Dating guru mystery
She received the Correspondence Course that day, and I got all excited. No problem: my sadhana was actually wonderful at that point in my life. I was of course excited to share my new life with them, and gave them a tour of the ashram grounds, which anyone will admit can be impressive and beautiful.I would occasionally get a week or weekend in South Fallsburg, went to the Philly ashram for New Years... We had reached the temple, and I was standing with them at the window looking in.A very officious, imperious, but overtly pleasant woman accosted us.
From thereon in, it was the little things, the little inconsistencies that started to accumulate.What amuses me was how casual I was about it then - wow, that was great, what a cool book, this Muktananda guy is great! It seemed like good stuff, and at the end of the lesson it made reference to GM - the living successor to Muktananda! All the trappings, all the ritual, all the smiling faces... Being 16, I had very little chance to immerse myself in SY.And that was that, no follow up, no spiritual attachment. Soon thereafter I was with another friend at her mailbox. I was in boarding school, and had to content myself with the Correspondence Course. I was up in SF for a week at the end of the summer, and my family came to pick me up.I was reading everything I could get my hands on: Zen, the Bhagavad Gita, the Upanishads.
It was during this time that I borrowed "Where Are You Going?One of the main things for me was the constant contradiction and misuse of the teachings.