--- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, "dhamiltony2k5" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote: > > > "dhamiltony2k5" wrote: > > > > Doug writing: > > > > What would > > you suppose they would have to do in order to bring a more > > significant number of people back? Would they come back? > > Start with round numbers, a million TM meditators taught in the > US, > > with > > some tens of thousands of TM teachers taught, some tens of > thousands > > people taught the TM0-sidhis (27K?); and a few hundreds show up > when > > called. http://groups.yahoo.com/group/FairfieldLife/message/104974 > > > > A lasting peace and reconciliation? Reconciling the numbers, what > > would the TMOrg need do to reconcile > > with its people? It had got pretty ugly in recent years, what could > > the elements of a lasting peace and reconciliation for the TMorg > > with its meditators? > > > > With Kind Regards, > > > > -Doug in FF > > > > The question above, what say the tru-believer reading the list? > Have they no thot on this? How do the insiders going to the domes > see it going? How about a defender of the faithful speaking for > them? A public defender? What do they see it taking to bring a > significant number back?
I'm not by any means the True Believer that the True Nonbelievers try to portray me as, but your question triggers another one in my mind: What, if anything, might be *lost* if the TMO attempted to "reconcile" with its meditators? As disappointing as the situation looks now, is there anything of value that it's preserving that would be put at risk if the various policies that create this alienation were dropped? It seems clear that the alienation is Not a Good Thing, but is it unquestionably worse than the alternatives? Are there *feasible* (key word) ways of preserving what needs to be preserved while also allowing genuine reconciliation to take place? These aren't rhetorical questions; I genuinely don't know. 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/