Sage Advice

When to seek spiritual advice.

I love Nissargadatta, but I wouldn’t take any advice from Nissargadatta about anything other than high level, real deal enlightenment. And he doesn’t give advice on that, really. Other than to ask people who they were before they were born, leading them to contemplate the self beyond the current incarnation personality. Which is actually totally simple, right? As “methods” go, his is very basic and uncomplicated. How has that worked out for you?

So far in our interactions, I have not seen you approach enlightenment (I mean, face toward it in any meaningful way), it does not seem to be what you are after. I have not witnessed a burning need for enlightenment. You have problems, and you frame them as spiritual problems. And you’ve decided that something as unlikely as enlightenment will put an end to them.

I won’t say your issues aren’t spiritual, only because I don’t actually know what “spiritual” means anymore. The word has lost all meaning to me, personally, and I see that everyone seems to use this word in a different way, to mean vastly different things.

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