“Knock knock … Neo”
– From The Matrix
OK, So finally I think I know what I will post in Coffee-Time Philosophy Blog. I will upload stories by Father De Mello.
Long ago I subscribed to an e-mail list on Stories by Father De Mello. This was run by a very nice person from Colorado (I apologize that I’ve forgotten his name). I eagerly awaited for a ‘morsel’ each day and when I read it, was inspired and thought about it for the rest of the day… often scratching my head to decipher the meaning… One day the story didn’t appear. I waited, thinking about a computer crash or something like that. Next day too it didn’t appear. Patience… after all that’s was Father De Mello’s teaching. I waited for a week, hoping it would resume. 10 days passed by and my patience turned to frustration to concern. I e-mailed back to the sender, first thanking him and then inquiring why he stopped sending the stories. I received a very kind reply – from his wife – that the gentleman had passed away!! It suddenly opened my eyes to the reality of life.
I realized that the ‘honeymoon’ was over and it was now my turn to put everything together. I searched through my e-mails and one by one I collected all the e-mails I received and put them together in form of a book. Printed it and read it over and over again…. and shared it with a friend… and then forgot all about it. This was more than 5 years ago.
Last week while cleaning up my ‘back-up’ hard disk, I discovered this file again. I didn’t want to print it again, but I wanted to re-read it… and ‘see’ if my perspective has changed any? Yes, it has. Many of the stories make a lot more sense now and often the inscrutable words jump out with meaning! I realized it is time to pass it on. Someone else needs to benefit now…
So here it is… the series, one by one..
Edit : OK, so I was a better ‘archiver’ that I thought. The e-mails were from Scott Reeves of Arkansas! I thank Scott from the bottom of my heart.
This page has the following sub pages.
- The first e-mail I received
- 01 – ON WAKING UP
- 02 – WILL I BE OF HELP TO YOU?
- 03 – ON THE PROPER KIND OF SELFISHNESS
- 04 – ON WANTING HAPPINESS
- 05 – ARE WE TALKING ABOUT PSYCHOLOGY IN THIS SPIRITUALITY COURSE?
- 06 – NEITHER IS RENUNCIATION THE SOLUTION
- 07 – LISTEN AND UNLEARN
- 08 – THE MASQUERADE OF CHARITY
- 09 – WHAT’S ON YOUR MIND
- 10 – GOOD BAD OR LUCKY?
- 11 – OUR ILLUSION ABOUT OTHERS
- 12 – SELF-OBSERVATION
- 13 – AWARENESS WITHOUT EVALUATING EVERYTHING