A Quote by Sage Vasishtha on self-knowledge, knowledge, truth, guru, preceptor, scipture, works, inquiry, wise, company, holy, satsang, inner light, light, darkness, and inertia

Self-knowledge or knowledge of truth is not had by resorting to a guru (preceptor) nor by the study of scripture, nor by good works: it is attained only by means of inquiry inspired by the company of wise and holy men. One's inner light alone is the means, naught else. When this inner light is kept alive, it is not affected by the darkness of inertia.

Sage Vasishtha

Source: The Concise Yoga Vasistha, Pages: 169-170

Contributed by: Meenakshi

A Quote by Earon on truth, teachers, guru, life, experiences, worthy, leaders, and authenticity

Do you seek the truth?  There is nothing worthy of being followed except your own heart; no one to teach you except life's experiences; and no one for you to lead except yourself.

Earon Davis

Source: Earon's notes

Contributed by: Earon

A Quote by A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada on knowledge, truth, spiritual master, and guru

Just try to learn the truth by approaching a spiritual master. Inquire from him submissively and render service unto him. The self-realized soul can impart knowledge unto you because he has seen the truth (Bg. 4-34).

A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada (1896 -)

Source: BHAGAVAD-GITA AS IT IS., Pages: 259

Contributed by: Beth

A Quote by Dvorah Adler on love, enlightenment, guru, srisriravishankar, truth, and happiness

My sweet ones, God is a word, written in a book, painted on a canvas, hanging on a wall, in the mind of a scriptwriter. The GURU is the scriptwriter. HE is all there is. And he is the only one that can give you peace. Why? Because he is your very Nature. It's that simple.

Dvorah Adler

Source: Shut Up! an Ancient Mantra for Complete Happiness: The Simple Truth Your Guru, Therapist, and Grandmother Forgot to Tell You

Contributed by: dvorahji

A Quote by Swami Sivananda on master, sivananda, guru, and enlightenment

Q: What is your opinion of the Masters of the Himalayas?

A: There is a great Master of Masters, the Indweller of your
heart. Turn the gaze inwards, withdraw the Indriyas and seek His
help. Rest in Him. Identify yourself with Him. Search Him in your
heart. Don't talk to me of these Himalayan Masters in future. You
will be deluded.

Swami Sivananda

Contributed by: slenten

A Quote by Elysha on accountability, advaita, adyashanti, apocalypse, authenticity, awakening, awareness, beauty, behaviour, being, bible, biology, bliss, buddha, buddhism, catholic, cessation, changes, christ, christian, clarity, communication, concepts

As you learn to leave alone the activity of unconsciously trying to be the mindbody that you think that you are - the mindbody that this "you" is currently flowing through - and you learn to move as this one that you truly are - this "you" of you; the very heart of existence - steadily, consciously and momentarily, the continuity of the ever deepening of this innermost as it keeps on entering its manifestation, through this mindbody that you find yourself flowing through, allows you to simply bubble in the sheer joy, pleasure, peace, delightfulness and stillness that this "you" of you is.



Contributed by: elysha

A Quote by unknown on elysha, being, advaita, guru, teachers, energy, mind, and freedom

This "you" of you that "you" are is already and energetically flowing through the very eyes of this mindbody that you find yourself being so intimately involved with and flowing through right now. You are going to have to be able to find it and then stop at and as it until you are deeply at rest in and as it for consecutive moments together. This is what has you being this "you" of you that "you" are - nothing less.


Source: website, book

Contributed by: Tea

A Quote by David R. Hawkins on sex, money, and guru

Q: Sex and money are the temptations that are emphasized by many spiritual groups as the traps to be avoided.

A: That tradition has value but also ambiguous results.  First, it creates an aversion and a sense of sin or guilt about the issues.  It also inflates their importance, thereby creating a fear.  It is not sex and money that are problems but the attachments to them.  In the nonattached state, there is neither attraction nor aversion.  Teachers such as Ramakrishna forbade both sex and money to his young male students.  He held that they could be contaminated by even just the energy of sex or money.

Inasmuch as greed and desire calibrate below 200 (they are at 125), avoidance was an attempt to forestall attachment.  However, the desire for sex or money stems from within an can remain within the ego, even though it is not indulged in or acted upon.  At beginning levels of spiritual training, avoidance may well be the best course because desires are so strong.  There mere willingness to sacrifice sensual pleasure or worldly gain is already of value in learning how to transcend attractions and instinctual drives, and the intensity of spiritual commitment is enhanced.

Throughout history and up to the current time, there have been a number of well known 'gurus' who became addicted to sex, power, and money, and who covered up their actions with clever rationalizations.  Those who exhibit wealth, a veneer of spiritual trappings, and who approve of sexual acting out attract many followers.

The basis for this paradox was revealed through spiritual research.  Often, the early writings of a famous or popular guru calibrate quite high (usually in the high 400s to middle 500s).   Then, after much success and acclaim, the calibrated level of the guru drops precipituously, sometimes to even below 200.  Thus, it is not uncommon for there to be a wide disparity between the early writings of a teacher and the teacher's later level of consciousness.  In some cases, both recent and current, the resultant misbehaviors create scandal and dismay, and residual followers haev to resort to denial to rationalize their continued obedience to a cult or group of adherents.  Although the erstwhile guru's own calibration may have fallen significantly, the calibration of the original writings remain the same.

David Hawkins

Source: I: Reality and Subjectivity, Pages: 239-240

Contributed by: Tribble

A Quote by Sol Luckman on intention, mastery, law of attraction, the secret, manifestation, quantum, multidimensional, enlightenment, transdimensional, technology, guru, savior, empowerment, evolution, divinity, consciousness, bio-spiritual, integrity, i

Mastery of Intention is a deeply personal process that always occurs in the present. No technology, guru or savior, however advanced, can do for us what only a commitment to evolving and operating out of our own divine consciousness and physiology can achieve. The choice is ours in every now whether to give away our power to something or someone outside ourselves, or to summon the courage, integrity and impeccability to return home by walking the challenging but ultimately enlightening Black Road of Spirit.

Sol Luckman

Source: Conscious Healing: Book One on the Regenetics Method, Pages: 163..164

Contributed by: David

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