Guru Purnima

How many of you had planned a plot against the teacher when you were at the dawn of your secondary school? That one annoying teacher who always insulted you in front of the entire classroom just because you couldn’t answer the atomic weight of Potassium, you hated him right? But by now, considering you as a high school or college student, you must have realized that it was for your own good. Every time when he did something that hurt your ego, you must have cursed him but it was his attempt to polish you, get the better you out of you. And if you are someone in the secondary school planning the same against your Nepali teacher who scolds you for your weak Nepali Grammar then you must quit such thoughts because you eventually would as long as you have morals and values, so why not today?

गुरुब्रह्मा  गुरुरविष्णु:

गुरुरदेवो महेश्वरः

गुरु: साक्षातपरब्रह्म

तस्मै श्री गुरुवे नम:

The above slokas translate in the English language as:

Guru is Brahma, Guru is Vishnu

Guru is the Maheshwara (Shiva)

Guru is Parabhrahma (supreme God)

Salutations to such Guru!


Today you might be at college and consider yourself as grownups so whenever you get scolded or objected by the teacher you might vent all your anger on him directly on his face. You might feel you are paying him for the lectures so you are above him or at least equivalent. Of course, he is charging for his lectures but the knowledge he is delivering in the classroom cannot be compared to the monetary materials. As school is considered to be our second home, teachers are our second parents. Learn to respect them by heart, be wise, and at least do not try to insult or humiliate them. They might not be perfect but they are your superiors, in age, experience and knowledge as well.

So, on the occasion of this Guru Purnima lets vow to respect our teachers and be thankful for everything that they have done and will do for us.

Thank you for your words that were bitter but corrective. Thank you for always being there for us.

Happy Guru Purnima.

आचार्यदेवो भव।

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