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Date Posted: 09:03
Author: ketch - 1 June 2002
Subject: The 100th Yogi

If, as a child you were to find that you had an ear for music, and a fondness for the violin, you may decide to take up playing the violin as a major part of your life. If you were to practice for several hours every day, then with determination, and a little luck you may one day become perhaps the 100th greatest violinist in the world. As such you might be able to eke out a living playing with some minor orchestra, and lead a fairly happy and satisfied, if somewhat impoverished existence.

On the other hand if you were to devote the same amount of time to practising Kriya Yoga and meditation according to the instructions of a genuine Master, you may well become the 100th greatest yogi in the world. As such you would experience tremendous spiritual realisations, and enjoy a bliss that most people cannot even begin to imagine. Such a prize is greater than all the gold in the world.

It is a question of priorities rather than time.

I should acknowledge a source here. From memory this was paraphrased from something said by Jim Slater, the investor and industrial asset stripper. When asked why people should study investment, he said something to the effect that you may with practice become the 100th greatest violinist in the world and eke out a modest living, but if you were able to become the 100th greatest investor in the world you would be fabulously wealthy, beyond the dreams of most people. I had a look on the internet for the exact quote, but I could not find anything.

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