By Mariana Caplan
The non secular trip could be the main own event of our lives—but does that suggest we need to pass it by myself? With The Guru Question, award-winning writer Mariana Caplan brings you a distinct and much-needed consultant for identifying even if you would like a committed mentor to aid light up your route to awakening—and if this is the case, tips to navigate the deep complexities of the guru-disciple relationship.
For these looking a instructor invaluable in their belief and devotion, or a person who has been pissed off by way of their stories with a religious instructor, Caplan bargains a candid, functional, and daringly own exam of the student-teacher dynamic, including:
- Are you prepared to be a pupil? If and if you happen to should still contemplate creating a dedication to a non secular teacher
- The direction of the wide awake learner—how to preserve your energy and autonomy whereas accepting a mentor's authority
- Tips for the wounded seeker—the worthwhile classes we study from our encounters with fake teachers
- Spiritual scandals and predatory gurus—guidance for averting the inherent pitfalls within the student-teacher relationship
- How to acknowledge the interior gentle of divinity because it manifests within the imperfect human guise of your teacher—and yourself
In a time whilst a mistrust of authority has been confirmed to be a fit trait, we have a tendency to be justifiably suspicious of these who current themselves as professionals and non secular masters. Drawing upon her wisdom as either a pupil of mysticism and lifetime practitioner of non secular traditions, Mariana Caplan is helping readers strengthen the discernment that's an important whilst looking an actual teacher—and unearths the immeasurable rewards that may come from having a reliable advisor at the religious path.
Read or Download The Guru Question: The Perils and Rewards of Choosing a Spiritual Teacher PDF
Similar Hinduism books
The Purana is likely one of the most vital and renowned Hindu texts, the opposite being the Ramayana. it truly is a part of the preferred culture, instead of a literary vintage just like the Upanishads or the Gita. It tells the tale of the god Krishna, the ideally suited godhead of the Hindus and worshipped by means of them for over and a part millennia.
The 1st readable and exact translation of twenty of the main authoritative Hindu records concerning ascetic beliefs and the ascetic lifestyle, this article opens to scholars an immense resource for the examine of the Hindu ascetical associations and of the historic alterations they underwent in the course of a interval of one thousand years or extra.
This booklet deals the 1st English translation of a physique of hugely esoteric, mystical poetry and songs linked to the Khartabhajas, a Bengali sect dedicated to Tantrism. The interval from the overdue 18th to the early nineteenth century, in which those lyrics have been written, used to be an period of swap, experimentation, and transition from the older medieval types to the hot literary types of "modern" Bengal.
Hanuman, the committed monkey helper of Rama and Sita, has lengthy been well-known as a favored personality in India's historical Ramayana epic. yet extra lately he has additionally develop into the most loved and worshiped gods within the Hindu pantheon - enshrined in majestic new temples, yet both found in poster artwork, advertisements, and mass media.
Additional info for The Guru Question: The Perils and Rewards of Choosing a Spiritual Teacher