Dogs not Gods
In the spiritual traditions of the world there are people that have dedicated their entire lives to otherworldly living. Spirituality. For some it’s a life in renunciation, for others it’s a life of spreading the transcendental seed around the world. We call these people our Gurus. They are our go-to people for all spiritual questions and problems.
Some have allegedly achieved Yoga; union with the God, the infinite. They love Yoga so much they married it. These people are as close to perfect as one could expect of another person, or something like that.
Some of these masters of Yoga share the path, others choose to live in caves or behind an ashram blissfully surviving on a pittance. Some of them even make a big splash in mainstream society. You can pick up your official spiritual master decoder ring with the purchase of an organic cotton Ganesha sarong, Namaste T-shirt, or most any handmade Yoga clothing, learn to chant Om in a thousand different ways now!
Selecting the appropriate guru can be challenging. As we know people will be people, and people can be deceptive and shameless. Some so-called gurus have developed interesting powers such as manifesting diamonds or shooting lasers from their eyes. The use this as a ploy to lure in unsuspecting seekers. Due to this unfortunate circumstance some followers have become jaded and untrusting of the real deal. It’s hard to know who to trust.
I suggest, for those of you seeking an enlightened being, to get a dog. Dogs are much more reliable than people, and, yes, even gurus. Here is why a dog is better than a guru:
They posses and exemplify Unconditional Love
They posses and exemplify Instant forgiveness
They share Unabashed Empathy
They give Unabashed Sympathy
They are incapable of Guile
They are incapable of Dishonesty
They are always in the moment
They don’t carry past and don’t post it to the now
They don’t fret the future
They are not ashamed
They live off the kindness of nature when we are not around
Everything is always new and wonderful
Everyplace is always the right place, especially if it’s with you
Anytime is playtime
They will defend you, even against all odds and never forsake you
They take what you give them and you don’t have to worry about repercussion
They physically appear when you call them
They never go away, never forsake you
They don’t charge and there is no allegiance necessary
There are no stipulations to their love
So the next time you find yourself in a philosophical, ontological or spiritual pickle and you don’t know who to trust or what to do, just stop what you are doing and call out to your pooch. In mere moments, you’ll have all the divine input you’ll ever need!