13976Re: [Meditation Society of America] Re: TRANSMISSION
- May 3, 2005Can you please rephrase the last two paragraphs? I
have read somewhere that when high-sounding words are
abundant in writing, that's a sign the writer is not
very sure of what he is talking about. Good writing on
spirituality should be simple and easy to understand.
I am lost in the last two paragraphs you wrote. Sorry!
--- Bruce Morgen <editor@...> wrote:
Reynold Wingate wrote:
>Jiddu Krishnamoorthy used to dissuade those whowanted
>to become disciples.Well, he tried to do it --
unfortunately, after he
died he became the nexus
of YAPBC (Yet Another
Posthumous Bhakti Cult).
>He believed the spiritual path oThat's a fact, no belief
>each individual is different.
>A guru can only giveYes, just as pointing at
>general tips to grow spiritually based on his own
the moon isn't that same
as being able to grab it
and hand it over. ;-)
>It may not necessarily work forClearly, otherwise such
"disciples" would themselves
uniformly be realized.
There's obviously no
universal recipe for that.
>I believe a guru is not an absolute necessity forAs Jodyji himself has put it,
>spiritual growth. If you have the desire deep in you,
>you will stumble into the truth some day.
the only actual prerequisite
is sincerity. This brings
energy and determination --
but also an awareness that
"the desire deep within you"
may in fact be nothing more
or other than garden variety
ambition, abeit clothed in
Can we be both sincere and
indefatigable in our enquiry
without hope of status and
attainment? Isn't that the
subtly elusive "purity" that
is so often spoken of among
seekers, the surrendered
attitude expressed by "Not
my will, but thine" and the
very essence of both honest
enquiry and authentic
>--- jodyrrr <jodyrrr@...> wrote:---------------------------------
>--- In email@example.com,
>>Put two glasses of water side by side, and the
>>out. This is called resonance. If you want to
>>go to the local university, and prove the world
>The Self is of nothing in this world. The laws of
>physics do not apply, facile similes notwithstanding.
>Everyone is the Self. Nobody is "more" the Self,
>despite what superstitious folk want to believe
>about their gurus.
>The guru isn't there to zap you with shakti. That's
>a myth some gurus use to make themselves popular.
>What a 'dispeller of darkness' does is illuminate
>the thoughts of his/her devotees by pointing out
>the Self in their awareness. It's not something
>you catch vibrationally, it's something that's
>suddenly apparent when it wasn't before. The guru
>can make the connection for you, but you've got to
>see it alone, completely outside any mythological
>beliefs anyone has about gurus.
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