to the new Brazilian editor
Here is a letter to Mary. Our new Brazilian editor who is working
closely with Deo whose husband is a bit ill. Mary has great
experience on the spiritual path. Welcome!
The thing about Harvest of Gems is that it is NOT just about
Tibetan Buddhism. Tibetan Buddhism, aswell as the Harvest of
Gems pilgrimage are just scaffolds for deeper ideas about mind
energy and how it becomes transformed through time and space.
How mind energy in any individual just shifts and becomes purified
and how this process has echos in
larger group minds which are collections of individual minds.
The idea of karma shows how past human mind activity determines
present and future human mind activity. But this is NOT a mechanistic
There is an element of grace involved which is mysterious and
cannot be predicted. This is why faith is important. Higher
forces are at play which are not understood by most humans.
The act of puja is not just a process of psychic waste management.
It is also a process of psychic purification in preparation
for higher forms of spiritual evolution.
energy is not spiritual energy. No. Psychic energy like material
energy is a double-edged sword. Spiritual energy is NOT. Spiritual
energy can NEVER hurt you. This is why it is so precious. Teilhard
de Chardin saw spiritual energy as the guiding force of all
evolution both psychic and material.
feel that most mainstream Buddhist publishers will NOT appreciate
Harvest of Gems. In Brazil or in
America. Why? Because Harvest of Gems transcends Buddhism. It
is more UNIVERSAL in its symbols and language. Buddhism is a
universal religion like Christianity, but it is still a prisoner
like Christianity of certain symbols which have lost much of
their power to inspire in today's rapidly changing world.
of Gems is pointing in a new direction even as it uses old religious
symbols to jump off into this new direction. Challenge and Glory
continues this new direction in a more conscious manner. My
lastest poem The Alien which I just wrote two months ago breaks
even more new ground in a very powerful and shocking way.