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Monday, August 02, 2010

Do We Need Spiritual Teachers or Can We Learn On Our Own?†

No. We do not need spiritual teachers, in the main. But we can want them healthfully, and we can find useful things in their statements. So long as we remember that it is the work, not the words, that frees us from illusion, teachers can be valuable. But for too many people, the search for teachers is actually a distraction from doing the work of dismantling illusion--it is far less frightening to follow another than to delve deep within our own hearts, and confront the mythology of the "I."

Teachers have been wonderful along my path. But the first who asked: "who are you? What is true?" pointed the way. The rest have just been entertainment.
Read the Article at HuffingtonPost


Lobo said...

Mark Twain is my spiritual teacher.

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