We each have to find our own way and our own teachers. My route was a full circle one. Allergic to the western Christian teachings of my youth, I sought truth and understanding in eastern philosophy. Years of study and opening through those texts eventually allowed me to read Christian teaching again. This time however, I would have the most amazing and clear guide: Joel S. Goldsmith, a mystic, spiritual teacher, and prolific writer who lived into the mid 1960's. He has the most incredible understanding of the teachings of Jesus I have yet to encounter. His book, The Infinite Way, is an entry point I continue to savor. Goldsmith is also recommended by current teachers like Eckhart Tolle and Marrianne Williamson.