The Most Important Criteria

I had a dream, in which I met my "spiritual master". When I wrote to him - he showed me his rational side, for he is a psychiatrist by training. He brought down all my spiritual analysis to mere psychodynamics. Yet, he is there for me. Whenever I wrote to him, he responded with a one-line definitive answer. I feel relief, taking measured steps towards God.
Along the way, I've seen some amazing masters. The thing that unites all of them is simply deep thoughts yet humble demeanor. Each and everyone provides themselves as models to me, the way they say: "I'm not really good in this..." or "I don't know".

For as long as I don't know... I will search to know. Once I know, it is pointless to know...more.

4 years later:

I am so glad that I consulted this wonderful person I mentioned above, only to have him reacted in such a way.  He indirectly conveys to me that he is not a master and does not point towards anyone that I can trust wholeheartedly.  There is this Albanian Sheikh in Syria, Sheikh Muhammad Ramadhan Al-Buti, and he said that true spiritual guides are hard to come by these days.  The one who claim to be one is the most suspect of them all.  I learned over the years that I benefit most from having no spiritual guide to call my own.  Whenever I'm faced with a challenge, I go straight to God's Holy Book.  Often the answer to my question shoot out at me from between the lines - I only need a pure heart to guide me.  Often times, I needed answers for the sake of other people in my life, and during those circumstances I did consult various scholars and they are all special and pious - and each have a special prescription.
I can't help but to realize that if I had chosen one spiritual guide to cling to and put all my trust on and to follow his strict discipline regime, I wouldn't have been able to train my soul at the pace that it requires.  It doesn't matter how long the journey is.  What matters is that I get there! (2010/1431 Anno Hegira)
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5 Responses Jul 27, 2010

Actually, I believe Jesus is too good to "die" on the cross. God does not forsake His beloved. In Islam, we believe Jesus was taken up to the Heavens, and the likeness of him was on the cross instead.

You are doing better then most then. As long as you believe Jesus died on the cross you are doing pretty good in my book

You are doing better then most then. As long as you believe Jesus died on the cross you are doing pretty good in my book

You are doing better then most then. As long as you believe Jesus died on the cross you are doing pretty good in my book

You are doing better then most then. As long as you believe Jesus died on the cross you are doing pretty good in my book