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dick blisters
2009-11-25 22:01:33 UTC
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Dear Bhiratu

Is it not true that Buddhism is a belief system which is tolerant of all
other beliefs or religions. I thought Buddhism agreed with the moral
teachings of other religions. Am I mistaken to believe that Buddhism is very
tolerant and not concerned with labels like 'Christian', 'Moslem', 'Hindu'
or 'Buddhist'; and that is the reason there have never been any wars fought
in the name of Buddhism and that Buddhists does not preach or try to
convert.

If this is true, why do you insist on trying to point out the wrongs of
other paths like Willietex and TM?

I'm curious to know if your argument nature is it just your ego or is it
based upon some Buddhist doctrine you have been taught?

thank you
Bhairitu
2009-11-26 01:09:46 UTC
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Dear Bhiratu
Is it not true that Buddhism is a belief system which is tolerant of all
other beliefs or religions. I thought Buddhism agreed with the moral
teachings of other religions. Am I mistaken to believe that Buddhism is very
tolerant and not concerned with labels like 'Christian', 'Moslem', 'Hindu'
or 'Buddhist'; and that is the reason there have never been any wars fought
in the name of Buddhism and that Buddhists does not preach or try to
convert.
If this is true, why do you insist on trying to point out the wrongs of
other paths like Willietex and TM?
Because I was a TM teacher. Willy wasn't. Maharishi did not offer us
much in the way of where these techniques came from.
Post by dick blisters
I'm curious to know if your argument nature is it just your ego or is it
based upon some Buddhist doctrine you have been taught?
I'm not Buddhist either. This is not about ego. If a child told you
that 2+2=5 and you told him "no, 2+2=4" would that be about your ego?

You seem to have some preconceived notions, Mr. Herpes. :D
willytex
2009-11-26 18:51:00 UTC
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Because I was a TM teacher. Willy wasn't.
Anyone can teach meditation to anyone, as long as
they don't call it TM. So, this is just another
attempt by Bhairatu to claim special status where
there is none. But it's a fact that there is no 'Bhairatu'
on the list of approved TM teachers at the Fairfield
TM Center.

Posted below are excerpts from two respondents
concerning the origin of the TM bija mantras.
These individuals are known TM teachers who spent
years working closely with the Maharishi in India.
Each of them remain in good standing with the TMO.
Maharishi did not offer us much in the
way of where these techniques came from.
That situation been now been corrected. I have
posted a very plausible explanation of where
the TM techniques came from. So far, I've seen
no evidence that I'm wrong about any of my
conclusions.

On the origin of the TM bija mantras:

"Bija mantras issued by TM are ''Sri Vidya''
bija mantras. To be fair, I won't go into what
they are, but if one listens to all TM mantras,
except for 2, they are 2 or 3 syllable, and
this is a very important component of the
technique..."

From: Billy Smith
Subject: Re: Guru Dev and "Sri Vidya"
Newsgroups: alt.meditation.transcendental
Date: April 22, 2003
http://tinyurl.com/ye8my2

"You are getting "warmer" when it comes to
understanding TM's origins with your posts
regarding the Shankaracharya tradition and its
practice of Srividya..."

From: James Duffy
Subject: Re: TM: Siva Sutra
Newsgroups: alt.meditation.transcendental,
alt.yoga, alt.meditation
Date: September 21, 2003
http://tinyurl.com/yjwa2yr

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