Monthly Archives: May 2011

The Rabbit and the Tortoise

The Rabbit and the Tortoise

During one satsang, Guruji told his own version of the classic fable of the rabbit and the tortoise. He reminded us of how the rabbit had challenged the tortoise to a race, and boasted about how quickly his long legs would take him to the finish line. The tortoise had replied, “I have legs too,”…

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The Modern-Day Householder Yogi

The Modern-Day Householder Yogi

Lahiri Mahasaya was known as a “Householder Yogi” because he earned a living and had a family according to social custom, yet he was a spiritual Master, and he expected his disciples to follow his example. His message to Kriyabans was firstly, look after your family, have a job so you are not dependent on…

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Expectations and the Obstacle Called Doubt

Expectations and the Obstacle Called Doubt

Before Easter, I was writing about Guruji’s story about the Saint who loved sweets, and the three reasons why it especially appealed to me. So far I only mentioned two. If you want to read it again, it is here. The third reason was that it also speaks of expectations, which can lead to doubt.…

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