Monday, March 26, 2012

blaze like a fire

Quote attributed to W.B. Yeats: Education is not the filling up of a pail with water, it is the lighting up of a fire.

One of the things I had on my todo list: perfecting the art of lighting fires.

Now, to light up a fire, one must possess a flame, at least a spark. Or even better, one must -be- a fire. A raging ball.

So how do you go about becoming one ... one could dry oneself just enough through "vairaagya" - dispassion, produce enough friction through "aabhyaasa" - discipline so that some sparks may fly.

Or even better, while doing so, let oneself be lit up by a larger fire - a guru.