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Wednesday Oct 05, 2022

The key Think about Finding a Real Teacher

In the search for knowledge especially spiritual knowledge, everyone wants the good stuff, high quality, the real meat of knowledge, but so few are willing to pay for it, and they just don’t discover how to pay. So they float and surf from school to school, teacher to teacher always feeling disappointed and disillusioned by inadequate teachers.

“Another worthless empty teacher of just filler. When can i find a real quality teacher who teaches the real stuff that can feed my hunger to learn and grow. Aren’t there any good teachers out there?

The answer to those who search and are disappointed, left with these sorts of questions, is… Empty wishes bring empty results.

Before we go any further, let us also make it clear that there are more false teachers than good ones, and so most times the feeling that the teacher is inadequate is correct a course in miracles. The problem is that when a finder finds a good teacher, they miss out on his value because of the reasons we will discuss here. Instead they seek false teachers who put on a good show.

You get what you pay for. It is that simple yet somehow the truth of the statement is not obvious to the majority of people. First we should clarify that payment could be money but it may also be other items or personal loss. You may pay with giving up some pleasure or perhaps give up some hours of sleep. You may give your services and skills without recompense. You may also give the most precious thing, truthful devotion.

Truthful devotion is most important and yet very rare. It goes in combination with other forms of payment but the paradox of truthful devotion is that it looks like it is towards another person or group yet in reality it is devotion to yourself.

Truthful devotion propels you to do anything required for who you are specialized in, that is the outward action and appearance. However, all your searching is because theoretically you are specialized in your own growth and improvement of your life condition. Here we find the reason people fail in their search, they lack devotion.

Devotion to a good teacher is devotion to your Self. It is very difficult to know this and to be self motivated. Having a teacher to whom you can be devoted is significant to spiritual progress. Because there are so few good teachers or people who deserve truthful devotion it is difficult for the finder to be devoted enough that they will break at night ego barrier that prevents them from learning. That is the problem the truthful person faces, not just finding, but rather accepting when they find.

If you are not really specialized in your own self, then you will never do or give the required steps to get what you want. This is perfectly logical. It takes great devotion to get motivated. If you are not devoted, then you will not have the motivation to work as hard as you must. It is clear, without truthful devotion, we will not find the necessary energy to purify our lesser ego because we doubt that we will ever be successful.

Devotion stems from faith. Faith that the object of devotion will deliver what the devotee wishes.

Now let us look at the reason for payment in other forms than devotion. Everything has a cost. That cost could be money or time for example. Absolutely nothing is truly free, even if given freely, everything has a cost. Even if there is no exchange of material goods the cost is still the time and effort it takes to instruct and to learn. The saying; ‘Time is money’ bespeaks that truth.

Everyone wants things of value and if the BMW dealer has a valuable car he will gladly give it to you for enough money without any concern about how you treat the auto. The auto has a set value and you paid it and now can destroy or ignore the car.

However spiritual knowledge is not the same. Knowledge has an limitless value as it alone is the only thing that can transform a person. But knowledge comes with the highest price tag.

Certain knowledge takes decades of effort, loss and suffering to acquire yet when a person of knowledge is available, people apparently think that the information should be given freely without cost or any demands.

This is the attitude of the fool who never learns or changes. If it took someone 20 years of devoted effort enduring great challenges to become what he is, then how is it logical that he could give it away freely? What thing that came at such a high cost to one could or should be made available to another without cost?

The cost is the students devotion to achieve the goal. How much effort the student puts in versus how much the student expects everything to be handed to them without their effort of even asking or seeking the information they seek, not to say working on the exercises to gain the value. The reason the cost must be paid is that if the possessor of the knowledge gave the real secrets out so easily they would not be valued and his life would be wasted. The old saying; ‘Don’t throw pearls to swine’ speaks of this.

Anything of great value must be earned in order for it to be appreciated and a duration of effort into acquiring something gives it great value. Wisdom is out there, albeit rare, but will not be given unless the finder is worthy of deploying it wisely and cherishing it as the precious gem it is.

If there is no giving equal in porportion to the value received, there is no gratitude. If there is no gratitude, then the giver will not give twice, if even once.

You must prove you are worthy by first accepting the certainty of life and supporting the school and teacher so a building can be maintained to meet in for example. Then show your devotion by your forfeit. If that means working longer and harder to make any additional money to give to the school, so be it. This is the most common and easiest method because the others are forfeit such as fasting, all night vigils, purifying the ego and many other personal hardships that are far more difficult to endure.

Spending some to earn money is the easiest to bear as it is already an acceptable part of life, unlike going without food for 30 days or sleep for 3 days and nights. Any additional work to make extra money means sacrificing your playtime. That is hard enough for some people and a good start to mastering the weak ego which in the long run will benefit the finder often, giving you the strength of character to endure difficulties with ease, including fasts and vigils.

To have a strong healthy body you loss time and pain to exercise. For good quality food you loss paying a higher price. To have money you loss your time so you can have a nice home and possessions or the freedom to search.

Everything has a cost and the cost is a loss, and only through loss can we get things of value or value the things we get.

Everything requires loss. Truthful devotion makes loss a joy.

Make your choice of how you will prove yourself worthy and show that to your own higher self. Prove to God or whatever higher power you suspect in that you are serious and ready to do whatever it takes to protect and spend yourself to making the most out of the knowledge you seek. Then if you submit yourself and prove your devotion you may find a teacher or place where you will find what you seek.

Always think about what it took for someone else to get what she has that you seek then show your respect and be ready to pay ten times that.

Devotion is respect. Respect for others is in direct proportion to respect for yourself. If you do not respect yourself or others then you will not respect the information you seek and it will be wasted for you. That equates to the teacher having wasted his life getting that knowledge and anyone with great knowledge is too wise to turn his life to waste.

You will never get anything without effort and the results are equal in porportion to your effort.

When you ask to be given, think about what it is you want, how hard it is to get it, how lucky you are to find someone who has what you seek and that they are willing to share it with you. Then imagine how much time and effort see your face saved you because they can give it to you rather than you endangering 20 or 30 years searching and possibly not finding. You should find truthful gratitude in your heart if you objectively see what was given by the teacher to get what you now can receive with ease.

When your mind thinks in this way, it sees great value in things of great value. In this way, devotion, gratitude and respect come naturally from your heart, which is being purified in this very process. As your heart is cleansed through your devotion to your teacher, you will start to know many other things. Your Being will change, and you will rise up in your personal progression.

But if you are not willing to setup the effort, to find a work to earn the money to support the continuation of the source of knowledge, then how do you expect it to be there. Your devotion is your motivation to pay the cost, financially and above all, the cost of sacrificing your ego, your selfish desires for fun and games, for pleasures and comforts, for excessive hours in sleep. Pay with your efforts by working on yourself, practice devotedly the things you have been taught and give them the value they deserve. As you do this, you will find even the simplest acts provides fortunes of benefits.

The heart is heavy with selfish thoughts that weigh it down to earth and fog up its vision. Truthful devotion, gratitude and respect turn the granite mountain to dust which is impressed in a piece of cake of love.

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