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This morning I ran across something I found valuable and shared it. I found myself in a bit of anxiety because I know I have friends (some of them very dear and close friends) who would scoff at the source of what I shared. To the point that no matter what it said or how helpful it could be, they would immediately consider all material from the source to be invalid and silly. To the point that I can imagine a couple of them would wonder what on earth is wrong with me, since they mostly consider me to be level-headed and would consider this source to be anything but.
We've talked here about both Trungpa and Sogyal Rinpoche in the same light, so I wanted to bring it up in a more general sense. Obviously I am not talking here about accepting a person as a guru/teacher and forming a trust-based relationship with them. That is a different thing requiring (I think) a much higher level of inspection because you are letting them into your life and into your mind. In this case I am only talking about the information that is imparted assuming no personal connection to the person/source at all.
If you read something and you find it to be true, does it matter where it came from as to whether you choose to adopt it as a view or a practice or whatever it might happen to be? For me, I find that I accept wisdom that speaks to me wherever it comes from. I have had times where I have written things that seemed to come out of no where. Things I normally wouldn't have discussed or said in a particular way. I couldn't tell you where it comes from, but it happens. And I find it useful in my life, as well as when others have those moments as well. It doesn't matter if it comes from their thinking brain, the deeper accesses of their consciousness, their Buddha nature, the cosmos, dead people or whatever.
How do you discern what you would label as wisdom? Do you narrow yourself to just one source that you trust and compare all else to it? Do you go based on your "intuition" or how something feels/resonates with you? Can you accept wisdom when it comes from a person who is less than trustworthy, like Trungpa or Sogyal (or others) as long as your investigation of it finds that that wisdom is a truth for you?