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True Teacher

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"True teachers use themselves as bridges over which they invite their students to cross; Then, having facilitated their crossing, joyfully collapse, encouraging them to create bridges of their own".

— Unknown

Every one is Divine

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"Each soul is potentially Divine. The Goal is to
manifest this Divinity within, by controlling nature
external and internal. Do this either by work, or
worship, or psychic control, or philosophy - by one,
or more, or all of these - and be free. This is the
whole of Religion. Doctrines, or dogmas, or rituals,
or books, or temples, or forms, are but secondary

— Swami Vivekananda

Good better best

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Good better best,never at rest.
Till your good is better and better is best.

— By Swami Vivekananda


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“Practicing Yoga during pregnancy is one way to heal the split between soul and spirit found in our culture. Prenatal Yoga sexualizes spirituality and spiritualizes fertility. It is the tantric practice of mothers. Once the babies come planetside, our yoga practice shifts into karma Yoga beyond belief. We become servants to our babies and our path is bhakti Yoga,the practice of devotion. Giving co

— Yogini Jeannine Parvati Baker


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If I cannot forgive myself for all the blunders
That I have made over the years,
Then how can I proceed?
How can I ever dream perfection-dreams?
Move, I must, forward.
Fly, I must, upward.
Dive, I must, inward,
To be once more
What I truly am
And shall forever remain.

— - Sri Chinmoy

God Realization

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"I have now come to a stage of realization in which I see that God is walking in every human form and manifesting Himself alike through the sage and the sinner, the virtuous and the vicious. Therefore when I meet different people I say to myself, "God in the form of the saint, God in the form of the sinner, God in the form of the righteous, God in the form of the unrighteous."

— Ramakrishna Paramhansa

True disciple & Guru

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"" The disciple has to be ready & ripe; only at that moment does the Master become visible.The disciple has to earn eyes, to earn ears,to create a heart, to feel.How can the Sun appears if you are blind? The Sun may appear but you will go on missing it.
I have come across many seekers who are searching for a Master not at all aware that the disciple is completely absent.

— OSHO, from ""The Perfect Master-Talk on Sufi stories-I""