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Date Posted: 09:20
Author: Bill - 1 Aug 2002
Subject: Re: Ganesh Baba
In reply to:
Anon - 31 July 2002
's message, "Re: Ganesh Baba" on 09:20
"When some of these holy men become destructive to their disciples." At the risk of blasphemy, do you consider having a young woman disciple be made to wear a dunce cap and stand in the corner to be "destructive?"
It's all in the eye of the beholder. Now, I've never met Ganesh Baba, but to me he seems like a cool dude, very learned yet ever ready to disabuse others of their most cherished hang-ups, as was Yoganandaji when he did the same to the young woman, Faye Wright.
Of course we make judgments. For instance, I've made the judgment that you are somewhat judgmental in your opinions, but then again, so am I. That is what you are saying I think and I, of course agree.
My point was that since presumbably you, and certainly me, have never made the acquaintance of this Baba it is difficult to judge another based upon the written word. One can form a better opinion through actual contact, through vibrational contact with someone who purports to be a spiritual teacher. Yet, that too has it's limitations, since one isn't completely detached and therefore is projecting all sorts of things, mostly unconsciously, onto the teacher.
For example, someone is on an airplane sitting next to a man dressed in a suit. He converses with this individual freely. Then the flight attendant, bringing refreshments, says to the suited man, Senator, would you like a bag of peanuts? Suddenly one's conversation becomes important as to what he says as he is now speaking to an important person. All of this is projection and forms much of what we all do everyday when we interact with others as we go about our day.
There's a bum, he's probably crazy or an alcoholic. Maybe, maybe not. There's someone driving a new Mercedes convertible, man he's rich. Maybe, maybe not. And on and on.
Two people are traveling in a car when they come into a small village. The driver, who has been listening to a certain strange knock in the engine sees the mechanics and the gas stations as he drives through the village. The passenger, who is hungry, notices the donut shops and burger joints as they drive through the village.
Both men have driven through a different village, because they've been preoccupied with their own interests
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