--- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, Peter <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote: > > > > --- curtisdeltablues <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> > wrote: > > > > > Or he might just be a very ambitious man. He came to > > the West from the > > third world to make a buck. Maybe he believes his > > own rap, maybe he > > doesn't. But he is a fascinating guy from any > > perspective. I don't > > have much use for a pipeline to any of the God ideas > > from his or any > > other culture. But reflecting on my experience with > > MMY in this group > > and hearing other's reflections has been valuable > > for me. Seeing his > > faults is not mudslinging in my book. I think we > > are all just > > weighing in with our perspectives and experiences on > > an amazing ride > > that some of us took and got off, and some continue > > on. In the fuller > > context of my life Robert Johnson and his music has > > had a much bigger > > influence on me and my life's direction than MMY. > > For me, if I just took MMY's personality and surface > behavior I'd have dismissed MMY and the TMO sometime > in the late 70's. However I have been profoundly > impacted by MMY's techniques and his presence. I > experience MMY as radiating an all consuming energy of > the Transcendent. He is incredibly powerful. If I did > not experience him as this "Blazing Brahman" his > surface behavior would have turned me off decades ago. > I find SSRS to be radiating this same energy; an > infinite vastness. I didn't experience SSRS like this > until after two years of interacting wityh him. Then > one day: POW! But SSRS's personality is very different > than MMY's so it's easier to have a personal > relationship with him and SSRS makes himself available > to people on a more one-to-one basis. He also does > "stuff" to people (I'll just leave these pearls at > that...too many lurking swines) Just different dharma > for two amazing men. My life has been profoundly > enriched by both. > Well said!
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