Friday, April 16, 2010

False Gurus, Spiritual Energy and Mathematics!

Excerpt taken from Frank's Blog in the Netherlands, called: The Pitfalls of Spirituality in an article titled: False Gurus And Spiritual Energy. Frank is the ex-Zone-In Charge (ZIC) of SRCM (California-1997) for the Netherlands. Frank works for the government of the Netherlands. He has a degree in Mathematics.

Insertion by 4d-don are in "red italics"

False Gurus and Spiritual Energy


Suddenly, a whole different ballgame is being played. Because now, if we accept this premisse, surely our guru must be as close to Divine as is humanly possible. Therefore, this guru must be a Very Good and Ultimately Loving Person, and have Divine Knowledge as well, and...(fill in any of our human conceptions about `Divine').

Imnsho, (In My Not So Humble Opinion) a false guru plays upon these expectations, and uses them to enhance her/his Specialness, her/his Moral Authority, the need for Obedience, etc. etc.

Yet how reasonable are these expectations?


One could compare it even to mathematics (bear with me here for a short while). In a sense, one could really make a case for saying that mathematics is a divine language, and that higher levels of mathematics bring about altered states of consciousness. Mathematics is the language used to describe reality and predict events in a way which our long-ago forebears would surely think of as `divine' and `superhuman'.

Some individuals have more talent than most, and in devoting a lot of time and effort, they reach levels of mathematics that mere mortals can only dream of. These are Special Mathematicians.

Does that necessarily make these individuals kind, caring, `good' people? Do they have Divine Knowledge? Should they be obeyed in moral matters, in any matter? Can one of them be the Unique Person from which you can learn mathematics?

Of course not. They have mastered certain mind levels, using certain techniques, applying advanced levels of concentration, and devoting an incredible amount of effort and time. That is all. If one wishes to learn mathematics on those levels, it is probably wise to study their teachings, but history has shown convincingly that there is no such thing as a unique approach for mathematics. Many ways lead to Rome.


For the full article and many other articles, (and original art work) see Frank's blog:

Pitfalls of Spirituality- False Gurus and Spirituality

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