Wednesday, September 15, 2010

The Anti-Heifetz, Perhaps?

From Mohiuddin ibn El-Arabi:
People think that a Sheikh should show miracles and manifest illumination. The requirement in a teacher, however, is only that he should possess all that the disciple needs.
Towards the end of this video of Ben Zander, there is a wonderful case of a student finding the right teacher at the right time. Perhaps Zander is, in many respects, the "Anti-Heifetz."

No comments: