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Non-organization is Our Truth
Sarlo and Jerry
JERRY: If anyone doubts
that they're nondual by nature, try taking the quizzes at
www.belief.net (see 'quizzes' under 'Spiritual Tools' in
the left-hand column.)
I believe the guy who
started this website was named one of the great religious
innovators of the year by Time magazine. Yet nothing
comes up in the search engine under 'nonduality'. The
quizzes in no way provide nondual options. What are we to
do? Is it that the quizzes are poorly designed
(admittedly they're for entertainment purposes only), or
are we such a small group that we remain virtually
SARLO: Nonduality will never be part of any mainstream,
which is the only thing BeliefNet is interested in.
Mystics, even founders of what are now major religions,
are/were outside the mainstreams, because realization
means leaving all beliefs behind, even those about
nonduality, and religions trade in beliefs.
JERRY: Our numbers aren't that small. We're just not
SARLO: And in non-organization is our truth.
JERRY: We need a white bread website like Belief.net.
Nondualist just wanna have fun! They do! In any case, a
visit to Belief.net gives me a better appreciation for
the work we're doing on the lists. There's a lot more
reality in one page of a website like Tim's than in all
of Belief.net. There's no soul in that website. If there
is, I haven't found it.
What's my point? I suppose that a visit to Belief.net
reassures me that the work -- or play -- we are all
involved in is very grassroots and needed. We remain
unorganized and largely unknown.
SARLO: And PTFL!* (see below if you don't want to bother
figuring this out)
JERRY: Our activism has led to greater awareness of
nonduality on the internet. That activism could be
extended to the larger religious/spiritual community. It
will take time and intentional effort.
SARLO: Can nondual politics be far away? The dinosaurs
disappeared not because mammals were more organized but
because mammals were better equipped to look out for
their own interests in challenging times. To organize,
beyond a certain "local" level, eg relating
directly as self-respecting individuals, or maintaining
playgrounds such as this, is to make a contract with the
devil. Let's communicate, share and all that, but to
attempt to assist the demise of the dinosaurs by adopting
their ways is to become dinosaurs.