[FairfieldLife] Re: Reformed Buddhists

2014-05-08 Thread LEnglish5
Reincarnation? I don't believe in it -Maharishi Mahesh Yogi ---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, turquoiseb@... wrote : Hey, I laughed, too... :-)

RE: [FairfieldLife] Re: Reformed Buddhists

2014-05-08 Thread LEnglish5
@yahoogroups.com, rick@... wrote : From: FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com [mailto:FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of LEnglish5@... Sent: Thursday, May 8, 2014 1:12 PM To: FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com Subject: [FairfieldLife] Re: Reformed Buddhists Reincarnation? I don't believe in it -Maharishi

Re: [FairfieldLife] Tonite ;Sanskrit Reverberation and EEG 8pm MUM

2014-05-08 Thread LEnglish5
Well, since obviously perfection in every field for everyone on earth hasn't happened, there's no-one in perfect health living in Fairfield, or anywhere else. By this definition, perfect health is lightyears beyond being in Unity Consciousness, able to float around the domes instead of hop.

[FairfieldLife] Re: Great oppurtunity for rethinking Super Radiance

2014-05-07 Thread LEnglish5
Effortless transcending isn't a teaching. Effortless transcending can't be taught. It is what hopefully results from maintaining the purity of the teaching -that the student will absorb the strategy for setting up conditions for effortless transcending to occur by the time he or she finishes

Re: [FairfieldLife] [FairfieldLife] Great oppurtunity for rethinking Repentance Spiritually

2014-05-06 Thread LEnglish5
The irony is that, from a Chinese perspective, TM is a form of qi-qong. It's pretty much the generic term for mental spiritual practice, aka meditation in English. Of course, it also includes practices that involve movement, breathing exercises,etc. L ---In

Re: [FairfieldLife] Re: One last set of thoughts for Curtis

2014-05-06 Thread LEnglish5
You should read up on Boltzmann's Brains. It is an extreme example of how an infinite (not just our 18 billion lightyear wide local bubble) could give rise spontaneously [randomly] to brains in space that have memories of a universe just like ours and think that they're IN such a universe for

Re: [FairfieldLife] [FairfieldLife] Great oppurtunity for rethinking Repentance Spiritually

2014-05-06 Thread LEnglish5
. On Tue, 5/6/14, LEnglish5@... mailto:LEnglish5@... LEnglish5@... mailto:LEnglish5@... wrote: Subject: Re: [FairfieldLife] [FairfieldLife] Great oppurtunity for rethinking Repentance Spiritually To: FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com mailto:FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com Date: Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Re: [FairfieldLife] [FairfieldLife] Great oppurtunity for rethinking Repentance Spiritually

2014-05-06 Thread LEnglish5
that 90% who stop doing TM because the benefits fade may be correct or they many not be. There is literally no way to tell without checking. L On Tue, 5/6/14, LEnglish5@... mailto:LEnglish5@... LEnglish5@... mailto:LEnglish5@... wrote: What is frightening is that, as far

[FairfieldLife] Re: Banksters practice meditation

2014-05-05 Thread LEnglish5
http://finance.yahoo.com/blogs/daily-ticker/the-one-weird-practice-wall-street-bankers-swear-by-175231201.html http://finance.yahoo.com/blogs/daily-ticker/the-one-weird-practice-wall-street-bankers-swear-by-175231201.html No doubt there are more mindfulness courses than TM courses, but

[FairfieldLife] Today: American Heart Association doctor lecture online streaming

2014-05-05 Thread LEnglish5
http://www.globalgoodnews.com/health-news-a.html?art=139931661164188763 http://www.globalgoodnews.com/health-news-a.html?art=139931661164188763

[FairfieldLife] Re: Today: American Heart Association doctor lecture online streaming

2014-05-05 Thread LEnglish5
pollution exposure might be lower as well. The measurements would be of the ambulatory BP type where blood pressure is monitored continuously and automatically, rather than in a clinical setting. L ---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, LEnglish5@... wrote : http://www.globalgoodnews.com

[FairfieldLife] Re: American Buddhists celebrate no self

2014-05-04 Thread LEnglish5
the practise in the first few months, regardless of what their EEGs might be telling us. ---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, LEnglish5@... wrote : Former TMers enjoy claiming that TM has the same effects as all other practices, but anyone who looks at the EEG signature of various practices

Re: [FairfieldLife] Re: Harris is a practicing transcending MEDITATOR afterall

2014-05-03 Thread LEnglish5
Who says I always end up thinking the mantra a second time? Sometimes I realize that 20 minutes have gone by lost in thought, and that's the end of my meditation. ---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, punditster@... wrote : On 5/2/2014 11:33 PM, LEnglish5@... mailto:LEnglish5@... wrote

Re: [FairfieldLife] Re: Harris is a practicing transcending MEDITATOR afterall

2014-05-03 Thread LEnglish5
: On 5/3/2014 4:45 PM, LEnglish5@... mailto:LEnglish5@... wrote: Who says I always end up thinking the mantra a second time? Sometimes I realize that 20 minutes have gone by lost in thought, and that's the end of my meditation. Not being a teacher of TM but just a common practitioner, I

[FairfieldLife] American Buddhists celebrate no self

2014-05-03 Thread LEnglish5
Former TMers enjoy claiming that TM has the same effects as all other practices, but anyone who looks at the EEG signature of various practices instantly realizes that such people are either speaking from ignorance (willful or otherwise) or deliberately lying. Here's a discussion of

Re: [FairfieldLife] Re: Harris is a practicing transcending MEDITATOR afterall

2014-05-03 Thread LEnglish5
you are in a situation where there is no demand on your time in the first place. L ---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, punditster@... wrote : On 5/3/2014 6:25 PM, LEnglish5@... mailto:LEnglish5@... wrote: Notice that phrase a second time. Implicit in that is thinking

Re: [FairfieldLife] Marshy Rules the Earth

2014-05-02 Thread LEnglish5
I'ave seen worse. This kind of thing is obviously a work of love, rather than something done by a commercial ad firm on contract (unless it's Maharishi's own design, in which case it could have been done by a multi-million dollar contractor -but he always demanded that things be done on house

Re: [FairfieldLife] Re: Harris is a practicing transcending MEDITATOR afterall

2014-05-02 Thread LEnglish5
With a purely mental practice, it is impossible to separate the practice, from teh way it was taught, so claiming that something else is TM merely because it can be described the same way, is a very big intellectual failure. Samatha practices can be described the same way as TM, but the way

Re: [FairfieldLife] Re: Re-Facilitating a Future and the New TM Movement:

2014-05-02 Thread LEnglish5
TM practice starts to create higher alpha-1 (slower range of alpha band) EEG coherence in the part of the brain that most scientists agree is important for our sense of self. In the long-term, TM practice, alternated with normal activity, starts to create a situation where teh EEG signature

Re: [FairfieldLife] Re: Re-Facilitating a Future and the New TM Movement:

2014-05-02 Thread LEnglish5
Different meditation practices create different situations in the brain. Most meditation practices other than TM create a situation where the connection between the self-centers and the rest of teh brain becomes less, rather than more, during meditation practice.

Re: [FairfieldLife] Re: Re-Facilitating a Future and the New TM Movement:

2014-05-02 Thread LEnglish5
Maharishi himself admits that 7 states of consciousness is anartificial way of looking at growth towards enlightenment. However it is convenient, and in my previous post, I pointed out how growth in EEG coherence in the meditator might parallel Maharishi's artificial categories to some extent.

Re: [FairfieldLife] Re: Re-Facilitating a Future and the New TM Movement:

2014-05-02 Thread LEnglish5
Are you saying that TM is a technique? L ---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, sharelong60@... wrote : Richard, belly flop is a really good analogy imo. And I also agree with you that everyone transcends even without a technique. I know you've said it before, but this time it hit me just

Re: [FairfieldLife] Re: Re-Facilitating a Future and the New TM Movement:

2014-05-02 Thread LEnglish5
[Absolute] Bliss [Consciousness] isn't blissful -Maharishi Mahesh Yogi L ---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, turquoiseb@... wrote : From: Michael Jackson mjackson74@... To: FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com Sent: Friday, May 2, 2014 5:01 PM Subject: Re: [FairfieldLife] Re:

RE: [FairfieldLife] Re: To Curtis - Sam Harris

2014-05-02 Thread LEnglish5
Radical anything (including TM) is a dire threat to the world, depending on what you mean by radical. and certainly, depending on one's definintion, it is trivially obvious that free will is an illusion. and I agree that [at least in many cases], science CAN guide our moral reasoning

Re: [FairfieldLife] Re: Re-Facilitating a Future and the New TM Movement:

2014-05-02 Thread LEnglish5
Different traditions say different things. Do you REALLY think that MMY made up his discussion of bliss and so on? They are very much taken from his guru's expositions of the same, as far as I know, using updated terminology and geared for talking to Westerners. L ---In

[FairfieldLife] Re: To Curtis - Sam Harris

2014-05-02 Thread LEnglish5
Christianity institutionalizes slavery too, simply by spelling out the responsibilities that masters and slaves have. Using the Bible to justify owning slaves is considered bad form these days, however. Islam, being about 800 years younger, hasn't gotten to the same social stage, in

Re: [FairfieldLife] Re: To Curtis - Sam Harris

2014-05-02 Thread LEnglish5
Comments below as well: ---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, authfriend@... wrote : Comments below... From a sociological POV this question has vast implications, and always has, in how we approach society's sense of justice in our legal system. It wasn't long ago that we hanged an

Re: [FairfieldLife] Re: Harris is a practicing transcending MEDITATOR afterall

2014-05-02 Thread LEnglish5
TM isn't a mindfulness practice in any typical sense of the word used by meditation practitioners, and by anyone else, for that matter. ... other than people who just tack it on and say TM is mindfuless without thinking things through (I've done this myself, so I'm pointing more fingers

Re: [FairfieldLife] Re: Harris is a practicing transcending MEDITATOR afterall

2014-05-02 Thread LEnglish5
Maharishi, in later life, tried to clarify what he means by devas (Hindu gods and goddesses). A claim that he was lying because he attempted to use less confusing/procative terms when dealing with Westerners (e.g. devas are fundamental impulses/vibrations of pure consciousness) is

Re: [FairfieldLife] Re: To Curtis - Sam Harris

2014-05-02 Thread LEnglish5
Harris advocates a first strike against Iran? That's not controversialy, that's insane. When you interview him, be sure to change the name of batgap forum for that episode. L ---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, punditster@... wrote : On 5/2/2014 10:02 AM, Rick Archer wrote:

Re: [FairfieldLife] Re: To Curtis - Sam Harris

2014-05-02 Thread LEnglish5
of sentence). L ---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, curtisdeltablues@... wrote : --In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, LEnglish5@... wrote : Harris advocates a first strike against Iran? That's not controversialy, that's insane. When you interview him, be sure to change the name

Re: [FairfieldLife] Re: Harris is a practicing transcending MEDITATOR afterall

2014-05-02 Thread LEnglish5
Who says I maintain attention on the mantra? Remembering to maintain attention attention on a thought is NOT effortlessly thinking a thought. ---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, punditster@... wrote : On 5/2/2014 2:01 PM, Michael Jackson wrote: I disagree that TM is mindfullness,

Re: [FairfieldLife] Re: Re-Facilitating a Future and the New TM Movement:

2014-05-02 Thread LEnglish5
the nonsensical phrase think a mantra effortlessly L ---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, punditster@... wrote : On 5/2/2014 7:25 PM, LEnglish5@... mailto:LEnglish5@... wrote: Are you saying that TM is a technique? A technique is something you do. The ability to dive is a technique

Re: [FairfieldLife] Re: Harris is a practicing transcending MEDITATOR afterall

2014-05-02 Thread LEnglish5
development of experience, kind of as a self preservation issue. If reality is all pervasive, the only thing that is, then how in fact could it be hid? ---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, LEnglish5@... wrote : TM isn't a mindfulness practice in any typical sense of the word used by meditation

Re: [FairfieldLife] Re: To Curtis - Sam Harris

2014-05-02 Thread LEnglish5
Hast thou never heard of Daisy Cutters and other super-conventional weapons? There's no need to advocate our going nuclear against any small country, ever. L ---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, punditster@... wrote : On 5/2/2014 9:22 PM, curtisdeltablues@...

[FairfieldLife] Re: To Curtis - Sam Harris

2014-05-02 Thread LEnglish5
---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, LEnglish5@... wrote : Hast thou never heard of Daisy Cutters and other super-conventional weapons? There's no need to advocate our going nuclear against any small country, ever. L ---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, punditster@... wrote : On 5/2/2014 9:22 PM

[FairfieldLife] Re: To Curtis - Sam Harris

2014-05-02 Thread LEnglish5
I responded to the wrong post last time: I'd like to know his take on Fred Travis' article published in the New York Academy of Sciences that discusses the preliminary research on Cosmic Consciousness: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10./nyas.12316/full

[FairfieldLife] Re: Alfred, Lord Tennyson's mantra

2014-05-01 Thread LEnglish5
, no_re...@yahoogroups.com wrote : He probably didn't want to get sued Lawson. Besides, I don't see any mention of the correct hand gestures or posture or tone of voice. Are you sure we'r talking about the same thing? ---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, LEnglish5@... wrote : I didn't

Re: [FairfieldLife] Things grow better with Coke

2014-05-01 Thread LEnglish5
I just priced teh Almond Energy drink from MAPI. $15 for enough for 42 x 8 once servings. That's not any worse than other products, as far as I can tell. L ---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, mjackson74@... wrote : Marshy wasn't making money on sales of Coke, so why should he

Re: [FairfieldLife] New York TM teaching is maxed out

2014-04-30 Thread LEnglish5
I can't speak to what TM teachers were paid in the past, but you can check the Maharishi Foundation form 990 for how many people learned TM and what they were paid in 2012. $500+ per person for adults, and $296 per person for students. L ---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com,

Re: [FairfieldLife] New York TM teaching is maxed out

2014-04-30 Thread LEnglish5
Perhaps you are correct, but what if it turns out that Maharishi was right afterall, and the exact manner in which TM is taught is important? L ---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, noozguru@... wrote : On 04/30/2014 02:00 AM, TurquoiseBee wrote: From: salyavin808

Re: [FairfieldLife] New York TM teaching is maxed out

2014-04-30 Thread LEnglish5
The 2012 form 990 says that 8,093 adults and 1,473 students learned TM in 2012. So, 9,566 people were taught TM in 2012, or nearly 800 per month. Not exactly the heady days of Merv Griffith where as many as 35,000 were learning per month, but the numbers appear to be sustainable, unlike the

Re: [FairfieldLife] New York TM teaching is maxed out

2014-04-30 Thread LEnglish5
The video on the website makes it clear that they are looking for young people to become TM teachers, not people approaching 60. Besides, if I had $1,500 to spend, I'd get my crumbling tooth addressed. The charity dental service in my town wants to charge me 50% and since my cash income per

Re: [FairfieldLife] New York TM teaching is maxed out

2014-04-30 Thread LEnglish5
Could be anything, from a need to prop up some project elsewhere, to a need to pay off the lawsuit against MUM that almost bankrupt the school. L ---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, jedi_spock@... wrote : From: Michael Jackson mjackson74@... Your scenario is much more likely

Re: [FairfieldLife] New York TM teaching is maxed out

2014-04-30 Thread LEnglish5
:18 PM, LEnglish5@... mailto:LEnglish5@... wrote: Perhaps you are correct, but what if it turns out that Maharishi was right afterall, and the exact manner in which TM is taught is important? L ---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com mailto:FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, noozguru

[FairfieldLife] Re: Alfred, Lord Tennyson's mantra

2014-04-30 Thread LEnglish5
I didn't see the words Transcendental Meditation in there any where, and how did you miss the memo about Craig Pearson's new book describing experiences of transcendence throughout the ages? For that matter, were you asleep in lectures where Maharishi explained that TM was a rediscovering of

Re: [FairfieldLife] New York TM teaching is maxed out

2014-04-30 Thread LEnglish5
The ones that every TM teacher I ever saw uses when teachign. The ones learned in checker training. Etc. L ---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, noozguru@... wrote : What hand gestures, body language and tone-of-voice? On 04/30/2014 05:29 PM, LEnglish5@... mailto:LEnglish5

Re: [FairfieldLife] New York TM teaching is maxed out

2014-04-29 Thread LEnglish5
The upcoming TM teacher training course will last 5 months and cost $16,500. BUT... Between scholarships and forgivable loans, that $16,500 can get reduced to $1,500 for the entire thing. They are REALLY interested in people, especially young people, becoming TM teachers.

Re: [FairfieldLife] Re: Brahmachari Girish Varma Ji is to be praised

2014-04-28 Thread LEnglish5
products, like yagyas or amrit kalash, aren't any better than not doing anything at all and should quit it. PS Time tested. What does that even mean? ---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, LEnglish5@... wrote : Well, enlightened is such a vague term. Fred Travis' studies

Re: [FairfieldLife] Sarah Palin Talks Tough to NRA

2014-04-28 Thread LEnglish5
The problem with Bernie Sanders (and I respect him highly) is that he is a Socialist in both name and attitude. If you want the Right Wing to come out in droves in the next election, put a self-described Socialist (note capital-S) on the Democratic ticket.

Re: [FairfieldLife] Watch David Lynch’s hypnoti c new video

2014-04-28 Thread LEnglish5
He says uniformly blissful from the very first one. L ---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, noozguru@... wrote : One wonder if this is what David Lynch's meditations are like? :-D On 04/28/2014 02:12 PM, nablusoss1008 wrote: Mindy Jones is haunted by Wicker Man-esque masked

Re: [FairfieldLife] Re: Maharishi interview excerpts

2014-04-28 Thread LEnglish5
40. In the first stage of pranayama, the body of the Yogi begins to perspire. When it perspires, he should rub it well, otherwise the body of the Yogi loses its dhatu (humours). 41. In the second stage, there takes place the trembling of the body; in the third, the jumping about like a frog;

Re: [FairfieldLife] Re: Brahmachari Girish Varma Ji is to be praised

2014-04-27 Thread LEnglish5
. The place is now just ruins. L ---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, mjackson74@... wrote : I have never heard this story of the failure of TM ayurveda - got any details? On Sat, 4/26/14, LEnglish5@... mailto:LEnglish5@... LEnglish5

Re: [FairfieldLife] Re: Brahmachari Girish Varma Ji is to be praised

2014-04-27 Thread LEnglish5
The Raj is in the USA. We're talking about the Maharishi AYurveda facility in India that the press says is worth $1.5 billion US. ---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, punditster@... wrote : On 4/27/2014 4:29 AM, LEnglish5@... mailto:LEnglish5@... wrote: The place is now just ruins

Re: [FairfieldLife] Re: Brahmachari Girish Varma Ji is to be praised

2014-04-27 Thread LEnglish5
on this since early 80's in Seelisberg. The day that is safely possible Ayurveda will revamp medicine. ---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com mailto:FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, LEnglish5@... wrote : You know as much as I do: they built this massive 5-star facility that was The Raj

Re: [FairfieldLife] Crazy stuff here. but

2014-04-27 Thread LEnglish5
My friend Anoop Chondola is the nephew of one of the people who helped select Gurudev to be Shankaracharya of Jyotirmath. About 45 years ago, he visited jyotirmath and had an audience with the Shankaracharya (when asked which one? he chose the one living in Gurudev's ashram). In the course of

Re: [FairfieldLife] Re: Brahmachari Girish Varma Ji is to be praised

2014-04-27 Thread LEnglish5
? On Sun, 4/27/14, LEnglish5@... mailto:LEnglish5@... LEnglish5@... mailto:LEnglish5@... wrote: Subject: Re: [FairfieldLife] Re: Brahmachari Girish Varma Ji is to be praised To: FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com mailto:FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com Date

[FairfieldLife] Re: Brahmachari Girish Varma Ji is to be praised

2014-04-26 Thread LEnglish5
.html. http://indiatoday.intoday.in/story/maharishi-mahesh-yogi-rs-6-crore-fortune/1/201925.html. ...tax records? ---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, LEnglish5@... wrote : By the way, why does everyone say that GIrish Varma is a billionaire? Has anyone seen his bank accounts or tax

Re: [FairfieldLife] New Book on Meditating Fairfield, Iowa

2014-04-24 Thread LEnglish5
Whatever we agree with is always excellent. The question of whether or not he should have learned TM is an interesting one though. What you are implying is that he would have lost his objectivity by going through the TM course. Are you really afraid of that or are you afraid that he would

Re: [FairfieldLife] New Book on Meditating Fairfield, Iowa

2014-04-24 Thread LEnglish5
, mjackson74@... wrote : what makes you think the book is critical? Read it yourself and see what it is. On Thu, 4/24/14, LEnglish5@... mailto:LEnglish5@... LEnglish5@... mailto:LEnglish5@... wrote: Subject: Re: [FairfieldLife] New Book on Meditating

[FairfieldLife] Re: Brahmachari Girish Varma Ji is to be praised?

2014-04-23 Thread LEnglish5
Dunno anything about Girish Varma except that many people who are hostile to Maharishi are also hostile to him. The accusation of rape is interesting because the behavior allegedly lasted for about 15 years, and involved the wife of his assistant being invited to accompany her husband on trips

[FairfieldLife] Re: Brahmachari Girish Varma Ji is to be praised?

2014-04-23 Thread LEnglish5
...@yahoogroups.com wrote : Girish is a billionaire. It doesn't make much sense that he would have to resort to threats to have sex. ---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, LEnglish5@... wrote : Dunno anything about Girish Varma except that many people who are hostile to Maharishi are also hostile

[FairfieldLife] Re: Beautiful New Global family chat today

2014-04-22 Thread LEnglish5
Thanks for the heads up. I'm not too thrilled with the use of Octoshape, but I'm a TM news junkie, so I guess I can tolerate it. L ---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, no_re...@yahoogroups.com wrote : That's why Jerry Jarvis said his favorite pastime these days is watching Maharishi

Re: [FairfieldLife] Re: Beautiful New Global family chat today

2014-04-22 Thread LEnglish5
I had a workplace that I could be concerned about, anyway. L. ---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, turquoiseb@... wrote : From: LEnglish5@... LEnglish5@... To: FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com Sent: Tuesday, April 22, 2014 12:48 PM Subject: [FairfieldLife] Re: Beautiful New Global family

[FairfieldLife] Re: For the jugglers out there

2014-04-22 Thread LEnglish5
Well I'm impressed. 5 balls in beginning-level professional in the eyes of hard-core jugglers. I've never managed more than 4. ---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, turquoiseb@... wrote : You know who you are, even if you don't dare name yourselves and expose yourselves to derision. I could

[FairfieldLife] Re: Are the TM Rajas An Offshoot?

2014-04-21 Thread LEnglish5
The Rajas are people who paid $1 million to become the administrators of the TM organization at the highest level, or who managed to get someone to pay that money for them. As I understand it, a requirement to be a raja was not simply that you pay the money but that you be willing to wear

[FairfieldLife] Re: Brain injury makes man a math genius

2014-04-20 Thread LEnglish5
For every autistic savant, there are many, many who simply suffer degradation of cognitive abilities. Stroke victims and other people with brain damage show the same trend: just about everyone suffers, but a few benefit in some way. All my problems add up to... problems. I may have

[FairfieldLife] Re: Why TM teachers cannot get Shankara's teachings

2014-04-18 Thread LEnglish5
Nor need they be. L ---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, emptybill@... wrote : TM teachers are instructed within a yogic-advaita framework - one that underpins their understanding about meditation and reality. Without exposure to Shankara's teachings and the traditional Upanishad

[FairfieldLife] Re: Why does TM seem to focus on losers?

2014-04-18 Thread LEnglish5
The David Lynch Foundation offers TM instruction for free to people in at risk groups, but the $2500 price tag was originally set by Maharishi to entice wealthy people and only wealthy people to learn TM. Weren't you complaining about how insanely high that price tag was? Seems to me that no

Re: [FairfieldLife] Re: Why does TM seem to focus on losers?

2014-04-18 Thread LEnglish5
. On Fri, 4/18/14, LEnglish5@... mailto:LEnglish5@... LEnglish5@... mailto:LEnglish5@... wrote: Subject: [FairfieldLife] Re: Why does TM seem to focus on losers? To: FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com mailto:FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com Date: Friday, April 18, 2014

Re: [FairfieldLife] Re: Why does TM seem to focus on losers?

2014-04-18 Thread LEnglish5
somewhere On Fri, 4/18/14, LEnglish5@... mailto:LEnglish5@... LEnglish5@... mailto:LEnglish5@... wrote: Subject: Re: [FairfieldLife] Re: Why does TM seem to focus on losers? To: FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com mailto:FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com Date

Re: [FairfieldLife] !Maharaja Adhiraj Rajaraam is Coming to Fairfield!

2014-04-17 Thread LEnglish5
is counter productive. On Wednesday, April 16, 2014 9:29 PM, LEnglish5@... LEnglish5@... wrote: The long-term outcome of all mantras is that they lead to samadhi. Some work faster than others, which, ironically, is the point of advanced techniques: the dive is more shallow, so

Re: [FairfieldLife] Re: In Transcendentalism,

2014-04-17 Thread LEnglish5
Um, Michael? The article is citing people critical of the AHRQ review which found hat meditation doesn't work. Note that the review found that NO meditation practice worked, not just TM. So the question arises: did you mean to cite teh AHRQ review as being definitive, or did you mean to

Re: [FairfieldLife] !Maharaja Adhiraj Rajaraam is Coming to Fairfield!

2014-04-17 Thread LEnglish5
. The beejs are more like tilling the soil while the advanced techniques the seed to plant. The beej mantras aren't faster, they're just little sparks of shakti. However they do have some useful effects. Otherwise they wouldn't be used in ayurveda and jyotish. On 04/16/2014 07:29 PM, LEnglish5

Re: [FairfieldLife] Re: !Maharaja Adhiraj Rajaraam is Coming to Fairfield!

2014-04-17 Thread LEnglish5
Perha's he's issued an _ex cathedra_ proclamation that robes and crowns are now optional for him when making public appearances. I know that I would be tempted to make such a proclamation, were I him. It also clears teh way for him to appear on Oprah, of course. One hopes taht he isn't

Re: [FairfieldLife] !Maharaja Adhiraj Rajaraam is Coming to Fairfield!

2014-04-17 Thread LEnglish5
explained that one way to understand the growth from CC to GC is that the depth comes up to the surface. So we might not feel deep. But that doesn't mean that we aren't deep. I'd add that in any case, trying to feel deep is counter productive. On Wednesday, April 16, 2014 9:29 PM, LEnglish5

Re: [FairfieldLife] Why morality is important in reaching enlightenment.

2014-04-17 Thread LEnglish5
An excerpt of Maharishi's talks on the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CYKsNCyj_sE https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CYKsNCyj_sE William Sands has a new book on Yoga out, Maharishi Mahesh Yogi and His Gift to the World and Maharishi’s Yoga: The Royal Path to

[FairfieldLife] Re: Howard Stern and Jerry Seinfeld discussing TM in a roadside cafe. It feels pretty unrehearsed.

2014-04-16 Thread LEnglish5
also have that serious side and stick to meditation over a long period. As opposed to the pundits on FFL. The Jerry Seinfeld/Howard Stern talk is not a David Lynch production. This Jerry Seinfeld talk obviously is: ---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, LEnglish5@... wrote : https

[FairfieldLife] $1,500 instead of $16,500 to become a TM teacher via grants and forgivable loans

2014-04-16 Thread LEnglish5
Conference call TODAY: The TM organization will offer up to $10,000 scholarship and another $5,000 forgivable loan to qualifying people to become a TM teacher and agree to teach TM full-time for 2 years - http://communications.tm.org/2014/2014_04_14_TTCConfCall.html

[FairfieldLife] Re: Howard Stern and Jerry Seinfeld discussing TM in a roadside cafe. It feels pretty unrehearsed.

2014-04-16 Thread LEnglish5
, LEnglish5@... wrote :

[FairfieldLife] Re: If the siddhis were real, here's a typical day in the life of a MSAE kid.

2014-04-16 Thread LEnglish5
it into a money machine run by the most ridiculous popinjays. Edg ---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, LEnglish5@... wrote : I am exceedingly certain that the TM-Sidhis ARE real, at least with respect to how they are supposed to affect the state of consciousness of the person who does them. Now

Re: [FairfieldLife] $1,500 instead of $16,500 to become a TM teacher via grants and forgivable loans

2014-04-16 Thread LEnglish5
/14, LEnglish5@... mailto:LEnglish5@... LEnglish5@... mailto:LEnglish5@... wrote: Subject: [FairfieldLife] $1,500 instead of $16,500 to become a TM teacher via grants and forgivable loans To: FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com mailto:FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com Date: Wednesday, April 16, 2014, 3

Re: [FairfieldLife] !Maharaja Adhiraj Rajaraam is Coming to Fairfield!

2014-04-16 Thread LEnglish5
Have you ever contemplated how you would feel if studies like the effects of TM on PTSD in African war refugees are at least partially confirmed by dis-interested parties? What about if I'm right that Dietrich Lehmann and friends will soon publish research on TM that shows that TM has

Re: [FairfieldLife] !Maharaja Adhiraj Rajaraam is Coming to Fairfield!

2014-04-16 Thread LEnglish5
about something: I'd worry about THAT, too. BUT... what if I was wrong about being wrong? Have you ever considered THAT scenario? I have. L ---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, turquoiseb@... wrote : From: LEnglish5@... LEnglish5@... To: FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com

Re: [FairfieldLife] !Maharaja Adhiraj Rajaraam is Coming to Fairfield!

2014-04-16 Thread LEnglish5
://kenchawkin.files.wordpress.com/2010/03/eeg-graph.jpg http://kenchawkin.files.wordpress.com/2010/03/eeg-graph.jpg L ---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, noozguru@... wrote : So why would TM be any different from any other mantra meditation as far as effects? On 04/16/2014 09:53 AM, LEnglish5

Re: [FairfieldLife] !Maharaja Adhiraj Rajaraam is Coming to Fairfield!

2014-04-16 Thread LEnglish5
The long-term outcome of all mantras is that they lead to samadhi. Some work faster than others, which, ironically, is the point of advanced techniques: the dive is more shallow, so the progression to samadhi takes longer. So that doesn't explain the striking difference between TM and other

Re: [FairfieldLife] Re: Are the TM-Sidhis nothing but Placebo Effect?

2014-04-15 Thread LEnglish5
of MEG before. And I admit, all these machines seem kind of clunky but if they help us see the brain better, great. How best can the knower know itself? On Monday, April 14, 2014 4:13 AM, LEnglish5@... LEnglish5@... wrote: Ny money is on sophisticated analysis of high resolution EEG

[FairfieldLife] Re: If the siddhis were real, here's a typical day in the life of a MSAE kid.

2014-04-15 Thread LEnglish5
I am exceedingly certain that the TM-Sidhis ARE real, at least with respect to how they are supposed to affect the state of consciousness of the person who does them. Now, obviously, I can't prove that the floating stage of Yogic Flying is real, nor can I prove that TM + TM-Sidhis is

[FairfieldLife] Howard Stern and Jerry Seinfeld discussing TM in a roadside cafe. It feels pretty unrehearsed.

2014-04-15 Thread LEnglish5
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X4VvNJiFI-E https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X4VvNJiFI-E If feels like David Lynch or one of his people just asked them to set there and discuss TM as though it were a casual conversation. Of course, given David's ability to work with VCR cameras, it may have

Re: [FairfieldLife] Re: Three Categories of Meditation

2014-04-15 Thread LEnglish5
Yes, but even so, that break between thoughts can still be there. The ultimate meditation is when you have no thoughts, no mantra for the entire period and never leave the PC again. Plenty of people have self-during-meditation at all times in meditation practices. That's no big deal. L

Re: [FairfieldLife] Re: Three Categories of Meditation

2014-04-15 Thread LEnglish5
, or Brahman! Ha ---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, LEnglish5@... wrote : Yes, but even so, that break between thoughts can still be there. The ultimate meditation is when you have no thoughts, no mantra for the entire period and never leave the PC again. Plenty of people have self-during

Re: [FairfieldLife] Re: Are the TM-Sidhis nothing but Placebo Effect?

2014-04-14 Thread LEnglish5
, sharelong60@... wrote : Thanks, Lawson. I think it'll be so much fun when we can see all these abstract states, such as absolute faith, right there in the fMRI. On Saturday, April 12, 2014 4:07 PM, LEnglish5@... LEnglish5@... wrote: IF you have absolute faith in samadhi

[FairfieldLife] Re: Are the TM-Sidhis nothing but Placebo Effect?

2014-04-12 Thread LEnglish5
If you had the faith of a mustard seed, you could move mountains. shraddhaa is translated as Faith which can mean trust, or belief without proof. The Hebrew word translated as faith means something along the lines of strong [in God] and the Greed word means something like intuitive knowledge.

Re: [FairfieldLife] Are the TM-Sidhis nothing but Placebo Effect?

2014-04-12 Thread LEnglish5
I believe that Fred Travis' PhD thesis involved field effect studies on the TM Sidhis. That might be the research you're thinking of. The problem is that up until now, all TM EEG research is on many-second averages of EEG coherence, and Yogic Flying and any field effects that might be

Re: [FairfieldLife] Ah, mother India, home of all knowledge

2014-04-12 Thread LEnglish5
Did they pass a law outlawign assisted suicide of widows who were expected to throw themselves into their husband's funeral pyre to show how devoted they were? I'm guessing this guy wants to repeal those laws also... L ---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, noozguru@... wrote : This

Re: [FairfieldLife] Re: Are the TM-Sidhis nothing but Placebo Effect?

2014-04-12 Thread LEnglish5
. L ---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, sharelong60@... wrote : Lawson, thanks for the additional definitions of shraddha. Could you say more about your last two sentences? I'm missing your main point somehow. On Saturday, April 12, 2014 5:12 AM, LEnglish5@... LEnglish5@... wrote

Re: [FairfieldLife] Are the TM-Sidhis nothing but Placebo Effect?

2014-04-12 Thread LEnglish5
. ---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, LEnglish5@... wrote : I believe that Fred Travis' PhD thesis involved field effect studies on the TM Sidhis. That might be the research you're thinking of. The problem is that up until now, all TM EEG research is on many-second averages of EEG

Re: [FairfieldLife] Are the TM-Sidhis nothing but Placebo Effect?

2014-04-11 Thread LEnglish5
One assumes that Maharishi chose a subset of the siddhis mentioned in Patanjali that he thought were most beneficial, as he didn't include all of them in the TM-SIddhis practices -not even all of the ones he originally experimented with. If you look at the categories of practices, they

[FairfieldLife] Re: How Long Is Reality?

2014-04-11 Thread LEnglish5
That's a bit of a simplification. It's more like they found that visual stimulation from 15 seconds ago can influence what you're seeing now, and that has been known for years. In fact, it's at least partly explained by the thalamic-cortical feedback loop circuits in the brain, where sensory

[FairfieldLife] Re: Scientifically Validated

2014-04-11 Thread LEnglish5
Morning sunlight is the basis behind Bright Light Therapy for Seasonal Affective Disorder, I believe. The mechanisms by which they work may be similar. ---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, no_re...@yahoogroups.com wrote : These science paywall's are so unfair, you either have to take

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