Jordi Griera, who defines himself as a "free-thinker in love with mankind", says:
Nobody is born learned, we all learn from scratch along a road that runs from the first attentions of the mother to the great clashes of life. Early in life we are given teachers who tell us in good faith whatever knowledge they have learned. We also may meet people who want to indoctrinate us, that is, that want us to think like them and so enslave us. Fortunately, there are other more generous ones too, that want us to think for ourselves and to think better, that want us to be totally free. The latter I call them Sages, wise men, and life has been kind to introduce me to several of them, and very good ones, starting with my grandfather Dr. Antoni Roig. My everlasting gratitude to them.
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Juan Mascaro (1897- 1987). Author of the best-selling translations of the Bhagavad Gita, the Upanishads and the Dhammapada, from Sanskrit and Pali into a clear, concise and poetical English prose that won him the praise of Nobel Prize Rabindranath Tagore. He summarizes the teachings of the Gita and the Upanishads in the three "L": Light, Love, Life, which correspond to the three paths of Yoga: Jñana, Bhakti and Karma. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Juan_Mascar%C3%B3
"We come from God, we live in God, we go to God"
Maharishi Mahesh Yogi (1917-2008). Founder of the Transcendental Meditation program, which has had a worldwide impact thanks to its simplicity and effectiveness, starting millions of followers in a path to Cosmic Consciousness. http://www.maharishi.org
"Life finds its purpose and fulfillment in the expansion of happiness."
Mamine Sensei (1944). He brought the Seitai teachings of his master Haruchika Noguchi from his native Japan to Barcelona, a blessing to Europeans. Here he has done an utterly sincere research that has culminated in his original analysis of the spontaneous activities in man, which he calls the Osei. Thanks to Katsumi Mamine we can understand Noguchi's teachings in a scientific way familiar to the Western mind. http://www.seitai-cvp.com/index.php/english/
"This type of structure, inherent in any type of physical, biological, psychic, or social existence, is a new universal model or paradigm that we will call osei framework"
Noguchi Sensei (1912-1976). Possibly the greatest personality in Japan of all times. His contributions towards understanding the motivations of man, the accumulation and the release of stress, the personality types associated with it, the scientific use of ki and the study of the spontaneous movements in the human being, are unique and studied and practiced by hundreds of thousands in Japan and many around the world, with seat in the Seitai Kyokai (Seitai Society) in Tokyo. http://www.seitai.org
"Movement arises out of emptiness"
Bhagavan Sri Sathya Sai Baba (1926-2011). One cannot find words to describe the depth and width of the teachings of the Kali Yuga Avatar, as he called himself. Anyone fortunate enough to have been in his presence will attest that his intellect was sharpest, his insight was awe-inspiring and that he radiated an incredibly intense and pure Love. His contributions to the material welfare of millions in India are also well known, especially in Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu, with hospitals, universities, water supply works, etc. For many years nearly every President and Prime Minister of India has gone regularly to his ashram to pay hommage to him, as well as many local and foreign dignitaries. He accurately predicted his age at deathtime 60 years before the act. http://www.sathyasai.org
"Love all, serve all"