Aug 21, 2010

How to Find a Spiritual Teacher

Pick a brick, out comes a “guru”. And, another’s on top!

People joke.

However, since time immemorial, finding, then, learning at “Feet of The Master” is considered a sine qua non for attaining Enlightenment/Eternal Freedom/Nirvana in most Spiritual Traditions of East.

Lest we “bow” to some dubious Baba/Swami, Self-professed Avatar/Incarnation of God here or any Self-proclaimed Messiah/Mediator elsewhere; deep caution is advised.

Yet, it's destiny.

Belief in East is that this or that way, seeker finds one’s “karmic” guru. And, discovers The Way. In fact, a “Simple Simon”, possessing a child’s innocent heart, is assured of finding a “Bodh” Guru/Attained Master than is a cleverer, pedantic/bookish “Solomon”.

Were this precept of Jesus, “Ye have not chosen me, but I have chosen you”, taken in The Guru Tradition [not in some “Son of God’ context]; then, Guru/”Chela”-Teacher/Disciple query is addressed fully.

It's karma. As free mystics of East put it.

And, after all is said and done, Guru is The One who takes us from “Gu”/Darkness/Ignorance to “Ru”/Light/Knowledge. The Spiritual Teacher, like one’s parent, is there to guide the child; not stand in the way of latter’s destiny.

A worthy “son” gets one’s due “inheritance”: That Which Is.

“Neither shall they say, lo here! Or lo there! For, behold, the Kingdom of God is Within You.” [Luke 17.21]

True Guru is “Within”. As one’s own Inner Self.

So, don't worry, be happy!
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