There are three types of truth realised (TR) humans, and two broad types of Spiritual Wisdom Dispensaries.
‘The blind leading the blind’ TR. Those who ventured ‘further’ and are still moving further.
They are not quite TR, but believe themselves to be as such. They possess high levels of awareness both about self and the world. Intoxicated and high on this newly found state of (partial) seeing, they start talks, participate in all manner of spiritual voodoonit gatherings and often run a small scale, ‘for profit’ spiritual wisdom dispensary shop. Sheep always need a flock.
These folks will probably never grok it. At best – they adopt a new spiritual identity and populate the internet and physical life with the new version of themselves. At worst – they manufacture their own sheep shearing tools. There are many names for ‘programmes’ which offer some spiritual ‘advancement’, starting from the ancient traditions of yoga and Zen to the neo advaita aspirants.
They are much deluded in taking ‘All Is Dream’ statement literally. Wait till they get a serious illness which requires the services of a doctor right from the said Dream.
They speak all the SC (Spiritually Correct) lingo of the current spiritual paradigm. This type lacks maliciousness and calculated manipulation, so I forgive them for being thus.
‘The banana TR’. These folks went to the very end, got the banana (expression courtesy of Jed) and saw there was no further, that they really never went anywhere and haven’t moved an inch. This is because they simply saw the fairy tales behind the whole gig.
These guys and gals then went back into the world and set up shop. They are special humans who see with absolute Clarity that the whole enterprise of Enlightenment is just one more mind tale. Their eyes are clear and the hearts cold. Opportunists at core, they see a chance of making a living without sacrificing too many of own physical and emotional resources. They are firmly focused on Self and own goals in the Game, while professing self non-existence, and in Jed McKenna section I will illustrate the practical, real aspects of this.
These individuals will not tell anyone about the final piece of the puzzle, because if they do – there will be nothing to market. As Jed asserts ‘The Infinite Games are what I am interested in’.
Some, like Jed, are not greedy and take in relative moderation. Jed’s book revenues can provide a reasonable income, but books are easily stolen these days (I am a good example). Others, like Ekhart Tolle, are shameless in their drive to sell the non-existent. The level of greed is defined purely by what kind of human being one is, and this is the reason why I wanted to find an answer to this question in relation to Jed McKenna. Why him? He happened to cross my life path and lied to me a great deal. It could have been anyone else, or no one at all.
But remember… greedy or not – the ‘banana TR’ sell empty air.
‘Chop wood, carry water’ TR. Those who went to the very end, got it and got silent.
They are the ones who went back to living an ordinary life. There isn’t much to say about them. You will never know who they are, because they are.. well, silent. But you may recognise some of them by the nonchalant smile and a certain sadness in their eyes, even when they laugh.
I met all three types.
Note: The photo is of a curious little shop in England which sells New Age type wares. I went there once and bought a little Third Eye amulet for my son. Nothing for myself, because even in those days I had a gut feeling this, too, was a fake.