Is the TM Movement Endangering Itself?
Maharishi taught Conservative principles.
Yet, the TM community seems filled to the brim with Progressive-leaning people, if there are any Conservatives, they are being very quiet. Maharishi was teaching Conservative Principles but the people seemed to have been seduced by the Progressive Movement, a belief system that I believe was the antithesis to what Maharishi taught.
The answer ultimately became clear to me. These good people were misunderstanding both Progressivism and Conservatism and a clear understanding of both is essential; as is how Maharishi’s teaching is related. With this realization, I wrote the booklet, Maharishi Mahesh Yogi and Conservative Thought.
For Example, Progressives believe that there is nothing more important than a powerful, controlling central government created and managed by an elite group of chosen people. That is what the people must depend on, not the fantasy of something more powerful beyond this world.
The Progressive Movement (Socialism on steroids) cannot afford to have the people under its control worshiping any power greater than the government they have formed.
If Progressives win, the heart will be taken out of the TM Movement, dependent on a belief in the Unified Field, the Transcendent. We will no longer be able to learn the wisdom of Maharishi and images of him and Guru Dev will be replaced with images of our society’s supreme leader; exactly what is happening in Communist China.
“What is the difference between Socialism and Communism?” In my opinion, the best answer came from Ayn Rand who said, “There’s no difference between communism and socialism, except in the means of achieving the same ultimate end: communism proposes to enslave men by force, socialism—by vote. It is merely the difference between murder and suicide.”
So I ask you, “Is the TM Movement committing Suicide?”