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Kaivalya Moksha - Leaving hyperconsumerist California...
05 Jun 2004
Modified: 03:53:12 PM
Leaving hyperconsumerist California...
Warm spiritual greetings, I moved out of the back yard of Oakland's Hellarity House this morning, because it was an inappropriate place for me to be any longer, (even though the Reclaim the Commons actions are ongoing in San Francisco and I need housing). My backpack and duffel bag are in a friend's truck, where I am permitted to sleep the next two nights. I had a twenty minute conversation with Berkeley city councilmember Kris Worthington, in which I said that I would like to be given a free room for two weeks, in appreciation of the selfless work I have done the past thirty years in America, for the earth, all sentient beings, peace & justice, etc. I told him that I would be glad to leave California, because it is crazy for me to be homeless in order to do effective spiritual work while the majority of the California population shops. I further said that I'd take a bus ticket and $500 and go to Boston, just to be on the east coast where so much is coming up in terms of large socio-political venues. Ultimately, I don't want to be in the United States at all! I told him that I'll be going to the spiritual places in north India at my earliest convenience, and that it would be just fine with me to be sitting in samadhi on the banks of the Ganges river near Sivananda Ashram, and to heck with the third dimension. That about sums up my present stupid, frustrating, aggravating, moron situation in Berkeley, CA. If this society wants to get anything from me in the future, give me solidarity in the form of spiritual friendship, a place to sleep, a bathroom to use, and food. Feel free to practically reply. Craig Stehr

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