I REMIND ALL WHO HAVE BENEFITTED FROM BUDDHA'S INSIGHTS----of the critical role
that his friends played. When he left his principality in quest of spiritual answers----it was a band of monks already living in the forest that befriended him and no doubt brought him up to speed about the essential questions: the nature of existence and how best to navigate in it. Eventually he received a lightning bolt of an answer (the 4 noble truths) and hurried back to share it with his friends. They accepted the new insights and worked with Buddha to make his message GO VIRAL. It spread around the world and blesses all who receive it to this day.
I AM NOT ENLIGHTENED-----HAVE NOT BEEN STRUCK BY A THUNDERBOLT OF INSIGHT but I take as my mission to call together for a time --personalities who are on a "HERO'S JOURNEY" --"forest dwelling friends"--if you will --to collectively discover THE MIDDLE WAY OF RELATING WITH THE WORLD (balancing solitude and society)
My conviction is that everyone on a hero's journey has lightning bolt truth within them---and that it emerges in bits and chunks in the normal course of living. I intend to gather up this wisdom---organize it and hand it to the world. (as I did with the Oracle: http://mobilecodgers.blogspot.com/2008/07/dating-oracle.html )
My second conviction is that Hero journeyers---engaging each other---in a conducive environment ---TRANSFORM --into super hero journeyers---(much as ordinary grasshoppers who engage in clustering-- transform into super-grasshoppers---bigger/stronger/bolder) (or as rocks in a tumbler polish each other)
I am learning how to bring Hero Journeyers together and how to facilitate their engagement---from the Heroes themselves.
Here's a brief pictoral update of our doings.