Tuesday, June 16, 2009

A Guru & a Teacher



A teacher takes responsibility of your growth

A Guru makes you responsible for your growth


A teacher gives you things you do not have and require

A Guru takes away things you have and do not require


A teacher answers your questions

A Guru questions your answers


A teacher helps you get out of the maze

A Guru destroys the maze


A teacher requires obedience and discipline from the pupil

A Guru requires trust and humility from the pupil


A teacher clothes you and prepares you for the outer journey

A Guru strips you naked and prepares you for the inner journey


A teacher is a guide on the path

A Guru is a pointer to the way


A teacher sends you on the road to success

A Guru sends you on the road to freedom


A teacher explains the world and its nature to you

A Guru explains yourself and your nature to you


A teacher makes you understand how to move about in the world

A Guru shows you where you stand in relation to the world


A teacher gives you knowledge and boosts your ego

A Guru takes away your knowledge and punctures your ego


A teacher instructs you

A Guru constructs you


A teacher sharpens your mind

A Guru opens your mind


A teacher shows you the way to prosperity

A Guru shows the way to serenity


A teacher reaches your mind

A Guru touches your soul


A teacher gives you knowledge

A Guru makes you wise


A teacher gives you maturity

A Guru returns you to innocence


A teacher instructs you on how to solve problems

A Guru shows you how to resolve issues


A teacher is a systematic thinker

A Guru is a lateral thinker


A teacher will punish you with a stick

A Guru will punish you with compassion


A teacher is to pupil what a father is to son

A Guru is to pupil what mother is to her child


One can always find a teacher

But a Guru has to find and accept you


A teacher leads you by the hand

A Guru leads you by example


When a teacher finishes with you,

you graduate

When a Guru finishes with you,

you celebrate


When the course is over you are thankful to the teacher

When the discourse is over you are grateful to the Guru

4 comments:

Pragya Rathore said...

This is a beautiful post! It really touches the core of the heart! Nice blog!!

Vini V said...

Thanks pragya didi..... Ya its amazing post...

Rishabh said...

Really amazing..where did you find this?

Vini V said...

One aol fan sent me....