Well, not really mail (who writes personal letters these days?), but an email.
I always like to hear from people who feel supported by what I write on this blog. I enjoy speaking truth and exposing the falsities of religion.
Here's part of what an emailer who has recently deconverted from the Radha Soami Satsang Beas (RSSB) belief system, also known as Sant Mat, said:
I related to a lot of what you wrote about Sant Mat. In fact, I didn’t find anything I disagreed with!
It seemed you had many of the same thoughts I did – the same doubts. It was good to see someone else share their experience of disillusionment with RSSB, its teachings, and so on. I felt my doubts were validated.
I wasn’t necessarily a spiritual lost cause. There were others out there that left Sant Mat and found a way to live that was more authentic and that led to them becoming a better human being in this world, in this very now. I yearn for some of that.
To feel okay being grounded in the here and now. To do some meditation that doesn’t center on repeating a bunch of holy names and sitting for hours on end waiting and hoping to “see” the Master and/or hear the bells and see the lights…