My Teachers

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Shri Krishna

ॐ सह नाववतु।| सह नौ भुनक्तु।

सह वीर्यं करवावहै। | तेजस्वि नावधीतमस्तु

मा विद्विषावहै।

ॐ शान्तिः शान्तिः शान्तिः ॥

Oṁ Saha nāvavatu | saha nau bhunaktu | Saha vīryam karavāvahai | Tejasvi nāvadhītamastu | Mā vidviṣāvahai | Oṁ Shāntiḥ, Shāntiḥ, Shāntiḥ*

A teacher is someone (or something) who increases your level of awareness, who guides the way along a transformational path. Once you find confidence in a teacher, many things can start to shift and change, and if the teacher is of pure intention, compassionate and a true source of light, you most certainly will want that teacher to stay in your life.

Here are ten tips from Sharon Gannon, to help honor your teacher and keep a precious teacher in your life.

1. Refer to them as your teacher.
2. Reflect upon the good things they have done for others. Talk about these good things to others. This knowledge brings great joy.
3. Think and reflect upon the good things they have done for you.
4. Say ‘thank you’ to your teacher mentally and out loud.
5. Give them offerings – these offerings are not for the teacher, but for your self. They transform how you see your teacher.
6. Take care of things for your teacher.
7. Ask them to teach. You have to be the one who takes the first step. Then the teacher
will take you the next mile and beyond.
8. Ask them to stay in your life. You have to voice this. You have to desire it and make sure you really want it!
9. Listen to them when they teach. When you listen, their message becomes more profound.
10. Serve their mission on the planet. Help them to become liberated. If you want an enlightened teacher – see them that way. Become an extension of your teacher. Practice what they teach. Reach the goals they are setting for you.

Thank you to all my teachers. Please stay in my life always.

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Sharon Gannon and David Life

guruji_27smShri Brahmananda Sarasvati

pattabhi-joisPattabhi Jois

Swami-Nirmalanda

Swami Nirmalananda

bksBKS Iyengar

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Thich Nhat Hanh

louismy son, Louis

*Om=supreme god; saha=together; nau=both/ all; avatu=may he protect
saha=together; nau=both/ all;bhunaktu= be nourished/ energized
saha=together;vīryam=energy; karavāvahai=work (kara=hand; avahai=bring into use)
tejaswi = having great energy;nau = both ; adhi = intellect/ study; tama = higher degree; astu=so be it=not be; vidvis=animosity; avahai=bring/ have shantih= peace

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