Max Power wrote:In my spiritual and personal development quest, I have been through several gurus/teachers and checked out many more but didn't stick around.
It's not a quest.
Hi Max, nice to meet you.
I agree the spiritual is not a quest, but at the time when I was searching/looking around to find a guru to answer the questions I had. It at that time fealt like a quest, so therefore in my case it is the right word to use, because it felt like that.
Also, I didn't only meant to talk about teachers of spiritual things when I wrote it, But I also looked for teachers to teach/help me with the development of certain wordly skills.And the development of certain skills often is a quest and path of growth of the skill involved.
Max Power wrote:There is no book, no guru, no teaching required.
The ego longs for stuff to keep it company.
I agree it is not necesairely required to read a book, go to a guru or receive teaching. To realize the self it not necesairely required, nor can I find a logical reason why it should be required. I would never advice anyone to go seek a guru, BUT nor would I ever advise anyone to NOT look for a bonavide/sincere guru.
But the fact remains, as in my case that the meeting with a guru was part of the plan/script. I could not help but going to look for people to see what their answers were to my questions. And I could not help that the answers of this guru gave me great feeling and resonated well with me. So I could not help to coninue to listen to his guidance, and his concepts. It was part of my life plan as I see it, and now the time has been there for some months that I no longer need to listen to his teachings because I see it for myself. I can also imagine that if it was my life plan to not meet any guru, read no book and not receive any spritual info. That I would realize what I am without any of this.
Which one is better, receive no guidance/info or recieving guidance/info from books/guru/etc.? To me seems like an irrelevant question, it depends what your life plan is, neither is better nor worse imo.
Nevertheless there is a great sense of Love and appriciation left for my last guru.
Greetings from Scarface.