Vol.3, No. 2 - July 1997
New to Transcendental Meditation? TM Defined
The Maharishi's Children: in the most shocking submission ever made to TranceNet, an adult child of a renowned TM family describes in stunning detail her childhood in Fairfield, Iowa. Strong language and explicit sexual situations.
Midnight in the Oasis Mike Dolan's first column for TranceNet, he relives his wild and loopy days on the Rishikesh course in the late 1960s. Part street-wise comic, part beat poet, Mike gives just a hint of what it was like to round with spiritual luminaries and the Beatles -- until they parted company.
"Lisa" movingly tells of her heart-breaking relationship with "Michael," a TM governor, whom she felt based his entire adult life on a system of values and beliefs that were a form of self-imposed slavery.
Making Amends: "Abraham" a longtime and highly experienced TM teacher explains " why, after years of misleading people, I've written this letter to set things right."
"P.R." reveals an extraordinary tale --including allegations of scandal, corruption, misappropriations of funds, and more -- from within the Latin American movement.
"Sam" tells of his initial bafflement with the stories at TranceNet, his growing awareness that he was far from "enlightened," and his successful treatment for bipolar and dissociative disorders with Prozac and lithium.
Lon P. Stacks has been involved for many years with the TM movement in the U.S. -- working with Purusha, Deepak Chopra, and the highest levels. Transcript of an hour-long exclusive interview with TranceNet, with pictures and essays by Lon. (Under construction)
"Mark's Story": A young man discovers his sexuality -- and that there is no place in the TM movement for "what Nature made him."
Sutra! Sutras! Sutras! Here for the first time on the Web is a full discussion of the TM-Sidhi program: the full 18 sutra "citizen's" program and how to do it, the even more secret Governor's sutras for invisibility and more, the original marketing and research materials that promised enlightenment and levitation, an in-depth analysis of the TM-Sidhis and hyperventilation, and finally a warning from the mainstream Indian tradition to avoid their practice as dangerous and a waste of time.
Maharishi Selling Aphrodisiacs? Text & Photos! Maharishi Ayurveda Corporation Ltd., is now in the business of making male aphrodisiacs, masturbation aids, and stimulants. Known as ENERGOL-MA, they
are being smuggled illegally into the U.S. without FDA approval.
A Peek Inside Mother Divine A family's personal story about their brush with some of TM's most exotic members --Mother Divine. "We felt like we were invaded by aliens."
Beacon Light of the Himalayas has been suppressed by the TM movement for over 40 years -- even though it contains the Maharishi's first-known writings. Apparently for very good reason.
They contradict nearly every contemporary teaching of the TM movement.
California Supreme Court Upholds and Defines Brainwashing in a Cult.
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Creation has two sides: intelligence, which is the cause of
everything, and the manifestations of intelligence, which are the
physical and psychological features of the everyday world. Because
Transcendental Meditation directly approaches intelligence, rather
than the manifestations of intelligence, it solves problems by
introducing harmony and well-being at the most basic level, and not
by dealing with problems themselves. That's why it is so effective.
Consider this example: The gardener supplies water to the root of
a tree. That water, that nourishment, then reaches all parts of the
tree - leaves, branches, flowers, fruit - through the sap. We can
think of the sap as analogous to intelligence and the green leaves or
yellow flowers as analogous to the manifestations of the
intelligence. The leaves and flowers are the intelligence of the sap,
after it has been transformed. So intelligence - like the leaves and
flowers of a tree - appears as the many different forms of manifest
life. Those manifestations include every aspect of existence, from
the material and physiological, through the psychological,
intellectual, and spiritual. All of those features of life come from
transformations of intelligence. In meditation, we directly meet this
essential intelligence. Therefore, we have the possibility of
nourishing all of its other levels, and thus all levels of
manifestation, in a way that is harmoniously related to the whole
How is Transcendental Meditation different from the various other
forms of meditation?
Maharishi: The basic difference is that Transcendental Meditation,
in addition to its simplicity, concerns itself only with the mind.
Other systems often involve some additional aspects with which the
mind is associated, such as breathing or physical exercises. They can
be a little complicated because they deal with so many things. But
with Transcendental Meditation there is no possibility of any
interference. So we say this is the all-simple program, enabling the
conscious mind to fathom the whole range of its existence.
Transcendental Meditation ranges from active mind - or performing
mind - to quiet mind - or resting mind. In this resting mind, one has
purity and simplicity, uninvolved with anything other than the mind,
uninvolved with any other practice. In Transcendental Meditation,
because we deal only with the mind, we nourish all expressions of
The mind meditates, gains Transcendental Consciousness and brings
about transformation in different fields of manifestation. All fields
of life, which are the expression of intelligence, are nourished or
transformed and made better through experiencing Transcendental
The mind, of course, is always concerned with other aspects, such
as the physiology of the body, the environment, and the whole
universe for that matter. But since Transcendental Meditation deals
only with the performance of the mind, from its active states to its
settled state, it remains unconcerned with those other aspects,
though it deals with them all, because intelligence deals with them
all. -- Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, unknown interview, copyright presumablyheld by Maharishi Vedic University, The Maharishi Foundation, or another group within the TM family.