On the occasion of Guru Purnima, we pay our deepest respects to the Revered Founder of AIM for Seva, Swami Dayananda Educational Trust , Arsha Vidya Research & Publication Trust and Arsha Vidya Gurukulams, India and USA, Pujya Swami Dayananda Saraswati.
In this segment, we shall a small excerpt from The True Teacher, penned down by our Guru.
There is a relationship between a teacher and the student and it is one of choice. An individual chooses to play the role of a teacher at a given time. In those days when one became a teacher, one declared that he or she was running a gurukulam. Then students would come from different places.
Nowadays, you have a school with classrooms and students join and leave while teachers remain. A similar system also existed in ancient gurukulams. Students came, studied for a length of time and left. Then another group of students came. This is how it was always; teachers remained helping the students go ahead. The choice is yours in this system. You have chosen to be a teacher which means you have chosen to play the role of a teacher in the life of a child.