The Value of a Teacher

The Value of a Teacher

Dialog with readers

A reader who believes his teacher is the Second Coming of Christ expressed the thought that a teacher does not need to prove himself competent.  To this I say that if a teacher does not show in some degree that he has something to offer then why should we follow him or her?

Jesus was a great example. He proved himself through miracles as one method. But more important he proved himself through his teachings. He was able to answer any question. In fact, he answered them so well that “no man dared ask him any more questions.”

He also mentioned that there was a second witness to him which was his Father. This is where Peter got his definite knowledge (Matthew 16).

Where is there ever a great teacher among humanity that has not brought forth something new? Newness is an aspect of the servants of light. In Revelations we are told: “Behold, I make all things new.”

If your guru is really the Christ, or even a servant of Christ, I would ask what his revelation is that is new to this generation? The law of correspondences demands it.

My next question is this: What makes you think your guy is the reappearance of the Christ? Have you had some type of personal witness or revelation or does it just seem right?

Reader Question: Are you familiar with Benjamin Crème?

Yes, I am familiar with him. I see little light at all in his channelings. I have met him in person and was not impressed.

Some of our greatest revelations do not happen during prayer or meditation. Nevertheless, they often come as a result of them in unexpected moments.

Those who are capable of true initiation are so few and far between it is almost unbelievable. It would be discouraging if it were not for the sure witness I have that I am supposed to continue.

The Spirit and the Hierarchy have always been willing to verify my teachings to all those who will seek, but one has to seek with all his or her heart.

Some decisions are set and others are very fluid. All are subject to the free will of the decision-maker. If we as lesser lives are under the influence of a greater life then we can do nothing about the decision of the greater life. For instance, if you decide to go for a walk all the cells and lesser lives in your body have to go along with you. The most positive thing they can do about it is cooperate in the walk and use the benefits of the exercise for their own use.

The universe is unfolding according to the many decisions being made.

There is a truth which says: “Without decision, there is no life.”

Think on this.

Quoting the words of a reader: “Why can’t you just stretch your soul just a bit and acknowledge that there are realms you haven’t walked in? I feel so dishonored by your lack of directness and clarity with me, and with others here. Oh yes, there is a LOGICAL clarity, but the feelings brought forth (what little I can feel) are not clear at all…”

My response: Of course, there are realms I have not walked in. Where do you get such an idea? It is too bad that you feel dishonored. Can you tell me what I said to make you feel that way? Tell me which of my feelings you wish to have clarified.

I’m sorry, your words have not caused resistance in me as you suppose. What is there to resist?

You say you want to know what feelings your words have roused in me. I feel somewhat sad that you see me in such a negative light and I do not feel this great love that you say you radiate. There seems to be great frustration, however. I think the cause is something within yourself and that I have in no way made you a victim.

Why do you assume that the open expression of passion and feeling is some great mystery I need to learn? It is one of my core teachings that I have incorporated for many years. My brother, I have no negative feelings that I am holding back here. What do you want me to do shout and scream in capitals on line?

You say you have tremendous treasure to offer me. Fine offer it.

Reader: “It must be a terrible burden to have all the answers… Humanity is such a stubborn lot!”

My response: I do not feel love in your sarcastic remarks, but frustration again. I say you must not concentrate on changing me to get the love you want. You will find, as others have, that you can feel overflowing love from me if you accept what is in me and stop trying to create me in your own image.

It is not terrible at all to have answers. I feel richly blessed for each answer I have been given. None of us have all the answers and all of us have some of them. The important thing is to appreciate what we have. I feel a responsibility to share the richness I have been given. There are  some who appreciate this.

Another reader accuses me of being in the ego and challenges me to speak with passion and love.

My Passion? I was born with a desire to do the greatest good for the largest number of people possible. At the age of six I decided that being a scientist would make it possible to bring great discoveries to mankind. I kept this goal in my mind until my late teens. Then over the next ten years I had a number of spiritual experiences that changed my priorities. I realized that there was something greater than physical science that humanity was crying out for help in many ways. I found that the spiritual and social evolution of our planet needed to catch up with science. I also realized that the realm of the Spirit is governed by a great science. I discovered that becoming one with the Spirit of God is the greatest love experience that I can imagine and I know that few have had this experience. Knowing this, I have a tremendous passion to share certain knowledge and keys that lead to feelings of love and fire so great that one will think his whole being is dissolving into a spiritual fire.

Perhaps things are the opposite of what you assume my friend. Perhaps it is I that can lead you to vistas of love and feeling that you have not imagined.

Some were confused by this statement I made:

  “Your higher self is one, yet many; just as your body is.”

I was expressing a similar meaning as Paul did in Corinthians when he said:

“For as the body is one, and hath many members, and all the members of that one body, being many, are one body: so also is Christ.” (1 Cor 12:12)

One could reword this as follows:

  “For as the body is one, and hath many members, and all the members of that one body, being many, are one body: so also is the Higher Self.”

Since the higher self represents Christ consciousness this is quite fitting.

Let me further clarify my statement:

  “Your higher self is one (it is linked to the Higher Self of all other Humans on this earth as one great oversoul), but many (there are many parts working with many people); just as your body is. (the body is also one, but has many parts)”

The second key of knowledge to understand is the Middle Way Principle. The great teacher of the Middle Way was, of course, the Buddha. He realized the middle way after experiencing two extremes in life. First extreme comfort and riches and later extreme poverty and deprivation. During the deprivation extreme he was living on just several grains of rice a day seeking enlightenment when it flashed into his mind. The way of enlightenment is neither extreme, but between the two extremes.

I believe the true teaching of Buddha’s middle way has been lost, but many of us have the imprint of the knowledge within us.

So the question for us to examine is: What is the Middle Way?

The power of the Middle Way is hinted at in the writings of Alice A. Bailey:

“Let the magician guard himself from drowning at the point where land and water meet. The midway spot, which is neither dry nor wet, must provide the standing place whereon his feet are set. When water, land and air meet, there is the place for magic to be wrought.”

The service we render others is the rent we pay for our room on earth. — Wilfred Grenfell

Jan 5, 2009

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