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Offline debbieredbear

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Cutting Through Spiritual materialism
« on: July 12, 2005, 04:03:50 pm »
This just really struck me. I think it is at the heart of some of the fakes and frauds. Also their followers:

http://www.geocities.com/fakemedicinemen/

Cutting Through Spiritual materialism

By Chogyam Trungpa

"Walking the spiritual path properly is a very subtle process; it is not something to jump into naively. There are numerous sidetracks which lead to a distorted, ego-centered version of spirituality; we can deceive ourselves into thinking we are developing spiritually when instead we are strengthening our egocentricity through spiritual techniques. This fundamental distortion may be referred to as spiritual materialism "

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Re: Cutting Through Spiritual materialism
« Reply #1 on: July 12, 2005, 09:18:36 pm »
I agree with the sentiment but ironically Trungpa was a womaniser whose alcoholism killed him:

http://www.strippingthegurus.com/stgsamplechapters/trungpa.asp

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Re: Cutting Through Spiritual materialism
« Reply #3 on: July 13, 2005, 06:55:54 pm »
Unfortunately, some truly insightful people, fall pray to their own selves.