Sunday, 20 August 2017
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I know a few people who teach elimination of ego in the same way that Gnostics do but within purely Christian context. They understand how the evil burden has become too heavy on this planet and in what a dangerous situation the world currently is. They use all social media to spread their teachings - most of which are about eliminating the deadly sins, by giving examples, also suggesting collective prayers, etc. They do a lot of good things for people, selflessly sacrificing themselves, their time and resources.

All of this is beautiful, but there is one fundamental error in what they do - they do not understand other religions correctly, and understand Bible literally. They think that only Jesus Christ (the man and the God, not the archetype) is Who we need to follow. They reject the idea of return/reincarnation and believe that people after death go either to hell or heaven and stay there forever. they base their understanding for example of yoga, or other teachings on wrong Western interpretations and warn people not to be trapped. I once mentioned that they do not properly understand Buddhism or other teachings, and pointed at your website. They were not particularly interested, and warned me to be careful not to enter into all those traps. I failed to explain them Gnostic concepts well enough - at least to open their mind to go and check the website. They might have done so but probably got lost in the website with all of the variety of teachings. In any event they continue to believe that yoga or anything except Jesus Christ is "bad". They say that one needs to follow one master, and if you choose Jesus Christ then you should leave all other teachings.

I love these people and want them to grow spiritually (although in many ways they are much ahead of me - with their selfless attitude to people and kind actions). Is there a better way to do that ? maybe there is a teaching that has been written specifically for this group of people which I can send them ? Thanks.

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5 years ago
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#14957
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If they are in chastity (no orgasm), eliminating the ego through meditation, and serving humanity, then it does not matter what they believe, since the consciousness will awaken and they will eventually see the truth for themselves.

Otherwise, if someone is not interested in the teachings, it is best to respect their will.

"Do not worry; cultivate the habit of being happy." - Samael Aun Weor

5 years ago
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#14957
Accepted Answer
If they are in chastity (no orgasm), eliminating the ego through meditation, and serving humanity, then it does not matter what they believe, since the consciousness will awaken and they will eventually see the truth for themselves.

Otherwise, if someone is not interested in the teachings, it is best to respect their will.

"Do not worry; cultivate the habit of being happy." - Samael Aun Weor

5 years ago
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#14966
Thank you.

I still have a question about "following one master". This is a slightly different question although related: I know that Gnostic teachings recommend not to follow any master but follow your Innermost. However, there are still real, living people (whom other people might refer to as masters) who help us with their presence and not only with their presence. They remember about you and send a note when you are in a difficult situation and trapped in your own "wheel". They magically come in those moments and give a hand. They come either physically or otherwise. In their presence you forget about time, and your thoughts almost completely stop. Without effort. With their help, your spiritual struggles become easier and you achieve more in relatively short time and don't get caught up in your own evil actions, thoughts and feelings. studying Gnostic teachings also becomes easier when they are 'around', I.e. when you keep in touch with them regularly. Otherwise your spiritual journey is more like crawling the path, than walking... Like Gnostics they also stress self observation and self rememberance during the day, and meditation in the mornings and nights. They encourage you to be diligent with your spiritual work with their regular presence, and watch your progress. With the progress of their students they uncover new teachings, bit they give these teachings in portions.

These men (and I am actually referring to one such person right now) don't care what their students believe in, (their students can go to church, mosque, sinagogue, etc) but for some reason they wish to maintain 'exclusive' master-student relationships. I.e. You can still believe and follow all of the true Masters all at once if you wish (Jesus Christ, Buddha, Krishna, and others) but when it comes to terrestrial student and teacher relationship - they say you'd rather stick with one master/teacher. He says that there are divine laws around that.

Are there such divine laws, and if so, what do they exactly say?
1 year ago
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#23861
Guru yoga is beautiful, but the Piscean version is antiquated. We are now operating under the laws of Aquarius! :o

For thirty years I sought God. But when I looked carefully I found that in reality God was the seeker and I the sought. -Bayazid al-Bastami

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