Many Thanks to:
This morning, 31 Dec 2019, I woke up early and went back over this message thread into September, 2019. Rre-reading all this was utterly fascinating, and wonderful.
Fascinating because of the depth of the knowledge, insight, and spiritual "experience" that weighed in on the side of true Advaita Vedanta, or "real" spiritual 'experience' and insight, and in so doing backed up Heather and totally devastated any foundation James Swartz might ever have stood upon as a worthwhile spiritual teacher.
Wonderful because such a group of knowledgeable, experienced, and conscientious folks (listed above) all took the time and effort to squash and to quell (by proper analysis and by accurate interpretations of Advaita Vedanta) the trolling and derogatory efforts of James Swartz and his followers.
Want to get to know some good people? Read the Posts by Corboy in order, reading only his posts (him? 'Boy' indicates this). Do the same thing with Earthquake, ziziz, Valma, Sahara71, and Be True. By doing so, you really get to know these (to me) very worthwhile persons. (And without Rick Ross having created this site, none of this could have happened. THANK YOU Rick Ross!)
That each contributor has weighed in as he/she has shows tons.
That each seems to far overmatch Swartz or his clones here is indisputable. (This has to please Heather, who deserves some smiles, immensely.) It shows the bullheadedness, and likely the stupidity, of Swartz that he even tries to win a discussion (or a fight) with such a group (though it be informal, only created by circumstance, with this site having made it possible for persons who detest false teaching and criminal malfeasance to act in an unorchestrated but superb harmony).A Dream of mine
Someday I would love to throw a banquet for Heather, her group of original supporters from back in 2017 (who are still around, and happy about how things are going, most definitely), Devon Adler, and for Corboy, Earthquake, ziziz, Valma, Sahara 71, Be True, and Rick Ross (plus, the valuable post-ers who contributed before mid-Sept 2019).
It is only a dream, but who knows? Maybe it could happen. Someday...Regarding "no self"
In one of his excellent posts above, Corboy writes:
James' supposed state of enlightenment is not a state of being free from ego, but a state of the ego being free from conscience.
Combine this thought with the conclusion to be reached from this excerpt from a post by Heather:
When he sent his wife Marlena, and Jessica, and me (in training) out to strip for money...he told us we were not the doer. We could have our cake and eat it too. "Sin intelligently" if you will...
This was his teaching on non-duality.
He told me I was not real.
Today...on this thread...disguised as a troll...Swartz again tells me I am not real.
My memory is not real.
My pain is not real.
Other people speaking out against Swartz and his false teachings...they are not real.
Swartz can live with this lie. It is his lie that serves him well.
What about Isabella? Can she actually live with this lie??? What about her children and grandchildren? Does she have any integrity at all--or is she completely controlled by Swartz?
Sages have warned about how people miss an important point. Persons hear, "There is no individual self, but only the Self," and they begin to think of other persons as 'unreal'. (And why worry about the feelings of an unreal 'non'-thing?)
The thing these persons miss is that, based on these teachings, he or she IS NOT REAL, either. Therefore, his or her desires for sex, drugs, fame, power, or money ("gaining" attachments) are meaningless, too, and can be disregarded, or let go.
James Swartz, consciously, has acted his whole life without conscience because he 'knows' intellectually that all others are not real, so they can be hurt by him
with impunity. This is what he teaches, as was first revealed by Heather three years ago, had been mentioned by others previous to that, and has been conclusively demonstrated here on this site even since Sept 2019. The intrinsic foundation of James Swartz's teaching is that 'They aren't real, but I am.' So I matter, and they don't.
So, to repeat Corboy's assertion, "James' supposed state of enlightenment is not a state of being free from ego, but a state of the ego being free from conscience."This explains James Swartz's life of crime, rapine, and hypocrisy.
He never 'got' the 'experience' of Awakening. Partly due to this, everything stayed totally mental for him. Swartz has been stuck in his head and his ego, spouting half-truths and getting all the sex, drugs, fame, power, and money that he can, all while knowing that he was, and is, a fraud, a fake, with this knowledge showing up publicly with his vehement attacks on other teachers--ones he fears really "got it" and will (and do) leave him 'in the dust' in the relative. (And duality, the relative, is all he has, so this really 'matters' to him.)
This explains Swartz, and it explains his followers who don't get past his dogmatic falsities. No wonder Heather has always been so concerned for them...*Happy New Year to all of the fine persons
mentioned above (and, to paraphrase Heather, may Swartz, his wife, and those of his followers who have taken on how to live in evil fashion from their master 'enjoy' the year they 'deserve,' that is, the twelve months that the 'natural consequences of their actions' will bring to them).