posted on Jul, 13 2009 @ 03:37 PM
Seeker – So here we are again. You are the so called guru, and I am the so called seeker. You have said that your role as a guru in this
relationship is not important, and that you are, at best, a mirror for my realization. I guess that ties into the whole humility aspect of it.
You’ve mentioned humility many times. It seems central to this whole thing.
Guru – Yes, there should be great humility, limitless humility. But realize that this is not a mentally or conceptually supported humility. To have
this humility, to BE this humility, you must move past conceptual humility to the real thing. This is complete and total humility.
Seeker – Total humility because there is no more ego?
Guru – Yes, in part. The willingness to stop seeking signals immanent awakening because it indicates a willingness to stop trying to feed the ego
with spiritual goodies. This is the awakening of true humility. You realize that you, with your marvellous mind, cannot find what you are looking for.
You see that the ego, with its desire to position itself at the top of the spiritual heap, must be abandoned. You see clearly that there is nothing
for you in this that your mind can quantify. There is nothing for you in this that your ego can take pleasure or pain from. The acceptance of this is
true humility. False humility is believing that you are a lowly little spiritual seeker and you must find your way to realization. Even in this
thought there is the hope of eventual spiritual superiority. This is nothing but ego fodder.
Seeker – What if I stop searching and just give up? Then I just turn away from enlightenment all together.
Guru – seeing the futility in the search is necessary, but giving up is something else. Complete sincerity, true earnestness must remain after you
have abandoned the search. The genuine and unconditional love of what is must remain. This is what will bring you to awareness.
Seeker – Seeking can be fun, though. I guess that’s the problem.
Guru – The spiritual section of the book store is both the foundation and the crack coc aine of the spiritual community. It helps many, but it
becomes an amusement park for many others, a diversion. No, the greatest humility is the humility of nothing. The willingness to stop and simply be
the realization you seek. Sounds easy doesn’t it?
Seeker - Actaully no.
Guru - Perhaps it is too easy.
[edit on 13-7-2009 by Silenceisall]