28 February 2007
Differences and Non-differences
There are both differences and non-differences between Yeshu of Nazareth and Siddhartha Gautama; between Muhammad and Guru Nanak; between Sri Krishna and Abraham; between Vardhamana and Kongfutzu; between Zarathustra and Ramana Maharshi. Each is different, because each has limitations as well as advantages; each is non-different, because each can act as the ishta-guru, or 'chosen guru', the spiritual friend. The charge of 'relativism' does not apply, since differences are acknowledged. The charge of 'exclusivism' does not apply, since non-differences are acknowledged. And if none of the above seem worthy of being a spiritual friend, then an infinite number of other events awaits your attention.