I accidentally found Steve when searching for info on having an article based website, and that led me eventually to the forum.
But one of his blog entries talked about how to build a stronger ego and it didn't resonate. I sent him an email about it wondering what that has to do with personal development. How to Build a Stronger Ego
His ego is failing him....And he thinks that a path to egolessness is just another dogma rather than a transforming process.
To me, he's stuck in his head. His farewell blog makes this forum sound like it was part of his pursuit of happiness and not his gift to his community. It's sounds like he's still pursuing happiness and is looking for the next great idea that he can pour himself into, hoping that it will be what he was looking for.
I don't think he knows that he's really looking for himself.
I'm sorry if this sounds negative and not constructive, but it all depends. To the ego, this sounds negative, but to a seeker, it's a mirror. From what I've read, I see a guy that sees a lot, but he's missing THE puzzle piece that will show him the paradoxial understanding that he's missing.
I'm appreciative for this forum and hope that at least it can remain online as closed threads. I don't understand closing it down if he's got plenty of mods to keep it going.
One thing that I've come to realize is that teacher's with a huge following probably are serving the ego and not working truly to set people free of it.