Were you around when he was alive? He was kind of before my time. I read the book probably in 2006, before I even started the DP.
There are people in this movement now who I would consider a wee bit too self centered, but maybe with some distance I might be able to appreciate what they have to say a little better.
I thought his advice was good, and practical. I don't know much about his family life. I know he ran for president a couple of times, too, but honestly I don't know that much about him personally.
I do recall reading somewhere that there was quite a after he died, with evidence of him having misused funds or some such thing.
I do agree with what you say at the end: I've come to believe that the idea would only have any long-term merit with a more spiritually enlightened people.
The only way to make sense out of change is to plunge into it, move with it, and join the dance.
- Alan Watts
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