Representatives of the Maharishi Mahesh Yogi Transcendental Meditation International Organization have contacted I-CODA by letter, expressing fear that the public might somehow confuse I-CODA’s meditations with Transcendental Meditation known as “TM” (if you’re interested, you can see the complete actual letter in the attached pdf).
First of all: Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha!
Second, as everyone who knows us well, knows well: we honor and revere the wonderful guru and world teacher, Maharishi Mahesh Yogi.
Jai! Jai! Jai! Maharishi Mahesh Yogi! Jai Maharishi Mahesh Yogi! You are a light to the whole world!
So of course we are thrilled, pleased and honored to be contacted by any branch or representative of his organization. Any contact from any representative of the Master, is a contact from the Master. And any contact from the Master (even one that is delusional, misguided, and intended solely to threaten or intimidate) is (nevertheless) still a blessing, and most welcome (simply because it is a contact from the Master! If you genuinely love and honor and recognize the Master for who he truly is [God], the content becomes immaterial). He is not my Master, he is not our Master, but we love, honor and recognize this dear, sweet man as one of the great Masters of the world. He brought spirituality to millions, and is one of only a handful of greats who opened the gates of genuine spirituality to the West - an incalculable contribution.
He is not our Master, but we have no problem and no hesitation calling him Master, calling him beloved Master, calling him our beloved Master (even though he is not our Master). Because such a one as he, is Master to everyone, and we happily, readily, greedily, bow at his feet. We run to bow at his flower-petalled feet. Further, we challenge his attorneys, and any who represent this great one in any way, to bow low to him, to revere his holy memory, and to represent him rightly and properly: in the spirit of Divine love, fellowship, acceptance and friendship which he represented, promoted and taught. In his great name, we ask you to no longer sully his precious memory, by in his great name, promulgating the ways of competition and intimidation - which are themselves the ways of war and hate. These are not the ways of the flower power guru, the love guru, this grand and great mahaguru.
Again we thank you for your letter, as it contains Maharishi’s blessing. Also, we would like you to know that we reject your worldly threats and attempts to intimidate. We are not afraid of you; actually, we pity you. And we laughed long and hard at your ridiculous conclusion/accusation that we are trying to steal TM for our own gain. LOL!!! I-CODA does not even currently have a meditation program, and hasn’t for years! Even more to the point, I discourage and frequently criticize the practice of TM. Although I support it in theory, I cannot recommend it in practice, as I believe there are far more effective and useful methods for Westerners. The most effective and powerful I have ever witnessed and experienced are I-CODA’s, which do not even remotely resemble TM.
All of I-CODA’s hundreds of methods and practices for spiritualization and for reaching the transcendental, whether meditative or devotional, are 100% original, unique, and created by me. I borrow from no one, I copy no one, and I resemble no one else. This is because (just as beloved Maharishi Mahesh Yogi) I am a devotee of the Lord, and commanded by him to serve others in my own original way. I couldn’t copy someone else even if I wanted to - it wouldn’t be allowed. But I don’t need to. God made me wildly creative in every way and utterly original whether I want to be or not. As Guru, this one operates as God in the lives of those who God brings to me. So to paraphrase the iconic line from the classic movie: “I don’t need your stinkin’ methods”.
Anyway, back to the main point, i.e., my message to the TM junior attorneys who authored this letter: as a Divinely-appointed God representative, and in the holy name of our beloved Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, I publicly rebuke you for your needlessly unloving ways, and more pointedly, for your promulgation of extreme capitalist greed, hate speech, and intentions to be a source of fear and harm to others (IMHO, of course).
This is not Maharishi’s way.
If you would like to save your souls in this lifetime, I am happy to offer you a powerful antidote: Maharishi’s own methods, practices, teachings, and Divine love. Watch his videos, and you will see his Divine love with your own eyes. It’s for you. Get imbued by him, and learn his ways of love. Let him transform you. Let him take you to the transcendental. Because you are so close to him (a representative, even if far away in their heart, is nevertheless close), I strongly recommend TM for you. Practice sincerely and fervently, and Maharishi will deliver you to love and bring you to genuine salvation.
On behalf of Maharishi, I say to you:
Let love be victorious.
P.S. Prediction: Swami predicts that this blog will evoke a hostile, attacking, threatening response from Mssrs. Shuttleworth & Ingersoll (and that response will be even more ridiculous and hilarious than their first letter!). You watch; it’ll be really something. They will make sure that all of you can clearly see what the ways of hate look like, i.e., they will unmask themselves completely. And as always, we will use it as a teaching tool, to show you how the ways of the world must be rejected, in favor of the spiritual way. You must transcend this world, simply because its ways are insane. You must choose sanity, if you want God, Truth, Reality, or whatever is the right word for you. This is the real meaning of the word “transcendental." It means ‘the love level.'