Re: prove it is a ridiculous statement
- I can't believe I wasn't even thinking when I approved your posts. Todd, it's quite obvious you have NOT done your homework about former cult members and why we left. No one here is the least bit interested in what you have to say. We've been there, done that. If you're comfy holding on to your erroneous beliefs and assumptions, fine!!
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "todd_gambino" <todd_gambino@...> wrote:
> i am never in the human conscious when doing any of the things i mentioned, heck if ex eckist don't know that simple principle i can understand why they felt like they were not making progress, the human conscious is so limited in its abilities, i look upon it as a machine.
- Hi Todd,
> i am never in the human conscious when doing any of the things iIs that a bit like children playing at having super powers? They
> mentioned, heck if ex eckist don't know that simple principle i can
> understand why they felt like they were not making progress, the human
> conscious is so limited in its abilities, i look upon it as a machine.
understand on one level that the powers aren't real, but they aren't
going to think about that because it would spoil the game.
Similarly, you know that you can't really visualise what I'm thinking,
but it's a fun game. If someone asks you to prove it, you aren't going
to think about it too deeply, just like children don't. I think you got
close to the truth, though. Saying that the powers can only be used
outside the human conscious is very similar to saying that they can only
be used in the world of make-believe.
I don't see anything wrong with make-believe. We don't say that
literature is lies, even though it is made up. I just think Eckankar
isn't a very good story. :-) It is all about the leadership, when it
should be about the members too, because they -- you -- are also important.
BTW, I'm sorry you lost your job and felt you deserved it. Obviously I
don't know the details of that situation. I can't visualise other
people's thoughts! The general point I'm making, though, is that people
in authority don't necessarily have more insights than the people who
report to them. Some authority figures are genuinely good, but some are
chancers who talked their way into a top job, or they were just lucky.
This goes for people in business, spiritual leaders, politicians, and so on.
Somehow we have to work out who is genuinely talented and worth
listening to, and ignore the charlatans. This is difficult, but neither
of the simple options work well. If you give respect to everyone who
seems to be in authority, you will get swindled. If you don't respect
anyone, you won't benefit from the experience of others. I wondered if
losing your job bounced you from the second to the first, setting you up
to listen to a lot of words from Eckankar.