Tuesday, March 09, 2004
I'm saddened, but not surprised by your decision to censor my writing on OriginalMind.
In my life as a devotee and a jnani, I've found that a great deal of spiritual culture only exists to perpetuate itself, its usefulness long gone by in the march of time and cultural evolution.
Holding on to this dead wood has the effect of stunting the spiritual growth of literally millions of souls on this earth.
As a result, these millions wait for an understanding that will not come, as their minds are infected with a template that it just cannot fit into.
You are serving to perpetuate this set of occluding expectations about self-realization, and so I would submit to you that you are doing much more harm than the good works you may believe yourself to be doing.
But, it's not unusual to expect your devotees to abandon their capacity for critical thinking in order to get into line behind your own beliefs. These are the beginnings of the socio-dynamics of a religious cult.
I'm sorry that you apparently feel your authority called into question by my questioning, rather than deciding to engage in a public discussion of the issues that were raised.
That would be the sign of a true spiritual leader in my eyes. You must know that Swamiji himself would have faced me down and gone round after round with me until a synthesis was arrived at.
It's too bad his spirit does not preside on your list.