Rightful role of the Teacher

The Real Teacher has a great responsibility to make himself unnecessary. But what if the Teacher is known by his follower-ship?And mind you, the Real ones hardly ever had any follower-ship. It is the primary duty of the Teacher to make himself redundant.
You have helped someone only if he no longer needs your help.
But, if the Guru has his own self-interest in mind, he will continue to ensure you return to him day after day. And you can continue to return to him only if he pleases you. That’s one clear indication of the self-interest of the Guru.
The Real ones were always myth-busters, iconoclast. They never pleased their audiences. That is why they got the treatment that they did – discarded, stoned, killed, crucified. They had no concern for the status-quo. They had no concern for what you like. They were not pleasant. They were not smiling. They didn’t wanted to make you feel good. They were not bothered whether you returned to them or not. They did not make arrangements that a thousand people must come to me.
The Teacher’s role is to show that a teacher is not needed. That is the rightful role of the Teacher.

Further Reading:

The Flying Kiss to the Sky

cover_fksA Flying Kiss to The Sky, is a collection of excerpts from various discourses of Acharya Prashant, arranged in a special order which makes it the ideal first book, for all who want to come close to the facts of their own lives.

The book is divided into three parts, each part helping the reader to appreciate the working of his own mind and hence, the world in more clear and precise terms. Its unique one-page-one-chapter format, makes it even more simpler. It won’t be wrong to say that it is a book for all: Reader, or non-reader; Professional, or Spiritual.

Paperback: Advait Publications Page

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