Published Saturday, 03 June 2023
To honour, even for a single moment,
one who has attained self-mastery,
is of greater benefit than a hundred years
spent habitually performing ceremonies
based on a wrong understanding.
That within us which feels respect for our wise teachers, is itself worthy of respect. If in our own hearts we were not familiar with the virtues of wisdom, compassion and humility, we wouldn’t recognize them in another. Reflecting upon this can help protect us from projecting too much outwards. The more comfortable we become with feeling respect for our own aspirations, the more capable we will be in expressing it towards others.