"Be a light unto yourself."
"There is also a self-contained guru
principle that operates within each individual. In his book Healing
Mantras, Thomas Ashley-Farrand writes, "The true guru is not some person to
whom you give complete and slavish obedience. The true guru is a principle
that resides in your own heart. ... In Sanskrit, this guru principle
is called the upaguru, or "teacher without form.'" So in the
ultimate sense you can serve as your own guru, the finder of light and truth in
your own heart."
- Donald Altman, Living Kindness, p.68