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Which teacher had the strongest influence on you?

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Leo.

 


"The eye with which I see God is the same eye with which God sees me." 

- Meister Eckhart

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Ya know, funnily enough, it was actually Sam Harris that got me started.  He has this pretty damn profound 26 minute guided meditation on his podcast that I listened to which got me to see clearly that sense of self was illusory.  But once I connected with that, I also somehow realized simultaneously that having no self or no identity necessarily means I must be all identities and that I am going to live all lives.  I realized then that Sam Harris was missing something and that there is something far more profound about existence and consciousness than what he realizes.  I went on to have deeper realizations into the nature of Infinity and relativity(with the help of cannabis :P), all of which I thought were my original ideas, until I started sharing my insights with my brother.  While talking to him about all my mind blowing insights, he was like, “Uh… have you ever heard of Alan Watts?… Cause you’re basically just saying the things that he teaches” 

I then looked up Alan Watts and started listening to his teachings.  My mind was blown as I was hearing him repeat back to me all of things I had been realizing on my own.  (Albeit in a much more eloquent and articulate way)

That was how I started going down the rabbit hole which eventually led me to Leo’s videos.  But as far as who has had the biggest impact on me, it’s a toss up between Leo and Alan Watts.  I definitely gotta thank Sam Harris for that initial push in the right direction though. 

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I studied under Christian half-mystics for a few years...boy called Andrew wommack. Talks about how to experience the power of God directly and to hear god's voice and follow his will from the source of peace in direct experience. Also focuses on direct revelation and true insight, became not learned. Andrew wommack was good like, still full of delusion tho...as I probably still am right now

 

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4 hours ago, Shin said:

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

so is suffering still your teacher or did you move on?

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Buddhist teachers, Gurdjeff, Osho, Jim Newman, Tony Parson, Sadhguru, Leo. 

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Basically none now because I learn from everyone I know of. But overall I’d say Ramana, Culadasa, Rob Burbea, and Leo. But really just everyone. They almost all blend together. Not just people that are obviously wise either... everyone. And plain spontaneity too, though not a person.

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Leo was a great introduction. But I'm not really listening to him anymore. Nowadays I'm unwiring what I learned from him, leaving only what serves.

Today it's CwG, Abraham Hicks, Nahm, and just intuition and feeling into the moment.

And I'm hoping at some point I will unwire most of this nonsense. Getting quite sick of it. Then it's probably just meditation.

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6 hours ago, PurpleTree said:

so is suffering still your teacher or did you move on?

Can't really call it suffering anymore but yes.


God is love

Whoever lives in love lives in God

And God in them

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Leo:

  • First insight into no-self
  • First insane dial-1000 awakening experience that lasted 4 weeks

Osho:

  • Incredibly inspiring, direct-as-hell, relatable, and nuanced

J. Krishnamurti

  • Very helpful to refer to any topic after an initial glimpse, and see how every problem in life leads back to the 'what is'

A man I met in the marketplace from the Neem Baba Karoli lineage:

  • Multiple Kensho experiences in his presence
  • Pure character
  • Incredible to be able to converse with an awakened one in-person and get direct and precise feedback on blind-spots

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Leo, Jordan Peterson, this other guy who’s name I forgot 

But just suffering might be a better answer. 

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Mom and Dad


My Youtube Channel- Light on Earth “We dance round in a ring and suppose, but the Secret sits in the middle and knows.”― Robert Frost

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