--- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, Sal Sunshine <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote: > > Free popcorn. > > Sal (also in FF) > > On Aug 11, 2006, at 10:23 AM, dhamiltony2k5 wrote: > > > 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? > > > > -Doug in FF > THREE ideas:1. Genuine, "good", spiritual experiences: if the people on the current course are actually having great experiences (as the conferences calls would have you believe), and they talk about this when they return home, and they genuinely appear to be doing well as a result, then more people will attend the next course. People want this. 2. Devotion/bhakti - there seems so little of this left in the TMO - people are distrustful, have had money weasled out of them, etc etc etc. As a result, their hearts no longer flow with love and devotion so easily, altho most wish they still had that innocent flow of love to MMY. People want to feel some devotion again, and they want to avoid being disappoitned or hurt, so they stay away. I would guess that having puja each day, doing some outward ceremonies in additon to all the program stuff, would help people want to return. Mostly, they would need to feel welcomed, appreciated, and loved. Hopefully, the good experiences and the kindness and honestywould allow for devotion to grow. 3. Maybe fewer words from Bevan and John? I don't know how the current course is going, but I find the overanlysis and wordiness of the meetings in the past to be tiresome. I would rather have the lectures shorter and less hyped in style - simple, honest words that still convey the good stuff. I could listen to pundits chant for hours, but not Bevan and John.
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