That Is the greatest Spiritual Teacher?On January 8, 2022 by Asad Khatri58
On our quest for spiritual growth, we stumbled upon a lot of information. The web is teeming with spiritual sites, new books are hitting theaters at higher rates than previously and new “gurus” are popping up everywhere. In lots of ways, this is a fantastic time for you to be on a quest for knowledge. The majority of us have now been trained to look for this knowledge outside ourselves. We’ve delegated responsibility for the learning to others; our parents, our teachers, our boss, the media, or some guru who appears to have all the answers. “Just tell me what things to believe” seems to be the mantra of the present day knowledge-seeking individual. We search for the main one source, the main one book, the main one philosophy that can give all of us the answers. Then we could just relax. We’ll own it all figured out. But how can we all know who the best spiritual teacher is? How do we all know who to be controlled by?
There’s a trouble with assigning the responsibility of our learning to others. They will always offer their knowledge from their perspective. Especially as it pertains to spiritual matters (although definitely not limited by them), another person’s truth is not necessarily planning to be your truth.
It isn’t that others don’t have anything of value to instruct us. They do. The problem occurs when we shut down our personal brains and take an “all or nothing” approach living miracles store. Either anyone has nothing of value for us, or we assign them the status of guru and believe everything they say.
Realistically, however, that’s nearly just how it works. Everyone you meet, every book you read, anything that gets your attention has something of value to supply you. Not everything they say will do the job, but there’s always a nugget of truth there for you. You only have to find it. You’re not really looking for anything new. All you could really should do is remember everything you already know just, deep down inside.
How do you recognize it? You are able to feel it. There’s resonance when you hear or read something which rings true for you personally, a rush of energy, an atmosphere in your gut. It feels good. It feels right. And you just know that it’s true for you. Haven’t you ever read something or heard someone speak words that appeared to expressing something you’ve always seemingly known? It’s like they were taking your thoughts and simply organizing them in a way you hadn’t previously had the opportunity to do. It felt like they weren’t really giving you new information, but rather reminding you of something you already knew. That was a piece of your truth.
There is no one guru, book, website or other things that will provide you with ALL the answers. No one can give you all the answers, because no one is having the same experience that you are. We are all unique individuals, living our personal unique lives, and having our personal unique experiences. And all of us have our personal unique truths, our personal unique group of answers.
With that in mind, I encourage you to always use your own personal guidance to determine which information is right for you personally and which isn’t. You are your own personal best spiritual teacher. You might find some information on the internet or in books (wherever) that you agree with and some that you don’t. Some things will “resonate” with you, you’ll feel it in your gut. This is you remembering everything you already know. Some things will evoke no reaction at all. Some may evoke an adverse reaction. You might think a few of it is just a bit “out there” ;.
I encourage you to take that which resonates with you and leave the rest. Search for whatever sources you’re attracted to, be it books, websites or other people. When you begin to pay attention, you’ll notice that the answers to your questions are typical around you. You might overhear a snippet on the air, have an apparently chance encounter at the food store or see articles in a newspaper that sparks that feeling of resonance, of recognition.
Take those items that resonate with you and leave the rest. There’s nothing wrong with this information, it really isn’t for you personally, or may possibly not be for you personally right now.
You are your own personal best teacher. You are alone who knows what’s right for you personally and what isn’t. Listen to that particular inner voice, think on your own and don’t delegate the responsibility of deciding what’s true for you to anyone else.