All teachers are not gurus, but all gurus are teachers…

Teachers should continuously strive to find the innate guru within to effect transformation, said Sri K. Jayakumar, IAS (Retd.), addressing a group of teachers from Kerala this evening in Prasanthi Nilayam. Every teacher should aspire to become a guru, reminded the speaker.

Elaborating on the topic, ‘Teacher As Guru, Guru As Teacher’, Sri Jayakumar spoke on the importance of ‘quality’ in the field of education, that is indisputably paramount. Identifying the major factors ensuring quality, that being infrastructure, standard of communication, quality of students forming 30 percentage in a 100 percentage scale, the speaker singled out ‘contribution by teachers’ as the most decisive factor wielding a massive influence in ensuring quality education. All teachers are not gurus, but all gurus are teachers, observed Sri Jayakumar, pointing out the difference between a guru and a teacher.

How a teacher should strive to become a guru? asked the speaker, dissecting the subject in short detail identifying major areas of disparity between a teacher and guru. Transformation, guidance, empowerment and heart-to-heart communication are the hallmark of a guru that distinguishes him from a normal teacher, said the speaker.

The power of word of the guru can pull the strings within effecting transformation. He is able to do it with his harmony in thought, word and deed. A teacher as a guru should strive to weed out all evil tendencies, qualities in a students, guiding him in the path or Sathya, Dharma, Shanti, Prema and Ahimsa, effecting transformation, noted the speaker exhorting every teacher to be in love with excellence, never compromising on mediocrity.

In conclusion, Sri Jayakumar quoted Bhgawan, rhyming His first-ever-message that is The Eternal Message Of Salvation by the Supreme SadhGuru, Manasa Bhajare…

Earlier, Sri Jayakumar commenced with a reference to the Twin SunRise Prasanthi Nilayam had been having every day, referring to Bhagawan’s Darshan Advent, every morning and evening, into the Sai Kulwant Hall. Speaking in His ‘Presence’with Him ‘listening’ is a huge responsibility and one has to be watchful of what one is speaking, reminded the speaker.

Sri K. Jayakumar is a retired civil servant from the State Of Kerala, formerly Chief Secretary to Govt. Of Kerala, Vice Chancellor of Mahatma Gandhi University, Vice Chancellor of Malayalam University, apart from various other official commitments in his illustrious career. He is also an accomplished author and poet in Malayalam. Sri Jayakumar had the great good fortune of speaking in  Bhagawan’s Divine Presence in Prasanthi Nilayam a couple of times during the occasion of Onam festivity.

Bhajans next ended with Mangala Arathi to Bhagawan.

II Samastha Lokah Sukhino Bhavantu II