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Need For a Spiritual Master
Why Great Spiritual Realization Requires
a Spiritual Master
Spend time in The Company of The One Who spontaneously
Transmits That Which Is Inherently Perfect and Ultimate.
This Is The Great Rule, The Great Law, The Ultimate Principle.
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This article explores why
one needs a Spiritual Master (and more specifically, a Spiritual
Transmission Master) for Spiritual Realization, and why
one cannot "do it yourself".
Need for a Spiritual Transmission Master — The
difference between a momentary Revelation and a permanent Realization.
Why a Spiritual Transmission Master — someone who
literally transmits His or Her Spiritual Realization to
others — is functionally necessary for Spiritual Realization.
a Revelation allows us to talk about what kind of Revelations
are possible altogether
people have some kind of Spiritual Revelation
- Such Revelations
tend to be relatively rare "million dollar moments",
not permanent Realizations
even "apparently individual Revelations" are actually
assisted by Spiritual Masters
are a variety of different "great Realizations" or unitive
experiences of various kinds
difference between a Revelation and a Realization
opens the door to the possibility of Realization
Need for a Devotional Relationship with a Spiritual Transmission
Master — Why recognition, devotion, love, and
surrender are necessary for Spiritual Realization to occur,
in the context of a relationship with a Spiritual Transmission
Master. Spiritual Realization as identity shift, in the context
of relational submission to a Greater Identity. The common error
of egoically converting the Master's Transmission into a self-centered
experience in the body or the mind, which never Realizes anything
greater than "self".
No Self-Applied Technique is Capable of Realizing the Divine
— Why the ego cannot Wake "itself" Up. Most
Perfect God-Realization — complete Awakening from the
dream — cannot be accomplished by "oneself".
The Divine Itself accomplishes the process, and the process
requires the complete transcendence and dissolution of the egoic
self, through surrender to the Divine in Person.
"ego" can't Wake Up "itself". The "ego"
can't wake up.
stage methods are still ego-based
Is Always Already the Case, But the Spiritual Master is Still
Required for Realizing the Truth — One of Adi
Da's many major contributions to our understanding of Reality
and the Great Tradition of the world's esoteric practices and
schools was to identify and correct a flaw in logic that He
referred to as the "Talking School" error. The logic
goes as follows: Since Truth is already the case, there is no
method one can fruitfully engage to "find" the Truth
(including any process involving a Spiritual Master); therefore,
what one should do instead is simply meditate on what is already
the case (in some verbal form: for example, "I am That")
until one Realizes It. In this section, we examine Adi Da's
criticism of this logic, and why a deeper understanding actually
confirms the absolute need for the Spiritual Master. Truth is always already the case. But egoity is also always already the case (hiding and obscuring the Truth), until fundamental self-understanding is Given, by Grace.
Our Resistance to Gurus Comes From — In this section,
we explore the historical origins of anti-Guruism in Luther's
Reformation and the longstanding view (by those in political
authority) of genuine Spiritual Masters as revolutionaries capable
of undermining society with their radical view of reality and
the purpose of life.
1. The potential
corruptness of spiritual mediators
Masters as revolutionaries (COMING SOON)
Adi Da Himself Need a Spiritual Master? — Adi
Da was the rarest kind of being: a Divine Incarnation. His body-mind
was directly integrated with the Divine from birth. Even though
He had human Spiritual Masters, His actual "Spiritual Master"
during His period of "Re-Awakening" was the very Divine.
His "life story" is that of the Divine Incarnating
and Re-Awakening, and is not replicatable by ordinary human
egos. But all of us, like Adi Da Himself, now have access to
the very Divine as our Spiritual Master by virtue of Adi Da's