Spiritual Giants: A User's Guide
A Handy Guide to Folks Who Might Be Spiritual Giants. (Or, Might Not.)
"I see no more than you,
but I have trained myself
to notice what I see."
- Sherlock Holmes (Arthur Conan Doyle)
We might've run across a few spiritual giants. We also might've run across a few regular giants.
In the heart-pounding adventures of your loveable LiveReal Agents
on our dangerous quest for practical wisdom, we have encountered...
...well, some pretty interesting folks.
The following is an ongoing and incomplete index of the major living, breathing green berets of the spiritual world, so to speak, active in America today, gathered under one roof for the first time ever in the history of the universe. (Umm, OK, maybe it is).
To be clear, this is not an endorsement of all or any the following figures. It is simply a listing and summary, compiled for our loyal LiveReal fans, of a few of the possible spiritual giants here and there who may just be in your neighborhood. (Although, most of them seem to be in California.)
So, which ones are legit? Which ones are real, which are phony? All of them, none? How are they alike, how different?
Making sense of it all could easily be an utterly impossible mission of literally galactic proportions...
but then again...you have LiveReal.
Please send your suggestions, additions, complaints,
glowing praise, juicy gossip, and etc: info at LiveReal.com.
(Possible) Active Spiritual Giants
A. H. Almaas
Charlotte Joko Beck
Lama Surya Das
S. N. Goenka Institutes
Stanislav and Christina Grof
Thich Nhat Hanh
H. H. the Dalai Lama
John Daido Loori
Other (Possible) Recent Giants Who Are No Longer Active
Omraam Mikhail Aïvanhov
H. P. Blavatsky
George. I. Gurdjieff
C. S. Lewis
Sri Nisagradatta Maharaj
H. W. L. Poonja
Peter D. Ouspensky
H. W. L. Poonjaji
Chogyam Trungpa Rimpoche
So . . .
Who is right? Who is for real? Who is just after your wallet?
How are they alike, how are they different?
How do we make sense of it all?
Well...your brave and cuddly LiveReal Agents are on the case.
Our investigation is ongoing and our conclusions, like those of any good science, are perennially tentative, open for debate, and always subject to revision.
After all, what does "success" even consist of in this crazy arena, and how can it be measured? Well, for at least a few words on that matter, consider this.
THE SPIRITUAL GIANTS
. . . and definitely don't miss
DHARMA COMBAT: Where Spiritual Giants Duke It Out
...and if you go exploring in all this,
don't forget to use protection for your mind:
The Battle For Your Mind