Prophet: Over the last 3
years, I have been searching for an alternative to the money obsessed society
in which I live. Money here is a necessity (or so we are taught), but I,
as you have discovered and apparently are living out, have always felt
money was the least important thing to me and the cause of so much of the
negativity that still exists on our world.
BeiYin: Money is not the
cause of negativity. If we see it like this then we are doing it the old
way by making splits, giving the fault to something outside by calling
Prophet: There have been several
occasions when I have been completely without money, even to the point
where I have not been able to eat (as you), yet those times were some of
the most plentiful in other areas of my life and I have lived through them
all, to the point I am now, surrounded by material things which gather
dust in cupboards and shelves. The only things I still have use for are
my books and my computer (with which I write to you and use to express
my prose, art and music to myself and others).
I am a young man and I seek to truly
live, before I become complacent and apathetic, as so many of my friends
have become, living for the wage packet instead of the love of life...
I long to sit in the grass and work among the trees instead of an environmentally
controlled office full of the nonsense of modern life, but I am intelligent
enough to know that what I seek cannot be found in my country, nor would
I wish to impose my own ideas of the way 'things should be' on my countrymen.
BeiYin: What you seek doesn't
depend on any place; it has in the first place to do with yourself. Your
'ideas' are reactions and part of your survival system. So you are looking
Prophet: Please tell me more
of your vision for the community you wish to establish...
BeiYin: I am not so sure
if I want to establish something. That would mean that I am looking for
manifestation and so confirmation of my concepts and that's not how it
might work. In another comment before I have written something about 'vision'
which says that a vision can't be owned only lived. So I don't feel that
I can tell you about 'my vision'. I can tell you something about my life,
what I am doing now and how I am relating to what shows up, but I guess
this is all what I can do. I know that people are not satisfied by this
and they normally pass on to the next attraction. I can't help them, only
wish them good luck on their way!
Prophet: Some questions as
to your comments: It sounds to me as if you consider spirituality to be
the 'living', rather than the 'feeling'. Is this correct?
BeiYin: Yes indeed. It is
how we relate to life and to everything which is part of it.
Prophet: If you truly do not
believe in a 'spiritual concept', what then guides your vision?
BeiYin: I am guided by my
awareness and my ability to discriminate, deciding to what feels right,
not by judging but relating.
Prophet: What guides your
heart? (Do you believe in love, as your poetry seems to bear out)
BeiYin: I do not believe
in love, I live it. (And it is not a lack of humbleness when I don't say:
trying to live it'. Because 'trying' would mean that there
is a concept which someone is trying to fulfill. There can't be done anything,
just to let it happen and be alert and aware about it...) What does not
mean, that I always feel love, sometimes yes, sometimes no, but as far
I am aware of it my doing and relating towards the world is based on love.
Prophet: To what do you attribute
your lack of success in establishing your community thus far?
BeiYin: The reality of this
world. I might be twenty years ahead of the time, so I am not surprised
that people don't understand. It's normal that unknown aspects of life,
if expressed by someone unknown, are simply ignored or as a way to defend
their ignorance, are ridiculed or intellectual split apart, so eliminated.