Spreading the Message of the Non-Dual Reality
You’ve answered many of my questions about 8 years ago on the ‘ask deepak’ site.
I’ve been a long time fan of your brain.
Having been a seeker for many years I have been through everything.
The seeking has not been particularly fun. Bouncing around from teacher to teacher, system to system, wasting much time not to mention money.
Everything came to a halt when the raw truth, the raw black coffee was presented through expressions of advaita.
The false self center is revealed and THIS completely demolishes every concept.
Everything was exposed as false and misleading- food for the seeker for a future time that will never ever ever come. The illusion of time itself. The mind trembled with fear- terror really… Thoughts pop up and try to regain ‘control’ but once it is seen as false ALL BS it comes up with fade quickly….
So, of course this brings me to a question for you: Looking at your body of work and apparent past I am curious as to why you aren’t more direct- why don’t you tell these seekers that there is no individual and this appearance is all arising in the present moment?
You reference Nisargadatta Maharaj in your work and I’ve heard you mention some potent clear pointings but the emphasis on meditation and ‘doing things’ is what attracts more seekers.
You are a very charismatic expression and I have seen you in public and been thoroughly entertained by you for the past 15+ years. So as this understanding is appearing and this false person that was taken to be ‘me’ continues to disintegrate, I just wanted to ask you why you do not take a more direct approach and dynamite the masses that hold you as their guru. Can you imagine if Deepak went on Oprah and told people that their twenty years of meditation has absolutely no value to you because there IS NO YOU????
Well, Oprah probably wouldn’t have you back on…HA
It’s funny though because as these beliefs keep falling apart there are many pointing that you have said which surface and suddenly resonate.
I understand that most do not want to hear the ‘raw black coffee’ and there are very few offering clear pointing. A dude named Paul Heddermann said something like “People don’t want to be free- they want to want to be free”.
Hope that this note didn’t have a confrontational edge to it- I was only expressing curiosity. I still enjoy you (especially your occasional tv appearances), and much of the ‘humor’ you bring to the whole thing, whatever this is.
I don’t expect you to post this on your site but if you have a moment and would like to directly email me a response that would be cool.