Sunday, July 25, 2010

Homage to my Gurus




Today is Guru Pournima. Many students sent me messages; some called me to wish “Happy Guru Pournima”. It’s really surprises me, as time passes relation between Guru-Shishya is becoming formality(?) or is it becoming high-tech. I remember, we used to go to our teachers home to give them homage & a flower. They were very touching moments for us & them also. After some years I was on the role & I remember some years back students also used to come to me with flowers but importantly with some gifts!! It was shocking for me to know that they had competition in between them regarding gift cost, size etc. Now this year I just received SMS & phone calls. This is high-tech Guru Pournima. In the old age there was a very thin line between Guru & Shikshak. But unfortunately today this is not the case, we all will agree with this. Yes, there are some exceptions.
I am dreaming for the day when there will be no discrepancy between Guru & Shikshak.
In my life I also have blessings of Gurus. But I strongly believe that firstly you should become your Guru, trust yourself. When I think of Guru, certainly 3 persons appear in my mind. Swami Vivekanand, Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam & Anand Shah.
Swami Vivekanand is no more on this tiny blue spot but his thoughts are here always. I never got a chance to meet him, but he is the first person who influenced me when I was grown up & searching for path. He is the one who leads me to what I am today. I used to spent hours to read his literature & tried to live every moment what he described.

Secondly Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam; the living legend for me. I met him once personally but more than that I lived with him in thoughts. He guided me, showed me the path. I still remember his warm hands on my back, encourages me for the future work. “Let my Brain remove thy Pain”.

And the last but not the least Anand Shah; with whom I spent thousands of hours. He is the one who mentored me in many aspects when I was very young. Even I can’t list out what I learned from him. He treated me like a younger brother, though we have age difference of around 17 years we are very good friends & for me he is the living Guru for me. I never expressed this to him but today I am taking this opportunity to express myself here on blog. And apart from this I have to mention an organization who teaches me a lot “Eklavya Prakashan” where I worked for 2.5 years.

I pray my homage to my Gurus, without them I don't know where I would be. I wish for the healthy & long, happy life for the Dr. Kalam & Anand Shah.

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