„He only is wise who devotes himself to realizing, not reading only, the ancient revelations.“

Origine: Autobiography of a Yogi (1946), Ch. 35 : The Christlike Life of Lahiri Mahasaya

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filosofo e guru indiano 1828 - 1895

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