I love to spend at least some time of day
with my dear evenings. We walk together.
It is lovely.
During one of these walks an old friend
of mine joined us.
During the ceremonial usual conversations,
he asked me a very striking question,
“Maruti, are people still coming to you
for guidance and learning?”
“More than I can handle,” I replied.
“These days everything is on you-tube
and google. People can learn everything
sitting by their laptop. Learning has become
teacher free,” he commented.
“Nothing can replace the reprimand of a
living human teacher,” I joked.
He was so right. I know of so many people
who are glued to search engines and you
tube videos looking for core transformation.
I guess they want to save rigor of finding the
right teacher and learning from him. Probably
they want to save some dollars too.
No wonder people have become search engines.
They know every term out there, every definition
out there, they seem to know everything; unhappy
Acquaintance with information gives an illusion of
transformation and is extremely dangerous.
Most people who chose to learn from
digital teachers get trapped.
Books, videos, internet can give you
information. If you seek transformation
without a personal teacher you are
taking yourself for a ride.
Remember virtual world is step farther
from the reality but is projected otherwise.
Entering the virtual world is taking a step
down into the inferno of illusions and hallucinations.
It may give you a kick initially but eventually is
going to kick your ass – real hard.
A personal spiritual teacher is like solid four
walls and a roof.
Gives you space to go within…Protects you
from winds of delusions…gives you the sight of
transcendence by carrying you on its head.
What a personal teacher can do to you is special
and that is what makes him special. Nothing else…
He is flesh and blood too….
Digital world offers great ego massage. It strengthens
ego… and people usually drown under the weight of
their egos…and suffer all the way to the bottom.
Think it over…
Be happy :-)
World Happiness Project
P.S Please feel free to comment and ask questions.
Maruti Sharma is a teacher of Happiness, Enlightenment and author of Journeys in Meditation. Click here to read more...
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