From Correspondence with the Fiction Writer E.
Hello, Vladimir. I got home with some incidents. There was no heat supply in the wagon during all this long winter night. The airplane was 2 hours late because of a strike in the airport. But except for this, everything was fine.
I am going to finish printing the book and to send it to you.
This is all, so far. Bye.
Peace to you, E.! Unfortunately, I cannot praise your book.
Let me start with less important things:
1. Almost in every sentence there are spelling errors, missing commas, and typing errors. It is simply indecent to give manuscripts in such a shape for reading!
2. There are many inconsistencies (where you contradict yourself) even within the same paragraphs. You could correct them yourself if you wait for some time and then read the text again.
3. It is better to make paragraphs as short as possible: in this case the text is more readable. But you make pages long, different ideas become inadequately combined. It is typical of the author who has a weak command of the written language, and does not “feel” it.
More important is the following:
4. You get lost in your own verbosity. Thus, your verbiage is “heavy”. The opposite case is a laconic style. It disciplines the author and makes the text rich with exact formulating.
5. You call yourself a member of our School, but you did not grasp, did not understand, and did not accept what is written in my books. For example, to identify the Creator with information and the Holy Spirit — with the astral plane... I will not use “strong” language here, because I don't want to offend you.
6. You tend to create schemes at all costs — just for the sake of this process itself, without logic, putting inconsistent information in them. This is a sign of an improperly functioning intellect with a possible tendency to developing of a psychopathology.
If such book is published, it will not do good for the readers, but much harm, similar to that done by some authors’ attempts to draw analogies between the chakra “octave” and the that of colors or sounds.
My advice for you would be to stop fantasizing and writing, but to seek spiritual Enlightenment instead. Then your thoughts will become pure and light.
I am sorry, that I had to say unpleasant things to you, but this is — for your own good.
Hello, Vladimir. First of all, I want to congratulate you on the New Year, the new age, and the new millennium. The date is very impressive.
Now, regarding your message. Don't apologize for some of your comments — they were sincere and appropriate. Besides that, I am not a resentful person. I seek truth and knowledge and I don't try to affirm myself in self-conceit and self-importance.
Concerning the errors and too long, unclear paragraphs — I agree with you. Sorry for not having corrected them before and having made you to “stumble” over them. Sorry again... It's my fault.
Regarding my wording. It is slightly complicated, indeed. I have always written books using this style, and they are sold well and positively accepted by readers... But I understand that one should make one’s wording simple and clear — it is a good thing and I will try to follow your advice. Also, the “crudity” of the manuscript plays a role — I shortened some excessively long fragments only yesterday.
This is about the style, and now I what to talk to you about the content.
I gave you the manuscript in order to know your opinion — whatever it is, good or bad. About some things I want to argue with you, while with others I will agree right away. A fresh look is always better.
About “identifying” the Holy Spirit with the astral plane — there is no such statement in the text because I don't have such an idea and couldn't have it. Brahman is a part of triune being of God. This is very clearly stated in your books and it cannot be another way. Most likely, the misunderstanding occurred because of the lame, draft scheme that describes the threefold nature of the Creation. Certainly the scheme should be corrected and improved to avoid such a serious misunderstanding. Thank you for your comments.
As for understanding God as information. I do think this way and I give many citations from the Holy and Great Books of humankind to support this idea. They indeed list all features of information. I don't list them here. Probably, the point is that God is beyond any human knowledge and our simplistic assessments. I had to do it in other way — to define God as a Universal consciousness, the main characteristic of which — the only one that can be easily understood by modern, rational thinking people — is the features of information. Or maybe in some other way. Here I trust your competent opinion.
As for some inconsistencies. Maybe you will point them out to me, or maybe we can do it in another way. I will work more on the book, bring it “up to the mark” and then send it to you for review.
But I think that there are some positive things in my book. It is the definition of life and death. The definition of ego and some other things. You found only negative things and prematurity in the book but maybe you can tell something positive about it...
Concerning seeking the Spiritual enlightenment — I fully agree with you. But even today I can do something, express something more clearly and in a more understandable manner than can other people. When I see all this terrible human ignorance, I want to bring the light of Spiritual knowledge to those people...
Looking forward to receiving your answer,
Stop! You will end up badly! Postpone your writings for at least 5 years.
You have no understanding now. One of the examples is your congratulations. What do good round figures have to do with spiritual seekers?! What do you congratulate me on? One can congratulate people on personal achievements. Such congratulations mean that you are happy for that person. All other kinds of congratulations are simply a manifestation of the “human form”.
And God is by no means “information”. God is Living Superhuman Love, the Most Perfect and Boundless Being, He is truly Loving. And He must become the Main Beloved One for every one of us. We should love Him like we love our most beloved person, only much stronger. We should really fall in love with Him without any trace of ego.
This is the reality for those who know Him.
And you say that God is ...“information”... Can you fall in love with information? Do you want to become information?... What is required of us is a completely different thing...
Your main problem is that you don't know what true Love is. And this cannot be learned if one's consciousness abides in the head chakras. For a long time I have been urging you to start developing your spiritual heart for a long time now.
I wish you success!
Hello, Vladimir. Honestly, I don't understand your protests about my book. But I highly value your authority so I decided to comply with your requests. I am not going to publish the book in the near future. I will just finish it — proofread it and bring the work to the logical end in line with my current level of understanding. It will take a few more days. And then I will leave it as is — as a manuscript. Who knows, maybe it will be good for something sometime in future.
But, frankly, it's a pity to me. Because this book is better than 95 percent of everything that is sold today.
But explain to me, what you or God are against of — that I publish this book or that I spend time and efforts on the intellectual work at my current level of maturity. I understand that it is better for me now to start regularly practice meditation. Please, answer me.
And what about the statement from the Bhagavad Gita (18:68-69): “The one who explains this supreme truth to My devotees demonstrating through this his sincere love to Me at the end will come back to Me. There is no one in this world more dear to Me than he, nor will there ever be!”
Development of wisdom is necessary even if one is very successful in meditations. And studying the Great books and interpreting them in the modern language is a very important work; it also develops the intellect and wisdom of the author. I think that I managed to describe in a very interesting way the path of the spiritual knowledge development and many other things...
Looking forward to receiving your answer.
Peace to you! What you call wisdom in your book, is not wisdom, but fantasizing.
Since you are not competent in the methodological aspects of spiritual development, your fantasizing will do harm to other people. I gave you one example, here are two more:
“The lower chakras are bad, the upper ones are good, so the higher the better, still higher (at the point above the head) — there is God; the purpose of life is to exit in there through sahasrara”, “Jesus Christ is the Word”... (I meet people who really went insane because of this imposing and absurd statement).
The harm done by such mental constructions can be enormous: people degrade, go insane... Your book is full of such things.
Don't throw it away, but put it aside for, say, 5 years.
I wish you success!
Hello, Vladimir. I am going to give up my intellectual exercises for some time and get down to a more important thing — meditations.
I was not able to make up a group. But it is impossible for me to meditate alone in my apartment. During the day and in the evening there are always people around — walking, making noise, asking, calling. My wife wants me to stay at home in the evening, otherwise she feels unhappy. The only time suitable for meditation is early morning. Maybe you can help me individually. For example, I will be concentrating on anahata with producing proper emotions every morning at 6 a.m. and you will be helping me at that time. Or maybe we can activate this process in another way. Please, give me some advice.
With best wishes,
Peace to you! Well, it is not fiction writers, but scientists, who should study God and tell to people about Him and about the Way to Him.
I think that without a group your meditative exercises won't be successful. To help you from a distance is an unreal task. (It is also a kind of fiction). To make up a group in your town also does not make sense. And you refused to join the Moscow group — you “didn't like” the instructor. So, this problem is unsolved for the time being.
Try working with relaxation for some time. And you should concentrate not on anahata but in anahata. There is a principal difference.
I wish you success!
My greetings to the Teacher! Yes, the situation is not the best... I am going to read your books again in the mean time — all about practices. Who knows, maybe I will get an idea about possibilities to meditate. I will try to use the aspect of wisdom for the search for optimal line of progressing in these circumstances.