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I quite like this paragraph by Swami Vivekananda.
"Higher and nobler that all ordinary teachers in the world is another set of teachers, the Avatars of Isvara. They can transmit spirituality with a touch, even with a mere wish. At their command the lowest and most degraded characters become saints in one second. They are the Teachers of all teachers, the highest manifestations of God through man. We cannot see God except through them, We cannot help worshipping them. And indeed they are the only ones whom we are bound to worship."
The allegory of the Gopi's mindless love/distraction for Sri Krishna is the archetypal communication/example of this supreme principal of Spiritual Life. And in the context of that mindless distracted devotion to the Krishna's Transmission all the necessary instructions were given, silently and wordlessly.
It is also interesting that the Yogic Siddha, Bhagavan Nityananda of Ganeshpuri was once asked for comprehensive instructions in the Hindu Dharma. Bhagavan replied saying that Swami Vivekananda had said all that needed to be said.
This essay is an example of how submission to and the consequent instruction by a Realized Guru is the ultimate taboo for Westerners. And how this submission and instruction has been replaced by never-ending talkety-talk. The so-called perennial wisdom. Posted by Anonymous to Savitri Era Learning Forum at 8:53 AM, February 29, 2008