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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Aug 18, 2010

Conscious Evolution and the Integration of Science and Spirituality

Conscientious “evolving” human beings are few and far in-between.

The awareness that out of “No Thing at All” has evolved Everything that was, is and will be is fantastic. Yet, fallacious.

The “No-Thing” implies “nothing”.

It is untrue.

The "Father" & The "Creator" of “everything” is neither “a thing” nor “no thing”. And, certainly is not “no thing at all”. It is “something” beyond simple, simplistic definitions.

We need “evolve” from Simple Simon to Spiritual Solomon.

It requires, conscientiously, getting rid of “Simple Simon”. This demands, we neither over simplify nor overtly “sci-fi” That Which Is.

Afore said “No Thing At All” is not some “zero” of Science.

Evolutionary Theory or “Big Bang” Hypothesis etc. has relevance in this “earthly” realm. This “illusion” does not exist “There”. At “The” End.

So, what is “IT” that can bring “Conscious Evolution”: The Integration of Science & Spirituality?

It is, consciously, “attaining” Buddha-hood/Knowing that Science & Spirituality are siblings. One can be used to “seek” and “find” the other. There is no rivalry betwixt them. As they “evolve” in stature and “Nature”, both could “get” The Answer.

It is simple.

From “Self” arises “non-self”. Once “illusion” of manifestation ends; the non-self “settles” unto The Self. As if “it” never was. Therein, “It” remains: as “Self” of All That Is. Until “karma” decides it is time to “manifest” again.

This “Evolution” is Never Ending.

Yet, is “no thing”, “nothing” and “no thing at all”.

Is All in One.

The End!
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