Re: TM and mantras in general
- Dear Michael,
Yeah, he was my Gu too. Great techniques, but the people around him
implied that they were his alone, which was very much incorrect, and
part of a cult-like con they set up. To this day, I don't feel that
he, or his "Knowledge" was the problem there, it was the people
him. It was they who said that he was God, that you should kiss his
feet, give him money, never reveal what were not secret techniques
(and quickly became available in Time magazine), and so on. Small
world that this is, I happened to find 2 sites last night that are
his. I'm pretty sure one is at www.maharaji.com, and that will lead
you to the other (which is the compu-wise, the least user friendly
one I've been at in a long time). I even emailed him to see if he was
interested in submitting an article for The Inner Traveler. Anyway,
to you, to him, to everyone, Jai Satchidananda!
Peace and blessings,
"Michael Read" <maread@t...> wrote:
"Back in the 1970's there were folk who tried TM. My brother did.
> He told me that for a while the mantra was a big help to him.willing
> I do not know what he paid for his but I think the going rate then
> was about $100.
> Then there were folk who tried it and after awhile were quite
> to divilge their mantra - for whatever reasons.that
> During the years with my guru I practiced the meditation techniques
> he refered to as 'knowledge'. Sometime in 1974 I started readingabout the
> techniques in various books. These techniques were on light,breath,
sound, and nectar. The teaching and training surround these
was actually quite old - thousands of years.
>reaches to include several different forms, the goal, as it were, is
> Whether the meditation practice is based on one simple form or,
to understand who and what we are.
> That's where the fun begins.
> loveya - michael
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