reply to post by preludefanguy
Yes, be careful out there bro.. this entire planet is
a giant bear trap! Just keep in mind that the Universe
doesn't necessarily need either of us or any of us..
hell, the Universe can build anything it wants with
3.5 billion years of evolution or whatever.
Contrary to popular belief, this world does NOT
need Buddhas and Christs and all that.. it never
has NEEDED any of those sorts.
When such a person comes around, they speak
a little truth that their closest friends get
unfiltered. They almost never write anything down..
you can almost tell by that factor --- is a person
'enlightened' ? Do they have a book? If they do ---
then they probably aren't enlightened.
"Enlightened people" don't need to write books..
they don't need to accomplish anything as some
sort of mythic god-man figure.. as they don't
believe that they are that.
Now the word "Enlightenment" is pure hooey.
That word denotes "finished" and there is
no finished. That's why you think that I'm
not 'finished' -- you are right.. I'm not 'finished'.
I'm still alive, right? Then I'm not 'finished'.
Once I die, then you can call me 'done for'
if you want.
In a perfect world, "enlightened people" would
exist for the world.. and in fact I suppose that
in some sense even in this world they do. But
the problem is the 'inner connections' and the
quality of an 'enlightened person's mind' is
on a whole different level. But even then,
it's almost impossible for such a person to
'reach other people'. How can you explain
fire to someone who has never seen fire?
You can't do it properly.
You are WISE to be in no hurry to start teaching.
You'd be derided by a large swath of humanity;
and lets' say that you were to teach for 20
years.. well maybe the 'real' net effect of
that 20 years was to influence one single
mind in an important way. Then that person
cures cancer or something..
What will really screw with your mind, is the large
list of people who call you the anti-Christ, a false
prophet, or other silly things. And what's just as
disturbing is the large list of people who will say
silly so-called positive things about you. Every
time someone calls you 'enlightened' you will
wince inside a little. It's not that it might not
be true-ish.. but that word is 'god-awful'; and
in fact what the world needs is people who can
stand on their own feet, think clearly, love,
and to take positive action. The world doesn't
need ANYBODY to go around accepting the title
I hope this response was of some value.
I love you.