„The guru I told you about the other day said THIS and THAT in his video today.“
„I know. Wrote something like that down once, too.“
„And THAT and THAT and THAT.“
„I know. I see it the same way. It’s in my notes somewhere, too.“
„And THAT and THAT.“
„I wrote it down something like that, too.“
„Do you look a little contrite right now?“
„That can be the case. Sometimes it crushes me when insight that has come to me in ten years has already been proclaimed by a guru in a video over ten years ago or has already been published in a book by someone else.“
„Do you know what else the guru said? He said that there was a man who had already written everything down. And no matter what you pull out of the farthest corner of your self, conscious or unconscious, and think you’ve recognized, if you read up on him, he wrote it down two thousand years ago. A very cruel man,‘ the guru said.
Hey, you’re grinning again.“
„A truly cruel man…. Indeed. – But I don’t know. That’s not what I’m about at all. It is foolish to suppose that all soul knowledge is not already known, especially as it is really but little, and could certainly have been received much more clearly in much less confused times and under much more fertile circumstances than we have today. It pleases my ego when I read in ancient sages that I have arrived at similar things to them and it crushes my ego when I see how some make a lot of money with this same knowledge while we sit here poor as church mice. It is simply the ways that seem so unfair to my ego then.
But it is only the ego. If I leave it again a little bit, then everything is exactly as it is. Everyone has his way, which he has to go. There is nothing to compare and to evaluate. We are in the sense. That is the only really significant thing in our lives.“
„So then you don’t mind if I tell you about this guru?“
„No. It doesn’t bother me. If it’s a distant Indian who helps you with your realization, then so be it. And if he travels the world, has an internet channel and eight ashrams and thousands of followers, then that’s also so.“
„Well then, all is well.“