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Buyer Beware? Spiritual Teachers are Everywhere!

By on August 21, 2015
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It is easy to get excited when you listen to someone teaching and want to buy their product. I just want to encourage you to step back before you buy. Check that you are buying with your wize mind not just your emotional mind. Ask yourself these questions.

  1. Will I still want this in 3 days?
  2. Will I truly use this product to the end?
  3. Will I need the money that I spend on the product for anything else? bills?

Let’s see what else Chad says to look at.

by Chad Foreman(Thewayofmeditation.com) 

Spiritual teachers come in all shapes, sizes, colors and sexes and many of the truly Great Ones will always choose to remain in disguise and anonymous while in a human incarnation.

Here is the definitive teaching of the Buddha on this subject, called The Four Reliances:
Rely on the message of the teacher, not on his personality;
Rely on the meaning, not just on the words;
Rely on the real meaning, not just the provisional one;
Rely on your wisdom mind, not on your ordinary, judgmental mind.

What’s my definition of a spiritual teacher? Anyone who empowers us in healing karma and teaches spirit/mind/heart/body practices that help us along the path of awakening to our True Nature. Then, it’s up to each of us to integrate these teachings and levels of consciousness into our daily life and way of being in the world.

My personal experiences with a wide range of spiritual teachers has been, on the whole, exceptionally fruitful in helping me heal karma within myself along different legs of my journey, as well as in accessing and integrating higher levels of consciousness into my normal operating mode of Being.

Some of my teachers have come into my life in more informal roles: as mates, lovers, and friends, 12-step sponsors, psychotherapists, and mind/body healers of various modalities. Others whom I have studied with over many years on a more formal basis include those whose paths include: Taoism, Zen, Tantra, Sufism, Naada Yoga and Dzogchen.

My criterion for choosing a teacher to study with–whether formally or informally–is……

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