The Need of Lineage

Often, I am asked, “Aria, why does lineage matter?” Usually a brief smile crosses my face, because I remember the many times when I wondered the same. At a time early in my studies, I thought, “Since the teachings are all translated, what is the purpose or need of a teacher. If the wisdom is transcendental, why cant the teachings on their own do the trick”. That started me on a long journey which ultimately taught me the need and power of lineage. Authentic lineage. If there was ever a time when it may have been possible to learn without lineage, I don’t think those times are now. Today, we need lineage more than ever. Here’s why…

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