Q: Is this web page manipulative?
A: What makes you think that?
Q: Sometimes the page frustrates with explanations and ideas, answers that
are interesting but don’t address the point.
A: Most questioners really want agreement with their own conclusions.
Do they have the spiritual experience to see the whole picture?
Any answer to such wrong questions would be unhelpful if not downright misleading.
Also, many questions are not spiritual.
They’re based on human experience, needs, wants, attachments, morality and ethics, logic and reason, all veils between the human condition and spiritual Reality.
Many questions are from people who simply want to be better people, (according to the passing standards of the day).That’s not what Reality is about. That would be a spiritual digression …
The best way is to get people to experience the answer, at which point the question is irrelevant.
Q: Can you do that, get people to experience spiritual answers?
A: Not in my experience, no. But you can get them to the point where it might happen.
My own experiences were spontaneous. There used to be claims such experiences could be humanly induced. You don’t hear much about such claims nowadays.
Q: Then how do you answer questions?
A: I leave out a lot of what humans expect in an answer. I am provocative without explanation. The provocation of raised but unanswered questions can focus sincere Seekers’ thinking and contemplation.
I concentrate on the Reality aspect of the question too, not the human …
These unanswered enigmas make the questioner think a great deal more widely and deeply about spirituality and Reality.
This method can be fraught though. Many people just aren’t used to prolonged thinking, certainly not of the contemplative or meditational variety.
Others really prefer to accept what they’ve been told and learned from childhood.
So this method deliberately seeks to eliminate the merely curious, the social seekers, the spiritually negative, the uncalled, to sort the sheep from the goats.
Experience of Reality only comes to those who are ready for it, whether they seek it or not.
The real Seekers, what the Christian bible calls “the Blessed” who hunger and thirst after righteousness, are the ones who respond immediately, who are “caught, not taught”. They lighten my existence, humble and uplift me.
So, if raising what has been called “Cosmic Consciousness” by sharing the experience of Reality with deliberately provocative simplicity is manipulation, then yes – beware, this web page is manipulative.