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Q3: How do I go about finding a spiritual teacher ? I have so many personal questions, but no one to ask.
Your words of wisdom will be appreciated.
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The whole life is your teacher. Just stop and listen to it.
For some people like me ,is a must in the beginning at least, I travelled across India until I chose (or did he choose?) the one that clicked to me, as enlightened, loving and human, could take me in for private interviews and answer ,crucial questions ,concerning mundane life as well. His counsel right or wrong (he never asked for money,for me this was important,then at least)was obeyed to the detail, that was me,however and it may not apply to you.At some point he refused to speak to me nor see me again. But then after initiation, there were unseen ways that he guided me.He was a great soul with powerful siddhis as well in the Himalayas,maybe his spirit will guide you.With good will.
Life is a teacher, but there are also many informal teachers around us. Just keep an open mind and heart – they will reveal themselves when you need them. And moreover, get used to tap into your own inner wisdom. Take the question and sit with it. Ask yourself: “How does it feel to not know the answer”. Stay with that feeling…
I find much wisdom in all of the above. We live in an age where there are many books, courses, sanghas, dharmas, and access to all kind of spiritual teachers from all over the world. You can certainly poke around on the web to contact potential people and trust your heart. The first several times I looked at the cover of Eckart Tolle’s Power of Now, and contemplated buying it I thought – uugh – this must be about instant gratification. It was only later, when the time was right that I bought and read the book and “my” world turned upside down.
Honestly and sincerely feeling your way into your moment to moment experience is a powerful way to an “answer “your questions.