The Blade's 7 TM™ Chops
File under: Wackadoo Gurus
Guruphiliac comments treasure David "The Blade" breaks down how TM™ got broke down:
(1) The Maharishi is probably a sacro-mythical narcissist with a sociopathic edge, and with very strong skills in priestcraft.That ain't no Guruphiliac hack job, either. The Blade's been there, done that and dismissed it from the inside, although it's not like it takes an expert to see that the Maharishi is little more than a Maha-nutbag anymore.
(2) He was instrumental in bringing useful meditation technique (which is not his) to the West.
(3) He cultivated the (lie) that the technique was his.
(4) Many people benefited from the technique.
(5) Because of his personal shortcomings, he injected all sorts of pathologies into his organization, which was involved in all sorts of lies and deceptions and excesses, and his lack of care for people verges on the criminal. Many people received serious harm from involvement in his organization. Part of the problem is that they were completely unprepared by him for the difficulties of the spiritual path.
(6) He is so sacro-mythically inflated that for some time he has been seeing himself as the natural leader/ruler of the world according to 'Natural Law', and has been making efforts to establish himself as such, with no results.
(7) He is now in a permanent vacation in cuckoo-land.