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Igor Kufayev: A True Guru?7/9/19, 7'20 AManswer questions clearly, directly, and honestly when they might impugn his spiritual status. Hence, Irecommend considering him as an interesting and educational spiritual source, but not as a fully Awakened,fully integrous one.[Note: I will now be posting articles just randomly at both this site and at integralspirituality.com. In thecoming weeks, I will also begin utilizing my Facebook page as an alternative means to market my teachings,takes, and writings.]{ 101 comments read them below or add one }Viennabuddha September 7, 2014 at 2:47 pmDear Ron, OM Teacher,thank you so much for the straightforward manner in which you describe your Dharma and your ownspiritual standing, which lets no question unanswered, which lets no doubts arise.May you soon cut the Heart-knot and then let us generously participate in your ultimate realization!Namaste!VBReplyLori Ann Lothian September 29, 2014 at 4:43 pmHi Ron:It’s probably near impossible to assess the “attainment” level of any teacher without prolongedexposure to that teacher in real life. What a teacher writes in response to a question is certainly nevergoing to convey for instance, the magnitude of shakti radiating from that teacher, nor the impact ateacher’s presence (not words even) has on students.I say this as someone who has hosted Igor Kufayev (and his wife and two young children) in my homefor 40 days this summer (I know, how archetypal). We shared a small house (two stories) and acommunal dining room and kitchen, and because I work from home, my exposure to Igor was intense. Iwas blessed to have been saturated in his radiant presence.What was that like?Well, for one, the man walks his talk. He is not a different creature off stage, someone for instance whoreacts and acts badly, who mistreats his family, or who basically looks unenlightened when he is not onYou Tube or in front of an audience. The quality of his presence is: compassionate, calm, playful, kindand oh yes, a born story teller. Under circumstances that would upset, irritate or anger most folks, he ev-a-true-guru/#comment-1383Page 5 of 47

Igor Kufayev: A True Guru?7/9/19, 7'20 AMsteady in his equanimity.But more than looking for an unflappable calm teacher, what makes a true guru in my view is some onewho can be a vehicle for my own divinity to shine back at me more clearly and brightly than it doeswith most other “selves.”A profound awakening three years ago shifted my reference point dramatically and the idea of a teacherseemed redundant for a long time. But one thing I had experience one month prior to awakening was aretreat with Gangi-gi for three days. I consider this time in her presence instrumental in my ownunfoldment–she radiates a transmission field the likes of which most teachers do not and that left me ina state of grace and calm abiding for weeks after. In meditation with her, my mind was deep, still andquiet instantly. These qualities of her very presence informed my owned awakening four weeks later.Igor Kufayev also radiates this sort of field (and has in my experience, even more shakti overflow thanGanga-gi.) In this field, I have seen students have spontaneous kundalini events and huge awakenings.Just this summer a friend of mine “popped” after meditating with Igor at a two day event. She is now ina state of blissful awareness of her true nature that seems to be abiding.Because I am not steeped in the terminology you use in your query about Igor’s level of enlightenment,it’s quite possible that my observations and experiences are irrelevant to your question. That Igor’sanswer itself it the only evidence you need to declare the quality of another being’s attainment .But I do suggest you meet Igor in person. And then make your pronouncements from at least aplatform of direct experience versus supposition.very best,Lori AnnThe Awakened Dreamerhttp://www.theawakeneddreamer.comReplyLori Ann Lothian December 29, 2015 at 5:48 amFor the public record, I rescind my earlier comment. After one year in close contact with Igor, Isaw changes in his behaviour and attitude that in my discernment, did not at all reflect that of aperson who claims to be abiding in “unity consciousness,”In a recent public access video Q and A, someone asks about “betrayal” Igor spends 20minutes engaging the question at the level of the question as if betrayal is real. He goes as faras to say “Betrayal makes a teacher stronger.”After my falling out with Igor (and after two others left his orbit who were as close to him as Iwas) he wrote a facebook post mentioning it had been a time of “betrayal.”A TRUE TEACHER would point the way beyond the illusion of betrayal .the old, ufayev-a-true-guru/#comment-1383Page 6 of 47

Igor Kufayev: A True Guru?7/9/19, 7'20 AMright doing and wrong doing is a field. I will meet you there (rumi).Instead, Igor seems to operate in a world where betrayal is real and where it makes you stronger.Hmmm.Replypinkcloud July 9, 2016 at 4:41 pmI have only seen this Igor guy a short time on youtube but could immediately sense his bigfat ego.The answer he gave to Ron Gardner I barely understand, but I understand that that is hisgoal and I’m not falling for it either. As what he’s really doing is giving a smart-ass copout answer. Trying to sound smart with the purpose of making you feel dumb and ignorantwhich then feeds his ego if he succeeds in making you believe he must have superiorknowledge and supposedly is experiencing enlightenment.Basically what you have been doing all that time with him, was waste it by feeding both ofyour ego giving him all the accolades and making yourself believe you were his good littlestudent acknowledging his ‘holy characteristics’ in the name of seeking enlightenment.I would consider it a red flag if someone feels the need to constantly praise somebodyelse’s so called good and altruistic characteristics such as being ‘kind, compassionate andcalm’ as you did.It also seems to feed your own spiritual ego identifying as somebody else’s student. Youthink you’re a good, evolving student for noticing and acknowledging “goodcharacteristics” in your “teacher” and think the ‘magnitude of his shakti ‘ is further proofof him being enlightened.Like how many times are people going to fall for this nonsense?That shakti you were feeling, was just the charisma of his ego that you helped to feed withall that adoration and acknowledgement you were giving him and in return thought it wasevidence of your own devotion, discernment (as you now know was not discernment at all)and overall goody-ness.All you need to do is get real and be honest. Keep it simple and stop the spiritual fluff. Ifyou meet someone who’s truly nice, be they enlightened or not, you’ll simply enjoy theirpresence without feeling the need to write long epistles about how ‘kind’, ‘compassionate’and so on they are. That analyzing and elaborating on someone’s ‘good characteristics andpowers’ is a sign of both of you being disingenuous, because it comes from the mind, thespiritual ego.And stop looking for a teacher please, this is obviously a concept derived from the ego.You will never experience what you’re looking for by acting like a little student in searchfor a m/igor-kufayev-a-true-guru/#comment-1383Page 7 of 47

Igor Kufayev: A True Guru?7/9/19, 7'20 AMReplyEmma Devi September 29, 2014 at 7:54 pmDear L. Ron Gardner,Just to correct what you wrote with regard to who are the major influences in Igor Kufayev’sunfoldment and teaching. The main influence–as has been acknowledged by Igor in many of hisinterviews and essays– is His Holiness Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, whom Igor Kufayev recognized as hisGuru. Other major figures who have influenced Igor are Sri Aurobindo Gosh and Swami Muktananda,both names are mentioned in some of Igor’s discourses, videos and wikipedia page:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Igor KufayevOtherwise you are correct to point to Kashmir Shaivism as the main point of reference in his discourseson Tantra. However Igor has a vast knowledge of other traditions such as Christian, Sufi and Zen.I agree with a lot you wrote, but will leave aside your assessment of Igor’s level of realization, and justadd that few figures in this field whose reputation is already well established have endorsed Igor as afully accomplished and self-realized teacher. What are your credentials to make the assumptions?In any case it would have been courteous to add Igor Kufayev’s website to reference your statementsfurther: http://www.igorkufayev-vamadeva.com/Love and Light,Emma DeviReplyLori Ann Lothian December 29, 2015 at 5:42 amThe syntax and cadence of this missive by Emma sounds just like Igor hmmReplyYv March 29, 2016 at 1:37 pmYou sound highly unenlightened in your comments as far as I can discern. A tad bitchy anddefinitely full of the proverbial you know or-kufayev-a-true-guru/#comment-1383Page 8 of 47

Igor Kufayev: A True Guru?7/9/19, 7'20 AMkaren miller September 29, 2014 at 10:11 pmDear L. Ron Gardner,I am a student of Igor Kufayev. I feel moved to respond to your post about him — to share my ownexperience. While it’s probably true that “It takes one to know one,” and I am an aspirant on the path,still what seems telling and trustworthy to me — well, I would say “The proof is in the pudding,” so tospeak. I first met Igor nearly a year ago this coming November. I felt a near-immediate recognition,first from a photograph and then subsequently in two short evening gatherings where he began topresent himself and his teaching. On the third meeting, a day-long workshop, I felt my heart palpablyopen, a life-changing event for me. In the days following, miracles of grace occurred in my life —personal, humble, daily life issues I had been struggling with for the past 35 years (since I had left thecommunity of Adi Da). These struggles just resolved and melted away requiring no effort on my partand continuing to this moment. To add to this, the awakening of the prana/shakti, holy spirit, life force,occurred spontaneously and powerfully immediately after a three-day retreat last December. So just toshare with you, I feel his “conductivity” constantly and most especially when blessed to be in hispresence. I freely acknowledge my inability to assess another’s degree of realization. All I know, and,thus, the “proof of the pudding” is that being in relationship to him, opening to his teaching,experiencing his loving regard for me, continues to effect heart-opening and life-affirming changes inmy life.Best regards,Karen MillerReplypinkcloud July 9, 2016 at 5:25 pmHm well what placebo can’t all do is what I’m thinking reading your post full of red flags.One that stands out is:“I feel his “conductivity” constantly and most especially when blessed to be in his presence.”You constantly feel his conductivity? Sounds more like you have an etheric cord of attachment tohim. Spiritual ego’s are known for it to hook into their devotee’s energy field.They suck a lot of energy from their followers and this results in a strong charisma which thenbounces off again to these devotees, keeping them stuck where they get the shorter end of thestick.Isn’t it alarming that you constantly feel HIS conductivity? If his presence would have catapultedyou into enlightenment, you wouldn’t feel his ‘conductivity’ constantly anymore. You would beconnected to Yourself, instead of attached to his energy. As you said, you don’t feel blissful onyour own, you feel it mostly in his presence.“I freely acknowledge my inability to assess another’s degree of om/igor-kufayev-a-true-guru/#comment-1383Page 9 of 47

Igor Kufayev: A True Guru?7/9/19, 7'20 AMDespite you are right about that, you should pause and ponder some more about it and learn todevelop some discernment skills because he’s clearly not hat you think he is.“All I know, and, thus, the “proof of the pudding” is that being in relationship to him, opening tohis teaching, experiencing his loving regard for me, continues to effect heart-opening and lifeaffirming changes in my life.”The proof in the pudding is rather that you are allowing yourself to be deceived by this unenlightened big ego considering the fact your seeming progression is completely dependent ofyour ATTACHMENT to him and that while you are in a state of devotion to HIM. It’s all aboutIgor, isn’t it?Replypaloma September 30, 2014 at 11:00 amSay what you like about Igor, at least, unlike you, he doesn’t sound like a pompous twit. Your questionalone reveals you.ReplyL. Ron Gardner September 30, 2014 at 1:39 pmPaloma, if I were a pompous twit, I wouldn’t admit that I haven’t cut the Heart-knot and am amere spiritual teacher, and not a true Guru. And I’ll openly admit that I’m wrong if someonepresents me with contrary evidence or a convincing argument.I would say that my question reveals that I ask the hard questions that others don’t. If you’relooking for a Dale Carnegie-Mr. Rogers-type spiritual teacher, then I’m clearly the wrong guy topay attention to.ReplyJoca August 6, 2016 at 8:19 pmDon’t waste time with these ladies. They are on all fours for Mr. Jesus Christ Superstar, nomatter what one might say about another “joker in the spiritual marketplace” as UGK putit.Replypinkcloud July 9, 2016 at 4:46 ev-a-true-guru/#comment-1383Page 10 of 47

Igor Kufayev: A True Guru?7/9/19, 7'20 AMHaha, I think Igor sounds very much like a pompous twit. He basically oozes it.ReplyL. Ron Gardner September 30, 2014 at 12:36 pmLori Ann, it’s not hard to assess the “attainment” level of a spiritual teacher if you ask the rightquestions and know the right answers.I think Igor’s a high being and an outstanding spiritual teacher. And I absolutely resonate with (and willcontinue to recommend) his teachings since I’m also into Ramana Maharshi, Kashmir Shaivism, andAyurveda. I just don’t think he’s fully En-Light-ened guru, a la Ramana Maharshi and Adi Da Samraj.And, of course, I’m not either.The most intense spiritual energy that I’ve experienced was in a Satsang with IM Nome in 1978 — andNome was not a Self-realized being. Even my Satsangs with Adi Da did not provide as powerful aTransmission.ReplyL. Ron Gardner September 30, 2014 at 1:10 pmEmma Devi, even though Igor was influenced by the Maharishi and Aurobindo, his teachings are mostlike genuine Kashmir Shaivism, not Muktananda’s perverted brand. And this is a positive.In my opinion, if Igor were truly Self-realized and transparent, he would also consider Adi Da Samraj’steachings, which are brilliant, and a quantum leap better than Muktananda’s. But I can guess why Igoravoids a Daism consideration.My credentials are: I’ve “cracked the cosmic code.”I didn’t provide a link to Igor’s website Because I figured that people could easily find Igor’s websitefrom his videos or from Googling him.ReplyL. Ron Gardner September 30, 2014 at 1:24 pmKaren, obviously Igor is serving your spiritual evolution, so stick with him. From my perspective, Igoris doing positive spiritual work, and I resonate with and recommend his teachings.Interestingly enough, even though I’m sure that Adi Da was fully Enlightened and that IM Nome wasnot, I felt a more powerful Transmission at a Nome Satsang than at the Da Satsangs I r-kufayev-a-true-guru/#comment-1383Page 11 of 47

Igor Kufayev: A True Guru?7/9/19, 7'20 AMReplyDavid October 1, 2014 at 6:58 amI’d suggest you’re making an error. It is not the status of nadis or the kundalini that determine degree ofenlightenment. Very simply because they’re not causal but rather are effects. While a specific energypattern may have shown up in this or that process, the concept that there is only one way this unfolds isa vast underestimation of what is taking place and what drives it. I fully appreciate this is a commonexpectation, but many teachings are founded on only one or a very few peoples experiences. No matterhow illumined, if they look only to one process that’s all they’ll know.Various traditions themselves don’t agree on what starts the process and where stages takes placeenergetically. And within well-developed traditions, they acknowledge the varieties of how it unfolds.Again, this points to it as an effect.What is needed for the expression of the cosmic body drives the devatta and thus the energy. If youjudge based on more base effects, you’ll create barriers even to your own progress. Expectations ofhow it “should” arise can be the most pernicious barriers.ReplyL.Ron Gardner October 1, 2014 at 7:36 amDavid, I agree with Ramana Maharshi, Buddha, and others that the cutting of the Heart-knot isconcomitant with Self-realization, permanent abidance in Sahaj Samadhi. When the Heart-knot is cut, aforce-current, or pillar of Light-energy (Hridaya Shakti, or Amrita Nadi), between the Heart-center andcrown radiates ceaselessly and unobstructedly, outshining all that arises.I suggest that you read “Sri Ramana Gita” and “Sat Darshana Bhashya” for more information on this.Replyjaya nouni December 9, 2014 at 9:17 pmAs I am reading all the threads I am amazed by the “right and wrong” and the more subtle variations ofwords in between those two . What I am about to say is most likely very simplistic yet it resonates withme : A Enlightened being does not have to speak . Just being near and ones live will never be the same. One glance and the connection is permanent .There is no way back from then on. The talk is for thestudents and teachers entertainment . A Enlightened One does not have to remind you He or She is ufayev-a-true-guru/#comment-1383Page 12 of 47

Igor Kufayev: A True Guru?7/9/19, 7'20 AMRonan Doherty December 18, 2014 at 2:59 pmLOL at Adi Da being a true master, the guy was the one of the biggest charlatans of the 20th Centuryconsidering himself the be all end all of gurus, guy was a narcissistic socio-path to the highest degree.I have only come across Igor in the last week and am really enjoying his videos and resonating with hispresence and words.ReplyL. Ron Gardner December 18, 2014 at 6:33 pmRonan, I couldn’t disagree more. Unlike Igor, Adi Da cut the Heart-knot. I’ve listened to most of Igor’sYouTube videos. He’s all about Shakti and Energy, but he doesn’t demystify the Conscious-nessProcess. He’s a teacher (and one of the better ones out there), but not a Heart Master. When I asked himif he’d cut the Heart-knot, he became incoherent.ReplyRonan Doherty December 18, 2014 at 8:40 pmRon how do you know Adi Da cut the heart knot as you put it? Because he said so? I have met Adi Dadevotees they act like entranced zombies.That Igor has a deep devotion to Sri Aurobindo means alot to me as Aurobindo is close to my heart,whereas Adi Da puts him on a stage below himself in his stages of enlightenment theory.ReplyL. Ron Gardner December 18, 2014 at 10:38 pmRonan, it is obvious to me, from all sorts of details in his talks and writings, that Da was fullyspiritually Enlightened. But if someone doesn’t wasn’t to accept that, it doesn’t matter to me. I just tellit as I see it.Yes, Adi Da was a failure in “producing” Enlightened devotes, but so was Sri Aurobindo. And Icertainly don’t agree with Da’s criticisms of Sri Aurobindo (see my four-star Amazon review of “TheSynthesis of m/igor-kufayev-a-true-guru/#comment-1383Page 13 of 47

Igor Kufayev: A True Guru?7/9/19, 7'20 AMpinkcloud July 9, 2016 at 6:03 pmI googled Adi Da and just to give my 2 cents: the guy doesn’t immediately put me off like Igordoes, but at the same time I find him hard to listen to as in the sense he bores me. Now somepeople might think it may be a sign he has no ego, because my indifference may mean he isn’ttriggering anything inside of me, but when you claim he cut ‘the heart-knot’ I think my beingbored of him is rather a sign to me there is no heart energy there, because heart energy is neverboring.ReplyRonan Doherty December 19, 2014 at 6:12 pm“The true guru will never humiliate you, nor will he estrange you from yourself. He will constantlybring you back to the fact of your inherent perfection and encourage you to seek within. He knows youneed nothing, not even him, and is never tired of reminding you. But the self-appointed guru is moreconcerned with himself than with his disciples.” –Sri Nisargadatta MaharajReplyLori Ann Lothian December 29, 2015 at 5:21 amYou might be surprised to find out that this quote of yours above is the very reason I left Igor as ateacher after one year .ReplyRonan Doherty March 23, 2016 at 12:44 pmI am glad it served you to help in your decision.ReplyL. Ron Gardner December 19, 2014 at 8:11 pmRonan, I know people who were intimate devotees of Ad Da for decades — and they have nothing butwonderful things to say about him. From my perspective, mountains have been made out of molehillsregarding his “ab

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