--- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, "Richard J. Williams" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote: > > anon_astute_ff wrote: > > Who in the Holy Tradition would ever accept money for such? > > > Most all Holy Traditions in India accept money for operational > expenses. How do you think they build temples? I've seen donor's names > carved into the rock base of some temples. It's a common practice in > India to give money to your guru for instruction. > > > They would go to hell. > > > Maybe so, but you or I don't get to make up the rules. > > > What Guru would ever put such a sacred bond to paper? > > > Maybe not to paper, but it's all recited on a daily basis in the puja > to Guru Dev anyway. The TM puja contains an admonition to bow down > before your guru and pay homage. Bring fruit and flowers - these all > cost money. Most Indian spiritual traditions have an oath - > some are even secret oaths, such as those in the tantric tradition. > It's SOP for devotees. > If you have read the Bhagavata then you should know what it says about one who sells this secret knowledge.
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