Just one more thing:Joan Tollifson
has posted a very cryptic comment on her facebook page. Not that I want to torment poor old Joan, who I'm sure has plenty of sterling qualities!
She says that she does not want to be drawn into any further conversations about her chum Moo, and yet I think 'she doth protest too much'.
I will post the comment from Joan in its entirety, as she is very
concerned about being quoted out of context:
"I’m still on a break from Facebook, but I’m popping back in very briefly to post a link someone sent me to a conversation between Adyashanti and Gabor Mate, two men whose work I respect and appreciate very much. I listened to all of it and thought it was worth sharing. They eventually get into discussing the relationship between spiritual and emotional development, how spiritual awakening cannot solve all problems, what’s going on when seemingly enlightened teachers engage in abusive behaviors, dealing with trauma, spiritual by-passing, the blessings of failure, and the importance of silence.
I deeply appreciated Adya saying that for him, and I’m paraphrasing here, spirituality is practical, not metaphysical or philosophical, and that he made a point early on of taking as much time in silence as he spent reading spiritual books.
It’s a conversation worth hearing. But let me be very clear that I’m not posting it to re-start the conversation about a specific teacher, which I definitely do not wish to do.
But it does deal with some of the underlying issues that have been raised, issues which I do think are important, and I feel it does this in a clear way, so here it is: [www.scienceandnonduality.com
]…/… –I’ve taken down my recent post about Mooji
, as it was really nothing more than the review of him that can be found on the “Recommended Books” page of my website. I had posted it here on FB only as a counter-measure to the way that some of my words, taken out of context, were being used on another FB page to condemn Mooji. At my request, that material has been removed from that page, so the post here feels no longer necessary. It had become very acrimonious, in no small measure because of my own anger (I was quite triggered by some of the comments people made and responded in anger), and I have removed it. I want to remove myself from this whole controversy, as I feel it is bad for my mental and physical health and for my work as a writer trying to finish a book.
And I’m still on break from Facebook, not reading or responding to comments or messages at this time."
(those words of Joan's highlighted in bold script are my own doing)
First Joan denies that she is referring to Moo, but then in the next paragraph she is blabbing about him again!
She posts a comment about Mooji on her Fb page, then deletes it, then re-posts it, only to delete it yet again!
I'm getting some pretty mixed messages for Old Joan, I don't mind saying.
Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 04/15/2019 12:52PM by Sahara71.