Yeah, the church idea sounds really good.
If you are planning to have a 'holy hierarchy, can I apply for a
high-ranking position? Like, 'sub-pope' of nonduality, maybe?
I hope you are planning to suggest and/or command tithing. We could
certainly use the money! And have you considered, buying the
Devil-Dog factory? You could rename the product 'Jerry's NonDual
Devil Dog Enlightenment Cakes', and have your picture on the wrapper!
Kind of like, a bigger, better tasting communion wafer!
Hey, given the success of 'Ben and Jerry's Ice cream', how about
'Gene and Jerry's Nondual Devil Dog Enlightenment Cakes'? That could
really be a major winner!
Eventually, we could go public and be listed in the stock market. Not
the church, of course, just the many successful spinoffs...
_ Gene and Jerry's Nondual Enlightenment Chewing Gum
"No you to chew!"
_ Gene and Jerry's NonSelfHelp Books
"Enlightenment while you sleep", "Multi-level awareness path to
multi-level marketing success",
"The NonDual Diet and Exercise Plan: Unwrapping and eating
Devil-Dogs"... the list could go on literally forever!
I think we should work the UFO angle in, don't you? The masses are
probably ready for 'The TRVTH', so let's give it to 'em! Packaged in
each Devil-Dog, what an angle! Like a series! On the little cardboard
thing! So they have to lick it off to read it! Woah, am I brilliant
Count me in, Jerry. The church needs me!
Sub-Pope of Nonduality
"If we consider material progress, we see that research started by one person can
always be continued by another. But this in not
possible with spiritual progress.
The realization we talk about in the Buddha-dharma is something that has to be
accomplished by the individual. No one else can
do it for us."
-The Dalai Lama
This statement is and is not true. Each individual must recapitulate the journey of
his spiritual ancestors before progress can be
made. A careful consideration of the history of humanity reveals that the collective
unconscious is arising. This arising is a subtle
one involving the union of the mystic mind and the sacred heart. At present we still
lack the proper to tools calibrate and measure
this shift. Yet, all we have to do to confirm that progress is being made, however
incrementally, is look at the marvel of this forum
wherein we gather from the corners of the world to share what is common to us all.
Interfaith discussions abound everywhere. My
daughter told me the other day, "They just don't get it, Buddha and Christ....these
are the same!" She is sixteen years old. I did
not come to realize this until I was almost thirty something. She is a vegetarian by
deliberate and personal conscientious
choice. More importantly, she shares these values with her social peers almost all of
whom come from families wherein religion is
still an instrument of oppression and conspicuous consumption is considered a right
conferred by a blind belief in 'manifest destiny.'
Now this is true spiritual progess on an exponential scale unprecedented in our