Recently told me a story about a guru who seemed significant. A young woman meets a young male. They fall in love, and she, having a guru in India, traveling from Europe to that country to ask if he should marry that man who has known and he feel in love with. The guru tells him "No te cases". Joaquín G. Weil writes. (photo:) Bholanath Anandamayee Ma).
The woman returns to Europe and continued his relationship with the beloved but without contracting marriage. Soon, she becomes pregnant and returns to fly to India to ask his guru on the subject in its new State. The guru says: "Get married". And the girl is married.
Once I heard a child say to his father: "Thank you for letting me wrong". I have always considered that the role of the teacher is not so much say wise things as in the disciples awaken own access to the inner wisdom. If the disciples depend on the response of the teacher in every vital crossroads, it is that they have not advanced still enough on the road to the evolution as a person. Each found his peace, in this regard, when it reaches its destination. We can live another person's life, by very high that this is, nor anyone, even though they love us, can determine our karma, or merit rather than each one by itself.
However, the worst is not attachment the disciple may have with respect to the master, but the attachment that the master can manifest or suffer from followers. When the apprentice is wrong, means that it is part of the process. But when the master errs, it delves into a complicated situation.
Finally, what is a teacher? The teacher is certainly not who have titles hanging on the wall, or who says great truths. The teacher is who serves. (This is what argued that bhagawan of Palestine, named Jesus). "Served" in the sense of service and also in the sense of being useful. In principle, the master should not be a desirable position, but a task that ensues relentless as a destination and that it is difficult to assume responsibility. It is important to understand this not to fall into the madness of the spiritual ambitions.
In our blog YogaSala Malaga, Once we made a collection of videos of great contemporary masters: Ramana Maharshi, Anandamayee Ma, Yogananda, etc. The first impression is: nothing glamorous. Go to people far from the majestic atmosphere that one would expect the Hollywood style, simple The Razor's Edge.
In keeping with Hollywood, there is a passage of Indiana Jones that, at great risk of sinking soil in the abyss, the hero has to choose the Holy Grail among a score of glasses, most of them of precious metals and precious stones. The hero finally chooses a humble bowl of clay. Nothing glamorous. What successful were the writers there.
The Al-Andalus santons or salidies had as one of its strongest principles the renouncement of the charism: were ordinary people indistinguishable from its neighbors. Some teachers I've known had a near zero charisma. I've never liked with the spiritual guides of charismatic personality, more by default mine that for lack of them, because I recognize that personalities as his own Buddha o Jesus they had to have an impressive charisma, at least is what suggests the testimonies. I say this for one turn of nut. But I still think equal; If we had a video of those times we sorprenderíamos: nothing glamorous.
On the other hand, if a teacher says something like "Our yoga practice or our meditation because with it you heal, clarificarás your mind and pacificarás your emotions", before he had left running in the opposite direction. But now (turning back one more nut) perhaps, depending on the case, would think: is trying to apply the placebo effect.
Of these examples is that things might be in one way or another. Attending of course effects and consequences, is also important clarity and objective manifesting everyone within it. White Atmananda account in Death must die a peculiar encounter between Krishnamurti and Anandamayee Ma. A follower of Krishnamurti approached to make it reverences and prostrations and Grandmaster revolted asserting that he was an equal and there was no why they show you these pleitesias. The good Krishnamurti was already empachado and deterred the traps of such treatments. Later became a follower of the Saint show him your devotion and Anandamayee Ma let you do. The disciple, after express all their differences, was. As Krishnamurti had been suspiciously, Anandamayee Ma said: "I wanted to respect the feelings of that person".
I am that I am
To explain it in this way, the good master has "removed from the midst", put aside their personal worries and become a mere transmitter (wisdom or traditions that we transcend long as persons); It must be a medium, or even, in a sense, a medium. While recognizing that, in fact, all persons without exception can manifest these mediumicas capabilities.
Here I will describe the tragicomic difference between the Holy and the screwy. The Saint says: "I am God". And one says: "OK, OK, I also". And the Holy seat. The nutcase would say: 'No. "I am God, you don't".
Both Jesus and Buddha gave the same response when they asked them for their identity or spiritual condition: I am that I am, or as I'm (tathagata). In the end, is something that everyone can say quietly, at least if it reaches to understand it. It is always true.
Joaquín García Weil graduated in philosophy, yoga teacher and Yoga room Málaga director. Practice Yoga for 20 years and teaches it since makes eleven. He is a student of Swami Rudradev (leading disciple of Iyengar), with whom he has learned in Yoga Study Center, Rishikesh, India. He has also studied with Dr. Vagish Sastri de Benarés, among other masters.
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