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February 22nd, 2007 · 4 Comments

I went to a introductory lecture on transcendental meditation yesterday, which was very interesting. They told us the benefits for overall health, the mind and also the society at large. The lecturer, a South African, told us of an area in South Africa where the crime rate had gone down by getting the youth to practise TM.
We had a really lively discussion, asked lots of questions and I was convinced about the benefits for MS.
But do I want to pay to learn how to meditate properly? I’m still thinking about it because the very next day I see an ad from a different group offering free sessions.
With these things, sometimes you just don’t know what to go for.

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  • 1 John M. Knapp // Feb 22, 2007 at 7:10 pm

    Readers should know that Transcendental Meditation is a controversial group. Some critics have called it a “cult.” For an alternative view of the TM Organization and the founder, Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, you may want to visit TM-Free Blog.

  • 2 steviel // Feb 23, 2007 at 1:24 pm

    all you need to know aboiut tm is that they charge money
    how can meditation be ‘transcendental’ anyway –
    why do they teach a standard pattern of tm?

    my other half Ng Cuong went to a tm session once and demanded her money back and an apology
    she got it after she sweetly pointed out that she was willing to sit zazen [jap meditation form she did for hours] for as long as it took

    and that marahisha knobhead, goddess send me patience, in indian guru just means teacher not ‘power crazed dingbat fleecing those
    stressed by the artificialities of consumer society
    by getting them to exchange one form of brainwashing for another –
    oh they get their own mantra
    oh big bloody whoop
    what’s marayishi noddys mantra
    ‘gimmie gimmie gimmie’?

  • 3 Nana Yaa // Feb 25, 2007 at 5:53 pm

    Went to a Sahaja Yoga lesson yesterday, but I’m not going again because calling on the ‘mother’ seems like worship to me.

  • 4 steviel // Feb 26, 2007 at 1:46 am

    yeah,watched the meditation video that was free on her site and it just seemed to be getting people to see her as an avatar of the mother goddess-

    i mean what exactly has calling her mother got to do with the workings of kunndalini/chakras
    i mean it makes most sense to meditate with relaxing/chilled tunes and just stare int into flicker of candle and drift away into music inspired reverie

    and then fall asleep,well thats what happens to me when i meditate

    sending you light

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