Workshop MARCH, 24-26, 2006 (by Giuliano Vecchiè)
I am of the opinion that Yoga should find a new balance,
also and especially, through teachers and men like you, David.
Please allow me to give you a piece of advice: it is difficult
for an apprentice that meets a genuine teacher to let him/her
go, as he would like to absorb all his/her knowledge through
constant presence. It is true that this would unfortunately
increase the teacher’s ego, who would then consider
himself as necessary, a kind of supreme guru, eternal and
omniscient. Yet, as it is true that an apprentice creates
a teacher, it is also true that he can destroy him/her when
he understands his/her utmost emptiness. Balance is needed,
as in everything, but it is also important to understand that
you cannot avoid the apprentice when he is in need of you.
I think the apprentice must be given the capability of “flying
with its own wings”, and this will never be achieved
by means of a book or a dvd. Therefore, David, do not go away
do fast; many apprentices need you and your simplicity that
may allow them, once they become teachers themselves, to hear
people say: wonderful teacher; his best qualities? Modesty
Thank you, David.