the mirror before you
If you come across a true sage who has realized his true nature, you will not be required to do anything in the way of spiritual disciplines.
This is because through his teachings, he will reveal your true nature, as by placing a mirror before you.
“Nisargadatta Maharaj /ˌnɪsərɡəˈdɑːtə ˌmæhəˈrɑːdʒ/ (17 April 1897 – 8 September 1981), born Maruti Shivrampant Kambli, was an Indian Guru of Shiva Advaita (Nondualism), belonging to the Inchagiri Sampradaya, a lineage of teachers from the Navnath Sampradaya and Lingayat Shaivism,” according to Wikipedia. “The publication in 1973 of I Am That, an English translation of his talks in Marathi by Maurice Frydman, brought him worldwide recognition and followers, especially from North America and Europe.“
As we move full steam ahead toward 2016, remember the words of Ralph Waldo Emerson:
Be not the slave of your own past – plunge into the sublime seas, dive deep, and swim far, so you shall come back with new self-respect, with new power, and with an advanced experience that shall explain and overlook the old.
Artwork above by Leslie Rinchen-Wongmo, trained in the rare Buddhist art of silk applique thangkas from the Tibetan cultural tradition. His Holiness the Dalai Lama gave his blessings to Leslie’s work and encouraged her to make images that speak to the spiritual aspirations of people across religions and cultures. Her Weekly Wake-ups provide a thread of inspiration to set the week on the path to awakening