07-14-2011, 05:39 PM it all began. I started a thread titled 'Enlightenment'. Here's the link:
As of 17:29 on the 30/07/2011 the forum thread has had 16,288 views and 1,773 posts. Roughly, around 30 active participants and i'd wager more just viewing. That's a lot of people.
My initial intention when starting this thread, was to bring the Truth into an arena that, i'd perhaps naively assumed, wanted it.
I was very direct. All killer, no filler as it were. The general mood of the thread, the reaction, was a little hostile. Debate, rather than a following of instruction. I wasn't completely naive, people aren't lap dogs willing to follow every instruction laid out by anyone, let alone a newbie barging in onto 'their turf'. But I expected someone to go with it.
I began laying Truth down, it was picked apart. Apparently I was clinging to a rigid belief structure. Apparently Ruthless Truth is a cult. I kept pointing to the Truth, no belief necessary, just look.
I'm going to keep this brief as this part isn't the point of the blog post. Essentially, so far, I believe two 'successes' have come of it. One is yet to be confirmed, but for the sake of this post, and my view, two successes.
Almost 17,000 views, and 2 people awake. Not a great return, but also not bad. Alas, two more people that see the 'self' as an illusion.
A guy called 'Topology' mailed me a PM, and I think he's realised a great, yet obvious discovery. Here's the link to the PM:
Please read this before you continue reading here.
Now, the great thing about the Truth is that it needs no defence. It stands alone and cannot be added to or taken away. There is no belief necessary. It is what it is.
To get to the Truth of anything, look deeply into it with unnerving gaze. Assume it is true. Take it as true, and the Truth will reveal itself.
I've been looking at this message, because I wanted to get into it, try it on for size, and see if there's anything real going on there. I believe there is insight into liberation to be gained, and I wanted to share.
Now, Eckhart Tolle has been enlightened for over 30 years, and as far as i'm aware, he has liberated precisely 0 people.
Before you jump on that, and accuse me of rubbishing the guy, I want to state i'm not. I actually agree with Tolle. I like Tolle. Truth is what it is, and he has clearly seen what's real. He has incredible insights and I disagree with precisely none of his work.
But he isn't waking people up.
The bottom line, after all is said and done, is the undeniable fact that after 30 years of teaching, no one is waking up.
The realisation hit me then.
The Truth is out there. It's everywhere. It couldn't not be. It just is, right?
It's the basis of major religions. There are so many quotes that point to Truth, yet people aren't waking up. Not in the numbers one would expect for such an obvious, well, thing.
The problem is, that once awake, I think teachers seem to forget one obvious thing:
The people they're teaching to aren't.
That is a startlingly obvious point, but quotes like "I have seen everything that is done under the sun, and behold, all is vanity and a striving after wind." are true. That is in fact, what is going on. But it won't help anyone that isn't already awake.
There's the rub.
That's why I think 'Topology' feedback is so profound. It's feedback as to why my approach isn't working. In fact, although 2 people waking up seems like an ok number, it is in fact, around a 98% failure on the whole.
Can you see my (and his) point?
We are working with people that aren't being logical because they are still trapped in the delusion, so it's our job as liberators to see how we can custom build an effective, efficient sign for them, pointing of course to the same destination. It's not one size fits all.
This point by 'Topology' is money:
"May I make a couple observations? I think you'll agree with this first one: 1) Talking about looking is not looking. 2) Telling other people to look is talking about looking. 3) When you tell another person to do something, you are placing yourself in control and commanding their will. 4) People resist the appearance of not being in control. 5) People resist looking when they are told to look.
The RT forums work (for the non-trolls and the stubborn) because people have come TO the RT forum, so it is in their will to give up their will to someone else in order to receive guidance.
You have come here to assert your will over others, and the community on this forum is for the most part defensive in your perspective because people are fending off your will in order to preserve their own. If anybody is going to look, they must do it willingly."
There will always be people that are willing to fight you, but the point of this post is basically to illustrate effectiveness and versatility.
You guys do a great job anyway, and RT has had a great year, but look at things from the 'student's' view, and see what you need to do to get them to see.
Ruthless Truth was very hostile in the early days, all fire and fury. It worked on some, but generally the percentages were down. It's got a bad reputation on the forums, when really, it's waking people up consistently.
You'd think a movement with over 170 liberations in one year alone would be bigger than any religion in the world, but it isn't, yet. People should love RT, it works. Millions of people waste time every year on religions that don't wake them up one iota.
This is a rough insight, i'm throwing it out there and hoping for some feedback. I wanted to share and hopefully we can all become better at waking people up.