Govinda Bhagavatpada

Indian philosopher advaita vendatna

Govinda Bhagavatpada (IAST Govinda Bhagavatpāda) was the Guru of the Advaita philosopher Adi Shankara.



The Himalayan Masters: A Living Tradition (2002)


The Himalayan Masters: A Living Tradition, Rajmani Tigunait, Himalayan Institute Press, 2002, ISBN 0893892270

  • Be fearless, let fearlessness radiate from you and dispel fear in the hearts of others.
  • Do not be a threat to others or consider others to be a threat to you. Deliver only the message of the sages that you have received directly or what has been revealed in the Vedas and the Upanishads.
  • Neither force nor manipulate others into following you. Rather dedicate your life to the highest truth and let the magnetism of truth itself pull people to you.
  • Do not teach principles that you do not practice. Resolve any contradiction between your direct experience and the words of the wise. Only then may you teach those principles.
  • It is not important to teach all that you know, teach what people need to know, and what they are ready to receive. Guide them so they improve their lives, become stronger, increase their capacities, gain deeper insight, and progressively become worthy to receive and appreciate higher wisdom. Be a constant traveller. Wherever you go, find out what people are missing and how it can be provided. In all things remember harmlessness..
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