Words of Wisdom by Swami Satchidananda
- Be a Humble Teacher
"If you want to enlighten others, get enlightened
yourself. What you read in books is not enough.
As a Yoga teacher, you should show your students
the way because you know it well. Don't pose as
an all-knowing person. That's the problem: Are
you going to teach or preach? Preaching is not
important. Practicing is what's important. In fact,
nobody is a teacher; we are all learners. Sometimes,
we learn from the students themselves. So be humble
and gently impart what you know. Say: `This is all
I know; this what I'm hoping for. You try. You may
even get it before me.' That kind of humility is important.
"God bless you. OM Shanti, Shanti, Shanti."
For more by and about Swami Satchidananda:
- "When even one virtue becomes our nature, the mind becomes clean and tranquil. Then there is no need to practice meditation; we will automatically be meditating always."
Sri Gurudev Swami Satchidananda