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Satsang with Cyrus
« on: Nov 20th, 2004, 10:19pm »
I went to see acquaintance Swami Tapesh from the old
Medina commune, now a teacher in Berlin called Cyrus last weekend, who was
giving a few satsangs in the UK. Having been a DJ for 15 years in the Far
Out Disco in West Berlin he had everything material, but it was hollow and
he gave it up a few years ago.
Life and Energy were there in the satsang. Also he was sometimes
encounterish which was refreshing after all the crap advaita stuff of the
last twelve years.
His emphasis on the sangha I also found an important reminder. He has the
guts to set one up in Berlin and some of his members were there and
impressed me with their energy. Okay so the old sannyas communes, especially
the organised ones were full of abuses, but after all that was some twenty
or more years ago. Surely it is time to give it another try. I always felt
that growth is speeded up in a sangha compared to the anchorite lives some
of us now live.
Another thing it often seems to me that (not only with people visiting this
chatbaord) but everywhere, there seems to be some kind of universal
scepticism over "ANY" new teacher, as if people have been burned too much.
This is as unwise as "rushing" into the arms of anyone offering some kind of
devotional path. There are authentic teachers, and more often than not they
are not recognized in their own lifetimes.