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Date Posted: 07:56
Author: Anonymous - 7 Jul 2001
Subject: Re: experiences of a Western Shabd Yogi
In reply to: keith007 - 5 July 2001 's message, "Re: experiences of a Western Shabd Yogi" on 07:55

Keith,

Not much more to say. He was an older initiate of Sant Mat (Kirpal Singh Ji),initiated in the 50s, and attended the Washingto DC satsang. A few of us in the early 70s while living in Northern Virginia used to go into DC some weekends and hang with Emil. At that time he was retired and had plenty of time for company. We would sit with rapt attention as he would tell us his experiences, and stories. They would blow us away and we wanted so much to be like him and have his experiences.

We had idealized the spritual life as all bliss and wonderful experiences.

Probably the most important words from him were that while living in the world we would sometimes be of the world, and to save money to become financially secure during retirement.

The spiritual things he told us ended up being misleading for me. The mind can not understand certain things, and in its attempts to do so, creates confusion that may take a long time to correct. It is just more impressions and conditioning to be rid. No matter how much I enjoyed his stories and wanted his experiences as my own, it was not to happen. My understanding and realizations would begin happening in a different way, on a path I thought at the time to be inferior.

Such is life I guess.

Mike

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