This PMR is a kindergarten. We all do our best, but changes come from within, not from outside. I can imaging, that an aggressive approach in promoting my MBT belief doesn't do any good, and finally could place MBT next to the existing religions.
I believe, that this is a right time for MBT, and this is why Tom has it published and made available to anyone on Google. The last thing we want to happen is to make it a new MBT religion. This is a very fine borderline between where we are right now, and moving to a new religion. This is my real concern with MBT today, and not how fast and how many people will learn about it in my lifetime.
I think the best support for MBT is to underline its similarities with Bible and teachings of mystics. As far, as I can see, MBT's main thought is a death is not the end of you, and you are more, than your physical body. After you die is going to be no punishment for your 'sins', but you will be given more chances to improve yourself. Consciousness (god) is your source and beginning, and Love is your destination. Your intent is what and who you are. If you hate your enemy, your intent is not taking you toward Love. With all my limited knowledge of Bible, and my personal awareness of MBT, finally I am able to see more similarities between two of them. Our previous experience with religion is based on fear, and rejection of similarities is our fear. Acceptance is a first step to understanding, and to Love.
Well said, and upon reflection caused by what you wrote, the problem I have experienced with religions and cults and sects, even the teachings I now practice, the problem is that the actual doingnesses that one must personally practice become de-emphasized and even lost over time. Does anyone know what actual practices Buddha gave to his dedicated students who did great things, or to Christ's disciples who did as great or greater things than him yet are not even written about today?
Thank god for the internet and the good fortune I have to have found a teacher returned from the dead (and now gone again, hopefully never to have to return), so to speak, with the practices still pronounced and prominent next to the necessary simple teachings and theories to back them up. Not yet corrupted and dismissed by councils and emperors. Even among my small band of associates there is too much discussion (I am guilty too) unbalanced with just doing the work, so heavy is the addiction to the sensualities associated with bodies, embodiment, and even before bodies. For example, in last nights rather expansive session I gave myself, I realized that an ancient, almost pre-time obsession for creating "nice surprises" via the sensual psychedelics of twisting spirals (e.g., our fractal system as a means of getting sensation). I realized how buried my head was, like a cat with his head trapped in a paper bag. I am glad I was able to see what I was still doing, and thus able to pull out of that compulsion a bit.
If someone would like to help me put what I am saying into the MBT template, I would love the assistance, thank you.