Hello every one of you “everyday, ordinary, unassuming guru seekers.” Albert found a man who was labeled “a real guru.” Albert’s experience was years ago, and he is still wrestling with the advice this guru offered. What a curious and pleasant and what a curious and unpleasant experience it can be when we’re handed the truth. Let’s take a look:
I actually met a real guru years ago. His name was Maraheshi Mahesh Yogi. I am dating myself by telling this. Even though I am older, I am still confused. He would teach that the unawakened man does not own his life. I’m still fighting with that. What’s your take on it?
Thank you, Albert Y.
Maraheshi was famous for having founded the transcendental meditation movement, correct? My take on his statement, “The unawakened man does not own his life” is this – the unawakened man is subject to his mechanical reactions and his compulsive patterns. That means he is not subject to free will, and thus is unable to make any choices other than those that conform to his past programming. That man is a puppet, dancing on a string of unconscious reactions; consequently, his world is not his creation, but rather it’s the creation of his programming, which is repeated again and again.
I wish you’d have taken this a bit further, Albert. I wish you’d have explained what you mean when you say that you are still fighting with Maraheshi’s statement. Then we could have gotten to the heart of the matter for you.
Are you willing to bear the shock of seeing what has you fighting?
Are you willing to open the door to something entirely new for you?
A person with an uplifting aim is a person who is willing to do what it takes to deliver himself back to himself by delivering himself from his mechanical self. That is the person who gains his life back once again, Albert.
What’s this got to do with you?
A huge buffet of truth is always on the table.
Yet so many seekers of the truth
refuse to dig in.
The truth sets you free
from your mechanical way of reacting
so you can fly to new mountain tops
where the air is clear
and the light is bright.
Blessings and Love to all of you, Rob
PS You contact truth at the risk of losing your old, tired way of being. What’s so scary about that?