Teacher vs Guru
Subtle differences ...read on.
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 requires obedience and discipline from the pupil.
A Guru requires trust and humility from the pupil.
5. A teacher clothes you and prepares you for the outer journey.
A Guru strips you naked and prepares you for the inner journey.
6. A teacher is a guide on the path.
A Guru is a pointer to the way.
7. A teacher sends you on the road to success.
A Guru sends you on the road to freedom.
8. A teacher explains the world and its nature to you.
A Guru explains yourself and your nature to you.
9. A teacher gives you knowledge and boosts your ego.
A Guru takes away your knowledge and punctures your ego.
10. A teacher instructs you.
A Guru constructs you.
11. A teacher sharpens your mind.
A Guru opens your mind.
12. A teacher reaches your mind.
A Guru touches your spirit.
13. A teacher instructs you on how to solve problems.
A Guru shows you how to resolve issues.
14. A teacher is a systematic thinker.
A Guru is a lateral thinker.
15. One can always find a teacher.
But a Guru has to find and accept you.
16. A teacher leads you by the hand.
A Guru leads you by example.
17.When a teacher finishes with you, you celebrate.
When a Guru finishes with you, life celebrates.
Let us honour both, the teachers and the Guru in our lives.