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Spirituality: Turning Against a Spiritual Teacher

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It is human nature why we turn against the spiritual teacher. Human nature doesn't want to hear the truth. History shows that we kill great speakers of truth. When Socrates spoke, they poisoned him. When Mahavir spoke the truth, they stoned him. Buddha's Chief Disciple tried to kill Buddha, and of course Jesus was crucified for trying to speak the truth. Buddha and Mahavir at least taught for over 30 years speaking truth. Socrates maybe over 50. Jesus only had 2 years to speak and teach truth.
In more recent history, Ghandi was assassinated for spreading the concepts of Love and Non-Violence.
Our history shows we kill spiritual teachers. We crucify them.
As a result, we are lost without them. Jesus had a lot of wisdom, but most of his teachings are lost, and then the church compiles whats left of his wisdom into one book called the New Testament. Imagine if Jesus' teachings and his wisdom were protected? Imagine if he wasn't crucified? Society will be completely different.
What's unfortunate are the religions that have only one book to represent their beliefs. They live as if the Bible, Quran is a Holy Constitution. Buddhists and Jains are lucky because they have many books. Those with one book try to fight with each other. You cannot convert the whole world to Christianity or Islam with one book!
We need volumes of teachings in order to learn. We suffer for the loss.
So we must learn now.
Let us not repeat the same mistakes in the past of turning against spiritual teachers. We must respect the spiritual teacher. We must respect the truth speaker.
We have tendency to respect and honor dead teachers. What needs to happen is respect the living spiritual teacher, the living spiritual guru.
We will become big losers if we don't learn from our mistakes.
Great Enlightened Spiritual Masters were killed in the past. The world has suffered enough. Begin now to search for the real spiritual speaker, spiritual teacher. Begin to respect him or her.

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