Chairs in the Air by Alanna Zabel

By Alanna Zabel

Via an lovely story-rhyme, Mahini Yogini teaches little Nicky easy methods to deal with his wild, inventive power via perform of yoga. Nicky learns the elemental Hatha yoga postures, in addition to the power to say sorry to his mother for breaking her vase.

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31. Prostrate daily before your Guru who is Existence, Knowledge, Bliss Absolute. org/ GREATNESS OF GURU 32. Disciple should always remember the form of Guru, always repeat Guru’s holy name, carry out his orders and should think of nothing else than him. Here underlies the secret of Sadhana. 33. One should adore his Guru as there is no other greater than Guru. 34. The Guru’s Charanamrita dries up the ocean of Samsara and enables one to acquire essential wealth of Self. 35. Guru’s Charanamrita quenches the thirst of a disciple.

This faith in the Guru will lead you to the ultimate good in twinkling of an eye. 108. Have faith, faith, faith in the words and actions of Guru. This is the way to develop Guru-Bhakti. Chapter VII TRUE GUIDE OF THE SEEKER Fundamentals of Discipleship l. If an aspirant will not serve his Guru with faith and devotion all his vows and austerities will certainly leak out as water from an unburnt pot. 2. Control of mind and senses, meditation on Guru-Bhagavan, patience while serving him, forbearance, devotion to the preceptor, contentment, compassion, cleanliness, truthfulness, straightforwardness, humility and obedience to the Guru are the characteristics of a good disciple.

Kathopanishad says, “that Self which is being taught over in various ways, is not easily known when taught by a man of inferior intellect, but when taught by one who is established in Brahman, there is no doubt at all. The Self, being subtler than the subtle, is not to be obtained by mere intellectual gymnastics. Guru-Kripa alone can bestow knowledge. Guru-Disciple Relationship 6. Disciple should remain in the house of preceptor, maintaining full Brahmacharya for twelve years and do rigorous Tapas.

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