Today my rather lengthy interview with Marie D'Elephant's Everyone's Autonomous podcast interview appeared on her web site. The episode starts off with about 35 minutes of Marie talking before our interview starts.
So click your way to the 35 minute mark if you're mainly interested in the interview with me. There's a few gaps in the recording, but they don't last long, so stick with the silence and it will soon end.
We covered a lot of spiritual, philosophical, and religious ground. The focus of Everyone's Autonomous is on recovering from dogmatic religiosity. Mostly Marie speaks with Christians who have had a bad religious experience.
So I provided a somewhat different perspective, having spent 35 years as an active member of an Eastern guru-centered religion.
It's always a bit disturbing for me to listen to myself, especially my frequent use of you know. But that's something I have no control over when I'm talking, so I guess it doesn't make sense for me to be disturbed.
That's one of the themes we covered in the podcast. How we often are much harder on ourselves than we would be if someone else came up to us and said, "Should I be so worried about this?" Usually we'd answer, "No."
I particularly liked your articulation of the "loyalty" aspect of how and why certain gurus behave and act
as they do. That is insightful and explains much, even if it remains controversial.
Posted by: David Christopher Lane | February 05, 2021 at 10:03 AM
Excellent stuff, eye opening
GSD (parasite) & the (parasitic) RScult
Like a nasty infectious virus not wanting to go away,
GSD leeches onto his victim's, slowly manipulating the being into believing that hes on the right path and heading back to his heavenly abode.
The discipline constantly weaves the 5 satanic name mantra rigorously day and night to please the selfish so called guru, so he can in return be given a glimpse of his so called master. In the end not only losing his own identity but eventually himself in the process, to the one that they call Satan. Deceiving complete.
What a selfish one sided story, the winner is always the so called Baba (GSD). Take a look at the riches, lavish lifestyle and all the other disgraceful perks which come with the position of being top Banana Baba.
Have a little shame and pack in the game, GSD.
Posted by: manoj | February 06, 2021 at 11:54 AM