would like to acknowledge your willingness to "bless" those 18 friends
& family members who I brought/dragged/otherwise badgered into attending
your Public Meditations in Los Angeles & Boston during the mid/late-80's.
Although I later came to realize, as you aptly phrase it, "You Don't
Sell The Study; The Study Sells Itself", it was very important to
me at that time to have these particular individuals exposed to
and "microwaved" by you in the hope that they, too, might perceive
your essence and your abilities.
now know that it was not necessary for them to study formally with
you. I also realize that my motives in bringing them to you were
strongly (and in some cases, totally) influenced by personal attachment.
of my motives or the ultimate benefits derived for/by them, I do
appreciate you making their exposure to you possible. Thank you
for dealing with my mental pressure on you to "do something" for
them. I realize my particular "requests" are/were my personal variations
on "Bargaining With God", but I still deeply thank you for dealing
with each of these individuals in such a perfect manner.
am especially grateful for your showing me in no uncertain terms
that you are All Too Well Aware of my connections with them. Thanks
are also due for your "Suggestions"/Hints/Signs regarding several
other individuals who, although not brought into your physical presence,
have strongly impacted my life.
thank you for so touchingly advising me about my relationship with
K after this current incarnation. Thank you for personally speaking
with A during a Public Meditation break and for "being around" during
his recent legal conundrums. Thank you for giving me a direct, personal
& Beyond Apropos quotation that indicated G would be such a valued,
helpful and dramatic friend in my later life.
you for having my brother send me my first copy of SNOWBOARDING
and for showing me, at a personally significant Public Meditation,
the extent of his inherent selfless giving. Thank you for giving
K and I such a "stylish" New Year's Eve. Thank you for FINALLY getting
L and J to a Public Meditation (AND for sending one of your students
to J as a client!)
you for showing me my relationship with P was not in my best interests
(advice that, as you know, I should have followed). Thank you for
allowing M to perceive Who You Really Are and for visiting her in
the Dream Plane. Thank you for today's (April 8, 2000)THE ILLUMINATED
RUMI/KRISHNA DAS Adventures with B. And thank you for The Merry
Chase you led me on with R, which resulted in that blissfully intense
Collision of Chakras.
of these individuals are/were your students. But, for everyone's
benefit, you've entwined your teaching and your presence into my
relationships with them. Even though some of them are no longer
in my life, I feel at peace with the knowledge that your "awareness"
of them has made them special and blessed.
Rama! Rama! What can I say? You have so totally extended and expanded
the roles of Teacher/Guru/Spiritual Benefactor/Omniscient Advisor/Cosmic
Pal/Whatever. Because, no matter how helpful and significant these
interactions with my family and friends are/were, they ultimately
represent only one separate aspect of your Endlessly Flowing Spiritual
Bounty that I have been privileged to experience.
Rama! Rama! How can I possibly articulate the extent, depth & precision
of your caring?