This is stuff Lenz said, right? Barry wrote: Some of the folks here have "been around the block" a few times in terms of various spiritual teachers and teachings. As opposed to those who've always been too Maharishi-whipped to try anything other than fully-sanctioned OTP TM. So whichever of these groups you fall into, have any of you ever heard teachers or seminar leaders say things like the following: I am completely conscious about everything I teach. It's handled. I am coming from a higher / enlightened state of being or consciousness. Nobody has told me I am full of crap in a very, long time. And if they did, they have left. I have created and maintained a community (culture / game) that very efficiently *corrects* any dissenters of the model that I have laid out [declared]. No matter who comes into the community of practitioners, key real-world benchmarks continue to be elusive. I am an irreplaceable wellspring of wisdom; pay attention to everything I say / do.If you have, this article (posted to another forum I read today, and which I take no stand on...I'm just passing it along for comment here) suggests that you might have run into someone who is projecting his or her "shadow side" into his or her teaching.
You decide. I'm just forwarding the link: http://causingmastery.com/essays/the-teachers-shadow/ http://causingmastery.com/essays/the-teachers-shadow/