2.06.2008

Take It As It Comes

When I was 14, a friend of mine invited me over to her house to hear a lecture about Transcendental Meditation. Afterwards, she, her mother, and I signed up. It cost her mother $100; it was $40 each for my friend and I. I stuck with it until I got to college, intermittently going back to it when it was convenient, or when I was bored or had too much caffeine.
I always think about TM when I hear Across the Universe. I think two things: That Lennon definitely captured the experience. And...that at our meetings, we always said "Jai (like "jay") Guru Dev." Lennon sings "Ji (like "pie") Guru Deva." And then I don't think about it much until I hear the song again.
Anyway. I happened to glance over a Metro paper this morning and saw a blurb, buried toward the bottom of the page, that the Maharishi Mahesh Yogi had died. They think he was 91. It might not have made it into the paper if they didn't have a hole to fill, and I might not have seen it if I didn't happen to glance at that part of that page. And I thought,"Well, look at that. He outlived two of his four most famous diciples."

L'Ancienne said...

I remember that ... was it DebGal and her mom? My mother was very disapproving of the whole enterprise. To quote M.F.: "TM leads to drug abuse."

5 comments:

L'Ancienne,  Wed Feb 13, 01:49:00 AM EST  
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SMPnyc Wed Feb 13, 02:05:00 AM EST  

Was that MF? I thought it was that squirrelly republican-youth friend of his, whose name escapes me now...

Anonymous,  Sun Feb 17, 04:12:00 PM EST  

That quote is attributable to Peter B. or Walter H.

SMPnyc Sun Feb 17, 10:43:00 PM EST  

Nope, definitely not Pete or Walter.

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