I am. > > > > Hopefully, after Maharishi dies, people will be able to break away > from this > > ³logic² and make the TMO as sensible on every level as it appears > in movies > > like this. Don¹t hold your breath. > > > > I agree that Maharishi is enlightened, however about five years > after I started TM I read his commentary on the BG, chaps. 1-6 and > his SBAL books, and in there he clearly says directly that in order > to gain enlightenment most efficiently for ourselves we should do > *our* own dharma, although someone else's may seem very attractive. > > BG, Chapter 3, v.35- > "Because one can perform it, one's own dharma, (though) lesser in > merit, is better than the dharma of another. Better is death in > one's own dharma: the dharma of another brings great danger." > > I remember when I thought I wanted to become a TM teacher and being > faced with the question of being myself and accepting the process > [of TTC] through who I knew myself to be, and it didn't fit.
Boy, I wished someone had said that to me before I sent to TTC. > Same > with many of the things Maharishi has brought out. I learned to > understand his thinking by listening to hundreds of hours of his > tapes, and the way he arranges the sequence of his thoughts vs. > cherry picking the things he says for their possible cognitive > dissonance. > > By both always remembering who I am and where I am in terms of what > I am working towards, and by not selling out to the specifics of > everything that comes from the TMO, I am able to recognize > Maharishi's enlightenment, while living my own life as I see fit. My > life, my Dharma. > 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/