--- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, "Paul Mason" 
<[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
>
> Even though the terms Transcendental Meditation & TM had not been 
> coined, in 'Thirty Years Around the World' it states catagorically 
> that before the yagna performed in October 1955, 'Throughout 
Kerala 
> Maharishi was instructing the people in Transcendental 
Meditation'. 
> In 'Beacon Light of the Himalayas' (an allusion to Guru Dev) Bal 
> Brhmachari Mahsh (as he signed himself some weeks later) tells the 
> audience:-
> 
> 'When he devotes himself and meditates on the name and form (NAMA 
AND 
> RUPA) of the LORD, he begins to experience some ANANDAM and also 
the 
> Grace of the Lord in every walk of life. This experience of Peace 
and 
> Anandam is Sadhana. And Sadhana naturally increases his devotion 
to 
> God and makes him more and more attached to Him. Thus he develops 
> intensity of Raga for the ISHTAM. Gradually, this final Raga goes 
on 
> increasing and this increase of Raga and Love for the ISHTAM 
enables 
> the Grihastha to feel the presence of his 'ISHTAM' always with 
him, 
> in all his ways of life, in all his thought, speech and action.'




Listen, Paul, she's going to beat you over the head until you 
realize that no matter how many times in how many ways Maharishi has 
said that the mantras are names of gods, that they are not the names 
of gods.





> 
> 
> 
> 
> --- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, "authfriend" <jstein@> wrote:
> >
> > --- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, "sparaig" <sparaig@> wrote:
> > >
> > > --- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, "Paul Mason" 
> <premanandpaul@> 
> > wrote:
> > > >
> > > > 
> > > > In 'Meditation: easy system propounded by Maharishi Mahesh 
> Yogi' 
> > > > (c1959) there is to be found a series of questions which 
> includes 
> > the 
> > > > following:
> > > > Q. How does meditation improve the fortune of a man?
> > > > A. Our system of meditation involves the All Mighty Power. 
We 
> > take 
> > > > the 'MANTRA' of some God according to our faith and meditate 
on 
> > that. 
> > > > The power of the 'MANTRA' brings to us the Almighty
> > > > 
> > > > 
> > > 
> > > All Mighty Power sounds  like a rough translation of Ishvara 
(sp) 
> > from Patanjali.
> > 
> > But note that he does *not* say the mantras are
> > names of gods.
> >
>






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