Thursday, April 06, 2006

True Teacher

Spirituality is all about the search for happiness and meaning. Everyone wants to be happy, and everyone wants to know that what we are doing here serves some purpose.

Religion uses the spiritual longing as the carrot. Then places you under its control structure.
Why would a religion want you to be enlightened? Then you would not need them anymore.
Better to keep you in the dark, wandering around, searching for a light.

The mark of a true spiritual teacher is one that gives the student clear directions to the exit whenever they ask for them, and the tools to accomplish their goals without expecting anything in return. A true spiritual teacher is a true friend, an unconditional relationship.

Once it becomes in anyway about power or authoritarian dynamics, or money for that matter then you know that you are being had.