Everyone's a guru!
acurry at UVIC.CA
Wed Oct 29 15:09:35 CST 1997
>There are lots of Western teachers travelling, giving talks in what is
>essentially a very watered-down form of Advaita Vedanta. Basically, they
>teach the main ideas ("You are infinite consciousness, so be your true
>Self") with no texts, scriptures or religious context. [...]
>Just this last 3 months in fact, New York City has had 8 or 9 of these
>teachers visiting. Never happened before. And the teachers claim that
>people are waking up, becoming enlightened around them.
Yes, there certainly are "lots of Western teachers"
and they certainly do claim or directly imply they
*are* enlightened and *are* qualified to answer questions
about Advaita Vedanta from a position of authority, etc.
(but *not* on Advaita-L, I guess!)
I get the impression it doesn't matter to many of you
whether or not such people are mistaken. I find that
hard to fathom but what the heck, I'll just drop it.
- Allan Curry
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