It was not love at first sight, at least not in a physical sense, since I
Have not yet developed the capacity to visualize that area wherein
Form and essence merge in ever-finer elements of matter.
But, human and spirit qualities seem to be, in many ways,
More close than similar. And, so would be the potentially
Seductive nature of student and teacher attraction.
When I ask Spirit to explain why mutual attraction to
Spiritual values could …
Be corrupted? The corruption, or danger of such, is in
My own mind, or it isn’t.
He then reminds me of the countless gurus I have followed
Throughout many lifetimes, or so it seems, with each one
Falling from grace, in my mind.
They didn’t fall; they seemed to crash. Confucius might calmly
Comment, “No blame”, but I was, each and every time,
Devastated and confused. I was sure, beyond a doubt, again,
Again, and yet again that I had discovered a philosophy
To live by that explained everything, until it didn’t.
Will I meet the same fate?
How can I know..?
Until or unless it happens?
Yes, and perhaps that scares me.
Why? When it is time to move on to another teacher, we must,
My earlier teachers belonged to recorded history…
So, were less personally a part of your life?