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Rama, aka Fred, was my Guru for awhile, say, around 1982 to 1986, maybe. I had a lot of fun learning to meditate with him.
When I first met him, his name was Atmananda, well, actually it was still Fred, but his "spiritual name" was Atmananda, and he talked a lot about how to meditate. He was very charasmatic and very funny and had really done his homework on eastern religions.
Later, he started to go crazy, and he changed his name to Rama, and he told people he was the last incarnation of Vishnu, and that when he died, the world would end.
He finally took a long walk off a short pier and drowned. (No kidding, that's exactly what happened.)
The world continues in spite of his passing.
Of course, in the long run, he could still be right about the world ending after his death.
Here's a joke about scale:
Person: "God, isn't a thousand years like a second to you?"
Person: "Isn't a million dollars like a penny to you?"
Person: "Can I have a million dollars?"
God: "Sure, just a second."
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