Wednesday, 6 February 2019
A Touch of Guru
Written by Mathew Naismith
1- (Sikhism) each of the first ten leaders of the Sikh religion
2- (Buddhism) a Hindu or Buddhist religious leader and spiritual teacher
3- A recognized leader in some field or of some movement
"a guru of genomics"
Should we truly ignore or denounce an environment that depicts a high degree of life experiences, awareness and wisdom? Imagine ignoring an environment that has thousands of years of life experiences behind it because of our prejudices. The psychological benefits of not ignoring such an environment are huge to start with. Imagine ignoring a Hindu spiritual teacher/guide because they are Hindu, even while knowing that Hinduism is the longest surviving religion/school of life. As many of us have discovered, techniques in dealing with modern day life still stands today, even though this kind of wisdom can be thousands of years old. In actuality, because these ancient teachings are still relevant today, shows they are proven.
Imagine from infancy not learning from our environment while experiencing the very same environment we are not learning from!! How many of us are doing just this these days, totally ignoring the very same environment we are experiencing as opposed to a desired environment in accordance with our own prejudices? Some of us desire to be only of a fifth dimensional reality, while showing no desire to learn from their present 3rd dimensional environment!! So when you have dismally failed in learning from one year of schooling, you go onto the next year of schooling!! It is simply not going to happen.
Gurus, no matter of what kind of Guru, is apart of our environment we can either learn from or not as of any part of our environment. Yes, spiritual Gurus can become wealthy or financially comfortable while teaching a whole history of learning of awareness, life experiences, wisdom and psychological sustainability or balance. Material wealth is simply apart of an environment a Guru teaches in and does not ignore or have disdain for because they are of spiritual virtues. One of the main differences between a spiritual Guru and spiritually aware people, is that the spiritual Gurus have no disdain of an environment or desire to be of one environment over and above another.
It is wise not to confuse a wealthy Guru to a wealthy multinational. Most often the multinational losing all of their material possessions will emotionally suffer greatly, the same can't be said of a spiritual Guru. As of all material possessions, including our own possession of our physical self/life, it is but a passing moment as all that is finite in nature will pass by. It is no big deal. How many people, including spiritually aware people, spend a lot of their energy taking care of their mind and body, in other words their greatest material possession? So it is not okay to gain material financial possessions but it is okay to gain and cherish to death our own personal material possessions, our physical body and mind!!
There is a big difference between a Guru and a non-Guru; thousands of years of life experiences, awareness and wisdom are but a few main differences, especially in regards to a spiritual Guru. I don't follow Hinduism or any other religion /philosophy religiously, but I do know of the benefits of not ignoring them because of my own personal prejudices and disdain.
You might then look at new religions or modern day science not being of thousands of years of experiences, awareness and wisdom. Modern day science derived from mysticism and philosophy, in other words thousands of years of experience, awareness and wisdom. New Age religions have also derived from thousands of years of experiences, awareness and wisdom, however, if this thousands of years of experience, awareness and wisdom are ignored because of our prejudices, we lose what our environment as a whole had to teach us. My own wisdom tells me this is a huge mistake that so many of us are presently making.
I have to say this. I take my hat off to the people who have been avid readers of my blog/blogs, I have told it how it is, not how we would desire it to be told. The desire of being negative or positive, bad or good, wrong or right, black or white, has no bearing upon you. It takes a huge amount of energy to obtain and always be in a positive frame of mind, as it takes to be negative, this is while being truly positive takes no effort at all. If being positive to you is avoiding anything remotely negative or positive, are you truly being positive? A Guru is not conditioned to a black and white mentality like this, where one frame of mind is sought above all other frames of mind at the cost of everything else. Being a Guru is simply the extrication of the conditions of a black and white mentality, a mentality that always seeks to be positive or negative within their own frame of mind. It actually takes no energy at all to be truly positive in any circumstance.
Yes, a Guru will extricate themselves from reality, a reality that is conditioned to a black and white mentality in that you have to be negative or positive, black or white. Being truly positive is like enlightenment, it is something obtained without effort or expenditure of energy. What you are doing is releasing yourself from expending so much energy, releasing yourself from expending so much energy all the times to fulfil your desires and a desired state of existence. This is a touch of Guru.