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."
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