A disciple is a great achievement. Only through discipline you will become a disciple. Only through being centered you will become humble, you will become receptive, you will become empty, and the Master can pour himself into you. In your emptiness, in your silence, he can come and reach to you. Communication becomes possible.

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              A disciple means one who is centered, humble, receptive, open, ready, alert, waiting, prayerful 

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            A disciple means one who is ready to receive, who has become a womb – thr Master can penetrate into him.

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  Yoga, The Alpha & The Omega, Vol. I.

     

            Discipline means nothing but capacity to learn. A disciple is one who is ready to learn. A disciple is one who has an open mind. A disciple is one who has not become closed, who does not say,  “I know”. He says, “I am open, available, to learn, to know more. And I am ready to risk all that I know if something unknown can be known”.

Sufis: The People of the Path, Vol.1 , # 2