In the July 2015 edition of National Geographic, Ela Bhatt, leader of a women’s cooperative in India, is quoted:
“I am not a Gandhi scholar, nor a devotee. I am a Gandhi practitioner.”
Isn’t that refreshing to hear?
Not another “guru groupie” or faithful fanatic who elevates someone to “Great Soul.” Some people simply hear the message, get the point, and get to work.
Rather than turn great teachers into icons, make them the “voices of God” or worship them, what do you suppose would happen if people simply practiced any wisdom they heard in those words?
Can you imagine?
As a teacher myself, I would feel much more honored by someone putting something good that I said or did into practice, than for great titles or great words.
Know any “practitioners”?
How do you honor them?