A Quick Note II To Justin

Justin, Rationality, critical thinking, honest inquiry, discernement, a healthy sense of self (not the flailing defensive ego of the newly 'spiritualised'), an open mind, curiosity and an ability to go further - are not found in either the Invisible Guru or that other forum. Both trap humans in their belief of 'attainment', and this is … Continue reading A Quick Note II To Justin

Ode To Mediocrity

Well, ladies and gentlemen.. you know those films about a born genius who seems to be shunned by the masses at first, but he/she overcomes the little handicaps of own brilliance and initial rejection and triumphs, with the previously sniggering crowds suddenly falling at the feet of the newly-established and proven talent? OK, let's see... … Continue reading Ode To Mediocrity

Whack-A-Monkey Emails

I guess I am a bad bad human monkey for writing 'bad' emails like the one below. BAAAD.It was prompted by a gazillion emails from the person, mostly not making any sense whatsoever, and flooding my inbox with tantrums akin to a little boy in the playground. Yet, the man is fully educated, physically grown-up, … Continue reading Whack-A-Monkey Emails

Richard Rose And Humanity

"you've got to get this Pollyanna crap out of your heads. People think they can indulge in whatever whim overpowers them at the moment, and that somehow this 'spontaneity' is going to transform them into a wonderful spiritual creature that God just can't resist loving. This is nonsense. Life isn't pleasure, it's constant struggle driven … Continue reading Richard Rose And Humanity

Forget Another’s Words: Own Insight Takes The Biscuit

I had a number of emails from someone young whose mind hasn't yet calcified to the point where prising it open becomes a torturous and painful for them process. This young person has just realised something I brought up many times here on EM: "The world we experience is an illusion and a dream in … Continue reading Forget Another’s Words: Own Insight Takes The Biscuit

Human Stupidity Versus Human Ignorance

I had this message recently from someone who read all the posts on the EM. It made me think of 'ignorance' versus 'stupidity' conundrum whereby ignorance in my eyes is infinitely preferable to stupidity. "Hi, there, I am a student of Jed... I appreciate the effort of yours... just have some kindly suggestion... Let it … Continue reading Human Stupidity Versus Human Ignorance