I wrote this post some time ago. It is ripe time to put it on front page again. Here it is:
“This world is full of false prophets.
You need an incredible discernment to recognize them, as they are often “brilliant”. They can possess a conspicuous “knowledge”, write and talk skillfully about various life-matters and human conduct. But at the end of the day, their teaching is of no avail, misleading, as it is often hollow, and has no real bearing in real life.
One spectacular case is Bhagwan, or Osho as he later called himself. I read many of his books. This man in many ways was a genius, highly educated, an erudite even, and yet, despite all, he was an impostor. I am not referring to his having 100 Rolls-Royce cars, it´s not that. My point is that his teaching is like a mirage, and although he sais everything “right”, it feels unsubstantiated and deceitful.
Another interesting character is Deepak Chopra. I am acquainted with most of his writings. What it is remarkable, is that his books had a great impact on me, they felt genuine…till the time when I went to a lecture he held in Stockholm some year ago.
I paid almost 200 dollars to see a greedy, conceited man, basically quoting his last book throughout the whole day, saying nothing but grandiloquent rubbish. I was shocked, I swear to God, I could have held a better reading myself.
Donald Neale Walsch has written Conversations with God. This trilogy meant really something for me back in 2001. But when I watched him on Youtube and looked through his last books, I realize this guy has gone totally astray.
Robert Sharma is another member in this club. Incredible pompous rubbish, an absurd and cheap caricature of what spiritual life is about.
Now, these men are often popular and make a lot of money, but at the end of the day, after dealing with them, you are more confused and miserable than before.
Now, if you are honest and genuinely interested in finding out the Truth, you may want to get acquainted with the writings of Jiddu Krishnamurti or Eckhart Tolle.
These two however, are real teachers.
What they say is highly pertinent and substantiated. Krishnamurti has a rather intransigent way of putting things, which may be hard to digest.
Eckart Tolle instead, has an incredible ability to verbalize, lucidly conveying difficult issues in plain language, spreading light and giving Real Solutions to the problems we all encounter.
You may want to read his Power of Now.”
PS Recently, I saw a short video on Youtube with E. Tolle discussing with Donald Neale Walsch. The latter – to my great surprise – recognized sincerely that he cannot implement his own teaching in his own life. That he kind of feels a sham. The good thing is that he confirmed my words, saying that Tolle is the one who is really genuine in his teaching.
The hat down for mr. Waslsh – it means that, after all, he is on the road to authenticity.