--- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, "Premanand Paul Mason" 
> To recapitulate, from my observation, it is often the more 
> inclined who get involved in the teachings of the church or in the 
> thinking of a particular 'spiritual' teacher. Having gotten 
> they soon find there are certain beliefs about infallability to 
> with, and I think that is to found in most religions and in 
many 'guru' 
> teachings. Thus the spiritual seeker, as a step on his/her 
journey, in 
> order to become a part of a group, is frequently asked to buy into 
> infallibility of someone.
> Outside of these areas, the issue of infallibility is less 
> But personally, I don't believe for a minute that it is either 
> spiritual or necessary to believe in a teacher's infallibility. 
> the opposite in fact. It is a well-known tradition that one should 
> one's teacher rather than have blind allegance.

I agree with you. To raise critical questions is a good thing - even 
when it comes to Guru Dev - who is my absolute favorite. I love his 
quotations. He was very strict - but he was true to his principles. 
He choosed his own way - not compromising - . I have to respect him 
for that - even as a woman I would not have been allowed to come 
near him at all.
> --- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, TurquoiseB <no_reply@> wrote:
> >
> > --- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, "Premanand Paul Mason" 
> > <premanandpaul@> wrote:
> > > Ironically, it is often the more spiritual who become 
> > > enveloped in this belief of another's infallibility.
> > 
> > I can't agree with this, because that would imply a
> > definition of "spiritual" as a person who is actively 
> > seeking to believe in their teacher's infallibility.  
> > I don't see that as even a *positive* thing, much 
> > less "spiritual."

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