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Rick: Welcome to Buddha at the Gas Pump. My name is Rich Archer and my guest this week is David Spero. David is an independent spiritual teacher living in the Bay Area and he and I somehow connected with each other several years ago; I think I might...
David: ...ideas or understandings of God that had nothing to do with That and that was clear. You see I had been instructed previously with Catholic training — propaganda if you will — brainwashing, if you want to go into it from a more severe,...
David: …to all of my spiritual sources I am in utter appreciation of everything that I have been fortunate enough to come across in a spiritual context and I thank all of the sources — they know who they are — who have been part of my spiritual...
David: …and insensitive. Rick: Did your teachers appreciate you, did you feel? Did your professors understand what you were talking about or did you feel like a “pearl before swine” situation sometimes? David: Mostly appreciation and then...
Rick: …some of them are very much appreciative of the idea of continued progress. Andrew Cohen for instance is always talking about evolutionary enlightenment and progressive nature of development and so on. I know a good many people who benefited...
Rick: …you know, like Anandamayi Ma and things like that. So I imagine you were a bit concerned that you might turn out like one of those. David: Yes, I knew I was going to turn out like one of those no matter what it took and I didn’t care...
David: …also. Then there are some divine clowns that go into sahaja samadhi. This is a very humorous state and it’s what it is; there’s not much you can say about it. Beyond that, is what I would just call the “mother,” the womb of the universe -...
Rick: …killed himself about a month ago and this guy was remarkable. He had a very profound impact on people. He had a great sense of humor - wonderful person, everyone loved him. At his memorial service a couple of people spoke who had been...
Rick: …they don’t really give a hoot what anybody thinks and they do all this weird stuff, some of which is morally irreprehensible by society’s standards. I usually tend to evaluate them in terms of what Ken Wilbert talks about, in terms of the...
So when you get a deep sense of humor about this process, in this great depth of dissolution and death and dying into it, and you also retain humor and relaxation and ease and you don’t get involved with this or that, you are home free. You are not...

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