what my guru taught me concerning meditation
effortless effort - comes from practice.
when focusing on a technique, you are attempting to become
emersed in the object of the techinque.
when you realize, everything becomes perfect.
in fact, you see that it has always been perfect.
my guru also said that the guru is greater than god.
because, the guru can show you god.
not only did we followers say that the guru was the messiah,
he also said that he was here to save the world.
i was in the parade in London, England and marched in one through Portland, OR.
i loved everything about being in that cult during that time. we knew that this was IT. HE was HERE!
we held increadible festivals. we built fantastic stages so that thousands could see HIM and have darshan.
yes, those were great times. so much love! so much joy! and sometimes we would get so BLISSED OUT! Whooie!
so, how do i see that person, the guru these days? actually i forgot about him for over twenty years. then i found myself reminicing about some of my dear friends from those days. i decided to run a search on guru maharaji and i found expremie.org.
the site is both a history of and by some of the insiders of the early days. those can be safely vouchafed in the know and it has a fairly active forum. or it did last time i looked - a year or so ago.
actually, the site was a surprise to me. little did i know that some of those friends had stuck with the guru all that time. some of them were only now leaving. they had reached a point in their lives were they could see through the whole thing.
they had matured. they had deepened their understanding.
then there were and still are those who remain loyal, for whatever reason. they still defend him. and they try to continue to lay on the guilt trip and the circular logic. ah, but these days, you don't get the extravagaza and the festivals.
well, these days i see the guru the way i see every other folk -
you are the universe made flesh
you are the incarnation of THAT
what you do with IT - remains to be seen :-)
what IT does with you is your dream :-O
matter and energy are one
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