Hello fellow “everyday, ordinary, unassuming guru seekers.” What a great, simple question Barry asks. I love a good “honest to god” question that just gets right down to it. (see below)
Hi Mr. White
Can you tell me the difference between a teacher and a guru?
Thank you, Barry
I like to think of a guru as someone who speaks to the “whole” you. A guru touches your very soul with the message he or she offers. You can FEEL, FEEL, FEEL the realness of what has been offered. If the guru speaks to you about the nature of water, you experience the wetness. If he or she speaks of the qualities of a strawberry, you can taste the sweetness.
When a teacher speaks to you, it is purely an intellectual point of view. The teacher explains that water is H2O, and goes on to explain that if it is heated it becomes steam or if it is frozen it becomes ice. It is the way that the knowledge is offered that has it remain knowledge. You are left with a head full of facts that you might be able to regurgitate back on a test, but other than that you don’t know quite what to do with it.
Hey guys, that’s a great distinction to make because it helps you to know when someone has been an “ordinary guru” for you – they’ve dropped by to touch your soul.
Blessings & love to all of you, Rob
PS If you are searching for a guru to teach you of “the scent of beauty” – turn to a rose. It knows. It shows!