--- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, "shempmcgurk" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
>
> --- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, "sparaig" <sparaig@> wrote:
> >
> > --- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, "shempmcgurk" <shempmcgurk@> 
> wrote:
> > >
> > > --- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, "curtisdeltablues" 
> > > <curtisdeltablues@> wrote:
> > > >
> > > > Shemp:
> > > > "So, yeah, I agree with many of your complaints about the TMO 
> and 
> > > MMY
> > > > but in the interests of balance and fairness, you willingly 
> went
> > > > into that lifestyle that was the opposite of the TM Program. 
> You
> > > > can't now turn around and claim shock and awe for all the 
> horrible
> > > > things that the Movement turned out to be."
> > > > 
> > > > Me:
> > > > I don't think MMY's instructions to his teachers and fulltime 
> > > people
> > > > can be characterized as the opposite of the TM program just 
> > > because it
> > > > is initially presented in another manor  meant to be effective
> > > > marketing to the general public.  The first presentation of TM 
> is 
> > > not
> > > > the only official way it is presented depending on what level 
> of 
> > > the
> > > > organization you are on.  For example, I was tested on TTC on 
> my
> > > > feelings as I sang the puja.  Quizzed intensely about what 
> > > feelings I
> > > > had as I sang certain words in Sanskrit.  This is obviously a 
> long 
> > > way
> > > > from the innocent practice of TM as presented in the intro 
> lecture,
> > > > but it was every bit as legitimate a part of MMY's program.
> > > > 
> > > > As you got closer and closer to MMY's inner circle the beliefs 
> were
> > > > presented as being purer without the need to interface with a
> > > > skeptical public with marketing spin.  The inner circle around 
> MMY
> > > > ,with his absolute unquestioned authority, was set up exactly 
> as he
> > > > wished.  I think you are making an artificial distinction 
> between 
> > > MMY
> > > > and TMO which he micromanages into what he desires, including 
> the
> > > > beliefs of his closest members.
> > > 
> > > 
> > > 
> > > 
> > > ...and that's probably the #1 reason why his organisation is 
> such a 
> > > failure.
> > > 
> > > That's why I subscribe to Bob Brigante's prescription for many 
> of 
> > > the ills of the TMO: outside professionals should be hired to do 
> > > things such as marketing.  I think it should be extended to all 
> > > parts of his operations.
> > > 
> > 
> > A good part of the TMO is busy-work, IMHO. Chopra and Ayurveda. 
> Hagelin and the NLP. 
> > Bevan and, well, everything he does...
> 
> 
> And what, pray tell, is "busy-work".  Is it like create-work 
> programs like Hoover Dam that Roosevelt commissioned in the Great 
> Depression?
>

It's telling a disciple to run around in circles all day delivering a note that 
says to keep him 
running in circles.







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