Happy Teacher’s Day! I am forever in sincere gratitude to my Teachers for opening avenues to the universe..and believing and awakening the phoenix in me..
No man can reveal to you aught but that which already lies half asleep in the dawning of your knowledge.
The teacher who walks in the shadow of the temple, among his followers, gives not of his wisdom but rather of his faith and his lovingness.
If he is indeed wise he does not bid you enter the house of his wisdom, but rather leads you to the threshold of your own mind.
Why should I seek? I am the same as he.
His essence speaks through me.
I have been searching for myself
Contemplate the workings of this world, listen to the words of the wise, take all that is good as your own. With this as your base, open your won door to truth. Do not overlook the truth that is right before you. Study how water flows in a valley stream, smoothly and freely between the rocks. Also learn from holy books and wise people. Everything—even mountains, rivers, plants, and trees—should be your teacher.
-Morihei Ueshiba, Founder of Aikido (Japanese martial art)