Question, Martin: What did Mahesh [i:fc81155667]really[/i:fc81155667] think about householders? .... yet he so obviously prefers the celibate sanyasins as his minions. And rounding up every available unattached female devotee into the Nunnery of Mother Divine...what is that for? He doesn't get much use out of Mother Divine, really. My understanding of them is that they are all so sickly all the time. Their purpose is to eat chocolate and get menstrual cramps. That's it.
At least a legion of 'skin boys' makes sense from the perspective of always having a fresh supply of drones and clones to do his bidding.!
Rose, Good to see you here. Clicking through this website will help you sort out what you were exposed to.
It's about the money, honey!
"Householders" do things like buy houses, have children, school expenses. That's less money for advanced courses, advanced techniques, etc. The successful could have marriages, as long as the marriages supported enlightenment.
Oh, but M fixed that problem.. private schools for the kids, and stapthya vedic arhcitecture, Ayurvedic products for the whole family.
Then there were celibate marriages of leading manniquin couples.
So, what was THAT about? Why marry?
In the seventies, Keith Wallace was dating supermodel Samantha Jones. Keith Wallace was president of MIU. Keith performed original TM brainwave studies w/ Herbert Benson (Relaxation Response), published in Scientific American.
Keith wanted to marry Samantha.
M denied Keith permission to marry her.
Keith got Samantha pregnant - whoops!
Keith married Samantha w/o M's permission.
M then dethroned Keith from MIU presidency, and Keith was immediatly brought to Seelisberg for an extended time of work w/ M.
Samantha, new bride and pregnant, was alone in faculty housing at MIU for the first months of her marriage.
Keith still at it:
Larry Domash became next MIU president. Larry was an unmarried physicist w/ original writings about Unified Field = Transcendence.
Bevan was an Australian upstart at that point.
"Mother Divine" women.. I couldn't ever figure them out either! Couldn't hold a conversation with any of them. Brains of tofu.
Purshites (my nickname).. Instead of underwear they wore silk wraps (what were those called?) because silk supported celibacy and the movement of energy through the chakras. Don't ask me how they wrapped silk to lay flat beneath their business suits.
Martin, do you know?
There was a period when Purusha men wore hidden swastikas beneath their neckties, shirts, and rudraksha beads.
My mother had a swastika somewhere.
How's that for power symbolism?
"TM is for deep rest, relaxation, improved brain waves, it's not a religion, etc."
Oh, so much more. Twisted reality.
Thank heavens we did not jump fully into that rabbit hole.
Watching it surround us was enough!
Sad for those folks. Wonder how, if ever, they leave.
Many are afraid to leave. They are acutely aware of their inability to function elsewhere. That is the saddest of all... one step at a time they fell in. deep sigh.