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Re: James Swartz—What is the Truth?
Posted by: MynameisHeather ()
Date: June 24, 2020 02:17AM

My dream last night:

While slumbering, I climbed up the gnarled Heaven-tree to find the sweet and restful nest I often go to in my dreams. Suddenly a thick branch diverged and, while supported on the strong arm, I came upon a vista with a marvelous view that stretched into a valley and beyond. Out of curiosity, I decided to go into the valley to see what I could find.

Soon after walking on a path I met face to face with James Swartz.

“What are you doing in my dream?” I asked.

“It’s a free country and I can do as I please—besides, you summoned me here, it’s your dream stupid,” he replied.

Because we were in dreamtime, I took the occasion to ask James some questions to see if he would be honest with me.

“Why won’t you admit you had hurt me?” I asked.

“You ask an obvious and stupid question,” he replied. “It would destroy my image and I can’t have that.”

“But you admit it to me here…in dreamtime?” I took a step back.

“I am safe in dreamtime. Here no one can reproach me with effect.” He snorted.

“So, you admit you hurt Jessica?” I cried. “You admit you drugged and assaulted her too?”

“Oh yes…many, many times,” he gloated.

“And you acknowledge to me here…face to face, eye to eye, that you drugged and raped me? Do you have regret?” I looked into his eyes.

“Oh yes I admit it. I took pleasure in that.” His head swelled with pride.

“And how is it good—why do you find pleasure in hurting others? Why don’t you have remorse?” I asked.

“That which is sinful is delicious to me,” he replied. “That which is forbidden is the most delightful. Remember Lord Krishna and his taste for butter? He couldn’t help but take a bit of what was prohibited. Krishna sneaked a bit at a time and that made him charming. When I take a bit of the forbidden fruit it’s no different than Lord Krishna.”

“Are you saying you were ignorant and didn’t realize by stealing from me and Jessica, you harmed us, and your actions would forever reverberate in our lives? Didn’t you care about us?” I asked.

“It didn’t matter to me,” James replied. “I took what I wanted and that’s just the way the world is. Everyone is like that. In our world people are selfish. I’m not perfect. I am human. Taking what is not mine is delightful, so I take just a little bit, like Krishna tasting butter, and I can get away with it because that’s the world we live in…we live in Maya, an illusion, so it doesn’t matter anyway and there are no consequences for me.”

I stepped back, took a deep breath, and enjoyed the fragrance in the air: sometimes angels from the heavenly realm infuse my dreams with the scent of roses. They do this to remind me to be faithful to The Creator, and near unto God.

“Unlike you, I do not garner delight in taking what is not mine, nor do I love escaping with hurting others,” I told him. “You and I are not the same type of humans and your view of the world is incorrect. You love to taste evil. Your view is marginal. Most humans love to partake in the bread of Life. Most humans strive for good. Most humans don’t enjoy childish and ignorant actions and want to improve. Your story of Lord Krishna is just an excuse to do bad, and you believe you get away with hurting others.”

I was done conversing with the subhuman James. His vile words were like a cloud around him, and the air began to stifle.

I left him in the valley, and climbed back to the Heaven-tree, in search of my restful nest where I often go to in my dreams. In my nest, the sky opened, and the kaleidoscope of stars dazzled and twinkled…infinity absorbed me, a vast ocean.

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Re: James Swartz—What is the Truth?
Posted by: Traveler99 ()
Date: July 23, 2020 12:23AM

"The Beautiful Woman in the Himalayas"
brings News of the
ethically rapacious and spiritually-false

The 'message' below is actually a compilation from a couple different sources, but being all persons who write to me are promised privacy, to protect various identities it was easiest to combine them all into one letter.

The facts stated are, I believe, accurate. The negative and perhaps insulting assessments and descriptions of James "Squirts" Swartz and his Sliming (Shining?) World are again, totally fact-based, as admitted to by Swartz himself.

So here is the "Combined Message":

Combined Message

Hi Trav,

It's a cloudy day here in what you call my "Himalayan Retreat." Cloudy but warm and humid. I trust that Heather, your group of friends, and you are all doing well in this zany world. I laughed about what your one friend sent about James Swartz being too mean to catch the Coronavirus. Also, the meme about "James Swartz-- The Donald Trump of Advaita Vedanta!" was fun, too.

Did you know there have been changes to the JS Sliming World website? There used to be a links page, which listed the official SW teachers, as well as other teachers that JS endorses. For years, Dr. Carol Whitfield and her website was listed. She was an old student of Swami Dayananda when he was still teaching under Swami Chinmayananda's auspices, and she and Swartz (you call him "Squirts") knew each other back then in the '70's.

Not so long ago a friend of mine had a lengthy conversation with one of Carol's old students, and in the conversation James Swartz's misteachings and crimes came up. The old student said that she once asked Carol about JS, and Carol made a grimace of disgust. She clearly felt strong disapproval of him. The subject was quickly changed. Carol never criticizes anyone, which is how true teachers behave (unlike Swartz, who spreads negativity and malicious gossip about so many other teachers). For her even to show that expression says a lot.

Related to this, the "Sliming World" Links page is redesigned completely, and two teachers, both Western students of Sw. Dayananda, are no longer there. One who is now omitted is (no surprise) Carol Whitfield, and the other is Swami Tadatmananda. This Swami is also very highly regarded as a Vedanta teacher. He is also known to be impeccable in his conduct.

There is also a new webpage for Squirts, his wife Sundari, and the Sliming World teachers he officially endorses.

One wonders-- did JS take them off of his site because it's hard for him to actually have links to ethical and "for real" teachers on it, or did they request to be removed?

Also, an obvious word of warning-- Any teacher trained by and endorsed by James Swartz is very likely one to be avoided.

Combined Message - Continued
And it looks like all the upcoming events are done via Zoom [] though it says that the talks in Berkeley and Trout Lake are "on hold until further notice."

It also states, "James enjoys travel but because he is in a high risk group he will not offer live teachings until there is more clarity with reference to the virus’ impact on air travel." So it looks like any plans for protesters to come down to Trout Lake are not necessary this year.

Yes, any teacher of integrity would likely be formally polite to Swartz, but would not wish his recommendation.

And if the Coronavirus were to have any positive side-effect, keeping James Swartz out of direct contact with sincere, vulnerable, trustful, and hopeful human beings has to be one of them.

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