Be your own lamp

“The world can be quite a beautiful place if people do not hinder each other’s work, do not give unsolicited advice or suggestions to each other and do not force their decisions upon each other. Every individual has a right to be himself or herself. It is the birth right of every individual to discover their own life’s direction or purpose and it should be so! You are not anyone’s leader or master. Let live the other in accordance with his / her choice. At the same time, do not allow another to be your master either. No one is your master. One who lives in this sense of highest freedom is the one who discovers the lamp within & lights it some day. For such a one the Buddha has said – Be your own lamp/guiding light”
~ Shivananda ~