Monday, February 18, 2008

Did Maharishi encourage you to care about the environment?

One of the criticisms of Maharishi is that he didn't seem to take a stand on any social or environmental causes. In fact he was openly rebuked for not being critical about US involvement in Vietnam.
Perhaps here at TM-Free, while looking at the teachings and behaviour of Maharishi, we ought to think a little about what was missing in his teaching, including the complete lack of consideration for any other species, as if only mankind is worth mentioning.
Well, perhaps we all fall into that mindset to some degree?
Today, I received an email requesting support for Stop the Whaling & I thought vaguely; 'Oh, another email from someone trying to sort out the world', then somewhat guiltily I decided I'd mail it to a few friends who 'do' that sort of thing! Then I expanded the emailing to include anyone else that might be interested.
Minutes later I got an email from a musician friend who sent a clipping from a newspaper, an article about Saving the Whales, and there was a picture of his attractive adult daughter with her very fit activist husband. Ah, so it's not just ageing old bearded beatniks that protest about these things anymore then, and embarrass everyone else? I'm so glad to see its okay nowadays to speak up about what matters, not just poddle off and meditate for world peace, but to actually communicate our feelings and perhaps get something done about it.

It seems to me that the people at TM-Free are truth-seekers, and are determined to do more than just introspect and stare at their navels. Hopefully they see man's inhumanity to whales as something to challenge!
And as it only takes a minute to register your name on the petition ....... is trying to get a million people to sign a petition to stop whaling. If you could tell as many people as you can about the website, that would be a great help.
Over 969,348 so far! Thanks for your support and remember to sign the petition.

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