So You Wanna Be a Guru?

(sung, metaphorically speaking, to the tune of "So You Want to be a Rock'n'Roll Star")
~ thanks to Toombaru ~

So you think you want be a guru?

Oh....I know.....you say you are on a "spiritual search"...that you tell the neighbors that you are seeking enlightenment...you tell them you are looking for your self.....you don't eat animal tissue......or feel guilty if you do.....you probably are not planning to vote for George Bush....

.....but....you know......deep in your heart.....you want to be the guru......the alpha seeker......the guy (or gal) that sits in the chair in the center.....and smiles....you know...the smile.......

After 20 or 30 years.....you have most of the answers (and the smile) down pat......."You and God are One......Be still and Be God......blah....blah....blah")

Well......before you hang out your shingle.......you just might reconsider this being a guru thing.......

Do you really want a hundred or so.....psychologically disturbed malcontents hanging on your every word?

In all of those retreats that you have paid your hard earned money for......how many of those people would you like to spend a long time with?......

Think about oodles of googly-eyed sycophantic devotees......wanting just to touch your feet....ooohhhhh..hhh

Think about trying to raise two or three million dollars for that retreat center.......that has to be somewhere in California...(that's where most seekers live)

Think about answering the same three or four stupid questions......over and over again...to mostly the same people.

Think what you would become...if no one ever told you that you were wrong........

and the smell of incense........Jesus......does anyone actually like the smell of incense?

maybe this guru game......has a down side........

maybe you could go back to school.....and become something........more fun.

Toombaru hangs out in Advaita to Zen and Guru Ratings Forum, among other places

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