Actual Freedom ~ Frequently Asked Questions
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the Role of the Actual Freedom Trust
RESPONDENT: Richard, how
is the AFT funded?
RICHARD: The Actual Freedom Trust is funded by the voluntary contributions of
RESPONDENT: How do you cover the costs of the web site
and your staff?
RICHARD: The costs of The Actual Freedom Trust web site are met by the voluntary
contributions of three suburbanites and, as the staff are those three suburbanites, any and all staff-type activities are also
RESPONDENT: I was going through your intro. Its pretty
impressive in its simplicity and logic.
RICHARD: The simplicity of an actual freedom from the human condition, if that
is what you mean, is indeed impressive ... it has nothing to do with logic, however, and everything to do with actuality.
RESPONDENT: If you really want to have an effect on
this world, you have the perfect framework for a standard education course.
RICHARD: Are you implying that, because The Actual Freedom Trust is not running
standard education courses, that I do not really want to have an effect on the world?
RESPONDENT: Surely the world is ready for this subject
... what could be more important?
RICHARD: Once the five basic needs are met – (preferably clean) air,
(preferably pure) water, (preferably healthy) food, (preferably adequate) shelter, and (preferably suitable) clothing if the
climate be inclement – there is indeed nothing more important than peace-on-earth, in this lifetime, as this flesh and blood
body ... and were the majority of the population to be living peacefully and harmoniously the provision of those basic needs would
be such a matter of course that the preference for quality would be easily met.
‘Tis a cutting indictment on the ‘you can’t change human nature’ mentality that
it is not already happening in this age of plenty.
RESPONDENT: And in your conversations,
more often than not, the impression is that of a prick, not a caring human being.
RICHARD: Also, are you aware that they reappeared on the mailing list almost a
year later and were caught red-handed upon having resorted to fraudulency and outright mendacity?
RESPONDENT: That is besides the point under discussion
right now ...
RICHARD: The point under discussion is seeing [quote] ‘the big picture’
[endquote] is it not? Have you read every e-mail my co-respondent at that time wrote to this mailing list? Did you follow-up every
URL they posted? Did you access every book reference they quoted? Did you look for and read what they wrote on other forums (where
the focus is not the same as this mailing list)? Do you keep all their correspondence in an easily accessible folder so as to
refresh your memory as to what they have said and thus, where they are coming from, what their agenda is, and where they are
You see, the difference between you and me is that I actually care about my fellow
human being and will leave no stone unturned, if that be what it takes, to understand them, to comprehend why they say what they
do, so as to facilitate clarity in communication ... I like my fellow human being and prefer that their self-imposed suffering
come to an end, forever, sooner rather than later.
Now, you can say your impression is that Richard is [quote] ‘a prick’ [endquote],
and [quote] ‘not a caring human being’ [endquote], but have you ever considered that were it to actually be the case both The
Actual Freedom Trust web site and The Actual Freedom Trust mailing list would not exist? I am retired and on a pension and am free
to live virtually any lifestyle within my means yet I sit here at my computer hour after hour, day after day, year after year,
being quite often the recipient of derision, disparagement, scorn, mockery, disdain, belittlement, vilification, denigration,
contempt, castigation, disapprobation, denunciation, condemnation and discrimination (as evidenced by bad-mouthing, backbiting,
slander, libel, defamation and a whole range of slurs, smears, censures, admonishments, reproaches, reprovals, and so on). I have
had my credit card strung out the max, over the years, in order to establish and maintain all the words and writings pertaining to
both an actual freedom from the human condition and a virtual freedom in practice on-line so as they be accessible totally free of
charge for anyone at all to access and it is only in the last year or so that the whole enterprise has come anywhere near to being
self-supporting ... and thus freeing up any surplus cash so as to pay off a modest home to live-out my declining years in.
And the same applies for Peter and Vineeto, by the way, but they are not currently the
target of vilification.
RICHARD: The Actual Freedom Trust is a statutory legal body that
five nominal directors established in order to operate under for sensible commercial reasons. (snip).
RESPONDENT: What does that mean ‘for sensible commercial
RICHARD: Well, it partly means that the five nominal directors, who established
the statutory legal body known as The Actual Freedom Trust, were well aware that they, and any other directors who may take their
place one day, live in a litigious society ... but it mainly means that a statutory legal body facilitates all the legal processes
and bookkeeping details that are involved in publishing (in order to have an internet domain, for just one instance, there must be
a registered business name and number).
It is all just standard business practice.
RESPONDENT: ... the ‘Actual Freedom
Trust’ that was set up to ... ... to accept donations. Have donations been made by the way?
RICHARD: The Actual Freedom Trust was not set-up ‘to accept donations’ at
all. I have said before that The Actual Freedom Trust is simply a statutory legal body set-up to promulgate and promote the
actualism words and writings by fully explicating the workings of an actual freedom from the human condition and a virtual freedom
in practice. It has no need of ‘donations’ whatsoever ... it only costs a few hundred dollars per anum to keep the
millions of words available for any one at all to access totally free of charge. I mean it when I say that there is no hidden
RESPONDENT: Have donations been made by the way?
RICHARD: Yes ... the various directors of The Actual Freedom Trust have, to
differing degrees and according to their inclination and/or interest, either donated umpteen hours of time and expertise to
researching, writing, composing, formatting, uploading, downloading and so on or have put-up differing amounts of cash out of
their own pockets as required (legal expenses, book-printing outlays, bank charges, registration fees, equipment costs and so on).
The purchase, upgrades and maintenance of all the computers and software alone amounts
to over AUS$35,000.00. It would be well nigh impossible to put an accurate monetary value upon the time and expertise: the
accountant who attended to the legalities of establishing The Actual Freedom Trust has, as a going rate, AUS$120.00 per hour for
their time and expertise ... therefore, over the last three or so years, a conservative estimate (5,000 hours at $100.00 per hour)
would put the donated time and expertise in researching, writing, composing, formatting, uploading, downloading and so on
somewhere in the vicinity of AUS$500,000.00.
‘Tis only an approximate guess, though.
RESPONDENT: Will The ‘Actual Freedom
Company’ be selling Richard (tm) merchandise after your death?
RICHARD: The Actual Freedom Trust is already offering two items for sale:
‘Richard’s Journal’ (© 1997) in paper-back form, the essence of which is available for free on-line; and ‘Peter’s
Journal’ (© 1997) in paperback form, which is currently available for free on-line in its totality. There are some rather vague
notions to eventually offer an interactive CD for an, as yet undetermined, price ... and there may very well be other similar
non-essential items as time goes by. These items have a price as they require assets to produce ... and any profits from the sale
of these items goes toward meeting the cost of ensuring that the actualism words and writings, fully explicating the workings of
an actual freedom from the human condition and a virtual freedom in practice, remain on-line for any one at all to access totally
free of charge.
I mean it when I say that there is no hidden agenda.
RESPONDENT: By the way; what was your intention in
registering the trading name ‘Actual Freedom Company’ operational since 1 June 2000? ... and ... how come the existence
of the ‘Actual Freedom Trust’ has been clearly announced on this list; as it should be; but as far as I am aware no mention
has been made of the Trading Arm of the organisation?
RICHARD: First, neither myself nor any of the current directors devised the
legal laws of this country; second, the law states that that a legal entity called a ‘Trust’ must have a legal entity called a
‘Trustee’ (in this case The Actual Freedom Company Pty. Ltd.); third, The Actual Freedom Trust is the ‘trading arm’ of
The Actual Freedom Company Pty. Ltd. and not the other way around.
I mean it when I say that there is no hidden agenda.
RESPONDENT: Do you have any knowledge at all about how
the Actual Freedom Trust will develop in the propagation of your work in the future?
RICHARD: I see that I have already provided you with the following information:
• [Richard]: ‘I did not individually set up The Actual Freedom Trust. The Actual Freedom Trust is a
statutory legal body that five nominal directors established in order to operate under for sensible commercial reasons. The words
and writings promulgated and promoted by The Actual Freedom Trust explicate the workings of an actual freedom from the human
condition and a virtual freedom in practice in the market place. There is no meditating in silence or living in a monastery shut
away from the world. There are no celibacy or obedience requirements. There are no dietary demands or daily regimes of exercise.
No one is excluded by age or racial or gender origins. There are no courses to follow or therapies to undergo or workshops to
endure. Furthermore, not only are there no prescribed books to study, the latest count shows that more than 3.1 million words are
available for free on The Actual Freedom Web Page. There are no fees to pay or any clique to join ... there are no rules at all. I
have no plan whatsoever ... there is no authority here in charge of a hierarchical organisation’.
It pleases me immensely that the way to access an actual freedom from the human condition is available for
RESPONDENT: One thing I have to note is
that something that I find unique to Actualism is that there has never been a financial basis to it.
RICHARD: It pleases me greatly that the writings about actual freedom (upwards of
4,000,000 words at the latest estimate) are available for free on-line ... such is the power of the internet. The only articles
for sale are the journals ... and there may be a CD for sale in the far distant future (it will possibly be a DVD by the time we
get around to producing it).
Basically we are having a lot of fun.
RESPONDENT: This is totally unlike anything I’ve ever
encountered and lends an innocence and credibility to it. You have never asked for our financial support or set yourself up as a
RICHARD: I have no ambitions whatsoever to be anything other than what I am now; I
thoroughly enjoy my current lifestyle, as it is, totally, completely, utterly. I fully enjoy my own company; I fully enjoy the
company of a choice companion; I fully enjoy the company of select associates ... this is the lifestyle I have chosen; this is the
lifestyle I wish to live; this is the lifestyle I am living.
I enjoy normal things: I live in a normal suburban duplex; I eat at normal restaurants;
I meet normal people at cafés; I chat about normal things; I have normal pastimes ... to be able to freely live this normal
lifestyle in a seaside village is why I set out to become free of the human condition all those years ago. I never intended –
and I do not intend – to become some sort of latter-day atheistic-saviour of humankind wherein I cannot live a normal lifestyle.
Which is why Peter suggested the relative anonymity of the internet to make my
RESPONDENT: ... [Here’s the answer to
your stalled actualist efforts] – you need to buddy up.
RICHARD: No, there is no ‘need’ whatsoever to buddy up (aka chum up)
... the code has been cracked, once and for all, and the way now lies wide open, and wondrously so, for anybody and everybody
irregardless of their marital status.
RESPONDENT: There’s a burgeoning market for Actualism
RICHARD: Due to the fellowship regard which abounds here in this actual world
the exploitative entrepreneurialism, which is so endemic in spiritualism as to be well-nigh ubiquitous, has no place in actualism
... as is evidenced by the millions of words available for free on The Actual Freedom Trust web site and The Actual Freedom Trust
mailing list. For instance:
• [Richard]: ‘I have said before that the words and writings promulgated and
promoted by The Actual Freedom Trust fully explicate the workings of an actual freedom from the human condition and a virtual
freedom in practice in the market place (which means there is no meditating in silence or living in a monastery shut away from the
world). I have pointed out that there are no celibacy or obedience requirements or dietary demands or daily regimes of exercise
... nor is one is excluded by age or racial or gender origins. I have emphasised that there are no courses to follow or therapies
to undergo or workshops to endure or any clique to join ... I have been emphatic that there are no fees to pay. Furthermore, not
only are there no prescribed books to study, the latest count shows that more than 3.1 [now 4.0+] million words are available for
free on The Actual Freedom Web Page.
It pleases me immensely that the way to access an actual freedom from the human condition is available for free’.
RESPONDENT: ... [There’s a burgeoning market for
Actualism] – get an Actualist Life Coach ™!
RICHARD: Due to the fellowship regard which abounds here in this actual world
the exploitative entrepreneurialism, which is so endemic in materialism as to be well-nigh ubiquitous, has no place in actualism
... as is evidenced by the millions of words available for free on The Actual Freedom Trust web site and The Actual Freedom Trust
mailing list. For instance:
• [Co-Respondent]: ‘One thing I have to note is that something that I find unique
to Actualism is that there has never been a financial basis to it.
• [Richard]: ‘It pleases me greatly that the writings about actual freedom (upwards of 4,000,000 words at the latest estimate)
are available for free on-line ... such is the power of the internet. The only articles for sale are the journals ... and there
may be a CD for sale in the far distant future (it will possibly be a DVD by the time we get around to producing it).
Basically we are having a lot of fun’.
It is this simple: actualism is an entirely new paradigm – unlike spiritualism and
materialism one’s fellow human beings are not treated as commodities ripe for exploitation upon an actual freedom from the human
condition – and, like any new paradigm, it requires thinking outside of the box (to use a popular colloquialism).
PETER: I thought it might be appropriate to set the record
straight with a few facts about the Actual Freedom Trust. You have obviously been very busy concocting your own fantasy about the
Trust, what it is, how it came about and what its purpose is simply in order to then rile against your own fantasy.
When I first came across Richard in 1997 he had just completed a first draft of his
journal. He explained he wanted to put into words his discovery of an unprecedented freedom from the current human condition on
the planet. He had gone looking for a typewriter and ended up with a computer and had printed his journal on A4 paper in a
loose-leaf binder. When I expressed interest in reading it he printed out a copy for me to take away the next time we met. Over
the ensuing months he expanded some sections of the journal and would then change the pages in my loose-leaf binder.
One day I suggested to him that it might be a good idea to put his journal on the Web
so that his discovery would be easily available for whoever was interested. He was initially taken aback but while in the process
of setting it up, he started investigating the Web and discovered a few mailing lists that interested him. Soon he was drawn into
writing on one of these lists and the unremitting objections he stirred up have subsequently formed the basis of much of the
correspondence section of The Actual Freedom Trust website.
It became apparent to both Richard and I that in presenting Richard’s discovery to a
vigorous and sometimes vitriolic public scrutiny, it was appropriate and sensible to do so under the umbrella of a legal statutory
entity rather than as individuals. The web site operates as the Actual Freedom Trust web site and both Richard’s Journal and
Peter’s Journal have been published in the name of the Trust with the printing costs funded by a private loan to the Trust by
Vineeto. It was at Richard’s suggestion that we combine our writing on one web site so as to present both Actual Freedom and
actualism – the method of becoming actually free, on the one comprehensive site. This also has the advantage of further
debunking any of the Guru-follower nonsense that people will insist on imagining.
Contrary to your fantasy the Trust is nothing other than a legal entity – an entity
established in most legal systems around the world for circumstances such as we found ourselves in when going public.
It was obvious to me during this time of going public that Richard was cautiously
hesitant rather than passionately enthusiastic, which tended to be my role at the time. I understand his hesitancy in hindsight
because the response has varied from apathy to summary dismissal, from utter denial to belligerent defensiveness, from stony
silence to vehement vitriol. However, peace on earth is too great a prize to be muzzled under to instinctual fear and ancient
superstition. As I recall it, the suggestion to establish a mailing list came from Alan and the Trust directors all thought it
appropriate and timely that we had our own ‘home turf’ mailing list – a forum where we could freely and mutually explore the
beliefs, conditionings and passions that have perennially prevented human beings being able to live together in anything remotely
resembling utter peace and delight-filled harmony.
The only agenda that the Actual Freedom Trust has is peace on earth. There is no other.
Whenever Vineeto and I meet Richard for a coffee or lunch, the talk is more often than
not about computers and occasionally we pick his brain about his experiences in becoming free of the human condition or making
sense of some aspect of the human condition. Everything that he says has usually been already written on the Web-site and said far
better in words than in conversation, which is why it is far more fruitful to read his written words to get an understanding of
Actual Freedom. Any attempt to make him into a Guru has always failed and always will fail because he is neither a Guru, nor a
teacher. In my university days I awoke to the fact that there is a vast difference between a teacher of principles, concepts and
ideals and a pioneering practitioner in the market place, something that stood me in good stead later in my spiritual years.
Anyone who bothers to read of Richard’s experiences and discoveries would eventually come to recognize the words of a pioneering
practitioner in the market place and not those of a head-in-the-clouds spiritual teacher.
RESPONDENT: Do you enjoy your actions
being influential and getting approval and bearing fruits?
RICHARD: I will draw your attention to the following:
• [Richard]: ‘My keenness for another’s experience always accords to the
1. I am primarily interested for your sake (for the sake of the particular flesh and blood body) as you are a fellow human being.
2. I am secondarily interested for everybody’s sake (for the sake of flesh and blood bodies in general) as another person being
actually free increases the possibility of setting a chain-reaction in process.
3. I am lastly interested for my own sake (for then not only am I am no longer arguably a ‘freak of nature’ but I can compare
notes, as it were, so as to more reliably separate out what is species specific from that which is idiosyncratic)’.
RESPONDENT: Is this only apparent?
RICHARD: It is not even apparent.
RESPONDENT: Why do you enjoy people finding the site
RICHARD: Mainly because it demonstrates (1) that the reach of the internet is
truly global and (2) that the decision to go public via the internet (rather than publish the traditional way) was a prudent
choice (3) that the skill-acquisition required, the expenditure of leisure-time and the (borrowed) monies spent achieving same
have all been worthwhile.
RESPONDENT: ... (and then mostly drifting on as is the
RICHARD: If nothing else those persons are, however dimly, aware there is a
third alternative – which means in practice that they may mention it en passant to another (more than a few do) or even come
back to it later (some have done so) – or, at the very least, some more words are exchanged which may be (and some have been) of
assistance to other readers.
RESPONDENT: You promise ...
RICHARD: This flesh and blood body made no ‘promise’ anywhere at all
in the above [now snipped again] or elsewhere for that matter ... and, as the pure consciousness experience (PCE) provides a
practical demonstration of life sans identity in toto, no such pledge is even needed (let alone made).
RESPONDENT: What do you call these little statements
taken directly from your website: [quote] ‘The method of becoming free from the Human Condition is devastatingly simple but
requires a few initial ingredients for success to be guaranteed’ [endquote] and: [quote] ‘The method does work – it is
possible to be free of the Human Condition of malice and sorrow – and within a remarkably short time’ [endquote].
RICHARD: This flesh and blood body does not have a website ...
RESPONDENT: Oh yes ...
RICHARD: Oh no ... what this flesh and blood body does have is authorial access
to, and editorial control over, one portion of The Actual Freedom Trust web site and the section you took those quotes directly
from is not that portion. Vis.:
• [Respondent]: ‘Currently we have an educational system that prepares you to earn
a livelihood and a religious system that perpetuates the ‘human condition’, and is so enmeshed, inter-twined and is currently
the software that is running the human machine – if I have interpreted what you have written correctly.
• [Richard]: ‘Why interpret what I have to report ... why not take it at face value? Vis.: [snip quote]. As this is on *the
home page of my portion of The Actual Freedom Trust web site* I am being right up-front and out-in-the-open as to what is ‘the
software that is running the human machine’ ... how you can interpret that as meaning the ‘so enmeshed, inter-twined’
educational system/religious system (let alone why you would) instead of taking it at face value has got me stumped’. [emphasis
And even more explicitly:
• [Co-Respondent]: ‘I’m grateful for the content [of The Actual Freedom Trust web
site] and the attractive interface as well.
• [Richard]: ‘The way the web site is set-up and maintained, other than my portion of it, is all Vineeto’s doing and *the
content of the web pages which do not have my name in the URL is either by Peter or Vineeto (unless otherwise referenced) – the
entire library, for instance, or the introduction to actual freedom, for another, is not of my doing at all* – and I do not
vet anything that either Vineeto or Peter publish on the web site ... meaning that I do not decide, as you put it in another
e-mail, what is of value and what is not (when I say there is no authority here in charge of a hierarchical organisation I mean
it) as in a PCE actuality speaks for itself.
It is all so simple here. [emphasis added].
RICHARD: ... those (unreferenced) quotes are taken directly from The Actual
Freedom Trust web site and are written by Peter.
RESPONDENT: As I was informed of yesterday ... however,
Peter has been informed by you ...
RICHARD: Not only did Peter not get informed, as to what he should or should not
write on those two occasions, this flesh and blood body blood body does not vet anything that either he or Vineeto publishes on
The Actual Freedom Trust web site for there is indeed no authority here in charge of a hierarchical organisation ... all simply
because, as in a pure consciousness experience (PCE) actuality speaks for itself, no such entity is required.
It is all so simple here.
RESPONDENT: ... [As I was informed of yesterday ...
however] and as you are the founder ...
RICHARD: This flesh and blood body is not the founder – ‘a person who sets
up or establishes something for the first time; esp. a person who establishes an institution with an endowment for its future
maintenance’ (Oxford Dictionary) – of either The Actual Freedom Trust web site or
The Actual Freedom Trust itself. Vis.:
• [Richard]: ‘The Actual Freedom Trust is a statutory legal body that *five
nominal directors established* in order to operate under for sensible commercial reasons. (snip).
• [Respondent]: ‘What does that mean ‘for sensible commercial reasons’?
• [Richard]: ‘Well, it partly means that the five nominal directors, who established the statutory legal body known as The
Actual Freedom Trust, were well aware that they, and any other directors who may take their place one day, live in a litigious
society ... but it mainly means that a statutory legal body facilitates all the legal processes and bookkeeping details that are
involved in publishing (in order to have an internet domain, for just one instance, there must be a registered business name and
It is all just standard business practice’. [emphasis added]. (October 25
RESPONDENT: ... [however and as you are the founder]
and CEO ...
RICHARD: This flesh and blood body is not a CEO (Chief Executive
Officer/Chairperson and Executive Officer) of any legal body ... as has been explained before:
• [Co-Respondent]: ‘... [there is] only 4 million words that you (the trust, which
I believe you are the CEO) wants to make known.
[Richard]: ‘First of all, in regards to this ‘CEO’ belief of yours, what part of the following did you not
comprehend? Vis.: [Richard]: ‘... there are no fees to pay or any clique to join ... there are no rules at all. *I have no
plan whatsoever ... there is no authority here in charge of a hierarchical organisation*’. [emphasis added].
RESPONDENT: ... [as you are the founder and CEO] the
Aussie dollar stops with you ...
RICHARD: As there is no hierarchical organisation there is nowhere for any buck
to stop (presuming that is what you mean).
RESPONDENT: ... [the Aussie dollar stops with you] ...
take some responsibility for your employees.
RICHARD: As this flesh and blood body has no employees your unsolicited
directive cannot be complied with.
PETER: Perhaps it might also be appropriate to explain the
history of the glossary at this point. After my initial successes with actualism I wrote my journal in order to provide a personal
account of the successes of practicing actualism. When it was finished I then took on another project that I thought may be of use
to anyone interested in making sense of what actualism is about – a glossary of terms that are commonly used in the actualism
writings so as to define their meanings and point out where they differ from common spiritual meanings. I did this because when I
first came across actualism, my own cognitive dissonance – my inability to understand new concepts due to a lifetime of
programming of real world and spiritual world beliefs – meant that I initially understood actualism to be another form of
spiritualism purely because I was incapable of considering, let alone understanding, anything so new and radical.
Writing the glossary was a considerable challenge at the time because I have always
attempted to write in my own words, independently of Richard. In fact, from the time I started to write my journal, I deliberately
made a decision to stop reading Richard’s writings because I wanted to suss things out for myself, understand for myself, be
able to describe actualism and actuality in my own words and from my own experience. It was also obvious that it was useless to
merely parrot Richard’s writings and regurgitate them as ‘my’ wisdom, as is common practice with the ‘do as I say but not
necessarily as I do’ spiritual teachers and famed Gurus’. This is why I term myself a practicing actualist – I can stand by
what I write because I write from lived experience and not from wishful thinking, plagiarized theories or impassioned imagination.
Some of the phrases and terminology I used in the glossary, and indeed in all my
writings, are those that Richard uses and I use them because they are concise, to the point and very well thought about. Some
sections of the glossary are also direct quotes of Richard’s because they were topics where I was out of my depth as it were,
i.e. I lacked the understanding and direct experience of the subject to write authoritatively on the subject. I make no bones
about acknowledging Richard’s superior expertise – he has not only spent far longer studying the human condition than I have
but also he is actually free from the human condition – he writes from the ongoing, 24 hours a day, experience of a flesh and
blood body sans identity.
Writing for me is a way of being able to cultivate clear thinking about the human
condition and, like all first-time activities, a lot of trial and error occurs and a lot of nutting out has to be done in the
process. I am a practicing actualist and the practice of actualism is to strip away the beliefs and passions that constitute the
human condition in me so as to experientially unearth the facts of what it is to be a human being. The way I did this initially
was to read the words of the only person thus far free from the human condition, and check out whether what he was saying made
sense, i.e. was it factual, and then get on with the job.
But nowadays a world wide dissemination of actualism is happening and this is where
reports from practicing actualists about the difficulties encountered, the issues that commonly arise and the successes achieved
are equally important and useful to someone genuinely interested in actualism. If someone only reads Richard’s writings and
ignores the rest of what is offered on The Actual Freedom Trust website and this mailing list, the natural tendency will be to
remain an armchair theoretician, forever dreaming of change or to regard Richard as some sort of non-spiritual, spiritual Guru and
clip on a bit of actualism terminology to their borrowed spiritual wisdom.
It is in this light that the two sections of The Actual Freedom Trust website – the
Third Alternative and actualism – should be understood. Richard writes of a brand new alternative in human experience – to be
actually free of the human condition as distinct from the spiritual delusion of Freedom – whereas the practicing actualists
write to verify that this possibility can only be actualised by doing it yourself.
You may have already noticed that some fervent spiritualists hold Richard in high
esteem, lauding him for his Wisdom and writing style, whilst simultaneously deriding whatever the practicing actualists have to
say on this list . Being a believer and believing in a Guru is far, far safer than finding out for oneself, because that
involves both stubborn effort and actual change. You can see the same propensity played out all over the planet – spiritual
believers are amongst the most passionate resisters to change. Their held to be sacred wisdom is firmly rooted in the dim dark
past when it was believed that the world was flat and inhabited by good and evil spirits, when life was indeed a grim and
desperate battle for survival. To continue upholding and defending these primitive beliefs and superstitions is plainly
nonsensical in this emerging post-spiritual era.
Due to Richard’s discovery, there is now available a practical means for anyone with
sufficient motivation to become actually free of the human condition of malice and sorrow. And due to the reports of practicing
actualists, this way is now becoming easier and easier to understand and follow as more and more is written about the human
condition. I liken this supplementary information and reports to ‘trampling the long grass’, so as to make the path easier to
follow for others.
RESPONDENT: Richard, Is it possible
for you to give pointers to your correspondence on other mailing lists (listening-l, atheism) which is not archived on the
actualfreedom.com.au website? Since Richard is such a common name, it is very hard to find out the relevant postings. I was able
to find many of your postings on listening-l because I knew the archive site for it. Just the names of the mailing lists would be
enough. After that I can figure out on my own.
VINEETO: As a librarian of the Actual Freedom website I am able to inform you
that all of Richard’s correspondence on other mailing lists has been archived and made available on the Actual Freedom
website, i.e. there is no correspondence to mailing lists ‘which is not archived on the actualfreedom.com.au website’.
RESPONDENT: Is there a reason why the names of the
mailing lists and the correspondents are anonymized? Mailing list ‘A’ and Respondent 42 etc.?
VINEETO: All correspondence is posted anonymously on the Actual Freedom website
– the only exceptions are people who have either agreed, or particularly requested, to be mentioned by name. The Actual Freedom
mailing list was established as an uncensored forum in order that people can openly talk about and discuss the often sensitive and
always controversial issues raised on the website and as such the posts that are archived on the website are done so anonymously
in order to focus the attention of the reader on the subject being discussed rather than on who is discussing it.
The same is applicable for correspondence from other mailing lists. In order to
understand the various aspects of the human condition it makes not a fig of difference whether say Correspondent No. 42 is male or
female, 30 years old or 50 years old, light skinned or dark skinned, living in Nairobi or New York, been indoctrinated into a
pantheist society or a monotheist society, is rich or poor, and so on. It is far more important to understand the particular
objection to being happy and harmless being discussed – given that by and large the bulk of the correspondence consists of
objections – and then use this understanding as an aid to eliminate one’s own objections to being happy and harmless.
RESPONDENT: So why then create the AF
VINEETO: In what way is the creation of The Actual Freedom Trust website for the
purpose of passing on information about how to become actually free of both malice and sorrow to anyone regardless of their age,
gender or cultural upbringing, regardless of where they are currently living on the planet, free of charge and free of any duty or
obligation whatsoever, a contradiction to the statement that ‘what other people choose to do with their lives is entirely their
RESPONDENT: You are happy, so why not keep quiet?
VINEETO: The reason why I have put time, effort and money into co-creating and
maintaining The Actual Freedom Trust website is because of fellowship regard. I like to share my experiences about becoming
virtually free from the human condition, something that has not been written about anywhere in the world other than on The Actual
Freedom Trust website. In short, I do not take lightly the fortuitous opportunity of not only being able to actualize peace on
earth but also of being able to share it free of charge with any of my fellow human beings who may also be as interested as I am
in becoming free from the human condition in toto.
RESPONDENT: Are you involved with any
charitable organisation, any non-governmental organisation or any form of social activism?
RICHARD: Yes, I am involved on a daily basis with The Actual Freedom Trust, a
non-governmental organisation set-up and funded by private citizens to promulgate and promote an actual freedom from the human
condition and a virtual freedom in practice, which provides millions of words totally free of charge to anyone with access to the
internet (potentially all 6.0+ billion peoples on the planet) ... words such as to make what the term social activism usually
refers to pale into insignificance by comparison.
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