Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Worthy of the Wall

With all apologies to Guruphiliac's JodyR, from time time someone puts something so sweetly and succinctly, I just have to post it to the main blog.

Most of us leaving TM -- and similar groups -- have difficulty at first disclosing secret material. After all, we promised not to utter our mantra aloud, not to reveal the checking notes, not to admit we knew the mantras were the tantric names of Hindu gods. And then there were all the course agreements we signed!

But many of us decided that these promises functioned only one way: To benefit the Maharishi and the Transcendental Meditation movement -- at the expense of the innocent people we convinced to start TM by selectively keeping the most objectionable material secret from them.

All this the long, inelegant way of saying what David B said in so few, short words:
I guess that being an honest sort of person, it has taken me a long time to come to terms with the idea that when you've promised things to people who have lied to you big time, it sort of absolves you from your promises to them.

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