Would you like to be a spiritual teacher?

erez's picture

Average: 5 (6 votes)


people desired knowledge and as a consequence became doctors,

people desired to sing and as a byproduct became famous,

people desired to help and as a matter of course became spiritual teachers.


people desire to become doctors, to become famous, to become spiritual teachers.

The difference is evasive but unfortunately enormous.

The difference is of course in terms of quality.

Speedy university degrees, American Idol, New Age.

This is the new contemporary culture. We cannot change it. We therefore have to accept it...

and to hope for the rare genuine fortunes: truly-knowledgeable people, truly-talented singers, truly-enlightened gurus...

and to remember that quality will ultimately prevail. There's no other way.

samsara's picture

wannabe is the name of the game

Quiet true and saddening, especially in our field of spirituality with so many instant teachers, everybody is a teacher, hardly anybody wants to be a student. Ego ego ego.

This speedy urge hides in small quantity in many of us also. The point is not to fight this small quantity of "wannbe" but to observe it, not to act on it, just to inquire its sources in the ego.

samsara | Mon, 11/30/2009 - 01:29
Elijah_NatureBoy's picture

To be a Spiritual Teacher Requires Being an Eternal Student!

Your statements are so true with the exception, to be a spiritual teacher requires one to be an eternal student of spirituality.

My discover, after following the teachings ascribed to Jesus, is spirit means the "intended understanding of existence" which can't be completed on this "third rock from the sun." Existence is layered and once we get the proper interpretation of this center ball, we enter the next plane for further education in that comprehension.

My experiences have shown me once anyone considers themselves a "spiritual master" they have just became deceived. Today's concept of a Spiritual Teacher carries with it an easy way to earn a living, control the thoughts of enough and they will provide you a lavish living. Wisdom does carry with it the potential of material wealth but the student-teacher know to accept it is to fall victim to deception.
Have you questioned your beliefs? Reason the different concepts until all pros and cons are integrated into the 64,800 degrees of your vision.
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Elijah_NatureBoy | Sun, 08/15/2010 - 17:33
jasdir singh jaura's picture

I want to be Spiritual Person But not Spiritual Teacher,

I want to be Spiritual Person But not Spiritual Teacher,
So to become a Spiritual Person i need a Spiritual Teacher,
I think you will be the best spiritual teacher for me,

jasdir singh jaura | Tue, 08/17/2010 - 06:43
Elijah_NatureBoy's picture

Becoming Spiritual!

No person is spiritual without being a spiritual teacher!

Spirit is the intended comprehension of existence and without exchanging what you already consider as the comprehension of life, or lack of, with others you stagnate. The student grows from everyone while spiritual teachers grow from everyone and when they enter the well of comprehension to reply.

It's a two way street, giving and receiving at all times. The so called student gives by inquiry as the so called teacher gives what they have received to date. As a matter of fact, to be spiritual is to be ever attribute you have ever seen distributed among man, it requires being whole and not a human nor woman with both meaning incomplete.

Above all, being spiritual is a never ending process is one reason the buddha said becoming enlightened.
Have you questioned your beliefs? Reason the different concepts until all pros and cons are integrated into the 64,800 degrees of your vision.
--Elijah "The NatureBoy"--

Elijah_NatureBoy | Tue, 08/17/2010 - 10:53
Hari30's picture

True seeker.

I would like to be a True Seeker.
I would like to pass on knowledge to True Seeker.
That will be humble attempt to repay my Gurus.
That will be the best use of my life.

Hari30 | Fri, 12/23/2011 - 05:36
Elijah_NatureBoy's picture

Seek By Sharing!

The process of comprehending life is to share what you have received with objectivity. As said in my previous post, we grow through sharing objectively. Desiring to share what you have been taught by other man Gurus shows you are not anywhere near being enlightened, that's what many call ego, i.e., believing one is enlightened but not having experienced enough life to be.

I suggest you seek your destiny for this life and obey it. In the Bible's Revelation chapter 22, verse 11 reads He that is unjust, let him be unjust still: and he which is filthy, let him be filthy still: and he that is righteous, let him be righteous still: and he that is holy, let him be holy still. That suggests everyone should be who they are, no matter how others recognize them, what you do is what your destiny require of you. You may choose to agree with them that you need to change but that's your destiny, live it for the lesson it teaches and karma you must establish and balance.

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Elijah_NatureBoy | Fri, 12/23/2011 - 14:23
Elijah_NatureBoy's picture

Desire, The Cause Of Discontent!

One does not desire to become a spiritual teacher, period.

One can not become spiritual without going through a metamorphosis which happens automatically once one's earthen journey is nearing completion. In going through it they automatically become a questioner of all things seen externally which causes them to ask of others their purpose. Upon getting their external answer they take it internal for conformation, which, they often reveals to the speaker causing them to appear a teacher. The truth is, the greatest teacher is a perpetual student because of asking externally and revealing from their hearts their conformation or refuting, thereby, becoming famous and are called doctors as the one who is called Jesus is often called physician.

--Elijah "NatureBoy"--
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Elijah_NatureBoy | Wed, 03/05/2014 - 14:02