Spiritual Leaders of Our Time

Discussion in 'Religion' started by Bowser, Jul 12, 2019.

  1. Bowser Right Here, Right Now Valued Senior Member

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    One of the benefits of online communication is the access to information that otherwise would not be available. Personally, it has given me the opportunity to explore ideas that I find inspiring...spiritually. Below are a few individuals who I enjoy listening to.

    Alan Watts
    https://alanwatts.com/
    Alan Watts seems more of a philosopher than a spiritual leader. Nonetheless, he gives a better understanding of Eastern beliefs.

    Eckhart Tolle
    https://www.youtube.com/user/EckhartTeachings
    He has some interesting ideas, and I enjoy listening to them, but I keep in mind that he's worth around 70 million right now,

    Mooji
    https://mooji.org/en
    Mooji's message is pretty simple. I spent some time watching his videos but was a little disturbed by the way people treated him. His following feels a little cultish, so I don't visit his website much anymore.


    I would be interested to hear from you. Who do you feel is a relevant spiritual leader right now?
     
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  3. Beer w/Straw Transcendental Ignorance! Valued Senior Member

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    I would have thought you'd say, Donald Drumpf, is the bester spiritual leader?
     
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  5. wegs She knew how to fly all along... Valued Senior Member

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    I really like Alan Watts, he's so good at giving a relevant message. Not sure I'd consider him a spiritual ''leader,'' though.

    Spiritual leaders whom I admire and tend to look to for guidance would be Jesus, Buddha, Rumi...

    ''You have to keep breaking your heart, until it opens.'' - Rumi
     
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  7. Bowser Right Here, Right Now Valued Senior Member

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    No politics in this thread...please.

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  8. Beer w/Straw Transcendental Ignorance! Valued Senior Member

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    Richard Dawkins???
     
  9. Bowser Right Here, Right Now Valued Senior Member

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    If he inspires you spiritually.

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  10. davewhite04 Valued Senior Member

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    That's a terrible saying. What do you think it means?
     
  11. davewhite04 Valued Senior Member

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    This is my current favourite:

     
  12. wegs She knew how to fly all along... Valued Senior Member

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    I believe that the quote means that we will only experience true love when we let our guards down, thus our heart breaking enough times, will open it. (to trust and love openly) I really love Rumi's poetry, and spiritual wisdom. He was a Muslim (Sufi) mystic - kind of like an Aristotle of the Middle East.
     
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  13. Beer w/Straw Transcendental Ignorance! Valued Senior Member

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    People may like it if you can summarize...
     
  14. davewhite04 Valued Senior Member

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    Basically he knows what he is talking about. He's a very intelligent man. He's a Rabbi with knowledge of Jewish mysticism and stuff, knows what he is talking about, no fleeting quotes.
     
  15. davewhite04 Valued Senior Member

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    If you're pushed for time:

     
  16. davewhite04 Valued Senior Member

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    Have you had a broken heart?

    I've got one that I've had for a long time, and I don't want it to break again after it is fixed just for a bigger gold medal or something.
     
  17. wegs She knew how to fly all along... Valued Senior Member

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    Yes, a few times.

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    But if you become afraid to love again because you're afraid to get hurt again, that is what Rumi was getting at, I think? I guess true love requires risk, is the maybe his point.
     
  18. davewhite04 Valued Senior Member

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    Nope.

    Love is within. It grows back and whatever metaphorical thing encapsules this moment explains heart repair.
     
  19. wegs She knew how to fly all along... Valued Senior Member

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    Yea, that's true too. Guess it depends on what Rumi meant by ''love.''
     
  20. kx000 Valued Senior Member

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    "Love is not meant to be easy." - me
     
  21. davewhite04 Valued Senior Member

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    no shit sherlock.
     
  22. kx000 Valued Senior Member

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    If God were love it's only because perfection can be his lady goddess.
     
  23. davewhite04 Valued Senior Member

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    Perhaps.

    EDIT: SOMEONE EXCITING LIKE "ISIS"!
     

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