One time the Buddha was approached by a young man who was skeptical about Gautamas renowned divine status. Does the Blessed One teach a path that is new and original? he asked.
One of the Buddhas close disciples, Sariputta, turned his gaze from the Master to the skeptic and replied, If the Blessed One taught a path that was new and original, He would not be the Blessed One!
Well said, Sariputta, smiled the Buddha, well said.
GOOD THOUGHTS, GOOD WORDS, GOOD DEEDS
Don't be sidetracked by elaborate creeds and doctrines--the Truth is as simple as it is profound. From the ancient teachings of Zoroaster to the twentieth century, these three principles have been the heart of the message of every God-realized Master.
How To Choose A Guru, written by Rick Chapman and first published by Harper and Row in 1973, addresses dozens of topics concerning spirituality and mysticism from the perspective of Meher Baba's teachings.