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Guru vs Teacher

Difference between a Guru and a Teacher:

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 honor both, the teachers and the Guru in our life.

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