A Teacher vs a Guru

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.