--- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, TurquoiseB <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
>
> --- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, "jim_flanegin" <jflanegi@> 
wrote:
> >
> > I see why you thought my analogy was poor. And it has gotten us 
way 
> > past the point I was making. I don't think people are stupid, 
> > period. I just believe in a cautious approach with complex tasks 
and 
> > practices, and TM I put in that category. Not because the 
practice 
> > is complex, but the results can be.
> 
> Much better.
> 
> But might I point out that I suspect the reason you 
> believe that a cautious approach is necessary is 
> because you were told this, over and over and over 
> and over, for decades, by Maharishi?   
> 
> > Not everyone has been studying comparative spirituality as you 
have, 
> > and for as long as you have. So for most people I believe a 
> > conservative approach is best. Especially for a technique as 
> > powerful as TM.
> 
> I honestly believe the opposite. I believe that all 
> seekers deserve to be treated as adults, because they
> really are -- they've been around the spiritual "block"
> hundreds or thousands of times before in previous incarn-
> ations, or they would never have run into meditation in
> this one. Therefore they deserve to be treated like the
> experienced seekers they are.
> 
> Maharishi clearly does not think this way. He treats
> his students like children, with himself as Daddy. That
> is his right, and it is your right to believe that this
> is appropriate. Me, I just think that treating people
> like children is a great way of keeping them children
> forever, and that that's the point.
> 
> > As a general policy with regard to TM and other techniques, as 
far 
> > as I heard it directly when involved with the TMO, it sounds 
about 
> > right. You may be an exception to that policy, being able to 
> > entertain multiple techniques at once (though not TM).
> 
> I believe that *everyone* is an exception to this
> rule, because the rule DOES NOT EXIST, but it's OK 
> to agree to disagree about this...

"To leave Maharishiji after many years of meditation for some other 
practice is a spiritual suicide."

SriPadbaba, Vrindavan, India, 1990






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