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Which teacher had the strongest influence on you?

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Question in the title; who had or still has the most influence on your spiritual development? 

If you don't want to limit your answer to a single teacher, that's perfectly fine of coursexD

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Probably Alan Watts. At least, he got me started. It's been a while since I've touched anything of his. 

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Rupert Spira. Once I started watching him all of the spiritual mumbo-jumbo actually started making sense for once. He is crystal clear in his talks and doesnt fill it up with a bunch of fluff. 

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Alan Watts was my introduction. That's where it all started.

Adyashanti, especially lately.

Artem Boytsov was definitely one of, if not THE most influential.

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Leo > Daniel Ingram > Frank Yang

Doing vipassana while listening to/watching Frank’s content is like a high dose psychedelic pinpointed at enlightenment Realizations (permanent baseline consciousness shifts). Very powerful stuff. He seems to have really gotten something at a depth I’m not finding elsewhere. 
 

Krishna & Buddha had the biggest impact as far as historical teachers go. 

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I got into spirituality because of Terrence McKenna. I started meditating because of Leo and then had my first awakening. When I started having consistent meditation-induced awakenings, I was mostly into Jan Esmann, Sadhguru and Martin Ball. When I started having spontaneous awakenings, I was listening to Alan Watts and Rupert Spira every night while falling asleep.


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This is easily Leo. Made it relatable to the average man. Spira and watts are great, but they’ve a way about them which just doesn’t relate to the average man. I had many questions a few years ago and had no idea where to go with them. Coming across spira and watts and many others, just had me thinking what on earth are these people goin on about. It was the depth of Leo’s videos, the explanations, taking these things into my everyday life, ones like the actuality video, perception, what is truth, and many more, hours of detailed explanations, but also giving you a guide of how to investigate these things for yourself. These type thing made it much easier to realise what the likes of spira were actually on about, what they were pointing to. Now I appreciate them a lot more. I had no idea how to delve deep into my own mind before watching Leo’s work. Too many also make shit seem far too holy rather than just being a normal bloke or whatever. And I found that most of these new agers just sidetrack you with their nonsense beliefs. Ya could sit in the pub and have a beer with Leo and a good laugh, and also a serious discussion, although he’d probably stick to the lemonade from what he says. It’s a posh cafe with a slice of cake and a cup of tea with spira😂. So yea that’s a pretty easy question for me to answer

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In effect: Frank Yang (this video was the first introduction to Buddhist theory/non-duality that mind-fucked me, and he introduced me to Actualized.org/Leo in this video, and Leo's youtube videos and booklist pretty much introduced me to spirituality)

For most content consumed: The lovely founder of Actualized.org himself

For most influential meditation advice so far: shargrol (forum user from DhO & Reddit)

For most influential in terms of results generated: Brandon Rohe, #1 Luciferian Consciousness ← 1-2-1 coaching, mentoring and friendship with him, specifically

For most profound influence in under two hours: a coaching call with Cedric Reeves from https://attachmentrepair.com/ and https://cedricreeves.com/ 

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1 hour ago, BipolarGrowth said:

Doing vipassana while listening to/watching Frank’s content is like a high dose psychedelic pinpointed at enlightenment Realizations (permanent baseline consciousness shifts).

@BipolarGrowth God, that sentence was sexy.


Let's talk non-duality: live:.cid.357ed370908da8d2 

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1 minute ago, BenG said:

Woah, deep!

Seems like it would be obvious

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Just now, SOUL said:

Seems like it would be obvious

Oh yeah, I agree. Life is the ultimate guru.

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Suffering was a nice teacher.

Without enough time feeling its presence, I would have never pushed me to feel better.

I'd suggest to listen to suffering, it's a great teacher, and is way more precise and eloquent than Leo ever will be :D

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42 minutes ago, Shin said:

Suffering was a nice teacher.

Without enough time feeling its presence would have never pushed me to feel better.

I'd suggest to liste nto suffering, it's a great teacher, and is way more precise and eloquent than Leo ever will be :D

Suffering is definitely a strong teacher and creation of energy and motivation on the path.


I’ve had ~500 transformative spiritual experiences in the past 10 months. Here’s where I’m at now:
https://youtu.be/Xr2chjakYMU

 

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