The Lotus Feet of the Guru

Abraham Maslow On Integrity, Spiritual Growth and Self-Actualization
Characteristics of the Self-Actualized Person:
Humility and respect

The Lotus Feet of the Guru


Self-actualized people are said to be humble. They are able to be friendly with anyone no matter what their background or beliefs are. They trust that even the worst person has redeeming features. These people enjoy learning from anybody. Recognize that they do not know all the answers or have all the skills and they are willing to learn these from others. Because of democratic, attitude they are often known to become more defensive.


“The seeker after truth should be humbler than the dust. The world crushes the dust under its feet, but the seeker after truth should so humble himself that even the dust could crush him. Only then, and not till then, will he have a glimpse of truth.”

Mahatma Gandhi, The Story of My Experiments With Truth

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