Re: [FairfieldLife] Re: New FFL Rule, was where is what's his name?

2014-09-02 Thread Xenophaneros Anartaxius anartax...@yahoo.com [FairfieldLife]
Now that I have mostly completed making filters for FFL in Yahoo Mail, I will just wait until tomorrow and see how well it sorted the messages, and what refinements I might have to make to the sort. I am not blocking any address, but this way I can see the approximate proportion of crap to

Re: [FairfieldLife] Re: WTF - For Rick

2014-09-03 Thread Xenophaneros Anartaxius anartax...@yahoo.com [FairfieldLife]
My sort in Yahoo mail filtered out all the fluff by this morning so I had only 8 e-mails from FFL to peruse, while there were 40 or more in my fluff folder, mostly from Richard. My Inbox was empty so the sort worked perfectly this time. I also have a 'maybe' folder which I might look at, and a

Re: [FairfieldLife] Re: MIU Promo Video 1981

2014-09-04 Thread Xenophaneros Anartaxius anartax...@yahoo.com [FairfieldLife]
Parroting is one of the ways we learn, but the object of education is to make the mind more flexible, to learn how to learn. One of the things I found objectionable about MIU was an emphasis, at least from some instructors, on saying things the way Maharishi said them. I came into understanding

Re: [FairfieldLife] Re: MIU Promo Video 1981

2014-09-04 Thread Xenophaneros Anartaxius anartax...@yahoo.com [FairfieldLife]
Well, you know, travelling in Outer Space for so long leaves you a bit spaced. So as a technologically advanced civilisation, by the time you get to the hick planet called Earth, the best you can think of with all that superior intelligence, knowledge, and technology, is to flatten some plant

[FairfieldLife] Lunch Today, and, Experience or Knowledge? [1 Attachment]

2014-09-04 Thread Xenophaneros Anartaxius anartax...@yahoo.com [FairfieldLife]
Normally I do not talk about my day, but I got an invite for lunch today, and leaving New York State, ended up sitting on a log and eating a bag lunch in the State of Connecticut by a lake. I like being near urban areas, but really don't like to live in them even though I have spent time in

Re: [FairfieldLife] Re: For Salya

2014-09-05 Thread Xenophaneros Anartaxius anartax...@yahoo.com [FairfieldLife]
I found this quite interesting. In retrospect, most of the flashy experiences I had occurred during a seven-year period prior to and during my first few years of TM. After that everything moved at a much slower grind. I had deep open internal experiences, but no longer. At one point the CC

Re: [FairfieldLife] Re: Reading or Not Reading Posts

2014-09-06 Thread Xenophaneros Anartaxius anartax...@yahoo.com [FairfieldLife]
From: awoelfleba...@yahoo.com [FairfieldLife] FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com To: FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com Sent: Saturday, September 6, 2014 2:58 AM Subject: [FairfieldLife] Re: Reading or Not Reading Posts Wow Xeno, for a guy who has seen a few

Re: [FairfieldLife] Re: Reading or Not Reading Posts

2014-09-09 Thread Xenophaneros Anartaxius anartax...@yahoo.com [FairfieldLife]
Ann, I have been away for a few days and so did not finish my reply to your comments on my post, but I finally finished it, while the FFL forum has gone on to whatever else it has gone on to. Comments in the text. I almost missed your post because it was in the folder with Richard's oeuvre —

Re: [FairfieldLife] Re: Reading or Not Reading Posts

2014-09-12 Thread Xenophaneros Anartaxius anartax...@yahoo.com [FairfieldLife]
Ann: OK, I created a folder called Canada. Since you post a lot, I thought it best to be in your own folder. I am also in my own folder because I don't normally need to read what I wrote again. From: awoelfleba...@yahoo.com [FairfieldLife]

Re: [FairfieldLife] Re: Maharishi keeps his promises (was Why MMY's Bhagavad Gita will never be a classic.

2014-09-13 Thread Xenophaneros Anartaxius anartax...@yahoo.com [FairfieldLife]
My read folder Ann, contains certain posters who tend to not just post one liners or irrelevant comments. Edg is in the read post. Another criterion for this folder is a person does not post excessively. As you now have your own folder it's easy to find your messages. Barry is in the read

Re: [FairfieldLife] Re: Good quote from Sam Harris' new book passed along from a former FFL poster

2014-09-14 Thread Xenophaneros Anartaxius anartax...@yahoo.com [FairfieldLife]
Let's pretend I read this. What are the reasons that this statement you made to Barry does not apply to you, or say to me? Exactly how does one experientially and empirically parse the statement 'I am enlightened (or not)' versus, say, 'he is enlightened (or not). What is the criterion or

Re: [FairfieldLife] Re: Good quote from Sam Harris' new book passed along from a former FFL poster

2014-09-15 Thread Xenophaneros Anartaxius anartax...@yahoo.com [FairfieldLife]
From: awoelfleba...@yahoo.com [FairfieldLife] FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com To: FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com Sent: Monday, September 15, 2014 1:30 PM Subject: [FairfieldLife] Re: Good quote from Sam Harris' new book passed along from a former FFL poster

Re: [FairfieldLife] thoughts on samskaras and enlightenment - CC to UC

2014-09-15 Thread Xenophaneros Anartaxius anartax...@yahoo.com [FairfieldLife]
From: fleetwood_macnche...@yahoo.com [FairfieldLife] FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com To: FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com Sent: Monday, September 15, 2014 11:07 PM Subject: [FairfieldLife] thoughts on samskaras and enlightenment - CC to UC I was thinking

Re: [FairfieldLife] Re: Good quote from Sam Harris' new book passed along from a former FFL poster

2014-09-15 Thread Xenophaneros Anartaxius anartax...@yahoo.com [FairfieldLife]
From: awoelfleba...@yahoo.com [FairfieldLife] FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com To: FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com Sent: Tuesday, September 16, 2014 2:29 AM Subject: Re: [FairfieldLife] Re: Good quote from Sam Harris' new book passed along from a former FFL

Re: [FairfieldLife] Sam Harris on choosing a guru :-)

2014-09-16 Thread Xenophaneros Anartaxius anartax...@yahoo.com [FairfieldLife]
I have not yet finished Harris's book, I am in the middle of Chapter 5, so I cannot say I have read the book, just most of it. I found his analysis of the precariousness of the guru-disciple relationship more spot on than in the book The Guru Papers that 'Emily' mentioned some time ago, which

[FairfieldLife] Book Reviews

2014-09-16 Thread Xenophaneros Anartaxius anartax...@yahoo.com [FairfieldLife]
As we have been reviewing a particular book this past day, I went to amazon.com and looked at the review pages of a number of books. Amazon.com has a five-star rating system for books. Most books seem to have a large number of five-star ratings and much smaller numbers of 4, 3, 2, and 2-star

Re: [FairfieldLife] Re: TM and the Media, was Established in Being, let anger take over

2014-09-17 Thread Xenophaneros Anartaxius anartax...@yahoo.com [FairfieldLife]
Yes, I always found the media presentations of the movement made me cringe. A complete lack of awareness of how ordinary people think, totally unslick. But then a strong belief system makes one unaware of other viewpoints. Below, how Pachelbel's Canon probably sounded at the time he wrote it, a

Re: [FairfieldLife] thoughts on samskaras and enlightenment - CC to UC

2014-09-17 Thread Xenophaneros Anartaxius anartax...@yahoo.com [FairfieldLife]
I have to head for the hospital in a moment but I am curious. How do you experience inner versus outer? What is that like for you? If you replay I can read it later, if there is a later. From: fleetwood_macnche...@yahoo.com [FairfieldLife]

Re: [FairfieldLife] thoughts on samskaras and enlightenment - CC to UC

2014-09-18 Thread Xenophaneros Anartaxius anartax...@yahoo.com [FairfieldLife]
Jim, you might be a little premature in this dismissal. Below is some of the research results on mindfulness from Harris' book. And I have some comments on my own after that. Long-term meditation practice is also associated with a variety of structural changes in the brain. Meditators tend to

Re: [FairfieldLife] Re: Maharishi: When one starts TM, cruder values are replaced by finer values, speech is less sharp

2014-09-24 Thread Xenophaneros Anartaxius anartax...@yahoo.com [FairfieldLife]
EMPATHY: the ability to understand and share the feelings of another. If you have empathy, then you ought to be able to understand and share the feelings by MJ and Turq, and see their point of view as a valid expression of life. According to some posters here I have no feelings, so you can skip

Re: [FairfieldLife] Re: Maharishi: When one starts TM, cruder values are replaced by finer values, speech is less sharp

2014-09-24 Thread Xenophaneros Anartaxius anartax...@yahoo.com [FairfieldLife]
@yahoogroups.com FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com Sent: Wednesday, September 24, 2014 3:00 PM Subject: Re: [FairfieldLife] Re: Maharishi: When one starts TM, cruder values are replaced by finer values, speech is less sharp From: Xenophaneros Anartaxius anartax...@yahoo.com [FairfieldLife] FairfieldLife

Re: [FairfieldLife] Re: The missing element in FFlife seems to be

2014-09-24 Thread Xenophaneros Anartaxius anartax...@yahoo.com [FairfieldLife]
These questions occur because life does not fit into neat categories. Whatever one loves the most, or even just likes the most, inspires devotion to that. People in basest ignorance can be very devoted. All CC does is create the impression that consciousness or awareness is separate from

Re: [FairfieldLife] Re: Black Holes Don't Exist [1 Attachment]

2014-09-24 Thread Xenophaneros Anartaxius anartax...@yahoo.com [FairfieldLife]
Here is an additional link to the information: Researcher shows that black holes do not exist Researcher shows that black holes do not exist Black holes have long captured the public imagination and been the subject of popular culture, from Star Trek to Hollywood. They are the

Re: [FairfieldLife] Just in time for Halloween, here comes the boogeyman!

2014-09-24 Thread Xenophaneros Anartaxius anartax...@yahoo.com [FairfieldLife]
Edge enhancement is greatest where contrast is greatest, such as between a dark object and a light background and vice versa. Where the contrast is less, when the tones are similar in brightness, the edge effect of sharpening is less, for a given degree of sharpening. The result is edge

Re: [FairfieldLife] Re: Black Holes Don't Exist

2014-09-24 Thread Xenophaneros Anartaxius anartax...@yahoo.com [FairfieldLife]
Of course, it is too technical for me too, but you can read the abstract and the conclusion, which tends to be more readable in scientific papers. For example she said, at the end, 'stars may explode', but the science articles did not print that qualification. Sometimes there are pretty

Re: [FairfieldLife] Re: Maharishi: When one starts TM, cruder values are replaced by finer values, speech is less sharp

2014-09-25 Thread Xenophaneros Anartaxius anartax...@yahoo.com [FairfieldLife]
Tribalism Buck, seems to be a kind of biological imperative. We are hard wired for certain things. We tend to put a loved one above lesser family, and lesser family above other families. We put our cultural group (if we have one) above country, and country above other countries. Sweet speech is

Re: [FairfieldLife] Just in time for Halloween, here comes the boogeyman!

2014-09-25 Thread Xenophaneros Anartaxius anartax...@yahoo.com [FairfieldLife]
of the video). By what you say the darker blue sky and the lighter desert should have edge enhancement but doesn't though the prisoner and the executioner do. On 09/24/2014 02:35 PM, Xenophaneros Anartaxius anartax...@yahoo.com [FairfieldLife] wrote: Edge enhancement is greatest where

Re: [FairfieldLife] Just in time for Halloween, here comes the boogeyman!

2014-09-25 Thread Xenophaneros Anartaxius anartax...@yahoo.com [FairfieldLife]
in the desert that edge enhancement would probably not be there. Plus folks are now pointing to a similar scene in a Turkish TV drama which aired a month before the first video and it was definitely done green screen. On 09/25/2014 12:20 PM, Xenophaneros Anartaxius anartax...@yahoo.com

Re: [FairfieldLife] The N-Squared Spiritual Regeneration of America and the World

2014-09-26 Thread Xenophaneros Anartaxius anartax...@yahoo.com [FairfieldLife]
Note that one state, in the article cited, West Virginia, had an up-tick in crime. This is the state where American Purusha has their facility. Earth shaking results indeed! 'Holder added that the one state — West Virginia — with the greatest increase in its incarceration rate actually

Re: [FairfieldLife] Re: Hawking: 'There is no God'

2014-09-26 Thread Xenophaneros Anartaxius anartax...@yahoo.com [FairfieldLife]
Barry usually stops posting at about 20:00±1 hour GMT. So I will pipe in until he returns to the light of European day. There are three scenarios: 1. the universe created itself 2. the universe did not create itself 3. the universe is here, but was never created in the

Re: [FairfieldLife] Re: Hawking: 'There is no God'

2014-09-27 Thread Xenophaneros Anartaxius anartax...@yahoo.com [FairfieldLife]
From: jr_...@yahoo.com [FairfieldLife] FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com To: FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com Sent: Saturday, September 27, 2014 7:20 AM Subject: [FairfieldLife] Re: Hawking: 'There is no God' Xeno, IMO, Hawking is missing something very

Re: [FairfieldLife] Re: Hawking: 'There is no God'

2014-09-27 Thread Xenophaneros Anartaxius anartax...@yahoo.com [FairfieldLife]
From: jr_...@yahoo.com [FairfieldLife] FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com To: FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com Sent: Saturday, September 27, 2014 4:29 PM Subject: Re: [FairfieldLife] Re: Hawking: 'There is no God' Xeno, The problem with Hawking's approach is

Re: [FairfieldLife] Re: Hawking: 'There is no God'

2014-09-27 Thread Xenophaneros Anartaxius anartax...@yahoo.com [FairfieldLife]
Mathematicians, Physicists, Computer Scientists, and Evolutionists have shown experimentally that high levels of complexity can arise out of very simple systems so that the appearance of intelligence can be an emergent property of simple starting parameters. So it does not appear to be

Re: [FairfieldLife] Re: Hawking: 'There is no God'

2014-09-28 Thread Xenophaneros Anartaxius anartax...@yahoo.com [FairfieldLife]
This is perhaps not a matter of proof. Matter and energy are defined as physical. They are tokenised by the mind as such. Then the mind can manipulate them as such. You could just as well tokenise them as consciousness, and see where that leads in musing about the world. It is not a matter of

Re: [FairfieldLife] Re: Hawking: 'There is no God'

2014-09-28 Thread Xenophaneros Anartaxius anartax...@yahoo.com [FairfieldLife]
According to the current theories, time and space did not exist before the universe. Space-time simply emerged. Therefore asking what happened before makes no sense, because there was no time. And because space did not exist, there was nowhere for what could not have happened before, to be. But

Re: [FairfieldLife] Re: Hawking: 'There is no God'

2014-09-28 Thread Xenophaneros Anartaxius anartax...@yahoo.com [FairfieldLife]
How could you know the universe had an end, if it's still here? When are you? Did you mean 'has'? From: jr_...@yahoo.com [FairfieldLife] FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com To: FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com Sent: Sunday, September 28, 2014 4:58 PM Subject:

[FairfieldLife] First Genetically Modified Babies

2014-09-28 Thread Xenophaneros Anartaxius anartax...@yahoo.com [FairfieldLife]
The World’s First Genetically Modified Babies Will Graduate High School This Year | TechCrunch The World’s First Genetically Modified Babies Will Gradu... Remember the sci-fi thriller GATTACA? For those who never saw the film and/or eschewed all pop culture in the late 90's for

[FairfieldLife] Re: Iowa Suicides

2014-09-28 Thread Xenophaneros Anartaxius anartax...@yahoo.com [FairfieldLife]
Iowa Suicide Iowa Suicide Discover Suicide rankings for all Iowa counties and all magor causes of death. View on www.worldlifeexpect... Preview by Yahoo From: Michael Jackson mjackso...@yahoo.com [FairfieldLife]

Re: [FairfieldLife] Re: Jerry email to John sent on Sunday

2014-09-28 Thread Xenophaneros Anartaxius anartax...@yahoo.com [FairfieldLife]
Actually Richard, it was only I who did that. And I redid it a few days ago to put most of the most recent posters each in their own folder. This makes it easier to skip or read what a particular person is responding to or is posting something new. In the past few hours I gotten 45 FFL emails.

Re: [FairfieldLife] Re: Hawking: 'There is no God'

2014-09-28 Thread Xenophaneros Anartaxius anartax...@yahoo.com [FairfieldLife]
Its nice speculation. Let's wait. But the scientific discussion of this subject probably will not reference the concept of god. From: jr_...@yahoo.com [FairfieldLife] FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com To: FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com Sent: Monday, September 29,

[FairfieldLife] Privacy

2014-09-29 Thread Xenophaneros Anartaxius anartax...@yahoo.com [FairfieldLife]
In this electronic age, if someone wants something to be private, then they have to be the only one who knows that something. Share and beware.

[FairfieldLife] Re: Astral and Celetial

2014-09-30 Thread Xenophaneros Anartaxius anartax...@yahoo.com [FairfieldLife]
So, Share how do you determine whether the astral and the celestial actually exist, and then, if they do, how do you determine their vibrational spectrum? How do you determine they have a vibrational spectrum; what is that anyway? —An ignorant bystander. Now there are some who think there is

Re: [FairfieldLife] Re: King Tony's Pedigree

2014-10-01 Thread Xenophaneros Anartaxius anartax...@yahoo.com [FairfieldLife]
I have reproduced some paragraphs below that describe the relationship of a student to the teacher and a spiritual teaching from one of the books of Zen-trained Adyashanti. This seems somewhat different than what is expected in the TMO. 'There is no such thing as riding the coattails of an

Re: [FairfieldLife] Re: King Tony's Pedigree

2014-10-01 Thread Xenophaneros Anartaxius anartax...@yahoo.com [FairfieldLife]
That book was a big help to me, as it contained advice that no TM teacher I knew seemed to have a clue about. From: danfriedman2002 no_re...@yahoogroups.com To: FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com Sent: Wednesday, October 1, 2014 4:16 PM Subject: Re: [FairfieldLife]

Re: [FairfieldLife] Re: My take on Waking Up by Sam Harris

2014-10-02 Thread Xenophaneros Anartaxius anartax...@yahoo.com [FairfieldLife]
The discussion is the conclusion, the typical end of any scientific paper. If this section is missing, what was the point of the paper? This part of the paper tells the reader what the researcher considers the conclusion drawn from the results of the study, often suggesting further lines of

Re: [FairfieldLife] Welcome back Pluto!

2014-10-03 Thread Xenophaneros Anartaxius anartax...@yahoo.com [FairfieldLife]
New Horizons just crossed the orbit of Neptune. It then will go into hibernation for 99 days. The photo is a painting or a digital painting, an artist's rendition of what they think it will be like. Right now Neptune is imaged as just a few pixels, Pluto is just a single pixel. It's still 284

Re: [FairfieldLife] Saying Bye Bye to Haters and Hate Speech on FFL

2014-10-03 Thread Xenophaneros Anartaxius anartax...@yahoo.com [FairfieldLife]
As meditators of the TM persuasion are, at least in their minds, marshalling the support of all the laws of nature, persecution should not be much more than batting away slightly annoying gnats. However real persecution requires a bit more machinery than a single individual can really bring to

Re: [FairfieldLife] Re: Research on Cosmic Consciousness... more detail

2014-10-03 Thread Xenophaneros Anartaxius anartax...@yahoo.com [FairfieldLife]
Cosmic consciousness (à la Maharishi) is not that complicated. It is an optimised duality. One experiences oneself as silent awareness, and everything else is walled off from the silence. Kinda feels like being underwater looking up at the world through the surface of the water. Other than than

Re: [FairfieldLife] Re: Welcome back Pluto!

2014-10-06 Thread Xenophaneros Anartaxius anartax...@yahoo.com [FairfieldLife]
The red giant start Alpha Orionis (Betelgeuse) in the constellation of Orion fits within a 10x10 pixel area in the Hubble telescope. Betelgeuse has a diameter that is approximately 1,000 times that of Earth's Sun. it is 643±146 light-years distant from us. Most stars would appear much smaller

Re: [FairfieldLife] Some of the embarrassing things believers pray to their God FOR

2014-10-07 Thread Xenophaneros Anartaxius anartax...@yahoo.com [FairfieldLife]
RELIGION, n. A daughter of Hope and Fear, explaining to Ignorance the nature of the Unknowable. PRAY, v. To ask that the laws of the universe be annulled in behalf of a single petitioner confessedly unworthy. —Ambrose

Re: [FairfieldLife] Re: Yes, Barry, there is no need to believe in God

2014-10-07 Thread Xenophaneros Anartaxius anartax...@yahoo.com [FairfieldLife]
I don't know what Barry does when he is alone, but he is living with others according to his own account, so how much aloneness he experiences seems a bit difficult to determine from across the pond; how much he drinks is also difficult to determine. He posted a photo of a glass of red wine,

Re: [FairfieldLife] Re: Are Aliens too Distant for Contact?

2014-10-09 Thread Xenophaneros Anartaxius anartax...@yahoo.com [FairfieldLife]
This is what Zen masters call 'selling water by the river'. We end up embroiled in a spiritual path because we think it will eliminate our dissatisfaction with life, but the dissatisfaction comes from the way we construe life to be. Life can indeed be horrible, and there are certain things that

Re: [FairfieldLife] Re: Belief in God is a form of mental illness

2014-10-22 Thread Xenophaneros Anartaxius anartax...@yahoo.com [FairfieldLife]
From: TurquoiseBee turquoi...@yahoo.com [FairfieldLife] FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com To: FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com Sent: Wednesday, October 22, 2014 2:37 PM Subject: Re: [FairfieldLife] Re: Belief in God is a form of mental

Re: [FairfieldLife] Re: Belief in God is a form of mental illness

2014-10-23 Thread Xenophaneros Anartaxius anartax...@yahoo.com [FairfieldLife]
To: FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com Sent: Thursday, October 23, 2014 8:33 AM Subject: Re: [FairfieldLife] Re: Belief in God is a form of mental illness From: Xenophaneros Anartaxius anartax...@yahoo.com [FairfieldLife] FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com From: TurquoiseBee turquoi

Re: [FairfieldLife] Re: Apostasy, is a terrible thing.

2014-10-24 Thread Xenophaneros Anartaxius anartax...@yahoo.com [FairfieldLife]
Life long atheists cannot commit apostasy for there never is, nor was, anything for them to abandon. Apostasy (/əˈpɒstəsi/; Greek: ἀποστασία (apostasia), a defection or revolt) is the formal disaffiliation from or abandonment or renunciation of a religion by a person. One who commits apostasy

Re: [FairfieldLife] Re: FFL Hating Turq and Belief in God is a form of mental illness

2014-10-28 Thread Xenophaneros Anartaxius anartax...@yahoo.com [FairfieldLife]
These are really nice photos here. The composition is good. This is one of the first things poor photography lacks. These are also technically competent, which is fortunately much easier to achieve these days. I have put up a few snapshots occasionally but I tend to delete them after a while. I

Re: [FairfieldLife] Most Absurd Rumor

2014-11-19 Thread Xenophaneros Anartaxius anartax...@yahoo.com [FairfieldLife]
I think this brings up an interesting point. How does one define 'enlightenment'. The most overreaching attempts include the entire universe as a connected unity, and that would imply simply that all that exists is what enlightenment is about. If you include everything you cannot define

Re: [FairfieldLife] Re: All Beings Enlightened

2014-11-24 Thread Xenophaneros Anartaxius anartax...@yahoo.com [FairfieldLife]
No. Did MJ say that? I am having trouble connecting to FFL or my email about half the time. If it is spring, and the sun is shining and the birds are singing and were there apple trees bearing fruit (not likely in spring), and Jim did happen to walk on the sidewalk in that situation, then that

Re: [FairfieldLife] Re: All Beings Enlightened

2014-11-25