Many seeking the Guru today have slept through high school. They
have also burned up many precious brain cells through the use of drugs. These cells are
particularly important to the awakening process. Many candidates nervous systems
have been hurt badly. Often their memory is poor, their ability to think clearly, or
reason, is gone. And social skills the abilities to relate to others are
minimal or even aberrational. Often the candidate today has not been true to anything for
more than a year, moving from one interest or fascination to another, leaving behind a
trail of unused dreams.
While some heavy drug users, past and present, are doing exceptional humanitarian
service or are millionaires running some very successful businesses, many former
drug explorers have extreme difficulty in getting and maintaining a job. Often they forget important functions and endanger their employer or fellow workers so much that they are let go again and again. They then rationalize there is something wrong with society and they yearn to live in another world.
People with this complex background comprise about...