Maharishi Not So Crazy After All?
File under: Satscams and The Siddhi of PR
Received from a regular commenter who lives in India:
someone here yesterday told me that the video from the jan 8 talk showed maharishi with tears, expressing his sorrow at failing to accomplish his job. said there are some emails floating around about this.If this is true, then the little old coot who couldn't save the world at least has the insight to see this truth. This would be in direct conflict with the TM™ propaganda, which has the Maharishi as happy as any nutbag who lives in an envelope of his own grandiosity.
We'd like to think the old man has at least enough sense to see that the whole entire enterprise of TM™ has been a sham from the start. Perhaps he does, but has been moved "out of the way" by forces within his own org to suit their own nefarious ends. Could TM™ be the Scientology of the Vedic wisdom set?
Update: Our expert on all things TM™ chimes in with his assessment:
I seriously doubt this report. All my sources say he essentially declared victory and went home. If anyone turns up a link to this reported video, please send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. I'll post the link on http://tmfree.blogspot.com/