मङ्गलबार, ०६ चैत २०७४, १३ : ३०

Guru Vs Teacher

A teacher takes responsibility for your growth. A Guru makes you responsible for your growth.

A teacher answers your questions. A Guru questions your answers.

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 gives you the 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 reaches your mind. A Guru touches your spirit.

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.

When a teacher finishes with you, you celebrate. When a Guru finishes with you, life celebrates. Let us honour both…

Dr Anadi Sahoo

Spiritual Scientist Khorda, Orissa, India