Saturday, December 14, 2013

9 Ways to Spot a Fake Guru or Spiritual Teacher - June 15, 2013

These are several ways in which you can spot a false guru, spiritual teacher, or other peddler of faux spirituality. In this day and age where there are thousands of so-called gurus, we have to be careful who we choose to listen to because if we make the mistake of following someone who is ego-centered in their true intentions, then we will lose time, money, and opportunity costs (among other things).


It is my hope that this article can help in discerning between the genuine teacher that wishes nothing more than to help others become self-realized and experience spiritual bliss and those who proclaim they will do these things for you, but in reality are just emptying your bank account. Be mindful of who you decide to listen to and follow, and you will be thankful you spent some time to discern between those who are looking out for others and those who are looking out for themselves.

  Identifying False Gurus and Spiritual Teachers:  

Charging Large Amounts of Money - Giving Themselves Fancy Titles - 
Inability to Take Criticism - Overly Focused on the End Goal -

 Behaving Hypocritically - Focus on Fulfilling Egocentric Desires -

 Displaying Spiritual Materialism - Behaving Selfishly - 

Promising a Fast Path to Self-Realization- .......read more: http://shift.is/2013/06/9-ways-to-spot-a-fake-guru-or-spiritual-teacher/?fb_action_ids=474202272689078&fb_action_types=og.likes&fb_source=other_multiline&action_object_map=[393981224055066]&action_type_map=[%22og.likes%22]&action_ref_map=[]

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