TheGitch wrote:I myself think this could definitly opened a door or made them more suseptable to being haunted. I am thinking that TM is a lot like the ouiji board discussion and is something that shouldn't be practiced by people that aren't ready to do so.
Dan the Damned wrote:Here's Kathy's quote from the History's Mysteries documentary:
"When we moved into the house we were practicing transcendental meditation. I think in the practice of that, it opened up the mind and the spirit to other things and brought about a sharpened sensitivity. I think we opened ourselves up to it."
Second, because TM’s purpose is to induce the meditator to contact demons (that is, to see demons, to talk with them, to invite them in his life), which are evil spirits which live in the air and are ready to hurt people by oppressing or possessing them. These demons are the Hindu deities such as Brahma, Vishnu, Shiva, Krishna, Sarasvati, which the meditator is encouraged to invoke by repeating mantras. A mantra is a sound symbol of one or more syllables used to induce a mystical state. It must be passed on by the living voice of a guru and cannot be learned in another way. One need not understand the meaning of the mantra; the virtue is in the repetition of the sound. It is said to embody a spirit or deity (mantras actually are names of Hindu deities that have been used by worshippers in India for thousands of years to obtain the ‘blessings’ of the various gods in the Hindu religion), and the repetition of the mantra calls this being to the one repeating it. Thus the mantra both invites a particular being (demon) to enter the one using it and also creates the passive state in the meditator to facilitate this fusion of beings. Therefore mantras are not meaningless sounds that bring about deep rest, as TM teachers say to the meditators, but words addressed to demons which are invited to enter the meditator. Hear what brother Rabindranath R. Maharaj, who was a guru before his conversion to Christ, experienced while repeating mantras during his daily transcendental meditation: ‘After the idol had been bathed and worshiped, we would all gather at about 5:30 A.M. to hear the Vedas read aloud in Hindi; then we would spend two or three hours in meditation. The first mantra assigned to me was Hari OM Tat Sat. The Brahmacharya would always begin his meditation with the repetition of the single word OM. The highest vibration and the most difficult to pronounce, like all mantras OM must be taught by a guru. In the Vedas it is said that: ‘On the lotus …. Brahma began to think: ‘By what single syllable may I be able to enjoy all desires, all worlds …. gods …. Vedas …. rewards….? He saw this OM …. allpervading, omnipresent …. the Brahman’s own symbolic syllable …. With it he enjoyed all the desires of all worlds, all gods, all Vedas …. all rewards, all beings …. Therefore the Brahmin who, desiring whatever he wants, fasts three nights, sits on sacred grass facing east, and repeats this imperishable OM, for him all objects are realized and all acts are successful’. Nothing was more important than our daily transcendental meditation, the heart of Yoga, which Krishna advocated as the surest way to eternal Bliss. But it could also be dangerous. Frightening psychic experiences awaited the unwary meditator, similar to a bad trip on drugs. Demons described in the Vedas had been known to take possession of some Yogis. Kundalini power, said to be coiled like a serpent at the base of the spine, could produce ecstatic experiences when released in deep meditation – or, if not properly controlled, it could do great mental and even bodily harm. The line between ecstasy and horror was very fine. For that reason we initiates were closely supervised by the Brahmacharya and his assistant. During the daily meditation I began to have visions of psychedelic colors, to hear unearthly music, and to visit exotic planets where the gods conversed with me, encouraging me to attain even higher states of consciousness. Sometimes in my trance I encountered the same horrible demonic creatures that are depicted by the images in Hindu, Buddhist, Shinto, and other religious temples. It was a frightful experience, but the Brahmacharya explained that it was normal and urged me to pursue the quest for Self-realization. At times I experienced a sense of mystical unity with the universe. I was the universe, Lord of all, omnipotent, omnipresent’ (Rabindranath R. Maharaj with Dave Hunt, Death of a Guru, Hodder and Stoughton, Great Britain 1986, pages 56-57); ‘Often while I was in deep meditation the gods became visible and talked with me. At times I seemed to be transported by astral projection to distant planets or to worlds in other dimensions. It would be years before I would learn that such experiences were being duplicated in laboratories under the watchful eyes of parapsychologists through the use of hypnosis and LSD. In my Yogic trances most often I would be alone with Shiva the Destroyer, sitting fearfully at his feet, the huge cobra coiled about his neck staring at me, hissing and darting out its tongue threateningly’ (Ibid., page 75). As you can see, TM is very dangerous, it is the doorway to the occult. There is no doubt that through TM people can become demon-possessed or demon-oppressed. A former TM Initiator has stated: ‘I have seen meditation effects ranging from insomnia and headaches to more serious problems such as dissociation, involuntary jerks and twitches, and hallucinations. I even know of people who have needed to be institutinalized; they had no history or symptoms of mental illness prior to their involvement with TM’. So brothers and sisters in the Lord, beware of TM!
sherbetbizarre wrote:Second, because TM’s purpose is to induce the meditator to contact demons (that is, to see demons, to talk with them, to invite them in his life), which are evil spirits which live in the air and are ready to hurt people by oppressing or possessing them. !
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I would imagine Christopher read something like this...
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