Tuesday, May 15, 2012


The Teacher and guru - The Difference

1. A teacher takes responsibility for your growth
    A guru makes you responsible for your growth

2. A teacher gives you things you do not have and require
    A guru takes away things you have and do not require

3. A teacher answers your questions
    A guru questions your answers

4. A teacher helps you to get out of the maze
   A guru destroys the maze 

5. A teacher requires obedience and discipline from the pupil
    A guru requires trust and humility from the pupil

6. A teacher clothes you and prepares you for the outer journey
    A guru strips you naked and prepares you for the inner journey

7. A teacher is a guide on the path
    A guru is a pointer to the way

8. A teacher sends you on the road to success
    A guru sends you on the road to freedom

9. A teacher explains the world and its nature to you
    A guru explains yourself and your nature to you

10. A teacher makes you understand how to move about in the
      A guru shows you where you stand in relation to the world

11. A teacher gives you knowledge and boosts your ego
      A guru takes away your knowledge and punctures your ego

12. A teacher sharpens your mind
      A guru opens your mind

13. A teacher reaches your mind
      A guru touches your soul

14. A teacher gives you knowledge
      A guru makes you wise

15. A teacher helps you solve problems
      A guru shows you how to resolve issues

16. A teacher is a systematic thinker
      A guru is a lateral thinker

17. A teacher is to pupil what a father is to son
      A guru is to pupil what mother is to her child

18. One can always find a teacher
      But a guru has to find and accept you

19. A teacher leads you by the hand
      A guru leads you by example

20. A teacher instructs you
      A guru constructs you

21. When the course is over you are thankful to the teacher
       When the discourse is over you are grateful to the guru

Tattvaloka, Vol.35, No.2, May 2012 Pp. 34-35.

1 comment:


This is really thought provoking.