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Old 05-13-2017, 11:01 AM
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Originally Posted by brianpatrick View Post
Jiddu Krishnamurti was also, by his and many other accounts, and enlightened being.

Near the end of his life he said (paraphrasing): all these talks and travels and teachings, and in the end I failed to transform even one other person...

Powerful, and ultimately useless to anyone but himself.
An enlightened being and an avatar are not the same thing - an avatar is saying he is god in the physical form.

With reference to Sai Baba - he left a considerable legacy behind and lived out his own message from cradle to grave.

There were alleged but unsubstantiated claims of sexual misconduct, possibly par for the course for anybody set up on a pedestal.

I wonder how a Jesus-type figure would be construed today if he slept in an orange grove with twelve other men and consorted with prostitutes and tax collectors? Would we look for a message or just look for flaws?
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