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In Its Own Sweet Time
Sven: Hello, James. I’ve read your book How to Attain Enlightenment about four or fives times now very carefully, and new things are happening every round… insights and “mystic” experiences and whatnot in a steady stream, too many to mention. I’ve also read your beautiful essay about self-esteem; it’s truly wonderful. There seem to still be plenty of psychological issues with pride, anger, low self-esteem and so on that need to “dry up” in me.
I’m aware that with my background and heavy vasana load I probably don’t qualify just yet for the Great Enlightenment but things are happening at their own pace anyway, it seems. I’ve been sober and clean and “working on myself” with various methods for twelve years now but the way you present Vedanta is the most complete and wonderfully mature thing I’ve come across so far. I’m really grateful for that. It’s definitely a science in the true sense, and I can see that it’s a truthful way to describe What Is.
I’d like to meet you but I can’t travel right now, as we are expecting a child really soon. But do perhaps you know any Vedanta teachers in Sweden that you could recommend?
~ Much love, Sven
James: Hi, Sven. Lovely to hear from you. You won’t find anything that beats Vedanta, Sven. I am so glad that Isvara led you to Vedanta and that your mind is gradually purifying. Slow and steady wins the race. Never mind about the Great Enlightenment. It comes in its own sweet time. You are on the Vedanta bus and it will get your there! Not to worry. I am sorry, I do not know of any Vedanta teachers in Sweden, but I will come to Norway and perhaps Sweden next year, Lord willing. Take care of yourself.
~ Much love, James