[FairfieldLife] Re: MMY advised by dickheads? (Was:Press Release (For Maharishi),Lovingly yours...'

2005-09-16 Thread eptfnj
Yes, it could, Maharishi. Devastate comes from the Latin, Vastare, to destroy. And another thing, MMY, however good TM is, you will not succeed if you surround yourself with idiots. Uns. Why should MMY surround himself with Brahmarishi Mahasiddhas? I'd like these top notch people working

[FairfieldLife] Re: The Whining Paradox

2005-09-16 Thread eptfnj
--- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, Rick Archer [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: The Christian Paradox How a faithful nation gets Jesus wrong By Bill McKibben Harpers Magazine, August 2005 http://www.harpers.org/ExcerptTheChristianParadox.html Looking forward to seeing these books too. -

[FairfieldLife] Re: Bush Attempt to Subvert Organic Standards - Send Letter Now

2005-09-20 Thread eptfnj
Large corporations aided and abetted by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) are moving to lower organic standards by allowing a Bush appointee to create a list of synthetic ingredients that would be allowed in organic production. Even worse these proposed regulatory changes will reduce

[FairfieldLife] Abuse by Clerics

2005-09-22 Thread eptfnj
The most prominent example in the US(can't speak for Britain) is the scandals in the Catholic church where numerous priests used their position and power to molest members of the lay community. To molest CHILDREN. Priests having affairs may be a no-no, but the Church doesn't get

[FairfieldLife] Re: Bush hits the booze again

2005-09-22 Thread eptfnj
Rich folks play a lot of these games -- Karl Rove does: Thats the only point about being wealthy. The Rich don't merely play games, they construct their own including the rules. Show me someone that says they cannot be bought and i'll show you someone that hasn't had their price met.

[FairfieldLife] Re: Inequality kills

2005-09-26 Thread eptfnj
--- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, shukra69 [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Life expectancy in rich nations correlates precisely with levels of equality. So Greece, with half the GDP per head, has longer life expectancy than the US, the richest and most unequal country with the lowest life

[FairfieldLife] Re: Inequality kills

2005-09-26 Thread eptfnj
--- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, TurquoiseB [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: --- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, shempmcgurk [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: --- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, shukra69 [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Life expectancy in rich nations correlates precisely with

[FairfieldLife] Re: Amma Will Provide One Million U.S. Dollars

2005-09-27 Thread eptfnj
What's amusing is the idea that the citation of a particular person's thoughts is always a manifestation of the authority thing, as if it could only be an attempt to trump other thoughts. The real amusement is that you are saying this. I recall you to be one of the core quoting parrots of

[FairfieldLife] Global Country of World Peace flag - comments?

2005-10-01 Thread eptfnj
What do others here think of the flag design? Located at http://tmbulletin.net/images/GCWP-flag.jpg Yahoo! Groups Sponsor ~-- Get fast access to your favorite Yahoo! Groups. Make Yahoo! your home page

[FairfieldLife] Re: Un-intelligent Un-design ( the U, U theory )

2005-10-01 Thread eptfnj
--- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, akasha_108 [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: --- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, TurquoiseB [EMAIL PROTECTED] Sarcasm is the lowest form of wit. It is the method of the witless. The more a self is struggling to survive, terrified of realizing its

[FairfieldLife] Re: Dangers of Pseudo-Advaita

2005-10-02 Thread eptfnj
This begs the question then - are these real symptons of a Ego are just apparent symptoms ? I say - a cow is a cow regardless. What's your opinion? A person self-stimulates themselves while viewing/reading a pornographic magazine. The resulting physiological reaction is actual. The

[FairfieldLife] Re: Dangers of Pseudo-Advaita

2005-10-03 Thread eptfnj
The crux of your inquiry seems to be not so much how do we know we are enlightened, but how do we share that or convince others that we are? What about - is there such a state labelled Enlightenment and is it worthwhile attaining it? Forget about the entertainment of lights, energy and sleep

[FairfieldLife] Re: The Dangers of Pseudo-advaita

2005-10-03 Thread eptfnj
Some members of our Satsang in Fairfield were laughing about THAT just the other day! Brahman Brew -- for its full-bodied flavor. Brahman Beer What can you say about it? Not this, not this. Yahoo! Groups Sponsor ~-- Get fast access to

[FairfieldLife] Re: Interesting guy

2005-10-03 Thread eptfnj
All this is good and fine. But what is the difference with long term psycho-analysis or other traditional -- somewhat looked down upon methods. Or simple building a strong character. ruthless self­-examination and the deepening of a willingness to bear whatever it takes to stay true could

[FairfieldLife] Re: Gross National Happiness

2005-10-04 Thread eptfnj
Again, my point is that this seems to be catching fire as a potentially fruitful policy approach on a widespread basis. Good for 60 Minutes for being ahead of the curve and helping get the meme started. But I would have expected it to die a quick death. Instead, it looks like it just might

[FairfieldLife] Re: Gross National Happiness

2005-10-05 Thread eptfnj
Good idea!...Or you could just access the U.S. Department of National Happiness website, and send in a request to have them reboot the chip in eptfnj's head. Or, people can take total responsibility for themselves. Not good news for the big government left.

[FairfieldLife] Re: Dangers of Pseudo-Advaita

2005-10-05 Thread eptfnj
I think do nothing merely refers to the fact that the enlightened experience in a very real sense that they (the Self) are doing nothing. The body and all the other faculties may be working hard, as Maharishi always did, but there is the constant sense that I am not doing anything, in

[FairfieldLife] Re: Dangers of Pseudo-Advaita

2005-10-05 Thread eptfnj
No because you just want to start an argument. And life's too short for that. Tweedledee and Tweedledum agreed to have a fight. Touch football. Roughhousing. Nurf-stick battles. Come on, didn't you see Rama and Ravana wink at each other? Yahoo! Groups Sponsor

[FairfieldLife] Re: Men's and women's peaces palaces on MUM campus

2005-10-05 Thread eptfnj
The question is, which one would Ramana Maharshi have gone to during the period when his sadhana involved dressing in drag? it is written that Poonja (Papaji) dressed as a Gopi early in this Sadhana. Some Sadhana. i recall that Ramana realized the Self in an instant while in his late teens.

[FairfieldLife] Re: Satsang Reports: Byron Katie Session

2005-10-06 Thread eptfnj
--- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, martyboi [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Well, as my Aunt used to tell me when I was bored: Boredom is the sign of an undeveloped mind. i enjoyed the take on boredom by Trugpa Rinpoche. the Zen tradition also has some interesting views. boredom can be

[FairfieldLife] Re: Dangers of Pseudo-Advaita

2005-10-07 Thread eptfnj
I was referring to his comments about being enlightened as to the goal of enlightenment, the first time we transcend during TM and contact the Absolute. So it is a statement of relative enlightenment he was making. The point I was making was that this statement of his led some of us

[FairfieldLife] Re: Dangers of Pseudo-Advaita

2005-10-07 Thread eptfnj
That was Zen; this is Tao. The movement decided that it was more in tune with Natural Law to buy the fort than to capture it. now, the Fort is only spoken about, loyal followers imply it has been captured, detractors say it will only be purchased, a few people see only an empty useless lot

[FairfieldLife] Re: Dangers of Pseudo-Advaita

2005-10-07 Thread eptfnj
Re your writing above, how could 'loyal followers imply [the fort] has been captured'? If they have really captured the fort, in that context, they may be loyal but they could no longer, by definition, be followers. very good! but those Lions even after looking into the calm clear pool,

[FairfieldLife] Re: How much sleep do enlightened beings need? (story)

2005-10-08 Thread eptfnj
--- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, Vaj [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: One night, I wanted to see for myself how Old Khyentse slept. My favorite story about Dilgo Kyentse Rinpoche. It was written years ago in the Shambala Sun. Thomas Rich had already been appointed as Vajra Regent and Kyentse

[FairfieldLife] Re: Mel Gibson's The Passion of Christ

2005-10-08 Thread eptfnj
--- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, TurquoiseB [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: So far, however, it IS an interesting picture of Missing The Point Of The Spiritual Quest Entirely. Hmm, and you offer WHAT/WHO in comparison? You raise being clueless to an Art Form.

[FairfieldLife] Re: Mel Gibson's The Passion of Christ

2005-10-08 Thread eptfnj
--- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, Bhairitu [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Some friends rented it a year ago when I was vacationing with them. We ripped it apart. You get the impression that the phrase Jesus died for your sins was really aimed at the group that voted for his death. No