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Guru or Charlatan?

Been wondering whether that charismatic teacher is actually suffering from delusions of grandeur?  Try looking for some of these clues:

What Enlightenment is not

Dwelling on a higher plane of existence

Believing oneself or anyone else to be a perfected being

Believing a person can communicate with or can be in touch with anything outside the realm of the 5 senses or personal consciousness

 

Some Signs of Delusion

Humorlessness

Lack of empathy or compassion

Feeling superior, being overly critical, or judgmental of others

Mistaking personal truth for universal truth

Inability to control temper

Being a slave to addictions- sex, drugs, alcohol, etc.

Mistaking the forms and rituals of any practice for spiritual attainment

 

Stayed tuned for future additions…..

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