Guru Quotes

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“One thing: you have to walk, and create the way by your walking; you will not find a ready-made path. It is not so cheap, to reach to the ultimate realization of truth. You will have to create the path by walking yourself; the path is not ready-made, lying there and waiting for you. It is just like the sky: the birds fly, but they don't leave any footprints. You cannot follow them; there are no footprints left behind.”

Paramahansa Yogananda
“Live quietly in the moment and see the beauty of all before you. The future will take care of itself......”
Yogananda, Autobiography of a Yogi

“With me, illusions are bound to be shattered. I am here to shatter all illusions. Yes, it will irritate you, it will annoy you - that's my way of functioning and working. I will sabotage you from your very roots! Unless you are totally destroyed as a mind, there is no hope for you.”

Elizabeth Gilbert
“I keep remembering one of my Guru's teachings about happiness. She says that people universally tend to think that happiness is a stroke of luck, something that will maybe descend upon you like fine weather if you're fortunate enough. But that's not how happiness works. Happiness is the consequence of personal effort. You fight for it, strive for it, insist upon it, and sometimes even travel around the world looking for it. You have to participate relentlessly in the manifestations of your own blessings. And once you have achieved a state of happiness, you must never become lax about maintaining it, you must make a mighty effort to keep swimming upward into that happiness forever, to stay afloat on top of it. If you don't you will eat away your innate contentment. It's easy enough to pray when you're in distress but continuing to pray even when your crisis has passed is like a sealing process, helping your soul hold tight to its good attainments.”
Elizabeth Gilbert, Eat, Pray, Love

“A true teacher would never tell you what to do. But he would give you the knowledge with which you could decide what would be best for you to do.”
Christopher Pike, Sati

Criss Jami
“Question like a child, reason like an adult, and write like a sage.”
Criss Jami, Healology

Sivananda Saraswati
“Let each man take the path according to his capacity, understanding and temperament. His true guru will meet him along that path.”

Banani Ray
“No one and nothing outside of you can give you salvation, or free you from the misery. You have to light your own lamp. You have to know the miniature universe that you yourself are.”
Banani Ray, Awakening Inner Guru

Abdurahman Faiz
“Aku selalu bermimpi
matahari melahirkan para guru
dan guru melahirkan para matahari...”
Abdurahman Faiz, Guru Matahari
tags: guru

“If you can show people how to build castles, make sure you do not neglect building and nurturing your own.”
Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

“Anak-anak muda jaman sekarang itu lucu dan agak susah dimengerti. Mereka cukup bersemangat membuat berbagai macam proposal untuk kegiatan organisasi yang mereka ikuti. Tapi proposal hidup yang berisi visi dan strateginya meraih mimpi, justru lupa mereka buat sendiri.”
Lenang Manggala, Founder Gerakan Menulis Buku Indonesia

Paramahamsa Nithyananda
“The Stone of Guilt in the River of the Mind, the block in the flow of intelligence.
~ Paramahamsa Nithyananda”
Paramahamsa Nithyananda, Living Enlightenment

Amy Leigh Mercree
“YOU are your own guru. YOU are your own soul mate. YOU are powerful. Take the reigns and drive your carriage home to love.”
Amy Leigh Mercree

Criss Jami
“A wise man's goal shouldn't be to say something profound, but to say something useful.”
Criss Jami, Healology

Amit Kalantri
“Mixing old wine with new wine is stupidity, but mixing old wisdom with new wisdom is maturity.”
Amit Kalantri, Wealth of Words

“In times of tragedies, our duty is to lend a helping hand to those in grief and thus light lamps of kindness and compassion.”
Amma Sri Mata Amritanandamayi

“Nilai akhir dari proses pendidikan, sejatinya terrekapitulasi dari keberhasilannya menciptakan perubahan pada dirinya dan lingkungan. Itulah fungsi daripada pendidikan yang sesungguhnya.”
Lenang Manggala, Founder Gerakan Menulis Buku Indonesia

Santosh Kalwar
“There are no gurus of love.
There is no mantra to make love.”
Santosh Kalwar, An Aphrodisiac
tags: guru, love

“Be Good-Do Good-Be One”
Kirpal Singh

Steve Maraboli
“I keep hearing about a spiritual awakening, but I feel what we need instead, is a human one. It would be wonderful and empowering to become free from the disillusionment and nonsense being sold to us from gurus for centuries.”
Steve Maraboli, Unapologetically You: Reflections on Life and the Human Experience

Charbel Tadros
“The relationship between apprentice and mentor is one of the most beautiful and most sacred relationships. In sharing his wisdom with his apprentice, the mentor discovers even more wisdom to share.”
Charbel Tadros

Steve Maraboli
“100% of a Guru’s marketing plan depends on you holding the belief that you are not enough; that you were created less equipped than necessary to fulfill your purpose. What if you let go of that belief and connected with the truth of your innate power to change and shape your life? You ARE enough. You CAN change and shape your own life. Anyone who tells you different is simply lying. Your life has immeasurable potentiality for greatness; act accordingly.”
Steve Maraboli, Unapologetically You: Reflections on Life and the Human Experience

Ramona Fradon
“Mephistopheles' contentious, often ambiguous relationship to Faustus is a reference to tantra just as it is to alchemy. It resembles the shifting tactics of a guru who varies his approach to his pupil in order to dissolve his resistances and prepare him for wider states of consciousness. Both Faustus and the tantric aspirant stimulate and indulge their senses under the guidance of their teachers who encourage them to have sexual encounters with women in their dreams. Both work with magical diagrams or yantras, exhibit extraordinary will, "fly" on visionary journeys, acquire powers of teleportation, invisibility, prophecy, and healing, and have ritual intercourse with women whom they visualize as goddesses. The tantrist [sic] is said to become omniscient as a result of his sacred "marriage," and Faustus produces an omniscient child in his union with the visualized Helen, or Sophia.”
Ramona Fradon, The Gnostic Faustus

Donna Goddard
“It could be said that we become so much a stranger that we disappear and find ourselves reborn in the midst of humanity which is quite a paradox.”
Donna Goddard, Love's Longing

“The most elementary book on arithmetic contains more knowledge and insight about reality than the collected sayings of every guru who ever lived.”
David Sinclair, The Dream Sorcerers: Cracking the Dream Code

Lahiri Mahasaya
“Meditate unceasingly, that you may quickly behold yourself as the Infinite Essence, free from every form of misery. Cease being a prisoner of the body; using the secret key of Kriya, learn to escape into Spirit.”
Lahiri Mahasaya

Lahiri Mahasaya
“Solve all your problems through meditation.
Exchange unprofitable religious speculations for actual God-contact.
Clear your mind of dogmatic theological debris; let in the fresh, healing waters of direct perception.
Attune yourself to the active inner Guidance; the Divine Voice has the answer to every dilemma of life.”
Lahiri Mahasaya

Paramahansa Yogananda
“In sabikalpa samadhi the devotee has attained realization of his oneness with Spirit but cannot maintain his cosmic consciousness except in the immobile trance state.

By continuous meditation he reaches the superior state of nirbikalpa samadhii, in which he may move freely in the world without any loss of God-perception.

pg416, Chapter 43, The resurrection of Sri Yukteswar
Paramahansa Yogananda, Autobiography of a Yogi

Dan Desmarques
“Having a bank account in the United States or China won't make any difference as a business owner but people who don't have enough money and time to travel long distances and test the system for themselves, want to believe in illusions. Many banks are actually happy to steal people's money due to their nationality, like they did with Russian people now. And this while the masses consider it to be normal. Imagine if countries stole your money every time your government did something they don't like! Actually they do, which is why your government promises one thing before being elected and then does another. The employees of these governments and big companies are like little Nazis. They will simply repeat: it's the "policy of the company" or "it's the law". Nobody cares to question laws or policies because they think smart people are the ones who obey. Well, you will get nowhere in life by obeying a system that is manipulated against you, which is why so many frustrated people, seeing others in jet planes and traveling the world, are turning to crime and prostitution. This tendency will keep increasing. Yet if I tell people to learn to use a gun, they will say that a spiritual guru would never say such things. Well, I would never trust any guru or religious person who said to me to wait until someone knocks me off with a hammer or that I must accept the misfortunes of life as an opportunity to meditate on karma. As a matter of fact, that's exactly what I got in all religions where I sought answers to this problem, which means even religions have been corrupted by illusions and ignorance. They empower a very toxic demon around these lies called guilt. But this demon is kept alive with dogma.”
Dan Desmarques

Donna Goddard
“Students recognise their teachers. Teachers recognise their students.”
Donna Goddard, Pittown

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