Terri Marie: I would be honored to do that, Vish. It’s always a great pleasure to talk with my good friend, John. And John, I can’t wait to ask you some of these questions. I’ve been saving questions up for a long time, and I have three pages. I know we’re not going to get through them all today, but I wanted to at least give the listeners a taste of the incredible wisdom and insights that you have.
So I’d like to start with — when did you first realize, John, that there was a spiritual side to life?
John Harricharan: It’s interesting because that’s a question that’s asked of me always, in interviews, in talks, wherever — “When did you realize there is a different side, a spiritual side, to life?” And my answer is this. It’s another question. It’s — When did I realize that I needed air to breathe, to live, or I needed food?
I can’t say when I had that realization. I have a feeling that that realization is deep within each and every one of us. And we do look at it consciously, as we grow older. So I would say I was born with this, just like I think that all almost 7 billions of us on earth are born with it. I just started looking at it at a much earlier age.
Terri Marie: Well, thank you, John. And you seem to have a great grasp of this and you can put it into such simple terms. How are people going to be able to use this Spiritual simplicity site to help their spiritual growth?
John Harricharan: One of my mottos was one of the things I have always wanted to do was to make things so simple that everybody or anybody, just anyone, at any level would be able to understand them. I am reminded of what Albert Einstein once said, which was “Everything should be made as simple as possible and not one bit simpler.”
So the Spiritual simplicity site, I think, is going to be one of the greatest gifts that we could give here on earth that Vish is putting together with some of my input, because it will take all these complex things. Everything that people are talking about, if boiling a crystal, facing the morning sun, and drinking the water and turning around three times, and all kinds of rituals and all kinds of teachings, self-help, self-development, talk about mantras and kundali rising, and what not — things that people don’t even have any idea exist and put them into what I call practical, simple methods of achieving harmony in life of balance and body mind spirit.
Its got to be useful. Its got to be simple. So that anyone could use it. I like what my late friend the great Sunbear used to say, If your medicine doesnt grow corn, what good is it. So if what we say in this site doesnt help people to become more prosperous if they are not, became healthier if they have lacked health and they become — have the greatest best relationships on earth, if what we teach or what we share in this site, wouldnt do that than what use is it. So thats what the site is designed to do.