Seeing Through the Guru
Are you on a journey that includes studying with a teacher or guru who has the knowledge and experience that you don’t yet have?
Whether our journey is towards freedom, enlightenment, nirvana, heaven, or non-duality, many of us seek an experience with someone we perceive has the knowledge and the expertise to get us up the proverbial mountain. At times we get waylaid on the journey when the hurdle the student encounters is the teacher rather than the teachings. When that happens, confusion reigns. Put another way, all hell breaks loose and the student doesn’t know which way to turn.
Seeing Through the Guru is for students who have found their experience with a teacher or guru to be unsatisfactory and maybe even downright painful, but they don’t know what to do. Does one stay with the teacher? Find another teacher? Argue, defend a point of view, or debate the teacher? Or crawl away defeated because things just didn’t work out?
Perhaps you’ve considered walking away from your teacher even when that’s the last thing on earth you wanted to have happen.
This scenario happens more than is talked about among those who seek a student/teacher relationship and easily lends itself to “revolving-door” behavior: seeking over and over for just the “right” guide to help us fulfill our journey.