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Furthermore, John Friend has never called himself a "Yoga Guru" and he is not making any claims of authority. He has stated many times in interviews and even on his own website that he founded his style of yoga on a broad Tantric philosophy that draws upon key philosophical concepts from various Tantric schools of thought, mostly those schools originating in the area of Kashmir. He states in the interview that his definition of Grace is simply that: his definition of what Grace is (obviously based on his own philosophical studies and his own poetic and creative mind.)
I really think it is just odd that you chose to lash out at a man like this, since he really isn't hurting anyone or slandering anyone or claiming any kind of wierd authority. He is being quite faithful to the teachings of Tantra, as can be verified by the world reknowned Tantric scholars that he has as advisors to and teachers within Anusara yoga - Paul Muller-Ortega, Carlos Pomeda, Bill Mahony and Douglas Brooks, to name a few. If anything, his bringing these great ideas and philosophies to the masses is a wonderful service for our modern day community and in many ways he should be lauded for continuing the tradition of Tantric thought and lifestyle by adding his voice, innovation and specific applications to these profound points of view.
I love varying points of view and I always appreciate a good debate or disagreement, as I feel that is a fantastic way to learn more. However, your comments were not made in an open minded vein of seeking insightful debate or discourse. Rather they simply criticized - quite personally and severely - a man who seems to have a sharp and open mind and a huge compassionate heart.
Wishing you well right back and hoping this exchange has brought some insight, clarity and inspriation to always speak from your highest and most loving place. :)