Thursday, August 18, 2011


"In the Eastern tradition of teaching, the aspirant is not 'spoon-fed' information, but rather is stimulated by the guru to be a discoverer, an adventurer, an investigator of his or her own body laboratory."

-Swami Radha


  1. A one word summary: “Profound!” From my experience in the college classroom; to find a student (aspirant) of this nature was like finding a ‘treasure’ at a flea market – a rare event. The majority of ‘aspirants’ want “'spoon-fed' information.” It’s hard to be a ‘guru’ in this situation.

    Ralph from DeKalb

  2. And now, the rest of the quote:

    "....What you find out for yourself becomes an enormous source of energy and inspires you to keep on expanding beyond your imitations, to find out more, to understand more. It is up to you to think intuitively, to investigate, to inquire, because the yogic teacher will not take the joy and pleasure of discovery from you. The less that is fed to the mind, the more insight you get by yourself. Personal insight also presents the painful doubt, 'Have I really experienced this, or have I only imagined an illusion based on what I have been told.'"

  3. Well said Swami Sivananda Radha.