A Cautionary Satire Concerning Spiritual Sects
Now follow me closely –
listen to what I say
if you want to get enlightened
you must learn to obey.
Your ego is basically an obstacle
that must be erased.
Interested in liberation?
The path is simple:
Give me all your time & possessions
& I'll give you a joy which stays.
Are you serious about awakening?
Then surrender completely unto me –
I'll turn you into a fitting tool
for my world liberation scheme.
||(raising her eyebrows) One thing I can't understand . . .
||Huh? What's that?
||Why is this message is so seductive to so many?
||Hey – lot's of folks want some sort of "higher power" to take over their lives.
||(pausing) Maybe so. Yet if you look closely, aren't these so-called "higher powers" actually clay-footed?
||Usually. Yet I do believe a few real saints exist. . .
||Hmm. Please forgive me for being skeptical.
||Same here. I'm suspicous of anyone asking me to surrender my intellect.