Top 10 Spiritual Teachers on Youtube


The top 10 spiritual speakers on Youtube. In my humble opinion, these 10 individuals
are among the greatest speakers of life and spirituality on Youtube. Listening to each of them has really just
been so tremendously helpful on my own journey, so making this video is more of an attempt
to share that wisdom than to rank them in any particular order. But either way, I’ve included a brief clip
of each teacher so you can kind of draw your own conclusions, and without further ado,
the top 10 spiritual teachers on Youtube. Buddha is reported to have said that a meditator
loses all his questions. A moment comes when there are no questions
left. And that is the moment when you attain to
wisdom. Not to answers, but to wisdom. Wisdom is not an answer! It is the unfolding
of your consciousness. Not that you come to know something, but you
start experiencing life in its totality. So now, can you allow your mind to be quiet? Isn’t it difficult? Because the mind seems
to be like a monkey, jumping up and down and jabbering all the time. Once you’ve learned to think you can’t stop. And an enormous number of people devote their
lives to keeping their minds busy. And feel extremely uncomfortable with silence. When you’re alone, nobody’s saying anything, there’s nothing to do… There’s this worry… A lack of distraction…I’m left alone with
myself and I want to get away from myself! I’m always wanting to get away from myself,
that’s why I go to the movies, that’s why I read mystery stories, that’s why I go after
girls, or anything that you do, or get drunk or whatever. “I don’t want to be with myself. I feel queer.” Well why do you want to run away from yourself,
what’s so bad about it? Why do you want to forget this? It’s because you are addicted to thoughts.
It’s a drug. A dangerous one. Compulsive thinking…on and on and on and
on all the time. It’s a habit. So, there’s a difficulty about
stopping that activity. And you really have to stop it if you want to be sane. I only have one thing to show you, or to teach
you. It’s not teaching, teaching would mean giving knowledge to your mind. So the only reason is to find the spaciousness
within, who you are beyond the person. What could be more important than that? Just one conscious breath brings some space,
or helps you realize some space inside you. Your attention follows the breath as it moves
into the body, and out. And while you’re following the breath with
your attention, in and out, you become spacious. Don’t worry about anything at all. Don’t worry
about anything at all. You remember this thing: that you are not
here by accident. Even in this form. This is just a costume, for a while, you have to wear. But the one who is behind the costume, this
one is eternal. You must know this thing! If you know this and trust this, you don’t
have to worry about anything! You will not panic or act so prematurely.
And you will allow yourself just to not always react, but to keep quiet. And you find your mind comes nicely again
into your heart, and you begin to see in your natural state, from your natural state. And I want to say that, this world is so full
of love. And your heart, your being, is so full of love full of peace. You don’t have to go to someplace else to
find peace. You don’t have to go to India to find peace. You don’t have to go to Himalaya
to find peace. You don’t have to go to the Caribbean to find peace or happiness. Because it’s right where you are. See, up until you see beyond it, everything
is dominated by one’s self, is it not? “I want to be awakened, I want to be enlightened,
I want to have some spiritual revelation.” Which is really no different than “I want
an ice cream cone. I want to be loved. I want to be agreed with. I want to be disagreed
with. I like, or I don’t like.” Do you see how the fiction of self always
keeps itself in the center of one’s consciousness? Yeah? And spiritual awakening is seeing through
the fiction of that. That actually, there isn’t actually a self in the center of one’s
consciousness. The fear is simply because you are not living
with life, you’re living in your mind. Your fear is always about what’s going to
happen next. That means that your fear is always about that which does not exist. If your fear is about the nonexistent, your
fear is 100% imaginary. If you are suffering from the nonexistential,
we call that insanity. So people may just be in socially accepted levels of insanity. But, if you’re afraid, or if you’re suffering
from anything which does not exist, it amounts to insanity. Isn’t it? To find out who you are, you have to inquire.
You are the story of mankind. If you really see that it gives you tremendous vitality,
energy, beauty, love. Because it is no longer a small, entity struggling
in the corner of the earth. You are part of this whole humanity. It has a tremendous responsibility,
vitality, beauty, love. But most of us won’t see this. Because most
of us are concerned with ourselves. With our particular little problem, particular little
sorrow, and so on. And to step out of that narrow circle seems
almost impossible. Because we are so conditioned, so programmed like the computers that we cannot
learn something new. The computer can but we can’t. And yet it’s what all spiritual roads lead
to. It leads to…what’s here. And when we get deep enough in the spiritual
journey we realize that the journey itself is taking us away from here. So at a certain point, the depths of the spiritual
journey actually destroys the journey itself. Because there’s nowhere to go. There’s nowhere
else to be. All forms of suffering, basically, spring
from our inability to allow things. Seemingly it springs from our inability to accept things
the way they are. There is no struggle, there is no suffering,
if there is no argument. If I do not argue with whatever is here right
now, whatever the situation is right now, then I have nothing to fear, I have no suffering. If I want what’s here right now, if I’m okay
with that completely, then suffering can’t exist, can it? But if I undertake the act of allowing then
that’s just another way of denying that the moment just before I started to allow it,
that it wasn’t perfectly fine. So the non-allowance of the situation should
also be perfect, if everything is perfect. If life is however it is, then even the practice
of allowance is kind of a tricky business because it is in itself a denial of perfection. So then, what to do, right? I have a suggestion,
that is instead of trying to become allowance, instead of trying to become somebody that
accepts everything, notice how your very nature itself is allowance, already. So don’t try
to create allowance, instead see that something is already allowing everything. Or else it
wouldn’t exist. In other words, enlightenment is a fancy name
for the most simple, the most ordinary, the most well-known experience there is. And all 7 billion of us know it. However,
because it cannot be found by the mind, in most cases it is deemed missing. And as a result of that, the peace and happiness
that are inherent in it are also considered missing. And hence, the imaginary self goes off into
the world in search of the missing peace and happiness. As we all know, it doesn’t live there. Where
does it live? In the simple knowing of our own being. Its knowing of itself. That is, awareness’s
awareness of awareness. And it your innermost experience at all times.
It’s just…it’s not a new experience. It’s not something that has been lost and has to
be found. At worst, we could say that it has been overlooked. Ultimately, all of these teachers are trying
to put into words the same exact essential insights, but they all have very different
styles of doing so. Some may be more helpful to you than others. Either way, I hope you enjoyed this video,
and I hope it was helpful to you.


100 Responses

  1. Cosmic Consciousness with Jonas

    September 13, 2017 3:56 am

    Hey everyone 🙂

    I’ve received many comments on this video expressing disappointment about the lack of women teachers featured on this list. I really want to apologize to anyone that this has offended- definitely a mistake and an oversight on my part. It is an impossible task to select a list of just 10 teachers which is agreeable to everyone, but there truly are many incredible female spiritual masters sharing their wisdom on Youtube…

    Man or woman, in my perspective gender is not important to one's ability to guide others towards awakening, liberation, enlightenment. There have been thousands of enlightened women as well as men throughout history helping us to awaken to true nature and come together as one human family 🙂 and any future "top 10" videos I publish will be sure to include a more balanced list.

    Some of the amazing female teachers on Youtube: Pema Chodron, Gangaji, Esther Hicks, Lisa Cairns, Teal Swan, Tara Brach, Tenzin Palmo, Irina Tweedie, Almine, Ching Hai, Lynn Barron, Unmani Hyde, Byron Katie, Nicky Sutton, Louise Hay, Dolores Cannon, Sandra Walter, Bridget Rau, Lisa Transcendence Brown, Nora Herold Gigi Young, Christina Martine

  2. BK Dr Sunita Didi

    December 25, 2018 4:35 pm


  3. GurayNY

    December 25, 2018 10:20 pm

    i think Rupert Spira is the tip of the triangle of enlightenment… beginners should not listen him it will be waste of time…

  4. dfdf937

    December 26, 2018 5:17 pm

    It seems great masters were not mentioned, you just touched very few who may have realised God or in the process.

    A guru cannot be judged by the number of followers, but should only by his Self realisation and his teachings.

    We also can consider following one's,
    1. Milarepa,
    2. Rama Krishna Paramahansa.
    3. Sri Sri Paramahansa Yoganandji.
    4. Ramana Maharshi.
    5. Swamy Sivananda of Rishikesh.
    6. Chandra Sekhar Saraswati Swamigal.
    7.Anandmaayi maa.
    8. Swami Vivekananda.
    Just to mention few.

  5. ramin Yazdi

    January 19, 2019 6:31 am

    Ok younge man by just showing these clips, and writing more spirititual teachers on utube, you did a lot of good. For me it started from pure, unbiased search for reality and truth. Then a few of these people you see. Then days and days of constant watching these gurus or spirititual teachers. Four years ago, on my bed, while watching, something very good happened to me. I'm not the same, l entered a new better phase of spirititual journey, a better, fuller, richer, more joyful so anyone reading my comment, these teachers are awesome,

  6. Tyrone's Wisdom

    February 4, 2019 5:41 am

    Thank you! I'm going to start listening to some of these teachers now. To some I already listen. Have you listened to Michael Mirdad? He's another one of my favorites.

  7. Gisele Pelletier

    February 6, 2019 4:20 am

    You may want to add Leonard Jacobson to your list. I know all the ones you mentioned, and was hoping for yet other popular names…so thank you so much for publishing the list of female names.
    We appreciate your efforts. Namaste

  8. Carolina1

    February 17, 2019 5:45 pm

    I can only hope that you realize that most of these people are merely in the business of preying on the lost & gullible to
    feed their egos & line their pockets.
    Especially Benhito & Matt, please at least give it a serious critical looking over.
    People who are REALLY on that level of helping others ain't gonna be found on youtube or at the omega center at a retreat for 1500 bucks!

  9. Johnny Aingel

    February 17, 2019 6:44 pm

    Great list of all 3 videos and my own are just 3 that i can think of are my number one is JESUS CHRIST jesus are elder brother who is the LIGHT of the WORLD and than EDGAR CAYCE the famous psychic medium who passed away in 1945 i believe and than yogananda parahamsa who is also passed on as well

  10. Pranay Advait

    February 18, 2019 1:49 pm

    Hi Jonas, I would like to suggest you to check out Acharya prashant ji's channel . The best advait pointings. Here's the link:

  11. Steve Mohammed

    March 22, 2019 10:42 pm

    Rotating like a discuss spinning faster and faster with precise speed and control it wisdom will penetrate and altar all objects it comes in contact with . When we recognise our potential we have true lily become what what we really are love in ever lunation.

  12. VP Vijay

    April 10, 2019 2:51 pm

    The top and real spiritual master is your own SELF.
    To follow somebody is to insult THE GOD within.Followers are losers in the path of truth.The persons you listed as well as many more others are only lamp-posts along the path of truth.Journey is ours.But what is going there in the world? Without moving a single step towards TRUTH,we are debating about gurus.shit!
    What a nonesense!

  13. Tracy Adams

    April 22, 2019 12:08 am

    And thank you for turning me on to a few people I was not aware of. Here goes another 500 hours on youtube. lol

  14. IdentifiablePerson

    April 30, 2019 7:16 pm

    Do the spiritual teachers know all the truths about spirits or souls? For example do they know that every object in the universe has a soul? That soul has created that object? All objects reincarnate?

  15. Timur Sultanov

    June 5, 2019 6:58 pm

    Aughhh beninto massaro is surely not a good one…that's a wolf in sheep clothing,a freaky newager…

  16. H. H.

    June 6, 2019 4:54 am

    I like Tolle and Teal Swan, they all have great things to offer. Different personalities reach more people. It’s a good thing.

  17. DannyEye

    June 7, 2019 12:29 pm

    Great list, except Abraham Hicks is a sham. She has the same answer to everything and like three words in vocabulary

  18. Jesse Raza

    June 18, 2019 2:17 pm

    Dude, number 1…watch Wild Wild country. He was a cult leader. Far from flawed, he was a pos.

  19. Moses Hacmon

    June 25, 2019 2:42 am

    Once people understand their spirit of water they won’t have an identity crisis and depression anymore. Most people live in separation from nature and their environment today. Check out this channel-

  20. inkwell flood

    July 3, 2019 8:09 pm

    Why compare at all – their all manifestations of the same universe, isn't that the point. X


    July 4, 2019 3:07 am

    From all. Those non is real spiritual teacher they want to be but their knowledge is not good

  22. Elvis Beganovic

    July 7, 2019 12:25 pm

    Hi call me back we havr to change the globe. I will tell you the whey to influance reality on global term

  23. cliere hearts

    August 9, 2019 8:04 am

    I saw the name eckhart tolle and it looked famillar then i saw the book, stillness speak, in front of me and he is the author… woahhh

  24. Kafei -

    August 12, 2019 4:25 pm

    I'm familiar with all these guys with the exception of the second to last speaker. Have you heard of Shunyamurti of the SatYogaInstitute? He's really good, too. I also would recommend Ramesh Balsekar and Terence McKenna.

  25. MINI MEDI 333

    August 22, 2019 3:45 pm

    i want to be top 10 one day and one day I will. Patience is a virtue via @YouTube

  26. Nithya DevaSmarana Ananda

    October 3, 2019 5:35 am

    Our whole Biology thinks!🌸🌸💖

    Om Nithyananda Paramashivoham

  27. First person player

    November 20, 2019 6:59 am

    What about infinite waters, isn't he a spiritual teacher as well? Shouldn't he be included in the list too?

  28. Nick Wagner

    December 1, 2019 6:22 am

    Thank you for providing people with a interesting introduction to Guru devotion and their influence. However I do not believe Alan Watts is a Spiritual Master. He points to the Guru Tradition, by certainly does not Transmit to His students. He is however one of the greatest philosopher's that ever lived. The same applies to Eckhart Tolle.

    Where is Bubba Muktananda, Bhagavan Nityananda, Rang Avadhut, Sri Rama Krishna, Paramahansa Yogananda etc.?

    Here is a Master you might want to include:

  29. Rose Li

    December 7, 2019 3:38 am

    🔱 Hinduism is absolutely life-positive. It does not even plan to give you one fear stroke. It is that extremely life positive. It guides, doesn't bind. It supports, doesn't destroy. It encourages, never controls. Inspires, never perspires.
    ✨Sri Nithyananda Paramashivam ✨

    Live Nithya Satsang is Happening now

  30. My YouTube

    December 30, 2019 10:12 pm

    They’re all good and beneficial for us and I relate to all of them equally but I mostly enjoy listening to Eckhart Tolle and Sadhguru.

  31. Anders Koves

    January 8, 2020 11:57 pm

    Comment about Sadhguru and fear :
    When the moment comes that has been feared and dreaded the fear n dread are over, left is the moment which just is lived with the potentiality to be grounded in one' s being while in that moment.
    Fear n dread r just fear n dread.

  32. Electric Journey

    January 11, 2020 4:27 pm

    Throughout the all history of mankind, the true Spiritual Teachers can be counted on the fingers of only one hand. The moment you understand and know this, you will no longer feel the need to seek or offer "wisdom" on youtube or on the internet in general.


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