--- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, "sparaig" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote: > > --- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, TurquoiseB <no_reply@> wrote: > [...] > > IMO Maharishi feels "betrayed" by those who don't do > > everything he says because *he* didn't do what Guru > > Dev told him to do. He was told to go off and > > meditate, and *not* to teach, and he did the opposite. > > It is an interesting theory, but where does this info about what Gurudev told MMY to do or > not do come from originally? > I find all this talk about what Brahmanada Saraswati told Maharishi to do, and how Maharishi acted, hilarious and odd at the same time.
Let's all remember what Self-Realization, the full effulgence of enlightenment is all about...ready?...FREEDOM!!! This idea that Guru Dev would tell M to do something and then get all soap opera pissed about it, just as M would get all skulky little-boy about it is completely w-a-c-k-o. In any case, what M has said about it was that he was in fact in the mountains meditating and he kept getting a desire to go into town, so he did, and all this is what happened as a result. Enlightenment and devotion to one's teacher is not all about following orders once the goal is reached. One's teacher is there to offer compassion and guidance in the midst of total freedom, infinite freedom. It isn't like a teacher/student relationship in waking state at all, nor can it be imagined from that perspective. So much is accomplished in silence, in the infinite slience within, that it is a mistake to see it as some sort of one dimensional linear transfer of knowledge, to then be considered in a rigorous formal context. Not at all, to have true devotion with a Saint means a bond that transcends that of an ordinary teacher, nearly impossible to convey, save through experience. Maharishi is carrying out Brahmananda Saraswati's influence and knowledge to a 'T'. Perfection. And Guru Dev remains focused on this planet, like the Sun, all of the stars of the Milky Way galaxy, and then some... 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/