Before you go paying thousands of dollars to Maharishis TM® corporation, or filling out the “application” for the scholarship program,
read this. Maharishi is SELLING you Transcendental Meditation with a capital M. This is no better than any other
type of meditation you can do yourself. The “certified” instructors try to make it seem like you NEED them in order to get your “personalized”
mantra. Like it is created just for you, when in all actuality it’s a bunch of bull#, and I’m pro meditation. I just don’t support this
“religious” “cult” gimmick.
According to the TM doctrine, the mantra is a critical part of
learning the meditation process. A mantra must be selected for the
individual by a qualified teacher. ``It becomes extremely important
that the correct sound be selected for each individual.''
They claim the mantras used in TM come from an ancient Indian
tradition known as the ``Vedic Shankaracharya Tradition.'' According
to TM publications, the ``Shankaracharya tradition has preserved not
only these sounds, but also a system of rules or formulae by which
they are to be assigned to individuals.''
At the introductory lecture, the mantras are said to be ``meaningless
sounds whose effects are known'' that are chosen for the individual
based upon a trade secret formula.
A search of TM documents has uncovered the following statement by
Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, the founder of TM:
WE CAN TAKE ANY WORD. EVEN THE WORD ``MIKE'' CAN BE TAKEN . . . THUS
WE FIND THAT ANY SOUND CAN SERVE OUR PURPOSE OF TRAINING THE MIND
TO BECOME SHARP.
TM has been called out on their bull# and even ruled a “religion” by the courts. Here is a short read that is essential if you’re contemplating
TM. Don’t let Hollywood fool you. The amount of money TM demands is an automatic red flag, and after reading this document you’ll have all the
tools a TM instructor has at its disposal to use yourself. If you still want to try it, well...youre welcome now it’s for free.
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