Questioner: Dear Shunyamurti. Thank you for your wonderful recent answers. I am writing this to impose yet another question on you:
What is your belief called? Aspects of it can be found in so many religions and beliefs; Buddhism, Zen, Taoism, Stoicism, Plato, Socrates... I really don't know what to call it. I know you teach a special form of spirituality, but aspects of it can be found in nearly every religion. I wouldn't say Pantheism, because Pantheism doesn't include the practice of meditation, and doesn't mention enlightenment at all. What would you call your belief?
Questioner: Hi. Over the recent weeks I've been trying to help a person that is deeply involved in spirituality, but also experiences "hell", according to the person. The person's mind is bent on instant awakening and mountains of money. Whatever I say to him, whatever knowledge I try to transfer, he doesn't listen and continues his views.
I've told him about meditation - he has tried, but only for a few days. He doesn't have any money, so I told him to get a job, but he doesn't want anything except a very fun, well paid job. It seems as he hadn't been taught to try hard in life as a child.
I've even told him about the law of attraction - how he can take advantage of it and how it's controlling his life, how he's created a hell circle around his money and boredom problems. His mind seems bent on instant awakening, mountains of money, and aliens abducting the human species to heaven.
How can I make him listen? How can I make him get a job... it would fix half of his problems right there, but he just won't move out of his bed.
I feel I have the knowledge to help him, but I don't know how to make him listen. This person is suicidal. What can I do?