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1. A person who thinks that only material existence is real and thus becomes totally ignorant of their Source, which is both quantum and virtual. They accept the illusion of time and space. When this happens contact with the Source is lost. The voice of the soul begins to grow fainter and fainter.
2. A drift in seperation is felt, the person seeks desperatly for something to cling onto. Life can not abide Being without a foundation; therefore the mind creates an entity known as the ego. This "I" is the same as the personality. It is constructed from all kinds of experiences, and as these become all important, the "I" and its needs have to be defended at all costs.
3. The ego has many needs, and so it begins to value the fulfillment of those needs. The whole world becomes a means to make the ego stronger, more powerful, more important, and more secure. To that end, it pulls all kinds of objects towards itself: food, shelter, clothing, money etc.
4. For a time this strategy works. Although it never becomes truely secure, the ego finds that life can be filled up by acquiring more and more. No one can gain complete control over the environment, however; therefore the ego has to spend a great deal of time avoiding pain and danger. As attractive as certain things are, others are equally repulsive.
5. Caught in a worldwind of seeking pleasure and avoiding pain, the person achieves many goals. The years pass, and seperation (from Source) does not even seem to be a problem anymore.
However there is an end to all this acquiring, all this experience for the sake of experience. Over it looms the certainty that life will end. Fear of death becomes a source of suffering because death is the undeniable reminder that the ego's strategy for survival never solved the original problem - ignorance about how things really work.
I am a fan of Deepak, his books read nicely and offer insight into some of the deeper questions we have here.
Ageless Body Timeless Mind
Life After Death
Book Of Secrets
Spontaneous Fulfillment Of Desire
The Path To Love
Kandinsky- I saw that debate and admittedly was a bit turned off too. I will not let that take away all of his credibility though, but that's just me. As you said, he too is human.
I think he got a bit agitated at the "higher than thou" attitude of the established Religious community. But yes, he must be careful not to do the same.