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Sample Questions

How did you come to write this book?

Your book is called “Enlightenment Ain’t What It’s Cracked Up To Be”  What’s it cracked up to be?  So what is it not

The book has an unusual form.  Can you tell us about it? 

Can you read us one of your favorite passages from it?  (or interviewer chooses)

As I understand you, you’re telling us you gained spiritual enlightenment.  What was that like? 

How was your experience like or not like the traditional portraits of enlightenment?

Given this, what practical value does enlightenment or the spiritual path as a whole have? … Or ….What have you learned about the spiritual path that might be helpful for folks without your unusual experiences?

How would you describe the spiritual goal that is right for us modern Americans?

What can people do now to create this kind of life for themselves?  Any short cuts?  

Does enlightenment have anything to teach about relationships or marriages? 

We’ve heard of so many supposedly illuminated teachers that get into sexual or financial scandals.  Why is that, do you think? 

So Robert, how can people get a copy of your book?