Whatever lila wants lila gets

Gregory Goode goode at DPW.COM
Fri Jul 18 12:35:18 CDT 1997

At 12:57 PM 7/18/97 -0400, Jonathan Bricklin wrote:
>Gregory Goode writes:

>>Andrew Cohen accused Papaji (and others) of behaving badly, and confronted
>>them.  They are reported by Cohen (in his books) to say that these
>instances of behavior aren't willed, they are merely "vasanas burning
>>I agree with I think the spirit of what (I think) Ramakrishnan wrote, that
>>this kind of talk ("burning themselves out") sounds like an excuse, a cop
>>out by someone who knows better!

Jonathan wrote:

>But at least it is consistent with Papaji's (and Baleksekar's for that
>matter) belief in the non-reality of free will.  It would be nice if every
>enlightened being was as saintly as Anandamaya Ma, but it wouldn't be what

Yes it is consistent with their belief.  To be clearer about cop-out, it's
a cop-out when the person doesn't deeply believe in the unreality of free
will but maybe believes it superficially, and uses that line because it's
socially acceptable in some circles.  I don't want to imply that I know
very much about Papaji and Andrew Cohen; all I know is what Cohen has
said in a few books.

>Andrew Cohen's mission to clean up the Gurus is not evidence of his


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