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An Invisible Connection
James: This email is from a person whom I had to ask to leave Vedanta sanga because he became angry at me for criticizing the Neo-Advaita teachings and teachers. Some people enjoy hearing the limitations of teachings and teachers, and others don’t. It is part of the Vedanta methodology to criticize illogical teachings. This person had been victimized by authority figures, and so he projected his pain onto me. He writes me about once a year, and each year his attitude is better.
Seeker: Dear James, in my last writing to you I shared with you that I found the core wound in me that made me react so strongly to your criticism of the Neos. In your answer you mentioned good reasons for my problem. I decided to look into what you said. It took a lot of time and effort and it is a long story. I took the Sonic Return Tomatis listening training. It is the first half of a series that was intended to bring me back to the prenatal. Next month I will do the Sonic Rebirth.
I left your sanga physically but energetically I stayed in touch. There is an invisible connection, a kind of umbilical cord that kept feeding me and stimulated me as I was going on with my search. Yesterday it dawned on me that, in a way, existence has put me in relation to you for others, apparently in a safe teaching cave in an extra-uterine position. In a way, I am your ectopic, neo-renunciant sannyasin ready to be born soon.
~ Almost Yours
James: Dear Almost Mine, I am glad that things are getting more clear for you. I think you do not know that Vedanta is for people who are psychologically healthy. I am sorry you suffered the abuse you did and I am sorry that the wound takes so long to heal, but it is not my job to heal people’s psychological wounds. If, when a person’s wound is healed, he wants to discover the woundless self, then that is where I come in. When a person suffers, he usually projects the suffering onto someone or something else. People project wonderful things onto me and they project awful things onto me, but I know that what they see in me has nothing to do with me so I am not bothered by their praise or blame. I didn’t create your wound and I am not responsible for healing it. I am just a person who teaches Vedanta.
~ Love, James