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Seeking my highest potential

guru - chela Mallard ducks

In spiritality, the role of a guru is to facilitate the disciple, the follower, the shishya to evolve and realise the full potential. A true guru is one who understands the pitfalls that the neonate might come across, and prempts solutions. S/he understands the shishya's abilities and weaknesses, and treats each one as an individual, or should treat each one as an individual.

Spirituality, though a vast subject, is still about connecting with one's highest potential and getting to know one's Creator, and then co-create :-)

This is yoga; becoming one with the Creator in this context. Yoga is about uniting with another to realize oneness. Bhakti yoga, Gyan yoga, Karma yoga, Hatha yoga, Kriya yoga, are only that many ways to do so... 

The guru is a person who may lead, because he has trod the path and knows it well enough to take on the role of a lamp; guru - one who removes darkness. A guru may be a person or the higher self within, the soul through its infinite journeys and incarnations knows it all. It is just waiting to let us into the secret, if we care to listen - through the act of meditation.

~ Anisha Sharma

Success tool - Calm mind

  • When we are impatient we throw away our opportunities. ~ Swami Paramananda
  • It is a good idea to keep a mental diary. Before you go to bed each night, sit for a short time and review the day. See what you are becoming. Do you like the trend of your life? If not, Change it. ~ Paramhans Yogananda
  • Never mind failures. Rise with fresh vigour. Everything is conquered by the giant force of will. ~ Paramhans Yogananda
  • We should never indulge into thoughts that disturb our mind, distort our vision or shake our resolution. ~ Swami Paramananda

Power of the seed

You have heard of Shri Ramakrishna's words, haven't you? He used to say, "The breeze of mercy is already blowing, do you only hoist the sail." Can anybody, my boy, thrust realization upon another? One's destiny is in one's own hands — the Guru only makes this much understood. Through the power of the seed itself the tree grows, the air and water are only aids.

:- Swami Vivekananda

Rhododendrons in the himalayas

rhododendrons

An advantage of being in the Himalayas in April is that's when the rhododendrons, the national flower of Nepal, are in full bloom.  The colors - vivid pinks and reds - are magnificent, especially against the green of the forest and the snow-capped mountains. Read more

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