Follow yourself

We do not try to be imitators of Jesus, Lao Tsé, or Buddha or Pythagoras. To find our inner freedom and mental independence, we have to be ourselves and ourselves the best out of our being, humanize us and follow the path of self-realization. Calle Ramiro writes.


The zen masters, so overcome constraints schemes, arrive to say: "If you find the Buddha in your way, kill him". But by emotional old minority, many person are adictan guru and thus cease to be themselves to become a pale reflection of the same.

The cult guru (or guru, as we want to emphasize it), so propitiated in the India and bordering sometimes on the superstitious and even paranoid, it is moved to some areas of Western culture, being welcomed by those that remain in need of 'parents' authoritarian and they tell them how to organize their lives or what should or not should do. But a vast majority of masses gurus are, and stated it strongly Ramakrishna, as submerged prostitutes on greed and narcissism.

I have come to say in some way: "If you want to insult me, call me guru". As I said over and over again Babaji Sibananda Varanasi, the true master does not need to establish organizations or ashrams and wasting their time making proselytizing, it is like the flower that does not need to pursue to the bee, but that the bee comes to her. The real master is which delivery to his disciples the teachings find his inner master, and at all times avoid yielding him homage or generate emotional and pathological dependencies in his disciples.

The blind disciples

I met several times with the prominent Italian orientalist PIO Filippani Ronconi, on my return from my travels to India, passing through Rome. Told that the proliferation of fake gurus for decades it is impressive and that represented an attack on true spirituality, because quite a few of the Indian gurus who came to America lost full yoga in their eagerness to commodify it and monetize it. He said to me:

"The blind disciples feed the adversary, which is a pseudoguru. And I think that it would be better that those blind disciples were to see their pastor, but it is breaking with its traditions for nothing. They were born free and become slaves. There are no easy roads there, and only the false gurus say otherwise."

As I stress in my spiritual story The FakirI am an apprentice, and the duty of all apprentice is to continue learning. As a simple yoga teacher I am - I try to give to others what I have received - much thank you to Juan Betancor and a Jose Pazo He submitted in his documentary Traveling to the inside the misconceptions Ramiro and who is still looking for without ceasing in the long March of self-realization. In my extensive professional work have offered me franchising yoga centers, run luxury establishments, to form organizations "mystical" and others, but I was always far away from all this and they cause me fear the spiritual small groups of sectarian mentality, pseudomisitcas institutions and "spiritual" organizations that are said to be non-profit and do nothing but profit.

I wish the day in which the seeker knows that the great master is the Dharma (education) and that no human being should yield obedience blind and abject, even presenting himself as a realized guru or an avatar. It is always better to own jail that entering an alien prison and even more oppressive. By emotional shortcomings many cling to the image of the guru, but thus psychic holes is not persevere, but it enlarge without remedy.

Calle Ramiro

RamiroCalleMore than 50 years has been Calle Ramiro teaching yoga. He began teaching at home and created an Academy of yoga correspondence for all Spain and Latin America. In January of l971 opened its Yoga Center Shadak, that have already passed more than half a million people. His 250 published works include more than fifty devoted to yoga and related disciplines. He has made Yoga the purpose and sense of his life, having traveled a hundred times to India, the homeland of yoga.

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