Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Becoming a great teacher

I heard that if you can heal yourself, then you can become a great teacher.

This can take years I think, not just days.

I also think that when you are great, you don't want anything from your students. You are just like the sun and the rain, giving without expecting. Teaching really is (or can be) *karma yoga.

*from wikipedia "Karma Yoga is described as a way of acting, thinking and willing by which one orients oneself toward realization by acting in accordance with one's duty (dharma) without consideration of personal self-centered desires, likes or dislikes. Acting without being attached to the fruits of one's deeds."


Anonymous said...

The one who is sharing the knowledge and joy, wisdom and compassion with all without the differentiation of good or bad beings, superiority or inferiority, without any expectations for the results of the action, without the identification as the doer of the action of sharing and giving, and who is beyond action and inaction, beyond success and failure, beyond praise and condemn, beyond attachment and non-attachment, is merely an instrument to serve the universal consciousness for it to act in the world.

This selfless being may or may not be named as a "teacher".

Attach towards "don't want anything" also is an attachment.

Every action or sharing is just a flow of energy exchange, both giver and receiver are giving and receiving in a natural form without the intention of giving or receiving. It is not just one is giving and the other one is receiving. It is both giving and receiving between both giver and receiver at the same time. This is pure action, selfless service, karma yoga. Intention-less.

No body is "giving". No body is "receiving". Nothing is being "given" or "received". But the act of giving and receiving is unceasingly happening within and without the entire universal consciousness.

Form is emptiness. Emptiness is form.

No attachment, no detachment.

Om Shanti.

Anonymous said...

"Becoming" a great teacher, so modest. You are a great teacher, Eva!!