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Almost everything I have ever read on the subject has advocated the need for a teacher. In the most obvious sense, a spiritual teacher is a guide to keep you 'on track'. They are someone you can turn to for advice or reflection - someone who recognises the value you see in spiritual practice and acts with your interests at heart. No doubt, if you are seeking, a teacher can feel like a godsend!
They may also be quick to point out when you have gone 'awry': fallen victim to spiritual bypass, critical misunderstanding, nihilism, 'awakened person complex' or an egoic God complex.
There are many possible definitions of spiritual teacher:
Should you decide to find a teacher in the customary sense, the Internet certainly makes it easier than ever.
Here are a few things to keep in mind:
Doing an Internet search for 'non-duality', or 'advaita vedanta' is likely to turn up a variety of resources and teachers on the subject. Just remember to do your homework.
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