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Not All Teachers Are Teachers
Sundari: What do you mean by “domino effect”?
As for other teachers, discrimination is the key, as with all things. Ramji recommends many teachers; Dayananda and Paramarthananda go without saying.
Greg Goode he recommends too, except that Greg still has some confusion around the experience/knowledge/deep-sleep state (see the attached exchange James had with him). There is still some ignorance in Greg’s teaching, right along with the knowledge. His teacher was Atmananda, who disdained the sampradaya. Atmananda’s teaching is knowledge in the form of experiential language, which is why the direct path people still have some confusion about experience and knowledge, WHICH is why we are so EMPHATIC about the language we use to teach.
Ramesh was not a jnani and although much of what he taught was advaita, he interpreted a lot of it. His guru Nisargadatta was not a teacher – he had moksa but he could not teach properly. He caused a lot of confusion with his “teachings.” So Ramesh was never properly taught. He taught that it is the doer that can negate the doer. He did not understand that the ego cannot free the ego – only self-knowledge can remove ignorance and free the doer of identification with the doer.
Vedanta teaches that the doer or jiva will always be a doer; there is no problem with that and no option about it. Life in the apparent reality is about experience. Freedom comes with disidentification with the doer/experiencing entity, the understanding that Isvara is the only doer and that it is only knowledge and not experience that frees the mind from bondage to objects.