A Teacher and a Guru
P K Routray
A teacher takes responsibility of your growth
A Guru makes you responsible for your growth- a real truth
A teacher gives you things you do not have and require
A Guru takes away things you have and do not require we must admire.
A teacher answers your questions
A Guru questions your answers for our lessons.
A teacher helps you get out of the maze
A Guru destroys the maze and for us he always prays
A teacher requires obedience and discipline from the pupil
A Guru requires trust from the pupil and also except them to be humble.
A teacher clothes you and prepares you for the outer journey
A Guru strips you naked and prepares you for the inner journey we all must agree.
A teacher is a guide on the path
A Guru is a pointer to the way in this birth.
A teacher sends you on the road to success
A Guru sends you on the road to freedom to access.
A teacher explains the world and its nature to you
A Guru explains yourself and your nature to you for your review
A teacher makes you understand how to move about in the world
A Guru shows you in relation to the world where do you stand?
A teacher gives you knowledge and boosts your ego
A Guru takes away your knowledge and punctures your ego to make you glow.
A teacher instructs
A Guru constructs
A teacher sharpens your mind
A Guru opens your mind to make us divined.
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 that we find.
A teacher gives you knowledge
A Guru makes you wise to break the illusory bondage.
A teacher gives you maturity
A Guru returns you to innocence and life’s beauty.
A teacher instructs you on how to solve problems
A Guru shows you how to resolve issues so that problem never blossoms.
A teacher is a systematic thinker
A Guru is a lateral thinker for you to succeed faster.
A teacher will punish you by a stick with emotion,
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 the child of her own.
One can always find a teacher to woo.
But a Guru has to find and accept you
A teacher leads you by the hand across a battle.
A Guru leads you by example
When a teacher finishes with you,
When a Guru finishes with you,
When the course is over you are thankful to the teacher
When the discourse is over you are grateful to the Guru as you have become wiser.
Guru Brahma, Guru Vishnu,
Guru Devo Maheshwara,
Guru Sakshat Param Brahma,
Tasmay Shri Guruve Namah !