Can you get something without wanting it? If you do manage to get it, what will you do with it? Will it mean anything to you or will you start looking at it differently once you get it.
Knowledge, learning, mentoring, direction, and development are some things that people expect to get from a Master or a Guru. The question however remains, ‘Do you have to take it?’ or ‘Do you have to get it?’
Knowledge is ubiquitous. People looking for it have found it from the most unsuspecting sources. Some have sought it and some have stumbled upon it. The key has been the desire, the hunger or the absolute need that has driven people. Yes, many people have become what they are all by themselves.
Self-suggestion makes you master of yourself. – W. Clement Stone
The essence of self-development lies in the two words that define it. Self and Development. You take it upon yourself to develop yourself and do everything you can towards that purpose.
However, a lifetime may not be enough to achieve what lies inside you if you were to work all by yourself. So in the journey you discover many people who help you discover more of yourself and achieve more.
A slave has but one master. An ambition man has as many, as there are people who helped him get his fortune. – Wilson Mizner
As the journey progresses one realizes that life is all about learning from others. And while there’s a lot to learn you do need someone to guide you, show you the path and bring light in the areas of darkness.
When the student is ready, the teacher will appear. – Buddha
So, we are back to the same question. Do you take it? or Do you get it?
Liberation is not anywhere outside you. It is only within. If a man is anxious for deliverance, the internal Guru (Master) pulls him in and the external Guru pushes him into the Self. This is the grace of the Guru. – Ramana Maharshi
A true master can at the most only inspire you to live your being…live in your light – Swami Rajneesh
We teachers can only help the work going on, as servants wait upon a master. – Maria Montessori
The guru cannot awaken you; all that he can do is to point out what is. – Jiddu Krishnamurti
I hope all these words of the masters are a testimony that you have to take it. I hope we get it.