02 April 2009

Hi Ed,

Listening to Robert is amazing.  I can't even believe the difference between reading and hearing him, beyond even what I imagined.  

What is so crystal clear about Robert than one can't pick up on as well through the writings, is his incredible compassion.  There is not an inkling of personal judgment in his responses to the questioners, a clear compassion. 

Like you said, the real test is in being a loving and compassionate person and the way he is can't be faked.  His compassion also comes out in his approach to suffering. While he says that everything is preordained, he acknowledges the need for doing what one needs to do; that is, he doesn't come from belief.