Gossiping, Easiest way to enlightenment

A cybercadet from Texas asks about backbitting and gossip and wonders what to do when at family events that is all that takes place. Gurudeva gives his permission to her to make as many copies of the article on backbitting which appeared in Hinduism Today and to pass it around to all her relatives and friends. Another question is put worth to Gurudeva and here a cyberdevotee asks what is the easiest way to enlightenment. Gurudeva says to close off the lower nature in order to be aware of the natural light of your soul which is already there.

Photo of  Gurudeva
The good-and-bad concept should be thrown out with a lot of other things, including the up-and-down concept. There is no good; there is no bad. You don't raise your consciousness, nor do you lower it.
—Gurudeva