||What did you experience as an international
management consultant for twenty years after you dropped out of the
New Age spiritual scene?
||It became more clear to me than ever that
people in positions of secular power and authority are more false,
unnatural and personally inadequate than everyday, natural and
down-to-earth people. They live in a phony and twisted world
they have created for themselves as a kind of anti-evolutionary
ghetto. They are unbelievably unnatural and
anti-spiritual. Their list of undiscussable subjects borders
||How will genuine truth and harmony come into
the world if all the leaders are false and unnatural people who keep
the most important evolutionary issues “off the
||If you want to serve real
truth and harmony in the world, you must not conform to and coddle
the pride and prejudice of apparently important, influential
people. You must courageously speak real truth wherever you
can sense there is someone there who might hear some of it without
making nasty trouble for you. In fact, you must be centered
yourself in absolute honesty with yourself and others on the Basic
Earth. You must make no artificial, pretentious efforts to
attract or hold others to you where there is no actual mutual
resonance. Your main method of service to the possible
evolution of Humanity must be simple, silent radiation
of truth and goodwill from the center of your Heart.
||How can I be sure I am in the real and
natural center of Spirit in my being?
||Do not take a petty, tense and rigid
brain-centered position about spiritual or evolutionary
issues. Take an open, vast position of natural and real energy
and life that burns up your bad habits and avoids doing harm to
||What in your opinion is the most central and
important self-help, self-improvement or evolutionary
self-realization teaching or method?
||Each human individual needs to awaken in
their Godself beyond their limited and unhappy personal ego.
The Godself is cloaked and darkened by the limited, tense,
manipulating and ever-arranging or busy unhappy personal ego.
When the Godself is no longer cloaked by that foolish and ignorant
everyday ego, the Godself shines forth as unlimited Bliss of
Being. One becomes totally natural and
down-to-earth with a real feeling of being everywhere in
||That sounds too far beyond ordinary mortals
like myself. Don’t I have to first do my duties on Earth and
experience a few personal fulfillments?
||You do not understand the real order of
things. The Earth-life is not actually separate from the
Universe or the Divine level of being. The Earth-life is
fundamentally a God-making School. Everything that happens to
you in your carrying out of “duties” (as you conceive them) or
trying for “fulfillments” (as you conceive them) is secretly
arranged from behind-the-scenes to provoke your Godself
awakening. As long as you deny or avoid the very idea of
“Godself Awakening”, you must come repeatedly to shocks, delays,
disappointments and sufferings. To put Godself awakening on
back-burner is a stupid misunderstanding.
||How then can I get the kind of higher help
or opportunities I need for the Godself awakening you are talking
||It is a Law of the Evolutionary Universe
that no aspiring individual anywhere can be deprived
of what they need or have it taken away if they have it. You
need to intuitively trust this. You will then increasingly see
that it is true and trustworthy. You cannot ever lose anything
you have that you truly need; you cannot fail to obtain at the right
time what you will be needing.
||What do you see as the key of your
particular life as an individual at this time?
||My inner world, the World of
God, is present on Earth in the form of everything truly natural and
beautiful, whereas the false world, the world of
Humanity and its leaders, is present on Earth as everything
unnatural and ugly. I would like to inspire a few awakening
Souls to focus My World and live according to its Godly Principles
rather than remaining hypnotized idiots of the false
||May I ask what you consider to be the key to
both material and spiritual success?
||Do not be in a nasty envy toward any
obviously happy and successful person as if they “do not deserve
it”. Keep your heart free of envy and jealousy and just do
your best on all levels of life that matter for you. Always
appreciate where someone does well in something even
apparently mundane. Watch the old National Geographic
documentary, The Living Treasures of Japan and let the
Spirit of Excellence rub off on you.
||Do you have any personal
mundane area where you pursue the Spirit of
Excellence just for the sake of it?
||Yes I do. It is the deepest possible
computer research into Chess Openings. I believe that I have
gone farther into the French Defence in particular than probably
anyone on Earth. I have been doing this research as a hobby on
the side for over twenty years. For me, it has always been my
personal code that anything worth doing is worth doing
||Who is your favorite poet?
||The Spanish poet, Juan Ramón Jiménez.
||Which of his poems do you like the
||A poem that refers to
Absolute Recursion intuitively. The key verses read, in
“The river flows beneath my soul,
I can hardly maintain my strength.
The sky doesn’t sustain me.
Even the stars deceive me:
They are not above,
Down there in the depths….”
||What is your favorite pseudonym of all your
various Websites you have created?
||Nobody, the Taoist.
||That requires a Zen answer,
but your usual state of mind does not do well with Zen
answers, for such answers are always created for an
unusual state of mind.
||Would you teach me Zen?
||You would have to first undertake a very
||What would that entail?
||You would have to first read all
the books Osho Rajneesh wrote on Zen. In parallel with
that you would have to read all the books of Wei Wu
Wei Terence Gray. And in parallel with Rajneesh and Wei Wu Wei
you would have to read through all My Note
Sessions on Take Note of Something
Different. During this long period of study you would
have to question the Zen Master oracle extensively everyday which
can be found on my Note Zen Website.
||I thought Zen required going beyond all book
reading and scriptures.
||That is a typical spurious idea about
Zen. First you have to reach a requisite level of genuine
understanding. Once the ground is prepared, the breakthrough
interaction can take place, but until then it would be like trying
to ignite a wet log.
||I did read Suzuki’s book, Zen Mind,
Beginner’s Mind. Is it helpful to practice Zazen
sitting in meditation in the way he describes?
||No! That is premature at best and
permanently erroneous at worst. Suzuki is not real
Zen, I am sorry to have to say. Do the preparation I
have laid out and you will see this for yourself. Remember,
your aim is a Great Awakening, not to become a traditional oriental
Buddhist, not to try to become Chinese, Korean or Japanese.
Zen is not training in a foreign culture as such. Also, Zazen
is a trap. Stay out of that trap!
||I like Krishnamurti. I like his
natural outdoor meditations on beauty and sensitivity.
Sometimes I feel something that way. Is that useful to a Zen
||Consider it an aspect of preparation.
Include Krishnamurti, but do not get trapped in his
limited approach. Krishnamurti is only good for one thing; he
is incomplete. Beyond a certain level, he will only block you
off. Study Tibetan Mahamudra and the writings of Chögyam
Trungpa in parallel if you want to unfold a Krishnamurti aspect of
||My preparation could easily become very
complicated and confusing.
||Then it would no longer be a preparation for
Zen breakthrough interaction. It would be your brain bogging
you down in too many secondary considerations. You must
remember your preparation is for Real Zen Breakthrough or you are
||Maybe my request to learn Zen from you was
too fragmentary, irresolute and spurious.
||It begins to look that way. You, like
all modern seekers, are too much of a consumer who
does not want to be serious and thorough about
anything. So the real question is:
What can you be serious and thorough about?
||I am not sure what the decisive target
is. Deep inside myself I am vague, confused and feel like a
spiritual failure in some sense I cannot put my finger on.
What should I do?
||Face your condition totally and
honestly. Study teachings that help you do this. Get
real about being real. Make up your mind to learn everything
that really helps you. Leave no stone unturned in your
spiritual quest. Develop a real Learning Process.
Develop your intuition. Listen to Inner Guidance. Find a
way to eliminate your bad habits. Do not waste your life in
dull normalcy. Learn to leave people who just drag you
down. Work toward your liberation. Stop believing the
World. Do some original thinking now and then. Practice
Quantum Yoga with the right mantra. Be a cosmic shaman, an
explorer of the Unknown. Awaken Godself. Fulfill your
truly deepest aims in life. Try wife-swapping with an honest,
clean and congenial other couple. Learn the way of
Tantra. Enter the Temporary Autonomous Zone of Hakim
Bey. Be a free spirit beyond mechanical morality.
Develop devotion toward the Supreme Guiding Spirit beyond all
Earthbound religions. Read Carlos Castaneda books and learn to
move your Assemblage Point, your Center of Consciousness. Blow
your mind with a far-out movie or book now and then. Travel
somewhere new occasionally. Commune with Extraterrestrial
Intelligence. Stop trying to cut down on the scope of what has
to happen. Allow others to happen to themselves and do not
expect to be understood by old familiar people in your life.
Always make a fresh start in life when the time comes for it.