Agony of the soul (?) etc
Charles A. Hillig
chillig at JETLINK.NET
Fri Jan 17 10:55:54 CST 1997
At 01:55 PM 1/16/97 -0500, you wrote:
>On Thu, 16 Jan 1997, Charles A. Hillig wrote:
>> Until we move beyond a spiritual hierarchy that seeks to stratify
>> people, how can we ever experience the loving equanimity demonstrated so
>> beautifully in how Maharshi lived out his life and related so
>> compassionately to those around him?
>People are at different spiritual, and intellectual levels. I don't see
>why this should prevent you from compassion or equanimity any more than
>different physical levels (different height, weight etc.) do.
But, Jaldhar, what "other" people?
There's just the Self and the "you-who-you-think-you-are."
There's only God and "God unrealized."
I can understand your thoughts about teachers and fools, but, in truth,
there may not be a difference between them.
Everyone I meet (no matter how "foolish") and everything that happens
to me (no matter how "horrible") is the guru's teaching. Everything is a
gift, but, in this case, the gift-giver, the gift itself and the one who
receives the gift are exactly the same.
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