Monday, October 01, 2012

Guide Yourself

"Be a light unto yourself."
-  Buddha

"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 

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