Sunday, 17 February 2013

Wayne Dyer is an Ego Maniac.


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I mean just look at him! He's so smug and conceited, he really believes he is some kind of angelic prophet!



The reason I, and many other people, loathe Wayne Dyer is because he is an aloof liar. He is making a fortune and living a millionaire lifestyle because he sells lies to people who are in financial, moral and spiritual crisis. He is taking advantage of people when they are at their lowest ebb. He sells them the lie that becoming a happy millionaire is easy, simple and just a case of using your imagination.


The second thing that brings vomit into my mouth is the unabashed egocentricity of Dyer. If you listen to him speak he is so vainglorious and self-aggrandising that it beggars belief. It comes across that he really believes he is some kind of savior deity, and in a few cases I have actually heard him say that he believes he is probably a reincarnation of St Augustine. How people can listen to him boasting about his spiritual expertise and quality of life is astounding.



So why is he lying? He is lying because he spent his life working hard for the establishment; he was a teacher and even worked in the Navy. Because of his full immersion in the system, working 9 to 5 without any airy fairy law of attraction nonsense he became financially secure with two-point-four kids and a nice little drinking problem. Having attained financial security after years of hard work he then has the cheek to write books about manifestation and the law of attraction, having never applied these techniques in his own life prior to achieving financial security. It’s like working hard for years on end until you make it and then telling everyone that you did it all through some quaky visualisation process.


It must be so nice to, having first achieved financial security, stand on a pedestal and preach to people about how simple it is to achieve your goals. It’s like spending years training to climb a mountain, then through hard work and determination climbing that mountain, only to return to the foot of the mountain and preach to those who have not yet climbed it of how simple and easy it is. Shaking your head at them and saying 'hey what's the big deal, I did it, I just imagined it and it happened.' It’s so simple and easy just say ‘Ahh’ over and over again and imagine your wish fulfilled!


When I listen to him speaking all I hear is a man slavering at the mouth as he talks about himself and his own achievements and wonderful insights; taking delight in his own contact with esoteric knowledge and hungrily gobbling up the praise and adoration of his audience. You can hear in his voice just how amazingly obsessed he is with his own magnificence. And here is the real shitty part: apart from working on himself and spreading his own realisations he offers no help to his sycophantic followers whatsoever, other than the privilege of paying money to watch him talk. The one thing about Dyer is he is really very good at working on himself making sure that he and his family get adulation, money and opportunity whilst the fanatical drones struggle to scrape enough money together to afford his books. These drones are desperately looking for hope, deluding themselves that by following Dyer's advice they will achieve their dreams.


You show me one of these drones, just one, who went from nothing, someone who was really broken, who then applied Dyer's teachings and became a happy millionaire. I have never witnessed such a thing. Wayne Dyer stuff is for board middle class house wives with a little extra cash to spare.  

All I can see is a smug, egotistical, super-famous Guru promoting himself and then later clinking glasses with Deepak Chopra congratulating himself for being so pious and generous. Those two demigods of new age nonsense and day time chat shows, with their army of middle aged housewives, must roll on the floor in hysterical laughter at how gullible people are, hugging and kissing whilst throwing handfuls of cash into the air!
For me there is nothing more distasteful than someone pretending to be some kind of sorcerer, a Guru, a spiritual teacher or a mouth piece for the absolute, when that person is so obviously a self involved ego maniac. The main repulsion is at the Ego, so deluded, that it takes real wisdom and makes it its own show. Compassion, insight, wisdom, spiritual connection, these 'ideas' (not the real experience of these things) can be the most alluring trinkets and possessions to the ego.



"Look at me, look at me I am the chosen one, I know the truth! Follow me, follow me, look at me, look at me, I am a real enlightened being!"
Cries Dyer as he skips through the streets with a holyier than though look on his face, a long white robe and a flute to his lips.

35 comments:

  1. While I agree with you that Wayne Dyer is a fraud, and I loathe him as much as you do, I also note that you have some serious baggage bro. By implication in the above musings, you hate just about everybody.

    Sorry you hate me...but I'm not Wayne Dyer! I swear.

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    1. I certainly do not hate you, I think perhaps you are a little confused, perhaps you can give me an example of why I a) have baggage and b) hate just about everyone?

      P.S The "musings" where supposed to be slightly amusing, I don't really hate Wayne Dyer, hating anyone is a waste of energy, I just don't agree with his product.

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    2. Thanks for the comment anyway man, I have been trying to read your blog, it seems like you are some kind of genius trader, I really admire that. Can you teach me about trading? I am really interested in it but I just don't know where to start. It's like learning chinese or something.

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    3. Wayne Dyer makes more money than I do!

      I have no idea what I'm doing at trading, and I am a hack compared to most people who do this. That said, people 100 times smarter than me are dropping like stones. Every day. You don't want to waste your time with what I am trying to do. It's a path you really don't want to travel. Chinese, on the other hand, is far easier and less risky, and you could probably find a hot girlfriend to practice with...so there are three reasons to learn Chinese! Maybe I should follow my own advice.

      Like your art by the way.

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  2. Agree with everything said regarding Mr Dyer.
    I've tried to read a couple of his books but, alas, failed to comprehend
    how someone with such forthright views on his beliefs can actually change
    those beliefs from one book to another.
    I dont hate him either.

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  3. Just realised that I wrote that I loathed Dyer at the start of the essay and then later said I didn't hate him. Hmmm. Is it possible to loathe someone but not hate them? LOL... Put it this way: I wouldn't buy any of his books or recommend him to anyone, in fact quite the opposite, but if he dropped his ice cream and started crying I'd give him a hug and buy him a new one.

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    1. lol made me laugh out loud for certain with this statement ha ha

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  4. Wayne Dyer and his ilk have Narcissistic Personality Disorder (NPD) look it up, it explains ALL that he does. He's not alone, Deepak Chopra, Ken Wilbur and Urquhart Tolle also have NPD, as do many of these 'New Age Gurus'. Just be glad you aren't sucked in like the majority of the population who garner these "gurus" with narcissistic supply. Some people will follow these damaged individuals because they need to follow someone....sad but true.
    I think the best guru advice comes from the film "The Life of Brian" when Brian (Graham Chapman) says "You've got it all wrong, you don't NEED to follow me, you don't NEED to follow ANYBODY, you've got to think for yourselves, you're all individuals, you're all different, you've all got to work it out for yourselves........don't let anyone tell you what to do"
    Now that's real sage advice!

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    1. Agree 100%, perfectly said, the Life of Brian quote (one of the best films ever) is all anybody needs as advice from any Guru! The only other thing that should be done is the free presentation and circulation of ideas without the, as you rightly say, NPD nut jobs!
      As an aside I definitely recommend anyone reading this, who hasn't already, to look up NPD, educate yourself thoroughly on the issue before buying into any self help nonsense, I've spent the day looking into it, you will laugh when you compare its symptoms with the character traits of people Like Dyer. It's so obvious it's comical! Thanks for the comment narc buster.

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  5. No problem, I've had first hand experience of being sucked in by a narcissist, I'm usually pretty level-headed and scientific but was caught out during a stressful time (narcs can smell vulnerability like a shark smells blood) I initially had a gut feeling that this guy wasn't 'real' but ignored it, I soon realised his deeds were the polar opposite to the guru-like blogs he posted.After we split up i suffered from what i found out later to be Cognitive Dissonance. I researched NPD, and it helped me work out what had happened, im now passionate about warning normal, healthy,compassionate people about narcissistic predators. They aren't just "New age gurus", you find them in politics, the clergy, the music industry....anywhere they can control,manipulate and massage their enormous egos. And a word about Deepak Chopra....i went to a Richard Dawkins talk in December,he wouldn't say anything outright about Mr Chopra on stage but afterwards during the book signing i whispered to him "Deepak Chopra is a narcissist" he said "He's a charlatan" i replied " They all are".

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  6. Although I agree on some of your views about all these Pseudo-Saviors being enormous Ego-Monsters...... I have to admit one thing, it's that all the messages thrown in the foreground are noble and of pure truth.... But where I have an immense problem, and especially for Dr. Dyer, (because, I don't know enough the work of Tolle and Chopra) is that he is always pushing his books, his friends, his family, his achievements, and all his presentations have choking taste of "me, myself, and I".... But where resides my biggest issue with this Self proclaimed God.... Is that he is surely not the proof of these working principles..... After 2 failed marriages, a daughter struggling with drug addiction, and him being affected with Cancer, How can you maintain this credibility..... Despite all, I do believe this thought process works....And I still try to apply these principles with inner peace, he is not a proper example.....

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  7. I am in recovery from substance abuse and I can tell you without any doubt that no one can give insight into yourself by borrowing clever phrases and dogma and passing them on without any real insight themselves. He or she that knows does not speak (or write books) for profit and fame. My ego has a problem with other egos taking advantage of others suffering. Perhaps one day I will rise above it all. Oh yeah, and write a book about it.

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  8. I have lifelong PTSD, and it got much worse through cruel abuse in school and at home through domestic violence. Then Wayne Dyer tells me that it's all MY fault because I "seek their approval" and "choose unhappiness to get the payoff of avoiding hard work to learn" something, when in reality it was the pain and terror from the decades of abuse,and feelings of inferiority-- for which he tells me I need to "learn to accept responsibility," and falling into "The Justice Trap" for my feeling violated,angry and worthless for it the point of chronic depression and disability.... which I'm sure he'll say is another "payoff, of not having to learn to do XXX," when in reality he knows nothing about my situation..
    He's just a quack who's all about simple platitutes, and blaming the victim when it fails.

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    1. Of course, it's not your fault, Sarah. Being violated makes you no less valuable and worthy than anyone else. Somewhere inside of you, you know that is true.

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  9. Wayne Dyer states in his latest speech, he was 19 in Feb 1959 when in fact he would have been 19 in Feb 1960. He goes on to state that he and his brother were both on leave from the Navy and met at a rest stop on the PA turnpike in Pittsburgh when the weather was -20 degrees and snowing.

    A check of the weather in Feb 1959 shows the low temp as 1 degree and in 1960 it was 9 degrees as the lowest, this a far difference from -20 and a great exaggeration. He should also recall the correct month and year as he was on military leave and it was not any random day.

    My experience with people who exaggerate, misrepresent or skew facts is that they do it quite often. I am also skeptical about the wishing away of his daughters skin rash as a reality.

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  10. I absolutely agree. I paid to hear him talk last Friday in Denver and it was pathetic. He stooped low this time. He actually promoted his daughter's purse line, books by man others, of course books that he wrote.

    Every other sentence that came our of his mouth was for promotion of a new book of his.

    Why would I want to hear a song that his daughter wrote for him? I know, so that Wayne Dyer can let us know how much he is loved. He goes on to tell us about how much he gives, how good he is to others, how much money he gives away and the whole (3) hours was all about his accomplishments in his life, and basically how good he is.

    I really never cared that much for him, always found him with too big of an EGO, but last Friday was a waste of time and money. There were a lot of people walking out and I would have if I didn't have anyone else with me.

    Wayne Dyer is EGO and he truly has Edged God Out!

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  11. "Today, millions of people in America and Europe try to find contact with tradition and with teachers who can show them the way. But in large part the doctrines and teachers are either fraudulent, or vitiated by the spirit of public relations ballyhoo, or mixed up with the financial and prestige interests of the respective gurus. Some people may genuinely benefit from such methods in spite of the sham; others will apply them without any serious intention of inner change. But only a detailed quantitative and qualitative analysis of the new believers could show how many belong to each group" Erich Fromm

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  13. This is the main problem: If someone applies some obscure strange set of teachings, like the aloof random ramblings of a Wayne Dyer, whether the teachings be spiritual or personal development, it is very difficult to do a quantitative or qualitative test on how valuable they are. For example if people apply the "law of attraction" techniques and they appear to work those people are more likely to go about the place boasting about it, whereas those who didn't benefit would probably just keep quiet about it, the ratio might be insanely out of proportion but no one would know, because the failures don't speak up... It would be really interesting to do a thorough and detailed research into the actual efficacy of the multitude of new age teachings out there... In my own experience the teachings I came across were pure hokum. But because of the difficulty associated with tying to do a genuine scientific analysis of all of the many varied facets of a subject like this, one is surely better to steer clear of such un-quantifiable conjecture for the sake of one's sanity and finances. Again a "free" personal investigation into history, science, philosophy, comparative religion and psychology in a library or on the internet would be of far more benefit to someone trying to achieve goals. Or improve the quality of their lives.
    Some leads over the past few years that I have found helpful are Bruce Lipton, Rupert Sheldrake, James Lovelock and Alan Watts. Also listening to current radio shows like Red Ice Radio help to give one a balanced outlook on these subjects.

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    1. (Update to this message:- Red Ice radio seems to have turned into an antisemitic propaganda machine!)

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  14. I have a little bit different perspective on this. I have tried these "techniques", however, based on the teachings of Neville Goddard, and have been successful more than enough times for it to be coincidence. Neville was a teacher who for decades went around the country lecturing and teaching about his own experiences. He charged only enough money to cover the halls he had to rent, and very openly told his audiences that his goal was not money, but to share the truth as he had experienced it, which was a consuming passion for him.

    In comes Wayne Dyer, who comes across Neville's works after he's already dead, and says to himself, now THAT'S good stuff, and proceeds to write a book titled Wishes Fulfilled, which is nothing but an obvious regurgitation of Neville's previous books. I'm sure he made over a million with it too. That's what happens though, when you teach based on others understanding and not your own. That's the only reason he's successful, and I just can't stand him. And what kind of dr is he supposed to be exactly? Don't tell me someone gave him an honorary doctorate...I might throw up.

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    2. I totally agree, I spent a few years studying Neville, I think if he was alive today he would alter his teachings a little bit. I believe the people he taught were more heart centered. Dyer used Neville to bolster his ego, he actually went and found Nevilles old apartment and stayed in it, all to remind him of how special he is. Yes he totally ripped him off, and made the teachings out to be something they aren't.

      This is what I believe, and I have managed to get my life exactly how I want it:

      There are two types of awareness with two different types of energy. The first awareness is a silent presence and feels as though it is located in the chest (heart consciousness). The second is located in the head and is associated with words, thoughts and images (head consciousness). The ‘heart consciousness’ is like the core you, the real you. It’s like when you meet someone who is all clever and confident then a tragedy occurs and they show their true colours and they fall apart. Or like when you give someone alcohol or marijuana and their true self comes out. People hide from who they really are and live in denial in their head consciousness.

      The heart consciousness is like the seat of will power, when you are working from the heart consciousness you have access to more energy and clearer thinking, so you can organize and manage yourself more efficiently. When you really, really genuinely want something with your heart you will keep working to get it and you are more likely to work effectively. If you want something with your head but deep, deep down you don’t really want it, you will never be able to muster the raw energy levels needed to accomplish your goals. When you are with the heart consciousness there is a silent pristine awareness; a state of complete awareness, absolute minimum distraction, all of your cognitive faculties are just there waiting to be used to maximum efficacy. This silent presence is very powerful and effective at manipulating external reality. It is this silent, empty, sky-like awareness that is beyond good and bad, that is beyond duality. It is from here that we can construct ideas, and plans, it is from here that we can imagine, this silence is the root of our imagination and for Neville imagination was God. I believe that the people who Neville taught were more in touch with their heart consciousness so he didn't need to stress the point. Remember that at the end of Neville’s talks he would always say: "lets go into the silence", I think what he was saying is get into your heart consciousness. For a lot of people in this day and age to get into heart consciousness is very difficult.

      To even notice the heart consciousness in this era is a great accomplishment. T.V, movies, politics, internet, schools and peer pressure among other things put greater emphasis on remaining with head consciousness than heart consciousness.

      At the present time we are absolutely inundated with self-help Guru’s like Dyer propounding “the law of attraction” in various guises. Their message is that what you think and imagine is what you attract into your life and through the use of affirmation and visualization techniques of various kinds you can bring whatever you want into your life. Many modern day gurus mislead one into thinking that ‘the law of attraction’ works from thought or from the head consciousness.

      To shift from head consciousness into heart consciousness is to turn ones world upside down, it is to let go of delusion, to outgrow the group, to mature emotionally and indeed to awaken to the truth of being, it requires at least a 3 to 12 year period of meditation practice, unless you are one of those people who had an upbringing that kept you with your heart consciousness. Of course once one has mastered ones inner heart consciousness it is perfectly normal to return to the world of materialism and begin the art of conscious creation.

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  15. I have never read. any of these people, whenever these books appear on bookshelves. I just ignore them. I have never linked being preached to even in church which actually was the Salvation army.To me my mother was more spiritual than many who claim to have the secret
    She lived her religion and helped many. I just get dollar. Signs when I see these books not spiritual knowledge.

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  16. Hello there, sorry if my english is not that good, but anyway, I think you will get my point.
    So, I 've listened so many Wayne Dyer's preaching on the internet, and I must say that I agree with one of the previous comments (Marc) that his attitude sounds like „Me, myself and I“.
    But, you know, maybe that is not that bad, even if that annoys me sometimes. Its better to say good things about yourself, than to do the opposite. People are often too harsh on themselves. „No, I am not that smart“. „No, I am not pretty actually“, and so on. Why? „Yes, I am pretty, thank you (or not)“, „Yes, I really did it well“.
    I did not buy any of his books. I did not pay money to listen him talk. However, I must say I agree with some of his principles, but not all of them.
    First, it's not easy what he's saying. „Just imagine, and you will manifest things“. Okay, I imagine that I am the owner of a luxorious jet, and it will comeout as real? Of course not. Probably never. And that is not because „I don't believe in it“, it is a pure fantasy. That is rubbish. I don't think that rich people started their wealth by visionalising things. Wayne says that „abundance goes with your connection to the Source. The more you are connected, your abundance will be bigger“. Well, what do you think? Do the mafia bosses, who are very rich, and ofcourse very deadly, manifest things? Are they „very spiritual, connected to the Source“? Hell, no. I took mafia bosses for an example, but not only them. Many rich people (not all of them) are corrupted, devious, deceptive, whatever you may call them. And therefore, not spiritual and connected to the Source. How does Wayne explains it? I mean, I dont want to be gangster, corrupted, but the fact is they have the money, they are less spiritual then me, but they live much better than me. Not only financialy, maybe they are healthier,and everything that comes with material abundance.
    His words are sometimes contradictory. First, its white, then, its green, at the end, its yellow.
    However, I would not call him a fraud. I think he is more gullible, naive. Or, he doesnt know how to present his thoughts. It's not that he had easy life, he really had to work hard to accomplish his goals, life hasn't been easy on him. Well, he has cancer, because everybody must die, he has to die of something. Maybe sooner, maybe later, but that is not what is bugging me.
    He is right when he says „The more you think of something, the more you attract it into your life“. But, we speak about „real“ things, not superjets, and millions of dollars.
    But, like everything you do in your life, you need skill to achieve something. You can't start today positive thinking, and tomorrow to expect results.
    BTW, yes, I believe in life after death, I am not sure in what form, maybe its like Nietzchze said „eternal recurrence“. I believe in Source (god, universe, whatever you call it) and also I believe that we are, like Wayne said „spiritual beings with human experience“.

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  17. I love your article! Thank you! Needed that breath of fresh air! I also like your saying "Don't believe everything you think" THAT IS THE WAKE UP CALL PEOPLE NEED TO HEAR TODAY, NOT THIS "Believe it and it will Happen" crap they are all brain washed themselves with, which in turn has created a whole lot of self absorbed, selfish , narcissictic people who blame victims and are not willing to help anyone but themselves.
    We all lie to ourselves, and when we do we lie to others, this is our responsibility to monitor ourselves, and to keep ourselves in check, ESPECIALLY if you are someone like Dyer with mass influence over others. Seems to me he could use a WHOLE LOT OF checking himself. and QUESTIONING him self, his MOTIVES. I love how their new age b.s. they NEVER talk about morality or even questioning themselves??? Don't you think it's more important WHY you want something vs. WHAT you (think) you Want? Rolling Stones had it right" You can't always get what you want, but if you try sometimes, you get what you need".....
    As far as giving, Dyer doesn't give CRAP! He lies about it and gives in such a TINY fraction of what he has, what he does is turns a blind eye to the social and economic injustices in our world (as they progress and get worse) I have to wonder what a big role has this LOA and new age crap added to the continual down spiral of our world and the planet and it's species. The middle and upper class seem to be "attracted" to this crap, they want MOre , more more, never enough and they are spiriutally hungry but they are not going to EVER fulfill themselves when they follow teachings from people that do not know the Truth or Spirit. They'll just get lost in the same confusion Dyer is lost in.

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  18. I love your article! Thank you! Needed that breath of fresh air! I also like your saying "Don't believe everything you think" THAT IS THE WAKE UP CALL PEOPLE NEED TO HEAR TODAY, NOT THIS "Believe it and it will Happen" crap they are all brain washed themselves with, which in turn has created a whole lot of self absorbed, selfish , narcissictic people who blame victims and are not willing to help anyone but themselves.
    We all lie to ourselves, and when we do we lie to others, this is our responsibility to monitor ourselves, and to keep ourselves in check, ESPECIALLY if you are someone like Dyer with mass influence over others. Seems to me he could use a WHOLE LOT OF checking himself. and QUESTIONING him self, his MOTIVES. I love how their new age b.s. they NEVER talk about morality or even questioning themselves??? Don't you think it's more important WHY you want something vs. WHAT you (think) you Want? Rolling Stones had it right" You can't always get what you want, but if you try sometimes, you get what you need".....
    As far as giving, Dyer doesn't give CRAP! He lies about it and gives in such a TINY fraction of what he has, what he does is turns a blind eye to the social and economic injustices in our world (as they progress and get worse) I have to wonder what a big role has this LOA and new age crap added to the continual down spiral of our world and the planet and it's species. The middle and upper class seem to be "attracted" to this crap, they want MOre , more more, never enough and they are spiriutally hungry but they are not going to EVER fulfill themselves when they follow teachings from people that do not know the Truth or Spirit. They'll just get lost in the same confusion Dyer is lost in.

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    1. Couldn't have said it better myself Peg! :-)

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  19. He has a lot of good points, but yes, he is an egocentric narcissistic megalomaniacal wounded soul who is exceptional at reinventing himself to keep his income streams fully productive.

    That being said, we are each on our own path seeking truth. I do not believe he is trying to be deceptive, but magnifies and repackages concepts for marketing profitability.

    I will not reply anonymously.

    --Marybeth.french79@gmail.com

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  20. One word to all. UG Krishnamurti, not to be confused with the master of all charlatans Judd Krishnamurti.
    Check out UG on YouTube and you will cease with the constant search dor somethnig else. Something better, a panacea that simply does not exist other than plain old breath in breath out take a dump, eat lunch and dinner and sleep. That in and if itself is bliss. No need for anything else, nothing.

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  21. One word to all. UG Krishnamurti, not to be confused with the master of all charlatans Judd Krishnamurti.
    Check out UG on YouTube and you will cease with the constant search dor somethnig else. Something better, a panacea that simply does not exist other than plain old breath in breath out take a dump, eat lunch and dinner and sleep. That in and if itself is bliss. No need for anything else, nothing.

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  22. One word to all. UG Krishnamurti, not to be confused with the master of all charlatans Judd Krishnamurti.
    Check out UG on YouTube and you will cease with the constant search dor somethnig else. Something better, a panacea that simply does not exist other than plain old breath in breath out take a dump, eat lunch and dinner and sleep. That in and if itself is bliss. No need for anything else, nothing.

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    1. Just sleep, eat, piss, shit.
      There's nothing else in life that has to be done.

      Don't get involved with other things:
      They're not the point.

      Keep a low profile,
      Sleep.

      Taken from "Advice from Me to Myself" by Patrul Rinpoche

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  23. I love listening and reading Dyer, and do it all for free on the internet. With all the hate and negativity in this world I'm surprised you chose to put someone down who only strived to show love and beauty and forgiveness. This was the last thing I wanted to read about him and not sure how I ended up here. What a Shame

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    1. Wouldn't the world be a boring stagnant place if we all liked the same things?

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