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Frank: Hello, Christian.
I am reading your book and watching your videos… all of it sounds so familiar and true, and the knowledge is being assimilated…
Your book Mastering Mind Control brings to the forefront “The Work” of Byron Katie. I have been involved with this method since 2008, and it helped me a lot to undo much of the negative habitual beliefs, and I still do it from time to time… I see it as a great tool for purifying the mind.
Also, I have found that proper ayahuasca ceremonies have miraculous results on the psyche to purify it from deep-rooted belief structures and impressions that might take ages to resolve if done without ayahuasca medicine; last year I went to Ecuador and did a couple of ceremonies, and it had a massive effect on my life, removing very painful impressions that I have suffered from all my life.
What is your intake on all of this??
~ Much love, Frank
Christian: Hey, Frank, my take is that Isvara is giving you exactly what you need for moksa, and now that you’re with James it’s a done deal.
You wouldn’t believe what I’ve seen with him. SO many people realize the self with his teachings, it’s totally crazy.
What I think of the other details is not important, it’s only personality stuff.
That said, I like Byron’s stuff, but it’s not an actual teaching that someone can use to realize the self. Yes, that may happen, but it would be only due to grace, not due to a logical progression of assimilating the truth. She helps you see that your mind is not reliable, but she doesn’t then tell you how to educate that mind.
I’ve heard great things about ayahuasca, and also have known people who became dependent on it. I haven’t tried it, so don’t have any opinion.
Keep in mind that my book was not written for self-inquirers, it was written for people who want a better life, so it doesn’t include the key element that an inquirer needs – condition your mind to serve your values, and since moksa is your highest value, then condition it by becoming obsessed with Vedanta, specifically the identity mantras.