Sunday, July 23, 2006

Save Lebanon: Bounce On Your Butt

File under: Wackadoo Gurus and The Siddhi of PR

That wacky old Madharishi believes he can bring peace to the current Lebanese-Isreali conflict by getting several thousand TMâ„¢ acolytes to collectively bounce on their asses.

We aren't holding our breath (or our bowels) while we wait for this to come to pass.


At 7/24/2006 12:26 PM, Blogger Alex said...

The Jerusalem Post picked up on this story:

I was particularly amused by the comments condemning TM as demonic, when Middle Eastern monotheism has historically been and continues to be a huge source of blood lust, war, and suffering. I have zero faith in the ability of Yogic Flying to have any effect on peace beyond the inner peace of the individual actually doing it, but of all the parties involved here, the TMers are, IMO, the least demonic of the entire bunch.

At 7/25/2006 1:36 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well, considering that Alex is from Fairfield, Iowa, I would suspect that he may have a certain bias on this issue? Alex, next time use a profile that doesn't say "FAIRFIELD, IOWA" in it, most users are savvy enough here to get that is Mahari$hi headquarters.

At 7/25/2006 2:07 PM, Blogger falseguru said...

Hey Anonymous,

Your response to alex is self righteous at best. Having lived in Fairfield for 5 years 83-88, I can tell you that many of the TM movement's harshest critics live or have lived there. It remains a nice little mid western town. I don't do TM anymore, though my experience with it was good over all. I have to agree that Maharishi and his overly hopeful teachings make him by far the least demonic of the influences involved in trying to end that conflict.

At 7/25/2006 4:47 PM, Blogger Alex said...

Although I live in Fairfield, I no longer do the TM and TM-Sidhis programs, and I don't think groups of Yogic Flyers will create Middle Eastern or world peace. But, I don't think it takes a TM background to see that a desire for peace, unity, and harmony is clearly less demonic than the monotheism that's driving the endless Middle Eastern strife.


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