[FairfieldLife] Re: Across The Universe - Maharishi, The Beatles, Mike Love, Donovan in Rishikesh

2011-07-13 Thread Seraphita
--- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, nablusoss1008 no_reply@... wrote: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZnLkNl2dplo Damn - I followed this link but didn't take the time to view it and bookmarked it to watch at my leisure. Now I see it's been terminated due to copyright infringement. However, I

[FairfieldLife] Christopher Hitchens and Osho

2011-12-17 Thread Seraphita
I enjoy controversy and Hitchens was always a bruiser who enjoyed a good scrap. And I wouldn't have liked to be on the receiving end of one of his barbs. Eg: If you give [Jerry] Falwell an enema you could bury him in a matchbox. When I came across his book God is not Great I enjoyed his skewering

[FairfieldLife] Re: Christopher Hitchens and Osho

2011-12-17 Thread Seraphita
Re my previous post: So I found the following response to Hitchens' book by (former?) Osho press officer Krishna Prem of interest . . . I notice now that the link mentions Krishna Prem is also dead so he's for sure not a current Osho press officer at the Pune site!

[FairfieldLife] TM: a Sufi meditation technique?

2011-08-12 Thread Seraphita
Idly browsing the web, I came across an ex-TM chap's story (Meditating and making money) from The Times (London), March 10, 2000. Link below: http://www.rickross.com/reference/tm/tm8.html http://www.rickross.com/reference/tm/tm8.html It's the standard disillusioned story, but what caught my eye

[FairfieldLife] Re: TM: a Sufi meditation technique?

2011-08-12 Thread Seraphita
internet research on Amma and he can be quite vitriolic, to the point that it undermines his credibility in my mind to some degree. http://www.rickross.com/ --- On Fri, 8/12/11, Seraphita s3raphita@... wrote: From: Seraphita s3raphita@... Subject: [FairfieldLife] TM: a Sufi meditation technique

[FairfieldLife] Re: TM: a Sufi meditation technique?

2011-08-12 Thread Seraphita
Yes,now you mention it, the article probably merely played into Rick Ross's agenda. Still, if Shah ever did make that claim you've got to admire his cheek! --- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, Vaj vajradhatu@... wrote: On Aug 12, 2011, at 1:17 PM, Denise Evans wrote: I am not commenting on

[FairfieldLife] The Maharishi Effect is kicking in . . .

2011-08-16 Thread Seraphita
http://www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2011/08/15/think_again_war?page=full

[FairfieldLife] Alan Watts giving a demonstration of Zen in the art of flower arranging . . .

2011-08-16 Thread Seraphita
... rather annoyingly breaks into this delightful performance by Sylvie Vartan of La Plus Belle Pour Aller Danser. You can see why John Lennon had the hots for her. The most seductive performance you'll see on YouTube. Hair to die for. http://alturl.com/uh6rr

[FairfieldLife] Re: Alan Watts demonstrating Zen in the art of flower arranging . . .

2011-08-17 Thread Seraphita
--- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, Seraphita s3raphita@... wrote: ... rather annoyingly breaks into this delightful performance by Sylvie Vartan of La Plus Belle Pour Aller Danser. You can see why John Lennon had the hots for her. The most seductive performance you'll see on YouTube. Hair to die

[FairfieldLife] Re: Roger Ebert on the film that caused four murders

2012-09-16 Thread Seraphita
The Embassy of the United States in Cairo condemns the continuing efforts by misguided individuals to hurt the religious feelings of Muslims -- as we condemn efforts to offend believers of all religions. H. So do US diplomatic staff condemn offensive attacks against, say,

[FairfieldLife] Want a personal relationship with Jesus?

2013-05-30 Thread Seraphita
Well, here's your chance. A man claiming to be Jesus is gaining followers and causing concern among cult experts in Australia. Former IT specialist Alan John Miller, or AJ as he prefers to be known, runs a religious movement known as the Divine Truth. Mr Miller claims that not only is he Christ,

[FairfieldLife] Are Raams a safe haven for my savings?

2013-05-30 Thread Seraphita
Is Maharishi's currency alternative, the Raam, issued in denominations specific to different countries? If not, as 1 Raam is worth 10 Euros in Holland but 1 Raam is worth 10 US Dollars in Fairfield, Iowa, one could transfer Raams between countries as the exchange rate of the dollar varied against

[FairfieldLife] Re: Want a personal relationship with Jesus?

2013-05-31 Thread Seraphita
There's also Vissarion (the Jesus of Siberia), a cult leader who looks like Jesus and claims to be the voice of God. What lengths guys will go to to get themselves laid . . . http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W2Cv5hZfOmk http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W2Cv5hZfOmk

[FairfieldLife] Re: How reliable is this quote?

2013-06-03 Thread Seraphita
This is what has always puzzled me. Would you take tennis lessons from a coach who couldn't demonstrate his own proficiency in the game? Would you take cooking lessons from someone who never prepared a delicious meal for you to taste? If Maharishi and his trained teachers were unable to

[FairfieldLife] Re: How reliable is this quote?

2013-06-03 Thread Seraphita
Hollywood legend Glenn Ford turned up at one of Maharishi's early talks looking for a wonder-worker and asked Maharishi directly if he could levitate. When Maharishi said he didn't bother with stuff like that Glenn Ford replied that in that case he wasn't interested in just learning how to

[FairfieldLife] Re: How reliable is this quote?

2013-06-03 Thread Seraphita
--- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, doctordumbass@... wrote: Great story! I just remembered that I passed Richard Burton and Liz Taylor's house in Puerto Vallarta, when I visited there this year. RB was in a movie in PV (Night of the Iguana), and she wanted to stay with him, and the town

[FairfieldLife] Re: How reliable is this quote?

2013-06-03 Thread Seraphita
From YouTube (so reliable, yes?): Sue Lyon came into Donovan's life at the end of 1965. Lyon had starred in Lolita and Night of the Iguana before meeting Donovan. The couple dated until 1967 when Sue ended the relationship abruptly. Donovan had evidently slipped LSD into Sue's and her friend's

[FairfieldLife] A star-cross'd lover finds peace through meditation

2013-06-05 Thread Seraphita
I came across this on the web. The beautiful Olivia Hussey talks about what brought her to meditation. No, not your meditation (TM) silly, but Muktananda's shaktipat trickery. If you need a reminder of Olivia in her heyday with Leonard Whiting (what a handsome couple they made in their teens)

[FairfieldLife] How to improve TM practice - a heretic's guide

2013-07-10 Thread Seraphita
Franklin Merrell-Wolff (younger readers will have to look him up on Wikipedia as he's fallen into obscurity in recent years) claimed that he never learned a single meditation practice that he didn't have to tweak before he could get the maximum benefits from the practice. I have to confess, I've

[FairfieldLife] Re: How to improve TM practice - a heretic's guide

2013-07-11 Thread Seraphita
--- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, Michael Jackson wrote: I'm surprised the TM purists have not taken you to task for suggesting the technique can be improved. Perhaps they're flabbergasted by my temerity : ) Duncan Barford in his delightful (and amusingly-entitled) little book, Handbook

[FairfieldLife] Re: How to improve TM practice - a heretic's guide

2013-07-11 Thread Seraphita
That's why I put the word concentrate in scare quotes. Maharishi himself sometimes spoke of a half-effort being used in repeating the mantra. Why could one not effortlessly bring one's attention back to the Ajna chakra in exactly the same way one favours hearing the subtle sound of the mantra

[FairfieldLife] Worried about the size of your butt?

2013-07-11 Thread Seraphita
I don't know how many FFL readers are familiar with the late American esoteric thinker Richard Rose. His best-known book was The Albigen Papers. I always found his approach a little severe for my tastes - along with Gurdjieff who insisted on calling his route The Work! - which is, no doubt, why

[FairfieldLife] Re: Worried about the size of your butt?

2013-07-12 Thread Seraphita
Yes, we shipped over all the puritan types on the Mayflower and it's been swinging London ever since :) Richard Rose was serious about advocating celibacy - he wanted his students to have no sex - solo or partnered - for 12 months, to clean the slate as it were. Is that actually possible for a

[FairfieldLife] The George Zimmerman case: Steyn nails it.

2013-07-12 Thread Seraphita
When conservative commentator Mark Steyn is on form he can pen some of the best journalism on the web. I'm in awe at his piece about the George Zimmerman stitch-up. Read it and weep. http://tinyurl.com/qxadrqa

[FairfieldLife] Re: The George Zimmerman case: Steyn nails it.

2013-07-13 Thread Seraphita
http://youtu.be/xTNtJoYSHa4 Outta SIGHT, man. Where'd you find this? On YouTube? LoL! On 7/12/13 3:57 PM, Seraphita wrote: When conservative commentator Mark Steyn is on form he can pen some of the best journalism on the web. I'm in awe at his piece about the George

[FairfieldLife] Re: The George Zimmerman case: Steyn nails it.

2013-07-13 Thread Seraphita
Re Goebbles [sic] never had it so good : actually Herr Goebbels had all his opponents shipped off to concentration camps you silly man! Steyn has to compete on the open forum of the web and is one of the most popular political pundits around the globe. --- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com,

[FairfieldLife] Re: The George Zimmerman case: Steyn nails it.

2013-07-13 Thread Seraphita
Actually I'm neither right-wing nor left-wing - I'm happy to leave that kind of dualistic thinking to the unenlightened. If anything, I'm closest to being anti the state in my approach to politics, so on the political right I enjoy those conservative writers who oppose the encroaching nanny state

[FairfieldLife] Re: The George Zimmerman case: Steyn nails it.

2013-07-13 Thread Seraphita
You've clearly had an irony-bypass operation. The clue was :-) --- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, feste37 wrote: We do not have riots in Iowa. --- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, Seraphita s3raphita@ wrote: In the unlikely event Zimmerman is freed you may need one when the rent

[FairfieldLife] Re: The George Zimmerman case: Steyn nails it.

2013-07-13 Thread Seraphita
I'm in the 1% group. My smileys mean business! --- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, Ann wrote: Those stupid smiley faces mean nothing. Barry uses them all the time after stabbing someone in the back. I never use them because they are 99% of the time disingenuous.

[FairfieldLife] Re: The George Zimmerman case: Steyn nails it.

2013-07-13 Thread Seraphita
--- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, Ann wrote: --- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, Seraphita s3raphita@ wrote: Actually I'm neither right-wing nor left-wing - I'm happy to leave that kind of dualistic thinking to the unenlightened. Oh no, does this mean you're enlightened? Lord

[FairfieldLife] Re: The George Zimmerman case: Steyn nails it.

2013-07-13 Thread Seraphita
Nicely put. And we Brits don't really do feelings - which is why the hysterical responses by some of the other posters just strike me as absurd. --- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, Mike Dixon wrote: Seraphita, it doesn't pay to *think* on FFL, you must *feel*. You must *feel* empathy

[FairfieldLife] Re: The George Zimmerman case: Steyn nails it.

2013-07-13 Thread Seraphita
Yes! I wish I could write as well as Mark Steyn! That's what I've been trying to say all along. And on the irony question, I'm convinced that Brits are more sensitive to irony than Yanks so my ear is differently attuned to your ear. I hardly dare post this comment as the finger-waggers will no

[FairfieldLife] Re: The George Zimmerman case: Steyn nails it.

2013-07-13 Thread Seraphita
Blimey! We don't have Food Stamps here in the UK. The closest equivalent is welfare support for low-income groups and the unemployed. I've been the recipient of such largess myself back in the day and regard such payments as both morally justified and essential if we're not to have repeats of the

[FairfieldLife] Re: The George Zimmerman case: Steyn nails it.

2013-07-13 Thread Seraphita
That's a can of worms you've opened up there! The whole therapy thing never really took off over here as it has in the USA. I've a soft spot for eccentrics and neurotics - who the fuck wants to be normal? --- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, feste37 wrote: But in my experience, people who

[FairfieldLife] Re: The George Zimmerman case: Steyn nails it.

2013-07-13 Thread Seraphita
Here's everything you need to know about irony: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zACBeLOpdvQ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zACBeLOpdvQ --- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, feste37 wrote: I'm not even sure you know what irony is.

[FairfieldLife] Re: The George Zimmerman case: Steyn nails it.

2013-07-13 Thread Seraphita
Anyway, enough of this idle chat. It's Saturday night and it's 8pm here in London so I'm off out. Of course, we on FFL are in the privileged position of knowing that really we're just the One Self pretending to disagree with each other. Had you fooled there for a while didn't I?

[FairfieldLife] Re: The George Zimmerman case: Steyn nails it.

2013-07-13 Thread Seraphita
Re Perhaps you're more of a Libertarian? Do you have those in the U.K.?: Not enough! I've always liked the label libertarian, perhaps because it chimes with libertine and liberal - liberal in the old-fashioned, 19th-century, sense of individual freedoms and not your current US sense which homes-in

[FairfieldLife] Re: The George Zimmerman case: Steyn nails it.

2013-07-13 Thread Seraphita
Who'd have thunk it?: I remember my dad saying once, when the family was watching Star Trek on the box, Why don't they just put Spock in charge of the Enterprise? None of us could think of a rebuttal. Spock's the one who relied on logic - none of this touchy-feely nonsense. As Plato pleaded in

[FairfieldLife] A break in the thread

2013-07-13 Thread Seraphita
Sometimes when I'm following an extended series of posts on one of the longer threads I find I can't access the later responses. The opened page doesn't allow me to click on the Next option at the page's end. I know when you open a post it is then followed by a later set of postings which can help

[FairfieldLife] Zimmerman not guilty!

2013-07-14 Thread Seraphita
Game, set and match to Mark Steyn.(Try not to be sore losers.)

[FairfieldLife] Re: The George Zimmerman case: Steyn nails it.

2013-07-14 Thread Seraphita
are done. Not Guilty was the right call. Of course Zimmerman will never be able to live a normal life now so that should be some consolation to you. --- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, Seraphita s3raphita@ wrote: When conservative commentator Mark Steyn is on form he can pen some of the best

[FairfieldLife] Re: The George Zimmerman case: Steyn nails it.

2013-07-14 Thread Seraphita
Interesting. I hadn't considered that aspect of the case. No wonder his lawyer was looking so cheerful on the TV news today - Christmas has come early. --- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, Mike Dixon wrote: George Zimmerman will always be a *marked* man but he could also become a very

[FairfieldLife] Re: The George Zimmerman case: Steyn nails it.

2013-07-14 Thread Seraphita
Nice. Very nice. If a case like this had happened in the UK, Zimmerman might not sleep so easy at night as the bastards in power abolished double jeopardy protection, which had been the law here since the Normans popped over in 1066! Since 2005, serious crimes (including murder, manslaughter,

[FairfieldLife] Re: The George Zimmerman case: Steyn nails it.

2013-07-14 Thread Seraphita
Re Anyone with a gun who shoots an unarmed man in a public place has committed a crime. : not if he is convinced his own life is in danger. Like it or not that's what the law says in Florida. And even if the law didn't say that I'd shoot someone regardless if I thought he was going to assault me

[FairfieldLife] Re: The George Zimmerman case: Steyn nails it.

2013-07-14 Thread Seraphita
Yes, I've a lot of sympathy for your point here Ann - but then here in the UK we have some of the strictest gun-control laws in the world! You're not even allowed to carry pepper spray as a deterrent as you can in France, for example. The bottom-line in this Zimmerman case is probably that it

[FairfieldLife] Holly Hunter is U.G.Krishnamurti

2013-07-14 Thread Seraphita
On BBCtv tonight I just watched the first episode of Top of the Lake (available to watch for free on BBC iPlayer and Netflix) in which Holly Hunter plays GJ, an androgynous guru (based on the irascible UG). It seems that New Zealand film director Jane Campion was a friend of U.G. Krishnamurti.

[FairfieldLife] Re: The George Zimmerman case: Steyn nails it.

2013-07-14 Thread Seraphita
Re I disagree completely: now that made me laugh as we do finally agree. I also am not one to protest reality (I'm a quietist at heart). I don't really care that much what happens to Zimmerman from here on in; he can look after himself. And, yep, karma's a bitch alright. --- In

[FairfieldLife] Re: The George Zimmerman case: Steyn nails it.

2013-07-14 Thread Seraphita
Michael, I don't discount the idea that there could be prejudice - I'm a long way from Florida and have only spent a couple of weeks there on vacation so I can't pronounce on the locals' attitudes towards race - but wouldn't you want hard evidence to convict someone on a murder rap and send them

[FairfieldLife] Re: Holly Hunter is U.G.Krishnamurti

2013-07-15 Thread Seraphita
Lord, yes, I forgot about that one! Holy Smoke was a complete mess from start to finish. --- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, turquoiseb wrote: After all, we are talking about the director who made arguably the worst film ever made about cults, Holy Smoke. In it, she managed the

[FairfieldLife] Re: Words fail me......

2013-07-15 Thread Seraphita
This might amuse you. Stephen Fry on what you can tell about someone from their palms: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JZKVF3p-83U http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JZKVF3p-83U --- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, salyavin808 wrote: Want to be richer, more successful and live longer? PALM

[FairfieldLife] Re: Holly Hunter is U.G.Krishnamurti

2013-07-15 Thread Seraphita
Sweetie I've not seen, but your thumbs up for the beginning of Holy Smoke made me YouTube it. Yes, that shaktipat trickery is quite a fun scene, but the movie didn't live up to the opening promise for me. I recall one film reviewer on the TV here calling Holly Hunter a completely pointless actress

[FairfieldLife] Re: How to improve TM practice - a heretic's guide

2013-07-15 Thread Seraphita
Thanks. Re TM is a very simple technique in more ways than one . . . and thus can be taught by about anyone : which is its selling point also, of course. Wherever you are in the world you know a Big Mac is going to taste like a Big Mac back home. Perhaps Maharishi's genius was precisely in

[FairfieldLife] Re: The George Zimmerman case: Steyn nails it.

2013-07-15 Thread Seraphita
to be self-evident? If they're self-evident then why didn't bright spark Aristotle include them in his Politics? --- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, Ravi Chivukula wrote: Yep I'm opposite of the Seraphita, Xeno pseudo-Eastern, neo-advaita, Buddhist types - if it's all Self why not be totally

[FairfieldLife] Re: How to improve TM practice - a heretic's guide

2013-07-16 Thread Seraphita
Thanks again. Re Beej mantras are commonly used in astrology and ayurveda . . . tells the person to repeat the mantra either in a short meditation or sometimes throughout the day (like a walking mantra). Repeating the mantra through the day (like the Hare Krishna crowd) is very different from

[FairfieldLife] Re: Trayvon Martin was a Homophobic bigot

2013-07-16 Thread Seraphita
Christ, get over yourself! Treat people as individuals not as representatives of a particular race or nation. Re Zimmerman had to act in self-defense against the racist, homophobic bigotry of African Americans: you listen to any hip-hop music recently? Clearly some black individuals (notice I said

[FairfieldLife] Re: Trayvon Martin was a Homophobic bigot

2013-07-16 Thread Seraphita
Priceless! I got that beat though. Here's a comment on another web site: I wonder if this whole thing wouldn't have just blown over if the victim wasn't the president's son. --- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, Richard J. Williams wrote: So Trayvon was worried Zimmerman was a gay rapist

[FairfieldLife] Re: How to improve TM practice - a heretic's guide

2013-07-16 Thread Seraphita
try psychedelics back in the day; I'm wondering if they might have been a cause of some of your experiences. (If you don't want to answer this bit, that's fine too!) --- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, Bhairitu wrote: On 07/16/2013 04:15 PM, Seraphita wrote: Thanks again. Re Beej mantras

[FairfieldLife] Re: Trayvon Martin was a Homophobic bigot

2013-07-16 Thread Seraphita
Excellent. That's a fair cop as we say over here! --- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, feste37 wrote: Someone appears to have undergone an irony-bypass operation. Now, what was that you were saying a few days ago about British superiority in the recognition of irony? Time to eat humble pie.

[FairfieldLife] Re: Trayvon Martin was a Homophobic bigot

2013-07-16 Thread Seraphita
That's instant karma for you. As the one who started the whole Zimmerman/Steyn argy-bargy thread, when I saw a new thread had been started on this topic I thought: Don't go there Seraphita. I ignored the voices in my head and look what happens! --- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, Ravi

[FairfieldLife] Re: Trayvon Martin was a Homophobic bigot

2013-07-16 Thread Seraphita
@yahoogroups.com, Seraphita wrote: Excellent. That's a fair cop as we say over here! --- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, feste37 wrote: Someone appears to have undergone an irony-bypass operation. Now, what was that you were saying a few days ago about British superiority in the recognition

[FairfieldLife] Re: Trayvon Martin was a Homophobic bigot

2013-07-16 Thread Seraphita
. . . we have . . . OK, I'll get back to you on that one. --- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, Seraphita s3raphita@ wrote: Excellent. That's a fair cop as we say over here! --- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, feste37 wrote: Someone appears to have undergone an irony-bypass operation

[FairfieldLife] The 23rd Psalm

2013-07-16 Thread Seraphita
As freely interpreted by the Strawbs. This is what church services should be like. http://tinyurl.com/nt8mjud But if at the Church they would give us some Ale. And a pleasant fire, our souls to regale; We'd sing and we'd pray, all the live-long day; Nor ever once wish from the Church to stray.

[FairfieldLife] Re: Trayvon Martin was a Homophobic bigot

2013-07-16 Thread Seraphita
is a bit outdated, don't you think? You may have Shakespeare, but we have, er . . . er . . . we have . . . OK, I'll get back to you on that one. Mark Twain. --- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, Seraphita wrote: Excellent. That's a fair cop as we say over here

[FairfieldLife] Re: How to improve TM practice - a heretic's guide

2013-07-17 Thread Seraphita
Yes, I'll pick up one of Muktananda's titles - been meaning to do so for a while. Re tantric reference: I always think of TM as being tantric, at least in spirit. So many religious traditions take a dim view of desire (it's always the ascetics and monks which get star billing) but tantra always

[FairfieldLife] Re: How to improve TM practice - a heretic's guide

2013-07-17 Thread Seraphita
Yes, Tantra is not about sex. But some schools of tantra have used sex as a vehicle - the male and female unite physically (sorry - that sounds a bit prissy - they fuck) and represent Shiva and Shakti, the male and female principles. It's the yin and yang pointing to the Tao. I think that one of

[FairfieldLife] Re: New T.M. articles you may have seen

2013-07-18 Thread Seraphita
The Raj! The word usually refers to the period of British rule in India. Maharishi deeply resented being reminded of it - hence his description of the UK as the scorpion nation. What a strange choice of name to give to the Maharishi Ayur-Veda medical Center. --- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com,

[FairfieldLife] Re: How to improve TM practice - a heretic's guide

2013-07-18 Thread Seraphita
slang for gay cowboys? --- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, Richard J. Williams wrote: Seraphita: Yes, Tantra is not about sex... Real 'tantra' is all about sex. This news should come as no surprise. Yoga is all about sex and sexual symbolism. If it's not. why are all the yoga gurus

[FairfieldLife] Re: How to improve TM practice - a heretic's guide

2013-07-18 Thread Seraphita
Intriguing. My knowledge of the whole Tibetan tradition is limited to a couple of books by Alexander David-Neel but I'd noticed that Dzogchen has a huge repertoire of spiritual exercises. Thanks. . --- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, emptybill wrote: FYI – In the Dzogchen teachings (both

[FairfieldLife] Maharishi's postmortem state

2013-07-18 Thread Seraphita
At the time of Maharishi dropping the body did the TMO give any indication of what would happen to him? Is there an official view on the matter? Maharishi would be absorbed into the Self - entering nirvana like the Buddha?Maharishi would be reborn into one of the higher celestial realms?Maharishi

[FairfieldLife] Re: New T.M. articles you may have seen

2013-07-18 Thread Seraphita
they are smart enough to not be publicly associated with an outfit like TM, but not smart enough to find another meditation to do From: Seraphita s3raphita@... To: FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com Sent: Thursday, July 18, 2013 11:20 AM Subject: [FairfieldLife] Re

[FairfieldLife] Ever felt like despairing at human nature?

2013-07-18 Thread Seraphita
Chinese whistleblower blinded in acid attackAn amateur Chinese whistleblower, who spent his free time embarrassing Communist party officials by posting pictures of their luxury cars on the internet, was rammed by a car, blinded with acid, and deprived of two of his fingers.

[FairfieldLife] Re: The Owl and the Pussycat

2013-07-18 Thread Seraphita
Would have preferred it if the poem had been read rather than sung but the footage is extraordinary. Hadn't realised owls could be so tame. Thanks. --- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, nablusoss1008 wrote: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WWadk4WoRx4

[FairfieldLife] Re: The Owl and the Pussycat

2013-07-18 Thread Seraphita
By the way: what's the secret to posting URLs that are active and not just dead text? --- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, Seraphita wrote: Would have preferred it if the poem had been read rather than sung but the footage is extraordinary. Hadn't realised owls could be so tame. Thanks

[FairfieldLife] The Smoothie [was Re: I create my reality Yeah, right...]

2013-07-18 Thread Seraphita
I thought you had to do a couple of (expensive) advanced techniques before they'd let you into the hopping room to learn sidhas. Am I wrong about that? [And the SCI basic course also.] --- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, doctordumbass@... wrote: Hi, No, I was not a TM teacher. When I reached

[FairfieldLife] Clickable URLs (was: Re: The Owl and the Pussycat)

2013-07-18 Thread Seraphita
edit the HTML code and manually edit the HTML for a clickable link. --- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, Seraphita s3raphita@ wrote: By the way: what's the secret to posting URLs that are active and not just dead text? --- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, Seraphita wrote: Would

[FairfieldLife] Re: Detroit Files for Bankruptcy

2013-07-18 Thread Seraphita
The extent of political corruption in Detroit is jaw-dropping. And Jesus do I loathe corrupt politicians! Why don't the police ever arrest these slimeballs? Even here in the UK the news of the Detroit bankruptcy was widely reported. (I can't recall a single UK county ever being declared bankrupt

[FairfieldLife] The Smoothie [was Re: I create my reality Yeah, right...]

2013-07-18 Thread Seraphita
?!? --- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, nablusoss1008 wrote: --- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, Seraphita s3raphita@ wrote: I thought you had to do a couple of (expensive) advanced techniques before they'd let you into the hopping room to learn sidhas. Am I wrong about that? 1) Advanced Techniques

[FairfieldLife] Re: Detroit Files for Bankruptcy

2013-07-18 Thread Seraphita
! --- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, Ravi Chivukula wrote: God Seraphita - I know you love to talk and we love listening to you but there's a 50 post limit on FFL here. Goddamn what the fuck is wrong with you Brits - can't you fucking follow rules? On Thu, Jul 18, 2013 at 5:37 PM, Seraphita s3raphita

[FairfieldLife] Re: ‘America has no functioning democracy’ – Jimmy Carter on NSA

2013-07-18 Thread Seraphita
If voting changed anything, they'd make it illegal. ― Emma Goldman http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/15591.Emma_Goldman --- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, nablusoss1008 wrote: http://rt.com/usa/carter-comment-nsa-snowden-261/

[FairfieldLife] Re: marshy and Hubbard

2013-07-31 Thread Seraphita
It seems Maharishi's admiration was for the hard-working students Hubbard attracted while the people flocking to TM were a lazy bunch! In the early days here in the UK, Maharishi eventually asked for the help of a Ouspensky group (The Study Society) to run the UK TM operation after despairing of

[FairfieldLife] Re: marshy and Hubbard

2013-07-31 Thread Seraphita
with Hubbard's money raising abilities. On 07/31/2013 10:43 AM, Michael Jackson wrote: But how could that be? TM leads to excellence in action!?! From: Seraphita s3raphita@... To: FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com Sent: Wednesday, July 31, 2013 1:24

[FairfieldLife] Re: marshy and Hubbard

2013-07-31 Thread Seraphita
! --- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, authfriend wrote: --- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, Seraphita s3raphita@ wrote: Re the quote below I copied from another website, two things puzzle me: [Maharishi]didn't have much to say about the Scientology techniques because the comparison

[FairfieldLife] Re: marshy and Hubbard

2013-07-31 Thread Seraphita
--- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, Bhairitu wrote: The e-meter thing that is used in Scientology for auditing, sometimes referred to as the cans because they used a couple of tin cans that the person being audited would hold for sensors, measures the galvanic skin response. They have these

[FairfieldLife] Re: marshy and Hubbard

2013-07-31 Thread Seraphita
By the way: what did your girlfriend do wrong? I like me a good scandal. --- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, Bhairitu wrote: I had a girlfriend who was excommunicated from the Church of Scientology.

[FairfieldLife] Re: Post Count Thu 01-Aug-13 00:15:05 UTC

2013-07-31 Thread Seraphita
I got caught out by this count last week. Over the years I'd noticed the Post Counter messages but had always ignored them and assumed they were just the missives of an FFL member with OCD who'd taken it up as a hobby and desperately needed to get a life. There are no limits on posts on other

[FairfieldLife] Re: Post Count Thu 01-Aug-13 00:15:05 UTC

2013-07-31 Thread Seraphita
@yahoogroups.com, Alex Stanley wrote: --- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, Seraphita s3raphita@ wrote: I got caught out by this count last week. Over the years I'd noticed the Post Counter messages but had always ignored them and assumed they were just the missives of an FFL member with OCD

[FairfieldLife] Maharishi sneezes!

2013-07-31 Thread Seraphita
-age mindset. New agers have taken to heart the consumer society and along with all the latest must -haves that make life so convenient and colourful they've added spiritual goodies to their shopping list to make life even more satisfactory. Now Seraphita is a big softy and has become dependent on many

[FairfieldLife] Re: Hey Doc....Regarding psychedelic/hallucinogen drug experiences -

2013-02-24 Thread Seraphita
Totally agree with you about mescaline: never enjoyed myself so much as on the stuff. I used to find everything absurdly hilarious. For example, a fish-and-chip shop owner was the Platonic archetype of all other fish-and-chip shop owners. Every other fish-and-chip shop owner you ever saw was just

[FairfieldLife] Re: Hey Doc....Regarding psychedelic/hallucinogen drug experiences -

2013-02-24 Thread Seraphita
I also agree with you about trips eventually taking a turn toward the dark side. I'm convinced that taking a top-end psychedelic can give one a genuine experience of the divine - a gnosis of the divine Mind. The trouble is, when you take the drugs you're also trying to escape your everyday self

[FairfieldLife] Re: For Buck...mending my ways and posting only photos of sattvic TMers

2012-07-30 Thread Seraphita
That's an impressive line-up of TM pinups. For a priceless glance from Naomi Watts follow David Lynch down the rabbit hole here . . . http://tinyurl.com/ch5xfww

[FairfieldLife] Re: Some facts and background on Robin Carlsen / umasking the zebra

2012-08-07 Thread Seraphita
Excerpt from Suzanne Segal's Collision with the Infinite [New Age Books, pp80-81]. The Victoria community is a minor episode in the book, which is anyway essential reading for anyone who took up TM and subsequently had uncomfortable or alarming experiences of unboundedness or depersonalization.

[FairfieldLife] Scorpions doing a neat cover of Across The Universe

2012-06-24 Thread Seraphita
http://tinyurl.com/7t7r74d

[FairfieldLife] Re: Does this make Maharishi co-responsible for drug use?

2012-06-26 Thread Seraphita
Under the photo of the fab four in The Telegraph the caption actually says: The Beatles: R to L George Harrison, Paul McCartney, John Lennon, Ringo Starr Just in case there's anyone on the planet who can't distinguish one from another! http://tinyurl.com/cc99dbs

[FairfieldLife] Re: Orthodoxy, 1908

2012-07-10 Thread Seraphita
Thanks for that reminder of Chesterton's brilliance. I particularly love the chapter The Ethics of Elfland from that book. --- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, turquoiseb no_reply@... wrote: http://www.farlimas.com/chesterton/indchest/orthodoxy.html

[FairfieldLife] Re: OMG: soma = poppy, cannabis, ephedra??

2012-07-11 Thread Seraphita
The Nazis used drugs for their troops, so they would 'keep going' and 'feel no pain'... They used a combination of Morphine, Cocaine and Methadrine...that kept the troops under a 'Demonic Spell' of murder, rape and pillaging... That drug combo (actually oxycodone, cocaine and methedrine)

[FairfieldLife] Re: The Thunder: Perfect Mind

2013-03-25 Thread Seraphita
Here's the commercial version . . . http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7hgQ7dOCeeY --- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, Yifu yifuxero@... wrote: Could be the dual opposite of neti, neti,... incorporated into the Brahman concept of all-inclusiveness.:

[FairfieldLife] Re: Internet trolls are the modern-day counterpart of witch hunters

2013-08-09 Thread Seraphita
--- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, turquoiseb wrote: Are Internet Trolls the Modern Incarnation of Witch Hunters? In the age of the Internet troll, there's an unfortunately predictable cycle for what happens to women who talk about feminist issues online: They get barraged with rape

[FairfieldLife] Taking on the banks and winning

2013-08-09 Thread Seraphita
From The Telegraph:When Dmitry Argarkov was sent a letter offering him a credit card, he found the rates not to his liking. But he didn't throw the contract away or shred it. Instead, the 42-year-old from Voronezh, Russia, scanned it into his computer, altered the terms and sent it back to Tinkoff

[FairfieldLife] Re: Post Count Sat 10-Aug-13 00:15:00 UTC

2013-08-09 Thread Seraphita
Look at these figures: 54 Buck 50 obbajeeba 50 doctordumbass 50 Richard J. Williams 50 Michael Jackson 48 turquoiseb 48 Share Long 48 RoryGoff 48 Ann Surely this shows how idiotic a post limit of 50 is? Citizens, let's storm the citadel and overthrow our heartless taskmasters. I demand my voice be

[FairfieldLife] Re: For Sri Alex-Ji

2013-08-09 Thread Seraphita
Yep, that's funny. And if you want to check out the real deal performed by someone who'e been belly-dancing since she was 4 years old follow this link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I5_f4u9U1Hc http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I5_f4u9U1Hc http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I5_f4u9U1Hc --- In

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