How to Recognise a True Spiritual Master

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Anyone who reads my blog regularly will know that I have dedicated the whole of my life to training with the greatest martial arts and spiritual masters around the globe. However in the spiritual world thing are not necessarily always how they first seem.

Claiming spiritual development or special magical knowledge can often be a way that someone gains an authority they lack in this world. It is one of the few areas in life where you can teach and gain leadership without having to pass any tests and without having to demonstrate any clear evidence of your ability.  Luckily there are easy ways we can see the truth about someone's spiritual progress and indeed assess our own development on the universal path of attainment.

As Above, So Below

It’s important to always remember the Hermetic rule that which is above is as that which is below. Look at the teacher’s life and their interaction with the world around them – are they in harmony, are they at peace? Try to be objective and ignore what they are saying. Look at what they are DOING. Do they have a good relationship with those they love? Can they hold down a job? Are they looking after their health and their body? Look at the results of what they are doing. Remember you can tell what type of tree you are looking at its fruit!

It’s also very important to look at how they treat people around them. The best teachers make everyone around them feel powerful and motivated.  Are they genuinely in control of themselves? Ask yourself, have they mastered the lessons of this world? If they are yet to do that then it may not be a very good idea to take tuition from them about the other world.

About Martin

My life's work has been to learn and master the art of meditation. To do this I have practiced and studied meditation with unbroken, daily discipline for over two decades as taught in the works of Franz Bardon. However, just like Bardon himself, I have also dedicated my life to gathering what is of use from different traditions around the world - whether hidden in the Japanese mountains, Egyptian desert or with the Indian yogis.

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