Long ago, I spent three hours listening to an audiotape of Richard Moss entitled Opening to the Infinite. Frankly, I’d rather not write anything about the guy, but perhaps I’ll save you the same experience and you will spend your three hours with worthier material.
“Another wonderful spiritual teacher of extremely high integrity and great impact.”
-Quote from the web about John de Ruiter
Uh huh. I knew of John de Ruiter for three or four years, but never felt a pull to explore his material in depth. Perhaps my intuition was protecting me. It just so happens that the year 2000 saw de Ruiter plunged into controversy over his adultery with the lovely von Sass sisters. Continue reading “John de Ruiter”
At first it was the name that made me suspect: “The Supreme Master Ching Hai.” What truly enlightened person would call their self a supreme master? I remembered, though, that Ramana Maharshi was called Bhagavan Sri Ramana Maharshi, which means something like the honorable, Lord, and great seer Ramana, so I couldn’t dismiss Ching Hai because of an ostentatious title.
When I met Shantung Zuber, he was simply Dr. Shantung Zuber, III. Now, he is the Reverend Dr. Shantung Zuber, III, Abbot of the Temple of Tao Ministries. He is fairly obscure (despite his ever expanding appellations), but I include him as a prime example of someone who talks the talk of enlightenment and nothing else. Continue reading “Shantung Zuber III”
Mother Meera is known to thousands all over the world. I am told she is an avatar: someone born enlightened. A friend whose opinion I respect visited Mother and reported a lasting change in his perspective. In dire need of inspiration, I recruited another desperate friend and we booked a flight to Germany.