Each morning, I awaken to an inbox that is is filled with requests for advice
People who ask me for help with their relationships, their sufferings from emotional turmoil, problems with their career, and so on
But the suffering itself is real.
Pain in the Mind is far more painful
Than pain in the body.
The Truth is simply the Truth
Whether one accepts it or not.
For even if all of his questions were answered to his heart's content,
He would promptly manufacture a new list of questions.
The messages I post upon Twitter
And The Private Discourses I send to subscribers
Are neither in their intent or their content
Prescriptive or Method-Driven.
They simply state The Way Things Are.
Without putting significant Skin In The Game.
Ask yourself what you are willing to Give
In order to prove to yourself that you truly desire it.
"Money is not the only way to show commitment."
In theory, wars should not exist either.
In theory, humans should be Enlightened from birth to death.
But these are not Practical Truths,
No matter how "theoretically proper" they may sound.
No matter how "wrong" or "unpleasant" or "unspiritual" it may sound,
Is that Money is the single most reliable Litmus Test for Seriousness
Within the psyche of modern man.
All else is clever small talk.
But is worth $8 Billion
Is not nearly as Serious
As the one who pledges 250K per year
But is worth 5 million.
The one who takes out a loan for 5K
In order to pay for The Private Discourses
Is perhaps the Most Serious of All.
Who will die as they lived.
And when they die,
Death will be the Most Serious thing they have ever done in their life.
I am not a bad human.
I am not kind
I am not evil.
I may have benefitted humanity
I may not have benefitted humanity at all.
I am not successful
I am not a failure.
I am Nothing.
And EVEN THAT . . . is something I have zero desire to cling to.
Because it is not inspiring to do so.
Unless I create a Question/Answer session,
I tend to mute/block those who send me unsolicited comments and replies.
For I am exquisitely particular about what I allow my Mind to imbibe.
There is no point in sending me an email or a tweet, expressing your thanks and appreciation.
For, in all Truth, the communion was between you and The Truth.
Truths which came through me
Rather than from me.
Your email will likely be deleted.
The Truth is, neither do you.
For I have only a handful of years that remain in this life.
And even these . . .
Are an empty promise.
To Conquer every inch of my Mind
To Arrive at the end of all chases
To surpass all forms of striving
To discover the Well of endless satisfaction
To see The Truth, precisely as it sits in the Universe . . .
Without in any way viewing it as an "achievement."
So that this becomes The Final Reincarnation
Of the false identity known as "Kapil Gupta"
Is, for me,
The ONLY thing that remains.