We have freed
ourselves and others from spiritual bondage in which
teachers, masters, gurus would like to keep us all our
I need to make clear
that the nondual activism I'm talking about, if it's
worth its nondual salt, stands for or against nothing.
One asks, How can one be an activist and be for or
against nothing in particular.
I ask you Gloria, and all who have helped to create the
Nonduality Salon, HarshaSatsangh and other internet
communities, to look at exactly what you -- what we --
have done. We have brought about change. We moved from a
condition of limited freedom to one of greater freedom.
We have set people free from the shackles of their
teachers and their doubts. We have shown people how to
lead, how to stand alone, how to stand free, how to speak
with authority, how to shovel away every particle posing
as Truth in order to see what is neither Truth nor the
absence of Truth. We have stood scientists and the
unemployable in the same circle with Ramana and Jesus. We
have shown that communities can be built and sustained
without the presence of any one individual who everybody
thinks is spiritually a cut above everyone else. We have
freed ourselves and others from spiritual bondage in
which teachers, masters, gurus would like to keep us all
What I describe above sounds an awful lot like activism.
Yes, that's what I'm saying. If any of you feel you have
contributed to the reality of these communities, you are
an activist. An activist is one who is aggressive in the
name of a cause. I don't know if any of those responsible
for these communities has ever seen him- or herself as
aggressive in the name of a cause, but please look again
at all you have done and said over the last two or so
years. I dare say we are abounding in activists.
Yet what kind of activist are we? The handful, Gloria
included, who broke away from the Kundalini list, can
taste the activist nature of what we did. We were
activists. That was an aggressive act in the name of a
cause. The cause was freedom of expression and the
development of a community which could share freedom of
expression. None of us ever stopped to think of our acts
as activists. But they were.
Therefore, I suggest that the purest activism knows not
itself; it is simply an act toward freedom. It is not the
wish to help the ecology. In my activism it doesn't
matter if one is growing forests or burning them down.
That's how radical my activism is. (In time it will turn
into Nondual Terrorism, but one piece of insanity at a
time.) (No, it is not a terrorism of physical violence,
but of violence to cherished nondual adherences, and the
'violence' will be carried out by artists and film
In my nondual activism I will be looking for something.
At first I'll be listing nondual activists who keep a
high profile. I'll be talking about the esoteric side of
activism. I'll be encouraging people to be open to
movements of greater freedom. I'll be defining and
re-defining activism and nondual activism. I'll be laying
a foundation for a new kind of activism. I am an
activist's activist for I will free the activists. No
longer will they require a cause! This is an amazing
thing. It is truly nondual activism.