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June 12, 2019

Why we need to be Wary of where our Spiritual Teachings Come From.

“Let East meet West and the sparks will fly.” ~ Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche

 

We live in interesting times.

One of the blessings of our time is the ready access to all the world’s wisdom traditions. Only 50 years ago, East was East and West was West. Now, with a click, you can dive deeply into the writings of ancient sages from around the world, and enjoy the videos of contemporary teachers.

But.

One of the challenges of our time is the overwhelming, ever-expanding bombardment of teachings. With a click (or two or three) you can become lost in a maze of metaphysical babble and spiritual hype.

What should you take seriously?

Who should you listen to?

How can you discern the difference between guidance and garbage?

This week’s Nano Teaching, curated from a longer program in the Wisdom Heart Community, provides some humorous guidance in the form of a Sufi teaching tale featuring Nasruddin. Nasruddin is a holy fool, a trickster figure, who appears in thousands of Sufi teaching tales. His teachings appear to be jokes…but, if you get the joke—you wake up! Enjoy:

What questions or thoughts arise for you after watching this Nano Teaching? Please comment below if so inspired.

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Guidance & Grace is starting this week in the Wisdom Heart Community.

It’s a program of teachings and meditations for those of us who want to attune more deeply to the Inner Teacher.
Click here for more information.

The Wisdom Heart Community is for those who are ready to step through the Door of Truth and open to their true life. To learn more click here.

author: Eric Klein

Image: Harminder Dhesi/Flickr

Editor: Waylon H. Lewis

Bonus round:

Waylon Lewis with Reggie Ray: Learning to be Human.

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Eric Klein

Eric Klein is one of the few people on the planet to be both a bestselling leadership author and lineage holder in a 5,000 year old yoga tradition. His work translates the wisdom traditions into practices and principles for people who want to bring greater spirit, meaning, and authenticity to their work and lives. His award-winning books include You are the Leader You’ve Been Waiting For, Awakening Corporate Soul: Four Paths to Unleash the Power of People at Workand To Do or Not To Do: How Successful Leaders Make Better Decisions. His signature online program The Meditation Habit integrates neuroscience, behavior change technology, and spiritual practice. Learn more at his website.