I'd forgotten all that, the plot thickens! Is the spiritual world this
crazy for people in other groups?
On 11/18/2014 7:09 AM, TurquoiseBee wrote:
*/It can get much worse. Any time you have a group of people so
lacking in real self-esteem that they gain pretty much ALL of their
sense of self-worth from 1) the teacher they work with, 2) the group
of people they're part of, or 3) both, you've got the potential for
Oh Gawd - this is getting to be too much for us to deal with - this is
the exact opposite of what you just posted on your web site!
/"So what you do is, if you are not capable of going into samadhi
yourself, you try and find a teacher who is, and you sit with them on a
weekly or monthly or daily basis, depending on your proximity to the
teacher. And just to be around them, if the teacher is truly
enlightened, that energy and light is always coming forth from them."/ -
*/They feel the need to constantly invent new myth-pedestals to put
their teachers on, because they believe that the higher they can
pretend their teacher is, the higher they are. Even crazier, the
groups feel the need to constantly put down other groups, because they
believe that if they can make these other groups appear "shorter,"
they'll appear "taller."
/"To be in their physical presence is a great boon, not of the teacher
but of that light which passes through them. If you can develop a
connection, what we call an inner connection with the teacher, then it
is not even necessary to be in the physical presence of the teacher,
although it will always be stronger." - /Rama
*/Too bad it doesn't work that way./*
How could a single person get so confused? Go figure.