On this teacher’s day I share,
How Swami was my teacher first and then Guru and finally God
A teacher takes responsibility for your growth. You taught till it was time to learn.
A Guru makes you responsible for your growth. After teaching the lessons, You put me out in the world to practise the lessons and be responsible for my inner growth.
A teacher answers your questions. You answered lot of my doubts.
A Guru questions your answers. Now when I come up with some answers, You prod me to look deeper into the answers to understand the ultimate truth.
A teacher helps you get out of the maze. You guided me through various ups and downs in life and You still do.
A Guru destroys the maze. You hold my hand and lead me through the journey of life but constantly making me aware of the illusory world
A teacher requires obedience and discipline from the pupil. You always expect these from Your devotees and students.
A Guru requires trust and humility from the pupil. You expect devotees to follow the human values and make their lives Your message.
A teacher clothes you and prepares you for the outer journey. You gave me strength to handle various journeys of life.
A Guru strips you naked and prepares you for the inner journey. Now You put me to various tests and prepare me to realise my inner strength.
A teacher is a guide on the path. You hold my hand in my path of life
A Guru is a pointer to the way. You show me my ultimate goal.
A teacher sends you on the road to success. You led me towards the road of success.
A Guru sends you on the road to freedom. Now You lead me towards path of faith and surrender which gives me freedom. (I am still a very weak student though, will learn with Your grace)
A teacher explains the world and its nature to you. You taught me how to live in this world through the values.
A Guru explains yourself and your nature to you. Now You explain my true self and ask me to look within to realise that I am none other than You.
A teacher gives you knowledge and boosts your ego. You gave me grace and blessings which increased my ego.
A Guru takes away your knowledge and punctures your ego. You taught me various lessons which shattered my ego.
A teacher instructs you. You instructed me through Knowledge and information
A Guru constructs you. You construct me now through transformation.
A teacher sharpens your mind. Through the worldly knowledge You helped me sharpen my mind
A Guru opens your mind. Now You open my mind in trying to understand and love everyone.
A teacher is to pupil what a father is to son. You are my Father
A Guru is to pupil what mother is to her child. You are my Mother
As a teacher You held my hand to guide me
As a Guru, You led me by example.
Ever thankful and grateful to my Divine teacher and Master Bhagavan Sri Sathya Sai Baba.