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Chapter 17:


" . . . a transcendentalist engaged in auspicious activities does not meet with destruction, either in this world or in the spiritual world; one who does good, My friend, is never overcome by evil."
Bhagavad Gita 6:40

Tomorrow (9/24/04) I go back to prison for what is appearing to be approximately 17 months. In looking back at the Meditopia site -- what it turned into in the four short months I had to do the basic research and hurriedly jot down my thoughts, it is a good beginning.
But that's all it is.
Lately, in light of the behavior of the U.S. federal government as it pertains to me and my case, I have been receiving correspondence with no return address, typed . . . and unsigned. There is, however, always one or more clues so that I know who sent it.
Yesterday, I received such a letter from a friend from MIU (the university in Iowa I attended some 25 years ago and which was mentioned briefly in Chapter 5). It was brief, consoling, admonishing, and expectant:
"I just wanted you to know that my thoughts and attention will be on you and with you in the coming months. We are either ushering in a new era which will be really magnificent or we are going to fail. It could go either way.
"Eternal optimist that I am, I believe it will be the former. Whether that is the case or not a man is not judged by the creator according to popular opinion or political correctness. He is judged for his quest for truth and his willingness to help his fellow man. On that score, I feel you have no worry, no matter what society says.
"The great contrarian thinker, Humphrey Clinker said: 'The public is always right but at the wrong times.'
"Yet there is one thing that no one can ever take from you. That is the technique to know the Self. This might be a great opportunity to go deeply within your own awareness to get new insights and future directions.
"The more that I study the Vedas, the more I realize that everything is there inside and that mining this fertile field is much more productive than taking the awareness out into the relative field of existence. So, Nature is providing you with a splendid opportunity to take that dive within. You have the technique. Now you will have the time. Bring the boundless into the boundaries."
"There are whole universes for you to uncover and whole new discoveries to make that could dwarf what you have done so far. I hope you will use the time to great advantage and come out refreshed and with a new vision of purpose.
"Satyam eva jayate is an expression that means that truth alone triumphs."
As I continue my work to help bring about a Meditopia -- I find myself having to work from "the other side." But perhaps, in the grand scheme of things, that's where it all has to happen right now. Only God knows.
You, the reader, are left to contemplate what your role is, how God intends to manifest it through you, and what you do with the revelations you receive -- because if you are open to what is stirring in the Universe, receive them you will.
How you bring them forth in the field of action will determine you future role in the Unfolding.
So long for now!