Since on Guru Poornima, the Guru’s moon, I’ve been writing about my second marriage under the guru Swami Muktananda, I’ll finish up the day with some more meditation upon this strange relationship the suddenly burst upon our society in the 60s. What was the crack in our egg that let this light in? Why were these spiritual guides suddenly needed? What did India have that we didn’t? Why did Zen suddenly appear. What were we ready for? What instruction manual did we now need?
In our materialistic world view we have as individual been disconnected from Cosmic energy and consciousness. The “guru” or. Master is connected to that energy, and we can feel it. This energy creates reality for it is the creative energy of the universe, which is creative energy. Certainty the Cosmos knows how to created itself out of nothing if anyone does.
So the Spiritual teaching,—the the Guru is the Teaching or Dharma or Tao or Force of Holy. Spirit—flow through the empty master. This form you see as a person is just a role, a flute, an empty pipe…clean as a whistle like when you go for a colonoscopy . When you meet the Teaching seriously, in a state of surrender, in a state of willing surrender, you are going to get cleaned out. All the polyps are going to be removed. The cancer of the Ego is going to be removed. The Ego is a cancer in the sense that it kills the host it lives in. When the Ego becomes transparent to the Transcendent….you have an awakened master or spiritual teacher. It is a matter of how cleaned out you are that determine your rank.
This Dharma or Teaching is the tail of a huge snake, an anaconda. Its the mythological dragon that if you don’t learn to ride will turn and burn you to a crisp. But if you want to ride the dragon, like Jake Sully in The Avatar and the Voyage to Pandora, you will. Like the unicorn, it cannot resit the empty heart of the spiritual seeker, the virgin heart of innocence. As you empty, as you get cleaned out, the dragon’s energy begins to be yours. We call it creativity and love (which is the same really). Riding the dragon is joyous.