The grand old wise men on this site, although not agreeing about everything, do tend to agree on certain things.
For example, that they are wise, and that their wisdom is derived from their lives which have passed through myriad stages of having been unwise, duped, deluded, inflated etc… This is why they can look at the Resort,the Ranch and other religious and psychological follies and declare that these new seekers are deluded or at least lost.
Well, dear old readers, I invite you to think back to when you were deluded and lost, a state that you may laugh at wryly now… If you had met your older self telling you, for example as the esteemed advaitist Lokesh does, that the seeker must forget accruing more experiences and focus on the experiencer.
Would you as a green nouveau seeker desperate to get a bit of action in the spiritual and material world been able to see the truth of it? Or would you have just ignored him as an obvious has-been old fart, pushed him aside and got on with some serious heavy-breathing, wacko living and energetically exploring your shadow ?
So this may raise the question: What is the wisest stance for the wise old man/fart who sees the folly of seeking?
If he declares the ego-shattering truth that there is indeed nowhere to go and nothing to do, does he run the risk of sounding like Peter Cooks fading rock star alter-ego, Eric Daley who proclaimed:
“I’ve slept with loads of women and taken loads of drugs, but if you think that by sleeping with thousands of women and taking thousands of drugs, you are gonna have a good time, I`ve got this to say: “don`t”?
Or should the wise man keep schtum and let the young fools motor on down their roads of folly, and fall off their cliff edges and last resorts, even encouraging them in their foolishness in the knowledge that they too, like him, will sooner or later find their true way home?